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Bad parenting confession

Post by HampshireRanger » Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:48 pm

So I have three boys, 17, 14, 11. All were introduced to Loftus Road whilst at an impressionable age. My dad was a QPR fan, and so was his. What could possibly go wrong?

11 year old, no interest in football (or any sport for that matter)
14 year old, Chelsea supporter
17 year old, West Ham (before they got decent) supporter

I apologise. I failed.

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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by 222gers » Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:03 pm

Parents eh ?
When George Gershwin's dad Moishe emigrated from Russia to America in the late 19th century, the family had a relative already living in the US.
Moishe's dad wrote the bloke's name and address on a piece of paper and told Moishe to put it in the rim of his hat for safekeeping.
Later, as the ship neared the US and the Statue of Liberty hove into view, people started shouting excitedly “Look, look, it's the Statue of Liberty !”
Moishe ran up to the deck to have a look and his hat blew off.
Didn't stop him from fathering the greatest composer of the 20th century.
Not a lot of people know that.

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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by Systemsguy » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:19 pm

Really..... I have a guilty conscience making my son a fan....

The Ollie return was a hard time to get him to come....

His one regret was not seeing Adel in his pomp at an older age (he was 7 during 10/11)

He loves Charlie and his return during lockdown gave back to him his love for the club ....
2022/2023.... Keep Calm, no matter the season, we'll follow our team.....

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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by bigbobb » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:45 pm

Producing a Chelsea fan is just about unforgiveable but hindsight is a marvellous thing as I suppose too late for drowning at birth :wink:

Both my (now adult) kids were told if they didn't want to follow football that was fine - however if they were going to follow a team then there was no choice...

I always remember my daughter saying to me after one defeat "you know I could have been quite happy just following Liverpool like all my classmates and never knowing any better"...

I'm pleased to say that despite the moaning at times they do genuinely appreciate the good and bad times of supporting a team like QPR.

I was talking to my Chelsea season ticket holding Nephew-In-Law last week and he actually said that football is just not as much fun now when they are expected to win every game - I guess not such a sense of achievement when they can just go and buy players as needed.
This time we'll get it right - just believe! :wink:

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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by StevenageRanger » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:23 am

HampshireRanger wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:48 pm
So I have three boys, 17, 14, 11. All were introduced to Loftus Road whilst at an impressionable age. My dad was a QPR fan, and so was his. What could possibly go wrong?

11 year old, no interest in football (or any sport for that matter)
14 year old, Chelsea supporter
17 year old, West Ham (before they got decent) supporter

I apologise. I failed.
2nd post in and you drop this on us!

I managed to get both of mine to be R's (18 and 13 now) There were times when the older one didnt mention he supported QPR at junior school but always went week in/week out. As he moved through Secondary he didnt care what others thought!! He did once ask why QPR (the link back is my great great Grandad) My dad was born Hammersmith so I said, Grandad was born and lived that way, he then said "Is Chelsea not near there so why not them" He soon learnt :)

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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by UxbridgeR » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:56 am

HampshireRanger wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:48 pm
So I have three boys, 17, 14, 11. All were introduced to Loftus Road whilst at an impressionable age. My dad was a QPR fan, and so was his. What could possibly go wrong?

11 year old, no interest in football (or any sport for that matter)
14 year old, Chelsea supporter
17 year old, West Ham (before they got decent) supporter

I apologise. I failed.
Normally the Chelsea bit would automatically trigger a 10 year ban from this board, but as it's only your second post, and given the obvious suffering involved for you personally, you may get an exemption on compassionate grounds. Shaky start though :wink:
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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by BiscuitRanger » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:11 pm

Respect for the confession... I guess we all have skeletons :)

There must be some psychological help for your 14 yo. Or is it just middle child syndrome?

I did want to suggest a paternity test, but maybe that's going a bit OTT... Absolutely no offense intended :wink:
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Re: Bad parenting confession

Post by BiscuitRanger » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:12 pm

222gers wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:03 pm
Parents eh ?
When George Gershwin's dad Moishe emigrated from Russia to America in the late 19th century, the family had a relative already living in the US.
Moishe's dad wrote the bloke's name and address on a piece of paper and told Moishe to put it in the rim of his hat for safekeeping.
Later, as the ship neared the US and the Statue of Liberty hove into view, people started shouting excitedly “Look, look, it's the Statue of Liberty !”
Moishe ran up to the deck to have a look and his hat blew off.
Didn't stop him from fathering the greatest composer of the 20th century.
Not a lot of people know that.
This is actually interesting... wanna join a pub quiz team :D
Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out.

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