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Please help us fight again State Aid for WHU’s stadium

By Tony Attwood

If you are a regular reader you may know that we have already run quite a long article about the way the new West Ham stadium is being financed with the club paying little towards the transformation of the ground into a football stadium, and the state financing the building costs, and […]

The ten headlines that confirm the big signing is about to happen

By Sir Hardly Anyone

I think to explain this situation in full, and before I give you the list of ten signings, I should do a bit of background in relation to my journalistic journey this morning.

What set me off on the trail of this event was one particular headline…

Wenger Confirms […]

The 10 stupidest things that the media have told us this summer.

By Tony Attwood

1: Arsenal need a striker

Arsenal had a terrific run in second half of last season with the squad we have now. In the entire season, Arsenal scored two goals fewer than the champions Chelsea. So, we don’t NEED a new striker, unless are saying that Chelsea need a new striker too.

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Only four teams left in the race for the Premier League title

By Tony Attwood (fresh back from the wilds of Norfolk where there is no mobile connection, but Jools Holland played a rather fine outdoor concert).

Now, we have learned a lot this week. We learned for example that after three games, Arsenal were out of the race for the title, because only 10% of the […]

Newcastle – Arsenal, 0-1 to the Arsenal

FOOTNOTE TO START WITH

As some events turned out differently in my schedule I suddenly was able to see the match and write the match report. But after this report I have to go out again and so we will be out of office from now on.

By Walter Broeckx

A few changes compared to […]

Newcastle live

Arsenal play Newcastle on the anniversary of Herbert Chapman’s first match

By Bulldog Drummond

Please note that Untold will suffer a bit of an interruption later. There is a note at the foot of the article.

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It is not surprising that Arsene Wenger turned on the Neville character this week.

If you want to read the latest Neville rant, it is “Arsenal are a […]

The Premier League slides down further and sinks down deeper. Soon escape from the pit will be impossible.

By Walter Broeckx

I have said it before that there is something wrong with English football and with the PL. I have written a few articles last year. You can find them here , there and everywhere

Now the PL that is advertised as the best/strongest/richest/ league in the world is not that impressive when […]

Newcastle v Arsenal 29 August 2015 – The Match Officials: proving Untold’s own pundits wrong

Newcastle v Arsenal 29 August 2015 – The Match Officials

by Andrew Crawshaw

Towards the end of last season Tony and a few others here at Untold were saying that they had detected a change in the way our games were being officiated, with fewer rotten decisions being given against Arsenal. At the time I […]

The media and the blogettes want Mr Wenger sacked. So what would happen next?

By Tony Attwood

Changing managers. Does that help a club?

The media as usual are perfidious on the subject, the blogettes are as usual blinkered. But it is worth having a look to see what we can find. The questions are, does history show that changing managers helps, is it financially viable, and does […]

The CL draw : live on Untold

Refresh or press F5 to refress to see the latest updates

By Walter Broeckx

Why not bring you live updates on the draw I thought a few minutes ago before the draw actually took place. Well why not?

So here we go with the live draw and the comments from myself when something interesting is […]

Ref Review: Arsenal – Liverpool

By Usama and Walter

ARSENAL vs. LIVERPOOL COMPETITION: English Premier League MATCH NO. 3 DATE: 24th August 2015 VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Michael Oliver 1st LINESMAN: Simon Bennett 2nd LINESMAN: John Brooks 4th OFFICIAL: Neil Swarbrick

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision […]

Champions League draw: who can we play

By Walter Broeckx

So here we are again. The start of the new Champions League or better said the start of the draw is upon us.

Who can we meet? Who will we meet? And who do you want us to meet?

As usual the teams are placed in different pots. A big change this […]

Back from never been there: the video ref

By Walter Broeckx

People who have followed Untold over the years will know that I and most of the rest of the writers here are strongly in favour of what we call ‘the video referee’.

The video referee that has been back on the main pages (well at least on arsenal.com) this time. Aaron Ramsey […]

The mindless gibberish of a man with an idea but without logic or reason.

Why Aren’t All Clubs Run for Trophies?

By Sir Hardly Anyone.

Well, bless my soul. The Bleacher Report has sent me an item on Facebook which appears at its heart to turn the whole world of economics upside.

Now I know as well as the next knight of the realm that economic predictions only […]

Yesterday hasn’t happened yet, but when it does we’ll bend reality. Or ignore it.

By Tony Attwood

A couple of years back I took up an opportunity to add a bit of variety to my working life by joining with a friend in setting up a small house restoration business. Since my previous employment has involved the theatre, lecturing, and running an advertising agency, a training organisation, a publishing […]

OFFICIALS & INTIMIDATION…

 

OFFICIALS & INTIMIDATION…………………………Don McMahon

As you may know I was an official in the NASL and we had our share of attempted intimidation and confrontation with some pretty nasty specimens (manager, players, owners etc.) whose unique approach to Football was to bitch at the referee or assistants in order to try and hair dry […]

Liverpool set fair to win the league on phantom goals

By Tony Attwood

It is a funny ol’ game. Or maybe something a little more sinister than that.

We’ve been doing referee reviews for five years now, including that one season where we had a whole group of referees who supported different teams, analysing matches across the league, and as a result we have been […]

Arsenal – Liverpool, should have been 1-0. PGMO takes 2 points away from Arsenal.

By Walter Broeckx

A big surprise when the team news came out. Per Mertesacker was ill and so Calum Chambers came in his place. And to make things worse Koscielny has a back injury and thus Gabriel took his place.

So it was Santi Cazorla who captained the team. And Giroud made his 100th […]

Enter Brendan Rodgers, accompanied by some notably discordant music

By Bulldog Drummond

For today’s game the Guardian had a lovely vision of this match…

“Enter Brendan Rodgers, accompanied by some notably discordant music.”

I love that as a starter. But I wish they wouldn’t then drift into stuff like, “It had been only a few months previously that Arsène Wenger had been heckled by […]

Arsenal v the team whose owner says football contracts are worth nothing

By Bulldog Drummond

Here’s a thought to kick off the day. Yesterday (Sunday) Untold Arsenal got over 100,000 page views in one day for the first time ever. Quite a lot of reading really. The average person read two pages – so just over 50,000 visitors in a day. A lot of excitement this end […]

Manchester City and this summer’s FFP regulations.

By Tony Attwood

It is always interesting to look at the project that is Manchester City, not just because they are seemingly creating a new brand of football development, but also because of the commentaries we always get back.

When Untold covers Tottenham, for example, we get a mix of abuse and serious debate, […]

There ain’t penalties til it’s over. Arsenal v Liverpool 24 August 2015 – The Referee Preview

Arsenal v Liverpool Monday 24 August 2015 – The Match Officials

by Andrew Crawshaw

Firstly a reminder that Arsenal U21s will play their next game at the Emirates against West Ham on Friday 28 August evening Kick off 19:00 Tickets are on general sale at a cost of £4 (£2 concessions). Here is a link […]

DONE DEAL: Arsenal Striker Target Arrives North London, Officially Completes Move. Headline of the year

By Sir Hardly Anyone

On the day after Mr Wenger said that no deal was imminent a quick look around by the spoof sites shows me that either

a) Mr Wenger is deliberately being economical with the truth

b) Mr Wenger doesn’t know what is going on in the club

c) We are in the […]

Don’t be fooled by the press: it is not all about buying a new player

By Tony Attwood

“Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger says the club’s season will get better and the focus is on improving existing strengths, not buying new players.”

That’s the story that has been out and about in the press of late, and it is pretty much what you might expect. There has also been the Wenger: […]