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  • dsteer_lfc_68 dsteer_lfc_68 Feb 25, 2013 16:31 Flag

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    Colin, who's calling you and Ron non Liverpool supporters? I’m simply pointing out a difference of opinion when it comes to analysis of games, and pointing out that Ron needs imo to cheer up a bit as he really does seem to have difficultly seeing the bright side of things most of the time.

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    • David, I think most if not all of us on this board are true supporters of Liverpool beyond question, and even those who support other Clubs invariably have lots of interesting points to make. As for differences of opinion, I believe there can be as many different opinions as there are people in this World so I have no expectation that people will always agree with me. I'm always interested to read the posts, including the many which you have contributed over the past years, and confess that very occasionally I can find some common ground with you...but not very often 'cos your scripts can be so very long verbous and rambling at times that I often lose the thread of your arguement, (which could be my age). Although I can own up to being very depressed about LFCs mis-fortunes, particularly over the past 4 years or so, all is not total glum as you put it 'cos I can still raise a smile now and then. You may recall last year just before the season started Liverpool visited the USA to play in Boston, and you sent a number of messages on this board to Jason suggesting meeting up to watch the match together. I dont know if you managed to do this but I was minded at the time to post a message saying "Dont do it Jason! You wont enjoy the game at all 'cos Dave will never stop talking the whole 90 minutes".....it still gives me a chuckle. I can still see the brighter side of things, so keep up the good work!

    • Dave Ron and I have supported this club since before u and most others on this board were born and its simply that we are long enough in the tooth not to be BR Loyalists...I think neither Ron nor I are overly impressed with tici taca as a supposed reinvention of the game and prefer a bit more steel inthe side. Perhaps we prefer to risk a little of our possession and take a run at defenses and have our lads use their skills to take a man on before releasing the ball to a better positioned player.
      If u want to be happy-clappy BR to the bone fine but why suggest that people need to "cheer-up" just because they dont mirror your own incessant optimism...I know thats the American Way I lived there 17yrs and have a lot of family there so Im in no way anti American just that some of us oldsters are a deal more of the realist than some on this board.

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      • It’s funny how when an optimist calls out what he thinks is a pessimist he claims to be a realist and vice versa. For me I do see myself as an optimist, and not ashamed to be one. However I do try to temper that despite what some may think.

        Is BR the best thing since slice toast, I doubt it. Has he been perfect so far, far from it? Has he shown measurable progress, that I'd hope even a realist can see, I think so. Therefore unless one is a true pessimist I would think most who see things improving are more likely to think they'll keep getting better, rather than get worse. Maybe that is an optimist’s way of thinking, but I'd think many realists would currently see things the same way.

        I'm not sure this has anything to do with age, or how long someone has been a supporter. Personally I don't care how long someone has supported the club, although those who have been around a while usually through experience know that things in football go up and down, and great things don't happen overnight, but are built upon years of hard work.

        I don't expect everyone to see my point of view, in fact I put it out there so those who don't share my vantage point can see there is always more than one way of looking at things. However when certain posters seem almost exclusively point out the negatives I do wonder. Not if they are a supporter or not, but why it is they can never see the sunshine.