Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Will the new normal make the new Premier League season any different to what we have become used to?

As brilliant as Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool were right up to their sealing of the title with seven games still to play, and as much as we expect Manchester City to bounce back and target regaining their status as champions, even without the acquisition of a certain Argentinian megastar, would it be right to suggest that […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- A mixed bag for the Premier League clubs as European battle lines are re-drawn, while Arsenal’s familiar chickens come home to roost.

There is always a frisson of excitement for football obsessives when the battle-lines are redrawn on the European front and the Champions League and Europa League start their knockout phases. With the domestic season having turned into a procession thanks to Liverpool’s utter supremacy, this season the continental stage potentially offers more intriguing competition. After […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Liverpool march relentlessly on, but where does their dominance leave the rest of us?

While Liverpool march on relentless towards their first championship in 30 years, the chasing pack and the rest of the so-called ‘Big Six’ continue to stumble and squander points and generally make a mess of any semblance of a challenge to the Anfield club’s ongoing dominance. The only questions remaining around this season’s title race […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Previewing the Premier League Title Race- Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose.

It is impossible to dispute the quality of last season’s Premier League title race as Manchester City and Liverpool dominated the season with relentless consistency, both garnering staggering points hauls. However the ongoing arm-wrestle between them somewhat overshadowed just how far ahead they were of the rest of the field, the 25 point difference to […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Will we see a decisive step towards the title this weekend? What’s in store in Europe this week?

So what happens now? With due respect to Burnley, Leicester and Brighton, it was generally accepted that the biggest opportunity for Manchester City to drop points and to allow Liverpool to seize the impetus in this closest of title races was the trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. However Pep Guardiola’s men got over […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- The tedium of the international break is over and now we can all concentrate on the real stuff once again.

Two wins out of two, six points out of six, ten goals for and just one against and a four point lead in the group already, so England are finding the going tough in their Euro 2020 qualification group then! As I pondered on this page last week (https://football-nerd.org/2019/03/22/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-international-break-boredom-var-creates-an-un-level-playing-field-and-orient-one-step-away-from-wembley/), one wonders what strange logic anyone […]