Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Arsenal 2018 when faith becomes delusion.

The misguided sense of entitlement and over-hyped expectation of the modern football fan, the sense that because we pay a fortune to watch the games we are somehow owed something in return; is a sentiment for which I have little sympathy ( However, the very least that we can expect from our team is commitment, […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Arsenal are proactive in the transfer window for once…but will it be enough to breathe life into their season?

So that’s it, it’s all over for another seven months, the transfer window has ‘slammed shut’, Jim White of Sky Sports News has packed away his yellow tie, the reporters sent off to cold football stadium car parks across the country can now get back to the jobs they actually trained for and Riyad Mahrez, […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Despite what the managers tell us – the balance of power has shifted in the North London Derby.

For as long as most of Arsenal fans can remember, the natural order of things within the North London football world has been clear: one team is more successful, part of the elite of the Premier League, playing in the Champions League on an annual basis, while the other perennially endeavours to play catch-up, living […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – FA Cup win secures Wenger’s future while all eyes focus on Cardiff for the final game of the season.

I approached the FA Cup Final this season in a resigned fashion, utterly convinced of the inevitably of Chelsea winning and completing their second double. However that simple acceptance meant that I was just going to approach the game with a more relaxed attitude and the intention of just enjoying the day as an event, […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Arsenal condemned to Thursday night football while Manchester United and Ajax show two different approaches to building a team.

In the end, seemingly comfortable victories for Manchester City and Liverpool, finally condemned Arsène Wenger and Arsenal to the Europa League as they missed out on the Champions League gravy train for the first time in 20 years. So often over past seasons qualification for a place at European’s top table has been something of […]