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 […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: City nudge into the lead in the title, Arsenal show unexpected defensive discipline, while Ajax and Manchester United shock Europe.

For the first time since Opta has been gathering the data a team failed to record a single shot on or off target in a Premier League match. The fact that it was Eddie Howe’s usually progressive Bournemouth side made it even more puzzling. Howe has in the past, on several occasions, stated that he […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Liverpool frustrated at home, but it is still all to play for at home and in Europe.

As the second phase of Champions League Round of 16 ties got underway this week, two of the competitions most successful sides met at Anfield on Tuesday when Liverpool hosted fellow five time winners Bayern Munich. Given Liverpool’s Premier League form and near success in Europe’s premier competition last season; it was largely felt that […]