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- Arsenal’s win in the NLD all too predictable; are Manchester City really the new Invincibles?

I guess it was almost inevitable that with so many, myself included (https://football-nerd.org/2017/11/17/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-despite-what-the-managers-tell-us-the-balance-of-power-has-shifted-in-the-north-london-derby/), anticipating Tottenham to really make a statement, to lay down a marker to their progress and aspirations in last weekend’s North London Derby; that Arsenal would conjure up, as they have proven capable of from time to time, one of those largely […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Despite what the managers tell us – the balance of power has shifted in the North London Derby.

For as long as most of Arsenal fans can remember, the natural order of things within the North London football world has been clear: one team is more successful, part of the elite of the Premier League, playing in the Champions League on an annual basis, while the other perennially endeavours to play catch-up, living […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Arsenal ride their luck while Spurs and Feyenoord feel the pressure.

Well that wasn’t how I thought last weekend was going to turn out at all! As I wrote on these very pages last week (https://football-nerd.org/2017/05/05/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-abject-arsenal-plumb-new-depths-while-feyenoord-could-make-the-dream-a-reality-this-weekend/), I thoroughly expected Tottenham to keep the pressure up on table-toppers Chelsea, but instead their single goal defeat at the London Stadium saw them virtually hand Antonio Conte’s side the […]