Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Meet the new guard, same as the old guard.

  Start of the season thoughts- https://football-nerd.org/2018/08/10/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-the-premier-league-is-back-will-anyone-be-able-to-stop-manchester-city/ As October reached its end, with each of the Premier League teams having now played a quarter of their matches, it feels like an appropriate time to take stock of how things are shaping up. Going into the season considered opinion suggested that the push for the title […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Is Paul Pogba turning out to be Mourinho’s latest misjudgement?

The increasingly public spat between José Mourinho and Paul Pogba, sparked by the French midfielder’s recent underwhelming form, has provoked a lot of debate across the football-focused media about which of the two parties should carry the blame. Is it Mourinho’s fault for not playing Pogba in his reportedly preferred position? Or does the blame […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Theatres of Silence- it’s football José… but not as we know it!

Normally I try and take everything that self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ José Mourinho says with a large dollop of salt, mindful of the fact that every single soundbite has been calmly and carefully crafted with a specific purpose and intention. However this weekend the Machiavellian manager’s utterings about the Old Trafford crowd and the lack of […]

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 […]