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cunninglinguist Posted on 12/10/2018 05:39
The psychology of coping with a loss.
Fortunately, it was only a football match.

I knew it was going to happen but I was still gutted. Immediately the game finished, I turned the screen off to the game and turned my thoughts to the forum. I wasn't in the mood to blame anyone. I saw it exactly for what had happened. We were beaten by the better team, on the day.
Gillingham aren't a better side than us. That's not arrogance, just a statement of fact but it hurt that they had given us a football lesson on our own patch.
I can no longer smirk and say that Pompey are unbeaten, this season. We are still top of the league but part of our swagger has gone. We can be beaten, even by the lowliest of sides.
I assume the players have gone through the same emotions, this week. I hope their pride is as hurt as mine is. I want them to feel as determined not to let that happen again. We are Top Of The League and we deserve to be there. I want Pompey to grind Wimbledon into the dirt and show the minnows that they are facing the deserved league leaders.

We face another side that had the temerity to beat us on our own patch, this season. It wasn't in the league but it still counts.

Players and supporters up for it? You betcha! It's another week!!!!

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stayinupforever Posted on 12/10/2018 07:48

The psychology of coping with a loss.

I've only seen the swagger at Peterborough.
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exgaffer Posted on 12/10/2018 08:06

The psychology of coping with a loss.

‘Coping with a loss’, nobody died ffs.

Supporting Pompey for over 5 decades prepares you very well to cope with a loss believe me [:D][:D][:D].

As for the swagger, we haven’t been totally convincing so far this season, we have been quite resilient though.

I fancy us to win at Wimbledon.
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cunninglinguist Posted on 12/10/2018 08:31

The psychology of coping with a loss.

'Coping with a loss’, nobody died ffs.

I think I covered that with my first line.

As usual, you can't quite see past the headline.
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Bluenote Posted on 12/10/2018 10:10

The psychology of coping with a loss.

Pompey have been outplayed by three lowly teams so far this season so the jury is still out on how good the squad is. Still only a quarter way through though.
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blueshark Posted on 12/10/2018 10:36

The psychology of coping with a loss.

I wouldn't say outplayed, that's way ott imho. What I would say is that in all 3 of those games we've started slowly. That just invites the opposition to have a go & gives them confidence. Whether its down to attitude from our team thinking all they have to do is turn up to win I don't know. But you'd hope its something that KJ focuses on & puts an end to.
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exgaffer Posted on 12/10/2018 10:47

The psychology of coping with a loss.

Ha ha ha, I can see past headlines very easily thanks.

This isn’t a newspaper ffs, it’s a message board,

If you just toned down the drama queen subject lines you wouldn’t get sarcastic replies would you? [:D][:D][:D]
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TAFKAGDR Posted on 12/10/2018 10:55

The psychology of coping with a loss.

I self harm when we lose.
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cunninglinguist Posted on 12/10/2018 11:23

The psychology of coping with a loss.

Did you believe that the NHS were going to get all that cash that would supposedly be saved by Brexit, Gaffer?
I suppose you thought immigration would stop too.

Christmas is coming soon.

Now, what other headlines can we dream up, for Gaffer?
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Nguyen_Sinh_Cung Posted on 12/10/2018 12:10

The psychology of coping with a loss.

Thankfully the Samaritans pulled me from the brink..

I see your attempt at some sort of Churchillian rallying call but using "you betcha" has pretty much fcckking destroyed it for me.

3-0 to The Dons
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Prozac Posted on 13/10/2018 12:35

The psychology of coping with a loss.

A good post cunning and one echoed by a few even on here no doubt.
Maybe in the five decades of supporting Pompey you have not developed that affinity that others have gaffer. That or your hide is that bit ‘rougher and tougher’ over the time.
Still, as ever your posts always come over with that gaffer twang of lack of empathy.
FWIW my weekends are always that much better with a win, the cats at least don’t get a kicking!

Back to today. There is an added interest to see if we can bounce back and shrug off a loss.
I personally think we are set up to play better away from home than at fratton. A couple of tweaks are needed at home and given that we are at least a play off side.
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exgaffer Posted on 13/10/2018 17:26

The psychology of coping with a loss.

‘Not developed that affinity’, faf.

I have supported the team through thick and thin, spent loads of money trying to keep them afloat and spent hours hitching to watch them when I was skint. The first item on my yearly expenditure budget is a Pompey season ticket. If I can’t get to an away match I can’t listen to it on the radio as the tension is too great. I always wait until the final whistle, then check the score. I did that today and was obviously delighted with the result.

I think it’s just that age teaches you that the world doesn’t end with a defeat and, unless you support Real Madrid or some such team, you experience defeat often. When I was younger it used to ruin my weekend, in fact my whole week. I haven’t got time for that now [:D].

Anyway, great result chaps PUP.
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tricky_ricky_pfc Posted on 13/10/2018 17:48

The psychology of coping with a loss.

Nice result today, a late equaliser after the defeat last week could have fu.cked us up a bit, thankfully we held on.
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chrismilanman Posted on 13/10/2018 18:52

The psychology of coping with a loss.

Watched the game and Wimbledon were a sorry bunch, we should have been up 4-0 by half time and over the hills and far away.

But......we are Pompey an Evans miskick a tidy goal for them and its backs to the wall hoof ball in the wind and overall chicken mode for 15 minutes. But then the chaps bring the 3 points home. As my neutral next door neighour said that was a decent second half as he watched me mopping my brow.
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