Arsenal v Basel. Basel’s amazing form, Theo’s comeback, Arsenal’s team.



By Tony Attwood Apparently it seems that we have never played Basel before, so we’ve never had a chance to do lots of Fawlty Towers jokes – but I won’t start now.  That would be far too silly. But we have played Swiss teams before and have done quite well, winning four times in competitive …

Excusing the ignorance of the past



By Tony Attwood If we take it for a moment that a little of the more extreme behaviour of referees witnessed over recent years has now been removed from Premier League matches then we truly are going to enter a new age of football.  Not an age wherein referee bias is removed, nor an age …

Is Alexis Sanchez the new Thierry Henry? Here are the figures.



By Tony Attwood It was Opta who cleverly picked up on the fact that  Alexis Sanchez had scored 47 goals in his 100 appearances, one fewer than Thierry Henry (48) in his first 100 apps for the club. Which undoubtedly helps understand Mr Wenger’s move to put Alexis at number nine this season.  So I …

The most comprehensive review of referee performance: Match Day #04 with video evidence



Editorial note: No organisation has ever analysed and reviewed the performance of Premier League referees before in this much detail.  As I am sure you can understand, the amount of time it takes our team to complete this work is enormous, but all of us feel this is worth it, for the simple reason that …