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A few little facts you might not know as we celebrate yet another semi final

By Billy the Dog

1: Mr Wenger did not invent the notion of Arsenal playing reserve teams in Cup games. Newspaper reports (soon to be reprinted on the Arsenal History site) actually called our cup side Woolwich Arsenal Reserves in 1893/4.

2: Although the press like to make the point that Mr Wenger no longer […]

As we approach our first quarter final, time to review the first third of the season

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By Ibrahima Fode NDIAYE

After one third of the season gone, lessons can be learned and remarks can be made.

The biggest lesson is injuries can wreck any team’s form. Indeed we have seen a Chelsea team that looked unbeatable with the […]

Untold’s pre-match expert takes wild guesses, and gets reprimanded by editor

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By Phil Gregory

Carling Cup action is the order of the day for Tuesday evening, with Wigan coming to the Emirates. Wigan at home fits the bill of what I’d call an “ideal” Carling Cup tie: a lower Premier League/decent Championship side, […]

Injury, injury, they’ve all got an injury*

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 15

By Dale Higginbottom

As winter well and truly hits Britain, we enter a busy period of football. The cold weather coupled with the high frequency of games could have a big impact on injuries to players and we plan to report all these injuries here on Untold.

Gameweek 15 […]

Was Galileo an Arsenal supporter, does the sun go round the earth, are the Opta stats a load of cobblers.

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By Tony Attwood

Sometimes around 1615 Galileo Galilei invited an emissary of the pope to look through his telescope at the four little discs moving across the face of Jupiter. The emissary refused to look, saying that he did not need to […]

Reply to the correspondent with the rather offensive nom-de-plume

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Background: In response to the penultimate article which suggested in what was meant to be an ironic manner that the EPL would investigate Arsenal’s win at Villa because it was impossible for a team so awful as Arsenal to win any game, […]

The Untold ref review: Aston Villa – Arsenal

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By Walter Broeckx, the untold ref

So for our visit to Birmingham and to Aston Villa we had ref Clattenburg and he leads the ref table so far with his performance when we played at Manchester City. Could he have the same […]

Prem League announce major enquiry into match fixing at Villa/Arsenal game

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By Billy “The Dog” McGraw

The Premier League has announced that it is to carry out what it calls a “major and significant” enquiry into match fixing at the Aston Villa vs Arsenal game today.

“It is self-evident,” said Sir Hardly Anyone, […]

Who is deluding who? some facts ahead of the Villa game

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By Walter Broeckx

Whenever we lose a game some of our supporters go into “worst ever” mode. The manager has to be sacked, the players are useless. Well we all know how they go around the internet with their slogans.

And let […]

Villa, Arsenal, Clattenburg (ok) Dowd (eeeeek)

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RefWatch – Aston Villa v Arsenal (27/11/2010 – 12:45)

By DogFace

• Referee: Mark Clattenburg

• Assistant 1: Ron Ganfield

• Assistant 2: Adam Watts

• 4th Official: Phil Dowd

Good morning (afternoon) all… Can I first just say what a horrible […]

What exactly are Man IOU fans saying at the moment?

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Snooping Around: ManU Blogs by Sammy the Snake

So the Lord of Untold is looking for a few typing monkeys to write a regular pro-Wenger column.

Pro-wenger, I am. The main reason I started supporting Arsenal was the way the club […]

If we are so bad why are we being copied ?

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By Ibrahima Fode NDIAYE

If we are so bad why are we being copied ?

I hear Arsenal are so bad they can’t win a cup in God only knows how many years. Some say it’s five other six but the general […]

There’s something rotten at the heart of refereeing

I am not a religious man, and indeed all I ask from those who are religious is that they leave me alone. If they don’t tell me how to run my life, I’ll quite happily let them get on with their own.

Yet I try to be respectful of others’ beliefs no matter what I […]

Talking with hindsight: the curse of the supporter who always knows better

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By Walter Broeckx

If it wasn’t so sad, it would be funny. And with sad I mean the fact that we lost on Saturday and Tuesday in games that we shouldn’t have lost. And with funny I mean the fact that this […]

An Untold idea making its way into football

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By Walter Broeckx

Is football going to change in the near future?

If it depends on the European Club Association it will. The ECA is an organisation from the biggest clubs in Europe and Arsenal is a member of this organisation as […]

The Untold ref review: Cobblestone Braga-Arsenal

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By Walter Broeckx

The ref for this game in the stone pit of Braga was from Hungary. His name was Viktor Kassai. And when you pronounce his name in my local tongue you can translate this in to a cobblestone. So was […]

Would you like your own regular column on Untold Arsenal?

by Tony Attwood

Maybe its because I am getting old. Maybe its because my nature these days is to see the pot half full not half empty. Maybe it is just because I find it utterly laughable to read the comments about how Wenger has lost it when we are two points off the top […]

Away to the Stone Pit: tonight’s team and news from Chelsea

By Tony Attwood

There are no secrets in football any more. Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin are having a little break from the rigours, and Gaël Clichy has hurt his back – everyone knows. Henri Lansbury has gone on a short term loan to Norwich (a small island just off the western coast of […]

Braga and the stone-pit: rock climbing in foreign parts

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by Walter Broeckx

Time to look forward to a visit to Os Arsenalistas as they are called in Portugal or Braga as we and most of the world know them.

I’m not going to take over from Billy the Dog or from […]

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 14; Totts beat us on injuries

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Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 14

By Dale Higginbottom

In the cold sobriety of an equally cold Monday after a two-day football hangover I can’t help but feel still a little unsure and unstable as I write this. The first home defeat […]

The untold ref review : Arsenal –

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by Walter Broeckx, the SM ref

Sometimes I love doing the refs reviews. And sometimes I hate it. But if a dirty jobs needs to be done, someone has to do it. So I try to switch off my Arsenal heart and […]

The lost weekend: a retrospective

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The Lost Weekend

Directed by Arsene Wenger

Produced by Arsenal Football Players

Screenplay by Everygooner

Story by Don Birnam

Starring Ray Milland & Jane Wyman

Running time 95 Minutes

Release date November 20th 2010 […]

Arsenal – Fifa 2-3

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Walter Broeckx

We all could see that Arsenal was totally in control of the game against Tottenham in the first half. And then we ran out of steam as it was visible that some players were struggling to keep up the pace. […]

Nothing is lost, apart from today

By Walter Broeckx

Ouch. I think this sums it up rather nicely. And maybe I could stop it right here. Go to bed early, pull the blankets over my head and try to forget this day ever existed. As it wouldn’t change a thing I will try to act as a man and accept the […]

Arsenal v the Tinies. The tricks, the tally, those terrified turns as traumatised Totts troop tunnelwards.

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by Phil Gregory

Tottenham head to the Emirates on Saturday for a game that has more than a few sub-plots to it. Struggling somewhat in the league off the back of their Champions League commitments, Spurs are in a […]