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7am kickoff - Wed Jan 17 9:03 PM
Arsenal are rumored to have already agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang though I am seeing conflicting reports on whether Dortmund are ready to sell him. Still, football fans don’t care and during transfer windows often treat…
7am kickoff - Tue Jan 16 5:12 PM
“You can’t plant me in your penthouse I’m going back to my plough Back to the howling old owl in the woods Hunting the horny back toad I’ve finally decided my future lies beyond the yellow brick road.” – Elton…
7am kickoff - Mon Jan 15 10:50 PM
Last night, I went to the 7-11. Since I stopped drinking, I like to test my constitution with the occasional 7-11 hot dog and nachos – by “hot dog” I mean unknown roll-heated meat product and by “nachos” I mean…
7am kickoff - Fri Jan 12 3:51 PM
Imagine a player who likes to hug the touchline, who can break his opponent’s ankles with a dribble, destroys back lines with his throughball vision, but who predictably always cuts in on his favored foot, can’t really cross, shoot or…
7am kickoff - Thu Jan 11 4:06 PM
Arsene Wenger, beset on all sides like an oyster at an otter convention, has raised his defenses – literally and figuratively. In the Caribou Cup first leg at Stamford Bridge Arsene told the fullbacks “play fullback tonight” and sure enough they…
7am kickoff - Wed Jan 10 5:19 PM
Five years ago I wrote a series of articles which served as a warning to the Arsenal supporters who wanted Luis Suarez at Arsenal: he’s a ridiculously talented player who will score loads of goals and who creates for his…
7am kickoff - Mon Jan 8 5:40 PM
Let’s talk about three things: lineups, penalties, and Walcott. The lineup Arsene Wenger sent out there against Nottingham Forest is causing many pundits and fans consternation. But it was similar to the lineup that beat West Ham 1-0 in the…
7am kickoff - Sat Jan 6 8:53 PM
FA Cup Preview: Forest v. Arsenal They are a decent passing team – 2nd in the Championship in total passes, third in possession, 81% passing team. They might surprise a few Arsenal supporters with their ability to move the ball…
7am kickoff - Thu Jan 4 7:52 PM
Arsene Wenger’s Jazz ensemble drew 2-2 to Chelsea at the Emirates stadium in a pulsating contest where defense often took a back seat to the more important quality: entertainment. In February of 2011, Arsenal lost the League Cup final to…
7am kickoff - Wed Jan 3 4:14 PM
You already know all you need to know about Arsenal v. Chelsea but here are a few other facts: Hazard is basically their only dribbling threat. He has 40 successful dribbles in away games. Arsenal need to contain him because…
7am kickoff - Tue Jan 2 4:42 PM
Positions that need filling at Arsenal: Cazorla – I love this little fella but his quality in midfield has been sorely missed and given his age and the extent and type of injury he sustained you have to say that…
7am kickoff - Mon Jan 1 10:06 PM
Good morning gang. Another day in the “festive” schedule and another day that Tim has to collect stats from 5 matches. Man, this December has been crazy and I feel like I’ve been doing nothing but collecting shots stats non-stop…
7am kickoff - Sat Dec 30 11:02 PM
David Hynter of the Guardian reported yesterday that Alexis Sanchez was the eye of a dressing room row. Reportedly, Alexis was called out for his attitude by Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and video taken during the game showed Koscielny refusing…
7am kickoff - Fri Dec 29 7:00 PM
Last night Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 3-2, a close game that was decided by two moments of brilliance by Alexis Sanchez. But more than just the two goals that he scored, from the very first whistle, Alexis put in a…
7am kickoff - Tue Dec 26 7:52 PM
“The Last Judgement is clearly one of the most beautiful paintings ever but could Michelangelo do it in watercolors on the ceiling of Stoke Minster? I think not. And until he does, there will always be questions over his talent.”…
7am kickoff - Sun Dec 24 11:30 PM
“Dad, can we go to the mall?” She asks me, on Friday December 22nd. “What? Dude, we have all our presents. Why do you need to go shopping?” I exclaim. If I ever told you that I don’t say “dude”…
7am kickoff - Thu Dec 21 3:45 PM
I have to apologize in advance: while I’m normally on the side of the home team in these big games, my stats indicate a solid advantage for the away team and have Liverpool winning a close match with lots of…
7am kickoff - Wed Dec 20 5:45 PM
You know that the machines are taking over and that soon, very soon, our lives will be dedicated to serving the machines which serve us. That’s my real life job. I service the machines that the students use to write…
7am kickoff - Tue Dec 19 5:52 PM
I have to admit that Ainsley Maitland-Niles is my favorite young player on this Arsenal team. It’s a crowded field to choose from. Arsenal have given time to a lot of talented players, like “The Jeff”, Reiss Nelson, Gedion Zelalem, …
7am kickoff - Mon Dec 18 5:23 PM
I have 18 minutes until I have to take my daughter to school so here’s your 18 minute recap. Maybe I should change the byline for the site to “the web site for the apathetic Arsenal fan” or “the place…
7am kickoff - Thu Dec 14 3:44 PM
After a 33 shot performance against Man U, an 11 shot performance against Soton, and a 22 shot performance against West Ham, Arsenal have now scored just two goals in their last three games and taken a whopping two points…
7am kickoff - Tue Dec 12 4:31 PM
On January 1st, this blog will be 10 years old. I wish I could tell you a noble lie, that I started 7amkickoff so that I could develop a community of like-minded individuals, intellectuals who wanted to muse over how…
7am kickoff - Mon Dec 11 4:35 PM
I watched Man City demolish Manchester United at Old Trafford and I think it’s fair to say that I haven’t seen football like that since 2005 and honestly, I’ve never seen better football in my life than yesterday’s win by…
7am kickoff - Sat Dec 9 11:10 PM
Arsenal supporters are worried about a trip to the South Coast to face Southampton in St. Mary’s stadium for the early match on Sunday and for good reason: not only are Arsenal just 2-2-1 in the last five trips there…
7am kickoff - Wed Dec 6 4:27 PM
Atletico Madrid and Celtic are now in the Europa League. Depending on what happens today we could also see Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Lyon, and even AC Milan! 538 has already made Atletico Madrid as favorites. So, the question is……
7am kickoff - Tue Dec 5 5:35 PM
I don’t remember the exact game when I first noticed Mark Clattenburg as a referee. What I remember was more a feeling. That he was different. That he let the game flow more than other referees. That even in hard-fought…
7am kickoff - Mon Dec 4 5:25 PM
On Saturday my daughter and I had my mom over to the house to bake cookies. I warned them both that I would have to watch the Arsenal match and that they would have to start the first couple of…
7am kickoff - Sat Dec 2 6:05 AM
HA! Trick post. I would normally call this a win for Arsenal based on the data available and on the home advantage but all the stats go out the window with this matchup. Mourinho has a philosophy about these big…
7am kickoff - Fri Dec 1 4:43 PM
If you lived in the James Rosskade in the 70’s you probably saw a young man who night after night would kick a ball off a wall. You might watch for five minutes or so before getting bored. Bored of…
7am kickoff - Thu Nov 30 7:18 PM
Sorry, I don’t have as much time this morning as I should have. I am a bit distracted at the moment and I lost an hour just looking at posts on Facebook and Twitter. We should talk about that some…