West Ham game postponed



Arsenal FC has made this announcement… As a result of Monday’s strike ballot and the proposed industrial action on London Underground on Boxing Day, Arsenal’s Premier League match against West Ham United at Emirates Stadium, originally planned for Wednesday 26th December, has been postponed. This decision has been made now, due to the preparation period …

A football tale from far away



By Brother Grim There once was a country on an island very, very far away from here that was called Farganistan. It would take you probably a whole day to get there even with the fastest running trains or airplanes. They had a Queen, a Prime Minister, a Parliament, come to think of it. It …

Untold Twutter : some wisdom, some headaches



By Remak Kwen Untold twutter looks at football wisdoms or not? Head butting  and punches, hairy and bald… Johan Cruyff once said about football tactics: “Every advantage has a disadvantage.” But what when the ref gives an advantage that is no advantage? Does it still go then? The same Dutch maestro once said: “To prevent …

Reading v Arsenal. Commentary by Dumb and Dumber (Ian Darke and Steve McManaman)



Reading v’s Arsenal. Commentary by Dumb and Dumber (Ian Darke and Steve McManaman) Cameron Wolfe selects the commentators’ best quotes from the game as available in North America. Arsene Wenger is feeling the heat after Arsenal’s embarrassing cup exit against 4th tier Bradford last week. Reading are in trouble but Arsenal are the real talking …

5-7, 2-5; Time to protest



Just as it is crazy to the point of giving the impression of being an alien from another planet, to seek Mr Wenger’s resignation because of one bad result at Bradford, so it is silly to consider that the crisis is confidence that has been engendered by some poor performances is over. But the fact …

The pre Reading game press conference is almost about anything else but the Reading game.



The pre Reading game press conference is almost about anything else but the Reading game. At least Arsene’s intelligence and humour always shines through. By Cameron Wolfe. Through the last sixteen years Arsene has been asked thousand upon thousands of questions from the press. As far as I can remember he’s never shirked away from …

Reading v Arsenal. Everyone’s opinion, the teams, the result



By Tony Attwood It has been a week for everyone and his dog to have their say. Collapse and decline are the main talking points in the press, and the AAA are lapping it up.  But Jack Wilshere has bucked the trend with a lot of positive talk, and even George Graham has come in, …

16 December 1991: Michael Thomas to Liverpool. Surely the oddest transfer of all time.



Apologies In one of the cock ups for which Untold Arsenal is justly famous, I posted this article on Untold, rather than on the Arsenal History Site which is where it should be. The article is one of the regular series picking out key moments in Arsenal’s past, from 1886 to the present day. Apologies …

British newspapers find fault with Uefa, but have no new suggestions on how to move on.



By Tony Attwood “FA anti-racist action plan is just an insult” roars the Independent.   “Uefa’s cowardly reaction against Serbian racists takes European game several steps backwards,” screams the Sunday Telegraph.  “Blatter to discuss Serbia’s racism fine with Michel Platini” says the Guardian. Everyone is getting exercised about racial abuse – each in their own …

Uefa in the firing line as it faces its biggest tests of all time



By Tony Attwood I wrote yesterday about how Uefa was facing up to, and failing, a test of its ability and willingness to take on racists. But there is a second that Uefa are facing.  What to do about the clubs that are flagrantly ignoring the Financial Fair Play rules, and are simply pursuing a …

Wanted: Man U, Man C, Chelsea, Liverpool fans (and fans of other clubs) who are qualified refs



Last year we ran referee reviews on Untold Arsenal.  They were written by qualified refs who for the most part were Arsenal fans. This season we wanted to go much further, so we launched Referee Decisions – a web site that publishes reviews of Premier League referees by referees who are supporters of various clubs. …

There is only one way to sort out racist Uefa



By Tony Attwood We’ve covered this so many times before but it keeps coming back.   Uefa is racist.  Want to prove it?   The charges laid against the Serbian FA after their latest bust up in their under 21 game v England did not include a single word about racism and racist language.  They were done …

Arsenal fans demand changes to create better matchday atmosphere



Arsenal fans demand changes to create better matchday atmosphere  at The Emirates Stadium New survey puts the introduction safe standing at top of the list An independent survey of Arsenal supporters has revealed an overwhelming consensus in favour of improving the atmosphere at The Emirates Stadium. 94.5% of those taking part said it was very …

You can make any team sound bad if you really want too.



This report was written before the Bradford defeat.  But it is still highly relevant as a media analysis because it deals with the reality as perceived by some at all stages of Arsenal’s season. Why can’t they just commentate on the game? By Cameron Wolfe. I watch all my EPL games through ESPN North America. …

Thank goodness the Anti-Arsenal Arsenal were not so active in 1991



By Tony Attwood You might remember 1991.   But just in case not, here’s what happened.   We got drawn away to Wrexham in the FA Cup.  4 January 1991. We had quite a decent team.  Seaman, Dixon, Winterburn, O’Leary, Rocastle, Adams, Smith, Merson. You might remember some of those guys.   We still chant Rocastle’s name as …

The procession of Echternach



By Walter Broeckx December 11 always has been a special day for me. There are two anniversaries that I can celebrate on that day and one of them is that on this day Arsenal played for the first time an official game of football. Yesterday my party was ruined by Arsenal. Oh well that is …

Vermaelen is not an AAA



This article refers to the AAA – the name Untold gave to the supporters who always complain about the team and the management.   You can read about the AAA further here. By Walter Broeckx Yesterday I read a sentence that our captain has said or written down this week. Vermaelen said: “Some people seem to …

Match Review: Bradford 0 Arsenal 4. Full details before it happens



By Fute Uristick Following Walter’s innovative notion of posting a preview of the WBA match after the match was actually played, Untold continues where its name has always led, by now bringing the review of tonight’s match, before kick off. And today is a special day – for it is the 126th anniversary of the …

Untold Twutter: about diving, singing, watching, signing….



By Remak Kwen   The Untold twutter service about diving, singing and watching..oh and about football. So Arsenal is not a team of saints. Even Saint Santi is not a real saint it seems. Going down a bit too easy. Well he was just doing what the AAA is saying we are doing: going down. …

Zaha is an Arsenal fan but we could still buy the best penalty area player in the world



By Tony Attwood Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha, according to everyone, quite possibly including Arry Redknapp’s dog Rosie, is a fan of Arsenal whom Mr Wenger wants to sign.  But he’s not the big signing that some fans want, given that all his experience is in the Championship.  On the other hand we have seen how …

Incompetent, mad, bad, idiotic: crazy ref makes a mockery of football. Arsenal v WBA



By Tony Attwood Football via a time machine. So, after Walter publishes my preview after the match I suppose in future I shall have to put up my post-match reports before the game starts.  Fortunately my great grand-father was a good mate of HG Wells and was bequeathed all his sketches upon the death of …

Arsenal v WBA. The team that won’t be playing



Introduction from Walter. Ok here I sit with shame all written over me. As Tony had to go away last night he asked me to fill in for him and publish the articles today.  So I just jumped to one of my own articles about getting behind the team. I then had to go out …

Are you in or out? What is your choice?



By Walter Broeckx   In case you are one of the supporters who sings his heart out each game to support the Arsenal: no need to read any further. This is not about you. You might read further and if you read critical things about the support: this is not about you.   When you …

Untold Twutter : 3 things we learned this week



By Remak Kwen   A new roundup of Untold twutters  about football and …er…football. The Arsenal reserves lost to Olympiacos in the CL. Disaster! We never win anything again. Boooo hoooo. Shame on us. What do you mean Arsenal qualified for the knock out stages? Not important. I want to feel miserable. Be my guest …