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FootieFromAfar

  • joined Aug 29, 2011
  • last login Jul 27, 2014
  • posts 22
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I'm a die-hard Chelsea fan from NYC. I watch a lot of footie (Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Red Bulls) and very occasionally blog about the EPL. I also watch basketball (Knicks), baseball (Yankees), and do fantasy sports (premier league; Yahoo and Official Prem)

Twitter: @footiefromafar
Tumblr: footiefromafar.tumblr.com

A Fan Of...

  • MLB New York Yankees
  • NBA New York Knicks
  • Tennis Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic
  • FIFA USA, Germany
  • EPL Chelsea FC
  • MLS NY Red Bulls
User Blog

Fabregas Pros and Cons

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A look at the pros and cons of the Fabregas transfer, written by yours truly, with an emphasis on statistical analysis of league data

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Scoring vs. Not Conceding: What's more important?

There are two things that go into Goal Difference: Goals Scored and Goals Allowed. We should ask the question, what’s better? Being really good at scoring goals or being really good at keeping them...

Happy Anniversary, Chelsea Fans!

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Here's a good YouTube tribute to that entire magical Champions League run, from the group stages through the final. A pretty fun video to watch today, on the one year anniversary of our big win.

Demba Ba Release Clause Triggered

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Official statement released by Newcastle United FC that Chelsea have triggered the release clause. Demba Ba will not be included in tonight's match against Everton

David Luiz, Midfielder

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David Luiz is cheap right now, a guaranteed starter for Chelsea, takes about 50% of free kicks and penalties, and might soon be playing in the midfield. Worth a look for your fantasy teams, perhaps?

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4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1?: A breakdown of Chelsea's Current Squad and Formation Options

With the recent departures of Essien and Meireles, a lot of debate has been going on around WAGNH on the topic of formations and our current squad. Since the transfer window is now closed, and...

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WAGNH NYC Meet-Up Before Chelsea v PSG at Yankees Stadium

I thought it might be cool to organize a NYC WAGNH Community Members Meet-Up for those interested in such a thing, since I would expect at least some of you will be in the area for the Chelsea vs...

Hazard, Marin, and De Bruyne Squad Numbers Officially Announced

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There have been a lot of rumors and even some training pictures floating around, but the squad numbers for these three players have no officially been confirmed by the club. KDB will wear #14, Hazard will wear #17, and Marin will wear #21. This is relatively big news for those of you (like myself) who are avid jersey collectors, as you can feel confident in purchasing these players' shirts now*. *there is still a very slight chance that Chelsea sign Luka Modric, and some slight possibly within that already hypothetical situation that they'll give him the #14 and ask KDB to switch (or send him out on loan).

Mikel Got In Robben's Head Before The Big Penalty

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From Mikel's own mouth: "I went up to him and said it in his ear. I told him that Petr Cech knew where he was going to kick it so he was going to miss." Thank you, Mikel, for doing that. From the very bottom of my heart.

Official: Chelsea to face PSG at Yankee Stadium on July 22

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We all knew about this game for a while, but it's finally been confirmed by an official source. I'll be on the lookout on ticketmaster for on-sale dates and such.

Chelsea USA 2012 Summer Tour Ticket Sale Date Posted

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Just to give everyone a heads-up, Ticketmaster has posted the on-sale date for tickets to the Chelsea v Sounders game, which will be taking place in Seattle on Wed July 18. Tickets go on sale on June 4 at 10 AM (PDT). No word yet on tickets for the game in Baltimore / Washington DC, or the game in Philadelphia. And still no official confirmation (that I've seen) for the alleged game at Yankee Stadium. I'll pass along any info as I come across it.

'I think it's going to be one of the best nights I had in my career. I hope there is more to come,'...

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'I think it's going to be one of the best nights I had in my career. I hope there is more to come,' he smiled. 'It's a great night for the Chelsea fans, they came here and we are happy for them. I can still hear them singing. 'In football the most important thing is to win the game. You don't win the game with possession. Of course we defended but we scored goals as well and I think we deserved to qualify.' - Didier Drogba, on our victory against Barcelona

http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~2748085,00.html
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On Stability and Success

This is largely based on a post I wrote for my personal blog towards the start of last season, but the issue has been coming up again lately, so I thought I'd rework it a little bit and post in the...

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Oriol Romeu Interview Translated to English

Oriol Romeu recently did an interview in Spanish, and fearless leader Graham asked us to translate it to English manually. There's some very interesting stuff here (after the jump). ** Translation...

2009 Ref Admits to Mistakes

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Dear Mr. Ovrebo: Kindly go [fun] yourself with a rusty spoon. Sincerely, Chelsea fans

Nando, Frank, and Drogba in a Pepsi Commercial. It's pretty unintentionally hilarious.

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Nando, Frank, and Drogba in a Pepsi Commercial. It's pretty unintentionally hilarious.

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Sep 24 - Oct 23: The Month That Chelsea Were Actually Good

We were good for one month. Then we were shit. A detailed look at what may have been the most important weeks of the AVB era so far (after the jump)

Curtois wants Prem experience before coming to Chelsea

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I'm fine with that as long as he doesn't come before he's ready. And he doesn't play against Chelsea.

Mata talks about our dysfunction

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Interesting words from our little magician. He seems to agree with the people saying that the reason Torres hasn't gotten goals is poor service. Hopefully we get some more creative players in the summer.

De Bruyne Transfer Imminent

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According to ESPN, De Bruyne will probably be a Chelsea player by week's end, and will be immediately loaned back to Genk. Exciting stuff!

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