By Sir Hardly Anyone.
Well my dears, while Untold is speaking about reality, evidence based football reporting, and general whatnot, what is the rest of the football world discussing? Wild ravings and unsupported rants by and large. So what have we been fed of late?
Well, the usual load of drivel. But the number of people reading these sites seems to be going down so maybe our occasional spoof pages are actually making one or two people realise that these sites are the wild ramblings of disorientated minds.
And with that in mind we are off.
DEAL AGREED– £165,000-A-Week Arsenal Target Agrees To Sign, Will Complete London Move.
That was on an Arsenal news accumulator site and appeared on GunnersCity.com the name of which suggests some sort of Arsenal orientated site. And it says
Reports have it that Paris Saint Germaine striker, Edinson Cavani has agreed a deal, in principle, to join English Premier League. The player has always been touted to join the EPL in previous transfer window and now seem set to arrive next summer. However, to a rival club.
According to latest reports, the 28-years-old has agreed to join London rivals, Chelsea, in the summer transfer window.
Surprise, Wenger Could Hand First Ever PL Start To Attacker vs Swans
Squawka.com tells us that Arsene Wenger is contemplating handing a first Premier League start to Joel Campbell in the face of a midfield injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium, as per the Telegraph.
Not really that much of a surprise is it? Really?
He’ll become Iniesta!’ Arsenal fans excited by shock transfer news
Talk Sprout really got rather excited on this one.
There was plenty of hype surrounding Dan Crowley last year and he earned himself a chance to play first-team football with League One side Barnsley swooping to loan the midfielder.
Impressive performances, and a goal against Everton in the League Cup, were forthcoming but now his deal with the Tykes has been cut short and Gunners fans feel they may be about to benefit, just like they did when Francis Coquelin’s loan to Charlton was ended early last year.
Now this is contradicted by caughtoffside which says,
after making just 10 appearances for the Yorkshire side, he has been shipped back to Arsenal before his loan spell was due to officially end. And it is believed that the reason is because Barnsley’s coaching staff have been left distinctly unimpressed by his performances, with a report adding that the teenager is “nowhere near ready for first-team football”.
Oh but there are of course some real transfers around such as
BREAKING: Arsenal Return To Spain To CONCLUDE£22M Surprise Deal For Star
It’s the highly infamous oohtobeagooner again who claim
Fichajes claims Arsenal are working on a £22million deal to sign Isco from Real Madrid. The report also adds that Arsene Wenger is planning to strengthen his midfield, and believes Isco is the right man for the Job.
Now what concerns me here is why job is written as Job (meaning the Devil). Anyway that’s all detail because we’ve got our new manager lined up.
Arsenal Planning Wenger Replacement– A Surprise Choice But One Arsenal Fans Will Like
By Far The Greatest Team tell us that Arsenal are trying to “lure” Patrick Vieira back to the Ems so he can understudy Arsene Wenger and become the new manager.
Confirmed By Skysports- Jose Mourinho To Be Sacked
The repetitive drivel that is By far the greatest team tells us that “Sky Sports are reporting that Jose Mourinho will be sacked should he fail to win at Liverpool. Should he be sacked, he would become the third casualty of managers sacked in the Premier League this season. He will be following Brendan Rodgers and Tim Sherwood out of a job.”
Is it just me or is there a contradiction between “confirmed” and “should he be”?
Meanwhile Breaking News– Jose Mourinho To Leave Chelsea in dailyfootballblog.com is a little misleading for the whole story doesn’t say that he is. In fact it says the opposite. Funny old world
Here’s a funny one though
Arsenal had agreed deal with£25m-rated Man United star!
The reports from Secret Footballer claim, that Arsenal had a done deal for Morgan Schneiderlin before Arsene Wenger pulled the plug on the transfer. That is in golazogoal.com
And so we come to Pep Guardiola To Hold OFFICIAL Discussion With Arsene Wenger which appears in dailyfootballblog.com
And the talks are about… “the outrageous Arsenal prices”. That must be the fact that Arsenal fans endlessly have to pay about 300% more when the club play league cup matches away than when they play at home. Or that when Arsenal play away in the league, about 50% of the time we have to pay far more for lowest rate tickets than Arsenal fans play at the Emirates. Or maybe that we don’t have Allianz, T, Audi and Addidas ploughing billions into the club month after month.
Confirmed: Midfielder will join Arsenal in January! says Eplscouts.com
Actually he hasn’t – even on this spoof site. The-23-year old Portugal international William Carvalho has been heavily linked with Arsenal several times, during the previous transfer windows, but the Gunners were failed to agreed terms with Sporting CP.
Arsenal will battle Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United to sign defensive midfielder in January, when the Winter transfer window re-opens, and are ready to offer at around 35,5 for Carvalho.
Here’s one I like particularly. Arsenal News Roundup: Wenger will land stunning stars at Emirates, Arsenal will anounce SHOCK deal in January!
According to British media outlets Arsenal enter the race with EPL giants for PSG star Ezequiel Lavezzi, and now are close to confirm deal….
Time will tell Arsenal will complete Lavezzi deal in January or it is just a newspaper speculation.
I love that “time will tell”. Oh do me a favour.
30 October 2009: Possibly having been encouraged by Tottenham fans, or possibly just through an unwillingness to do proper research, The Guardian reprinted the story about Arsenal gaining promotion in 1919 through some corrupt means. As always there was no evidence presented to back up the case, and no serious presentation of the mass of evidence to the contrary.
30 October 2012: Reading 5 Arsenal 7 in league cup. Arsenal went 4-0 down before fighting back to become the first team ever to score 6+ in consecutive league cup games. The goalscorers in order were Walcott, Giroud, Koscielny, Walcott, Chamakh, Walcott, Chamakh
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- Manchester City v Arsenal: the team and the FA Cup
- Has Arsenal now caught up with Manchester City?
- Manchester City v Arsenal: the referee and the FA Cup