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The untolf ref review : Arsenal – Birmingham

By Walter Broeckx, the ref with the hardest job in the Arsenal World

If we can forget all the shit that happened in the last minute we can still try to see how ref Dean did his game. And what his contribution was. And I must say that I noticed a few of the things […]

Sometimes thing can be hard to swallow

By Walter Broeckx

I wonder what is the hardest thing to take? Losing a final to Birmingham City is hard. Certainly when we could have won it. More possession, more shots on target, more shots of target, more corners. The last half hour Szczesny was almost a spectator if you compare it with the things […]

The untold match preview CC Final

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By Phil Gregory

Carling Cup final day is upon us, and with it I should really be nice in my words about Birmingham in this match preview knowing that certain die-hard Blues fans are reading this preview. That said, the chance for […]

Oh Dear, its Dean

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By Walter Broeckx

So it is Dean as our ref in the Carling Cup Final. Is this a good choice for Arsenal? Let me do my ref review before […]

The real immorality rests utterly within bankrupt Barcelona

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By Tony Attwood

The Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, has called Arsenal’s signing of a 16-year-old Jon Miquel Toral Harper “immoral”. The player was 16 on 5 February, has there’s been talk of him being the “new Cesc Fábregas”. He’s just about […]

The Untold ref review: Arsenal – Stoke

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By Walter Broeckx, the ref that jumps through hoops to find the truth

As a nice remembrance gesture PGMOL chief Mike Riley decided to give us the same ref that we had when we played Stoke last season and when that nice […]

The Great Ref Scandal: Time for transparancy!

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By Walter Broeckx

So time to make a final round up on all the different reasons which can lead to poor refereeing. I opened this series with four reasons as to why we have a problem….

1. Not enough refs

2. Fatigue

[…]

Arsenal v Stoke: the Untold match preview. And the score

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By Phil Gregory

After forays in first the European and more recently the FA Cup, it’s back to the grind of the Premier League. Stoke City are the visitors, a team few Arsenal fans liked even before Aaron Ramsey got his leg […]

Arsenal v Stoke City: the pre-match review of the ref

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RefWatch – Arsenal v Stoke City (23/02/2011 19:45)

By DogFace

Referee: Peter Walton Assistant 1: Martin Yerby Assistant 2: Patrick Keane 4th Official: Phil Crossley (Who?!)

Good morning stat-fans and welcome to the best damn pre-match statistical based (with a dollop of […]

Snooping Around Chelsea Blogs

Snooping Around Chelsea Blogs

By Sammy The Snake

Luiz; 25 Million Pounds

Torres; 50 Million Pounds

The look on Cole’s face after getting knocked out of FA Cup: Priceless!

It’s a truly blue world at Chelsea these days. And why not?! They are 5th in the league, 12 points […]

Football referees: are they biased or are they just incompetent?

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By Walter Broeckx

Having spent a lot of time on writing my articles about the problems that are real and existing in the world of refereeing I would like to talk a bit about the excuse that is generally given to explain […]

The Untold ref review: Leyton Orient – Arsenal

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By Walter Broeckx, the untold ref goes on his way

As I am always looking to go further and further I continue my experiment and hope that it works out a bit and still is readable at the end of the day.

[…]

The joy of two squads (maybe next season we’ll have three)

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By Tony Attwood

Just imagine what it would be like if we just had a first team with a few reserve players who could pop in when things were not quite on the boil. That first team would be playing every game, […]

Orient v Arsenal – everything you wanted to know, including the score

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Just before we get into this preview I should point out that Phil got the score on Wednesday 100% correct. Not bad eh? Tony

Orient v Arsenal, by Phil Gregory

From Wednesday night’s clash against Barcelona, we’re back to earth with a […]

60 years of supporting Arsenal

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By Mike Collins in Canada

Well,

As an avid reader of your terrific blog I just thought I would put down a few musings from my getting on for 60 years of giving hard earned money to AFC; I might just […]

How many years since various clubs won the league

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By Tony Attwood

Newspapermen like dreaming up statistics. Not necessarily important statistics, but just statistics.

Many of them don’t get picked up by others and so quietly die a death, but others get repeated and repeated – and so some people start […]

Are Arsenal Players Still Lightweight? (Comparing the Arsenal of 2004 and the present batch)

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Are Arsenal Players Still Lightweight? (Comparing the Arsenal of 2004 and the present batch)

By Nitesh Padhi

A common complaint against this present Arsenal team is that they are too lightweight. Of course, we can never ever forget the Invincibles and the […]

The experimental Untold ref review: Arsenal – Barcelona

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By Walter Broeckx, the untold ref with an experiment

You will see a completely different format this time. In bold you will see the things I usually have in my reviews. But I also mention all the decisions the refs had to […]

A Letter Of Thanks & Appreciation To Gunners

A Letter Of Thanks & Appreciation To Gunners

Dear Arsenal,

The game against Barca was pure magic, and we love your total dedication and belief. You have made us proud, and we salute you from every corner of the world. Each of you has a special place in our hearts and you deserve thanks and […]

It was simply an honour to be there. And by the way, we won 7-5

by Tony Attwood

I finally got home at around 12.30am, asleep by about 1am, and for some daft reason (probably called adrenalin) awake at 6am. It was of course a momentous occasion, and one that will stay with me I suspect for the rest of my life. The greatest game I have been at? Yes, […]

We are by far the greatest team, the world has ever seen

By Walter Broeckx

20.45 (our local time) I sit in front of my TV with my sons full of anticipation for this game. When the players come out I can hear the Emirates full of noise. I see a lightshow in the stadium. I see thousand Arsenal flags. I send my telepathic thoughts to those […]

Barcelona; the teams; the predictions; Catalunya Ràdio

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Yesterday, as part of the build up to the Barca game I did an interview on Catalunya Ràdio about Arsenal and Herbert Chapman, which I have to admit was rather fun (a bit like Basil Fawlty having a hotel full of German […]

Thanks Roman for reminding us of all that we are and all you are not

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By Walter Broeckx

I wonder how Roman Abromavich is feeling right now. Having spent all those pounds in the transfer window and with the astonishing result of 2 games played and 1 point won. And it could have been worse. It could […]

Snooping Around Barcelona Blogs

Snooping Around Barcelona Blogs

By Sammy The Snake

Snooping Around has gone international!

We’ve been setting up the international desk at Snooping Around headquarters, and I’m pleased to say we are now live across the universe. In the few minutes that we have operated internationally, we have managed to bring chaos/democracy (still wondering which one) […]

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 27

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A different wilde side, just as odd though

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 27

By Dale Higginbottom

Another weekend game of a thrilling season and we welcomed Wolves, one of the Wobbly Woobleyous to the Ems but how prepared were […]