Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – the European Super League, surely a step too far in the never-ending pursuit of greed?

Periodically a story breaks in both the football-focused and news media alerting us to the desire of Europe’s elite clubs to break away from their own domestic leagues and to form a European Super League. This time it was German news magazine Der Spiegel that ran a story alleging that seven of Europe’s top clubs […]

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 increasing short-termism in football putting even more of the power in the players’ hands?

Despite significant changes to the senior management team, my club Arsenal once again find themselves in a situation where they look like losing a player who has seemingly chosen to run down his contract rather than commit to a new deal. Thinking back to this time last season, we were going through almost identical will-they-won’t-they-sign […]

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 […]