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  • Layla Layla Apr 16, 2013 09:57 Flag

    basle predictions.

    the gap between what u are happy with & what u should aim for is ridicolously huge. it sends out mixed messages & de-values your aim for the top motif. i think its also de-motivating. u start by saying lets go for the title, then 2nd, then 3rd & so on. it becomes a farce. same with the cups. lets win the league cup, then we get knocked out. dont worry lets win the fa cup. oh, nevermind. lets win the europa & so on. its like a parady john!

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    • OK - that;s your opinion SB.
      Vertigo seems to echo mine - as did AVB and 'arry. - IE while there is still a chance of getting as high as possible - that is what you aim for. I don't think that is uncommon in any sport. Obviously you do.

      I hope at this point that Mancini is still encouraging his team to win every game - as it is still not mathematically impossible for them to win the league. Unlikely, but not impossible.
      Any one of the teams down to 7th COULD get 3rd. Again, more unlikely the lower you go, but why give up until it is impossible? I'd hate to think that any Spurs manager/team gave up before it was impossible. I think in the past though, that that was part of our mentality. We gave up too soon - we let teams who had 'more belief' pass us. That still seemed to be true under 'arry. I hope AVB changes that. And you don't change it by saying '....oh well, it looks really hard to get 3rd, so we won't bother.....'.

      What I expect at the start of the season, mid way though and with 6 games left also changes - of course it does.

      Your cup bit - I think that is how most people think - today Vertigo basically said '...well, we're out of the cup - that let's us focus on the CL spot...' . What is so wrong with that? Surely as one 'target' is missed, any sportsman simply aims for the targets that are left?

      How is any of that de-motivating?

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      • Its not JL,

        Any manager or player worth their salt wants to progress as far as possible in every competition they're in, they may feel winning the EPL is beyond them, but coming out with such a statement at the start of a season or campaign just wouldn't happen, because no professional would do such a thing and if they did, they would be rightly lambasted.

        But, you have contradicted SB, which means by default you are wrong, because she is always right about everything and even when you think she might not be, your wrong.

        I seem to remember most of us felt that top 4 would be a huge achievement and that the battle for 5-7 would be closely fought, most of us even got the teams involved spot on.

        When everything is taken into account, I think we are over achieving.