The big six transfers thus far, and who’s got more cash?



Why do journalists get so fixated on scoring in double figures? By Sir Hardly Anyone So far this transfer window Arsenal have spent £38m and brought in £12m… a loss of £26m.  This compares with Chelsea who have a profit of £28m, Liverpool who have a loss of £39.5m, Manchester City who have a loss …

Why a strategy is important when betting on sports



  If you are looking for a way to make it much more exciting to watch Arsenal play, or a league like the MLB, then online sports betting could be what you want to do. This is where you can try to predict what will happen during a match, or who will win the entire …

Arsenal transfers: Gnabry return, White a disaster, Martinez a loss?



By Sir Hardly Anyone Why do journalists get so fixated on scoring in double figures? There really are some unusual stories circulating at the moment: like the notion that Serge Gnabry could be returning to Arsenal. He was one of those players who had looked to be utterly extraordinary when he first burst onto the …

Why do journalists get so fixated on scoring in double figures?



By Tony Attwood According to the Daily Mirror, Bukayo Saka was the only Arsenal player to “surpass double figures” in terms of Premier League goals in the last campaign, while Lacazette, who led the lineup until the final few weeks of the campaign, “managed just one league goal following the turn of the year.” Of …

Buying players does not mean success as last season shows…



By Sir Hardly Anyone 93 players rumoured to be going to Arsenal. Are the journos getting lazy? According to the Guardian, “Seeing a rival spend considerable sums on a striker will leave players at those clubs asking why their teams are not doing the same and why they are having to read transfer rumours in …

All change with PGMO and the refs.. But what change?



By Tony Attwood Next season starting lineup and the new Financial Fair Play rules The view we have been putting forward of late is that referees are very diverse in their view of the game.  As a result David Coote last season gave out 4.60 yellow cards per game.   Martin Atkinson gave out 2.46 yellow …

The last five years proves one big thing: nothing is guaranteed.



By Tony Attwood Next season starting lineup and the new Financial Fair Play rules Across the last five years, the average number of points gained by the fourth-placed club is 70.  Which of course doesn’t mean that 70 points guarantees fourth place, but it is a good number to aim for at the start of …

Injuries Time to sack Tierney according to one part of the media



Next season starting lineup and the new Financial Fair Play rules By Sir Hardly Anyone One of the great problems that Arsenal face year by year is that much of the commentary made about the club is simply not related to reality. Take this line from one of the more infamous daily commentators of Arsenal …

Next season starting lineup and the new Financial Fair Play rules



By Sir Hardly Anyone 93 players rumoured to be going to Arsenal. Are the journos getting lazy? Last season 19 players made 10 or more starts in first team matches for Arsenal. In addition to the 38 league games we had six in the League Cup and one in the FA Cup. This coming season …

The huge bias of referees is proven. PGMO and media fight back.



by Tony Attwood The statistical evidence that shows PGMO are biased against Arsenal “Howard Webb must rebuild confidence in top referees,” says a piece in the Telegraph.  The cultural stigmatisation of referees is still relevant today says a piece in the Guardian.  Yet neither piece addresses the key issue of the moment; that referees judge …

93 players rumoured to be going to Arsenal. Are the journos getting lazy?



The home and away scandal: ignorance, or cover up? By Sir Hardly Anyone. Yes 93 players incoming but with the transfer window now having been open for over two weeks the whole rumour system seems to have collapsed with hardly any new names being added to the list of players Arsenal are signing. In fact …

The home and away scandal: ignorance, or cover up?



Crowdless stadia stats reveal fallacy of PGMO claims about referee accuracy By Tony Attwood If you are a regular reader you will know during and since the pandemic, we have presented evidence that shows that… Some referees are influenced by the crowd As a result of this, some referees are much more likely to oversee …

The reason why Liverpool and Man C are ahead of Arsenal.



By Sir Hardly Anyone How which referee a club gets has a major impact on the result of each game Two stories of note are circulating today.   One in the Guardian says Manchester City and Liverpool have got their key business done early – and raves over their forward looking approach to football in contrast …

How which referee a club gets has a major impact on the result of each game



By Tony Attwood The statistical evidence that shows PGMO are biased against Arsenal We have shown that referees vary enormously in the way that they call fouls and hand out yellow cards – although to be fair, this has been understood by many supporters for some time. We have also reported a wide range of …

The statistical evidence that shows PGMO are biased against Arsenal



JUST HOW MUCH are PL referees biased in favour of home teams? By Tony Attwood In the UK, people are free to believe what they like.  But there are requirements that the BBC, as a national broadcaster funded through taxation has a duty to be impartial.  I think there might also be a similar requirement …

How European football has taken up the fight against clubs breaking FFP



By Tony Attwood We recently covered the story on “How spend spend spend led to Barcelona’s  collapse”.  Now it is time to move on to the repercussions. The Spanish Football League confirmed last week that it had filed complaints with Uefa against PSG and Manchester City, accusing them of “continuously violating the current financial fair …

Football’s biggest story which the media won’t touch.



How Arsenal were robbed by VAR, and the forthcoming transfers By Tony Attwood The story that something in football is corrupt is an easy one to write and an easy one to dismiss.   One simply picks on a set of circumstances that look unlikely or too coincidental to be real and say, “this couldn’t happen …

Fifa could stop racism and other unacceptable comments. But it won’t.



by Tony Attwood Why Arsenal need more players Fifa has published a report pointing out the increase in the number of insults that footballers are victims on social networks during international competitions, and as a result has presented a plan to fight the problem.  (There’s not much on it in the English media, but European …

How Arsenal were robbed by VAR, and the forthcoming transfers



By Sir Hardly Anyone So who is buying whom thus far among the big boys?  Here are the details Club In Cost Out Income Profit/Loss Arsenal Vieira, Turner, Marquinhos £42m Guendouzi, Mavraponos, Lacazette £12nm -£30m Chelsea None None 0 Liverpool Núñez, Carvalho, Ramsay £76m Mané £28m -£48m Manchester C Haaland £52m Bazunu, Porro £19m -£33m Manchester …

Why Arsenal need more players



How spend-spend-spend led to Barcelona’s collapse by Bulldog Drummond Because of the break during this season to play the world cup, fixtures in the premier league are being moved around to accommodate Fifa’s demands. What’s more, Arsenal will have to be nine extra games between the start of the season on Friday 13th August through …

How spend-spend-spend led to Barcelona’s collapse



by Tony Attwood Before Messi left Barcelona, the club president Joan Laporta revealed that the club had debts of around £1.13bn.  Which is pretty remarkable, especially since Barcelona had just become the first club to get close to a turnover of £1bn. Debts by and large are paid out of profits.   Profits are generally a …

Which PL clubs have the biggest wages bill?



Publisher’s note: sincere apologies for Untold being off line over the weekend and into monday morning.  And thank you to everyone who expressed concerns and best wishes in relation to our attempts to get it back up.  I have to admit I did nothing – had I touched anything it would only have made it …

Arsenal: the youngest squad, and who gets the numbers



By Tony Attwood What went wrong for Arsenal last season? First of course the apologies for the inconvenience you’ve probably been caused by the tech failure on Untold over the last couple of days.  It was bad enough by itself, but made worse as it happened exactly when our IT colleague had a couple of …

Pulling things back together



Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the technical failures of Untold.   We have tried to pull things back together for the moment to give access to the site but I am aware that there are still problems and I fear these won’t be fully fixed until Monday. But because the list …

What went wrong for Arsenal last season?



By Bulldog Drummond The Platini / Blatter / Fifa court case has just exploded A summary in the Telegraph of Arsenal’s position last season sets the prognosis for the coming campaign out in typical doom-laden tones… “Arsenal scored fewer goals than eighth-placed Leicester City last season, and were eight goals behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur at …