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7am kickoff - Fri Oct 12 7:09 PM
Hey everyone, I had a guest spot on Arseblog’s arsecast today and Andrew asked me to help explain xG and whether or not Arsenal are over-performing this season. This post is meant as a supplement to that conversation: to amplify…
7am kickoff - Thu Oct 11 4:18 PM
Put the tape on erase Rearrange a face We always liked Picasso anyway If you live in a small town You might meet a dozen or two Young alien types who step out And dare to declare We’re through being…
7am kickoff - Mon Oct 8 4:36 PM
Yesterday, Arsenal kicked off at 0400 local time. I tried to get up, but didn’t make it until 0430, I started the match from the beginning, then I fell asleep some time before Lacazette’s first goal. I drifted in and…
7am kickoff - Wed Oct 3 5:36 PM
I read something crazy this morning. I read Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho say that the thing United are missing is a ball playing center back. My immediate reaction was “who is he supposed to play the ball to?” That…
7am kickoff - Mon Oct 1 4:13 PM
I don’t have anything cool or interesting to say today and I normally would just take the day off but since I promised to write here on Mondays and I want to keep my promises, I do have a quick…
7am kickoff - Sat Sep 29 7:48 PM
Before kickoff it seemed that a win for Watford at Arsenal would prove them worthy of a 4th place title challenge. But by full time we learned that it takes more than just cojones to win against top clubs. Watford…
7am kickoff - Thu Sep 27 3:25 PM
Yesterday I got a chance to watch most of the second half against Brentford. In the Wenger era these matches were a chance to give valuable experience to players like Nico Yennaris, younger players coming up through the academy. Players…
7am kickoff - Tue Sep 25 4:32 PM
Let’s go back in time, back to the 2015/16 season. I know that’s a traumatic season for many of us but it’s been a few years and I actually have fond memories; because for most of the season I thought…
7am kickoff - Mon Sep 24 3:10 PM
Early last season I had a bit of a bombshell post in which I told everyone that I was going to manage my expectations for the 2017/18 season and didn’t expect more from Arsenal than a 10th place (or higher)…
7am kickoff - Sat Sep 22 6:52 PM
I think I have a solution. A way to stop all the arguing about who should start, Torreira or Guendouzi. It’s a pretty radical solution. It’s so big you could even call it a “Douzi”. Start Torreira and Guendouzi. Defensively, …
7am kickoff - Wed Sep 19 5:52 PM
Gang.. I’ve got great news. You know how sometimes in the Europa League you face an opponent that no one has ever heard of and you think it’s going to be an easy game but they turn out to be…
7am kickoff - Mon Sep 17 4:58 PM
Arsenal start their Europa League campaign on Thursday at home against FC Vorskla with just one small problem: Emery still hasn’t figured out his best lineup. I’m not saying I would pick a better one nor that this is a…
7am kickoff - Sat Sep 15 7:41 PM
The good Arsenal won just 4 away matches all of last season. It wasn’t going to be a difficult task to improve on that record but it is fantastic to see that we are already out of the gate with…
7am kickoff - Thu Sep 13 4:44 PM
I’m busy researching the 2004/05 season and the rapid change from the Arsenal Invincibles in 2003/04 to Chelsea’s team that won the League with 95 points and just one loss. I guess I had forgotten most of that 04/05 season…
7am kickoff - Wed Sep 12 5:47 PM
(Inspired by Mark Wahlberg’s rather idyllic life of eating and working out, here’s what I do every day) 2:07am wake up, realize it’s 2am, restart the Guardian Football Weekly podcast that I was listening to, fall asleep listening to Barry…
7am kickoff - Wed Sep 5 4:23 PM
Good morning. I’m taking this week off from blogging. We have a 10 day break for the flag waivers to enjoy their nationalism football and then we get back to the real stuff on the 15th. So, until then, enjoy…
7am kickoff - Mon Sep 3 5:17 PM
One… I let Pork Chop out to go pee. It’s part of my morning routine: get up, put on the kettle, ask the dog if she needs to go pee in a falsetto (because that’s how dogs understand English, everyone…
7am kickoff - Fri Aug 31 9:21 PM
First, accept this post in lieu of a post in the morning. Arsenal play on Sunday this week and I did a match preview over on The Arsenal Review for today, this post is the stand-in for tomorrow, and the…
7am kickoff - Wed Aug 29 5:20 PM
I sat in a meeting yesterday in which we discussed building more inclusive spaces. It was a broad-ranging conversation, more of a first step into the topic rather than a deep dive into how our institution, specifically, could begin to…
7am kickoff - Tue Aug 28 5:38 PM
On the final day of the 2007 season, Jose Mourinho strode up to the podium to accept his winners medal for the FA Cup. Instead of a moment of grace, Jose turned to Roman Abramovich and held up six fingers.…
7am kickoff - Sat Aug 25 6:34 PM
Arsenal picked up their first three points today with a somewhat sketchy win over West Ham and you know what? I’ll take it. A win after a first half in which Arsenal just 7 shots and conceded 8 including the…
7am kickoff - Thu Aug 23 7:55 PM
(This interview is by Jean-Marc RAFFAELLI for Corse Matin, the Corsican newspaper. It has been translated by Google translate and edited by me, Tim. It is reproduced here with permission of the author.) After announcing, in the spring, his departure from Arsenal…
7am kickoff - Wed Aug 22 8:33 PM
On Monday I was looking at the stats section of the Premier League’s web site and posting some stuff on twitter when one of our regular readers suggested that I look at the “big chances missed” stat. So, I did…
7am kickoff - Mon Aug 20 4:27 PM
Arsenal lost to Chelsea 3-2 and I think we can firmly state that this one is on Unai Emery. It’s popular to blame the players and we did see some problems with the personnel in this match. Both of the…
7am kickoff - Fri Aug 17 7:31 AM
I love when people recall past matches, which have none of the same players, managers, and even in many cases the same supporters, as some kind of yardstick with which to measure an approaching match. “Arsenal haven’t won at Stamford…
7am kickoff - Wed Aug 15 7:52 PM
I broke with my intended schedule posting yesterday’s piece on how to (legally) watch all the Arsenal matches on your TV/Computer/Phone but don’t worry, I did follow that up with some work that I promised myself I would do from…
7am kickoff - Tue Aug 14 3:40 PM
I know that I’m not supposed to publish here today but I woke up this morning to yet another announcement of yet another streaming service putting Arsenal matches behind their paywall. This was for FA Cup matches, which will only…
7am kickoff - Mon Aug 13 3:56 PM
This weekend I got into an argument with someone on twitter over Jagielka’s red card in which he told me vehemently that I’ve never watched football. Over and over, he kept saying this, until I muted him. Earlier in the…
7am kickoff - Sun Aug 12 7:36 AM
This post is short. For the first time in our Arsenal lives, most of us have only known Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, we are going to watch a competitive match coached by a manager who isn’t Arsene Wenger. And I know…
7am kickoff - Sat Aug 11 5:08 PM
Man City won the Premier League last year at record pace. They added just one player, Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, for the price of £61m. Mahrez had 12 goals and 10 assists last season, which alone is fantastic but in…