127 responses

  1. Tony Attwood
    29/10/2016

    An article I wrote on the Arsenal History Society website a few years back about White Hart Lane brought in many reminiscences about the Wonderloaf factory and White Hart Lane in the old days.

    If anyone remembers it and wants to read about others who lived near WHL in olden times the piece is at http://www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk/archives/570

    Indeed a number of friends from years gone by who attended the primary school just off White Hart Lane and who lived in the area (as I did) have now got back together after fifty years or more, as a result of the article.

  2. nicky
    29/10/2016

    A gleeful post Bulldog, which has quite made my Saturday…..although too much laughter over bacon and eggs is not really recommended.
    As you rightly say, Sunderland and Allardyce deserve each other.
    Another test for Arsenal FC against what will almost certainly be a 11-man defence. 😉

  3. Leon
    29/10/2016

    I used to clean Wonderloaf’s windows in the 1970’s.
    There, that’s a reveal.

  4. Andrew Crawshaw
    29/10/2016

    Maitland-Niles trained with the squad yesterday and didn’t feature in the U23s 4-0 win last evening against Sunderland. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the beach.

    Scorers were Mavididi (pen), Nelson, Hinds and Willock. Most of the youngsters who played against Reading started and this meant that we were able to field a much stronger squad than the one who lost to Manure on Monday night. Interestingly we have a similar fixture congestion before the EFL quarter final which is scheduled for Nov 29 with an U18 game at Villa on Sat 26 and an U23 game on Monday 28 away at Leicester.

    The senior players from the U18 squad will step up to the U23s, and those from the U23s to the EFL squad. All very good for their development but both leagues are so competitive that points will probably be lost.

  5. nicky
    29/10/2016

    @Leon,
    Did you use handfuls of their moist bread in order to get a real shine? 😉

  6. Nonny
    29/10/2016

    @ Bulldog

    I know you love Coq so much but replacing Hector ‘Speedy Gonzales’ Bellarin at RB with him is a little too much. Overall, I’m expecting a good win which will catapult us to the top of the league and never to desend again. COYG

  7. Tony Attwood
    29/10/2016

    Nonny, I think the tradition is now so well established of having one player listed twice in the line ups we can’t really stop it now.

  8. Tony Attwood
    29/10/2016

    Substitutes: Ospina, Gabriel, Ramsey, Giroud, Holding, Jenkinson, Maitland-Niles – M-L as predicted above. Is his mum at the match?

  9. Tony Attwood
    29/10/2016

    The teams, without duplicates

    Cech,
    Bellerin, Mustafi, Kos, Gibbs
    Coquelin, Elneny
    Ox, Ozil, Iwobi
    Alexis

  10. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Such early kickoff!!!!!

    Come on Gunners.

  11. Gord
    29/10/2016

    Good morning.

    Grumble, grumble, …, 4am, grumble, grumble.

    COYG!

  12. Menace
    29/10/2016

    Alexis raised his arms to block a goal kick from Sunderland & just learned that a funny bone is not so funny!!

  13. Robido
    29/10/2016

    Rugby?

  14. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Alexis bum checked there….foul given against Bellerin.

    Elbow on Coq

  15. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Predictable pgMOB rules alternative and bipartisan code being applied by Riley’s man. At thevleast Iceland had it all worked out

    Come on the Gunners!

  16. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Electric Alexis… yyyeeeeaaahhhhh

    Come ARSENAL

  17. Gord
    29/10/2016

    How to go Alexis! Who got the assist(s)?

    The commentaries I am following seem to be trying to say that Arsenal is being rough. The Guardian figures Fat Sam is a genius. And they (commentators) admitted they aren’t journalists.

    COYG!

  18. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Scored. Alexis. Assist by Ox.

  19. Robido
    29/10/2016

    Great overlap on the right flank with early cross by the ox.

  20. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Awesome steal from Alexis…

    Good shot Iwobi…a little down…

  21. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Yellow!! No!! What!! The!!! Eff!!!

  22. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Atkinson calling a foul on the ‘ard man Ozil.

    So transparent. It’s unreal.

    No yellow for the ankle clip on Sanchez as he was away. An AFC player would’ve been sent off! The pgMOB has zero credibility.!

  23. Robido
    29/10/2016

    Was that not a deliberate trip foul with no attempt to play the ball by Rodwell?

  24. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    Peenar does a Xhaka but doesnt get a red

  25. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Who do they think they are kidding?

    Come on the Gunners!

  26. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    sanchez hatric

  27. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Wow tbf to Khazri it wasn’t the worst foul, he did go for the ball and not the man, didn’t deserve a yellow.

    Does the official know the rules of association football? Seems like a fair and reasonable question!

  28. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Hahahahahahahaha…

    Now hez booking everyone. Deservedly though…

  29. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Card happy now. I guess the Gunners know this game.

    We’ve seen it before. Just a few weeks ago.

    Players will have to keep their guard up and not give the bendy official the palpable excuse to sway that he’s looking for here.

  30. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Oooo Ox…

  31. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Rodwell just pulled Alexis there

    .no foul!!

  32. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Oooooohhhzil!!!

  33. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    stopped the game for a non head inyury then

  34. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    and someone guy name peahead should have been sent off then…

  35. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Kamikaze coq…….smashed his face on to the ground!

  36. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    That’s an awesome ball….needed a goal that.

  37. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    sanchez hatric headers

  38. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Give Iwobi his shooting socks back.

  39. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    when the Iwobi gates open they will…

  40. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    The referee not helping much as usual.
    It would be nice to see yellow cards on first serious offenses.Sunderland should definitely be down to at least 10 men by now.
    It’s nice to see the new rule taht saw Xhaka sent off in his own half has not been brought to any games since.
    One rule for arsenal no rule for other teams.
    Shocking !

  41. Menace
    29/10/2016

    What is there to be said about the PGMO officials that hasn’t been said already. If Arsenal were to commit the fouls Sunderland have we would have been down to 8 men. There have been high foot offences ignored, tackles from behind ignored, pulls & pushes but Atko the Riley appointee has used his one eye to see what he wants.

    Alexis has had to go with kicks left, right & everywhere else but blind mice don’t see.

  42. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    just saw the half time stats
    Arsenal 8 fouls
    Sunderland 5 fouls
    What a load of bollox

  43. bushido
    29/10/2016

    not quite a fire work performance by Arsenal and we lack a bit of creativity. Alexis take his goal like a deadly striker and Elneny is much more comfortable in this match’ not to mention he floating ball beautifully all over the pitch. but we contain the pressure well and in the 1st 25 minutes’ the lads get no protection from the referee, what a joke MA is

  44. Goonermikey
    29/10/2016

    Atkinson living up to all expectations……..what prat

  45. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    The pgMOB Rules Football (OK?) code variant has less then zero credibility!

  46. Robert
    29/10/2016

    Listening to the match on Arsenal Player. Both commentators pointing out how bad Atkinson has been. One of them agreed with a fan’s email that Atkinson sucked.

  47. para
    29/10/2016

    So for so good, now some more goals pleez. 🙂

  48. para
    29/10/2016

    Are they trying to injure our star or what!!!???

  49. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Knee in the back.
    Yellow for the sun’lun sub.

    The gunners will do well to keep eleven on the pitch with this cunning and subtle (ha!) official.

  50. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Wow….Gibbo is crazy angry there..

  51. para
    29/10/2016

    Gibbsy my man of the match, two sure attacks(goals) thwarted.

  52. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Hahahahaha… what was that Coq

  53. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    So striker can shove the defender in air…

  54. Gord
    29/10/2016

    It sounds like Alexis was booed by the home crowd, for receiving a knee in the back.

    According to the text on Arsenal.com, there has only been a single yellow issued in the game so far (Alexis on the receiving end of the knee, not the card). 🙂

    COYG!

  55. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Where is your shooting shoes…Ox.

    Come.on Gunners

  56. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Sunderland players clearly being allowed to make the kind of leaning in fouls that Alexis has been flagged for multiple times.

    One set of rules for the Arsenal.
    A different code for the opposition?

    pgMOB Rules (OK?) Football??
    It’s football Jim but not as we know it.

  57. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Superb tackle Ox..

  58. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Sure penalty. Dead on

  59. Menace
    29/10/2016

    Theo is missed big time. Ox just doesn’t have the accuracy required. More time on the training ground Ox!!

  60. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    piss take Arsenal 13 that takes the biscuit cake and the party

  61. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Unbelievable riffing by the Charing official.

    Bogus!

  62. Gord
    29/10/2016

    Ahh, I see. You need to hover cursor over some symbol, to see that other events also include a yellow. Dumb interface if you ask me.

    COYG!

  63. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    should have been a penalty for sanchez martin atkinson not fit to referee

  64. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….

  65. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    WTF??!

  66. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Try again:
    Unbelievable yet entirely predictable from the official.

    Sanchez’s reaction tells you all you need to know.

  67. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahhahaha

  68. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    after missing such a blatant penalty for Sanchez what as urprise Atkinson couldn’t wait to give them one

  69. para
    29/10/2016

    That was a pen for Alexis too.

  70. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    what a cunt ref the cunt to score it

  71. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    Entirely transparent performance from this official.
    Don’t waste your time trying to defend the crook we all saw it.

    Sanchez is livid and there’s a simple reason why.

  72. para
    29/10/2016

    Come on lads, we need to pull out just a little more now, we’ve got 12 men against us.

  73. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    We all knew what the official was up to at half time.

    The problem people who will try to defend this will find is that: how can we all predict the decision making process of the official and the type of calls he is going to make?

  74. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Come on Gunners

  75. Gord
    29/10/2016

    12 men? How about 11 men and 4 worms?

    COYG!

  76. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    15 you mean

  77. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    worse off sanchez gets a card finsbury absolute wanker and the commentators are pissing me off

  78. para
    29/10/2016

    Oh Ox, you left you contacts at home? 🙂

  79. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    Pienaar getting substituted now , he shoul;d have been sent off in the first half

  80. Menace
    29/10/2016

    Giroud back with a first touch gaol!!

  81. Menace
    29/10/2016

    GOAL!!!

  82. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Na na naaa
    Na na naaaaa
    Na na naaaaa saa

    Gieeerrooooooo

    Come.on

    Gibbo assist

  83. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    Girouddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. para
    29/10/2016

    What an entrance. Girouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuud

  85. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    yeah!!! Goiroud!!! fuck you sunderland and your paid refs

  86. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Gibbo with awesome cross again

  87. Gord
    29/10/2016

    How to go Giroud, and Gibbs!

    COYG!

  88. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    dangerous high foot not even a yellow from MA

  89. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    COq just git kicked in the face what the hell are the sunderland players moaning at?!

  90. Menace
    29/10/2016

    If there is anyone watching this game & thinks the official is honest they need their heads examining. This is one of the most corrupt bit of officiating today. Riley & Dean have the worst records Atkinson the cheating son of a bitch is a close third.

  91. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Girooooo

  92. Menace
    29/10/2016

    Giroud with his 2nd & Arsenals third.

  93. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    Sexy Giroud!! boom!!

  94. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    3 1 Giroud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What will all the haters say now

  95. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    My swearing can stop now sorry the ref was pissing me off

  96. Menace
    29/10/2016

    Go on you Gunners another 6 just to teach their boss that Ozil is not ready yet!!!

  97. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    We need a world class striker HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER lol

  98. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Yyyeeeeaaahhhhh
    Alexis..

  99. HIGHAMSPARKGUNNER
    29/10/2016

    4 1 COYG
    TOP OF THE LEAGUE

  100. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    yes!! Menace 6-1 come on baby

  101. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Does that count as Rambo assist

  102. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    They don’t like it up ’em.

    Stick the big man up there.
    Get in the mixer!

    ‘Ave it!

  103. Menace
    29/10/2016

    Alexis for 4 & the ground is emptying … all the northern cheats dripping tears. Rambo on as sub.

  104. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    Classic Finsbury

  105. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    And there Moyes was thinking Wenger doesn’t do tactics lol

  106. Gord
    29/10/2016

    Come on, we need 2 more goals, one from Alexis and one from Giroud!

    COYG!

  107. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    and Ramsey Gord

  108. Gord
    29/10/2016

    What was Gibbs booked for?

    Does Moyes get sacked today? The Sun predicted it.

    COYG!

  109. para
    29/10/2016

    Some goal difference would be good, but the lade are tired too.

  110. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Gibbo booked for not letting Sunderland take a quick freekick

  111. para
    29/10/2016

    To all those who think Gibbs is no good, arent you glad we have him now?

  112. Gord
    29/10/2016

    Are you looking for 3 hat tricks in one game Va Cong? 🙂

    So much for the medja pronounciation that Arsenal can’t be creative without Cazorla.

    COYG!

  113. Gord
    29/10/2016

    Thanks 13.

    COYG!

  114. Robido
    29/10/2016

    Early crosses causing havoc – way to go

  115. Robido
    29/10/2016

    The odd empty seat there now

  116. para
    29/10/2016

    Gord, Its only Sunderland, lets not get carried away too much.

  117. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Hahahahaha Rambo Freezed.

  118. Va Cong
    29/10/2016

    I wish Gord, but if the ref did his job 9 me sunderland would have been 10-0

  119. ARSENAL 13
    29/10/2016

    Gibbs sure showing his.worth…..

    Sure starter….

  120. Menace
    29/10/2016

    We are top of the league. Say ‘we are top of the league’ !!

  121. Leon
    29/10/2016

    A three goal improvement should be enough to keep us top.
    Sad to see Rodwell in such a crap team. I always hoped he would make it big, but injuries have ruined his career.

  122. Robido
    29/10/2016

    Gord
    Worth getting up for ? (not like me for the cricket!)

  123. finsbury
    29/10/2016

    I enjoyed the manner in which the big lump came off the bench, took that load off of his shoulders, and dropped a house upon the wicked witch in the middle.

  124. WalterBroeckx
    29/10/2016

    Sick report, sorry match report is on line

  125. Gord
    29/10/2016

    Yes Robido, thanks.

    Is Walter sick? Working too hard I suppose. He probably straightened out the Walloon situation for us. 🙂

  126. WalterBroeckx
    29/10/2016

    LOL Gord, yes I’m really sick but managed to watch the match and writing a match report. Now off to recover.

  127. Tony Attwood
    29/10/2016

    Match report is now on line

    http://untold-arsenal.com/archives/57223

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