Time for optimism as I can't countenance the alternative.
We are still top of the league with 13 games to go and I'm sticking to my prediction of 92 points. How we have managed to stay in this positon playing absolute s***e for months amazes me? Just shows how ordinary the other competiton is. Why can't we turn things around now? 29 points from a possible 39? Very achievable on early season form, nigh on impossible based on current form. The rot will stop this weekend and I wouldn't be surprised to see a central midfielder arrive on loan soon. Everyone's view or prediction on here could be right, that's the beauty of following the Wolves all these years. As we all know you can never predict what they are going to do next!! _____ From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:nswol...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Marcus Chantry Sent: Tuesday, 17 February 2009 4:16 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [NSWolves] Re: Where are you Steve? [sec=unclassified] Isn't it strange how earlier in the season when we were doing well almost everyone on this list was make predictions about where we would finish if we maintained the current form of averaging X points per game. But now that we're not doing so well, some people have tried to change the focus to look at the points that we have in the bank saying that everything is rosy because we have X points in the bag (mainly accumulated earlier in the season) and are ignoring the current form (ie average points per game) which was such an important harbinger only 2 months ago. Why is that so? _____ From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:nswol...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Nick Curtis Sent: Tuesday, 17 February 2009 3:45 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [NSWolves] Re: Where are you Steve? [sec=unclassified] We are third from bottom in current form based upon the last 8 games! _____ From: "Morris, Lee SGT" <lee.mor...@defence.gov.au> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Tuesday, 17 February, 2009 2:08:58 PM Subject: [NSWolves] Re: Where are you Steve? [sec=unclassified] On balance I'd say we are now one of the worst teams, we need to take into account that most of our points were accumulated in the first half of the season. Our recent form indicates that we are now bottom half of the table material and on a rapid decline. On current form we may just sneak into the playoffs, and what an anti climax that will be. Yes I've read the bit about our last nine games and if the results were spread out over the rest of the season...blah blah blah, that's just people (MM in particular) trying to lighten things. Its going to be a roller coaster finish, with the lead we had, it really shouldn't be. _____ From: email@example.com [mailto:nswol...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Steven Millward Sent: Tuesday, 17 February 2009 13:52 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [NSWolves] Re: Where are you Steve? We have a good chance of getting promoted. We are, I still believe, one of the best two teams in the division. On balance so far, we are the best team as we have scored the most points. If these last nine matches had been interspersed amongst the other games, we'd still be where we are, it's just that we wouldn't have convinced ourselves that we were going up without any difficulty. We might have been intermittently swapping places with Brum and Reading over the last four months. If that had happened we'd be very happy being top by now, and clear of third place. There is a lot of sceintific evidence that a person's long term average happiness cannot really be moved, even for people that are supremely successful or make a lot of money. Therefore, all happiness is measured relative to that long term average. I think in the case of football, the long term average is measured against the current season, and the season before. Being only a couple of points clear is worse than being seven points clear, so we are unhappy. If we had been seventh in the league two months ago, we'd be delighted with our position, wouldn't we? So just relax. It does however, seem to be a fact that wherever we are in the table you're never happy. If we were promoted by now, you'd be moaning that we had no chance of staying up. The key is to be grateful for where we are in the league, rather than being sad about where we could have been There are people who see the glass half empty, people who see it half full, and you, who sees it smashed on the floor with the contents making a permanent stain on the carpet and an enduring fear of getting shards of glass in your feet when you walk over it. And what a waste of money it was smashing the glass. Oh my! 2009/2/17 Marcus Chantry <marcus.chan...@macquarie.com> Where are you Steve? We are missing your optimism during this dire period of form. We need answers to what is going on. How did your investigations go into the clumpiness of MM? Are we about to see a reversal of form? _____ Sent: Monday, 9 February 2009 4:08 On Behalf Of Steven Millward I still think we are the first or second best team in the league. Better than Brum but perhaps not better than Reading I have faith that we'll average out over the season at a high enough level to get promoted. I'm wondering if Mick is indeed statistically more clumpy as a Wolves manager or we just despair about poor runs of form. I might investigate. The information contained in this email is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not disclose or use the information in this email in any way and should destroy any copies. Macquarie does not guarantee the integrity of any emails or attached files. The views or opinions expressed are the author's own and may not reflect the views or opinions of Macquarie. _____ Make Yahoo!7 your homepage and win a trip to the Quiksilver Pro. Find out more <http://au.rd.yahoo.com/homepage/mailtagline/*http:/au.docs.yahoo.com/homepa geset/?p1=other&p2=au&p3=tagline> .<BR --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ Pig's pudding - it's a mon's dinner aer kid -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---