Your team has been under the cosh for the last fifteen minutes. Barely able to get out of your own half. Waves and waves of attacks, thwarted by last ditch tackles and fingertip saves. When you do get possession it goes straight back to them. Relentless pressure.

Then it happens.

Your big ugly number 5 puts in a crunching tackle. The ball spills to your cultured number 4, who plays an exquisite pass, releasing your left winger. The number 11 sprints past two of the opposition, clear space opening up. Another jink and an amazing cross-field ball to pick out your right winger. Their left back closes in, but the winger takes it outside, looks up, and sprays in the cross.

And totally overhits it, as it goes out for a throw in on the left hand side.

What, as a fan, is your reaction?

Screaming "what the hell was that" or a quick clap of encouragement as you're finally out of your own half?

Take action: Positivity makes a huge difference. Try to keep the negative stuff out of it.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England