Wait, what time is kickoff?

Last season, it felt like the scheduling gods were f–king with West Coast Gooners. Seemed every other match was either a weekday or a Sunday 6am kickoff. So imagine the unbridled joy of discovering not one, but two 9:30am kickoffs in a row. This Saturday, Arsenal travel to Bournemouth, and with a positively civilized PacificContinue reading “Wait, what time is kickoff?”

Let’s do it again!

Not sure we could have scripted last Friday much better. A beautiful day in San Francisco’s North Beach, Maggie McGarry’s packed with Gooners, and most importantly, an Arsenal win on the first day of the 2022/2023 season. As matches go, it was not perfect, but Arsenal started fast and showed us a fast-paced, fluid football,Continue reading “Let’s do it again!”

Have you heard about The Arsenal?

Like any good congregant, I will proselytize about the Bay Area Gooners and Arsenal. While out and about in The City, anyone in Arsenal gear is fair game. It is my mission to make sure they’re aware of our supporters’ group at Maggie’s. Often with mixed results. I terrified an older Asian woman in ChinatownContinue reading “Have you heard about The Arsenal?”

Is this just fantasy?

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Possibly both. We’ve launched a Bay Area Gooners Fantasy Premier League via the league’s website. Who doesn’t want a chance to demonstrate your managerial superiority, bench your least favorite players, or simply add fuel to your match day banter at Maggie McGarry’s! Plus, we’ll sort outContinue reading “Is this just fantasy?”

Arsenal: Back in Black

Arsenal kick off the 2022/2023 Premiership season this Friday at Crystal Palace with heightened levels of excitement and anticipation. For the first time in recent history, the Gunners pulled off a pretty decent transfer window. They added youth prospect, Marquinhos, attacking midfielder, Fábio Vieira, and a Yank goalkeeper, Matt Turner, immediately endearing themselves to theirContinue reading “Arsenal: Back in Black”