It's an inauspicious sending off of the old blog, I must say.
Andrei Arshavin is all over the press because something he said 6 months ago was reprinted in
the World's Least Reliable News Source. Felipe Melo (L'Equipe) has reportedly renewed his contract
with Fiorentina until 2013, all but ruling the player out for an Arsenal transfer.
First off, I hope this morning's 3rd place Vuvuzela consolation cup match finds you well. It
doesn't find Cesc Fabregas well, or maybe it does find him well and he's just not playing because
his international manager is mad at him. I dunno, either way, there isn't much to say about this
game since there aren't any Arsenal players on the pitch.
The 3rd place match for the most important trophy in the history of world sport won't kick off
until 5:30am PST tomorrow and the finals won't be until 11am PST so I'm stuck here trolling the
internet for rumor, innuendo, hell, even something made up would be nice.
Those of you who are using an RSS feed to read my posts should go ahead and point your
newsreaders to 7amkickoff.com because on July 1, I'm switching to my own domain. You can go over
there now and look at it if you want, some CSS bits are still being manipulated and then I have to
export and import all my content (no small feat in a two year old WordPress account) and then I can
start whoring myself out to advertisers!
It is the official policy of 7amkickoff.com and its affiliates to never, never ever, under any
circumstance link to any article published in The Sun. This is because The Sun is a steaming pile
of Tottenham. There's tabloid journalism and then there's The Sun, the paper which defined tabloid
Yesterday, having failed to secure the funding needed to keep the UK business going, the UK
version of Setanta sports went into administration or as we call it in America, bankruptcy.
Basically, as I write this lawyers and accountants are picking over Setanta UK's corpse looking for
First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's day yesterday. I had a kickaround, then had
some beer, then indulged in some razor clams and some more beer and watched Young Frankenstein with
It was nice, but I was thinking, Father's day should be held on Saturday so that you can have a
hangover on Sunday and be ready to go back to work on Monday.
First off, I want to give a shout out to blog commenter and new daddy Travis the
Septopus and of course to all us old daddy's out there: Adrian, Alex, Caribkid, Russ, and
anyone else who ever donated chromosomes!
On such an auspicious day I also want to give you guys nothing but good news!
Yesterday, amidst all the good news for Arsenal supporters, there was an announcement by the
English Premier League that they are cancelling Setanta's contract for the 2009/10 season owing to
the fact that Setanta could not make a Â£10m scheduled payment. The rights to some 46 matches are
now going to be repackaged and sold to the highest bidder with Sky sports and ESPN the two most
So, it's official, Thomas Vermaelen has signed for Arsenal. I am as excited to see him play as I
am to see what other moves Le Boss makes this summer. I've never seen Arsenal act this agressive in
any transfer market. They are almost always last to sign players, looking around for a bargain, and
frustrating us supporters with their talk of how so and so can fill in at such and such
Well, Thomas Vermaelen is supposedly signing for us today for a reported fee of Â£10m.Â IF this
happens, it will be an Arsenal record for a defender and be the second record breaking price that
Arsenal paid for a player in less than a year. He's a left footed, aerially adept, central defender
and if he can handle the pressure of being a central defender for the most attacking team in world
football he may turn out to be one of those "Wenger signings" where he takes a relative unknown at
a bargain price and turns him into a star.
On April 23, 2005, 17 of the world's most adept cinematographers and sound engineers descended
upon the Bernabeu and focused all of their talents on just one man; Zinedine Zidane. The result is
a film that will at times move you, cause you to wander off into your own head, and in the end
Well, finally some news that isn't an Arsenal player denying that they are leaving for Real
Madrid. Today's breaking news story is that the FA has released the 2009/2010 fixtures list. You
lucky devils are getting this hot off the presses and chock full of analysis. When is the best time
to go see a match?