Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- VARcical and petulant scenes shatter the ennui at the Emirates.

Watching Arsenal over recent seasons, since Arsène lost his magic touch at the time of the premature break-up of the Invincibles, with the evident disinterest of an owner concerned only with the bottom line value of his asset and an apathetic, if not increasingly disenfranchised fanbase, hasn’t been an especially thrilling experience. The dog days […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Missing: One delicate mega-bucks superstar! Anyone have any information as to the whereabouts of Mesut Özil?

After the apparent indignity of being made to play and captain a team made up of youngsters looking to stake their claim for a first team spot, squad players and some returning from long-term injury against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup a couple of weeks ago, Mesut Özil seems to have gone missing again. […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Previewing the Premier League Title Race- Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose.

It is impossible to dispute the quality of last season’s Premier League title race as Manchester City and Liverpool dominated the season with relentless consistency, both garnering staggering points hauls. However the ongoing arm-wrestle between them somewhat overshadowed just how far ahead they were of the rest of the field, the 25 point difference to […]

Football Nerd Summer Ramblings – There is something very rotten in the state of Arsenal. #WeCareDoYou

On Monday a group of the most influential Arsenal-focused supporter organisations, blogs, and fanzines issued a joint statement damming Stan Kroenke’s “passive ownership” and his lack of ambition, purpose and direction for the club. Since the statement’s issue and associated social media campaign, Arsenal fans in their thousands have been signing the letter/petition in agreement […]