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Why Arsenal can still win the title without doing the extraordinary

WHY ARSENAL CAN STILL WIN THE TITLE WITHOUT DOING THE EXTRAORDINARY.

The last one week or thereabout has been nightmarish for Arsenal fans. The League title hopes seemed dashed as another trophyless season looms. The scandalous 6-Nil defeat to title rivals Chelsea brought an uncomfortable déjà vu. Further discouraging results against Swansea and Manchester City […]

Fighting local councils, fighting the FA, fighting obesity, fighting for football

By Tony Attwood

I wrote a short while ago about the FA and its inability to do anything other than waste money pandering to the corrupt whims of Fifa and allow its name to go forwards into a world cup run in a state based on slave labour.

My overarching claim that the media does […]

Are Premier League matches fixed? Here’s how to tell.

By Tony Attwood

There are by and large three main approaches to fixing football matches.

The first is the oldest and most obvious: when a footballer or footballers deliberately fix a result, either to help promotion or avoid relegation. This goes back to the early days of the Football League with one of the original […]

The Untold injury records 11: what shoulders and thighs reveal

By Walter Broeckx

After the introduction part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6 and part 7 and part 8 and part 9 and part 10 we continue to have a further look at some of the injuries in detail. And remember this is based on […]

Pity the poor naysayers and those who don’t know how to dance

By Tony Attwood

A naysayer…

A person who frequently engages in excessive complaining, negative banter and/or a totally poor and downbeat attitude.

Naysayers view the glass not so much as half empty as bone dry, make frequent one-way trips downhill, and constantly emphasize the worst of every situation.

They have the capacity to whinge [British […]

Arsenal – Man City the difference between home and away

By Walter Broeckx

City started the best in the opening 10 minutes. A few good runs behind the Arsenal defence but the defenders managed to get the ball away before City could have a shot on goal.

Dean starting to show a bit of himself by letting a foul on Cazorla (push in the back […]

Premier League: Arsenal v Man City LIVE!

Hello and welcome to the #RioChallenge Live Blog brought to you by Strongbow, where Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from their current dip in form with a win against a high-flying Manchester City side.

Having dispatched Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford recently, Manuel Pellegrini’s side will fancy their chances against an Arsenal […]

Ritual Sacrifices and David Moyes | Man City Preview

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Earlier in the season, these match previews were written with a small amount of logic. They might adhere to something along the lines of: said team has weakness, which compliments certain strength of ours. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn’t, but there was at least a certain amount of reasoning behind a wild […]

Believe: Red Action step forward to show the rest how to support

By Tony Attwood

You might think these are troubled times at Arsenal, but look more closely and you will see some real class and character shining through.

But first look elsewhere. Man U’s ownership has never shown class – that is self-evident – using the club as a cash cow to feed a shopping mall […]

Arsenal v Man C 29/314 – It’s Dean. Again. Expect cards and phantom fouls

Arsenal v Manchester City 29 March 2014 – The Match Officials

Referee – Mike Dean Assistants – J Collin & J Brooks Fourth Official – K Friend

Second time in a fortnight and fourth time this year for Mr Dean – That’s too many and far too soon. How have other teams fared with over-exposure […]

Revealed! All Arsenal Conspiracy Theories

Revealed! All Arsenal Conspiracy Theories

By Sammy The Snake

Let me start by stating that I’m only an innocent supporter with a twisted mind, who thinks the atmosphere in these parts of Untold has become far too dark. And with too much time on my hands, I attempt to go where no Gooner has gone […]

Why will the media not hold the FA to account?

By Tony Attwood

Day after day, as anyone who ever glances at a newspaper will attest, sports journalists sharpen the knives, and night after night as they prepare the next day’s publication they throw them at their favourite targets: mostly specific clubs and specific managers.

Yet at the same time, some targets […]

The Untold injury records – 10. We’re not yet down on our knees

By Walter Broeckx

After the introduction part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6 and part 7 and part 8 and part 9 we continue to have a further look at some of the injuries in detail. And remember this is based on the injuries since […]

Difficult times

By Tony Attwood

Ever since the Unbeaten Season and the end of the 49 the media and their troll allies have been saying Arsenal are not good enough. Indeed some of them claimed the team of the Unbeaten Season wasn’t really that good – going out of the FA Cup, the League Cup and the […]

The Untold injury records – part 9, from groin strains to hamstrings

By Walter Broeckx

After the introduction part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6 and part 7 and part 8 we continue to have a further look at some of the injuries in detail. And remember this is based on the injuries since 2002.

8. Groin […]

What do we get from the Emirates?

By Tony Attwood

I started to wonder what Emirates Airlines had done for us, the fans, the people who turn up at the stadium for each match, after I read that Virgin Trains are becoming the main club sponsor of Carlisle United.

Virgin (not my favourite rail line as it runs from Northampton to Euston […]

The only thing we should blame Wenger for…

By Walter Broeckx

I know the title is a bit mystifying for Untold Arsenal. Has Walter lost the plot and will he start the blame game. Rest assured dear regular readers. You will understand what I mean at the end of this article. And for those who really want to blame Wenger for all what […]

Sometimes You’ve Got to Speculate to Speculate | Swansea Preview

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The weather has an uncanny knack for mirroring footballing moods, especially in western England where the land pushes further into the Atlantic. Hailstorms are punctuated by sunny skies, wind is a constant and thunder/lightning are never too far away.

Last week the weather was positive, as was the football. Chelsea’s lapse was encouraging and […]

Arsenal v Swansea: the ref preview. Almost 25% of Probert games are Arsenal!!!

Arsenal v Swansea 25 March 2014 – The Match Officials

Andrew Crawshaw

Referee – Lee Probert Assistants – R Ganfield and I Hussin Fourth Official – R East

After one FIFA accredited referee demonstrated on Saturday that he doesn’t know the rules of the game nor is he able even to recognise the players involved […]

What good is it when they still can’t get it right?

By Walter Broeckx

For a few seasons now it has become a normal sight that we see referees with mics wired up with each other to communicate with each other. It is only there for the top leagues of course. Usually lower league referees don’t use it or have it because of the obvious costs […]

The Untold Injury records: broken legs, the appalling shocking truth

By Walter Broeckx

In our article about the broken legs some people doubted our numbers.

First they said that the Fabregas broken leg happened against Barcelona. I would advise you to have a look at the match that just preceded the Barcelona match. On March 27, 2010 Arsenal played Birmingham. And in that match Fabregas […]

The Untold Injury Records 8: how to hurt a player and not get a card

By Walter Broeckx

After the introduction part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6 and part 7 we continue to have a further look at some of the injuries in detail. And remember this is based on the injuries since 2002.

Now we come to three […]

The Untold Injury records – 7. When legs are broken.

By Walter Broeckx

After the introduction part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6, we now are going to have a further look at some of the injuries in detail. And remember this is based on the injuries since 2002.

Next we will have a look […]

Where next for Arsenal?

By Tony Attwood

There is a new theme in the papers today – Wenger has taken Arsenal as far as he can – it is time for Arsenal to move up to another level with another man.

It was exactly the theme we used to hear about Charlton Athletic, who in n 1995, appointed Alan […]

Errors and mistakes for free by players and referees

By Walter Broeckx

If we have ever done some shooting in our own foot it must have happened in the first 10 minutes in this match.

After a first chance for Giroud that was stopped by Cech we suddenly gave it away and you can take that literally.

The first goal was a gift from […]