Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Covid-19 dilutes the magic of the FA Cup just that little bit further, but should football carry on?

Even in the money-driven world of modern football, FA Cup Third Round weekend normally serves to re-fire the souls of football obsessives who are growing increasingly weary of modern football and its incessant, unwavering focus on commercial interest. The world’s oldest cup competition normally has the uncanny knack of conjuring up a refreshing underdog story, […]

Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Orient right the ship with two strong home wins ahead of a testing run.

Just before the Festive Period I wondered if the fact that Orient’s form this season had been so consistently inconsistent was down to the impact of the pandemic (Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- is Orient’s consistent inconsistency simply a reflection of the topsy-turvy nature of the Pandemic-impacted League? ). Most specifically, it felt that the by-necessity […]

Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- is Orient’s consistent inconsistency simply a reflection of the topsy-turvy nature of the Pandemic-impacted League?

How can anyone even begin to explain the past two weeks in the life of Leyton Orient? First up we manage to beat the league leaders, Newport County, despite going a goal down midway through the first half, thanks to a resilient and impressive second half display and two opportunistically taken goals by DJ (who […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Is the ongoing lockout from football grounds changing our relationship with our clubs?

Yesterday here in England we entered the inevitable second national lockdown as a result of the ongoing (worsening?) Coronavirus pandemic, following the lead of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and many other countries in tightening the restrictions on our daily lives in a renewed attempt to bring down the surging infection rates and the quickly increasing […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Project Big Picture and Pay Per View – some of the Premier League money men reveal their true colours.

Who knew that deep in the hearts of Premier League club owners lay a touching and purportedly genuine concern for the clubs in the lower tiers of English football? A mere matter of weeks after Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden firmly planted the ball in their court, few of us realised that the altruistic, all-caring clubs […]