Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: End this VARce now!

So another round of Premier League matches and another round of ridiculous VAR interventions. This last weekend alone we had: two goals disallowed, one a last minute ‘equalizer’, and a penalty award overturned for a marginal offside decision in the same game between Leicester and Southampton; Jeff Hendrick’s ‘opening goal’ for Burnley disallowed at Stamford […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- VARcical and petulant scenes shatter the ennui at the Emirates.

Watching Arsenal over recent seasons, since Arsène lost his magic touch at the time of the premature break-up of the Invincibles, with the evident disinterest of an owner concerned only with the bottom line value of his asset and an apathetic, if not increasingly disenfranchised fanbase, hasn’t been an especially thrilling experience. The dog days […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: International break boredom, VAR creates an un-level playing field and Orient one step away from Wembley.

Interlull Tedium So here we are in the deepest darkest depths of another Interlull (© Arseblog), after the relative excitement generated by the fledgling Nations League, this one sees a return to the overwhelming tedium of qualification for Euro 2020. Back in 2016 when the Euros expanded to 24 teams, it was suggested that the […]