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53 years ive been alive
#1
England and Albion got to 3 finals before i was 5 and knew nothing about football.Since then i think 8 semi finals and lost every bloody one.I sat through the second half last night thinking i really dont like football very much.It genuinely made me feel ill cause i knew what was coming.
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(07-12-2018, 08:07 AM)Jezstatham Wrote: England and Albion got to 3 finals before i was 5 and knew nothing about football.Since then i think 8 semi finals and lost every bloody one.I sat through the second half last night thinking i really dont like football very much.It genuinely made me feel ill cause i knew what was coming.

Me too Jez. Same age and same tale of woe!
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#3
The highs and lows of football. Imagine if we were born in Bavaria and supported Germany and Munich? Tons of success but I bet the lows (losing finals or getting knocked out when you expect to win) still hurt. Here's hoping for a good season with the Albion - I did at least see them win at Wembley under Ossie and win the championship trophy under Mowbray but being of a similar vintage to ye have had plenty of lows!
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#4
Just a little bit younger lads (50 this year) but there is a inevitability about it all. Because getting to the final was the goal, the losing in the semi to a team we could have beaten was always the way it would end. I was quite accepting at the end probably because of all the nearly moments - I actually got more emotional after the Sweden game when I allowed that "maybe this could happen" to slip into the mentality.
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#5
We lost to qpr at wembley in67 i forgot so thats 4 before i was 5 years old.But ive just remembered we did get to the final of the tennant caledonian cup in 1978 and won .However it was only a 4 team tournament!!
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#6
Pretty much the same for me, my dad took me to every round in 68 except the final !! (lads only booze trip from the hollybush in Smethwick) so I feel your pain but a little bit of me thinks ain’t this why we love our team and the game of football? Years ago many teams could possibly win a trophy now it’s such a small minority for reasons we all know, we just gotta keep on keeping on ay we
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#7
In my lifetime it’s four semi finals Albion and England put together (not counting playoffs).
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(07-12-2018, 08:24 AM)baggy1 Wrote: Just a little bit younger lads (50 this year) but there is a inevitability about it all. Because getting to the final was the goal, the losing in the semi to a team we could have beaten was always the way it would end. I was quite accepting at the end probably because of all the nearly moments - I actually got more emotional after the Sweden game when I allowed that "maybe this could happen" to slip into the mentality.

Similar age, and I'm fed up of always losing semis.

Ok so I've seen a few promotions, but nothing major. I'm beginning to think I will never see West Brom or England win anything in my lifetime. This is what makes West Brom's recent attitude to cups so galling.
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(07-12-2018, 09:31 AM)Kit Kat chunky Wrote:
(07-12-2018, 08:24 AM)baggy1 Wrote: Just a little bit younger lads (50 this year) but there is a inevitability about it all. Because getting to the final was the goal, the losing in the semi to a team we could have beaten was always the way it would end. I was quite accepting at the end probably because of all the nearly moments - I actually got more emotional after the Sweden game when I allowed that "maybe this could happen" to slip into the mentality.

Similar age, and I'm fed up of always losing semis.

I have some little blue pills that tend to do the trick for me if you'd like some.
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#10
Yes me too - 54 any time soon and i felt sure last night would be the night the semi final jinx would be broken. Not a cup I know, but at least we beat Wo1ves5 in the Play Off semi ! Last night felt nothing like the journety back from Highbury though - don't recall speaking the whole way back Sad
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