2022/23 Women’s Champions League Juventus v Arsenal – match preview

by Andrew Crawshaw After a chastening defeat against Manchester United last Saturday we resume our Champions League group matches on Thursday evening against Juventus who are coached by our old friend Joe Montemurro. Our already thin squad was depleted further on Saturday as Beth Mead was substituted in the closing minutes following a final terrible …

2022/3 Premier League – Matchweek 16 Referee appointments and matters arising

      Attacks on referees increase but who is to blame? by Andrew Crawshaw Who is on duty this coming weekend?  Matchweek 16 – Saturday/Sunday   Match Referee Assistant Referees 4th Official VAR referee Assistant VAR Referee Saturday 12:30 Man City v Brentford Peter Bankes Eddie Smart Nick Greenhalgh Darren Bond David Coote Nick …

2022/23 WSL Matchweek 5 Previews

        Arsenal Women – Champions League last 16 draw – We get the toughest opponents by Andrew Crawshaw For most teams this will be their fourth game in the WSL, there are deferred games to be fitted in to the schedule later in the season. How did I do with my predictions …

Matchweek 13 Referee appointments: why do Liverpool keep getting the same refs?

      How some escape yellow cards but others are penalised for tackles by Andrew Crawshaw Who is on duty this coming weekend Matchweek 13 – Saturday/Sunday/Monday Match Referee Assistant Referees 4th Official VAR referee Assistant VAR Referee Saturday 12:30 Notts Forest v Liverpool Paul Tierney Constantine Hatzidakis Timothy Wood Graham Scott Mike Dean …

‘A night to remember in France for Arsenal’

by Andrew Crawshaw The title of this piece is a quote from the commentators at the end of last night’s Women’s Champions League last 16 group game against Lyon. You would have got my feeling from the match preview (2022-23 Womens Champions League – Lyon v Arsenal – the preview) that I really wasn’t expecting …

2022-23 Womens Champions League – Lyon v Arsenal – the preview

by Andrew Crawshaw Before I talk about the game I wish to add Untold’s congratulations to Beth Mead who was the runner up in the Balon D’Or poll on Monday, she lost out by a single vote to Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas who retained the award. Tonight Arsenal start their Women’s Champions League group stage matches …

2022/23 WSL Matchweek 4 Previews

Arsenal are now doing better than the Invincibles in 2003/4! by Andrew Crawshaw With Matchweek 1 having all games deferred following the death of the late Queen, for most teams this will be their third competitive game.  The matches are Saturday 12:30 – Aston Villa v West Ham  Aston Villa have won both of their …

2022-23 Premier League – Matchweek 11 Referee appointments and matters arising

    Arsenal are top: but how do they compare with seasons after 9 games? by Andrew Crawshaw Who is on duty this coming weekend? Matchweek 11 – Friday/Saturday/Sunday We have now reached the quarter point in the season with most teams having their 10th game of the campaign.  The Brighton v Crystal Palace, Chelsea …

Arsenal Women – Champions League last 16 draw – We get the toughest opponents

      Day by Day the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.  by Andrew Crawshaw The draw for the group stage let 16 on the Women’s Champions League was held on Monday. The 16 teams had been split into 4 groups.  The holders and the league …

2022-23 Womens Champions League – Ajax v Arsenal (second leg

by Andrew Crawshaw WSL North London Derby – reflections on the game at the Emirates When – 18:00 kickoff Wednesday 28 September Where – Amsterdam ArenA! Is the game being televised – Yes on arsenal.com with the broadcast starting at 17:45 A quick recap from the first leg… The first leg was held last Tuesday …

WSL North London Derby – reflections on the game at the Emirates

    Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year by Andrew Crawshaw You all know the outcome of the game a thumping 4 – 0 win.  Arsenal Women showed that not only is North London red, but that it is likely to remain so for a considerable period into …

2022-23 WSL Arsenal v Spurs – Match Preview – part 2 comments from the manager and team news

      by Andrew Crawshaw 2022-23 WSL Arsenal v Spurs – Match Preview – part 1 the head to head record and comments on Spurs summer signings Firstly I must apologise for stating the wrong kick-off time in part 1 of my preview.  The match starts at 13:30 (not 12:30).  It will also be …

2022-23 WSL Arsenal v Spurs – Match Preview – part 1 the head to head record and comments on Spurs summer signings

      by Andrew Crawshaw This match is on Saturday lunchtime at the Emirates with a 12:30 kickoff and something like 50,000 spectators are likely to be there.  Over 48,000 had been sold as we kicked off against PSV on Wednesday evening and the number has bound to have increased since then.  Without doubt, …

Women’s Champions League Arsenal v Ajax – the match report

By Andrew Crawshaw The final result was frustrating, for Arsenal fans, two-all draw.  Ajax scored first, we equalised, then took the lead only to concede a late equaliser.  No highlight video is currently available on Arsenal.com. Our starting 11 was, as I had expected Manuella Zinsberger (GK) Nöelle Maritz, Leah Williamson, Rafaelle Souza, Steph Catley …

2022-23 Women’s Champions League – Arsenal v Ajax, the preview

by Andrew Crawshaw We kick off our Champions League journey on Tuesday Evening at Borehamwood with the first leg of a home and away tie against Ajax.  The game starts at 19:30.  The UEFA website has no information of any live stream coverage, neither does arsenal.com (they do say that they will have audio available) so …

2022/23 WSL Arsenal v Brighton – the match report

by Andrew Crawshaw Arsenal finally got the WSL Season up and running with a home tie against Brighton at a sold out Borehamwood on Friday evening. Match Highlights are below and are also available through arsenal.com or the FAPlayer (which also has a full match video).  Here are the highlights. Our starting 11 – This was …

Arsenal Women 2022/23 Season Preview Part 1

        Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in September: Over 600 Arsenal events day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division by Andrew Crawshaw The Arsenal Women WSL season starts on Sunday evening with a trip to Manchester City.  …

2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 7 – Refereeing matters and referee repeats

The 8 serious refereeing failings that are corrupting the Premier League by Andrew Crawshaw What did we learn from the referees in Matchweek 6 Manchester United v Arsenal – With a Mancunian Referee and a Mancunian VAR referee it really was no surprise that the officiating was lopsided.  We dominated the game for large parts …

2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 4 & 5 – Refereeing matters

    Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in September: Over 600 Arsenal events day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division by Andrew Crawshaw What did we learn from the referees in Matchweek 4 and 5 Arsenal v Fulham – I …

2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 4 & 5 – Refereeing matters

by Andrew Crawshaw Arsenal developing Arsenal’s new tactics explored in detail and what it means for the season ahead When a club wins the first 3 games of the season, does it win the league? Arsenal flying, and everyone else makes the headlines! Media completely misses Arsenal’s astounding tactical change What did we learn from …

2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 3 – Refereeing matters

by Andrew Crawshaw What did we learn from Matchweek 2 From our match Darren England struggled at times, possibly why he is only on VAR duty this weekend Min 21 no yellow card for Leicester Min 34 no yellow card when Saka was taken out ref played advantage Mike Dean correctly advised Mr England to …

2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 1 – Refereeing matters

Are Arsenal in line for a return to the top four? by Andrew Crawshaw For this coming season there has been a couple of minor changes to the IFAB rules of the game.  The IFAB is the international body that sets out the laws that all players must follow throughout the world. Law 11:Offside Though Law …

Reflections on Euros and the Copa America women’s finals

by Andrew Crawshaw The Women’s Euros – the Final The Women’s Euros – Quarter final roundup and Semi final previews THE WOMEN’S EUROS – THIRD ROUND GAMES AND QUARTER FINALS PREVIEW The women’s Euros: what we learned from the second round of games? The Women’s Euros, what have we learned from the opening round? Heartbreak …

The Women’s Euros – The Final – Sunday 31 July 17:00

Why is this transfer window looking so odd? by Andrew Crawshaw Well we all know of the historical precedent to this game – England v Germany at Wembley.  I just hope this re-run lives up to the 1966 preview and the current hype and expectation. Semi-final 1 – England v Sweden England qualified by four …

The Women’s Euros – Quarter final roundup and Semi final previews

by Andrew Crawshaw THE WOMEN’S EUROS – THIRD ROUND GAMES AND QUARTER FINALS PREVIEW My quarter-final previews were good and bad.  Good in that I managed to pick all four winners, bad in that I was out in how most of the games would pan out. Quarter Final 1   England 2 v Spain 1 …