7 a.m. Kickoff

  • Referee hands Leicester a point: business as usual in the Premier League
    I’m probably going to annoy some of you with this post so, I’ll just apologize here in advance: I’m sorry that I’m not really that upset with the 1-1 draw with Leicester. I understand if you are upset and I… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-07-08By imothyt
    4 days ago
  • Mikel Arteta, sir, you have done it again!
    Arsenal beat Wolverhampton Wolves at Molineux stadium to climb within a single win of European football next season. Not that I’m getting my hopes up, mind you. Oh no, not even close, I’m keeping my expectations rock bottom. Because, as… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-07-05By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Arteta’s non-negotiables rip Norwich for four
    For nearly two hours yesterday I had the privilege to just watch a meaningless game, to put aside the ugliness of the world right now, and just watch some men move a ball around on a field. It wasn’t the… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-07-02By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal advance in the FA Cup
    Arsenal advanced in the FA Cup, defeating Sheffield United 2-1 with a last minute winner from Daniel Onions. Arsenal dominated possession throughout the match but looked shaky on set plays where Sheffield United generated 7 shots. Those shots don’t include… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-29By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal start to look better and Guendouzi wants out
    Well we won! We vanquished the evil Southampton! We kept a clean sheet! We even kept their expected goals to a very reasonable 0.74! And it’s two games in a row now that Arsenal have managed to keep the opponents’… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-26By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Battle of the mid-table titans
    Well, Arsenal have been busy this week! Not only did they have to train to face off against uhh… fellow mid-table.. team.. erm, Southampton but also they put pen to paper: locking down Cedric (bed) Soares, David Luiz, and Pablo… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-25By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • I’m going to paddleboard this motherfucker
    Yesterday Avie and I took an hour long drive out to one of the many inlets on the Puget Sound. Tacoma is a city near the nadir of Puget Sound, a large inlet of water similar to a fjord but… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-21By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Football returned for Arsenal like a dam breaking
    If you had built up any hope for a major turnaround for Arsenal after a three month layoff – or even a glimmer of hope for a minor turnaround – that hope was dashed on the knee of first-half-sub David… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-18By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Two days until kickoff!
    Arsenal have a match on Wednesday! Wow. I didn’t think this would actually happen but here we are. Arteta gave a press conference today and it was full of the usual stuff: we are trying to keep Auba and Saka;… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-15By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • COVID, Invincibles, Birds, and R
    Good morning. I hope this post finds you well. We are all fine still here in Tacoma, though I have to admit I think we are heading – as a nation – toward “herd immunity”. When we first started talking… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-06-13By imothyt
    4 weeks ago