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NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (together)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:00 pm
by NewForestRover
A lot of the forum bad feeling at present seems to stem from the battle between the Optimists and the Pessimists.

The Pessimists complain about our players, manager, owner, results................everything!
When we win they are happy, but when we lose? They go into overdrive. So they moan.

The Optimists find this very irritating and depressing when all they want to do is live in hope and believe there is always light at the end of the tunnel. So they moan.

The Pessimists get angry by this and accuse the Optimists of being clueless, unable to comprehend how bad things are because they are being blinded by rose coloured specs. So they moan.

The Optimists get angry too because they don't want their rose coloured specs to be replaced by darkness. So they moan.

Everybody is now moaning, arguments start, things are said which are later regretted and bad feelings develop.

As you know, I'm one of the Optimists. Reason being that I need something good to believe in and feel positive about. I don't want to look on the dark side.
I hate reading any negative comments about DV, MC, our players etc so I retaliate and always defend them simply because I support our club so will support them too while they are here.

But I am going to try and be more tolerant and accept how frustrating it is for long term supporters if expectations are not going according to plan.

Optimists and Pessimists have to learn to accept each others views and remember that we are all on the same side and want the same thing.......We are FGR.

Happy New Year everyone!

:)

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:24 pm
by doggy
I’m one of the pessimists and totally agree with all you say!! Is that optimistic? God I’m confused now, if I can’t moan what am I to do?
You are right, we all want the same thing, some of us complain about club decisions, the rose tinted views of fellow supporters, the woeful tactics, the managers line ups, but one thing we can all agree about is we all want FGR to succeed in the coming years! Happy new year to all my critics and all the like minded moaners! Cheers!!

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:19 pm
by twinkletoes
My new year resolution is to agree with every post from kinggiraffe lll ..............just joking!!!

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:03 pm
by Timb
Me too. :ugeek:

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:34 pm
by king giraffe III
NewForestRover wrote:A lot of the forum bad feeling at present seems to stem from the battle between the Optimists and the Pessimists.

The Pessimists complain about our players, manager, owner, results................everything!
When we win they are happy, but when we lose? They go into overdrive. So they moan.

The Optimists find this very irritating and depressing when all they want to do is live in hope and believe there is always light at the end of the tunnel. So they moan.

The Pessimists get angry by this and accuse the Optimists of being clueless, unable to comprehend how bad things are because they are being blinded by rose coloured specs. So they moan.

The Optimists get angry too because they don't want their rose coloured specs to be replaced by darkness. So they moan.

Everybody is now moaning, arguments start, things are said which are later regretted and bad feelings develop.

As you know, I'm one of the Optimists. Reason being that I need something good to believe in and feel positive about. I don't want to look on the dark side.
I hate reading any negative comments about DV, MC, our players etc so I retaliate and always defend them simply because I support our club so will support them too while they are here.

But I am going to try and be more tolerant and accept how frustrating it is for long term supporters if expectations are not going according to plan.

Optimists and Pessimists have to learn to accept each others views and remember that we are all on the same side and want the same thing.......We are FGR.

Happy New Year everyone!

:)


Nothing like a good bit of reductionism.

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:50 pm
by Timb
Stranger things have happened. Make them happen....

I'm down the social network in Wandsworth listening to The Cherries play The Squeeze and all that. having a chat. Accent not from here. No I'm from Gloucestershire, blah blah. Forest Green Rovers? I used to play for them says Mike Francis.

Up the FGR says I. Keep the faith.

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:48 pm
by Silver Surfer
king giraffe III wrote:Nothing like a good bit of reductionism.

Are you a relative of Marvin from the Hitchhikers?

Happy new year Giraffe.

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:09 am
by Fartvs Antiqvvs
I love relegation battles. We were used to them not so long ago More exiting that settling for mid-table. Unfortunately, there is no AGM cup to win in this league. :lol:

Live long and prosper in the new year all you contributors to our unique forum, highly illogical though it is, Kg 111. ;)

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:50 am
by king giraffe III
Silver Surfer wrote:
king giraffe III wrote:Nothing like a good bit of reductionism.

Are you a relative of Marvin from the Hitchhikers?

Happy new year Giraffe.


And there I was, joyous at what a wonderful world we live in, only for it to be reduced to black and white.

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:51 am
by twoguns
Hi Tim, saw Squeeze at Colston Hall back in the day when it was cool for cats, tempted to join you but currently up the junction with our league position leaving another nail in my heart, however FGR will always be labelled with love, I'll have a black coffee in bed in the morning then head down the harbour and pull a few mussels from a shell.

Happy New Year to all my FGR friends and family. Keep the faith, stay positive cos we been here many times before, yes we have!!!!!!!!

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:22 am
by Too occasional fan
king giraffe III wrote:
Silver Surfer wrote:
king giraffe III wrote:Nothing like a good bit of reductionism.

Are you a relative of Marvin from the Hitchhikers?

Happy new year Giraffe.


And there I was, joyous at what a wonderful world we live in, only for it to be reduced to black and white.

stripes.

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:08 am
by mauler
Joining you on the bright side NFGR - most of the time!

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:21 pm
by Tomiswalking
Happy new year everyone!

Re: NY Resolution: Let's All Live Happily Ever After (togeth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:23 pm
by Tommo
Hoping for a happy new year - starting today!

I wish all fans of FGR well for 2018