Obligatory first post

I love football. I love talking about it, I love analyzing it, and I love watching it. I’m partial to La Liga, but I’ll usually watch a few EPL games every weekend, and I make an effort to watch Bundesliga as well. And, of course, I follow both the Champions League and the Europa League closely.

I also love statistics. When I see “facts” that look odd to me, I go into research mode. Do Barcelona always play a man up in the CL? Do Real Madrid really get awarded an absurd number of penalties? Is La Liga really more of a two-horse race than the EPL? (Not exactly, sort of, and not as much as you’d think.) If you actually decide to read this blog, don’t be shocked to see numbers littering up some of the entries – I really like facts.

I have my loyalties: Barcelona and Valencia have stolen my heart, and there are a lot of other teams in Europe that I follow and have in a rough pyramid of favorites. I try to remain unbiased, but I will focus on some clubs more than some others, and my views are obviously affected by who I like.

That said, Madridistas shouldn’t find too much negativity here about their club – I only have so much football hate in me, and most of it is channeled toward Chelsea, who I despise with all my heart. In a Chelsea-Madrid CL final, I would have gone out and bought a (Spain) Casillas or Ramos jersey. I’m still not convinced that Chelsea didn’t use black magic to get past a host of more deserving teams.

Madrid barely register, compared to that, though Mourinho himself certainly does, as do several of the players. (No, Ronaldo is not one of them. I have nothing against Ronaldo.)

Fair warning.


2 responses to “Obligatory first post

  1. Hating Chelsea is a full-time job. When they played Bayern in the final, I thought Drogba was the last person on the pitch who deserved a goal. Tragic game. I was in Barcelona at the time (I was there assuming Barcelona would make it to the final, but we know how that turned out). Anyway, I enjoy your blog.

    • Oh, thank you so much!

      Chelsea really are just the scum of the earth. I know some people who say that Barcelona and Chelsea are their two favorite clubs, and I just don’t understand how. It’s like saying you’re a vegan that loves steak.

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