Who will win the Europa League?



by Robert Johnson Last season, Arsenal were looking like strong contenders for the Europa League. They drew the first leg of the semi-final against Athletico Madrid at the Emirates. However, their Europa League hopes were ended when Diego Costa scored the solo goal in the second leg of the semi-final. After beating Arsenal, Diego Simeone’s …

Gambling on football matches: is there really a way to make it pay? Let’s try with England.



By Bulldog Drummond In the early days of Untold Arsenal we regularly ran a match preview looking at the betting deals on offer and where the best offer was.  But sadly our correspondent moved on, for wholly understandable reasons (and remember, Untold doesn’t pay its writers, so eventually most of us decide they’ve done their …

And meanwhile at Fifa headquarters … business as usual



By Walter Broeckx This morning the Swiss police has arrested a few people. Once again a few top people from Fifa. This time it is supposed to be Juan Angle Napout, president of the South-American Football association (what we would call UEFA in Europe) and also Alfredo Hawit from Honduras who is the boss of …

FIFA, Uefa and the national FA’s : the same pile of shit?



By Walter Broeckx A spokesman of the Austrian football federation said last Thursday  against the press agency Reuter that Michel Platini can count on the full support of the whole Uefa. This was said after a meeting held in Nyon. An emergency meeting it was about the position of Uefa-president Michel Platini. As we all …

The greatest indictment of their crimes: Luis Figo speaks about Fifa



By Walter Broeckx As you know we on Untold have been on Fufa their back on many occasions. Today I want to continue but I admit that I didn’t have much time and I thought that maybe for once it would be better to let someone speak about Fufa and what he found out in …

World cup refereeing on a low level



By Walter Broeckx A few times in the last few weeks I have seen the question coming up in the comment section: “I wonder what Walter has to say about that decision in the world cup?” But because of my one man embargo on Fifa and all what is connected to them I haven’t seen …

Will Fifa stand firm in the Suarez saga or will their bite loosen?



By Walter Broeckx Everyone familiar in European football knows the word: Uefalona. This is an indication of how Uefa treated Barcelona in the past years. It went from blatant help from referees not only in the match against Arsenal where Busacca let the Barcelona players free when they were manhandling Arsenal players and then sending …

Fifa see North Korea not as a warning but as a blueprint



By Walter Broeckx If it wasn’t so sad, it sure would be funny. We all know about Fifa and about how rotten and corrupt some of their members are. This is not invented by Untold; we only see how other people who have examined Fifa and their top dogs came to this conclusion. It is …

Cup final thoughts: do smoke bombs damage your mental stability?



By Walter Broeckx As Untold Arsenal is a site that talks about football in general and not only about Arsenal I would like to talk about the cup final in Holland. And there are a few links with Arsenal in this. And with articles written on Untold in the last months. And the Hull – …

The Thomson Sport #GetMeToBrazil World Cup Draw Live Blog



The 2014 FIFA World Cup draw takes place this Friday in Brazil but you can follow all the action with our Thomson Sport #GetMeToBrazil Live Blog, bringing you all the news, updates and samba dancing you can handle in one afternoon. The live draw will start at 4pm (UK Time) but you can join us …

Someone has to stop Fifa. Now!



By Walter Broeckx Look who’s talking. Joseph Blatter the big boss of the organisation that is out there in order  to make as much money as possible out of football, uses all means including overloading players as much as possible with meaningless games on every occasion, (also known as Fifa) has spoken. He has said …

Yet another international tournament. It is time to stand up and say “f*** off Uefa”



By Tony Attwood Uefa is considering launching a nine division European league for nations, colonies and territories.   It claims the games of the new league can be played in the periods set aside at the moment for friendly matches, but there looks like every chance of this being another thin edge of a very thick …

Untold International review: the world cup qualifiers from an Arsenal perspective



I’ve been thinking about doing this for some time but with the arrival of Mesut Ozil I’ve suddenly got more interested in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on Friday and Tuesday, and how they affect Arsenal players.So her goes…the European fixtures * (I don’t think any AFC Players are involved any further afield..) Friday Czech …

If Fifa had a brain: how to improve international football



By Phil Gregory Talking to my mate Mark during England’s match against Italy, we both found it baffling that a team such as Ireland played ten games over two years for the chance to come to the Euros and play three group matches before being sent packing. It got me thinking about a way of …

Turning a blind eye; Fifa and Uefa are racist organisations



Follow us on Twitter @Untold Arsenal ——————————- “Making the Arsenal” – the book of Arsenal’s rebirth —————————————- Turning a Blind Eye Don McMahon FIFA,EUFA, Some officials and some Turkish fans are racists, at least based on what I saw happening to Eboue in a Galatasary match recently. The former Gunner was fouled and rolling on …

If the FA had any moral sense it would leave Fifa now; and the government would apologise too



Untold Arsenal highlighted once again on Arsenal.com’s “Media Watch” Follow us on Twitter @UntoldArsenal And read about Arsenal’s great re-birth in “Making the Arsenal” —————-   Latest: Untold Arsenal on Arsenal.com commenting on the Norwich game (with special reference to the car park). By Tony Attwood As you’ll know by now the man who got …

Finally let’s slowly move back to what is really important



Latest updates: Coming soon, the first ever Untold Arsenal match preview on Arsenal.com, in the Talking Heads column, (with special reference to the car park). And don’t miss the discussion on Everton’s future with interesting contributions from Everton fans Back to the future (slowly) By Walter Broeckx Finally the silly internationals are over. Well for …

Keep them crossed, your fingers that is (only one more set of internationals to go)



—————————————– “Making the Arsenal” – the book of Arsenal’s rebirth; and see us on Twitter @UntoldArsenal ———————————- By Walter Broeckx So far the first round of international games has left us with no real casualties. But still one game to play for most internationals so let us not sell the skin of the bear yet. …

How Fifa/Uefa is stopping progress, while trying to show the reverse



—————————————– “Making the Arsenal” – the book of Arsenal’s decline and rebirth  Untold Arsenal on Twitter @UntoldArsenal —————————————– By Walter Broeckx In this article I am thinking about the not given goal from Bolton against Chelsea when the ball clearly passed the line but nothing was given. And the not given goal in the top …

Uproar at silent protest at Marseille, as manager is called a Japanese chicken.



—————————————– “Making the Arsenal” – the book of Arsenal’s decline and rebirth  Untold Arsenal on Twitter @UntoldArsenal   by Billy le chien I do like to keep the occasional eye on French football, particularly our loan player, ex-player and indeed the surrogate Man City that Paris St Germain has become.   But of course now there …

“A world class organisation with a winning mentality” (that’s the FA, not Untold Arsenal)



With over 2000 followers: Untold Arsenal on Twitter @UntoldArsenal By Tony Attwood The government of the UK has given the governing body of English football until the end of February to sort itself out.  Talk about the blind leading the blind… The threat behind the demand is that the FA will be regulated if it …

At last: the ruling on TV rights in the UK is out – and the EPL has lost



By Tony Attwood The highest court in the European Union has ruled that it is legal for individuals within the EU to buy set-top box decoder cards from other EU broadcasters and watch whatever they have to offer.  The ruling cannot be appealed. That means that in the UK, for example, we don’t suffer the …

Are Spanish clubs fighting back at last against Barca and Real Mad?



By Walter Broeckx and Tony Attwood Following Tony’s articles  about the problems in the EPL for Everton and in the SPL for Rangers I think maybe we should also take a look at other clubs who we are competing with in Europe. It has been said on this website Barcelona and Real Madrid are what …

Stop the transfer madness



Untold Arsenal on Twitter @UntoldArsenal By Walter Broeckx A new season is upon us. But as the rules are so silly with regards to transfers it could well be that any team that starts the season could be a completely different team come 1 September. I think Fifa and Uefa should do something about this. …

The Premier League will end in 3 years time as we enter the new Super League



Viral video by ebuzzing By Tony Attwood In 2014 Blatter will still be in charge of world football.  The FA will still be in charge of English football.  Uefa will still be there introducing its financial fair play rules – maybe. Now you might think that football supporters everywhere might welcome anything other than that …