40 responses

  1. WalterBroeckx

    That number 20 should have been number 1 ! 😉

    Seriously some very good points.
    The number 16 is a tricky one. The rule that a player receiving treatment has to wait at the side line before coming on is to prevent feigning injuries that many teams did and still do when needed.
    Maybe they should change the rule in that the player who committed the foul also has to go off and wait till the fouled player can come on again or is being replaced?

  2. Masterstroke

    This is where the sin bin would be useful, to penalise teams who cause injuries and take advantage when a player is off receiving treatment after being fouled.

  3. Gord


    I guess Akpom plays against Mexico tomorrow, and has 2 goals so far in his tournament.

    Zelalem is impressing for the USA.


  4. Mjc

    Regards the sin bin concept, I think that the injured player must remain off the pitch for a minimum 2 minutes – this would reduce the feigning of injuries further, as well as ensuring proper medical treatment. Combined with this, the player that committed the foul that led to the injury (unless a goalkeeper) should also leave the pitch for 2 minutes, or for five minutes if he was booked for the foul.

  5. Pete

    OT: What on earth is going on at FIFA now? Hastily scheduled presser, then delayed, no name plate for Valcke… It is beyond surreal.

  6. Brickfields Gunners

    20. I ‘ll bring along a bottle of wine .

  7. TailGunner

    Blatter & Scala name plates now removed. Is there anybody left?

  8. Pete

    OT: They’ve now removed the name plates of Blatter and the Auditor from the press conference!

  9. Pete

    Tailgunner – this is almost as entertaining as the Cup Final!

  10. Gf60

    Blatter has just resigned! Best news of the day.

  11. Gord

    Another election, and the septic one will run again.

  12. Pete

    He’s gone! He’s gone!

  13. TailGunner

    yes absolutely incredible, but wonderful. More to come I’m sure.

  14. SouthernGunner

    Untold has single handedly brought down FUFA 😉

  15. Dec

    Blatter gone. Excellent! Now to overturn the lunacy of Quatar 2022.

  16. Oluwatoba

    This is the best thing that has happened to Football for a while

  17. Kenneth Widmerpool

    Begone ye splatter Blatter twitter twatter!

  18. TailGunner

    Looks like Seps boat has floundered on the rocks and sunk

  19. TailGunner

    Southern Gooner
    Not forgetting the BBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph and Huff Post

  20. Gord

    I Bladder is forever banned from having anything to do with ANY sport, not just football. Otherwise he’ll probably try to get a job as an executive of the Olympic committee. At least until he steps on US soil, and then gets to spend some time at Club Fed.

  21. TailGunner

    ……and Andrew Jennings

  22. Chris

    Well, one thing not on the list has just changed : Joseph Blatter has just called it quits.
    Maybe time for winds of change ?

  23. Gunnerjoe

    And the British press is taken most of the credit yep that sounds about right.

  24. Gord


    You mean maybe Mike Riley will also resign today? Or Greg Dyke? Someone else?

  25. GoingGoingGooner

    BUT Blatter will remain as President until then and the same old FIFA statutes will be used to elect his successor…It is going to be a corruption filled free for all.

  26. para

    “16. A player is kicked to bits, the ref gives a foul, the player needs treatment, and the team that has suffered the foul, is then penalised by having their player removed from the pitch.”

    How about this?
    The player who commits the foul should have to go off the pitch for the length of time the injured player does. If he has to be substituted, he must be also substituted. That would be fair.

    I wrote this before reading the comments, Walter already thinks mostly the same.

  27. GoingGoingGooner

    Because he is no longer a candidate, Sepp Blatter believes he is the man to oversea a wide-spread reorganisation of FIFA…So, Mr. Fox how would you design the hen-house?

  28. Gord

    He wants to visit all the offices, looking for paper to shred before the Swiss or USA authorities can find it.

  29. Dec

    Been suggesting something like this for ages, good idea in principle.
    The offending player should indeed be required to leave the pitch until recalled by the referee. Pretty much as the injured player is now. He shouldn’t be obliged however to stay off as long as the injured player or be substituted. This would lead only to abuse and strategic delays in treatment or substitution. Imagine Messi collides with some buffoon of a defender. Suddenly the defender gets a mysterious pain and needs to be substituted for another muppet, in your scenario Messi would be taken out of play too. The incentive to be creative would be counter productive.

  30. TailGunner

    The Swiss police have already taken cars full of files from FIFA offices

  31. Gord

    I don’t think they took all the paper, just all that looked likely. But I would not be surprised to find that there were boxes of FIFA paperwork in places such as Russia or Qatar, that probably should have been in Switzerland. After all, would Septic Bladder like a home away from home where ever he visited? And maybe he has a little place with a private office already in Venezuela.

    I keep thinking Valke got his butt to the airport and flew away, somewhere. I don’t see how blaiming that letter on a dead man, when good old Jerome’s name is plain as day would ever work.

  32. soglorious

    No 20 is just the best. On another note, can’t Untold organize one and invite Wenger? I know he reads UA. That I am sure of.

  33. nicky

    There is something suspicious going on here with the sudden but welcome resignation of Blatter.
    Either those already arrested have implicated him in their crimes OR the legal ferrets have turned up evidence directly against him.
    Whatever the real reason for his departure, it should be disclosed.
    And he should not be allowed to take any part in the lead-up to the election of his replacement.
    At long last our world has the chance of re-introducing integrity to the governance of football. The opportunity simply mustn’t be missed to ensure that another Blatter will never again be permitted to oversee corruption in the “beautiful game”. 😉

  34. Stan The Man

    All very interesting and plausible. For me as well, No. 20 takes the cake. If Wenger concurs, can we all come? You don’t have to worry about making enough tea to go round. We’ll bring our own tea.

  35. Mandy Dodd

    Some great points in these articles, especially the last one! The very least you guys deserve. Valid point about what awaits Spurs and Liverpool.
    As for those worried about Blatter hanging around causing corruption and evading things, an understandable reaction but no need to worry. Something has happened in the last few days to bring this about, think we may soon find out what it is. It is clear his game is up.
    What will happen to him…..worst case scenario, a one way trip to Dignitas. Second worse …in relative terms to the first, he gets twenty years. His best case scenario, he gets frightened, spills the beans , does a year or two in a NY Pen, then gets let out early on trumped up health reasons, but this will only happen if he talks and money is recovered.
    These Feds are not going away, they have 14 people frightened for their future who will be talking as Chuck Blazer has.
    Blatter is just going through a choreographed exit to meet what ever fate awaits.
    But the bad news, he may well be replaced by a guy who looks after France first then his Qatari mates, a man who wanted Qatar to host the WC, a man who bottled FFP at the first attempt, yes we could end up with that prick Platini

  36. @Swales1968

    My 10 Things to improve football 🙂

    1) time wasting – Football fans pay high prices to watch a game today either going to the games or paying for it on Sky/BT. Do we get value for money in terms of time of ball in play, during the cup final it took 4 minutes for the ball not to be in play for 1 minute (4 mins of football produced 3 actual minutes of football). Is that fair on fans who paid an extortionate amount of money for tickets and this was with 2 teams who were not really time wasting.

    2) Pundits – To be taught the laws of the game…..do I need to say more lol

    3) Refs – We all know what the problems are, we see them week in week out. All I want is consistency, consistency in their decision making and fairness towards all teams.

    4) The FA – Get younger people involved in running the association, make them answer for the state of the game in England & Wales.

    5) The Media – Honesty, unbiased and stop the lazy writing please. We need to get back to proper stories with proper investigations into the state of football. There are many stories they could write about but easy headlines like “Wilshere” are the norm

    6) 3pm kick offs on a Saturday – a percentage of games for each team must kick off at this time during a season

    7) Friday & Monday night games – If these are to go ahead then they should be between teams that are no more than 90 minutes away from each other. This will allow away fans to get home at a decent hour.

    8) Sitting – Make home ends (or part of) a unrestricted seating area, all must be season ticket holders but with unreserved seats. First come first served, get home fans into the stadiums earlier to increase the atmosphere.

    9) Touts – The FA/PL & clubs to have a full season on clamping down on all touting of football tickets.

    10) Ticket prices – to find a fair system of charging for games, especially for away fans.

  37. goonersince72

    21. Tony Attwood heads up the FA.
    22. Walter Broeckx takes charge of the PGMO.
    23. Football is in a better place.

  38. Gord

    The Daily Mail has end of season payouts. Arsenal came in 4th with £96.5m (because the T people think nobody wants to watch Wengerball).


  39. Ray from Norfolk, Virginia

    Tea? What tea?
    I expect a gourmet Alsatian lunch.
    Appetizer: Goose foie gras. A bit of Pinot noir can do well with that.
    Main course: Choucroute Alsacienne, with the best pork trimmings, including Morteau sausage.
    Pick a good Klevener de Heilingenstein with it, as it is usually dryer than a Gewurztraminer.
    Alternative main course if you do not like pork: Coq au vin (Riesling). Pick a Riesling with it.
    Salade Alsacienne with a Chasselas.
    Cheese tray: https://www.cookipedia.co.uk/recipes_wiki/Category:Alsace_cheeses along with a Sylvaner.
    Desserts: tartes aux fruits AND souffle au Kirsch.
    Then: A long nap.
    This is what a proper AKB like me should expect…

  40. Ray from Norfolk, Virginia

    My first ever trip to Strasbourg / Alsace was as an eight year old in 1966…
    My most memorable Alsatian lunch was at my cousin’s in-laws in Paris in 1984.
    I will only go back to dine with the Boss. BTW, how is the banner coming?

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