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    I'm always suspicious of those that don't like football but like Formula One.
    I’ve been working with a guy of late who has told me during every tea break of every major technological advance in the sport since the days of ‘skirts’ and their effect on ground force and handling. That was in the 80’s.

    Anyway back to planning killings.
    So, many, many thanks and see you soon, because it’s not a goodbye, I know I will come back, I have to.

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      I have a similar mix of bewilderment and suspicion when I hear people say they don't listen to music. Or even 'don't like it'.
      How is that even possible? ��
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      I know some people, and I can see their point, that have gone through the fanatic phase and have now hit the " meh" phase of sport.

      Strangely enough, last season I was a bit like that. When I was at the Amex at the games, I enjoyed most of them, BUT really I had no interest in games away from home and many of them I just tuned in at the end of the game to see the result and of course if you are away for holidays as there is only a small amount of games, you end up not seeing that many. I could take it or leave it to be honest.

      After playing cricket for many years, I now have no interest in that, although I play golf 3 times a week now.

      I can understand people who have no interest in sport and people are right, our society is so sport orientated, it must be so difficult to avoid it.
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      Men who don't like football are often a bit odd. A mate of mine actively despises it - all he bangs on about is his home brewed beer, his telescope, his dog, and cake.
      It's remarkable how shallow we are as men, but truth is when that happens you drift apart so easily. Always liked Andy back in the day, but without football, I've literally said no more than 10 words to him in 10 years. Our paths simply don't cross, whether that's socially, message boards, or social media. Shame really, but without sport in common, I get a bit lost with most people.
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      I have a similar mix of bewilderment and suspicion when I hear people say they don't listen to music. Or even 'don't like it'.
      How is that even possible? ��
      Now THAT is weird.
      With all due respect we should be beating teams like Brighton.
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      This affliction is curable, even with an 80-something year old, though it does take time.

      In 2015/16, we lost my Dad, and my mum asked if I would take her to a game - I think mostly because she wanted company. We went to the Birmingham home game. She was very excited when we took the lead, and clapped politely when they equalised. In a more venomous way than I intended, I took her to task, explaining that I would never take her again if she ever did that again. “Well, we always clap a good shot if an opposing player plays a good wood in bowls”, she said by way of explanation. “It’s not bloody bowls”, I succinctly said.

      She went to a couple more games that season.

      In our promotion season, she went to six games, including Wigan, where she was properly excited.

      Last season she went to 12 games, including Arsenal and United, and half way through the season, we agreed that we’d get her a ST for next year. We sat in the seats that I’d picked out for us as best candidates for the Spurs and United games. The chap two seats down from us delights in calling the ref a “fing cxxx” at every justifiable occasion, and many somewhat less justifiable occasions. After the United game, I asked if she was happy with those seats for next season:

      “Yes, dear. They’re perfect”
      “Even though - well, err, you know?”
      “I just tune him out, dear. Besides, he’s lovely before and after the game”.

      She’s ready.

      Though she does get very excited at seeing Gully. “Oooh - there he is” - every bloody game.

      Having failed to get any of my kids at all interested in football - I think an extremely cold, wet Boxing Day loss at Withdean kiboshed that - I take at least some comfort from having introduced at least 1 new STH.

      Persistence, clarity about etiquette, and a willingness to explain every nuance to start with (“See that big box? Well, the keeper is allowed to use his hands in the area”) will convert a total ingenue in three years.

      Yesterday evening, on our daily catch up phone call she asked when the fixtures for next season would be out.

      Atta girl.
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      This affliction is curable, even with an 80-something year old, though it does take time.

      In 2015/16, we lost my Dad, and my mum asked if I would take her to a game - I think mostly because she wanted company. We went to the Birmingham home game. She was very excited when we took the lead, and clapped politely when they equalised. In a more venomous way than I intended, I took her to task, explaining that I would never take her again if she ever did that again. “Well, we always clap a good shot if an opposing player plays a good wood in bowls”, she said by way of explanation. “It’s not bloody bowls”, I succinctly said.

      She went to a couple more games that season.

      In our promotion season, she went to six games, including Wigan, where she was properly excited.

      Last season she went to 12 games, including Arsenal and United, and half way through the season, we agreed that we’d get her a ST for next year. We sat in the seats that I’d picked out for us as best candidates for the Spurs and United games. The chap two seats down from us delights in calling the ref a “fing cxxx” at every justifiable occasion, and many somewhat less justifiable occasions. After the United game, I asked if she was happy with those seats for next season:

      “Yes, dear. They’re perfect”
      “Even though - well, err, you know?”
      “I just tune him out, dear. Besides, he’s lovely before and after the game”.

      She’s ready.

      Though she does get very excited at seeing Gully. “Oooh - there he is” - every bloody game.

      Having failed to get any of my kids at all interested in football - I think an extremely cold, wet Boxing Day loss at Withdean kiboshed that - I take at least some comfort from having introduced at least 1 new STH.

      Persistence, clarity about etiquette, and a willingness to explain every nuance to start with (“See that big box? Well, the keeper is allowed to use his hands in the area”) will convert a total ingenue in three years.

      Yesterday evening, on our daily catch up phone call she asked when the fixtures for next season would be out.

      Atta girl.
      Amazing and heartwarming! Thanks for posting that. Just read it as I'm about to go to work, and it's cheered me up no end.
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      I know some people, and I can see their point, that have gone through the fanatic phase and have now hit the " meh" phase of sport.

      Strangely enough, last season I was a bit like that. When I was at the Amex at the games, I enjoyed most of them, BUT really I had no interest in games away from home and many of them I just tuned in at the end of the game to see the result and of course if you are away for holidays as there is only a small amount of games, you end up not seeing that many. I could take it or leave it to be honest.
      I know what you mean. My interest in football has tailed right off over the last 5 years. I can only put it down to getting a bit older and more serious life events going on. But I was/am still mildly obsessed with the Albion and was surprised how after the two intense previous seasons, which were amazing, I wasn't as hyped up as I thought I'd be this season. I really enjoyed this year, and staying up was wonderful, but I wonder if my Albion passion is waning just a little.
      With all due respect we should be beating teams like Brighton.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Goldstone1976 View Post
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      This affliction is curable, even with an 80-something year old, though it does take time.

      In 2015/16, we lost my Dad, and my mum asked if I would take her to a game - I think mostly because she wanted company. We went to the Birmingham home game. She was very excited when we took the lead, and clapped politely when they equalised. In a more venomous way than I intended, I took her to task, explaining that I would never take her again if she ever did that again. “Well, we always clap a good shot if an opposing player plays a good wood in bowls”, she said by way of explanation. “It’s not bloody bowls”, I succinctly said.

      She went to a couple more games that season.

      In our promotion season, she went to six games, including Wigan, where she was properly excited.

      Last season she went to 12 games, including Arsenal and United, and half way through the season, we agreed that we’d get her a ST for next year. We sat in the seats that I’d picked out for us as best candidates for the Spurs and United games. The chap two seats down from us delights in calling the ref a “fing cxxx” at every justifiable occasion, and many somewhat less justifiable occasions. After the United game, I asked if she was happy with those seats for next season:

      “Yes, dear. They’re perfect”
      “Even though - well, err, you know?”
      “I just tune him out, dear. Besides, he’s lovely before and after the game”.

      She’s ready.

      Though she does get very excited at seeing Gully. “Oooh - there he is” - every bloody game.

      Having failed to get any of my kids at all interested in football - I think an extremely cold, wet Boxing Day loss at Withdean kiboshed that - I take at least some comfort from having introduced at least 1 new STH.

      Persistence, clarity about etiquette, and a willingness to explain every nuance to start with (“See that big box? Well, the keeper is allowed to use his hands in the area”) will convert a total ingenue in three years.

      Yesterday evening, on our daily catch up phone call she asked when the fixtures for next season would be out.

      Atta girl.
      Congratulations - you've won today's NSC.

      And your mum is a complete legend.
      "To be honest, I was holding out just for Brighton really. This is where I wanted to be."
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      And your mum is a complete legend.
      Gives me something to tell her on this evening’s call. She’ll be delighted to hear that - thanks!
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