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FootieFromAfar

  • joined Aug 29, 2011
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I'm a die-hard Chelsea fan from NYC, living in Providence. I co-manage and write for the statistical analysis website Chelsea Index, and I am head moderator on WAGNH. When I'm not doing Chelsea-related things, I am an economist. I also watch a lot of basketball (Knicks), baseball (Yankees), and do fantasy EPL.

Twitter: @footiefromafar
Chelsea Index Archive: http://chelseaindex.com/author/footie-from-afar

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Recent Activity
What's your squad?
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 5:45p - 1 reply
rOOining it
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 4:23p
Public schooling!
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 4:16p
When can we do trades in the WaFFLe?
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 4:11p - 1 reply
We should have a vote on this
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
I'm not crazy about the scoring system. Too much luck goes into it
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 3:51p - 1 reply
WFFL / WaFFLe subthread
Commented on The Daily Hilario: WaFFLe update-ish on Aug 22 2014, 8:13a - 2 replies
Cahill was the one cleaning up for JT in the Burnley game
Commented on Chelsea vs Leicester City: You choose the squad on Aug 22 2014, 8:08a - 2 replies
Change up the back four
Commented on Chelsea vs Leicester City: You choose the squad on Aug 21 2014, 7:56p - 3 replies
Just re-read this. It's great, but I have one small gripe.
Commented on Match Analysis: Chelsea at Burnley on Aug 21 2014, 5:39p - 2 replies
It was hanging in the air for too long
Commented on Match Analysis: Chelsea at Burnley on Aug 21 2014, 5:18p - 2 replies
Wouldn't be surprised to see Ivanovic - Cahill in the next game
Commented on Match Analysis: Chelsea at Burnley on Aug 21 2014, 5:16p
I also noticed that they were playing a tight triangle on opposing goal kicks
Commented on Match Analysis: Chelsea at Burnley on Aug 21 2014, 5:10p
Neville, when you got Rojo
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Another parked bus at the Allianz Arena on Aug 21 2014, 3:49p - 1 reply
Bonus points for dedication
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Another parked bus at the Allianz Arena on Aug 21 2014, 10:52a - 1 reply
Thanks for the feedback guys
Commented on Tactical Match Review - Burnley Away on Aug 20 2014, 4:29p
I've been doing transfer the whole week
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Quite real Fantasy growing pains on Aug 20 2014, 10:22a - 1 reply
Thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone else's parts
Commented on Plains of Almería: Season Preview Download on Aug 20 2014, 10:18a
It wasn't
Commented on Understanding the sublime: Breaking down Andre Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley on Aug 19 2014, 1:39p
Ramires and Mikel and MvG all fit into a similar system relatively nicely
Commented on Understanding the sublime: Breaking down Andre Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley on Aug 19 2014, 1:38p - 1 reply
That's how I get all my screen grabs for my articles
Commented on Understanding the sublime: Breaking down Andre Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley on Aug 19 2014, 1:37p
I cannot explain just how much I loved the midfield movement in yesterday's game
Commented on Understanding the sublime: Breaking down Andre Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley on Aug 19 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
NBC SN has the full game available on their website until August 23
Commented on Understanding the sublime: Breaking down Andre Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley on Aug 19 2014, 12:41p - 2 replies
Well thank you!
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 11:29a
Actually, it might be 30 second intervals
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 10:48a - 1 reply
Yeah, that's a useful tool to an extent
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 10:44a - 1 reply
Both
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 10:36a
Even if Cesc doesn't pass that run makes sense
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 10:29a
That "false 10" a great way to describe it
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 10:24a - 2 replies
I am missing half my squad
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 10:19a
He falls when he wants!
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Dare to Demba on Aug 19 2014, 3:02a
Tactical Match Review - Burnley Away
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 1:32a
Thanks!
Commented on The Daily Hilario: GAMEDAY, finally on Aug 18 2014, 1:19p - 1 reply
I certainly recognize one of them!
Commented on Plains of Almeria Season Preview on Aug 18 2014, 11:22a
And that's what happens when you use statistics poorly
Commented on The Daily Hilario: GAMEDAY, finally on Aug 18 2014, 10:07a - 1 reply
I co-manage and write for Chelsea Index
Commented on The Daily Hilario: GAMEDAY, finally on Aug 18 2014, 10:05a - 1 reply
And I'm in it!
Commented on The Daily Hilario: GAMEDAY, finally on Aug 18 2014, 9:07a - 2 replies
for Mehdi Benatia
Voted on Aug 18 2014, 8:01a
In-Depth Tactical Preview of Burnley
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 6:33p
This one is pretty good
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 17 2014, 8:42a
You should read up on game-states and goal probability added
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 17 2014, 8:37a - 1 reply
for Messi
Voted on Aug 17 2014, 8:21a
That's golden boot winning Fernando Torres to you
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:54p
Only 250 men can say it!
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:37p - 2 replies
I swear if I don't get my Berahino points and lose this week because of that
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:29p
I'm thinking it's the people who I transferred out or in for GW2
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:29p - 1 reply
No I am not
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:26p - 1 reply
Yeah, they were fine this morning before kickoff
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:25p - 1 reply
WAFFLers, is anyone else not seeing their lineups correctly for GW1?
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 12:21p - 2 replies
Picked up Naismith on a free too
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 11:43a - 1 reply
As long as Sidwell doesn't make a substitute appearance, I'm having a fantastic fantasy day so far
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 11:43a
Bernahino with two goals
Commented on Son of Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 11:38a - 1 reply
I slept a few hours and then woke up again
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 5:02a - 1 reply
I did it a couple of weeks ago
Commented on Ashley Cole challenges John Terry and Didier Drogba in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug 16 2014, 3:56a
Yeah that thing was awful
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Opening Day; WaFFLe draft results on Aug 16 2014, 3:50a - 1 reply
Yup
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 5:49p
Yo Dave, where's the chat thing?
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 5:47p
ready for the wffl
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 5:39p - 1 reply
It's important to note I ran the correlation for teams as a whole
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 3:27p
When I first came up with it, I actually ran correlations on TFIB vs Goals Allowed for the last two seasons of the top five leagues to test it
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 11:57a - 1 reply
Not in terms of stopping the opponent from doing what they were doing
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 11:49a - 1 reply
Hey thanks!
Commented on The Daily Hilario: Chelsea U21 opener; WFFL on Aug 15 2014, 11:40a
That marks the first time post-Liverpool Torres was described as competent of any kind on the internet
Commented on Drogba could be back in action by Monday, says Mourinho on Aug 12 2014, 8:54p - 2 replies
Hopefully Chelsea will be *Hungary* for some goals
Commented on Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Team news, TV & streaming information, preview on Aug 10 2014, 1:10a - 2 replies
This is why you need to get Life Alert, Graham
Commented on Everton sign John Stones, seeing off supposed interest from Chelsea on Aug 7 2014, 11:13a - 1 reply
Y'all need to chill
Commented on Werder Bremen vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Lineups & Game Thread on Aug 3 2014, 12:37p
I love that Falcao is the only one whose position isn't silly
Commented on Filipe Luis, Didier Drogba big movers in latest WAGNH Summer 2014 Transfer Rumor League update on Aug 2 2014, 1:18a
Boom!
Commented on EXCLUSIVE TRANSCRIPT: Wolfsburg inquire about Fernando Torres on Jul 31 2014, 11:34p
Is the ORF streaming thing only in Austria?
Commented on RZ Pellets WAC vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Team news, TV & streaming information, preview on Jul 22 2014, 10:53p - 1 reply
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