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  1. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Referee Mike Dean is too average and well below the endured level in correct decision making and at a high level in wrong decision making in his PL matches referring this season for my liking according to the statistics provided in this article posting.

    Therefore, Let the Gunners prepared themselves mentally and physically to deal with any unintentional and intentional wrong decisions making which ref’ Mike Dean may or could make against Arsenal in the game during the entire course of playing the game and come out from the match with all the essential 3 points at stake in the match.

  2. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Today being Friday and we play against Stoke tomorrow Saturday, I’ve surfed the net all day but I’ve not yet been to Arsenal.com but I cannot see to read the usual pre game Le Prof’s press conference from any media outlets I’ve been to.

    It’s on the rumour mill in the media again that Arsenal want to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid again, again again, again and again – 5 seasons, in this coming summer window. But I asked myself, for how long will Arsenal be making attempts to sign Morata? For eternity? If at all the media reports are correct.

    For his quality to efficiently plays in all front 4 positions, I am one Arsenal die hard supporter that agitated for the signing of Morata by Arsenal when the news first emerged that he was going to be signable. But on the condition that no buyback clause of after a 2-3 year spell with Arsenal be written into the transfer document transferring him to Arsenal. And I still stand by my stance.

    But if at the long run we managed to get a 4th place table finish this season to play in the CL next season and if it’s true Arsenal want to sign Morata and guarantee him a starting role, but Le said he doesn’t do that but if he won’t in the case of signing Morata, I perceive the transfer will fall through because that’d what reportedly stopped Vardy from signing for Arsenal this season.

    If Arsenal Signs Morata, will he be used to replace Lucas Perez who from all indications has fallen out of Le Prof’s favour?

  3. Brickfields Gunners

    A man is served whisky on a Flight….

    The Flight attendant asks the Priest seated next to him, whether he would like a drink too?

    Priest: “I would rather be raped by a dozen prostitutes than let liquor touch my lips”.

    The man returns the drink saying:”Me too, I didn’t know we had a choice”

  4. Gord

    Brickfields, are you saying the priest would rather “licker” touched his lips, than liqour?

  5. Gord

    Wins for today: Everton to beat Watford, WBA to beat Chelsea at home.


    Did you know that Watford (Hertfordshire) predates USAians saying “What Ford should I buy?”.

  6. Jeff

    I fear as to the reason why Dean has been given this match.
    He comes from the Wirral. Yep next door to Liverpool.
    Who are Arsenal hoping to knock out of the top 4 ?
    Well well well it’s Liverpool.
    Dean has previous with Arsenal, expect nothing different.

  7. robl

    Stokies hate Dean at least as much as we do, I’m expecting an awful performance against both sides.

  8. Norman14

    I bet within 5 minutes of the start, he’s made it all about him!

    Could be cards, but he could swing either way – or maybe both 😉

  9. Andrew Crawshaw

    Say whatever you like about Dean but he knows the rules – forwards, backwards, sideways and inside out. He knows the rules. The problem comes with his often baffling interpretation of the rules at times.

    For certain we are most unlikely to get a penalty, I think he has given one in the last 8 years. One against us is quite possible though.

    Mind though the one Arsenal game he has done so far he was as good as gold and he gave us no problems at all.

    Difficult to predict but years of his odd refereeing make me very fearful, particularly with the recent history between the clubs.

    Could do with an early Arsenal goal to calm nerves!


  10. Gord

    Half time at Everton. Watford picked up an unsportmanlike yellow, and as a result of that, a dissent yellow for complaining. No score. Everton have 3 on target, Watford has 1.

    Approaching half time at WBA. WBA have 2 yellow cards, no score, shots on target even (2).

  11. ClockEndRider

    The most interesting part of this is that the blog, which went into considerable detail and was unequivocal in its findings, has been taken down. Now that I find both sinister and frightening.

  12. ClockEndRider
  13. ClockEndRider

    So I withdraw the frightening and sinister piece.
    However, read the article. Doesn’t matter if you’re not a statiristicale pert you can get the point – that The results iof Arsenal games with Dean in charge show some very, very odd characteristics.

  14. Gord

    Thanks for the link, nice article.

    Everton won, 1-0.

    Chelsea got a goal (who is Batshuayi?) with 7 minutes left. Now 3 minutes into time added on for stoppages.


    But Santi Cazorla is still out injured. 🙂

  15. para

    It might be one of those games, but players have got to learn to deal with it. I noticed they seem to get up more quickly when they get kocked down.

    Hope Santi can play some role next season though. A talent not to be thrown away really.

  16. Nitram


    But how do you ‘Learn to deal with it’? I think that is far too simplistic.

    You try to stand on your feet. You don’t get your foul/Penalty.

    You go down. It’s waved away, or worse you’re booked for diving.

    You don’t complain about the hacks. They carry on unabated.

    You do complain. You’re waved away, or worse booked for dissent.

    That’s the problem Para. When a team is cheating and the ref is allowing it, there’s not much you can do.

    If a ref is determined to ’tilt’ the game in favour of our opposition, winning is almost impossible.

    I have one hope for today, and that is the fact that with the title decided and most of the relegation issues too, what is there left for SKY/BT’s final day bonanza except the ‘battle for 4th’ ?

    It’s surely in their best interests to keep that battle alive until the final day, and that means us winning today.

    Yes hope, but I must admit a pretty forlorn one.

    But I fully expect the absolute worst of Dancing Dean today. I expect to get beat. 3-0 is my prediction.

    We will end up with 10 mean. Xhaka.

    We will not get a penalty.

    Stoke will.

    Sanchez will be kicked with impunity.

    I cannot watch today as I am working, and I’m sad to say, I’m not that fussed because Dean will turn it into a farce.

    I just hope I end up with egg on my face. It wont be the first time that’s for sure.

  17. Norman14

    Check Skybet – that should give a clue as to the final outcome!

  18. Norman14

    I think on Untold, we should adopt the term “Hazarding”. This will save writing “the player cleverly tripped himself, and got a free kick by bluffing the referee”.

    It can apply to any player, not just the diving little fella at Chelsea!

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