Sincere apologies to everyone about the amount of time it is taking us to get Untold Arsenal back up and running. At first it looked like the number of people on the site was our problem, but the difficulties have continued.
We have now got some use of the site, although it is very much a case of trying to get something published in the few minutes of access we can get before it all falls apart again.
Any way, we are now publishing everything on www.facebook.com/untoldarsenaltoday so we can try and keep going that way, until we find out exactly what is going on.
Here’s a snippet of news…
The FA has said it will invest £260m in grassroots football over the next four years although it is not saying at all where the money is coming from, or if this is another case where it announces a plan and then goes around trying to bully the Premier League into paying for its project.
The policy is called the National Game Strategy for Participation and Development – and is based around the notion of 30 new city hubs across England. Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester are among the cities who have declared an interest in hosting the hubs, which include state of the art 4G pitches and new facilities.
This clearly is a retaliation for the similar project that Sport England announced in Nottingham, which we have mentioned before and which is already well underway.
The FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn, said, “We have identified four key areas in which we have committed to investing £260m over the next four years – facilities, coaching, participation and developing the football workforce. Our goals are ambitious, but achievable.”
Untold’s goal meanwhile is to re-attain stability on line. We’re working on it.