New Optimistic Positive Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by lewebster, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. lewebster

    lewebster Well-Known Member

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    So SaintinSerbia today posted the following:

    Dear oh dear oh dear!

    What a bunch of wusses! You do realize that we're actually doing better than last season when we finished with 39 points?

    If you look at our games so far (8 points) and compare them with the same fixtures last season (swapping Sheffield for Cardiff) we managed 6 points.
    We are 25% better than last season and if we continue like this until the end of the season we will get 52 points! :)

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    Funny you should say this as I was looking at previous seasons last night.

    I didn't look at who we had played but we have the same points as Nigels half season in charge after 12 games and same as Hughes last season.

    I get that we changed managers in both of those seasons but now would be too soon, we aren't by any means cut adrift and when you look at the teams we have played, how many more points could we realistically have?

    I also get that the performances have not been great in some of the games. Leicester, parts of Everton, Bournemouth Chelsea and Burnley spring to mind.

    Burnley: For some reason we generally always start badly, no idea why but I wasn't surprised by the result.
    Liverpool: we played well but it's Liverpool.
    Brighton: 3 points.
    Man Utd: 1 point.
    Sheffield Utd: 3 points.
    Bournemouth: They are generally a good side, but we should have done better.
    Tottenham: they have been poor, went down to 10 men, we should have done better.
    Chelsea: A really good side.
    Wolves:1 point.
    Leicester: On fire at the moment and against 10 men it generally becomes much easier, awful scoreline but result would have been the same regardless.
    Man City: Reigning Champions(poss not for long).
    Everton: There for the taking, so should have done better.

    We have been unlucky with the fixtures, a bit like the Adkins season. If these fixtures were more spread out then we would hopefully be in a better position.

    We have also had a couple of sendings off that lead to suspensions, injuries to key players or positions where for 1 reason or another we do not have adequate cover. I would hope we would soon see an upturn in results, possibly starting with the Arsenal game.

    It's a long season and ignoring goal difference, we are only 7 points from 10th, 8 points from 7th and 9 points from 5th.

    Chelsea and Leicester are 8 points from 1st, Man City are 9 points from 1st. Would these players, fans be giving up at this point or would they be believing they can catch Liverpool?

    I know I'm sounding optimistic and I'm fully expecting to get torn a new one but as we all know football is a funny old game. Anything can happen and I still believe in Ralph.

    Anyway let's believe, positive mental attitude is a thing, honest!!
     
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  2. Velcro Roy

    Velcro Roy Well-Known Member

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    Ok,I believe and I'm positive and that almost certainly makes me mental! <laugh>
     
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  3. lewebster

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    Of course, I never said I was sane!!
     
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  4. SaintMarv

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    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure
     
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  5. billyvegas

    billyvegas Well-Known Member

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    Well how can anyone be positive knowing, yet again, we won't get any points next week.
     
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  6. Kaito

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    Be positive, we won't loose.
     
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    saintrichie123 Well-Known Member

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    Won’t get anything from Arsenal...... but after that winnable games coming up.

    PS can’t lose next weekend.
     
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  8. billyvegas

    billyvegas Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't put that past Ralph. He will have us lining up on the wrong day soon.
     
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  9. lewebster

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    How do you know this? I certainly don't, that's why I'm positive of at least a point.
     
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  10. billyvegas

    billyvegas Well-Known Member

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    Nah, no way man.

    Absolute no way we get any points next week.

    Nada, zero. Zip.
     
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  11. ChilcoSaint

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    I think you’re missing the fundamental point of an Optimistic Positive thread...
     
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  12. billyvegas

    billyvegas Well-Known Member

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    So I'm missing something...
     
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  13. lewebster

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    Oh I see, some sort of reverse psychology tactic, I like it! Very positive.
     
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  14. billyvegas

    billyvegas Well-Known Member

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    Ok.

    But nope.

    But I am liking your idea of this thread, much needed.
     
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  15. tomw24

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    Here's some positive news - Harrogate 1-0 Pompey. <laugh>
     
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  16. lewebster

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    See it could always be worse, we could be in Pompey place!
     
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  17. Number 1 Jasper

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    1-1 .

    anyway .



    Neil Warnock , come on in !
     
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  18. lewebster

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    So Pompey got a result huh, good for them. Its nice that they can win a game every now and then, keeps them in existence so we can beat them next time we play, how generous of them.

    As for Warnock, now that would test an optimistic thread to its very core!!
     
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  19. Kaito

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    On a very positive note, there's no chance Warnock or Allardyce will turn up at Southampton FC.

    Warnock is done after Cardiff.

    There are not enough pies at St Mary's to keep Allardyce happy.

    Another positive is if we keep loosing and Pompey develop the habit of winning (a bit of a long shot) it could be that we get to play them twice in a season, which is an extremely positive thing. We could meet up with PompeyLapras over a beer or three and have a fun time laughing at how much fun it is in the Championship.

    So in the midst of a nation wide social crisis, the country going to the dogs, a crumbling NHS, lying politicians, an out of control media, another bloody election looming, things are just not that bad.

    Quite a positive state of affairs ..... when you don't think about it.
     
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  20. Paddy Podped

    Paddy Podped Well-Known Member

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    What ever happened with his relentless pursuit of that girl he liked?
     
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