How to not watch football in Istanbul.

Mrs Football Nerd and I consider ourselves to be seasoned football travellers having been to a significant number of the most iconic European football grounds, to the last two World Cups and a European Championships. Those trips are pre-planned in infinite detail to ensure that fixture dates and kick-off times have been confirmed, tickets secured […]

Walking in the footsteps of Maradona.

Over thirty years ago in the days before Channel Four popularised Italian Football in this country, a quite remarkable story emerged from the exotic seeming Serie A, one that captured the imagination of this at the time teenaged football obsessive. None other than Diego Armando Maradona, disillusioned after a 2 –year stint at Barcelona characterised […]

Football in a Soccer World – reflections on a weekend in New York City- Part 2: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos.

After all the fun of our breakfast time Arsenal watching (, Mrs Football Nerd and I spent the afternoon wandering through Manhattan’s Sunday street markets and watching the dance skaters in Central Park, before undertaking the long subway ride from Manhattan down to Coney Island. However It wasn’t the funfair or Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs that […]