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Want to be treated like an idiot? Try ESPN.

By Tony Attwood

If you are old enough to remember, or if you have an interest in 20th century history, you may know that televised football back in the 1950s was a very different creature from that which we have today.

It wasn’t just that there was hardly any […]

Arsenal v Boca: The teams and player updates

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By Tony Attwood

With your help we’ve been trying to keep track of the players whom Mr Wenger will be using as the first team squad this season, and recent events have given a bit of an update.

I […]

The three reasons why Cesc should not go to that club in Spain

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By Tony Attwood

1. Because as soon as Barca have him they will do the same thing with Ignasi Miquel who left Barca under similar circumstances.

This really is a key point because Arsenal transferred Cesc quite properly within the laws of the game, and yet […]

Ryo, Bartley, Cesc, Nasri, Jagielka, Mata; the new line up and the back up team.

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By Tony Attwood

We’ve been debating the work permit situation of Ryo, and the information seems to be that there is no “mother born in Belgium” loophole, and he does need one (a permit that is). So Arsenal are now applying for one.

It is interesting that we […]

Don’t count your chickens, but goal line technology might be here in a year

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By Walter Broeckx

So one of my wishes could be fulfilled at the start of the next season. If all goes well we should have goal line technology from the start of the 2012-2013 season on the EPL. If […]

All power to the clubs: let the revolution begin

By Tony Attwood

There is very little that the football associations of various countries can do about Fifa since they have been playing the Fifa game for years. Indeed all the English FA have done is made themselves look stupid. They kow-tow to the Fifa organisation, will not have a word said against it, […]

Wenger doesn’t need new players; he needs to spend money on some new fans

Ian’s piece brought a number of the employees of the Ministry of Disinformation onto our site. and I though I would look for a moment at how they are working, what their current message is, and most challenging who is employing them.

In doing this I am returning to a couple of pieces posted by […]

Listening to people outside England gives you a different picture

By Walter Broeckx

The picture painted by the English media of Arsenal being a club in total disaster and downfall is something that is not really recognisable in Europe. And certainly it isn’t in those parts where they don’t pay any attention to what the English gutter and phone hacking press are saying.

Last Saturday […]

The Summer of our Discontent: how Arsenal are falling behind everyone else.

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The Summer of our Discontent

By Ian Trevett

There is no doubt that this summer has been a disaster and it is a bad time to be an Arsenal fan. Manchester United has spent in the region of £60m. […]

Ryo Miyaichi: who checks the passport. Oh no oh no oh no!!!

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By Tony Attwood

Arsenal have been using Ryo Miyaichi in their friendlies this season – and yet he does not appear to qualify to play in the UK. So what’s going on?

The first possibility is that somehow during his time in the Netherlands he picked up a […]

Arsenal at the under 20 world cup and under 18 European cup this summer.

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By Tony Attwood

It is looking like we might have just players in the Under 20 world cup this summer. I don’t have any finalised squad details (if you do, please update) but here’s what I have to go on

Damián Martínez – Argentina

Francis Coquelin and […]

The 2011/12 Arsenal squad looks to be the biggest ever

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By Tony Attwood

Updating the squad list for the coming season is in some ways easy – after all we have seen the team put out by Mr Wenger in the pre-season friendlies and from this we can start to put together our 25 player list.

But […]

Untold Injury Review of the Season: The First Team, and how it is impossible to stay fit all season.

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Untold Injury Review of the Season – Part 4, The First Team

By Dale Higginbottom

Here we are again, more injury stats and this time more specifically, injuries to the first team, the typical starting eleven.

In part three I put together the lists of the most […]

About goats, the rain gods and a new Ivorian God. Going to the 1.FC Köln

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By Walter Broeckx

It is always fun to go to an Arsenal game. And this time it was no different. Even though it was only a pre season friendly game it had something special. Or rather said a few things special.

After a nice and pleasant ride on […]

At Least Don’t Blame His Bust

At Least Don’t Blame His Bust

By Narendranath Pingle

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Gilberto intercepts and passes to Vieira;

Vieira to Bergkamp, who picks out a run

By Pires, adept, at will, to tear a

Most dogged defence apart, which being done

There, as always, is Henry, to sear a

Hole in the pitiable defence; all […]

Under-rated or over-rated players; who is leaving, who is stepping up.

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ARSENAL ARTILLERY PLAYER BY PLAYER

By Don McMahon,M.Ed.

I will briefly explain what I intend to achieve in this article and then begin the analysis. There are incessant criticisms and dismissals of some of our seasoned and less experienced players from all corners of the Gooners community. […]

We have a definite link between buying a club and match fixing

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By Walter Broeckx

As I am not from England I have a bit of a handicap in some things. Even though we can see some channels over here in Belgium we don’t get all the UK channels. So I couldn’t see the Dispatches programme about “buying a football […]

Antony Kastrinakis: defacing the Arsenal. The story of one journalist’s obsession.

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By: Anne

As a follow- up to my previous article, “Untold Arsenal Media Watch: The Other Side of the Sun,” in which I detailed the Sun’s apparent use of a “talking points campaign” to target Arsenal, I decided to take a closer look at the activities of […]

Is there a risk insurance policy for transfers?

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By Walter Broeckx

A much used argument with the currently missed transfer of Campbell to Arsenal is : just pay the price. Just give them what they ask. Apart from the fact that according to reports it was the player/dad/agent that didn’t turn up for a kind of […]

Let us do it the Arsenal way; Campbell on hold, others pending

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By Walter Broeckx

Okay my scouting work on this Young lad Campbell seems to end in tears and frustration. The deal is off until the end of the U20 world cup in which he has to play for Costa Rica. So I will be keeping an eye on him if […]

Phone hacking and football: refs and club owners.

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By Tony Attwood

If you live outside the UK or you are within the UK and resolutely don’t ever read a newspaper, watch TV or listen to the radio you might not know that this country is in the middle of one of its biggest political […]

The road is long and tricky: reactions to the pre-season games

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By Walter Broeckx

Apparently all is over.

On July 16 2011 we have lost all and everything. The U10 brigade is throwing up barricades around the Emirates and are preparing themselves to drive the “money grabbing board”, “the manager that has lost it” (and this is one of […]

How do personalised GPS vests help Arsenal? A technical review.

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By Gordon Haverland, P.Eng.

Some of us Arsenal fans have noticed that Arsenal is using GPS vests in the friendlies this summer (and at least once – at Barnet – last year). We may have personal GPS, or GPS built into our cars. How does this help […]

All the attributes an Arsenal left back should have

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By Arvind

There is a lot of great work going on at Untold about various kinds of statistics, that affect Arsenal results – both positively and negatively.

Just recently, one article which talked about how Gael Clichy’s statistics were […]

Untold Media: Launch of new media section, and we need your help

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By Tony Attwood

Untold is launching a new regular Media section, which for the moment and with amazing originality is being called UNTOLD MEDIA WATCH.

It will run on a regular basis, alongside our other features including…

Dogface’s preview of the ref and his history in refereeing Arsenal […]