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how do you feel when you don't go to a match, which you could have got to ....

and the team win /lose /draw

on saturday i prolly could have gotten to the game at a push but took the peaceful option of not desserting the family and stayed at home sorting out fireworks and chuffing around with the kids
i find defeats easier to take when i'm there (wibble) so part of me was glad i hadn't gone and part of me was gutted as well (crackers)

reading people on the millwall thread saying you'll be gutted if you don't go and we win , is that really true i mean if you're not there would you rather we didn't win ... surely not

i remember years ago missing newcastle away and thinking good decision when we were 3 down and then we went on to win 3-4 courtesy of mr pardews last minute winner i was well pleased but there was a tinge of i wish i could have been there , so i suppose that is what people mean

foook me that was boring , how do people write those long winded articles out

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    .... reading people on the millwall thread saying you'll be gutted if you don't go and we win , is that really true i mean if you're not there would you rather we didn't win ... surely not

    That's not what is being said ... I would be pissed off to miss it if I wasn't there ... I would NOT want us to lose
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    edited November 2012
    I don't think that is what is being meant

    Someone is just mearly stating they would be gutted to miss the victory not that they would want us to lose if they are not there
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    I'd rather not go and win, than go and lose.

    Glad I didn't go Saturday, but going tomorrow, and will surely regret it by 10pm!
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    I start work at 5am and finish at 1pm on Tuesday, and then I'm back in at midnight. Head is telling me to stay in, sleep and go to work, especially after Saturday. But my heart is saying sleep when I get in for a few hours, go to Charlton and then go straight to work afterwards. I can't miss a game!
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    Would never ever not want us to win, especially at the scum, but would be heartbroken to miss it (which I won't be doing this time around anyway).

    Only exception I can think of is I didn't actually want us to win at Carlisle last year, as I was away on a stag and didn't want to miss out on being there when we clinched promotion, and clearly as that was inevitable by that point anyway I just wanted it to be delayed for a week. I was still buzzing that night though.
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    Every away game we win and I miss, I kick myself for not going.

    Though I think that comes from years of going to away defeats more than anything else.
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    I'd rather not go and win, than go and lose.

    This!
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    I'd rather not go and win, than go and lose.

    Glad I didn't go Saturday, but going tomorrow, and will surely regret it by 10pm!

    Getting stuffed 3-0 at some far flung place on a wet Tuesday night in November is what supporting a Club like Charlton is all about.

    It's character building.
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    I'd rather be there win, lose or draw. Nothing beats being at Football on a Saturday afternoon. Probably half the reason why I don't get too down in the dumps if we lose like we did on Saturday.

    I wonder how many people wish they had got themselves up to Carlisle last season after whining about how tough a game it was going to be and how long the journey was.
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    Would never ever not want us to win, especially at the scum, but would be heartbroken to miss it (which I won't be doing this time around anyway).

    Only exception I can think of is I didn't actually want us to win at Carlisle last year, as I was away on a stag and didn't want to miss out on being there when we clinched promotion, and clearly as that was inevitable by that point anyway I just wanted it to be delayed for a week. I was still buzzing that night though.

    Agreed, I didn't go to to Carlisle, as I didn't expect we'd clinch promotion that day (but Sheff Utd had their end of season slump instead), but would do so at home or at Preston (which I did go to). Very selfish of the players :-)
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    Addickted said:

    I'd rather not go and win, than go and lose.

    Glad I didn't go Saturday, but going tomorrow, and will surely regret it by 10pm!

    Getting stuffed 3-0 at some far flung place on a wet Tuesday night in November is what supporting a Club like Charlton is all about.

    It's character building.
    For a few seasons a while back I went to almost every mid week league away game. Not always bad results thankfully, but there were some shockers. My boss at the time thought i was a bit mental leaving work on a Tue or Wed at lunchtime to pick up my dads car from canary wharf and head up the M1.... then back in work the next morning looking miserable and very tired.
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    Home to Blackburn in the Cup 1994. The Valley still held only 8400 - tickets like hen's teeth. Told my mate I had to work (true) and could not get back in time for the match (not true) and gave him my ticket - no way he could get one otherwise.

    Very strange feeling walking up Harvey Gardens while the match was on.
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    I did it the other way round for the Middlesbrough match.

    Made every effort to get to a game I could (some might say should) easily have ducked as I was the best part of 200 miles away with my baby grandson.

    However we drove home, arriving in the small hours of Saturday morning, and I went to the match with the lucky charm who has now become the unlucky charm for two consecutive home matches!

    I probably subconsciously knew that by making an effort to get there I was putting the mockers on a decent result!

    Sorry about that!
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    I'm still gutted I missed peterborough 5-1 win because I was annoyed by the Brighton defeat!
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    Chelsea league cup victory won on pens. Was looking for rooms and could not make it. Managed to watch highlights without finding out score. To this day I'm GUTTED I missed it, and the places I looked for that night were a waste of time.
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    vowed never to go to millwall after the 2-2 match late 80's.
    on balance, a decision i haven't regretted. listened to the 'morts in the snow' match on a walkman, wandering the streets as couldn't face being with people after getting the early lead.
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    I'm starting to find defeats of big games when i am there in person very hard to take, and turning into an incredibly bad loser.

    If i am not at the game, like on Saturday when i had a wedding, i find it very very easy to brush off. Which may explain when in defeat, if you look at the post-match threads why the ex-pats are normally a lot more calm and measured than those at the game.
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    I'm still gutted I missed peterborough 5-1 win because I was annoyed by the Brighton defeat!

    Me too, that's the last one I've regretted missing.
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    There are reasons people can't go to games- financial and family being big ones and I'll never criticise people under those circumstances - but others who call themselves fans should make th eeffort if they can. I thought 17K was disapointing on Staurday and hopefully we will have a respectable turn out on Tuesday.
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    There are reasons people can't go to games- financial and family being big ones and I'll never criticise people under those circumstances - but others who call themselves fans should make th eeffort if they can. I thought 17K was disapointing on Staurday and hopefully we will have a respectable turn out on Tuesday.

    It'll be worse. Midweek game, fewer away fans (Boro took a surprising number). Oh and 4-1 defeat...
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    I'm starting to find defeats of big games when i am there in person very hard to take, and turning into an incredibly bad loser.

    If i am not at the game, like on Saturday when i had a wedding, i find it very very easy to brush off. Which may explain when in defeat, if you look at the post-match threads why the ex-pats are normally a lot more calm and measured than those at the game.

    This. I missed Parkinson's last game in charge against Swindon just under 2 years ago due to work, and some of the people who went to the game or watched it on Sky, were going potty at how poor we were. As i didn't see it, i just let it go, but after Saturday i'm still fuming after witnessing that defeat. Normally i can let it go, until the following morning. This one i can't shake off. Hopefully, a vast improvement will be seen tomorrow night.

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    I was on holiday and missed Saturday's game-within an hour or two, I'd accepted the defeat and moved on to my next beer. If I had been at the game, it would have ruined my weekend.

    I shouldn't admit this but I felt pretty low after promotion at Carlisle last season. Like an earlier poster I had bought a Preston ticket thinking we'd win promotion there or the week before at Wycombe. We were inevitably going up so I was gutted it happened at a game I didn't attend.
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