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    We hear this a lot. Often just before a manager is sacked for failing to keep a team in the league or when you've just lost to your biggest rivals.

    I tend to agree that football is all about results, but for me, it's not all about "the result".

    I get out of my seat watching open, attacking, flair football. Players expressing themselves and daring to take a risk. The result for me is a feeling of exhilaration.

    I love that feeling when the ball hits the net and you sometimes hear that "zzzzzttt" noise of the ball on the plastic strings of the net. And this one doesn't even need to be in a football stadium - it could just as easily happen in Hove Park. The result is a buzz.

    I treasure the time at a game with my friends - many of whom I have found through football. The result is a sense of belonging.

    I embrace both the promotions and the relegations and try to follow Kipling's maxim of "treating them both the same. The result is emotion.

    I revel in the songs, the chants and the verbal exchanges typically found only in football grounds. The camaraderie and the pantomime villains. The result is laughter (and often a sore throat).

    Football gives me permission to be irresponsible and foolish. It says "go on, be your true self for 90 minutes". The result of that is pure joy.

    So yes, football is all about results. And the results for me are rarely about the actual result. Football is a unique gift and the results are exhilaration, a buzz, a sense of belonging, connecting with my emotions, laughter and joy.

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      It's not results at all costs.

      But if you want football to be a part of the entertainment business at some point you are still going to need results.

      It's almost as if money is all corrupting, whodda thunk it.
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      That’s lovely and all that but now let us get on with destroying our opponents in a relentless battle for more points glory and money!
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      Now It’s a sterile pile of crap, I still go though out of habit.
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      We hear this a lot. Often just before a manager is sacked for failing to keep a team in the league or when you've just lost to your biggest rivals.

      I tend to agree that football is all about results, but for me, it's not all about "the result".

      I get out of my seat watching open, attacking, flair football. Players expressing themselves and daring to take a risk. The result for me is a feeling of exhilaration.

      I love that feeling when the ball hits the net and you sometimes hear that "zzzzzttt" noise of the ball on the plastic strings of the net. And this one doesn't even need to be in a football stadium - it could just as easily happen in Hove Park. The result is a buzz.

      I treasure the time at a game with my friends - many of whom I have found through football. The result is a sense of belonging.

      I embrace both the promotions and the relegations and try to follow Kipling's maxim of "treating them both the same. The result is emotion.

      I revel in the songs, the chants and the verbal exchanges typically found only in football grounds. The camaraderie and the pantomime villains. The result is laughter (and often a sore throat).

      Football gives me permission to be irresponsible and foolish. It says "go on, be your true self for 90 minutes". The result of that is pure joy.

      So yes, football is all about results. And the results for me are rarely about the actual result. Football is a unique gift and the results are exhilaration, a buzz, a sense of belonging, connecting with my emotions, laughter and joy.
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      Now It’s a sterile pile of crap, I still go though out of habit.
      Expensive habit mate, try patches.
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      ....and you sometimes hear that "zzzzzttt" noise of the ball on the plastic strings of the net.
      It's more of a "chrrrrsshhh" in my book.

      Any improvements on that, anyone?

      PS : Totally agree with the original post. Ninety minutes of escapism, joy, and pain.
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      results for me.

      Happy to play long ball ,m be ugly , mix it up if we were smashing the results.....in fact the more people knock us if we were getting results the better.

      Given a choice then would prefer to win and look good but ca't say fussed. The feeling heading into town after 3 points is the feeling that its all about for me.
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      There has to be a balance.. We don’t want to be the most boring team in the Premiership, but then again do we want to be the most entertaining team in the Championship,or below?

      For me, Wednesday’s team selection seemed reckless and the result disappointing. Roll on Saturday.

      It is still early days , I believe we have been unlucky with VAR and Connelly came as close as dammit to scoring at Newcastle. Sooner or later the ball will start rolling for us. So let’s applaud attacking play and hope for the right result.
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      Now It’s a sterile pile of crap, I still go though out of habit.
      I gather you haven't watched us play in the PL this season, yet. If you think our performances have been sterile pap, learn the words to Blue Moon, buy yourself some Citeh merch, switch on Sky Sports and put your feet up
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