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14 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Did a quick Google search to confirm the abbreviation of the term and this thread from mid 2011 came up.  Practically premonish at the time.  I guess it was probably Watts being referred to, but it could also somewhat apply to the end result we achieved with Trengove although I'don't say it was more his foot and our medical team's management of it than the player himself being the dud.

Personally I managed to get through the bad years with a generally positive attitude having thought we were a sneaky chance of making finals in 2016, being moderately confident that we would beat Collingwood in 2017 and maintaining the faith most of 2018 (that Sydney loss shook me a bit), but still thinking we could knock of at least one of WC or GWS to finally play finals this year.  However, strangely I think I may be fighting off a late onset of MFCSS of late.

It's not really the Jessy leaving thing (disappointing in a way, but it is and I'm over it for now and getting May does help offset the loss to an extent), but more a feeling that as good as what we have built to this point is looking, there is still so much work to do and thateverything  could still fall apart badly from here.

Without google I am pleased you did the research that confirms the thoughts.

Also that you landed in the same ambivalent spot I am trying to avoid.

With the same basic premise I am prepared to still think that this might be the year it finally comes together for us.

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19 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

I tell u what mfcss people are there the ones u hate sitting next to at a game, and reading on this site, there the ones who only see negative even after a 10 goal win, there the ones who are never happy, there the ones who  actually prefer losing because they rather be right than happy, no not everything is right at the club, and not everything is wrong at the club, there are no  guarantees in life, all year most where saying everyone else is playing for second against Richmond. Everything is not as good as it seems and everything is not as bad as it seems, quite often its much worse.

I must have caught a different strain of MFCSS. I'm the eternal optimist (otherwsie known as the glass half full sort of guy) who goes to games in a positive frame of mind irrespective of when logic suggests otherwise. And even as an optimist, I still assume we'll find a way to stuff it up next year. 

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7 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I must have caught a different strain of MFCSS. I'm the eternal optimist (otherwsie known as the glass half full sort of guy) who goes to games in a positive frame of mind irrespective of when logic suggests otherwise. And even as an optimist, I still assume we'll find a way to stuff it up next year. 

You are not a true member of the MFCSS, there is always doubt there are no guarantees in life, I have mixed feeling at the start of every season, always hoping we play finals, always having a feeling that everything can fall apart. Since roos came to this club  it has improved every season. 

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On 4/30/2011 at 10:55 AM, rpfc said:

The syndrome is alive and well.

Does our history of failure have anything to do with the current admin and FD?

Do you 'just know' that Tom is going, Liam will pack up and go home, Jack will be dud, or this rebuild will not achieve a flag?

Do you believe the worst and then declare yourself proven right be a few awful quarters and 1 awful game?

Do you start a thread purporting the Syndrome to be rubbish after the awful game because the outlandish fears of the Supporters have just been proven to have merit?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you suffer from MFCSS.

Just flicking through the origins of MFCSS ... turns out rpfc fears were true with regard to a number of our players and the rebuild

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7 hours ago, Demons1858 said:

Just flicking through the origins of MFCSS ... turns out rpfc fears were true with regard to a number of our players and the rebuild

Well I was being somewhat facetious to skewer those that suffer from the most negative of thoughts based on one bad loss to Collingwood… might be familiar…

However, we have been a badly run club for so long that there is a rich history of failure to draw on. And it did all fall apart spectacularly 10 years ago.

Has little bearing on how we go now tho, and I think that is one of the main points I was trying to make when I coined the term MFCSS; history doesn’t have to repeat or rhyme. We don’t have to be prisoners of our own worst thoughts.

The other point that comes to mind is what President Roffey brings up - we are so worried about what could go wrong from our lofty heights that we don’t cheer with abandon as we are reaching those lofty heights until the last few minutes or until we are assured it can’t be taken from us (even spectacularly).

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On 4/30/2011 at 3:57 AM, Deestroy All said:

Well I believe I actually invented the term, correct me if I'm wrong.

It is always being misdiagnosed.

It's when we obviously have something good, the MFCSS sufferer will automatically build a defense mechanism for when this good thing is inevitably taken away.

Everything at MFC is too good to be true.

Eg.

Damn Liam Jurrah was exciting in his 3rd game, too bad he'll probably go back to the Northern Territory.

The ones that are just constantly negative or bagging us suffer from MFCMCS. MY Club Sucks.

And the always positive never critical ones are MFCCLS. But I believe that was cured at about 9 o'clock on Thursday night.

Mine was cured too but it will probably come back.

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