- Dec 9, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Aston Villa Traralgon Football Club
No offence to your mate, but he’s a ******** if he doesn’t realise factually we won the third most games of any club in the last decade. Only Hawks and Cats have won more. It’s a golden period for the club. And if he can’t enjoy it then go do something else. I’m nearly 47. I’ve seen 3 flags and one loss in my lifetime. I have also endured that 37 year period. I reckon i am pretty qualified to have an opinion on him when i say harden the fu** up, get a beer, and enjoy it.I have a mate who, despite his very best of intentions, has a dark heart when it comes to the Tigers.
His heart is black at the best of times but when it comes to the Tigers his memories pre 2017 continue to overcome his view of this juggernaut of our team.
His prediction for the Doggies game?
“They will pump us”
It’s a pretty weak side we’ve picked”
I told him that I thought we’d win - that the “bogey side” angle was overplayed given most games were pretty close except for last year and that they’re a pretty flaky side.
We, on the other hand, are super reliable when it matters and last night it mattered.
My response was some hard love
“You’re probably going to hate this but I reckon you’re dark heart is interfering in the joy.
The facts are this:-
We are in the middle of the best era you are going to see ... probably in your lifetime.
The team have earnt the right to be admired and for us to be optimistic as to what they can achieve.
Even if it doesn’t happen.
I’d rather work back from their best than worry about their worst.
I leave the negative sh*t to the media.
Your worry is about losing, mine is looking forward to how we can win.
I’ll take being wrong with that attitude than being affirmed for being right if we lose.
It’s the whole point of following a footy team and I’ve been waiting nearly 40 years for it.”
what are your thoughts?
Is he right, was I too harsh or
Should he wake TF up and start enjoying the era each week?