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Predicting a loss

Postby NewForestRover » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:31 pm

It amazes me how anyone can do this but everyone does.

Why?

I just can't bring myself to be anything but positive and have faith.
If we're up against it I predict a draw. Otherwise I predict a win.

A loss? Never. Ever.

Maybe I'll never win anything in the prediction leagues (even though I earned my first points today!)

But I'd sooner predict a win and be wrong than predict a loss and be right.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:41 pm

NewForestRover wrote:It amazes me how anyone can do this but everyone does.

Why?

I just can't bring myself to be anything but positive and have faith.
If we're up against it I predict a draw. Otherwise I predict a win.

A loss? Never. Ever.

Maybe I'll never win anything in the prediction leagues (even though I earned my first points today!)

But I'd sooner predict a win and be wrong than predict a loss and be right.


Some of us live in the real world.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Norton Boy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:42 pm

We could see that from your pessimistic prediction of todays game KG.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:20 pm

Norton Boy wrote:We could see that from your pessimistic prediction of todays game KG.


You not checked the league table and the number under the away wins column?
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Norton Boy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:33 pm

Only number i saw was your 3-1 defeat prediction Mr Real World
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:37 pm

Norton Boy wrote:Only number i saw was your 3-1 defeat prediction Mr Real World


Yet again you miss the point. Why predict an away win when the evidence doesn't make it likely?

I actually think you need to get out more. You're starting to come across as obsessed with me, like OTC. Do I need to take out a restraining order?
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Norton Boy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:42 pm

It would be hard to be as obsessed with you as you are with yourself and your smug opinion.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:43 pm

Norton Boy wrote:It would be hard to be as obsessed with you as you are with yourself and your smug opinion.


Looks like someone here owns your soul. Move away from the keyboard and enjoy a point well earned.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:51 am

king giraffe III wrote:
Norton Boy wrote:
Looks like someone here owns your soul. Move away from the keyboard and enjoy a point well earned.


No, it's best that YOU Giraffe GO AWAY.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:05 am

The Old TomCat wrote:
king giraffe III wrote:
Norton Boy wrote:
Looks like someone here owns your soul. Move away from the keyboard and enjoy a point well earned.


No, it's best that YOU Giraffe GO AWAY.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby GETCARTER » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 am

I bet that the animals on Noah's Ark did not bicker like you lot do.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:23 am

GETCARTER wrote:I bet that the animals on Noah's Ark did not bicker like you lot do.


I can't post without them harassing me.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby camel » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:40 am

After the 'im Spartacus' moment with the avatars last week it does feel a bit KGIII focussed on here recently :?
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Tomiswalking » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:26 am

Whilst the fans at matches being weird about our team are wronguns and should be made to feel uncomfortable for not getting behind our players. On the forum Surley we only have to predict what we think will happen.

Not surprised people thought we would get thrashed, all of us probably were aware it was likely. But we didn't get thrashed!

Ive always seen moments of hope watching the team. But what I'm happy about right now is that the result showed us all that there is hope that we can survive in this league.

COYR can't wait for the noise when they walk out on Saturday.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby tommyd » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:28 pm

If you predicted defeats you'd have been correct more times this season than if you chose to be optimistic. Nothing wrong with hoping for a positive result of course but if you're actually trying to predict the correct result then some games you would expect us to lose.
Personally I find blind optimism as annoying as constant pessimism but each to his own.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Tomiswalking » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:39 pm

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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby NewForestRover » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:41 pm

tommyd wrote:If you predicted defeats you'd have been correct more times this season than if you chose to be optimistic. Nothing wrong with hoping for a positive result of course but if you're actually trying to predict the correct result then some games you would expect us to lose.
Personally I find blind optimism as annoying as constant pessimism but each to his own.


You're right about being correct more times if I'd predicted defeats.
That's why I'm at the bottom of the prediction league tables!
I can't change how I feel though and I'm sure there must be others somewhere who feel the same.

If I predicted a 2-1 loss for example and we won, not only would I be annoyed with myself for having little faith, I'd feel guilty and disloyal for underestimating my team.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Kentstripe » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:02 pm

The way I see it is, if I predict a loss and we win then I'm happy to be wrong whereas if we lose at least I got the prediction right. Same for betting on your side to lose, or even get relegated. At least you get a bit of insurance so your football weekend/season isn't a complete right off if it all goes pear shaped.

Plus if you're going to predict properly you need to be realistic. I had us to lose yesterday, happy to be wrong.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby NewForestRover » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:28 pm

Kentstripe wrote:The way I see it is, if I predict a loss and we win then I'm happy to be wrong whereas if we lose at least I got the prediction right. Same for betting on your side to lose, or even get relegated. At least you get a bit of insurance so your football weekend/season isn't a complete right off if it all goes pear shaped.

Plus if you're going to predict properly you need to be realistic. I had us to lose yesterday, happy to be wrong.


That's a very sensible way of seeing it but unfortunately I don't.
I do predict properly. I just won't predict a loss. As for betting on us to be relegated? No way!!

I actually predicted 1-1 yesterday. The only reason I went for us to win 6-0 in OTC's forecast comp was because I was being sarcastic after reading the posts above mine!
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby GETCARTER » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:44 pm

I hereby predict that we will not go down !!!!.
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