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Arsenal 1-5 Bayern: suspicious officiating should be investigated!!!


i may not have read the fifa rule book from cover to cover but im simply going to say what i know and have known since i started watching football twenty-something years ago.

I have never once seen in my life, a referee give a yellow card and back away, only to be summoned miutes later by the fourth official, who then told the ref; “look its a red card” so the ref does the ‘right’ thing and goes back on his decision, and issues a red instead. right?, right?, WRONG!!!. thats the most pathetic thing UEFA have come up with in their many years of pathetic pathetism.

thats not even a word, which is so not the point. The point is that this piece of officiating has to go down in history as the most pointedly ‘match fixing’ decision of all time. UEFA and FIFA are notorious for match fixing and its not about Platini or Blatter or whoever is at the helm, its a virus that has permeated the system and will never be eradicated cos it has no cure.

this is not a ramble, or outburst, or conspiracy theory, which is why i will not resort  to citing other examples; this example is all encompassing as far as i am concerned to proove the fraud that is UEFA. But who is listening when everyone is in on it. There is an occassional scapegoat of course for when things get messy, but in the cold light of day, football fans have to tell themselves the sad, painful, unacceptable, even impossible truth: football is not free and fair.

 The betting companies must survive; the people at the helm must enrich themselves; and these two things can never be left to CHANCE. its that simple. The betting industry is a BUSINESS, and like all businesses that thrive, it cant be left to CHANCE or LUCK. you dont run a business on luck.

its sad but last nightt, Arsenal was a casualty of the betting industry. Now im going to speculate here, and sound very childish and i dont care, but here’s;s my theory on wht we just saw;

Arsenal in the past 6 years or more have lost stupidly in the first leg of UCL round of 16 games. but we always win the 2nd leg… so most bets tonight had to be Arsenal win or draw.

UEFA and ‘BIG BET’ had other ideas. Bayern win 5-1 again. who would think of that. so Arsenal was amazing in the first half and could have been leading 3-0 before the interval, so obviously Bayern needed help… BAM! Koscielny Red card. Funny enough, the decision was made by the same 4th official that clearly saw Walcott fouled in the box, but turned a blind eye on that occassion instead of rightly calling on the ref to give a penalty.
ill stop here for no apparent reason. im just tired.

by the way, we were fantastic in the first half; Arsenal can play FOOTBALL. I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG EXACTLY so ill just do what everyone else is doing and blame the manager…

GERROOUT of my blog!!!

Arsenal vs Middlesbrough Civilized Player Ratings



A match in which the two goalkeepers end up as the best performers on the day usually results in a 0-0 draw and this one was no different.

A tired looking Arsenal side failed to move the ball quick enough to break down a resolute Middlesbrough side.

Here’s how I think the players rated:

Petr Cech: 8/10- Made some very good saves that saved us the humiliation and disappointment of defeat. Excellent performance.

Hector Bellerin: 7/10- Felt he had a very good game defensively and played his part going forward…

Shkodran Mustafi: 6/10- Had some shaky moments.

Laurent Koscielny: 6.5/10- I still think he needs a full one week break. Hopefully he will be back to his best against Sunderland.

Nacho Monreal: 6/10- Not hitting the heights he reached last season and opponents tend to prefer attacking from his side rather than Bellerin’s side.

Francis Coquelin: 6.5/10- he played his part well but is certainly lacking in creativity but we already knew that.

Mohammed Elneny: 6/10- has come under unfair fire from fans after a subdued, performance. He is more defensive than attacking to my thinking and should be played in place of Coquelin when required and not along side him.

Ozil: 5/10- After a great midweek performance, how he crashed to such a poor showing can only be due to fatigue. Needs a rest.

Iwobi: 5.5/10- Also had uncharacteristically quiet game.

Walcott: 6.5/10- I felt he was quite lively for most of the game but just couldn’t really make anything happen. Didn’t vanish though.

Sanchez: 6/10- Not good enough and he looks fatigued as well… really needs a rest.


No notable impact from the bench so I won’t even rate them.

Today we face Reading in the EFL cup… Hopefully, we can get back to winning ways ahead of a very important game at the weekend against Sunderland.