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    In any race you need a moment when you slow up just a little, the curve has to dip slightly before the finish, so the curve can rise again for the sprint at the end.

    Asking the football Gods for 8 wins on the bounce is asking an awful lot. Asking for 6 wins, a draw and another win, that is a far more reasonable ask.

    When a draw is enough you spend 90 minutes 50% worrying about scoring and 50% worrying about the other team scoring. You want the game to end after the first minute. But when you need a win you are concerned 100% with scoring yourself, from the first minute.

    What we showed and how we felt in the final minutes against Derby, that is what we will now need to show and feel from the off against Boro. That, for me, is a good thing.

    After 6 straight wins we were maybe due something other than a win at some point very soon. Now we have had it. Now we are due a win. We've got our blip out of the way, we take our frustration and results breather being for yesterday, and now we use it to get back to winning again on Saturday.

    Makes perfect sense to me, and more sense than 8 wins on the bounce.

    BELIEVE.
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      In the circumstances I will go for that
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      Amen brother.

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      When a draw is enough you spend 90 minutes 50% worrying about scoring and 50% worrying about the other team scoring. You want the game to end after the first minute. But when you need a win you are concerned 100% with scoring yourself, from the first minute.
      I agree with what you say, but trust me, if we score in the first minute, I'll be bricking myself about 'boro scoring for the rest of the match (unless we put 6 past them shortly afterwards)
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      In any race you need a moment when you slow up just a little, the curve has to dip slightly before the finish, so the curve can rise again for the sprint at the end.

      Asking the football Gods for 8 wins on the bounce is asking an awful lot. Asking for 6 wins, a draw and another win, that is a far more reasonable ask.

      When a draw is enough you spend 90 minutes 50% worrying about scoring and 50% worrying about the other team scoring. You want the game to end after the first minute. But when you need a win you are concerned 100% with scoring yourself, from the first minute.

      What we showed and how we felt in the final minutes against Derby, that is what we will now need to show and feel from the off against Boro. That, for me, is a good thing.

      After 6 straight wins we were maybe due something other than a win at some point very soon. Now we have had it. Now we are due a win. We've got our blip out of the way, we take our frustration and results breather being for yesterday, and now we use it to get back to winning again on Saturday.

      Makes perfect sense to me, and more sense than 8 wins on the bounce.

      BELIEVE.
      I have a feeling this will be the mentality in the dressing room :-)
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      I have a feeling this will be the mentality in the dressing room :-)
      I would hope so as we have come back from disappointing resits before this season following up with a win I think.
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      In any race you need a moment when you slow up just a little, the curve has to dip slightly before the finish, so the curve can rise again for the sprint at the end.

      Asking the football Gods for 8 wins on the bounce is asking an awful lot. Asking for 6 wins, a draw and another win, that is a far more reasonable ask.

      When a draw is enough you spend 90 minutes 50% worrying about scoring and 50% worrying about the other team scoring. You want the game to end after the first minute. But when you need a win you are concerned 100% with scoring yourself, from the first minute.

      What we showed and how we felt in the final minutes against Derby, that is what we will now need to show and feel from the off against Boro. That, for me, is a good thing.

      After 6 straight wins we were maybe due something other than a win at some point very soon. Now we have had it. Now we are due a win. We've got our blip out of the way, we take our frustration and results breather being for yesterday, and now we use it to get back to winning again on Saturday.

      Makes perfect sense to me, and more sense than 8 wins on the bounce.

      BELIEVE.
      Hmmm......the words 'doctor' and 'spin' rather spring to mind.

      Hope you're right though.
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      In any race you need a moment when you slow up just a little, the curve has to dip slightly before the finish, so the curve can rise again for the sprint at the end.

      Asking the football Gods for 8 wins on the bounce is asking an awful lot. Asking for 6 wins, a draw and another win, that is a far more reasonable ask.

      When a draw is enough you spend 90 minutes 50% worrying about scoring and 50% worrying about the other team scoring. You want the game to end after the first minute. But when you need a win you are concerned 100% with scoring yourself, from the first minute.

      What we showed and how we felt in the final minutes against Derby, that is what we will now need to show and feel from the off against Boro. That, for me, is a good thing.

      After 6 straight wins we were maybe due something other than a win at some point very soon. Now we have had it. Now we are due a win. We've got our blip out of the way, we take our frustration and results breather being for yesterday, and now we use it to get back to winning again on Saturday.

      Makes perfect sense to me, and more sense than 8 wins on the bounce.

      BELIEVE.
      Then again... if we go behind, we're ****ed.

      We'd need to score two goals against a team which has conceded just seven at home all season.
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      Hmmm......the words 'doctor' and 'spin' rather spring to mind.

      Hope you're right though.
      My thoughts exactly, do you think the OP has ever worked for New Labour?
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