By Walter Broeckx
I think it was halfway September that I for the first time predicted that we would have Dean for our match against Manchester United. And who did Mike Riley appointed for this match this Monday? Yes, the Untold prediction on referees once again was spot on. Mike Dean it will be.
In a way this is getting laughable. In a way this is so poor for the PL who sells themselves as the best league in the world.
Because I with my ‘amateurish” approach of studying the PGMO can predict not only almost every move a referee makes on the field. But I can even predict which appointments will be made for Arsenal matches weeks in advance.
Just give this a thought. Untold with their studying can do this. What is the chance that people who earn…or loose millions by running betting companies can go further than I? I think that chance is very big. They can spend thousand of pounds on paying people who can do nothing else but do what I am doing in the open. And their predictions can even be better than mine. Or maybe they are using my predictions and my work to arrange their betting odds?
If a company as the PGMO is working in such a predictable way this is also opening the door for people who are seeking to influence a match. We are just asking for getting better referees and most of all fair referees. Where at the end of the day the errors even out. And that is not what we have been getting from the PGMO for many, many, many years now.
But people who want to use their power to influence referee performances…. for their own fortunes can have all the time in the world now to try to influence them. I’m not saying this is being done but the way the PGMO works it could open the door to such dealings.
So halfway September I predicted for the first time that it would be Dean for this match. And I really am not a person that can predict the future. I cannot tell you the correct numbers for the Euro Millions because if I would I would have predicted them a few times in my family circle. It is nothing to do with inside knowledge. Well you might say it is as I do have inside knowledge in to some things. But not in to that part of the PGMO.
It just is looking at the appointments and then draw conclusions for the future. Oh so predictable, oh so easy you might say.
And when you got Dean we also can predict a few things. Most of them will be predicted in our referee preview of course. I heard Andrew was also already working on the Dean article for a few days, maybe weeks.
But if you see any odds about no penalties in favour of Arsenal that would be one I would go for. Of course with the SAF-shadow no longer hanging over Old Trafford and Manchester United we might see a different Dean. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see him dancing when the other team scores a goal against Arsenal. Penalty or penalties against Arsenal are very likely.
And if Koscielny would get fit in a miraculous way I would bet on a red card against him. But more on that later when the preview comes on line.
I must say that in the last seasons we have on a few occasions been able to overcome Dean. So it is not that straight forward any more as it was 2 or 3 seasons ago. We have found a way to stand up against him it seems. But we never know if he will find new ways of doing what he did all those years. Allowing us being kicked to pieces like Chelsea was allowed last time they came to the Emirates is maybe also a certainty.
Some people will say that it doesn’t matter who the ref is that we should win this match anyway. That might have been the case if we wouldn’t have the PGMO with Mike Riley as the head of this secret organisation. An organisation that we have shown to be living in their own fancy dream world for the last years.
Producing statistics that suit them out of nowhere to make them look very competent. And with an organisation like that you have to be very careful and take them in account when you talk of any match when Arsenal is involved.
And as we have been studying the refs and the PGMO and we could come to this prediction weeks ago it seems that Mike Riley specifically wanted Dean for this match. He kept him away from both teams as much as he could. So Riley has something in mind. For weeks. And we know that Dean so far in his career has been a very good servant of the ones in the driver seat.
I once said that he is an excellent referee (or could be one) but that he also is very well aware of knowing which way the wind is turning and which way he can please his pay master. And his pay master is still Mike Riley.
So it will be interesting to see if we will see the Dean of old, doing the paymasters job. Or will we see that there really is a crack in the leadership of Riley at the PGMO and that there might be a change at the top. No better person than Dean to know.
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