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How the football insanity of Fifa helped wreck a small English club

By Tony Attwood

Here’s a thought and a half. Plymouth Argyle is bust, bankrupt, kaput. So far gone they have brought in Mr Ridsdale who is currently facing a few charges by the authorities in relation to the small matter of his running of affairs at Cardiff City.

Now think of this: In backing England’s […]

The Untold day review: a day at the races, sorry Emirates

By Walter Broeckx

The Arsenal Benelux play at the Emirates.

A nice day out. As covered earlier in this article the Arsenal Benelux supporters club of which I am a bit of a working member would participate at the Arsenal Supporters Tournament played at the Emirates. To make a long story short (Eric one of […]

The final ref review of the season – part 5 – some strange numbers

Well, well, well some more strange numbers this season

By Walter Broeckx

With the numbers of the refs from this season available I would like to point at a few numbers that I can get from the data I gathered in the season.

And I come to the conclusion that the longer the season goes […]

Untold play at the Emirates. I am quite overcome

By Tony Attwood

Yesterday, 30 May 2011, Walter and I played on the Emirates pitch in the annual Arsenal five a side competition for supporters clubs’ teams. It is held on the actual real-live pitch itself, and is a competition that involves 28 different sides.

I am not going to bore you with the details […]

Barca beat Man U in the bankrupt final, but who will sink first in the financial mire?

By Billy The Dog McGraw Tony and Walter are off playing in the Supporters Club tournament on the Emirates pitch today, and thus have asked me, their trusted colleague and devoted lacky, to take over for the day. In fact I am just off down the pub, but here’s a few thoughts to be going […]

The ref review of the season, 4. The bias doesn’t come close to evening out.

Does it even out? Really?

By Walter Broeckx

But now comes the main question: did it all even out at the end of the season? So we will go and try to analyse this a bit more from now on.

So how did I try to do this? Well I tried to make it a […]

The final ref review of the season 3: is the Untold ref review biased?

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES OF THE REFS AND SOME BIAS FROM MY PART… OR NOT?

By Walter Broeckx

In this article I will try to find an answer to two questions. The one is linked with my bias and the other is how did each ref do and was his score good enough if he would […]

We never dropped points at home with under 5 injuries. Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 38

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 38

By Dale Higginbottom

So, here we are, the end of the 2010/2011 season and the end of the weekly round-ups of the crocked players of the top-six Premier League teams. It’s been an up and down season to say the least and we can safely say that injuries have, […]

The 10% bias. How refs fix Arsenal over penalties and disallowed goals. The ref review 2 -Who made the mistakes?

By Walter Broeckx

This article lists the decisions concerning penalties and goals that didn’t go our way and those decisions that did go our way.

So this is just a general list of things and it doesn’t matter if they were decisive at the end of a game for the final score. Just a way […]

Why I dont like Giggs and other musings about super injunctions

By Billy the Dog McGraw – our legal correspondent.

By and large I don’t like censorship. But I find myself writing on a site that is now censoring comments and have to admit that I see the need sometimes. (At the moment we have the issue of people who come onto the site, look […]

Half the penalties in Arsenal matches were wrongly given. The ref review of the season – 1

The final ref review of the season – Part 1

By Walter Broeckx

First of all I will start to give you all the results the refs have had this season on the important decisions. For the new and not regular readers this is a score on 100 when it comes to Cards, Penalties, Goals […]

The Untold ref review: Fulham – Arsenal

By Walter Broeckx, the Untold ref goes on his holidays soon

Well we had ref Atkinson for our final game of the season. And guess what we had him in our opening game also and then he had a score of 83% in total. Let us see what he had this time?

And notice yet […]

The problem with Untold Arsenal; moving things on

By Laundry Ender

The problem with untold and moving things on

Credibility, that is the problem. At least it is as far as the assertion that there is a systemic bias in referees towards some teams, or players in the Premier League. And that the bias has an impact on the outcome of games, and […]

RefWatch – Fulham v Arsenal (22/05/2011 16:00)

Arsenal under ref Atkinson get a booking every 4.4 fouls… some 30.6 fouls less than Fulham.

RefWatch – Fulham v Arsenal (22/05/2011 16:00)

By DogFace

Referee: Martin Atkinson Assistant 1: Jake Collin Assistant 2: Adam Watts 4th Official: Michael Oliver

Good morning stat-fans and welcome to the last EVER RefWatch (this season)… and […]

Fill em up, its the end of the road (sorry river). Fillem v Arsenal.

By Phil Gregory

And here it ends, the final week of Premier League football is upon us. We’re away to Fulham and whilst reliant on City to stumble for us to slip back into fourth place, but the real drama of the day is at the bottom of the table. Fourth place wouldn’t be a […]

Untold goes on the pitch at the Emirates

By Walter Broeckx, the Untold ref goes on the pitch

What would be the ultimate dream of any Arsenal supporter? Apart from us winning every game and every trophy that is. Well I think most of us would give an arm or a leg to be able to say that they have played a game […]

Arsène’s transfer war chest; does it exist?

By Phil Gregory

Right, in order to head off some of the usual confusion around what we have to spend I thought I’d put together this article.

The big question surrounds this mythical, unspent war chest that stubborn old Arsène likes to sit on and shout “NON!” when anyone asks about it. Do we actually […]

Record losses, and disaster awaits. The Premier League crisis

By Tony Attwood

The 20 clubs in the Premier League were very careless last year. And I mean very careless.

I mean if lose a £5 note I am fairly pissed off. And these guys lost 100 million times that amount between them. £25 million per club on average. Lost. Gone. Down the plug. Vanished. […]

How can we possibly be stronger than the refs?

By Walter Broeckx

Another day another ref article. And I had promised myself not to write one before next week. But thanks to one of our readers I had to do it.

People who have been following my ref reviews and my articles during the season in which I explained how and what can go […]

If Mr Wenger went, would anyone take the job?

Untold Arsenal and Arsenal History on Twitter @UntoldArsenal

Untold Arsenal on Facebook here

Untold Arsenal Index

History of Arsenal with a new series on the Rioch year, and onto the Wenger years.

Making the Arsenal – the book of Arsenal death and rebirth

By […]

Building Rome: Arsenal and its English spine.

Untold Arsenal and Arsenal History on Twitter @UntoldArsenal

Untold Arsenal on Facebook here

Untold Arsenal Index

History of Arsenal with a new series on the Rioch year, and onto the Wenger years.

Making the Arsenal – the book of Arsenal death and rebirth

By […]

The Untold ref review : Arsenal – Aston Villa

Untold Arsenal and Arsenal History on Twitter @UntoldArsenal

Untold Arsenal on Facebook here

Untold Arsenal Index

History of Arsenal with a new series on the Rioch year, and onto the Wenger years.

Making the Arsenal – the book of Arsenal death and rebirth

By […]

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 37

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 37

By Dale Higginbottom

It’s the penultimate league game of the season and any players with injuries now will surely be looking forward to a long summer of recuperation. With the title now decided and league positions almost sorted you can understand if there is a lack of a little […]

Who is reading Untold – and how to solve the ref fixing scandal

By Walter Broeckx

Regular readers on Untold know that we have been focusing on the refs from the start of the season. Prior to that we did cover refereeing but not as comprehensively as we do now.

The in-depth coverage started when I felt the need to highlight mistakes by the ref and as a […]

Trading places: Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes lessons can be learnt from what happens to other teams. That is if one is interested in just more than ‘did we win anything this season?”. If not you can stop reading now. For those who like to see things in some perspective they can read on.

Arsenal supporters are so […]