Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Covid-19 dilutes the magic of the FA Cup just that little bit further, but should football carry on?

Even in the money-driven world of modern football, FA Cup Third Round weekend normally serves to re-fire the souls of football obsessives who are growing increasingly weary of modern football and its incessant, unwavering focus on commercial interest. The world’s oldest cup competition normally has the uncanny knack of conjuring up a refreshing underdog story, […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Is the ongoing lockout from football grounds changing our relationship with our clubs?

Yesterday here in England we entered the inevitable second national lockdown as a result of the ongoing (worsening?) Coronavirus pandemic, following the lead of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and many other countries in tightening the restrictions on our daily lives in a renewed attempt to bring down the surging infection rates and the quickly increasing […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: The European Premier League – we have started down this road before, but this time we should be worried.

Well call us Nostradamus! No sooner had I concluded in last week’s piece (Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Project Big Picture and Pay Per View – some of the Premier League money men reveal their true colours.) and the comments from Keith, Laurence and Roger reinforced the suspicion, that the motives behind ‘Project Big Picture’ were a […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Project Big Picture and Pay Per View – some of the Premier League money men reveal their true colours.

Who knew that deep in the hearts of Premier League club owners lay a touching and purportedly genuine concern for the clubs in the lower tiers of English football? A mere matter of weeks after Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden firmly planted the ball in their court, few of us realised that the altruistic, all-caring clubs […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Liverpool fall short of invincibility while travelling fans are shown their place yet again.

Liverpool falter at Watford So that’s it! After 422 days Liverpool’s hugely impressive run is at an end. A shock 3-0 defeat at Vicarage Road by Nigel Pearson’s Watford, who started the day in the midst of a relegation dogfight a whopping 55 points behind the runaway leaders, finally brought the seemingly unstoppable Red juggernaut […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Is it really too early to say the title race is over? Meanwhile Premier League greed shows no sign of abating.

None of my Liverpool supporting family or friends will thank me for this in anyway as they won’t want to jinx it, but with Jürgen Klopp’s side sitting proudly atop the table, eight points ahead of ‘surprise package’ Leicester City and, probably even more crucially, eleven points clear of reigning champions Manchester City; it is […]

Football Nerd Summer Ramblings – There is something very rotten in the state of Arsenal. #WeCareDoYou

On Monday a group of the most influential Arsenal-focused supporter organisations, blogs, and fanzines issued a joint statement damming Stan Kroenke’s “passive ownership” and his lack of ambition, purpose and direction for the club. Since the statement’s issue and associated social media campaign, Arsenal fans in their thousands have been signing the letter/petition in agreement […]

Football Nerd Weekly – Should the Premier League heed the warnings of the New York Yankees and ‘kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs’?

As a result of the recent international break and a whirlwind trip to New York City with my Dad to watch the New York Yankees take on their long-standing rivals the Boston Red Sox on consecutive evenings, I have been slightly disengaged from all things football over the last couple of weeks. Our baseball experience […]