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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 17 Jan 23 12.42pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

It's like a drug.

I'll do the 120 mile round drive tomorrow already knowing what the outcome is going to be.

My wife likes to book a holiday around the end of December for us to go in May, but I always look when the cup final is, and avoid being away that date just in case.

It's the hope that kills you (or falling asleep on the motorway after working and then attending another 8pm kick off) !!

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 17 Jan 23 12.59pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Attending football matches detaches me from my dear wife, accordingly I am not on the receiving end of her unrelenting invective and persistent ordure.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 17 Jan 23 1.04pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Attending football matches detaches me from my dear wife, accordingly I am not on the receiving end of her unrelenting invective and persistent ordure.

Buy her some different perfume then Willo . . .

Oops, sorry, just re-read that, ORDURE not ODOUR

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 17 Jan 23 1.09pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Attending football matches detaches me from my dear wife, accordingly I am not on the receiving end of her unrelenting invective and persistent ordure.

Until she reads that post of course and the contumelious vituperation is increased to even more Olympian heights.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 17 Jan 23 1.09pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Buy her some different perfume then Willo . . .

Oops, sorry, just re-read that, ORDURE not ODOUR

I recall once presenting her with some perfume and that evening she used it rather liberally.
Her effervescent mood changed when I commented "Nice perfume but why did you marinate in it?"

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 17 Jan 23 1.12pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Until she reads that post of course and the contumelious vituperation is increased to even more Olympian heights.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 17 Jan 23 3.11pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

There have been times recently when I am thinking whether to renew my season ticket next summer.

Obviously our present dip in form doesn't help but as a long time fan that is not actually a deciding factor.

However, there are other things that I am getting fed up with. I have to travel up from near the south coast and train services have been diabolical - if its not strikes, its engineering works, delays/cancellations due to staff shortages, signal failures etc.

I really peed off with match times being all over the place due to TV coverage.

I also don't really enjoy watching matches against the "big" teams with their untold resources and a bench of players who would probably all walk into our starting line up. Of course occasionally beating is compensation, but it rarely happens.


 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 17 Jan 23 4.33pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I recall once presenting her with some perfume and that evening she used it rather liberally.
Her effervescent mood changed when I commented "Nice perfume but why did you marinate in it?"

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 17 Jan 23 6.06pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Iíve always wondered how people, especially from abroad pluck a team out of no-where and decide to Ďsupportí them even though all they can do is watch on TV from thousands of miles away. As far as Iím concerned if you havenít got that match day experience, i e actually being there, youíve got nothing!! Which is why I keep going, because I know once I do stop and bin my season ticket Iíll rapidly lose interest, and no matter how s***e it is, Iím not ready for that just yet, despite my journey being poxy at times with rail strikes, cancellations, engineering works or traffic and road closures if I drive

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 17 Jan 23 6.19pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I think something else that keeps me going is that no matter how boring or how bad things have got in the past, if we scrape a 1-0 win in a depressingly dull game in a half empty ground against say Grimsby or Barnsley, Iíll still walk up Whitehorse lane after the game with a spring in my step and it makes my weekend. So I bare that in mind now, things might be a struggle sometimes to keep interested, but I try to remember that feeling when we do win or at least get a decent draw

Edited by monkey (17 Jan 2023 6.20pm)

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 17 Jan 23 6.26pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

I think something else that keeps me going is that no matter how boring or how bad things have got in the past, if we scrape a 1-0 win in a depressingly dull game in a half empty ground against say Grimsby or Barnsley, Iíll still walk up Whitehorse lane after the game with a spring in my step and it makes my weekend. So I bare that in mind now, things might be a struggle sometimes to keep interested, but I try to remember that feeling when we do win or at least get a decent draw

Edited by monkey (17 Jan 2023 6.20pm)

I have often watched the highlights of a weekend win on Monday morning just to tear me away from the melancholy of being at the beginning of a working week. Never fails to deliver.

 


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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 17 Jan 23 6.33pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I have often watched the highlights of a weekend win on Monday morning just to tear me away from the melancholy of being at the beginning of a working week. Never fails to deliver.

I only watch match of the day if we win. Not watched it for a while. It also spoils my weekend and for days after

 

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