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December 2011

Hands up if you thought we would be fourth at year’s end

By Tony Attwood

I will make this quick. As I have mentioned in passing before, I live in the Midlands, and have a season ticket in the North Bank, so going to Arsenal is something of a day trip for me.

I am just back, and need to change for the evening’s celebrations with the […]

RefWatch – Arsenal Vs Queens Park Rangers (31/12/2011 – 15:00)

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By DogFace

Referee: Martin Atkinson Assistant 1: Simon Beck Assistant 2: Stephen Child 4th Official: Lee Mason

Good morning stat-fans and welcome to RefWatch…

Another quick one today – but all stats are there. You may notice that on the Ref Vs Team […]

Untold Ref Review: Wigan 1 – Chelsea 1. A dreary non-event.

By Ref Reviewer 02

The game Wigan – Chelsae was under the guidance of ref Atkinson. Let us see how he has done this game.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight


Foul Meireles Gomez





Foul Jones Cole



Untold Ref Review : Man City 3 – Newcastle 1 – an excellent game from the ref

By Ref Reviewer 04

The game Manchester City – Newcastle was under the guidance of ref Foy. How was his game?

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 5 OTHER R. Taylor Richards C Trip 1 1 6 OTHER Aguero C Handball 1 1 14 OTHER Lescot Simpson C Push in the back […]

The refs’ association has closed its web site, and made a change. Have they been reading Untold?

By Walter Broeckx

As if I had not enough to do with all the reviewing of the games, trying to put the reviews on line, writing some other articles I just decided to have a look at the referee world in the EPL.

First I started to have a look at the old website of […]

Money Laundering in Football – are the crooks really running the show? Part 2 of our investigation

Money laundering, football and the press – part 2 (with added Lassana Diara)

By Anne

In our first article in this series exposing corruption in football we took a quick look at the situation at Tottenham and the minor matter of how a set of phone records got into the wrong hands – before contemplating […]

Money Laundering, Premier League football, Operation Apprentice, and a little more on Portsmouth FC (again)


By: Anne


You know, it’s amazing how quiet the football media can be when they want to…

Leading into our upcoming series on the transfer market, transfer rumours, and (here’s the big one) possible money laundering in the EPL, I thought I would give our readers a few things to think about in […]

News from down the Lane. The occasional doings of our neighbours

By Tony Attwood

PKF is a firm of accountants engaged by Tottenham Hotspur, a club which until 1965 was part of the county of Middlesex. In that year it moved (along with the rest of the county) into London.

They (PKF) have been asked to look further into issues of Olympic Stadium stuff. Somehow […]

Untold Ref Review: Arsenal 1 – Wolves 1

By Ref Reviewer 04


Ref Attwell came over to do the game between Arsenal and Wolves. What was his score in this game?


Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 3 OTHER Jarvis Benayoun C Push 1 1 7 OTHER Rosicky Hunt C I had the impression Rosicky played the ball […]

One of those days in north London; time to let the clichés out of the bag

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By Walter Broeckx

The Wolverhampton match was a tin can-game. More on that later when we come to the analyzing part. First unpleasant thing was the absence of Walcott. I know some fans don’t appreciate him and say he is a waste of place. I disagree on […]

RefWatch – Arsenal Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (27/12/2011 – 15:00)

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By DogFace

Referee: Stuart Attwell Assistant 1: Peter Kirkup Assistant 2: D C Richards 4th Official: Lee Probert

Good morning stat-fans and welcome to RefWatch… It’s just a quick one today as Christmas has been the usual pandemonium in the DogFace household and, quite […]

Love and Football II: Arsenal thoughts on Boxing Day

Love and Football II

By Narendranath


I have a Fabregas jersey

And don’t know what to do with it.

I fear buying one of van Persie-

Too much for my heart and pocket.


A gift my girlfriend gave to me,

Love and winning are too good to

Last like the unbeaten trophy

Season. […]

Untold Ref Review: Newcastle 0 – Chelsea 3

By Ref Reviewer 03

Ref Mike Dean did the game between Newcastle and Chelsea. Did he cause some controversy and was his score low or unexpectedly high? The ref review will clear things up.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 1 OTHER Ben Arfa Drogba C Trip 1 1 4 OFFSIDE Ba […]

Untold Ref Review: Aston Villa 1 – Arsenal 2

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By Ref Reviewer 02

For the game at Aston Villa we had a ref for the First time. Ref John Moss was in charge and let’s have a look at how his performance was.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight


Foul Warnock […]

A Gooner’s Christmas Carol from Untold Arsenal

A Gooner’s Christmas Carol

By Festive Brian

On the first day of Christmas, my True Love sent to me a team called Arsenal FC.

On the second day of Christmas, my Arsenal sent to me the library at Highbury and the first game ever live on TV.

On the third day of Christmas, my Arsenal […]

Untold Ref Review : MU 4 – Wolves 1

By Ref Reviewer 02


Ref Oliver did the game between Manchester United and Wolverhampton. Did he have a good game?


Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 1 Foul Nani Ohara C 1 1 3 Handball Nani C 1 1 3 Foul Nani Wolves N/C Missed by ref, me thinks Nani […]

The 89 transfers that Arsenal will make in January (as predicted by the media)

The 89 transfers that Arsenal will make in the January transfer window

By: Anne

Greetings, Untold Media readers, and may I first wish all of you a very happy holiday season. UM will be back in full swing following the holidays. However, in the interim, I thought we might have a little bit of fun […]

Match fixing in the Premier League: the proof, the evidence, the prediction

By Tony Attwood

Imagine you are taken to the roof of a tower block and invited to jump off. More than like you will say, “well actually no, if you don’t mind, I won’t.” Or words to that effect.

“Why not?” enquires the awfully nice chap with you who is inviting you to do […]

The shocking truth: only one in five red cards in the Prem League is correct!

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes one wonders when enough is enough. Now before you might think that I will start complaining about the refs we had in Arsenal games I just want you to tell that in fact this is not the case in this article. Because at this moment in time we have done 60 […]

A very good looking ugly win, a bounce back, a great win, a satisfying win.

By Walter Broeckx


Last week when Manchester City lost at Chelsea (much to my delight I must admit) the media talked about how important it would be for City to bounce back immediately after a defeat. Because that was the mark of a big team. The next game City won. With a […]

The Untold Preview – plus the Gibbs debate.

Arsenal travel up to Villa for the first of many games over the traditionally congested Christmas period. We’ll unfortunately be doing so without Kieran Gibbs, who has had a setback and was sent to a specialist yesterday. A quick Google revealed to me that Kieran is 22, which came as a bit of a shock […]

Untold Ref Review: Chelsea 2 – Man City 1. Low ref score, difficult game.

By Ref Reviewer 04

For the game Chelsea – Manchester City we had ref Clattenburg in charge. How was his game and what was his final score.

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OTHER Silva Cole C High foot




GOAL ManC C Correct goal, […]

Arsenal Injuries, Gameweek 16. Still top of the league.

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Untold Injury Index – Gameweek 16


By Dale Higginbottom

The first game in a densely packed run […]

A bad result, a good performance: the Man City retrospective.

By Walter Broeckx


Sorry for not being able to give my thoughts on the game earlier but sometimes you just don’t have enough time and have other obligations in life. But because of the low score from the ref I had to review the game again to check things a bit and thus got […]

Untold Ref Review: MC 1 – Arsenal 0 including picture evidence

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By Ref Reviewer 04

We had Ref Dowd to do the game ManchesterCity– Arsenal. Did he continued his fine form of this season?

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight 2 OTHER NC Throw to Arsenal given to City by the ref 0 0 5 OTHER […]