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offline pabird

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Interesting not going to the game at Grays this week-end and having to read reports instead
To fully catch-up on events I turned to both forums
Now I know this is swimming against the tide but do you think we should consider the following:

1. Essex sides have considerably more local grudge matches by far than other sides in non-league anywhere

2. Local grudge matches can very often "go against the form book"
3. Local grudge matches accumalate more injuries than other games

Even sides struggling against relegation turn it on for the hated CIFC

Should we therefore as the leading Essex team outside of the conference consider a new line of approach
Why not be every ones friend and stop rising to the knuckle scrapping on the floor jibes from toss pots who struggle to fill a camper van for away games
Why not simply ignore them until they turn on each other, As of course all stray dogs of uncertain birth do
As Merv would no doubt say turn the other cheek, Where as Merv had the face in mind the cheeks I refer to accompany a different orifice

Lets be so confident in our future we simply ignore lesser mortals but of course with good grace??

offline CANV EFM

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thats sounds very reasonable.. but obviously you dont include basilricay or grays in that?? ;-)

offline Merv

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One thing is for certain, the more you rise to the jibes of these cretins, the more they keep coming back for more. In the end I think we do ourselves a dis-service by eventually, dragging ourselves down to their level.

I like pabird's idea of ignoring them. In other words, being aloof, rising above it all and taking the moral high ground. In the short term we might get slagged off somewhat, but in the end we will have shown everybody that we are an intelligent outfit, too clever to rise to their cheap insults. We'll let our team do the talking, out on the pitch. In the meantime, our discussion board will be just that, a board where quality and meaningful discussion takes place on a range of subjects all centred around our team.

offline pabird

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Basilricay at present are too interested in study of their knuckle marks in the sand and which sand pile they are to move those knuckle prints to

Grays of course are intent on showing they are not following in the footprints of a rather famous other Ryman premier Essex (succesful) side

It is possible Canv that simply ignoring the lower sections of the food chain could mean eventually they will turn on each other

offline Guest__*

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Sorry pabird but the whole point of football is a competition us against them and all that. Oh and buy the way I think tonights echo soums it up. Why did they even bother turning up. The only sign that they were at home was they provided nearly half the supporters and you could smell the sh^^ coming down from the ghetto above our heads.

offline The Great Eckscape

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Actions speak louder than words, and no Grays fan can slag us off without a fit of laughter erupting around the island. When the going gets tough, the tough get winning!

offline Cressing Toad

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For the moderator, I made a post for a thread this arvo, was it deleted for any reason?

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