Can you make 25 million pounds in 18 months?

That is the profit Arsenal look set to make from selling Adebayor to Barca in the next week or three. When Ade came from Monaco he was unknown, and no one thought much of him.  In fact I remember comments about Wenger buying unknowns all the time and why don’t we compete with the likes …

We demand quota limits on foreign players now

It is utterly ludicrous.   Not an English player in sight through the finals.  All these foreign players coming over here and taking over, and not a single chance for our lads to shine. Of course it has something to do with facilities and training – but if we don’t take action NOW nothing is going …

Next season’s news before it starts

Just before the EPL starts again in August billions of overpaid, over-watered journalists and “experts” pour out of the pubs for long enough to download their “predictions” for the coming season. Being blessed with a brain that understands Entanglement (get yourself an A level in physics if you don’t know that reference – but no …

New signing isn’t quite what you might have been told

The fact that Amaury Bischoff had the squad number 38 at Werder Bremen, and the fact that the highest number in the squad last year was 40, and there was no number 39, tells us something.   He’s a defensive midfielder and some specualte that he is of the Flamini model.  But he hasn’t played much …

We did it: we won the Euro thingy

When I say “won”, what I mean of course is “survived”. Euro Whatnot Thing has been and gone and none of our team has been injured.  We were helped by the fact that some countries got knocked out early, some of our players were injured anyway and so didn’t get there, and our two superstars, …

The most mouthwatering headturning transfer story of the century

The point about some (not all, but some) of the pronoucements made within Untold Arsenal is that 132% of the stuff that we all read in the papers, hear on the TV, and see in the blogs, about Arsenal and transfers, is untrue. And not just untrue, so utterly, totally, completely, widly untrue, that no …

Barca apologise to Arsenal over Adebayor

Barca (or the “Catalan Giants TM” as the press like them to be called) have formally apologised to Arsenal FC, (“the north London club”) over the stories about Barca trying to buy Adebayor. “It was a sad case of mistaken identity,” said Hardly Anyone, the President of Barca.   “We wanted a really intelligent insider in …

Ex-player says current player should stay/leave: Exclusive

How to be a top rated journalist for a big time paper. 1.  Look down the list of players of any team you dislike quite a bit.  So, assuming your love Arsenal (otherwise why are you reading this, please close your computer and go and lie down somewhere).  For this example, let’s take Manchester Bankrupt’s …

What will happen to Hleb if/when he goes?

Or put another way, will he too suffer the Curse of Arsenal? Just to refresh your memory in case you have gone beyond the age of 18 and thus have started to lose the brain cells, almost every player who has left Arsenal has done badly – often very badly.   The last one who …

Wenger gets another one over Sir Alex F

If you saw them walk off at Ancient Trafford, Lord Wenger and “Sir” Alex FWord were all close buddies and lovely mates.  And why not?   The two clubs were the only ones to play attacking positive football, and both have a lot in common when it comes to dealing with the likes of Chelsea, and …

Who’s up and who’s down: the Arsenal numbers

Straight in at number 12 is Carlos Vela, Mexican superstar centre forward who plays like Eduardo. Aaron Ramsey is also straight in at number 16. But the big mystery is what has happened to Fran Merida.  He’s… nowhere. Almunia shoots up to number 1 as expected, and Fabianski takes up place 21.  There are gaps …

Barca and Arsenal: what’s really happening

Here’s a couple of key points: First Barca are not rolling in money.   They have to sell their stars before they can move on and start buying.   Yes they have some cash, but not the billions that might be imagined. Second, the President and the club need to combat the wild statements of Real Madrid.  …

Arsenal 7 Middlesboro 0: would you buy this man a cup of tea?

This is not a post from the past, but very much one for today.  It wasn’t just that the Middlesborough game played chez Highbury was so good (which it was) or that the Boro were so bad (they were fairly rough) it was that they were managed by a certain nutcase known as the McClaren.   …

If Holland can play like Arsenal why not England?

In footballing terms Holland doesn’t have much going for it.   It’s not very big – 16 million people which is about 30% the size of England. The league is very poor, compared to the EPL, and virtually all top players play outside of the country. So how come they can play so well – and …

What journalists refuse to say about Euro 2008

The injury list from Euro 2008 is getting massive. But is it the biggest set of injuries ever? Given that supporters of their clubs won’t be able to watch them at full fitness next season you might expect the newspapers to be keeping a running total of just how much damage Euro 2008 does to …