7 a.m. Kickoff

  • Arsenal 1-1 Prague: fiddly taps
    Arsenal are a bit like one of those old, fidgety bathroom faucets: on the one side you have a cold water valve, on the other side the hot water valve. You open the hot water valve first because it always ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-04-09By imothyt
    2 days ago
  • Can’t trip up against Prague
    Good morning. I watched the Man City-Borussia Dortmund match yesterday and it was a bit closer than I thought it would be. City looked shaky and while Dortmund could be left fuming about a referee call that was very poor ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-04-07By imothyt
    4 days ago
  • Two steps forward, three steps back
    I wanted to give some follow-up thoughts on the Liverpool game, Arsenal’s playing style, pressing, and what went wrong against Liverpool. On Saturday, Arsenal attempted 183 pressures against Liverpool. That was the most attempted pressures by Arsenal in any game ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-04-05By imothyt
    6 days ago
  • Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool: brain dump
    I apologize if you came here looking for an answer, some insight, or a way forward after that performance. Arsenal lost, 3-0, to a Liverpool side who did what they did best because we used a system and set of ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-04-04By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Just swing
    Arteta gave a press conference today in which he spoke briefly about injuries, Aguero, “pulling a Liverpool”, our loanees, and whether we are going to offer Lacazette £100m a week this summer. Here’s my report on the report. I took ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-04-01By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • UEFA’s Super League
    Reports today suggest that a deal is about 99% certain and that starting in 2024 the Champions League will increase the number of teams from 32 to 36 and introduce a new “Swiss Style” playing system. This is being done ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-30By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Jet injector
    Since my state opened vaccinations for all elderly folks, I spent nearly every Friday for two months trying to get my 72 year old mother a dose of the COVID vaccine. She doesn’t have a computer (thank God! or I’d ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-26By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Potato Bun Dough for New England Style Hot Dog Buns: aka “Potato Buns #6”, “The Lobster Roll”
    Recipe first: Wet ingredients first: 290g water 50g egg (1 large) 50g melted butter (about 1/2 a stick) 25g sugar Dry ingredients next 200g all purpose flour (I used Cairnspring Mills Organic Edison which has a sweet, buttery, and nutty ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-25By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • The Arsenal Progress Partey
    Good morning all! I have good news: the state has cleared me to get my first dose of the vaccine and my appointment is for tomorrow morning. That means starting Thursday, this blog will be entirely controlled by Bill Gates. ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-23By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Should Arsenal buy Ceballos?
    Arsenal lost to Olympiakos 1-0 yesterday and yet, as always the scoreline stats don’t tell the whole story. Arteta rested Martin Ødegaard and started Ceballos in the number 10 spot. It’s an experiment that I’ve wanted to see at Arsenal ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-19By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Daylight Wasting Time
    When I lived in Hawaii.. ok, I know that sounds like I’m starting to launch into some crazy tale of privilege but I was just a kid who’s dad was in the army.. one of my favorite things was that ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-17By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham: I look up, I don’t look down
    Before kickoff my nerves were in a knot, one which had been drawn tighter at the news that the Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been dropped to the bench for disciplinary reasons. It was exactly the kind of bombshell the ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-15By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Oly 1-3 Arsenal: Tempo, course management, and concentration
    Twice a week, I’ve been working on my golf game. Golf seems like a non-sport because so many of us are out of shape older men but just like every sport, what you’re doing is learning to do something consistently. ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2021-03-12By imothyt
    4 weeks ago