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So what is wrong with Refs? Case study: Southampton

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have Southampton.

Now before any Southampton supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you take a […]

Arsenal 26 Reading 5; the crowd and catering report

By Tony Attwood

The headline relates to the goal attempts. No wonder most of us who were able to go, enjoyed the game. Arsenal 26 attempts Reading 5. Quite a score. The possession was 70% to us. It was rather nice to be there.

Except of course for the AAA and their eternal “Wenger Out” […]

Arsenal – Reading: live as it happened. Oh we won by the way. 4-1

By Walter Broeckx

As this game was not live on my sports channel I had to open my computer to see the game. I thought why not write down my thoughts as they happened during the game? A new Untold way of covering all that involves Arsenal.

4 mins: Giroud header too straight and too […]

Arsenal v Reading Glasses; everything that won’t happen

By Billy the Dog McGraw

So we know that we are without Theo Walcott who would insist of travelling with England, silly boy, Abou Diaby, and possibly without Kieran Gibbs who is ill.

And we know Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna are fit.

We also know that so far this season we have scored seven […]

Ref Preview: Arsenal – Reading, Chris Foy as the ref

By Walter Broeckx

After what seemed an eternity we are back in football business. And our next game brings us the visit of Reading to the Emirates.

The ref in charge will be Chris Foy. Foy is 50 years and one of the old refs and with an experience of around 12 years in the […]

SOMETHINGS EVIL THIS WAY COMES

SOMETHINGS EVIL THIS WAY COMES

Don McMahon

This is an advisory to those faint-of-heart or ultimately sceptical of everything football-related. I might end up being accused of penultimate paranoia spanning everything from the simplest to the most complex issues in modern society, but I’ll take that risk.

Growing old has many disadvantages but there […]

Abou Diaby: be strong

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes there is news that makes you so sad that it feels as if the bad news is about yourself. This is how I felt when I read on arsenal.com that Abou Diaby will be out for at least 8 to 9 months.

The full statement was:

“The Club can confirm that […]

So what is wrong with PL Refs: Case study – Reading

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have READING.

Now before any Reading supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you take a […]

Arsenal’s worth almost double that of Chelsea; Man City worth less than Tottenham

 

Recent posts Arsenal’s worth almost double that of Chelsea; Man City worth less than Tottenham Endangering the safety of an opponent: “intent” and “but I got the ball” Taxpayers money is going to support clubs in debt So what is wrong in the PL? Refs: Case study QPR The books… Woolwich Arsenal: The club […]

Endangering the safety of an opponent: “intent” and “but I got the ball”

By Mal Davies

 

ENDANGERING THE SAFETY OF AN OPPONENT

 

There has been such a positive response to my article two weeks ago on Nani’s red card that, after three incidents in the recent FIFA World Cup qualifiers, here are a few more of my thoughts, with the three incidents that produced […]

Taxpayers money is going to support clubs in debt

This is a story that has been around for a few weeks now. It is not making the headlines, but it certainly could if currently developments in the EU keep moving in the direction that they are moving.

John Beech, who writes a wonderful series called Football Management has done a lot on this, […]

So what is wrong in the PL? Refs: Case study QPR

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have QPR.

Now before any QPR supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you take a […]

Arsenal youth to play semi finals next week!

By Walter Broeckx

Monday evening I was delighted that Arsenal Player was showing the game against CSKA Moscow live so I could watch the game as it unfolded.

I don’t know how many Gooners made it to the Emirates (estimation of some 7.000) but I sure wish I could have been there. But living abroad […]

Match Referee Review: Martin Atkinson – Arsenal v Aston Villa (2 – 1) [23/02/2013]

Match Review: Martin Atkinson – Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (2 – 1) [23/02/2013]

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 Martin Atkinson

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Martin Atkinson (2013-02-23) Period 1 Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer […]

So what is wrong with the PL Refs? Case study Norwich City

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have Norwich.

Now before any Norwich supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you take a […]

Does one player make all the difference?

By Tony Attwood

There was a really interesting piece in the Guardian recently which claimed that “the power of one is overhyped.” The theme is that we all too easily think that one man makes a team – but as we try to investigate the statistics surrounding the issue, we don’t find this to be […]

The Premier League Refs analysis: Newcastle United

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have Newcastle United.

Now before any Newcastle supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you take […]

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, surveys the transfer rumours and adds fish

By Boris Johnson

Today’s guest writer.

Editor’s note…

I am delighted to have The Mayor of London, writing our review of transfer rumours, because who could be more suited for the job? Mr Johnson has admitted that made up a quote which was then published in the Times (where else?), lied to the leader […]

Administration and bankruptcy among football clubs. The story continues.

By Tony Attwood

So clubs that are big or were once bigger than they are now, continue to get themselves into a mess. We followed the Rangers saga – who would have been brave enough three years back to say that Rangers FC would be playing in the fourth tier of Scottish football?

So we […]

Ref Review: Jonathan Moss – Swansea City Vs Arsenal (0 – 2) [16/03/2013]

Match Review: Jonathan Moss – Swansea City Vs Arsenal (0 – 2) [16/03/2013]

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 Jonathan Moss

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Jonathan Moss (2013-03-16) Period 1 Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer […]

What is wrong with Prem League Refs? Case study – Manchester Utd

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have Manchester United.

Now before any Manchester United supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you […]

Arsenal to sign 10 players this summer!

By Billy the Dog McGraw

I asked for transfer rumours and I got them…

“An Unknown Source claims Radamel Falcao’s Agent has held talks with Arsenal over possible signing of his client for a reported fee of £60m and that talks are in advanced stage and the Columbian would be heading to Emirates at the […]

So what is wrong with the Refs : Case study Manchester City

By Walter Broeckx

Next in our series as we cover each and every Premier League team we have Manchester City.

Now before any Manchester City supporters comes on here and suggest that it is not the averages but the actual decisions that count (as some fans of other clubs have done) may we suggest you […]

State subsidy of West Ham United reaches £387m

By Tony Attwood

Any notion that Financial Fair Play rules will help balance out football’s money issues a little, have been blown away by the news that Boris Johnson, the Conservative Mayor of London, has granted West Ham United the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium for a down-payment of £15m and further payments of […]

Spanish football is about to collapse; warning sign for British clubs

By Tony Attwood

Whenever we debate the issue of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations and the like, there are those who write in and say, “they can’t do it because it is against EU regulations,” while ignoring the fact that the EU has devised a distinct legal approach to applying the law to sporting activity […]