7 a.m. Kickoff

  • Juicer
    My friend Randy Tom Jones died of a heart attack a few years ago. He was an interesting character. He was an artist who was fascinated with toys and trinkets and liked to build mobiles. When I first met him… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-19By imothyt
    5 hours ago
  • Consistency
    I watched a DVR of Mainz v. Schalke and I have to admit that I was surprised at the pace of the game. Mainz is 16th in the Bundesliga and on the edge of the drop zone, Schalke is 6th,… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-18By imothyt
    1 day ago
  • Taking risks
    It’s been a while. Standard Liege back in October was the last time Arsenal won with a 4+ goal difference and kept a clean sheet. And it’s been since Burnley in May of 2018 since we beat a Premier League… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-17By imothyt
    2 days ago
  • Man City banned from Champions League for two seasons
    UEFA have announced that Man City have been banned from the Champions League for two seasons after being found guilty of financial irregularities and obstructing the subsequent investigation. Full details of UEFA’s decision, and the reason’s why, are being withheld… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-14By imothyt
    5 days ago
  • Pashun isn’t enough
    I have a busy morning and don’t have much time today so I apologize for my brevity. I wanted to share two things from yesterday that set my hair on fire. The first is the Arsenal thing. It’s David Rocastle’s… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-13By imothyt
    6 days ago
  • Arsenal get much needed mini-camp in the sun
    Good morning again! See what happens when I don’t have family responsibilities; I post every morning. We had a few Arsenal things happening today. First is the warm weather training/bonding session Arsenal had in Arabia. Club photographer Stuart MacFarlane captured… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-11By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • The mast-head
    Good morning folks! I hope all is well with you all. Sorry I haven’t written here in a few days but I was busy working on my article about Arsenal/Ozil over on Arseblog Newds. If you have a few hours,… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-10By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Transcript of the 7amkickoff segment on the Arsecast extra
    One thing that I would like to see more of are transcripts for all podcasts. For me this is an accessibility issue for the hearing impaired but it also makes podcasts searchable and for sighted folks who maybe don’t have… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-06By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Gathering thoughts on Ozil
    Just gathering some thoughts ahead of an article I’m going to write about Mesut Ozil over on Arseblog News. We know that his assists numbers are way down: 5, 19, 9, 8, 2, 1. We know that his expected assists… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-04By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Burnley 0-0 Arsenal: the 7amkickoff Index
    372 passes for Arsenal 78 final third passes for Arsenal 7 passes in the penalty area for Arsenal 13 shots for Arsenal 2 shots on goal 1 shot on goal in prime 3 misses in prime, all headers 4 big… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-02By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Burnley v. Arsenal
    Before I start I want to thank every member of the 7amkickoff community. This may sound trite but you all make this blog worth writing. I love reading your thoughtful comments and often find myself changing my opinion based on… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-02-01By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal sign Mari and Soares: stats supplement to the Arsecast
    Good morning, folks. I spent a few minutes talking about Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares with Andrew on the Arsecast yesterday and since it was a stats-heavy podcast I wanted to provide those same numbers here in long-form text format.… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-31By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal beat the Cherries to face Pompey
    Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-1 last night and before I get into the particulars of the match I want to give credit to the away fans. They were the ones filling the stadium with noise, singing songs, and figuratively making the… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-28By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Turn every day into art
    I know we have a football match today and that there’s a transfer story going on but I want to say that my heartfelt condolences go out to Kobe Bryant’s family and anyone who knew him and loved him. I… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-27By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • The Drama
    My best friend is a season ticket holder for our local big college women’s basketball team. He bought the tickets so he could take his niece to basketball games, the idea there being that he gets to spend quality time… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-26By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Who in the world is Pablo Mari Villar?
    Much to the surprise of the people who are supposedly “in the know” on twitter, in all the newsrooms, on the podcasts, blogs, WhatsApp, TikTok, Instagram, and pretty much every corner of the earth, Arsenal are on the verge of… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-25By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Queen Mab
    I don’t have much to say about the Arsenal today. Man U lost, Leicester got back to winning ways and the Premier League table looks much like it has looked for a few months now: Arsenal firmly ensconced in the… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-23By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Putting everything in
    The mistake felt inevitable. We were playing at Chelsea, a big game. Chelsea were standing off him, letting him have possession, letting him make runs into their half with the ball. They knew his history of making big mistakes, especially… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-22By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Sell Auba? Eh, I wouldn’t.
    There is a rumor making the rounds that Barcelona are interested in buying Aubameyang off Arsenal this January. A lot of folks are interested in selling and from what I’ve read the arguments are that he’s older and we could… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-21By imothyt
    4 weeks ago