Dribble dribble liver dribble, Ferrari, moan moan

Mr Bean E Tez, manager of Liverpool Insolvency today spoke to Untold Arsenal. “I want to talk about facts.  Manchester Utd play every home match at home.  You probably don’t realise this but it is true.   Sir Alex F Word keeps assaulting referees, and all he gets is probation.  No one arrests him.  No one …

Is it wrong to laugh at Farraris?

This is actually one of two headlines that have made me giggle of late. It is on the Guardian’s web site, and I’ll come back to it in a moment. And the other headline was “Barca tell Arsenal to stop talking about Yaya Toure” So starting with BarBarBarcaSheep… Of course it is just dribble from …

How have Hleb and Flamini got on since leaving?

This question arose because yesterday I made the point that I couldn’t see Arsenal screwing up its contract issues with a player so that he left.  One commentator wrote back and suggested that Flamini was one such case where Arsenal had done just that. I beg to differ – and I believe Hleb and Flamini …

With Arsenal there can never be a balance

One of the great things about supporting Arsenal under Wenger is that I haven’t got a clue what is going to happen.  Take Diaby – the notion that he could occasionally run into the top third of the pitch, behave like a proper forward, and score a goal or two, was about the last thing …

Football in turmoil, Villa rumbled, Liverpool as Emperors

There was a moment in the Villa game yesterday where one of their players went down holding his head and the ref looked, and then played the game on.  The commentator said “that’s not right” or something like that, and eventually several minutes later the game was stopped. I thought this a heart-warming moment.   I’ve …

Is this a new Bankrupts ploy, or are they out of control?

This week’s game in the press has been to suggest that Arsenal is falling apart because there have been changes at Board level.  My guess (which is of course just a guess) is that the change arounds can only be for the good of the club.  They will have no effect on the short term, …

What really is happening at board level

So, I read the situation quite wrong in my earlier blog, and the member of the board who got up and walked away was not just bored with the talk, but annoyed that her arguments were not listened to. At least I had the sense to suggest I didn’t have any inside knowledge on the …

Eduardo at Barnet; Tottenham in a muddle

So today is the day – Eduardo is back. The Croatian media have block booked the press box, and there could be a larger than normal crowd… at Barnet.  Yup, its reserve football time – and it is live on Arsenal TV. The Lord Wenger says Eduardo has been brilliant in recovery and could come …

Football in England starts the journey into decline

There was a time in the 1990s when Italian football was king.  WC Milan (then known as AC – before they started playing silly buggers) in particular had the most stunning side that played fluent exciting wonderful free-flowing football.  It was Total Football II. In those days it was all so good you could watch …

It wasn’t like this in the 1930s. Actually it was.

Like many gentlemen of a certain age whose fathers have now passed on, I find myself wishing I’d listened to my dad a bit – especially on the subject of Arsenal in the old days. My dad went to the Arsenal through the 30s and again in the post-war era, and saw the great teams.  …

How Arsenal’s football is being ruined

I was sent an email by Jonathan Neale, a great friend to this site, with a copy of a letter which appeared on Football 365’s letter page. Basically it was in many ways reiterating the point about rotational fouling. It is very positive, I believe, that nearly four years after it was first mentioned, the …

Negativity is everywhere, but it shouldn’t be at Arsenal

Liverpool, it pains me to say, are jumping around in first or second place in the EPL/ Yes I know this is an Arsenal blog, and if you have ever read it before you will know that nothing will ever shake my belief in Arsenal, but I mention this thing about Liverpool Insolvents because of …

It is not so easy to do an Arsenal

I’ve always believed the Mr Abramovich is a complex man – loads of cash, of course, no worries how his businesses do business, obviously, but something else too. My view (and of course I have no inside information from his psychiatrist) is that he not only has to win at his game, he has to …

Anti-football develops another tactic

From the start of football there have been tough players – defenders for example who would say to a passing forward “go past me once more sunshine and I’ll break your jaw”. And he would and the ref would give a freekick. Maybe. The first manager I ever heard talk openly about playing Anti-football as …

How Arsenal are producing English superstars…

In deepest darkest Hertfordshire (Shenley to be exact) there is a biological laboratory. Surrounded by armed guards and men in track suits, it houses one of the most extraordinary genetic experiments ever seen on British soil. For it is here, no less, that the Genetic Research Experimental Facility is based. Funded by Arsenal FC the …

Where does Arsenal stand in the battle between UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

By Tony Attwood So we’ve been thinking about owners of late, because they are the people who can make or break a club. And two bits of news have come up on the owners front.  First, there is the story (completely unconfirmed of course) that Kroenke will make a major cash injection into Arsenal.  That …