The last six games, how we fit the games in, and what happens if we can’t



by Bulldog Drummond The last six league matches chart is obviously less relevant than normal when we are playing a tier-three team, but it does give an indication of the feeling around the club… The last six games of each club Team P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Manchester City 6 6 …

Sunderland are given over twice as many yellow cards as Arsenal per game



By Bulldog Drummond Arsenal v Sunderland: a contrast in statues Arsenal v Sunderland: difficult years for the opposition on and off the pitch Three of the four quarter finals in the League Cup this season are being played in London.   Brentford are playing at home to Chelsea, and Tottenham are playing West Ham while the …

Arsenal v Sunderland: a contrast in statues



By Bulldog Drummond The picture to the left, in case you are wondering, is of Sunderland manager Bob Stokoe, who won the cup for Sunderland in 1973 and famously galloped onto the Wembley pitch at the end to celebrate what was a famous win for the underdogs. I find that statue interesting, because as Tony …

Arsenal v Sunderland: difficult years for the opposition on and off the pitch



By Bulldog Drummond Next up we have third tier Sunderland in the League Cup quarter-final at 7.45 on Tuesday.  The match, although not part of the season ticket package, is sold out – which aside from the enthusiasm of Sunderland supporters to see their team, reflects well on the ongoing Arsenal policy of very low …

How to speak nonsense: a guide to being an anti-Arsenal journalist



By Tony Attwood It goes on day by day, week by week.   Sometimes it is ignorant, sometimes deliberately attempting to be disruptive, sometimes misleading, and just occasionally with a hint of a possible development.  But it is always there. Take this one: Emile Smith Rowe warned he ‘doesn’t deserve’ to be in Arsenal team despite Leeds …

How Arsenal changed their tactics against Leeds and thus secured the win.



By Tony Attwood This is a completely new analysis – not just for Untold but I think for anyone.  It compares the statistics of two matches: Everton away, which we lost and Leeds away which we won.  The question is, do the stats tell us how this change came about? Before the Leeds match the …

When will the media men apologise for getting Arsenal so wrong?



By Tony Attwood Oh how the pundits love Arsenal defeats because it means they can justify the notion that Arsenal are now going to bring in a whole new group of players which gives them more and more stories.   As the Mirror put it a little while ago after the defeat to Everton, “Arsenal have …

Leeds v Arsenal. The Arsenal team, bloggers’ warnings,



By Bulldog Drummond Leeds United v Arsenal, the form guide, home and away Leeds v Arsenal: the tackles, fouls, yellow cards. Time for Leeds to wake up. Leeds v Arsenal: what recent results tell us about tomorrow’s game… Leeds v Arsenal – the media’s change of heart plus the injuries. Leeds v Arsenal: the head …

Leeds v Arsenal: the head to head of both the teams and the managers



By Bulldog Drummond Leeds United v Arsenal, the form guide, home and away Leeds v Arsenal: the tackles, fouls, yellow cards. Time for Leeds to wake up. Leeds v Arsenal: what recent results tell us about tomorrow’s game… Leeds v Arsenal – the media’s change of heart plus the injuries. Curiously, given that Leeds has …

Leeds v Arsenal – the media’s change of heart plus the injuries.



Arsenal v Leeds: a history in seven videos. It is indeed a funny old world what with suddenly bits of the media waking up to the fact that Mikel Arteta has managed to work with Martinelli and got him to produce the results that we could see when playing lower calibre opposition in the Europa …

Leeds v Arsenal: what recent results tell us about tomorrow’s game…



By Bulldog Drummond Previously… Leeds v Arsenal: the tackles, fouls, yellow cards. Time for Leeds to wake up. Leeds United v Arsenal, the form guide, home and away So as we consider the game tomorrow against Leeds we can have a look at recent results.  Here’s the league table for the last six games… Team …

Leeds v Arsenal: the tackles, fouls, yellow cards. Time for Leeds to wake up.



By Bulldog Drummond Thankfully the updated data on fouls which was somewhat delayed (perhaps the computer had covid) has finally come through so we can now look at the forthcoming match against Leeds in the usual way: Club Tackles Fouls Yellow cards Arsenal 252 153 24 Leeds 330* 204 47* Percentage Leeds above Arsenal 31% …

Leeds United v Arsenal, the form guide, home and away



By Bulldog Drummond Arsenal v Leeds  – a history in seven videos Normally around this time, Untold would publish its comparison table of tackles, fouls and yellow cards, but today we can’t do that because the data on fouls per club has not been updated by any of the sources we use, since the last …

The case against Infantino and Fifa comes back to life and could get tastey.



By Tony Attwood If you are a regular reader of Untold you will know that for some time we have been following the legal case running in Switzerland concerning Infantino, head of Fifa, and the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber, and the allegations of a conspiracy between them. Two things to note in this case: …

Do we need Xhaka. Why does he get so many cards? Or actually, does he?



By Tony Attwood Most days, you’ll find someone in the media or on a blog complaining about Xhaka and saying Arsenal have to get rid of him.  Personally, when I watch him at a match, I don’t see what  the problem is.  He is a tackling midfielder – and these are the guys who pick …

Arsenal v West Ham: the real Arsenal step forward with a brilliant display



By Tony Attwood So we won the match, we won the possession, we won the corners and no one was caught offside.  It was exciting and encouraging, and certainly, for me entering the ground there were no confrontations with over-aggressive stewards, which made it a perfect night.   True there were lots of empty seats in …

Arsenal v West Ham: teams, and what you don’t need to know but is still interesting



By Bulldog Drummond Arsenal v West Ham: videos of games across the years. We are now far enough into the season to start making some sense of the number of appearances players have had, and perhaps learn one or two points from this. The first thing that strikes me is that we are only using …

Arsenal v West Ham, covid outbreak and an important bit of transfer news



By Bulldog Drummond Today’s Game: Arsenal v West Ham- the videos of past matches We have the usual scurrilous scaremongering ahead of tonight’s game with the Mirror shouting Arsenal latest Premier League club hit with Covid outbreak after positive tests in camp under which the article says “Arsenal have joined the growing number of Premier …

Arsenal v West Ham: what will the ref do, and Arsenal after 16 games over the years



By Bulldog Drummond A most interesting riposte to our last article from a West Ham supporter wondering why we didn’t mention the Manchester City stadium when writing about the gigantic cost to the English taxpayer of giving West Ham their stadium for 99 years.  A somewhat illogical comment of course, but still, we’ve answered it …

Arsenal v West Ham: for WHU it is one win v Arsenal in the last 12 games.



By Bulldog Drummond Previously: Arsenal v West Ham United: Tackles, fouls, yellows and home / away bias. Arsenal remain in the lower part of the injury table league (including players suspended for disciplinary reasons) provided by Premier Injuries… Leicester City: 11 Brighton and Hove Albion: 9 Southampton: 9 Manchester United: 8 Tottenham Hotspur: 8 Norwich …

Arsenal v West Ham United: Tackles, fouls, yellows and home / away bias.



By Bulldog Drummond. So off we go again – and let us start with the tackles, fouls and yellow cards figures. Team Tackles Fouls  Yellow cards Arsenal 230 145 22 West Ham United 240 144 17 Highest* 315 226 46 Lowest* 211 147 17 *Only taken from teams playing 16 games so far. So we …

Wholesale referee bias returns with the return of the crowds



By Tony Attwood You may recall that during the earlier parts of the pandemic, Untold decided to follow up on research being undertaken by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, who was on the board of Athletic Bilbao for seven years and is professor of management, economics and strategy at the London School of Economics – part of the University …

Who Arsenal need to sell: the story according to the media.



By Tony Attwood Oh how the pundits love knocking Arsenal.  Define the club as failing and that means the journos can justify their notion that Arsenal are now going to bring in a whole new group of players.  Which gives them more and more stories to write without the expense of that annoying little activity …

WSL Matchweek 9 – The one where Chelsea lost (but Arsenal won)



by Andrew Crawshaw Whilst I was at the Emirates on Saturday watching our men’s team at last play some football and score more than one goal Chelsea Women had a lunchtime game against Reading.  In the fourth minute they had a defensive lapse and Deanne Rose raced through to score past Zećira Mušović who was …

Uefa is investigating game postponements and the outcome will tell us a lot



By Tony Attwood Suddenly, because of problems for Tottenham, there is talk about football in general having to “come up with more plans for the fixture list. The Premier League has so far successfully evaded any major schedule disruptions since Project Restart, but what happened with Tottenham Hotspur does serve a note of warning. “ …