Media move on to regular insults against Arsenal to hide the real data



By Tony Attwood As we have been noting the media absolutely will not touch the story concerning Arsenal’s dramatic tactical switch which reduced the level of tackling by the club last season and so reduced the yellow card level for the season by 45%. To achieve this Arsenal were engaged in a major change in …

How Arsenal used research into ref behaviour to rise up the league



By Tony Attwood The last post here was Arsenal’s yellow cards dropped by 45% last season. How? Why? And how did it help? That was the second statistical bombshell of last season – the first being that a club like Arsenal could slip down to 15th in the league by Christmas and be looking like …

Arsenal’s yellow cards dropped by 45% last season. How? Why? And how did it help?



By Tony Attwood   In 2020/21 Arsenal reduced their yellow card tally for the season by almost half  compared with the season before, cutting the number of cards received from 86 down to 47.  It was an extraordinary achievement by Mr Arteta, and was an approach that clearly took a while for the players to …