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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Tomiswalking » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:02 pm

GETCARTER wrote:I hereby predict that we will not go down !!!!.

YES!!! Seconded.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby NewForestRover » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:16 pm

GETCARTER wrote:I hereby predict that we will not go down !!!!.

Tomiswalking wrote:YES!!! Seconded.

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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Bronco » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:46 pm

Suppose if we had held on for the win you would have felt guilty and disloyal for only predicting a draw
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby NewForestRover » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 pm

Bronco wrote:Suppose if we had held on for the win you would have felt guilty and disloyal for only predicting a draw


Yes, I would!
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:32 pm

NewForestRover wrote:
Bronco wrote:Suppose if we had held on for the win you would have felt guilty and disloyal for only predicting a draw


Yes, I would!
:)


Well, relax. Its a football forum, OTI, not an appointment at Stasi HQ.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby SkunkMan » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:03 pm

Surely trying to ACCURATELY predict what will happen and what you WANT to happen are not always going to be the same thing?

I want us to win every game. Every fan does.

But when I try to predict a result, I am dispassionate. I take into account our form, recent results, strength and position in table of opposition, etc. Why would I feel bad about predicting we will lose if I thought it was genuinely the most likely outcome? It doesn't mean that I WANT us to lose!

Two different things.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Tommo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:20 am

Yes Skunkman, of course. This is all a bit daft. If we all predicted as would like to see FGR perform there wouldn’t be much of a prediction forum thread....
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby camel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:38 am

Tommo wrote:Yes Skunkman, of course. This is all a bit daft. If we all predicted as would like to see FGR perform there wouldn’t be much of a prediction forum thread....


Maybe we should test the theory. If we all stare at our screens really hard and predict an 8-0 win we might release our inner Yuri Gellar and it could come true.
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Re: Predicting a loss

Postby Tommo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:42 am

camel wrote:
Tommo wrote:Yes Skunkman, of course. This is all a bit daft. If we all predicted as would like to see FGR perform there wouldn’t be much of a prediction forum thread....


Maybe we should test the theory. If we all stare at our screens really hard and predict an 8-0 win we might release our inner Yuri Gellar and it could come true.


Don’t we all do that already! :)
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