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The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:03 am  
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Played in Lancashire, televised, with no crowd, a unique occasion, with seemingly no interest from the east of Hull, these are the hardest of times for rovers, can you beat Hull, it’s a derby anything could happen.
Wake up you robins.
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:46 am  

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I’ll record it on the off chance, but I suspect my biggest satisfaction will be deleting it unwatched.

I have too much other stress in my life right now.

For the players and those fans more masochistic than me, I hope it isn’t a humiliation.
'Thus I am tormented by my curiosity and humbled by my ignorance.' from History of an Old Bramin, The New York Mirror (A Weekly Journal Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts), February 16th 1833.
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:05 am  

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Mild Rover wrote:
I’ll record it on the off chance, but I suspect my biggest satisfaction will be deleting it unwatched.

I have too much other stress in my life right now.

For the players and those fans more masochistic than me, I hope it isn’t a humiliation.

I will watch it but if bye half time we are getting tanked then I will switch of and that will be a first so at lest I hope for a good game :ROCKS:
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:49 am  

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Not using hindsight but using fortune telling with my single bet this week
Massive pile on for FC to win by 16

Assuming that comes in I’m about $5000 better off

You know it
I have lost interest
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:10 pm  

User avatarMild Rover wrote:
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Someday wrote:
I will watch it but if bye half time we are getting tanked then I will switch of and that will be a first so at lest I hope for a good game :ROCKS:


Expectations are so low that there has to be a chance that we exceed them. We’ll almost certainly lose, we’ll probably be embarrassed and there’s a significant danger of outright humiliation.

Must be so hard to prepare psychologically for this. Do you think about winning and then struggle to adapt if you ship four tries in the first fifteen minutes? Or prepare for the worst and be prepared to keep going for the 80... but by admitting defeat in the first place, you’re de-energised.

The dignity we could salvage comes from not turning on each other, imo... or limiting it at least. This path has been paved almost exclusively with good intentions, and there’s nowt to be gained from metaphorical bloodletting. And there’s a pride to had in doing your best even in adversity. I sometimes think about those lads that turned out for West Wales week after week - that was hugely admirable in a way. Much more than my refusal to watch this game live/at all! Although, note to Rovers, that isn’t an appeal to sign them en masse for 2021.
'Thus I am tormented by my curiosity and humbled by my ignorance.' from History of an Old Bramin, The New York Mirror (A Weekly Journal Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts), February 16th 1833.
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:07 pm  
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Someday wrote:
I will watch it but if bye half time we are getting tanked then I will switch of and that will be a first so at lest I hope for a good game :ROCKS:

If it gets too embarrassing you can always go and follow your hero donkeyman, no difference really :lol:
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:10 pm  
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could be both sides last game of the season...
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:33 pm  

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little wayne69 wrote:
If it gets too embarrassing you can always go and follow your hero donkeyman, no difference really :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :SHOOT: :SHOOT:
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:57 pm  
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Mild Rover wrote:
Expectations are so low that there has to be a chance that we exceed them. We’ll almost certainly lose, we’ll probably be embarrassed and there’s a significant danger of outright humiliation.

Must be so hard to prepare psychologically for this. Do you think about winning and then struggle to adapt if you ship four tries in the first fifteen minutes? Or prepare for the worst and be prepared to keep going for the 80... but by admitting defeat in the first place, you’re de-energised.

The dignity we could salvage comes from not turning on each other, imo... or limiting it at least. This path has been paved almost exclusively with good intentions, and there’s nowt to be gained from metaphorical bloodletting. And there’s a pride to had in doing your best even in adversity. I sometimes think about those lads that turned out for West Wales week after week - that was hugely admirable in a way. Much more than my refusal to watch this game live/at all! Although, note to Rovers, that isn’t an appeal to sign them en masse for 2021.


Give over, it’s been chucking it down all day, a great leveller, as they used to say.
Re: The Derby Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:43 pm  
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Nope, we really are that rubbish that we could play it on a Tough Mudder pitch and still ship eighty.

I think Smith's experiment to see if we could play surprise attacking rugby was a good idea, unfortunately, we've shown that we're as shizzle at that as when we just stuck to being boring and terrible.

Luckily, we've stayed consistently awful at defending so no disappointment there.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.

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