Signing Theo on the eve of Herbert Chapman day



Today, 19 January, is the anniversary of the birth of Herbert Chapman —————– By Arvind It has been a while since I wrote on Untold. Having moved to a new city for work and resolving to not buy a TV, I have caught maybe 2 or 3 games in the last few months. Rest assured …

How Arsenal supporters can learn a lot from Chelsea fans



By Walter Broeckx I have been banging on this a few times before and will bang on the same nail once again: the nail where I point at the importance of the fans being behind the team from the start of the game till the end. Players have said it enough that if they feel …

Theo signs. So what of Edinson Cavani?



By Tony Attwood Theo has signed as Mr Wenger said he would, and the noisy anti-Arsenal groupings are protesting, following the lead given them by the national press. But meanwhile what of the Uruguayan, Edinson Cavani, the name mentioned more than most in recent days as a possible transfer. He played for Montevideo from the …

Theo and the transfer market dilemma



By Walter Broeckx Amidst the daily speculation of Arsenal will buy this player and that player maybe it is time to take a more global look on this transfer market. In our article we counted the players we were linked to and I stopped counting around 35 but have seen at least some 10 more …

Vorm was in vorm, but we’ve got Jack. Reflections on Swansea



By Walter Broeckx Looking back to the Swansea game On a cold freezing night Arsenal brought us warmth. If I would be pretentious I would say that Wenger read our article and the comments last night. I wrote: “Also against MU they played a very decent game. MU played a high pressing game on the …

On malevolent Dean Untold Arsenal is leading the way, as media follows years behind



By Walter Broeckx When we look at the last years Arsenal has been hit by a few leg or ankle breaks on the field. A quick summary gives us this Diaby leg break : Sunderland – Arsenal –  01/05/2006 – Ref Dermot Gallagher – career of Diaby since then hampered going from injury to injury. …

8 hours 15mins for one freezing goal, but worth it



by Tony Attwood It started at 3.45pm with a drive from Corby to the Sixfields Stadium (home of Northampton Town and one of only two grounds where a stand is named after an Arsenal player).  There I picked up Drew, and we drove onto the M1… To be greeted by signs announcing major delays on …

Arsenal v Swansea preview



By Tony Attwood Arsène Wenger revealed the following team news ahead of the Swansea City game: And so the long trek south from the Midlands, with the roads frozen (at least where I live) and a very cold night ahead.  Commentators will undoubtedly talk about Arsenal fans being fed up with the club hence the …

We want our Arsenal back



By Walter Broeckx We all have heard and seen the slogan before. We want our Arsenal back. Even the Chelsea fans started using it the other day after their rich owner sacked the umpteenth manager. And because the new manager isn’t that popular for Chelsea fans they started shouting: “We want our Chelsea back”. In …

The AAA is working their socks off to create more negativity.



By Walter Broeckx Recently in the comment section I warned for some strange things happening. I saw the same person writing comments from the same IP address but using different names and different email addresses. As is the rule on this site and clearly explained we don’t allow this. So when this morning I came …

Arsenal, Tottenham, Man U and Liverpool united against Chelsea, Man C, WBA and Fulham



By Tony Attwood For the AAA it is just an excuse, for some it is just plain boring, but for a few of us it continues to be just about the most important issue in football. It is, of course, financial fair play. I mention it yet again today because Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and …

Tactical referee analyses. A must for Arsenal



By Walter Broeckx Lack of time and other obligations prevented me to write an article before this game and it also even prevented me to see the game completely. I had planned to write an article predicting how things could turn with Dean in this game. Even some betting predictions in it. I would have …

Arsenal v We aint got enough money to buy a ticket



By Billy the Dog McGraw It is wonderful how when an article appears under the name “Sir Hardly Anyone” some people still take it seriously.  Goodness, any moment now and someone is going to think I’m real too. But enough about the garden shed; the last I heard from Dennis B. was that  Olivier Giroud …

Arsenal v Man City, from the anti-Arsenal perspective



By Sir Hardly Anyone In one sense it must be easy to write match previews of Arsenal games from an AAA perspective since one can by and large write pretty much the same stuff every time. Better, there is no need to put in any evidence when giving an opinion, nor indeed back up any …

Scottish football annoys Rangers, but where else might they play?



By Tony Attwood The story of Rangers has long fascinated Untold, not least because we were one of the first (I can’t really say ‘the first’ since I don’t know who was first) to suggest that big clubs could start to fall to bits for all sorts of reasons. Somehow, in the minds of many …

Today’s Arsenal transfer: Loïc Rémy



By Tony Attwood Loïc Rémy is a 26 year old striker who plays for Marseilles.  Apparently Harry Redknapp went to see the player last weekend with £4m in a brown envelope, but no deal was struck.  The press said the £4m was his first year’s salary but we all know that was a euphemism. Marseilles …

José Mourinho, Villas-Boas, Redknapp, Benitez; who next for Arsenal?



  By Tony Attwood The notion of a club’s fans booing and jeering their own side, their manager, the board and anyone else locally they don’t like was probably initiated by the fans of Woolwich Arsenal in the 19th century.  (For more, see The Crowd at Woowlich Arsenal) It has long since continued at Arsenal, …

How the Daily Telegraph has used the AAA to establish the notion that it is to be believed



By Tony Attwood . One of the key messages sent out by the little band that runs the Anti-Arsenal Arsenal movement is that the most important thing to do is state opinion as fact, and never back up the claims with evidence. . It is an approach with the Daily Telegraph has taken to heart, …

High ticket prices for the Manchester City game. Who is to blame?



By Walter Broeckx The supporters of Manchester City are unhappy. They are unhappy about the fact that they have to pay £62 for a ticket for the game next Sunday. They received 3000 tickets but have returned 912 of them. Tickets that now are being sold to Arsenal supporters. So this means that some 900 …

Arsenal signing 80 players this transfer window?



By Walter Broeckx Yesterday someone who writes for a another website said to me that in the last summer transfer window Arsenal had been linked with some 150 players. 150 players. Hundred and fifty that is. We bought 3 players in reality. Compare those numbers: 150 rumours – 3 bought actually. This is pure madness. …

When Blatter steps in something unspeakable, it is hard to distinguish the man from what he trod in



By Tony Attwood There is something so utterly obnoxious about Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter that it is hard to put into words, without utilising the language of the street.   And of course the obnoxiousness of the man spreads outwards.  Every organisation that associates itself with Fifa becomes part of the appalling approach to life the …

Ref Review: Lee Probert – Southampton Vs Arsenal (1 – 1) [01/01/2013]



Match Review: Lee Probert – Southampton Vs Arsenal (1 – 1) [01/01/2013] If you are new to this site and this is your first visit then please: Read this to fully understand our reviews. Today’s referee is Lee Probert MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Lee Probert (2013-01-01) Period 1 Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment …

If Arsene Wenger was the Liverpool boss they’d be replaying the Mansfield FA cup tie.



Should Suarez be banned retrospectively for cheating? By Cameron Wolfe. Before the Swansea game yesterday I read a few previews from those knowledgeable UK pundits/Blogs. (I know, I should really just read Billy’s preview in the future but I couldn’t help myself. Honest.) Most of these other reviews wrote us off before we started, stating …

Match fixing continues, but little is being done



By Tony Attwood It is time for the Africa Cup of Nations to be played in South Africa.  It is also time when world-wide match fixing ought to be reaching the headlines. To their credit a few papers do mention it, but by and large they prefer to carry on talking up the home nations, …

Swansea v Arsenal FA Cup; Billy and Dennis converse



By Billy the Dog McGraw Swansea is a Stone Age settlement which has been run at different times by the Italians (then going under the name of “Romans”) and the Vikings who set up a trading post known as Sveinn’s Island. The Welsh didn’t really get going until the 13th century, by which time everyone …