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Are we back in business? Untold Arsenal fights back

By Walter Broeckx

While typing this with hesitating fingers it looks as if the site is back in our hands. Finally.

I hope it will continue for a longer period this time.

In short what happened to us over the last weeks was that we suddenly got under a major attack. Attacks flying in from left, right, centre, under, above…. from everywhere.

Coordinated? Well I don’t know. But the level of attack makes me think that someone doesn’t like what we say, do or have done.  I must say that the attacks started around the same time the non-existing part of our fans came in masses to Untold. Coincidence? I sure hope so as it would be terrible that this would be the work of other Arsenal fans who don’t like our message. Which is fine (not liking our message) but bringing a website down is not done. Isn’t it a criminal fact am I just thinking?

The people from the IT department who work for Tony have done their best and more to help us survive. So even if it took them longer than we would have liked it, I feel grateful for their work.

I’m not going to say what they all did and didn’t as it might give the attackers new ideas. But I know a lot of meetings, shouting behind the scenes, angry words have been spoken. Well I guess from what I heard.

But now we seem to be back on line as it should be. So I do hope we will be able to bring you back articles like you are used from us.

Hope to start publishing again soon.

 

Fingers crossed

75 comments to Are we back in business? Untold Arsenal fights back

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    Ok next step taken… a little article back on the site.

    Come on you writers…get off your lazy but!! Start writing!

    (sound of a whip lashing ;) )

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    Ok and a comment published… this really feels like it should be…. :)

  • avatar Micheal Ram

    Affirmative Captain,

    Set sail the ship! Our journey towards nirvana continues! Get that joker boy Brickfields here. I need some amusement.

  • avatar Micheal Ram

    Platini just kneeled down and gave a blow to the Arabs! Why I didnt see that coming? And Sagna playing hardballs with Wenger. Sorry, Bacary, you will never win that battle.

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    NO ! No , Walter , you don’t mean the non-existernt AAAA ?
    Many ‘well wishing souls’ have come on here and claim that ‘they’ don’t exist and its all the figment of the AKBs’ imagination .
    We AKBs know better . They have intensified their attacks over the last two seasons and only the blindly ignorant can’t see this .
    Just watch this space – they’ll soon be on to spew they crap again. Don’t ‘engage ‘them .Just ignore them altogether , or make fun of them .That’ll get their goat!
    Long live Untold !

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    The Blondes are back in town!

    Q. What do you get if you stand three blondes ear-to-ear next to each other?
    A. A wind tunnel.

    Q. How do you know when a blonde has been at the computer?
    A. There is correction fluid all over the screen.

    Q. What do you call a blonde at University?
    A. The Cleaner.

    Q. Why do all blondes long to drive a BMW?
    A. It’s the only car name they can spell.

    Q. Why was the blonde staring at the carton of orange juice?
    A. It said Concentrate.

    Q. How do you make a blonde laugh on Sunday?
    A. Tell her a joke on Wednesday.

    Q. How do blonde brain cells die?
    A. Alone.

    Q. Why shouldn’t blondes have coffee breaks?
    A. It takes too long to retrain them.

    Q. Why did the blonde get so excited when she finished her jigsaw puzzle in six months?
    A. Because it said on the box “Two to Four Years”.

    Q. What did the blond call her pet zebra?
    A. Spot.

    Q. How cam you tell when a fax has been sent by a blonde?
    A. There is a postage stamp on it.

    Q. What did the blonde do when she heard that 86% of accidents happen in the home?
    A. She moved house.

    Q. Why did the blonde climb onto the roof?
    A. They told her the drinks were on the house.

    Q. What can strike a blonde without her even knowing it?
    A. A thought.

    Q. What is the mating call of a blonde?
    A. “At last, those redheads have gone home.”

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    What’s The Nail For?

    Penny, a blonde city girl, marries a Yorkshire dairy farmer.

    One morning, on his way out to check on the cows, farmer John says to Penny, ‘The insemination man is coming over to impregnate one of our cows today. I drove a nail into the rail above the cow’s stall in the barn. You show him where the cow is when he gets here, OK?’

    So then the farmer leaves for the fields.

    After a while, the insemination man arrives and knocks on the front door.

    Penny takes him down to the barn. They walk along the row of cows and when she sees the nail, she tells him, ‘This is the one…right here.’

    Terribly impressed by what he seemed to think just might be another ditzy blonde, the man asks,

    ‘Tell me lady, how did you know this is the cow to be bred?’

    ‘That’s simple; by the nail over its stall’, Penny explains very confidently.

    Then the man asks, ‘What’s the nail for?’

    She turns and starts to walk away and with complete confidence, says over her shoulder, ……

    ‘I assume it’s to hang your trousers on.’

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    No Justice

    There was a man who really took care of his body. He lifted weights and jogged 6 miles a day. One day, he took a look in the mirror and noticed that he was tan all over except his ‘thing.’ So, he decided to do something about it.

    He went to the beach, completely undressed himself and buried in the sand, except for his ‘thingie,’ which he left sticking out.

    Two old ladies were strolling along the beach, one using a cane. Upon seeing the ‘thing’ sticking up over the sand, she began to move it around with her cane, remarking to the other lady, “There’s no justice in the world.”

    The other lady asked what she meant.

    “Well,” said the old lady,

    “When I was 20, I was curious about it.

    When I was 30, I enjoyed it.
    When I was 40, I asked for it.
    When I was 50, I paid for it.
    When I was 60, I prayed for it.
    When I was 70, I forgot about it.

    Now I’m 80, the damn things are growing wild on the beach and I’m too old to squat!”

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    Indian signboards -

    Sign on a bulletin board: Success is relative, More the success, more the relatives.

    Sign at a barber’s saloon in Juhu, Mumbai: We need your heads to run our business.

    A traffic slogan: Don’t let your kids drive if they are not old enough or else they never will be old.

    THE BEST ONE BY INDIAN ARMED FORCES: It’s God’s responsibility to forgive the terrorist organizations. It’s our responsibility to arrange the meeting between them & God.

  • avatar Mandy Dodd

    great to have the site back. An attack such as this is a serious vindication of what this site is doing. Some come on here to dismiss people on here as lunatics,conspiracy theorists and fantasists, but why would such an attack be launched on such deluded and harmless type! The fact is, this site is clearly getting at people who need to be got at.
    The list of potential enemies for Untold is long, sounds like some are showing their hand.
    Not aware of any other Arsenal site which may well have forced the refs website to close its doors, nor am I aware of any other Arsenal site under what sounds like an extreme and sophisticated cyber attack.
    For such reasons, keep up the good work! You are upsetting the right people!

    On another topic – Platini / FFP, a damp squib?

  • avatar Rantetta

    Welcome back. I missed you.

  • avatar Pete

    Back on line at last! Fantastic!

    In all seriousness, is this something that the police should be involved in? Recent events are, in essence, an attack on free speech (as well as wanton vandalism).

    Good luck guys.

  • avatar Jax

    Do you think it was Riley’s revenge or the curse of the PGMOL? I’ve never been one of the conspiracy people on here and have often criticised them, but I have to agree with Walter about the timing of the attack. Very suspicious. Maybe there’s something in it after all.

  • avatar Gianni Dioro

    Strange it happened at a time when Moyes gets sacked and when Mourinho accuses Dean and Riley of corruption. Coincidence?

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    Dilbert’s view…

    http://www.dilbert.com/2014-04-23/

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    My last one for the day …

    http://www.dilbert.com/2014-03-30/

  • avatar Mandy Dodd

    Great that Mourinho is raising such things, as much as I despise him, but you just know it will be his club’s turn to get looked after in the next year or two

  • avatar GunneRay

    I want to get something off my chest so no better place to start than right here, right now i guess. I’m getting a little concerned with some of the stuff I’m reading and especially about players leaving. Secondly, we now have £70 million to spend and not £150 million as reported in the newspapers when Wenger’s head was being aimed at by most respected sports writers and fan’s. Now though we seem to bee a little happier in fourth spot(for now). But what if?

    Most names linked with Arsenal never really happen if we’re being honest?. I think it’s all part of the “Arsenal Propaganda machine” that we get year in ,year out. Arsenal to make offer for him, Arsenal to make offer for Trio here and there etc.

    The truth is, we will most probably be brain washed yet again and we will moan next season when the inevitable excuses drip from the cash hungry mouth’s of the Arsenal board. And yet another year will pass, and another, and so on.

    The biggest and probably most effective answer to the problem requires allot of balls and gumption from people who can make a difference. The Arsenal fans and more obviously, Season ticket holders. After all, it’s allot of money they are putting into their pockets!

    In a nut shell, our squad is bare thin and we will lose at least three players in the summer although, I will stick my neck out and say Diaby, Artetta, Bendtner, Sangna and Monreal would be the more obvious choices to me. That means we need to but at least six or seven to get the team at least even for a chance next season of getting into the top 4, which I might add, seems to be the scope and distance that this once great football club are more than happy to attain! The shame!!. What ever happened to aiming high? what happened to pride? what happened to philosophy? Can you imagine the soldiers who founded Arsenal saying to each other “okay guys remember it’s all about fourth, we just need to keep the money coming in. It’s okay to win nothing in football as long as we win the war”.

    Is this going to happen again next year after all this time under the “dictatorship” of Kronke and Wenger? exactly..

  • avatar GoingGoingGooner

    Glad the site’s back. It crashed because it was attacked? Don’t know what to think about that.
    So, who benefited from the site being down? Is it easy to attack a site? And, how common is this? And is it easy to cover your tracks? Weird, probably prohibitively expensive to pursue the miscreants, right?

    Well, Tony and team, keep up the good work.

  • avatar GunneRay

    It was Wenger!!!!

  • avatar omgarsenal

    These are likely DOS attacks (denial of service) which flood the servers with so much information and basically overwhelm the server, causing it to crash. There is also the likelihood that someone tried to buy or assume the identity of the website clandestinely, from a location outside the UK….this is also highly likely and while not easy to do, it can be done with enough resources. The messages I got when trying to login to UA seemed to indicate that as well. IF such a person(s)is involved, they have significant resources and expertise, as this is not a simple thing to accomplish. Hackers are easy to hire but it is costly as they have to be discreet and effective.
    Tony and Walter, you have a just and serious cause to bring to the attention of the police, as these efforts to destabilize and destroy the UA legacy are repeated, consistent and highly organized, like criminal machinations. Perhaps the fact that you are getting people to pay attention to the corruption and manipulation of the British game is upsetting some powerful people, whose interests lie in silencing the whistleblowers?
    Mandy….we will see what the spectral One obtains as a favour to appease his wrath but my bet is that riley and the PGMOL will suddenly mollify their approach to Chelsea…penalties in favour, few against etc.

  • avatar omgarsenal

    Gunner Ray, your post is rather misinformed, naive and really just a mindless repetition of the attacks your ¨most respected sports writers and fan’s¨ continuously vomit at Wenger, none of which stick except,of course, in your simplistic universe:

    1)WHO are these respected writers and fans? By the way fan’s is possessive, not plural so learn to compose before posting.

    2)WHO, from the club itself ,has confirmed that we have a specific amount to spend? If you’re quoting the shite that is written by the media, then go back home and dunk your head in the loo, as it has been filled with crap.

    3)Most named players were named because it was page-filling idle speculation that the media engage in EVERY friggin’ year. None of this is based on any actual Club-verified facts. For God’s sakes, we have been linked with every breathing Footballer at least once in the last decade…and if you are so simple as to believe any of this then enjoy reading your life guides in the papers. Try the Horoscopes as well…they are equally nebulous and ignorant.

    4)The Arsenal Board does not take any money out of AFC, nor does Kroenke. Wenger is paid a salary like most of us are paid for our employment and this is true of every employee in Football. I know you are disappointed that you weren’t hired to straighten out the Club but they only hire people who actually know something about Football.

    5)So burn your tickets, wave a Wenger-out banner,wear a black scarf, Moan and Groan during a game you attend IF you actually are a fan and not a fake, which is my opinion of you. Or better still, find a Club you do like with a manager you really trust and a Board you admire…but please stop being unhappy on UA.

    6)WHO knows which players will leave,be sold or be transferred in over the summer except the management? You can look into your crystal balls and predict what you like. I predict that Messi will sign for us, after Ronaldo leaves Madrid for the Emirates and that Jurgen Klopp will take over as manager with SAF as his assistant, so there….I can be more insightful than you!

    Your post is a poorly disguised rant against Wenger and the Club you supposedly love, all dressed up as an irrational, oft-repeated meme copying the usual AAA suspects. This is so obviously cut and paste that you should be ashamed. It is also so poorly written that one wonders if you subsist in some mud-hut hovel in a 3rd world country and borrowed someone’s computer for the afternoon. what part of UA’s philosophy did you NOT get…the Wenger supporting part or the faithful AFC supporters part?

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    And another article already published. You are getting spoiled today.
    Well better grab the opportunity now we still are online ;)

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    By the way as it was very frustrating times for Tony and me I can assure you that I have missed all you regular people who comment on here.

    It feels great to see you back in the comments section.
    And Brickfields putting a smile on our faces once again :) :)

  • avatar grayfox001

    The Arsenal blogosphere needs you. Good to have Untold back.

  • avatar Quincy

    Thanks for fighting the good fight, everyone at Untold.

    @omgarsenal
    There’s no point in taking it to the police. Corruption in football has been taken to the police before, but there’s always a hush job, everything gets swept under the carpet.

    They only go after the small fry, like spot fixing in the lower leagues (sometimes). There’s simply too much money at stake in Premier League football, nevermind world football. Part of this corruption has to do with referees, as Untold has shown over the years. And the media too, why else would they hush everything up. All the mainstream media are entirely rotten to the core, even the ‘respectable’ ones.

  • avatar Agooner

    Welcome back!

    I was quite looking forward to reading your take on the Mourinho vs Deans spat, and then you disappeared. :(

  • avatar bjtgooner

    Great to see the site back up and running and great to read the latest jokes from Brickfields – nice to see you on the air waves again Brickfields!

    I agree with omgarsenal – this site has been subject to such severe and repetitive attacks that it is not the work of a crank or average hacker – the culprit behind the attacks has to be someone with concealed and evil interests or ambitions who is alarmed at the pro-fair play, pro-Wenger, pro-team, pro-accountability and anti-corruption views expressed on this site. The police should be asked to investigate.

    It is rather strange that the last series of attacks, as Walter has pointed out started almost simultaneously with a plethora of new posters all to a greater or lesser degree in the AAA camp.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Quincy

    Providing the police with evidence of what has happened starts (if it has not previously been started) their involvement and their records of the case. Sooner or later some of the major players who may be involved in these attacks will probably come to the attention of the police – most criminals eventually do – and at that stage it would helpful for the police to have sufficient evidence to convict for these attacks.

  • avatar GoingGoingGooner

    Guardian are back on about the 4th place trophy. We should make one and parade it about; humour and parody could very well diffuse the criticisms of those grey-skinned click counters from Manchester.

  • avatar Russell

    So. What’s everyones views on the barca ban being lifted? I was hoping for an article Untold….

  • avatar bob mac

    BRILLIANT.

    GLAD YOU ARE BACK, AND LONG MAY IT CONTINUE.

  • avatar Quincy

    Bjtgooner

    I suppose you are more optimistic than me. I don’t think anything will ever be done. As another example, doping has been used at the highest level in football for decades, and there’s quite a bit of evidence to show this, but what has been done about it? Too much money, too much corruption.

  • avatar SouthernGunner

    Wouldn’t put it past Mike Dean & co being the website saboteurs ;)

    Good to have you back up & running again.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Quincy

    I agree, doping and corruption within the game are rife and it seems to start at a very high level – hence the cover up – but the police have a job to do & should be provided with all relevant data – the guilty may escape justice for quite some time – but if the police do not have all the evidence the guilty may never see justice.

  • avatar Damilare

    Yes! UA is back, thank God. As light dispels darkness so shall UA, AW, Arsenal FC, our players and the rest of us AKBs dispel the evil doers behind the attack on this site.

    A shout out for Tony, Walter and the entire UA crew for a job well done. Thanks for putting up a good fight.

    Now let’s roll in the articles and piss ‘em off some more. ;):p8-)

    Good to have you on board Brickfields Gunners and other regulars. To say I have missed you all is an understatement.

    COYG

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    Access Denied

    This guy calls in to complain that he gets an “Access Denied” message every time he logs in. It turned out he was typing his user name and password in capital letters.
    Tech Support: “OK, let’s try once more, but use lower case letters.”
    Customer: “Uh, I only have capital letters on my keyboard.”

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    LOL Brickfields that must have been it or should I say IT?

    LOL as many of the AAAAAAA only use capitals they have sabotaged the site in using them :) :)

    OMG that it can be so simple….

    As you are our jester (meant as a compliment) you are the one that can say the truth without your head being chopped off. And now you did it again ;) You saw the missing link :) :) LINK! :)

  • avatar Gord

    @Brickfields

    Are you a closet nerd/geek? :-)

    The program that displays the login prompt on UN*X (which includes Linux) is historically called getty (get tty, or get teletype). If getty detects a UserID is all capitals, it assumes the user is using a terminal which only has capital letters (some teletypes did), and it sets a flag to indicate that all input is to be converted to lowercase before passing it on to other programs.

    It would seem that Linux no longer follows this, as someone I know recently tried to login to a Linux machine with CAPSLOCK set, and they got your ACCESS DENIED message.

    Oh, wrt to blonde jokes. I thought the mating call was “I’m so drunk.”.

    To give equal time for equality (sometimes spelled d – i – v – e – r – s – i – t – y in our politically correct world), we have other jokes, such as:

    Blonde’s Revenge

    WHY ARE BRUNETTES SO PROUD OF THEIR HAIR?
    It matches their mustache.

    WHAT’S BLACK AND BLUE AND BROWN AND LAYING IN A DITCH?
    A brunette who’s told too many blonde jokes.

    WHAT’S THE REAL REASON A BRUNETTE KEEPS HER FIGURE?
    No one else wants it!

    WHAT DO BRUNETTES MISS MOST ABOUT A GREAT PARTY?
    The invitation.

    WHY ARE SO MANY BLONDE JOKES ONE-LINERS?
    So brunettes can remember them.

    WHAT DO YOU CALL A BRUNETTE IN A ROOM FULL OF BLONDES?
    Invisible.

    WHAT’S A BRUNETTE’S MATING CALL?
    “Has the blonde left yet?’

    WHY DIDN’T INDIANS SCALP BRUNETTES?
    The hair from a buffalo’s butt was more manageable.

    WHAT DO BRUNETTES MISS MOST ABOUT A GREAT PARTY?
    The invitation.

    WHAT DO YOU CALL A GOOD LOOKING MAN WITH A BRUNETTE?
    A hostage.

    Other hair colours? Or in my case, no colours (skin colour?).

  • avatar Notoverthehill

    Hello to Tony and Walter

    I do not like your – Link referral – flashing away in the background?

  • avatar para

    Welcome back.
    I really do not think that the attacks are from the AAA, come on.
    They have not got the (mind)power, that is unless the AAA are part and parcel(paid for by) of those who have the power to undermine Arsenal.
    Anyway, for every attack there is a defence.
    Glad to have you back.

  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    @ Gord – Some homework for you !
    http://www.workjoke.com/images/finalphy.gif

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @para

    Life is never as simple as it sometimes outwardly appears – those who could organize and pay for the cyber attacks are also be capable of organizing the sinister core of the AAA – to whom the more mindless and unorganized but vociferous AAA attach themselves.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    Goodnight Brickfields – don’t be having nightmares about the AAA!

  • avatar Gord

    @Brickfields

    Probably too many words, and only two examples. Sorry. Have a good sleep.

    The universe is thought to have started from nearly nothing in what is called the Big Bang. With sufficient gravity, the universe will collapse in a big crunch. This nominally follows most life, starting from the fertilization of a single cell, growing to large size and after death decaying back to nothing.

    If the universe lacks the gravity to collapse back on itself, we have an inflationary universe, which expands forever. I will suggest a model for this is the Quaking Aspen (a kind of tree). From a single tree, a forest can result, as new trunks can develop spontaneously from sites on roots.

  • avatar spartan

    I’ve been a regular reader of untold since the days of dogface and that Economics student (I forgot his name).I must say u guys have become dear to me and I’m begining to fear that this may just be the begining of more serious attacks.What if the rotten FIFA and FA scum were offended by the recent articles and have decided to shut UA down? It can’t be the AAA, they’re too insignificant.

  • avatar GunneRay

    Thanks for that omgarsenal. Coming from you I feel much better now. who are you!

    I’m entitled to my opinion. I’m from the UK and last time I checked it there was freedom of speech!

    I was merely pointing out what a very large Arsenal fan base believe to be credible.

    I guess you believe that Arsene’s tactics are right for every game? and, our best players leave every year because they don’t like the loo roll? No, they aspire to be more than a “fourth position will do kind of a player”.

    If you are happy to be sucked in by it all and lied to then so be it, I won’t judge you for it.

    I obviously hit a sore point with you so i can only guess “Aunt Flo” is in town. So sit down and let others have an opinion!

    Oh, and you know where you can stick your DOS attacks!

  • avatar menace

    Mondays game v Newcastle might be hit by tube strike. Anyone know of travel plans from/to West London/Ealing/Uxbridge?

  • avatar menace

    @omgarsenal – your post is the simple reality. There are those who have opinions like they were in charge of the club. Bless ‘em for it is their opinions that make our world laugh. I posted about the simplicity of kicking a dead ball and found someone who thought it was the simplicity of scoring a goal. The dead ball has to hit a target whereas a goal has to do that and pass the defence.

    Let’s just hope sufficient fans can get to the game on Monday night and support the team. The away fans will be arriving by coach whereas most of the home fans use public transport. I will make it somehow even if it means walking a few miles.

  • avatar nicky

    I wish someone would explain to me the purpose behind an attack on an internet site like Untold.
    I understand the annoyance and inconvenience when the site cannot send or receive, but what exactly does the instigator of the attack get out of it
    Perhaps in ignorance I’m missing something but so far I fail to see what it is.

  • avatar menace

    @nicky to understand those who enjoy the frustration of others is a science on its own. There are those who destroy for fun. There are those who injure for fun. They all have a similar turbulant mind that struggles to find peace. The attack on Untold was to frustrate those who enjoyed views that are close to the truth. The closer to the truth, the more reason to attack.

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    Menace,
    I thought the strike begins at 21.00.

    There is an article on arsenal.com advising people how to deal with it after the match.
    In short: Put on your walking shoes ….

    http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20140424/important-travel-advice-newcastle-h-

  • avatar menace

    @walter that is just when the 2nd half starts!! Getting to the game is ok by tube. Getting home after the game is the issue. Walking is always necessary but 18 miles is not the best at 10pm!!

  • avatar jambug

    GunneRay

    Your post was ripped to pieces.

    Take it like a man and be quite as you just look silly !!

  • avatar Florian

    9h late to the party, but still, welcome back Untold:)

    omg@3:05 pm:

    I can actually confirm that there was more than a DoS attack on the UA servers. My tracert during the downtime was ending up somewhere near Salt Lake City, with the next-to-last hop being a blind one. Now that the site is working, the trace correctly finishes in the UK. The DNS records were badly messed up at a large scale, somewhere in the Internet’s backbone, I would say (I’m no big networking expert, but that’s the usual cause for such a catastrophy). So, congrats to everyone that worked to fix the issues.

  • avatar Florian

    Ok, sorry for the overly technical stuff, that’s what happens when you spend 18 years in the field:) Hope I haven’t offended those who couldn’t follow my explanation, and thought I’m showing off.

    In a layman’s term, it’s like the traffic signs on the highways leading to London were redirected to New York in an organized manner. Which underlines the absurdity of the situation, because obviously you cannot get from UK to New York only by car, so the immediate effect is that all the circulation stops – some cars are blocked in traffic, other drivers simply opt to stay home until the issue is fixed.

  • avatar Gooner Murphy

    What a relief to have Untold Arsenal back online, a large number of people rely on this site for open honest opinions on AFC & football generally ,Keep up the good work and thank God we can see you again.

  • avatar Gord

    @Florian

    Wait a day or two, post what you have now (from when it was happening). I’ll see if I can get anything out of it. The reason to wait, is to let the normal flow of the thread to end.

    I had no idea that DNS records were being fooled with (wasn’t looking for that). I just assumed it was the normal attack of wordpress sites not hosted by wordpress.

  • avatar Gord

    @GunneRay or should I say @SpudRay?

    Players don’t want to finish 4th in the league? It is not possible to find players to fill positions in a team which finishes 4th?

    Just restricting one’s self to the UK, there are thousands of players who would like to be on a team that finishes in any position of the EPL, 4th or otherwise. As the EPL is one of the best leagues in the world, we could expand this to tens or maybe even hundreds of thousands of players, who would LOVE to be in the EPL, even finishing 4th.

    While Wenger has been manager, Arsenal does tend to finish 3rd or 4th. A season in the EPL is 38 games, not one game. That Arsenal has finished first 3 times since Wenger arrived is proof he strives to win, and is successful.

    The idea of Arsenal WANTING to be 4th in any given year, is completely demolished by the fact that the LOWEST Arsenal has finished in all the time Wenger has been here is 4th. If the GOAL is 4th, one expects finished below 4th. Those are not happening.

    Players understand statistics at least as well as you think you do.

    Arsenal is always a top team because it has the players and management to do so. Arsenal has been capable of finishing 1st as long as Wenger has been here. That Arsenal has finished 1st or 2nd as little as it has, is an indication that there is a small problem.

    Ignoring the Champion’s League exists.

    Most players coming in to Arsenal from outside the EPL, might think this problem is just a minor chemistry problem, and they will be player to make things click, and a string of 1,2 may result. And if they are players only concerned for themselves, they might be willing to give as few as 2 years to the pursuit of a 1st for Arsenal. Some players will give more.

    Readers of UntoldArsenal know that the problem is outside the club. Arsenal finishes outside of the top 2, because it is prevented from doing so by forces outside of fair play.

    But while a desire to finish first in the EPL may drive some players, many players seek to play in the Champion’s League. Finishing 4th in the EPL, is all that is required (at the present time). And Arsenal has been consistent in that regard. To finish 3rd or 4th for so many years, when you are NOT ALLOWED to finish 1st or 2nd is a tremendous accomplishment.

    So, knowledgable players may realize the FA and PGMOL is warped, and there is NO chance of Arsenal winning the league (as the league is fixed), they still have a chance of winning Champion’s League.

    That Arsenal has been finishing in the Top-4 of EPL, has meant Champion’s League play is on the agenda. And every season we give reason to show why we should be playing there.

    Is winning the CL more likely than the EPL? I don’t know.

    SpudRay you are wrong. And please, go back to supporting the spuds, and quit pretending you support Arsenal.

  • avatar Gord

    @GunneRay or should I say @SpudRay?

    Players don’t want to finish 4th in the league? It is not possible to find players to fill positions in a team which finishes 4th?

    Just restricting one’s self to the UK, there are thousands of players who would like to be on a team that finishes in any position of the EPL, 4th or otherwise. As the EPL is one of the best leagues in the world, we could expand this to tens or maybe even hundreds of thousands of players, who would LOVE to be in the EPL, even finishing 4th.

    While Wenger has been manager, Arsenal does tend to finish 3rd or 4th. A season in the EPL is 38 games, not one game. That Arsenal has finished first 3 times since Wenger arrived is proof he strives to win, and is successful.

    The idea of Arsenal WANTING to be 4th in any given year, is completely demolished by the fact that the LOWEST Arsenal has finished in all the time Wenger has been here is 4th. If the GOAL is 4th, one expects finished below 4th. Those are not happening.

    Players understand statistics at least as well as you think you do.

    Arsenal is always a top team because it has the players and management to do so. Arsenal has been capable of finishing 1st as long as Wenger has been here. That Arsenal has finished 1st or 2nd as little as it has, is an indication that there is a small problem.

    Ignoring the Champion’s League exists.

    Most players coming in to Arsenal from outside the EPL, might think this problem is just a minor chemistry problem, and they will be player to make things click, and a string of 1,2 may result. And if they are players only concerned for themselves, they might be willing to give as few as 2 years to the pursuit of a 1st for Arsenal. Some players will give more.

    Readers of UntoldArsenal know that the problem is outside the club. Arsenal finishes outside of the top 2, because it is prevented from doing so by forces outside of fair play.

    But while a desire to finish first in the EPL may drive some players, many players seek to play in the Champion’s League. Finishing 4th in the EPL, is all that is required (at the present time). And Arsenal has been consistent in that regard. To finish 3rd or 4th for so many years, when you are NOT ALLOWED to finish 1st or 2nd is a tremendous accomplishment.

    So, knowledgable players may realize the FA and PGMOL is warped, and there is NO chance of Arsenal winning the league (as the league is fixed), they still have a chance of winning Champion’s League.

    That Arsenal has been finishing in the Top-4 of EPL, has meant Champion’s League play is on the agenda. And every season we give reason to show why we should be playing there.

    Is winning the CL more likely for Arsenal than the EPL? I don’t know. If it could ever be shown that factors other than the players on the field during games was influencing league standings, Arsenal would be sure to not only finish in the top 4, but often significantly higher than 4th.

    SpudRay you are wrong. And please, go back to supporting the spuds, and quit pretending you support Arsenal.

  • avatar Gord

    Oops, posted twice with an edit between. Sorry.

  • avatar Ray from Norfolk, Virginia

    For anyone to mount an attack of such significance, he/she/it must be very afraid…

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  • avatar Brickfields Gunners

    The Baseball Buddies…

    Sam and Dean were best of friends as well as two of the biggest baseball fans the world has ever seen.

    All of their lives, Sam and Dean would talk about baseball. They went to all the games they could get to. They even made a pact, as kids, that when one of them dies – the other will return to tell him if heaven has baseball games.

    One night, after watching the Yankee victory, Sam happily dies. A few night later, his buddy Dean wakes up to a familiar sound – it’s Sam, and he’s talking to him from beyond.

    “Sam, is that you?” Asks Dean.

    “Sure is, buddy!” replies Sam.

    “Wow this is amazing!” exclaims Dean. “So, please tell me, is there baseball in heaven?”

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  • avatar Gf60

    To misquote Martin Luther King…

    I have a dream! A dream that UA goes to the police and reports this.
    I have a dream!That the police act on the complaint.
    I have a dream!They discover that Septic Bladder and Mike Riley was the ones wot dunnit.
    I have a dream!That they are each jailed for 10 years.

  • avatar Florian

    Gord,

    I’d be happy to, unfortunately the little stupid child inside me didn’t save the faulty trace. At that time I did some physical location tracing, and that led me to a SLC-based data center, which could have been wrong, but I wasn’t sure, as I had no idea what would be the right one, so no way to tell what exactly happened. I assumed that the server has been victim of a classic DoS attack, and stopped there.

    I can surely send you a good trace, if it is any good, just how can I get to send you an e-mail?

    For now, here is the breaking point, to the best of my recollection:
    8 33 ms 38 ms 37 ms ae0—0.cbr01.plal.ca.frontiernet.net [74.40.3.150] <<< last good hop
    9 33 ms 29 ms 35 ms ge9-2-1G.ar1.PAO2.gblx.net [208.49.158.141] <<< wasn't being reached previously

    Let's take this offline though – I suspect many people will get annoyed by this kind of cryptic notions. Better stick to football:)

  • avatar Gord

    Florian, I know wordpress sites have been attacked in the past, but that typically involves people running wordpress software on their own sites, and not being up to date with security patches. And nothing to do with DNS resolution.

    Who do you get DNS from? The standard DHCP handshake with your ISP, and they provide an IP address for DNS? Have you ever tried using OpenDNS, or Google for DNS? Neither solution is perfect (if nothing else, it screws up your ability to interact with the nearest Akamai cache), but it is one way to verify if DNS cache poisoning is happening. If you get bad resolution via the DNS your ISP suggests (which could easily be internal), and you get good resolution from OpenDNS and/or Google, it might be time to complain to your ISP about DNS security.

  • avatar Gord

    Hmmm, Probert giving ManU the win?

    > 18:11: GOAL- Man United 1-0 Norwich – Wayne Rooney pen (41 mins)

    > Replays suggest that Steven Whittaker didn’t make much, if any, contact with Danny Welbeck. The referee decides that his brush on Danny Welbeck’s sleeve wasn’t worth even a yellow despite the United man being clean through and 10 yards out.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    Nice dive by Welbeck, looks like the PGMOL previous service to the Manures has been resumed.