Dont think Im alone on here as a poster who takes part competitively in sport on a regular basis ?
I do -Bo as well and Im sure many others
Ok -these days with me its the gentle side of table tennis --but cant go onto the table with a "well its a night out !" approach
And my team mates -fortunately- are the same or else Id feel disgruntled
Last season we got promoted "back" into Div 2 and though we KNOW darn well its above our standard - we still go out to compete ever game
The games we know we should win --we try to win easily to allow some "cushion "! against the "top" teams
The games that will be nip and tuck we work hard to take the spoils
The reajjy hard games -we still try our damndest
Bottom line -they all matter
We know there are teams that ARE better but we cant just lie down
But whilst we still enjoy playing we are well aware that our ages (all of us senior years) are a highly limiting factor and after hard matches we all "ache like hell" the morning after and puff and blow during the course of the game --but thats sport IMO
If its not for fun and a league -what is the point of discounting games
The very unpredictability of sport means youll win games you really ought not and vice versa
But if the max effort is put in --you cant have any self criticism other than you were off on the day
Thats what I think upsets such as Bo Jools DL and moi
I come free !!
But people (and times can be hard ) are spending their hard earned cash to watch lack lustre performances like last week (KD a fair amount!!!) from individuals who get paid "anyway" by their contract agreements
With performances similar to that at work Id have been sacked!
And ........... if its on "instructions" .........it really beggars belief
If yer picked --get yer kit on .....and go out there to do THE JOB !!