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Arsenal v WBA 24 May – The Match Officials. Clattenburg – “rarely has a shocker, can be quite good”

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion 24 May – The Match Officials

by Andrew Crawshaw

Unfortunately Walter has not been in a position for some time to complete any more referee reviews so, in turn, I can offer no update on the Table of Shame. Suffice it to say that the wrong Important Decisions haven’t […]

Dial Square Dave: a word from the wise


Its about time that Tony fella let me on here, I’ve been pestering him for weeks ever since we met in that excuse for a pub off the ‘olloway road – flipping ‘Swimmer’ or summat.

I mean I ask you what kind of a gaff is that? It used to be a perfectly decent […]

The greatest indictment of their crimes: Luis Figo speaks about Fifa

By Walter Broeckx

As you know we on Untold have been on Fufa their back on many occasions. Today I want to continue but I admit that I didn’t have much time and I thought that maybe for once it would be better to let someone speak about Fufa and what he found out in […]

The Untold Banner at the Emirates: an update

A short while back Blacksheep put forward the notion of there being an Untold banner at the Emirates, displayed in the zones between the upper and lower decks.

We’ve liaised with Red Action and Arsenal on how we can go about doing this, and eventually came up with three options from the many on the […]



Ok, I’m panicking. I’m freaked.

May 21st, 2015 | Category: Arsenal stories | 37 comments - (Comments are closed)

Wanna be on the tele as they talk about Arsenal?


Untold has been contacted by The Clare Balding Show, in association with BT Sport and BBC 2.

They are having a special show next week Wednesday 27th May at 7PM where Clare will be talking about the FA Cup final.

They haven’t yet confirmed the guests on the show, but they have asked if […]

In the end it is only expectation that makes it horrible

By Tony Attwood

I had hoped to get home around midnight, instead it was closer to 1am. That was frustrating and annoying.

The cause, inevitably was the British Dig Up The Motorway Scheme For Congesting Traffic, that has been introduced by the Dept of Transport as an alternative to speed cameras. We’d hadn’t expected the […]

Arsenal – Sunderland, 0-0 only a complete disaster can keep us away from 3rd place.

By Walter Broeckx

For the first time since ancient times we had a few changes in the starting line up for Arsenal. Hence all bloggers, journalists and anyone involved typing till their fingers bleeding to write about the massive overhoul of the team. Well massive…. 2 changes in fact.

That means that Koscielny recovered from […]

Arsenal v Sunderland: We’re unbeaten in the last 17 games played on a Wednesday

By Bulldog Drummond

Laurent Koscielny has been ill. How dare he! Doesn’t he know that he’s got plenty of time in June for that?

Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are not fit to work, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck remain injured.

For les chats presque noir (for thus is the […]

Arsenal make signing, Cech is about to sign, Higuain is on offer, we’ll buy no one.

. By Tony Attwood . “Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal with Lens for striking starlet Yassin Fortune.”

OK so it is reportedly which means when translated someone made it up and everyone else (like me I suppose) is copying it. Although the source does appear to be France Football which tends to get these […]

The Sterling issue is all about club strategies. Arsenal, Chelsea, Man C etc have them. But Liverpool…

By Tony Attwood

Over the years of building and paying for the Emirates we’ve had a few experiences of players trotting off to other clubs rather than continue at Arsenal. Not all of them have enjoyed the experience but they have kept on doing it.

Van Persie, Nasri, Cole, Adebayor, Toure, Hleb, Flamini, Clichy, […]

Arsenal v Sunderland 20 May 2015 – Incompetence and bias. Yes it’s the Match Officials


by Andrew Crawshaw

Our penultimate game of the season and the officials are :-

Referee – Anthony Taylor Assistants – S Ledger and M Perry Fourth Official – K Friend

So the sixth time this year that we will have had to endure the incompetence and downright bias that is Anthony Taylor – this […]

Farewell top level FFP; Football League it is up to you

By Tony Attwood

As has been apparent for some time Uefa are now certain to change the FFP rules in the favour of Manchester City, PSG, Monaco, Chelsea and a range of Russian clubs. The official view is that Uefa never wanted to stop what they call “owner investment” (what we call “pumping so much […]

The big worry: did the summer holiday plans clash with the Emirates Cup?

By Tony Attwood

And the big question is – how will you occupy yourself in June (other than by watching Copa America)?

Here are the dates.

30 May: FA Cup Final 3/4 July: Copa America 3rd/4th, and final 15 July: Asia Trophy (Stoke, Everton, Arsenal, Singapore) – two games 18 July: Asia Trophy: (ditto) – […]

Arsenal: what comes next? If it is the same as last time, it could be fun…

By Tony Attwood

Consider this league table, if you will…

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Europe 1 Manchester United 38 25 8 5 74 34 +40 83 Champions League Group stage 2 Arsenal 38 23 9 6 85 42 +43 78 3 Newcastle United 38 21 6 11 63 48 […]

Man U – Arsenal, 1-1 the point that brings us at least third place?

By Walter Broeckx

The team at the start : Opsina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud.

On the bench: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott.

Both teams looking to attack but apart from a shot from Young from far that went well over no real goal mouth scenes in the […]

Man U v Arsenal: everything you want to know and some things you don’t

By Bulldog Drummond . So here we go again. London v Cornwall. And just for fun here’s something from the old days… . Sir Alex Ferguson said once Manchester United had played the better football in one of the battles. Arsène Wenger said in reply when a journalist mentioned it, “Everyone believes he has the […]

Man U v Arsenal, the world famous ref preview. Well, the ref preview.

Manchester United v Arsenal 17 May 2015 – The Match Officials

By Andrew Crawshaw

First the ‘Table of Shame’ and as Walter hasn’t published any more Referee Reviews it remains the same as last week

Wrong Important Decisions Favouring Arsenal Favouring Opponents 2nd Yellow Cards 0 19 Red Cards 4 16 Penalties 4 18 Goals […]

Confusion, laziness or attempt to mislead? Why we need rigour in football journalism

By Tony Attwood

Towards the end of 2014 Untold ran a series of articles under the general heading of “Football Betrayed” in which I tried to put forward the notion that there are a lot of at best unexplained, and at worst down right corrupt practices in football, which football journalists simply fail to address.


Our new super short-trousered signing, and and injury worries

By Tony Attwood . So there we have it. According to one press report we have “won the race to sign Luton Town’s 11-year-old Charlie Patino at a cost of £10,000 in compensation.” . So this is where we now are: the signing of a child just out of primary school is VERY BIG […]

The Untold Banner at the Emirates: time to vote

The Untold Banner

Tony and I have come up with a shortlist of FOUR slogans for the banner and so now we need you lot to vote on them.

You can access the survey here

Please vote just once and for ONE slogan only

Once we have agreed the slogan I will sort the […]

Barca could owe Arsenal £3m, and other funny tales

By Tony Attwood

Now here’s a funny one. Or rather a funny addition to a funny one.

When Thomas Vermaelen played for Arsenal I thought he was a Good Thing (to use the technical term). He played 110 league games for us and everything about him looked good.

But then he got a long […]

Who will Arsenal buy and how will they do it? Two different views.

That’s from today’s Telegraph and refers to an article by Jeremy Wilson in the paper.

And before we go into the detail it is worth asking, was the purchase of Ozil and the purchase of […]

Where have all the managers gone….

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes the strangest things can lead to a new article for Untold. I was sitting in my chair the other day listening to the radio when the old song “Where have all the flowers gone” originally from Peter Seeger came on. For some inexplicable reason it suddenly sounded in my head the […]

So exactly who has been Arsenal’s best keeper of late?

By Tony Attwood

If you are a regular reader you’ll know that I sometimes have a little snigger about the way the daily press in England pick up on our stories occasionally and then do a re-write of them – either covering the same ground, or being persuaded to set out an alternative vision by […]