Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
According to the Kubler-Ross model, there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Although you don't have to go through them in order (and can 'relapse'), I reckon I might already be at acceptance.
It's a common emotion among fans dealing (or faced) with relegation from the top flight that it'd be good to get out of this league, and although I'll be fervently hoping we stay up that will at least offer some succour.
We'll be going into one of Europe's most open and intriguing leagues, where you frequently can't predict if teams will go up or down. Obviously that could have negative ramifications for us but sod it, it's better than the majority of the last half-decade.
Like Puskas I'm quite enticed by some of the possible away trips. I've more or less given up paying £50 to watch us struggle but a change of division might drag me back. It's not a promise 'cos I've got other places to be (no SuperFan, me) but I can imagine trotting along to Brighton, Watford, Ipswich, Peterborough, Charlton, Palace, Millwall (or Miwwwaww as they seem to be known down here). Even places we've not been in a bit like Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.
Anything to get off this treadmill. Or is that Bargaining? Or Depression? Roll on Sunday and let's get the f*cking thing done with.
I suspect the giveaway will be in your gut-reaction on sunday afternoon...
if we win and then QPR lose - when the final whistle goes - do you yell "Get the feck in!!" and run screaming round the house/pub... or do you shake your head sadly and mutter.. "oh piss, another year in the premiership..."