Charlie - I sincerely hope that Andrew, BigOak, Phillip and the others who have been sceptical about our chances are having a nice beer (or soft drink if they prefer) this evening and will come on here tomorrow and discuss the merits of the individual performances.If you want to enjoy a moral victory the best way to do that is not to rub your opponents’ noses in it when you have the upper hand but rise above such pettiness.Have you ever done Transactional Analysis (TA)? The idea is that when we have an exchange with someone, in person or on social media, we consciously or unconsciously adopt one of three ‘personas’ - parent, child, or neutral. If someone talks down to you they are trying to be the ‘parent’ and they are hoping that they will get you riled and make you respond as an angry ‘child’. If you do, they have won. The key is not to play their game but to respond to them in ‘neutral’ - no emotion, no recognition of the game they are trying to play. Nothing is more guaranteed to send them over the edge - they are expecting you to come back with a furious, frustrated rant. Don’t give them what they are looking for. Easier said than done of course, especially after 96 minutes of edge of the seat exhilaration.
If you want to enjoy a moral victory the best way to do that is not to rub your opponents’ noses in it when you have the upper hand but rise above such pettiness.
I thought Ollie was poor on Friday with his all round game. Last night he was terrific. Players do have poor games from time to time, but it appears that our Andy Pandy 2 doesn’t see it that way. Will he have the decency to say what a terrific performance that was last night and how GP had his tactics spot on. The Shame of it is we have nobody on the bench to come on and give Ollie a break. What would a decent centre back, a central midfielder and another CF do to this squad. My great fear his injuries to any of those positions if we do not bring anyone in. So come on Andy man up, let us know what you thought of last night. I do agree with some things he says about the Yanks and his great friend HJ, but I also feel he wants us to fail to be proven right. We have a great manager, let’s hope he’s given the tools he deserves to work with