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 – 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: […]

An impromptu trip to the London Stadium

Without actually planning it in any way, I found myself heading to the London Stadium yesterday evening for West Ham’s penultimate home fixture of what has been a relatively tempestuous season for Hammers fans. I have visited the stadium on several occasions previously for the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 for which it was originally […]

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 […]