New Optimistic Positive Thread

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  1. StJabbo1

    StJabbo1 Well-Known Member

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    The sunlit uplands are only 3 points away. Another 3 and the best transfer deals ever will be ours. 3 more and there will have never been a downside, what cliff edge?
     
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    Don't Quit by Edgar Guest

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low but the debts are high,
    And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit...
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit!

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many failures turn about
    When we might have won had we stuck it out.
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow...
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Often the struggler has given up
    When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
    And he learned too late when the night came down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out...
    And you can never tell how close you are
    It may be near when it seems so far.
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
     
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  3. jonny 'hasen' shuttle

    jonny 'hasen' shuttle Well-Known Member

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  5. jonny 'hasen' shuttle

    jonny 'hasen' shuttle Well-Known Member

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  6. Kaito

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    Face Palm Oil........made especially for him.
     
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    Paddy Podped Well-Known Member

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    The pundits have been saying for years that our approach was unsustainable
     
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  8. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    Well into two pages on the all new positive thread. Well done guys, keep up the good work <ok>
     
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  9. Velcro Roy

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    I'm positive we beat the Skates 4-0 if that helps? <laugh>
     
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  10. Archers Road

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    Yeah, that really did happen didn’t it?


    Have we won a game since then?
     
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  11. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Definitely happened <ok>


    And no we haven't, we did set a record or two tho.
     
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  12. Kaito

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    Thinking positively, and if the relegation thing does happen, we will be out of the terminal boredom of the Premier League (very positive). Those players that don't really want to be here will drive away in their rich boys cars to pastures anew (donkey rescue shelter for some of them). We will be left poorer, leaner but hopefully with a group of players who want to be here. The money doesn't matter, the passion and fight in the team does.

    Danny Ings will stay, become captain and be a loyal and motivational talisman around whom a young talented team can be built (optimistic and realistic). The academy will be energised with a very clear pathway through to the first team. A few years in the Championship floating around the top of the league will be fun, with new grounds to visit, thumping great wins and real football.

    So it's not at all bad and might be just what the club needs to get St Mary's back to being a fun place to be, which has to be positive all round.
     
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  13. jonny 'hasen' shuttle

    jonny 'hasen' shuttle Well-Known Member

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    The trouble with the dropping down to the championship will be for the best in the long term theory is that quite often the reverse is true!
    You look at Stoke for example and countless other teams who arrive in the championship with a load of ****e players on inflated premier league contracts / salarys and whose value plummets instantly and no one wants to buy and the players themselves dont want to leave and take a lower salary so it can get very messy as we know from our own experience.
    If we go down I would say its more likely that we would find ourselves in a relegation battle in the championship than levying for promotion back to the premier league!!! We should sell the deadwood in Janaury if we are doomed by then. Hows that for optimistic
     
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  14. Kaito

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    Far too many negative vibes for a positive thread Jonny.....Stoke are a poor example. Many relegated teams do just fine, such as Villa, Newcastle, Fulham, and Swansea.

    This is what we need to be singing at St Mary's if relegation looks a certainty:

     
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  15. Libby

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    And take a leaf out of the book of Ajax supporters:

     
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  16. thereisonlyoneno7

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    Actually, what we need is a bit of this at St Mary's

     
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  17. lewebster

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    Love it, how united are they! And they've had hardly anything to be cheerful about over the years! We have a bit of a bump(3 years or so admittedly) and many of us are giving up. The world is pretty ****ed, the country is pretty ****ed, theres no need to add Football to the list! Come on you Reds!! Up the Saints!!
     
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    The most optimistic thing I can think of is we said exactly the same thing (we're doomed, no chance, this the year we go etc) at this stage of the season for the last 4 years and stayed up each time
     
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  19. lewebster

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    it's a bit cheesy but what the hell, has anyone got a link to the Shane Long version? I couldn't find it.
     
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  20. Kaito

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    Cheesy?..........that's Stinking Bishop cheesy <laugh>
     
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