Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: International break boredom, VAR creates an un-level playing field and Orient one step away from Wembley.

Interlull Tedium So here we are in the deepest darkest depths of another Interlull (© Arseblog), after the relative excitement generated by the fledgling Nations League, this one sees a return to the overwhelming tedium of qualification for Euro 2020. Back in 2016 when the Euros expanded to 24 teams, it was suggested that the […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Back into the swing of football-watching. Part 1: Another Orient Away Day.

After the strange, vapid hinterland of another international break, this week has seen a relatively hectic return to football-watching form. It all started last Saturday when Mrs Football Nerd and I headed off to Maidstone for our second proper Leyton Orient away-day, to watch the O’s take on fellow National League side Maidstone United in […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Magic of the FA Cup rekindled, or so we’re told; while Ranieri finally pays the price for Leicester’s complacency.

With two non-league sides featuring in the last sixteen of the FA Cup for the first time since 1920, the narrative was set for this year as the year when the magic of the FA Cup was restored. As impressive as Lincoln City’s win away at Burnley was, and the way that Danny Cowley’s men […]