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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « on: January 17, 2006, 09:54 AM »
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this is just my opinion so please please please, dont take this personally, anyone of you guys coz i luv u all so much!! so if it sound slike im having 'a go' or 'a bit of a benny' please dont take it the wrong way. im not intending that at all...

but...
 i think we should lay off a bit. you heard what he said in the conference and hes absolutely right. chela is 20 places above him and he needs time to learn without all this pressure he may be getting- whether its from fans or the media.

i know none of us intend to do it at all. all we do is support- but maybe that amount of support we give could be interpreted as pressure. if it is true that andy reads this board, so god help him with all us crazy dudes!!, it cant be easy for him. seeing us all get our hopes up for him and feel like hes expected to win when, inevitably, it's going to be a difficult, VERY difficult match to get through.

i dunno about anyone else, but i feel really bad. i want to support him like everyone else and i dunno, in some ways motivate andy to do well- which i know is what everyone wishes to do on here.

he just needs us all to give him a bit of a break and deal with this on his own and with his coach and family and not carry the expectations that britain so cruely hold on him.

Just an opinion... please dont hurt me...!
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006, 10:29 AM »
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I see what your saying, and saying the support on here might be seen as pressure on Andy, but I think that would mean everyone wanting Andy to win all the time and play brilliantly and people on here arn't like that.  Yeah we are disappointed he lost but it was the way he lost, he could have played better but he didn't need to win.  I'm sure everyone is thinking "When is he playing next?" just so they (we) can watch him play because we enjoy watching his style of play.
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006, 10:38 AM »
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I agree that we all want him to do well, but you're right Amy. There is somewhere a balance to be struck between supporting a player and heaping pressure and expectation on them.

I think most here strike the right balance, we are looking forward to the next match and know he has much more to offer. I hope thqt doesn't count as pressure!!

I said in another thread  so sorry to be repeating myself, but we're in it for the long haul.

Hats off to the dedication of the insomniac tennis fans. Hope he's on somewhere next that will not involve middle of the night tennis!!!
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006, 12:37 PM »
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I do totally get what you're saying Amy and its a very good point. We do need to strike a balance - but also it should be remembered that as fans it shouldn't matter whether he wins or loses - we'll support him either way Smile
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006, 12:54 PM »
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Andy does indeed read this board and its easy to forget that some of our really optimistic comments are read. It's just hard when we know what he is capable of, we want him to play every tounament like he did in Bangkok.
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006, 01:04 PM »
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altho i get the point anys making i dont think our comments are what andy was referring to.obv we get carried away but i would have thought he would realise this was just enthusiastic fans and its the popular madia hes actually referring to who hype him up but then tear him down when he loses and i think its more the huge shift in their reporting on him thats the problem.i do think generally here we would hype him up but theres not really any negativity when he loses (apart from certain ppl) and so its not really as bad
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006, 03:00 PM »
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Completey agree with Iain and others. We aren't nasty, he knows he played crap last night.

I really think he would hate it if we fawned over his every move. He's far too realistic for that. I personally value an honest appraisal on stuff I do, rather than us thinking everything is wonderful.

Amy, if a player cant take criticism, then they shouldn't be in the game.

But I do value your opinions, and am certainly not having a go.  hug


We could do without a certain person's "opinions" though. Rolling Eyes
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #7 on: January 17, 2006, 04:05 PM »
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I don't feel as if the media have put pressure on andy. The press have being well balance and they have said some good things. They have been very constructive and fair, unlike in henman's case over the years. I think the media are begining to learn from their mistakes.

Yes I agree, we do get carried away, but it's only because we want to motivate him to do well, we have seen what he is capable of. I didn't see the match but was andy animated, did he get fired up, was he shouting come on, geting pumped up. These elements made a big difference to the outcome of his matches last year. It is evident from what I have seen so far that they have completely gone WHY? Why not not stick to a winning formula that worked so effectively and was so refreshing. It painted a try and honest picture of andy and that is why we fell in love with his formiditable attitude. At present his image has become contrived. It needs to change for the health of his game. This my opinion, I don't mean to upset you andy in any way, thats the last thing. I want to do. I have Never been one for beating around the bush and I am not going to change now.

Richie c xxx  Wink
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #8 on: January 17, 2006, 04:18 PM »
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I understand Amy and you didn't come off insulting or something.
I do think that our comments are optimistic but also very encouraging for him. He knows that we believe in him and I do think he understands that we don't mind if he loses, we will always be right behind him to say it very nice Wink to catch him if he falls. I just hope he knows we will never stop being a fan because he disappointed us by losing  no
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #9 on: January 17, 2006, 05:01 PM »
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I don't think we have put any pressure on Andy.  We gave predictions for his match, some thought he would win, others thought he would lose.  what's wrong with that?  Every player has a bad day and today was andy's.  i agree with a lot of what richie said, evertything I have read in the press has been positive.
I will still support him, no matter if he wins or loses.
At the end of the day, a player ranked 62, playing in the Aus Open for the first time, who is only 18, lost to an experienced competitor ranked 51, who had never lost in the 1st round at the venue.  Chela has had some great wins, so he is a force to be reckoned with.
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #10 on: January 17, 2006, 09:12 PM »
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I agree with Hullahoop.  =D>

Although i didn't watch the match.. im understanding Andy definitly didn't play with the power and precision that he usually displays on court.
Some of us may have been a bit to optimistic and it might have come of as "pressure" but i do think that since this is 100% fan site, no one means any harm.
When typing it's sometimes hard (well that's what i find..) to express what you're really trying to say.
We're all going to carry on supporting Andy... even through worst times. And yes, we have no say or we can't get involved at a personal baisis so at the end of the day all these comments may be ignored, but i do think that everything anyone says here... is all ment as a positive way.  goodjob And even if Andy wins, or completly mucks up.. the true fans will always stick! Smile
It might be intepreted as pressure... but i think it only applies to the "rest" of Britian who aren't actually fans. The people who decide to think Andy will become number 1 after this years Wimbledon, either don't understand or don't realise what they're actually saying.  no
Not saying that they shouldn't express their opinion... but as we all know, Tim didn't find it easy, so i doubt Andy will find it any easier - especially at this age!!
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #11 on: January 17, 2006, 09:23 PM »
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Wow - fantastic speech there Julia  Wink  =D>  goodjob

And i agree with everything you say goodjob
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #12 on: January 17, 2006, 09:28 PM »
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upfunny Tried not to get to carried away Rolling Eyes

Haven't been on here all day.. and so much to read, with all this "dissapointment"  Crying or Very sad
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #13 on: January 17, 2006, 10:14 PM »
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yeah posts fair pile up on here quickly now.if uve been away for more than a day its practically impossible to catch up
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'Great Expectations' by 'Amy' « Reply #14 on: January 17, 2006, 10:17 PM »
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When I come home from school I seem to be on here for an hour, trying to read what everyone has said.
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