31 responses

  1. Brickfields Gunners

    You have got my undivided attention , and am sitting down ! Let the show begin !

  2. norman14

    Great article Tony – I’m looking forward to the next part.

    There is no doubt that PGMO is about as open as the Freemason society, their leader doesn’t communicate with his salary funders, the football supporters up and down the country.

    The advent of Rotational Fouling could be easily offset by a right and proper authority, by introducing a “team penalty” for this most insidious activity. This “team penalty” is most successful in the Rugby Super League, where the referee advises the captain of the offending team, that the next foul his team commits will result in a penalty against the team. Not a free kick, not a player getting booked, but the removal of the most recent offender for a period of ten minutes.

    The problem with PGMO is that they NEED to recognise those individual “Rotational Fouls” in the first place. Or, more importantly, if they do see them, they need to act.

  3. esxste

    I did a little list of the referees involved in the games the Sun highlighted. Just to see for a pattern:

    Arsenal – Liverpool – m oliver – +2
    west brom – Arsenal – Mark Clattenburg – +1
    west hame – arsenal – craig pawson – -1

    west ham – leicester – Anthony Taylor – -2
    southampton – leicster – Paul Tierney – +2
    crystal palace – Leicester – Mike Dean – -3
    West Brom – Leicester – Anthony Taylor- -3
    Man City – Leicster – Craig Pawson -1
    southampton – Leicster – Michael Oliver -3
    chelsea – leicster – Craig Pawson – -1

    If the match is marked “+2” thats how many points should have been won by Arsenal or Leicester, if its “-2” then that’s how many points should be taken away.

    Our good friends, Mr Taylor and Mr Dean are responsible for 8 of the points Leicester picked up, and perhaps shouldn’t have.

  4. finsbury

    Anyone confused by this article can simply go and watch the Chelsea Arsenal FIXture from the 15/16 season. it’s all there. Bells and whistles included.

  5. Mandy Dodd

    Am sitting down, but maybe best later in the day BST, might need something stronger than i would normally drink at this time.
    As for matchfixing, corruption, etc…unless the powers that be act, we have seen nothing yet. Next season, we will have the unholy quartet of Mourinho, Mendes, Man Utd and Mike Riley to contend with. Anyone who thinks that lot will offer a level playing field…well, I just wish i could live in their nice warm fluffy world. I hope Mr Wenger, in his purist existance is not naive to this, buying Granit suggests he is not
    The problem isnt just the compliant media, the British people throughout the ages have….as a group, not as individuals been more accepting of the establishment…than at least some neighbours I could mention, they dont like indulging in what they see as conspiracies…others see as criminality. It took the families, and some determined politicians to uncover what most knew really went on at Hillsborough, not the media, police or judiciary….and now it seems the same police were using un-necessary violence against striking miners….and i think we all know where the buck stops with both cases. When the truth is revealed…..usually after decades, there is anger, revulsion…..but until it is revealed, many are too uncomfortable to even think about the reality
    This trait makes this country ripe for a Calcipolli…and perhaps more at risk of a longer term cover up than some..there are inconsistencies staring us all in the face, but few want to look too deep for fear of what may be found.

  6. Menace

    Rock on Tony – I’m excited & all set to be amazed.

  7. Leon

    You’re a bit of a tease aren’t you Tony. After that headline I expected the big reveal was going to be in this article.
    Hope nothing happens to you over this next period.
    I will remain seated.

  8. Usama Zaka

    Next season might be the biggest match fixing fiesta in the league we have ever seen.

    First we have Antonio Conte of Chelsea who was involved in match fixing in Italy when he was the manager of Sienna in 2011/12. He is still under trial in Italy.

    Second we have Pep Guardiola of City, who was single handedly awarded two Champions League titles on a silver platter in 2009 and 2011, thanks to some of the most dubious and suspectedly corrupt refereeing we have ever seen. He also had immensely favourabla refereeing in La Liga and even Bundesliga. With raining penalties and red cards in favour.

    Third we have “the fraud one” Mourinho of Man U, top class in influencing refs and getting the results needed. Just look at the Chelsea 2014/15 league title, refs, refs and refs. And now that he is at Utd, he will get all the help from the master of influencing refs Sir F.

    Fourth we have Poch of Spuds, masters of fouling and leg breaking, with the help of media and refs they get away with nearly every foul and were the only team alongside City not to get a red card this season.

    Fifth we have Klopp of Liverpool?!?!, the club that the media loves to the core and will get every sort of help at times possible from refs and league.

    Sixth we have Ranieri of Leicester, nothing with Ranieri he seems like a good man on and off the pitch, its whats wrong with Leicester. Leicester’s serious financial situation, secret stake holding, undocumented investment from within England, full support of PGMO, media, TV, (and dummy fans), and record making cash-outs in sports betting history!!

    Last we have Arsène Wenger of ARsenal, probably the only man in professional football who stands up against match fixing, blood doping, suspicious refereeing, no use of video tech, continuous fixture changing, money doping from City and Chelsea, etc… Just look at France match fixing scandal 1993 and how Wenger and Monaco stood up against the corruption by Marseille.

  9. Va Cong

    popcorn and hotdog ready with a comfy seat tonight

  10. colario
  11. Leon

    More rubbish from you
    You do realise that Tony considers Dylan to be a god, and I have just about every legit and some illegal recordings he ever made.

  12. Lekan gunner

    Hi Tony , I so much love ur article,
    I’m a Nigerian and from my ur analysis,
    I saw this strange to about the Liechester City game especially the 1-0 wins.
    I can’t remember the team..i think southampon (might av ended 2-1) cos some player were aloud to hold ( I mean hug) other player in the 18 box so they can neither jump.
    same as some teams against arsenal.(KOSEINLY, GIROUD, OZIL to mention a few)
    Anyway, the FA should look into the structure of refereeing …else on the long run people might lose interest once issues come together at the same time.

    in human nature u cann not stop these things but u can arrange them in a manner that the likelyhood of it taking its effects is greatly reduced.

  13. Lekan gunner

    *allowed to hold( correction

  14. Goonermikey

    Splendid prologue Tony. Can’t wait.

  15. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    The main authority who can take the necessary action to nip the hidden match fixing episodes in the bud is the FA.

    On this alleged criminal scandal, the mass media should be the ones if they like and choose to, take the leading role in exposing the match fixing that is looking to be happening of has happened in the match officiating of the Premier League matches by referees.

    And should the FA failed to take the necessary appropriate action over the mass media exposure of the scandal with hard evidence, the England sports ministry should step in to unmasked the devil that is behind the mask who has been bringing the Premier League officiating into disrepute. And consequently, the Scotland Yard should be invited to eventually come-in into the matter to do their job.

  16. Stan The Man

    Tony, may the angels keep you from all harm. I will make sure I am not only seated, but also firmly strapped in by customised belts. More grease to your elbows!

  17. colario

    Thank you Leon.

    Now I know that a link to info about Bob Dylan is considered by you as ‘rubbish’. And I don’t know that some people think he is a god.

    Tony is an atheist yet you say that Tony thinks of Bob Dylan as ‘a god’.

    I put link here because I know that Tony is a fan of Bob Dylan and thought he might like to take a look.

    I don’t know how good the info is because all I know about Bob Dylan is that he is an American male singer. So whether or not the info in the link is of any value I can not say.

    If you disagree with me and therefore believe I write ‘rubbish’ so be it.

  18. finsbury

    “….we have Arsène Wenger of ARsenal, probably the only man in professional football who stands up against match fixing, blood doping, suspicious refereeing, no use of video tech, continuous fixture changing, money doping from City and Chelsea, etc…”

    Ever wondered why the Arsenal manager and Arsenal Football Club get such a bad press amongst the rest of the hurdles? Well, you need wonder no more!

    *have any other club sacked a manager for taking a bung? there was that stand up gentleman Mr.Mackay but I think he was sacked for taking the wrong bung or an undeclared (to his boss) bung. Though we all note that Presstitutes came out in full force for that manager so much so that they had some gullible supporters singing in praise of that idiot. Which was very funny.

    If the press have the observable ability to brainwash some fans into singing support for one of their pals/business partners who deserved his sacking, what else can they make many football fans believe?

    To repeat:

    Have you ever wondered why AFC get such a bad press from the funny papers? It’s no mystery.

  19. Jerry

    Excellent article Tony! Looking forward to the future articles!

  20. finsbury

    How did UEFA to the Arsenal when their manager made a comment about doping.

    If acts like a cartel, looks like a cartel, then perhaps we are indeed observing a RICO Enterprise in action.

  21. bjtgooner

    Excellent article Tony, looking forward to the follow up articles.

    I don’t think I need to sit down, I have come up against some fascinating skullduggery during my career and have reached the stage where it is hard (but not totally impossible) to be shocked.

    The one strange aspect of some of the things that are wrong in the EPL is the blatancy of some of the apparent guilty parties – it is as if they are in an unreal world or they feel (for whatever reason) totally safe and/or protected.

  22. Josif

    Nice prologue Tony except I have to make a few notes:

    Arsenal won the league in 1997-98 with fewer points than Leicester (78-81), had neither best attack nor best defence (United had), won eleven games with a one-goal margin and eight of them with a 1:0 scoreline. Having both/either best attack and/or best defence doesn’t mean anything per se as a serious analysis is needed.

    For instance, I am more confused with such a quick transition of Leicester from a free-scoring side that couldn’t keep a clean sheet in a laundry room to the immovable object in the second half of the season.

  23. Mandy Dodd

    Leicester. A fairy tale to some. A stick to beat Wenger with, or even something to make the EPL look more of a level playing field than it actually is to others.
    The Foxes play the simplest brand of football, a defence that sits, fouls, lets others have the ball. MF runners. They play counter attack, the simplest way to score…and admittedly in vardy and Mahrez, they have prime exponents of that game. they are protected by the refs to the extent where I have seen their players laugh in disbelief at what they have got away with. Their brand has many advantages, not least of which, if you foul first…and let others have possession, you get less injuries.
    But, how did a team like this win the league? Yes, the so called better teams had a bad year. We imploded as a result of injuries, and maybe other things. All those penalties, many from Vardy dives will surely have helped.
    But, it seems to me, Leicester are an experiment to see what you can get away with in this league, with its laissez faire regulating bodies, puppet PGMOL, compliant media…the answer, for some, clearly quite a lot. They looked as if they tried to give the league to Liverpool a couple of years ago, but Stevie G and Rogers scuppered that, but Leicester, that is something else… either arrogance, ambition, or stupidity…time will tell
    Many more will take the cheating, thugball approach, that, but for Arsenal and Newcastle, would have yielded the top two places to its two prime exponents. The question is, how much will our league, and the elite clubs put up with it? I would imagine this version of the game will soon only be successful for the elite thugballists, like Jose, or those who happen to be playing Arsenal on any given day.
    On another note….can we make it two years without a penalty at home…next season? Know where my money is

  24. Chrissie

    Excellent Tony, can’t wait for the next instalment. Best make myself comfy.

    It certainly will be an interesting season to come. Let’s hope that Wenger has some new ideas on how to beat the cheats.

    Ref the penalties, they can’t do that again to Arsenal, can they?

  25. Mandy Dodd

    oh yes they can Chrissie

  26. Andy Mack

    Sorry, I think this one is a bit too far down the rabbit hole. I don’t believe clear match fixing happens however I do think their is a level of bias by the refs in certain games that improves the likelihood of certain teams winning.
    The number of unpunished fouls is caused by a mix of the PL telling the Pgmo that they want exciting, flowing football where the outcome isn’t a forgone conclusion, and the game moves too quickly for one ref (and his subservient linesmen) to police correctly.
    The refs are ‘ringmasters’ who can effect the concentration of the high wire-walker with the aim of a wobble which keeps the crowd on their feet. However it can sometimes end with catastrophic consequences, but he rarely makes the guy fall.
    It’s about marketing a product.
    As I’ve said before, I really don’t think there was any plan pre-season for Leicester success but after 5 or 6 games the PL marketing dept realised a new ‘small’ team was generating lots of interest. The PL ‘preferred team’ was playing abysmally under LvG and wouldn’t ever look like challenging, so the Pgmo were told to try to keep the little team competing. The PL marketing guys and the Pgmo hadn’t appreciated what a serious dose of ‘Confidence’ would do for the little team. So it took on the role of a snowball gathering momentum. But I still think they expected it to fall apart for Leicester and that would have been OK as any CL place would be considered a great win for David over Goliath.
    So in conclusion, IMO Leicester were helped but it wasn’t fixed. They played beyond their level and with a little PL/Pgmo help they carried off the big prize.
    It’ll be interesting to see if they remain a Pgmo favoured team next season…

  27. Matt Clarke

    I applaud the Untold team for their devotion to uncovering and unravelling the corruption in the game that is obvious to some but, seemingly, invisible to many.

    I find myself, somewhat perversely, awaiting the day when you are made unnecessary by the adoption of the cause by the mainstream media.

    I. Won’t. Hold. My. Breath

  28. Linda

    I can’t get on the site for some reason.

  29. Linda

    At last, was getting a bit worried. I think we all could see what was going on especially the latter part of the season. We all knew something was very wrong and I agree with Mandy as I also witnessed the looks that’s went on between the Leicester players and thank you Mandy for bringing this up as I thought I was the only one to have seen the sniggering going on.
    History will tell how lucky this club was to have had Arsene Wenger at the forefront on this club and how he got us into the CL for 19yrs is a miracle in its self. This man must know what is going on because if not just the people on here can see what was happening in front of our eyes but gradually the media is stating to make a little noise and about time to. AW hands really have been tied behind his back and he has been fighting on all fronts to get us to where we are. We have so much to be thankful for because we have a manager who loves this club heart and soul and that is the reason he has stayed so long. People come on here and moan about the man being paid 8million well let me say this, in my book he is worth a hell,of a lot more. The reason Arsenal and her manager is so disliked is really easy to understand, honesty and wanting to play the game as it should be played and not bowing down to the PMGO and long may it continue. This team and management have been up against it right from the git go and their own turned on them giving the very people who dislike them so much ammunition and that is the saddest part of this season for me.

  30. Menace

    Mandy – 2 years for no pens at home is an excellent bet (considering several were not ‘seen’ in the FA cup final broadcast to the world).

  31. Sammy The Snake

    Been sitting down for a long time now. Thanks for shedding light on this.

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