By Walter Broeckx
When we look at the last years Arsenal has been hit by a few leg or ankle breaks on the field.
A quick summary gives us this
Diaby leg break : Sunderland – Arsenal – 01/05/2006 – Ref Dermot Gallagher – career of Diaby since then hampered going from injury to injury. No red card
Eduardo leg break : Birmingham city– Arsenal – Ref Mike Dean – career never really picked up. Red card
Ramsey leg break : Stoke City – Arsenal – Ref Peter Walton – looks on the way back but it has taken him almost 3 years and still not the player he was. Red card.
Sagna leg break : Tottenham Hotspur – Arsenal – Ref Mike Dean – Came back very strong but was the least worst of the leg breaks. Nothing.
Sagna leg break : Arsenal – Norwich – Ref Anthony Taylor – Seems to struggle a bit more after the second leg break. Nothing.
Cesc Fabregas leg break : Birmingham City – Arsenal – Ref Howard Webb – not even called a foul. In the next game his bone cracked when we played against Barcelona. Nothing.
So we had 6 leg breaks. And the ref most involved is Mike Dean. Is it a coincidence that the ref under whom we have the worst win record is also the ref under whom we got the most broken legs?
He is the ref with the most bizarre decisions going against Arsenal in the last years. The ref that when the appointments are made public that gets fans to sell their tickets because they can’t stand the thought of him running the Anti-Arsenal show once again. And this is not a joke. Seriously I have seen people on twitter offering their tickets last week because they didn’t want to see that game with Dean in charge.
Another thing we see is that 2 of the refs in charge are no longer active in the PL. Gallagher who not even gave a red card for the assault on Diaby and Peter Walton.
When you look at the active refs it seems that Dean was involved in 50% of the leg breaks suffered by Arsenal players.
One really does wonder if this has anything to do with his anti-Arsenal way of doing games? Is it because the players from the other teams know they can do more than under another ref against Arsenal?
It is the job of the ref not only to make sure the rules are applied but also he should make sure that the players don’t get injured. But when a ref is letting too many things go he can create an atmosphere of players becoming reckless. I think one of the most typical examples of this was the Ramsey leg break.
I still remember saying to my son a few minutes before it happened that things are getting out of hand and shouting against my TV to the ref to be more strict and stop the Stoke players from diving in. The ref only acted when it was too late.
But now, at last, even the serious media are starting to see what we on Untold have been saying for years and come up with evidence that there might be something wrong with Dean in Arsenal games. For regular readers who have seen the evidence in the past it is no surprise. For those who have given us abuse and said we are conspiracy theorists and have lost it maybe time for them to reconsider their point of view.
Overall Arsenal has a win percentage of around 57% in the Wenger era. When Dean is in charge it goes down to 7%. Is this a coincidence?
And people who say: well this is because Dean doing the top games. Then tell me how it comes we cannot even win when he is around against : Stoke, Newcastle, Birmingham, Fulham, QPR ?
What went wrong in the relationship between Arsenal and Dean is something that only he will know. But that the chance of Arsenal winning things are almost zero when he is in charge are clear for all to see. And the number of wrong decisions going against Arsenal over the years have been so outrageous that it very strange that the PGMOL still is sending him over to Arsenal games.
It is clear to see (we have seen and been saying it for years) that he has been out to get us for years but Mike Riley doesn’t see it. Or maybe he does see it… Maybe he does know it… And that is why he keeps on sending him to our games and he is the ref Arsenal is seeing most of the time.
I think Riley and Dean have a few things in common. Apart from their look alikeness they seem to share some kind of hatred against Arsenal.
A hatred Untold Arsenal has shown for a long time. And now the serious media are starting to pick this up. Finally I would say.
Like it or not: Untold will lead the way when it comes to strange things in the referee world. Just wait till they pick up on the rest….
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