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7am kickoff - Wed May 23 4:25 PM
Unai Emery and Ivan Gazidis held their first press conference today and the pair spoke about the players, the future, and how the selection process worked. First, on the process, Gazidis said: “We formed a three person committee – led…
7am kickoff - Tue May 22 4:27 PM
Arsenal haven’t announced him yet but according to David Ornstein (BBC reporter and the only trusted source on Arsenal transfers and appointments ) they are set to announce Unai Emery as the next coach of Arsenal imminently. Coach is the…
7am kickoff - Mon May 21 5:16 PM
That’s all I want to know. That’s it. Where is the new manager? Let’s go, quit messing around. Qq
7am kickoff - Sun May 20 11:49 PM
I tweeted something that got quite a bit of a response and thought I should follow up with a post that more completely explains my idea. There were actually two tweets but they both basically say the same thing: get…
7am kickoff - Tue May 15 4:09 PM
Welcome to summer. I know it’s summer because I’ve had to sleep with the window open the last two nights. And this morning when I woke up, there was a crispness to the air; it was cool and overcast, like…
7am kickoff - Thu May 10 3:45 PM
There’s a weird thing that happens to people right before they go into rehab, they like to go on a binge. It’s not that unusual a phenomena. A lot of people who drink frequently take January off from drinking and…
7am kickoff - Tue May 8 5:11 PM
Age is just a number, and there are exceptions to every rule. I get it. Some artists/leaders/managers/talent are able to continue to grow and evolve, when they hit the latter stages of life. But most don’t. Since we live in…
7am kickoff - Mon May 7 3:59 PM
I don’t know if I’ve ever said this but I started 7amkickoff in 2008 because I was tired of the constant stream of criticism against Arsene Wenger. I insisted on context: Wenger’s youth plan was audacious – the likes of…
7am kickoff - Sat May 5 8:40 PM
Stoke lost 2-1 today to Crystal Palace making them the first team to be relegated from the Premier League this season. Football can be a cruel mistress and sometimes relegation isn’t deserved but this season Stoke City had the worst…
7am kickoff - Fri May 4 8:25 PM
I don’t know how to write this article today. I guess I just hit the keys and words come out. If they don’t make sense, I apologize. Arsenal lost to Atletico Madrid. Arsenal lost the Europa League. Arsenal lost in…
7am kickoff - Wed May 2 3:00 PM
Good morning. Continuing the theme from yesterday, I made “Thousand Island” deviled eggs this morning. Instead of mayo, I mixed in some of my homemade Thousand Island dressing. They are pretty ok. Not really elegant. Kind of more like “raccoon”.…
7am kickoff - Tue May 1 4:06 PM
Hear me out on this. If you’re thinking about making scrambled eggs, or poached eggs, or really any kind of eggs for breakfast, why not deviled eggs? I’m serious. Devilled eggs are elegant, delicious, and everyone’s favorite snack at any…
7am kickoff - Mon Apr 30 4:35 PM
I set myself a little experiment yesterday and took notes on the match. My first note is three minutes into the match, “Kolasinac w/a nearly disastrous pass. This is why he doesn’t play”. My second note, “Xhaka fouls Alexis”. My…
7am kickoff - Fri Apr 27 4:06 PM
If you ask me what moment most defined Arsene Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal I will of course say winning the League at White Hart Lane. For three reasons: one, we won the League there at the ground of the old…
7am kickoff - Wed Apr 25 5:14 PM
Good morning! I just opened the site to see that there was an incredible conversation yesterday over the new manager. Thank you all for participating. My goal is to read through all 193 comments, take each of the managers mentioned, …
7am kickoff - Mon Apr 23 5:48 PM
In the comments, pick the next manager for Arsenal. Rules: You only get to pick one. I don’t want you posting 6 different times either. Just one post. You may always reply to other people’s posts. You have to give…
7am kickoff - Sat Apr 21 6:32 PM
It has been exactly one day since Arsene Wenger announced that he was stepping down from Arsenal football club and in the 24 hours since there have been so many hot takes that I fear for the global ice caps…
7am kickoff - Fri Apr 20 3:06 PM
I was going to write a goofy article this morning about my “combined non-top six starting XI” but I woke up this morning to news that Arsene Wenger announced his retirement at the end of the season and writing about…
7am kickoff - Thu Apr 19 4:11 PM
Quick post because I’m busy this morning with an early walk. First, let’s talk about my favorite topic: big chances. Above I have a chart listing all of the big chances for each team, adjusted for errors and penalties. I…
7am kickoff - Mon Apr 16 5:01 PM
If comedy is tragedy plus time then one day all of this will be funny. There are moments of humor even now. I was listening to the official Arsenal podcast and they titled one show “Cech’s Keeping Masterclass”. Petr Cech…
7am kickoff - Fri Apr 13 4:38 PM
Just before Nababkin scored CSKA’s second goal, Arsene Wenger told Elneny to drop deep from the midfield role and help out between Mustafi and Koscielny as a third center back. Mustafi had been struggling all game – as had Bellerin, …
7am kickoff - Thu Apr 12 3:34 PM
There’s a bit of whataboutery going on this morning. Juventus lost on a last minute penalty to Real Madrid and all hell has broken loose among fans, reporters, managers, and players. The whole football world disagrees about the call and…
7am kickoff - Tue Apr 10 4:25 PM
Saturday was one of those days. You know the kind, when you just don’t have any juice? That it coincided with the annual neighborhood ditch cleaning was far from fortuitous. Frankly, it sucked. However, in what was obviously a one-time-event, …
7am kickoff - Mon Apr 9 6:10 PM
Well, was it fun for you? I like these kind of open matches where teams just run at each other and try to outscore their opponent. But only when they don’t matter. Like yesterday. That match didn’t matter, so it…
7am kickoff - Sun Apr 8 7:32 AM
It doesn’t matter; enjoy the match. Qq
7am kickoff - Fri Apr 6 4:34 PM
I’m sure that footballers dream about games like last night. They spend all day doing boring drills and running laps so when they drift off to sleep it has to be to images of pastoral open spaces, perfect pitches, unmarked…
7am kickoff - Thu Apr 5 4:03 PM
Step 1 – Get Guardiola to do something weird. In the book Pep Confidential there is one glaring flaw in Guardiola’s genius – Pep Guardiola. For all of his tactical acumen and brilliant coaching of individual players, Guardiola occasionally over-elaborates.…
7am kickoff - Wed Apr 4 5:02 PM
Let me tell you a little story about a man named Pontus. He plays for CSKA Moscow and until just a few month ago he was normally deployed as a defensive midfielder but now plays as a forward. Pontus Wernbloom…
7am kickoff - Mon Apr 2 5:59 PM
“We didn’t play well in the first half at all. We lacked urgency, pace, drive. In the second half, we rectified that.” – Arsene Wenger on why Arsenal played better in the 2nd half against Stoke. I hate this answer…