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August 2011

16 transfer and loan events at Arsenal – who did I miss out?

By Tony Attwood

I keep thinking I have missed something/someone. Please update this summary if it is wrong.

1: Joel Campbell has had his application for a special talent work permit rejected so won’t be with us this season.

2: Park Chu-young will be here, but only for a couple of years as […]

Is the problem at Arsenal at Board level?

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by Tony Attwood

We all know there are lots of anti-Wengerians on the internet, telling us daily what a useless manager he is.

There are also a number of people (some of whom are kind enough to read this blog) who argue that this is not the […]

The Untold ref review: Tottenham – Manchester City

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By Ref Reviewer 04

Manchester City went to Tottenham. And with the footballers came ref Phil Dowd. How was his game?

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 2 OTHER Zabaleta Vdvaart C Push 1 1 4 OTHER Crouch C Handball 1 1 6 Offside […]

Untold Media Review : The Telegraph


Telegraph Coverage of Newcastle and Liverpool Matches

Note: Much thanks to bjtgooner for doing research for this article.

In our inaugural Untold Arsenal Media Watch report, I thought that I would begin with the paper whose coverage was the worst (I’m sorry Telegraph). I don’t think that the […]

Per flight 3382 from Dusseldorf to London

By Walter Broeckx,

If you can believe the media in France and Germany Per Mertesacker has flown to London this morning. They even say the flightnumber he took. He has gone with the Lufthansa flight 3382 from Dusseldorf to London to sign a contract till june 2015 at Arsenal.

On Sunday he said when asked […]

The Untold ref Review MU – Arsenal

By Ref Reviewer 03

We went to Old Trafford and well did not get the result we hoped for. Is there any blame we can give ref Howard Webb? Let us find out.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 5 OTHER Cleverley Ramsey C Cleverley tugged on Ramsey’s arm, could have played […]

Taking stock of the United debacle: transfers, injuries and the coming season.

By Phil Gregory

As Walter said in his article, games like this are part of being a football fan. It was great to see the away fans sticking behind the team, and a very proper gesture of the club to offer them another away ticket free of charge. No doubt all Gooners have been subject […]

Man Utd – Arsenal, the story for the defence


Well..that was just very very painful to watch. I watched it on mute as usual and was continuously left shaking my head in disbelief at the scoreline. We’ll look at the defense of course and there’s a surprise or two in store but a quick overall review of the other bits.

I thought Coquelin […]

Untold Media Review: The Mirror – Don’t panic

Untold Arsenal Media Watch: The Sunday Mirror

Mirror Coverage of Newcastle and Liverpool Matches

By: Anne and the Untold Media team

Note: much thanks to Stephen for his research contributions to this article.

*Editorial Note following what happened at Old Trafford:

I’m not even going to talk about what happened this afternoon, because […]

History repeats itself…but look at what followed

By Walter Broeckx

This was a difficult day to be an Arsenal supporter. Let me start by congratulating the away supporters. For a large part of the second half I heard them support the team. Even my match commentator said they out sung the home supporters at that time. Despite the difficult game they showed […]

Arsenal at Old Trafford – the Untold Preview

By Phil Gregory

You know the negativity surrounding Arsenal is getting a little silly when your Everton-supporting boss bets you £10 that they will finish above Arsenal this season. Now, I know we’ve lost a few players this summer, but for a club who’s only summer signing is a contract extension for Phil Neville, well… […]

RefWatch – Manchester United Vs Arsenal (28/08/2011 – 16:00)

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By DogFace

Referee: Howard Webb Assistant 1: Darren Cann Assistant 2: Micael McDonough 4th Official: Lee Mason

Good morning stat-fans and welcome to RefWatch… It seems that the PGMOL’s official website is now officially defunct – it has been replaced with […]

The Untold ref weekly review

By Walter Broeckx, the Untold ref

So here we are after 2 weeks in the EPL this season. A short roundup of the state of affair in the wonderful world of the refs.

We have been able to cover 9 games in the EPL so far. It should have been 10 but because of the […]

The Untold ref review: Bolton – Man City

By Ref Reviewer 04

I did the review of the game Bolton Wanderers against Manchester City. The leader of the pack was Mike Jones. Just one word if you want to carry on: incredible at times. Really was.

For the visibility of the site I left out the last column. I hope it reads a […]

Are Arsenal a selling club ? The true crack(s) of the great Arsenal way !

Are Arsenal a selling club ? The true crack(s) of the great Arsenal way !

Ibrahima Fode NDIAYE

For the last couple weeks or months or even years, Arsenal FC its board and manager are under immense critics from all corners. The general consensus is that Arsenal are an unambitious selling club only interested in […]

Untold Arsenal Media Review: The Sun goes bananas (even by their own sub-basement standard)

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by Anne

I’m in the process right now of doing final edits on our first combined Untold Arsenal Media Watch report. However, because the Sun’s match reports on Newcastle-Arsenal and Arsenal-Liverpool are so interesting in and of themselves, I decided that it would be preferable to do […]

Revealed: “The Busacca Moment” when referees move to fix the match

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By Walter Broeckx

So here we are. Alive and kicking. The ones that had been burying us in the Europa League and I think about 120% of the media has been doing this in the last couple of days can change their story line for a couple of […]

The Untold ref review: Manchester United – Tottenham

By Ref Reviewer 03

Another day another ref review. This time we have done the game Manchester United – Tottenham. The ref in charge was Lee Probert.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight on 11 OTHER Cleverly Van der Vaart C Attempted trip, advantage played 1 1 1 13 OTHER Van der […]

The Untold ref review: Udinese – Arsenal

By Ref reviewer 04

We got ourselves in the Group stages of the Champions League. Can the same be said of ref Olegario Benquerenca? Only one way to find out and that is to read our ref review of the game.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight on 4 OFFSIDE Walcott C […]

The problem with many Arsenal bloggers is they don’t have a winning mentality

By Tony Attwood

There is a saying, “If you think you are beaten, you are”. And certainly for many Arsenal bloggers that is true.

Fortunately it is never true for Mr Wenger, a man who never knows when he is beaten, and who is therefore our most successful manager in 125 years of history.

For […]

Arsenal travel to Udinese: the Untold preview

By Phil Gregory

After Nasri’s recent departure, Arsenal travel away to Udinese for a hugely crucial tie. The Italian side took some –myself included – by surprise in the first leg, but there’ll be no risk of them being underestimated this evening. The Liverpool result wasn’t the best preparation for this tie, but positives can […]

We will get better

By Walter Broeckx

I’m not going to say I liked the game or the result against Liverpool. But I’m not prepared to go over the top and do what some others will do.

In an article a few weeks ago I told we would suffer if Fabregas would leave and we are suffering. Losing the […]

The Barton fall out

By Walter Broeckx

The Barton fall out I call it. And the FA and the PGMOL should consider what they are doing. Because they are making life very difficult for the refs. And by the refs I don’t mean the refs in the EPL. They get paid a nice sum of money to make up […]

The Untold ref review: Chelsea – WBA

By Ref Reviewer 04

Next in our ref reviews was the game at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and WBA. Ref in charge was Mason.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight on 3 OTHER WBA? Torres NC Trip not given 0 0 1 3 OTHER Torres Scharner NC Should have given the first […]

Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 2

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Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 2

By Dale Higginbottom

Week two of the season and maybe a few things aren’t quite going to plan on a few fronts and injuries are certainly not an exception to this. We picked up a few injuries after the Udinese game which, […]