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East Green I 83

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After today's game, and looking back over the previous 800 or so I have attended, I asked myself that question (again!!) ....WHY?
Aren't hobbies/pastimes etc meant to be enjoyable/fulfilling/rewarding etc etc?
After most matches I leave RH with a banging headache, sore throat, and an overall feeling of frustration!
So really, why do we do it?
 
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East Green I 83

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Messages
140
And as is generally accepted, drugs are bad for your health.....And drugs are meant to give you a "high"? I reckon I have experienced a lot more "lows"!! .......Like most of us though I keep going back for more. So why?
 

OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
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48,102
Location
Benfleet
Because the highs make you forget the lows, and we've had some incredible highs in the last 3 years...Wembley - twice, promotion.
 

manor15

Super Moderator⭐
Staff member
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8,312
And as is generally accepted, drugs are bad for your health.....And drugs are meant to give you a "high"? I reckon I have experienced a lot more "lows"!! .......Like most of us though I keep going back for more. So why?
If you're still asking why after 23rd May 2015 then I don't think you'll ever understand.
 

East Green I 83

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Fair point. I obviously remember that:smile: Just that those "highs" are so far and few between it is a miracle that we all keep perservering ....but we do.
 

RHB

Super Moderator ⭐
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I think the answer is probably in your user name. Make the short trip over to the West Stand. Headaches and sore throats are optional there. Frustration tends to be universal wherever you sit. Seriously, I haven't a clue why we keep going until I watch things like Lenny's second half surge forward, or McGlashan skinning full backs, or Woody slamming home a goal and me leaping upwards as a result. It's instinctive I guess. Oh, and were else could I see 1800 miserable Millwall faithful leaving before the end of a thumping, and that's just this season.
 

delr

First XI⭐
Joined
May 18, 2008
Messages
470
football/booze/fags/women(or men) = LIFE - great innit :smile:
 

Ex-Member1

New member
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Nov 24, 2007
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0
The incredible highs, joy and excitement I have felt over 58 years of supporting our beloved team far, far outweigh the lows. Like a stick of rock, the name of our team runs through my body. Nothing will ever change that. COYBB
 

Lord Football

Blues on Tour
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Dec 18, 2004
Messages
3,532
Location
Sunny Southend on Sea
We do it to ourselves for the 122nd Wembley goal, Freddy v Man Utd, Benjy at Bury. Those moments that don't come around often, not even once a season, that make it worth it.

If those things happened all the time we wouldn't appreciate them. They just become the norm. We become Man United or Arsenal or something.
 

ace

First XI
Joined
Sep 27, 2005
Messages
434
Its real like life. Mostly dull, often crap, but with occasional moments of ecstasy. If you want something untouchable, remote and obscene, look at following the Premiersh!te.
 

Gt Yarmouth Shrimper

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Because the highs make you forget the lows, and we've had some incredible highs in the last 3 years...Wembley - twice, promotion.

Good point and the highs we have experienced in the last 13 years are the envy of many a football supporter up and down the land.
 

Massimo Giovanni

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Location
Siena
Football should be a passion, it is for me, without passion we are automatons?
The pint and chat before kick off - home and away. The choice of team selection, the chap chatter on us and them. The rumours, gossip, slander, humour. The highs and lows, success and disappointment.
Post match dissection. Getting hot (occassionally), cold, and wet. Keeping calm when it is kicking off, ignoring the numpty just down the stand, suffering the power crazed stewards, interpreting the loud speaker blurb.
A home win is very good but AN away win, against the odds on a hell frozen over day "Up North" etc is always, always a triumph to recall. Tickets for Rochdale? I will be there!
 

lombard

Youth Team
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Messages
349
Perhaps Uncle Ron had a headache,how to try and balance the books,and flabbergast the council !!!
 
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