First things first: Mandela rest in peace. Incredible statesman and remarkable that he lived so long. One doesn't live to 95 harbouring deep resentment, or despair â€“ as most would from 27 years in a dank cell.
The closest I've come to a cell is Bodmin Jail on a school trip which might [.
Bayern Munich are a behemoth and behemoths are rarely attractive. They are the leading club in the largest market in Europe. Ally that to the distinct national feeling in Bavaria and you start to see why Bayern are able to bludgeon their competitors each year.
Apparently Harry Redknapp has allowed Bayern to use QPR's facilities. Not an exceptional story, as apparently many teams visiting London have used Loftus Road over the years. It did strike me as amusing though. You can just imagine Harry loitering around, ready to sell a few â€˜bargains'.
This article is part of a series in which Untold writers have travelled the length and breadth of the country (well, the Midlands, London and the south) visiting other clubs on days when there is no Arsenal game. Today...
Now I hope, that unlike myself your enjoyment of the festive season does not hinge entirely on Arsenal's success. Which, of course is a truly absurd way to live... a bit like clinging to a leisurely morphine addiction.
The international break was as droll as expected and watching England left me colder than this weather. Not to mention: when an Englishman celebrates a German scoring a header against his country â€“ what bloody hope is there for international football?
Not much, I watched both games with about as much interest as [.
What a goal that was! That's why we love this game! You see a goal like that and you want to trudge up to the park and kick a ball about... on your own if needed! Somehow the absurdities of a grown man bundling a ball about in a park desert you, when [...]
The problem with Bendtner is that people tend to remember his oddities off the pitch as opposed to his merits on it. He may be a more talented player than Giroud, faster and with a defter touch. But Giroud isn't a tool and sometimes not [.
It must be hard being a Marseille fan at the moment. After breaking Lyon's Ligue 1 monopoly back in 2010, they could have been forgiven for expecting a return to the glory days. They may have to wait, but that wasn't a problem, fleeting success can be ruinous for smaller clubs.
Cambridge City 2-1 Chippenham Town (attendance 322); the second of Untold's non-league games from the non-league weekend.
Welcome to the Glassworld Stadium in Impington, near Cambridge, the temporary home of Cambridge City for a Sunday k/o in the CALOR league premier division. The Glassworld is actually Histon FC's ground and Histon play in the [.
Grantham Town 1-5 FC United of Manchester (att. 739)
Last Saturday Tony and I travelled to the South Kesteven Sports stadium, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, to watch a match in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League. It's part of the Untold Non-League tour, which has already taken us to watch Corby and Guernsey (away at Crawley [.
Unfortunately it was not "that" kind of Arsenal Champions League debut, but I was lucky enough to be at the Emirates for my first Champions League game on Wednesday night. Having only been living in London for a matter of weeks, my previous experience of live Arsenal games was either weekend games [.
Following on from my last article looking at the summers movements and likely additions, I took the plunge and made some predictions for the top of the table come May. With the close of the transfer window and a couple of games under our [.
Right, so, to follow up on my articles over the summer looking at the various teams competing
against the mighty Arsenal at the top of the table, it seems reasonable to put it all together and
see where my guess is of the final table. Without further ado...
Just a quick preview from me today, as I need to be heading over to the library soon, with
finals looming. Arsenal travel up West Brom today looking to tie up third place and with it
guaranteed Champions League football, complete with no tricky qualifiers in August. Such a league
finish would [.
Arsenal host Norwich on Saturday in our final home match of the season, with the battle for the
guaranteed Champions League spot of third place getting interesting with Newcastle in almost
unstoppable form of late. I don't doubt I wasn't the only person who expected them to drop points
versus Chelsea, and [.
Sky Bet League One, Sixfields Stadium, Northampton Attendance 1,966
So on a bright sunny day in Northampton (not) and with nothing better to do (except mark essays) it was off to see a local football match to take the mind off Saturday's defeat. I arrived early, narrowly avoiding running over a member of the [.
So today we travel to Stoke, a place where it seems we are destined to be embroiled in some narrative or other. From the moment this northern club with a reverence of physical courage and graft came to the Premier League, I guess it was obvious that it would be played-off against this southern [.
In recent games, Flamini's presence has allowed us to be unconcerned about having the ball. Previously, the idea of our opponents having prolonged possession could terrify us, we now tolerate it, depending on which opponent it is and how effectively they can use it.
This tendency predates Flamini and some will have noticed [.
Earlier in the season, these match previews were written with a small amount of logic. They might adhere to something along the lines of: said team has weakness, which compliments certain strength of ours. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn't, but there was at least a certain amount of reasoning behind a wild [.
We screwed up today, and I have a team from GCHQ looking into it. Dominic's preview was written and ready to go, and it didn't go. But since Untold always goes where others don't it is published below. Sorry dom.
But, here's the thing. After four episodes of the new major series [.
I am confident that we will beat Liverpool, though that could be because in recent times Anfield has been a cheerful place. Not since the Crouch hat trick of 2007 have we lost there. How relevant that is, who knows? But it is comforting going to a place I don't associate with angst [.
It was once sung that "Tony Pulis is a wanker, he wears a wanker's hat...', which needless to say isn't your textbook piece of lyricism, even if it's descriptive. A clumsy blow made heavily, if you will. In its heaviness it stumbles upon a profundity that is rarely acknowledged.
A couple of months ago, this might have been a more daunting fixture. Since a remarkable start, their form has faltered, an influential chairman has departed and the players have begun head-butting each other.
If I were part of an ambitious lower league club, I'd be studying the Southampton model intently to the [.
Today is our 3rd London derby in a month that has consisted of straightforward London derbies. Seems an odd sentence that one, as though it ascends a perfectly symmetrical hill to immediately fall down the other side. Anyway.
Little has changed for Fulham since they appointed Muelenstein, or at least that seems to be [.