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 […]

The day we went to Maidenhead!

As has been chronicled on these pages over the last season and a half or so, Mrs Football Nerd and I have been becoming increasingly obsessed with all things Leyton Orient. So with an Arsenal-free Saturday and an Orient away game less than an hour on the train outside London, we couldn’t resist the opportunity […]

Mrs Football-Nerd keeps the flag flying for the O’s

Even for self-avowed football obsessives like yours truly sometimes life/ the Premier League can get in the way; with a Stag Weekend in Belfast and most scarcely believable of all… an Arsenal home game at 3pm on a Saturday(!), meaning that I was going to have to miss out on two Orient home games. Thankfully […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – the Premier League is back but to rediscover the lost soul of football try the lower leagues.

The opening week of the football season always feels like normality is being restored for us football obsessives. Everything feels fresh and hope abounds for our teams’ prospects for the campaign ahead. Mrs Football Nerd’s and my journey got off to a relatively early start thanks to our continuing dedication to the Leyton Orient cause: […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Orient’s ownership are proving there is still a place for romanticism in the money-mad world of football.

As Mrs Football Nerd and I left Brisbane Road last Saturday, relieved that Orient had won at home for the first time in 2018 and hopeful that the 3-0 victory over Woking had if not banished the prospect of a second successive relegation completely, at least represented a significant step towards safety. For Orient this […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers- Desperately trying to avoid breaking football’s greatest taboo.

As I described on these pages back in the autumn (https://football-nerd.org/2017/10/06/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-a-dilemma-of-hopelessness-and-questioned-loyalty/), the increasing obsession brought about by Mrs Football Nerd and my continued attendance at Leyton Orient has built a major football-supporting dilemma for me. With Orient having been relegated out of the League for the first time in 112 years at the end of […]