Just a light examination how one game can be viewed so differently by every person.
After watching the Watford game on Monday, I wrote my report for this wonderful VitalBrighton 🙂 and was very happy with what I had written.
Later that day I phoned my dad to discuss what he thought, I told him that I thought Brighton had played well and expected him to agree, however he thought that the Albion played poorly and that Stephen Ward, was, I quote ‘absolute rubbish’.
I actually think Ward is getting better every game and did pretty well when faced with a Watford side very strong on their right hand side.
I made Ashley Barnes my man of the match, shared with Jake Forster-Caskey and I then read in comments on an Argus article that someone thought Barnes was useless; now I’m not saying my opinion is right but as I see it, that is my opinion and I thought Barnes had one of his best games for a long time.
What this goes to show is how everyone views a game differently and it makes me wonder why this is.
I think some of it is probably down to the personality of the person, ie optimistic/pessimistic and also down to personal bias to; such as someone who doesn’t like Ashley Barnes is probably loathe to say he had a good game.
I find it of endless interest listening to a group of people chatting post-match and hearing totally diverse opinions on the same event in the match.
If anyone can tell me why we all see a game differently kindly let me know as until then I will still be safe in the knowledge that I’m always right and everyone else is silly!