I thought about naming this blog “A Yank in South America watching football.” That didn’t seem very pithy though.
I watch alot of football. I mainly watch the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga, but I live in Argentina so I also watch a fair amount of the Argentine Primera Division. I watch pretty much every Champions League match, and I occasionally catch a game from Serie A in Italy or almost anywhere else.
Not all my club loyalties make a ton of sense, but such is life as aside from Argentina, I’ve never lived in these places. I count myself as a big Boca Juniors, Fulham, Barcelona, and Arsenal fan. After that list, there is no doubt, I like attacking football. I also like clubs that employ Americans.
So I’ll post my thoughts on matches, maybe a link to where you can watch them online, rant about Alex Ferguson, complain about the fake Ronaldo’s diving habits, etc. I also plan to post about statistic aspects of the game, but we shall see.
My dream in life is that a private equity fund gives me $100M to turn into a $1B club using sabermetrics and statistical analysis. I think the stats revolution is coming to football, the question is whether someone wants to get rich off of it.