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 – 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 […]