WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Tomshardware 7:48 Mon Jan 13
Been through bad time lately with suffering with this. Dark thoughts as well. I know some posters on here suffer with this. Anyone come through the other side of this shit?

A number of posters have been yellow carded and told to stay off this thread unless they have anything constructive to add.This is a thread that has been very useful to so many, for any other posters with scores to settle, argue on another thread.
This thread is sacrosant.Thank you

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Mike Oxsaw 9:48 Sun Apr 14
Re: Anxiety/depression
I took redundancy in 1992 and kept myself busy for the first few months with my l4th year OU studies. Plan was to do one of those "round the world" trips after that but that never happened as I kind of drifted into supplying IT support for local businesses, which kept me occupied for a while.

To cut out all the babble, the only advice I'd offer to people considering retiring is "find something to to - even if it's rug making or tapestry" I retired twice and got tempted back into work because there was simply nothing to hold my interest and fill my day.

Strangely enough, now I've retired for the 3rd and final time I seem to have less time to do stuff than I ever had before, but I'm not complaining.

Moncurs Putting Iron 5:00 Fri Apr 12
Re: Anxiety/depression
Mr A,

Thanks for that honest share, that is my great fear that I take the parachute payment, jump and look for meaningful work like a charity or voluntary org but they dont want me :-)

There has been some meaningful movement in one area in last 24 hours after two months of being ghosted so WHO has solved the problem.

Mr Anon 3:27 Thu Apr 11
Re: Anxiety/depression

sorry to hear that, I stupidly took voluntary redundancy few years backing think will have a bit of travel then walk into another job, was a month before COVID! watching our account go down during lockdown and worrying about losing the house was easily the most stressful time of my life.

Hope you get it sorted soon and back to winding people up in no time

Moncurs Putting Iron 3:11 Thu Apr 11
Re: Anxiety/depression

Thanks fella, it will pass, I just need to keep things simple and keep in mind this will most likely end up as an opportunity.

My immediate goals are not to let them frustrate me enough that I tell them to 'Stick their corporate flag up their arse' before I collect the bonus and redundancy package'
and to have a couple of plans for onward employment that suit my life and my solvency needs :-)

New Jersey 4:10 Wed Apr 10
Re: Anxiety/depression
Hope it all goes alright for you MPI, you've always been a solid support for me and best wishes in getting back to being an annoying chipper little cunt!!

Moncurs Putting Iron 5:59 Tue Apr 9
Re: Anxiety/depression
Hi chaps,

Not been very WHO present due to work goings on around redundancy, with a with a long lead time and a doubled workload as a parting last quarter gift.

I have options which makes me extremely lucky but picking the right one or passing up something and regretting it, well lets just say I have been withdrawn, deep in thought and not my usual happy go lucky self recently.

I have support and will rise, but not able to give a lot.

Big love to you all, as usual, here's hoping I can get some resolution and go back to being the annoyingly chipper litle cunt you know and loathe :-)

panamahat 10:33 Fri Apr 5
Re: Anxiety/depression
Haven’t been on here for a bit , so sad to hear that New Jersey , all the best in how you cope with things mate X

chim chim cha boo 8:55 Fri Apr 5
Re: Anxiety/depression
I've just popped in to say hello and see how you're doing?

Hold steady chaps, it might not feel it but spring is just around the corner, you've made it this far through another shitty winter and hopefully things will improve with a bit of sun on our backs.

I sincerely wish you all the best.

Steady 3:51 Tue Mar 5
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New Jersey - your post really touched me. You’ll never meet me or likewise I’ll never probably ever get to speak to you, but sending lots of love your way, that must be the hardest thing ever to deal with.

fraser 2:57 Wed Feb 28
Re: Anxiety/depression
NJ - that's rough mate and you seem to be moving in the right direction which must take incredible strength..

All the best

charleyfarley 2:33 Wed Feb 28
Re: Anxiety/depression
As others have said NJ there are no rambles on here. So glad you have got some kind of support to help you. If there is anything we can help with please let us know

Westham67 1:37 Wed Feb 28
Re: Anxiety/depression
New Jersey 6:12 Tue Feb 20

I cannot imagine the grief you must be going through mate

So sorry for you loss buddy

Ramble away this is why this thread is pinned its for every WHOer in distress to share

lowlife 2:44 Thu Feb 22
Re: Anxiety/depression
Sorry for your loss NJ. Post as much as you want and need to on here. If it helps in any way, that's what we are all here for.

ray winstone 5:56 Wed Feb 21
Re: Anxiety/depression
My thoughts are with you NJ, sending a virtual hug X

Moncurs Putting Iron 12:39 Wed Feb 21
Re: Anxiety/depression

There is no timeline, set pattern or formula to grief. Yours is you unique to you individually and to your family as a collective.

Thank you for posting, we really must pick a game to meet up. I owe you a hug.

zico 7:49 Tue Feb 20
Re: Anxiety/depression
Best Wishes NJ, so sorry for your loss.

Pentonville 7:12 Tue Feb 20
Re: Anxiety/depression
Never forgotten NJ 🙏

Side of Ham 6:55 Tue Feb 20
Re: Anxiety/depression
.....Thank you for being brave enough to write about it as well......

Side of Ham 6:53 Tue Feb 20
Re: Anxiety/depression
New Jersey, you bloody well ramble on as much as you want, as it is a huge 'get things in perspective' lesson for all of us.

New Jersey 6:12 Tue Feb 20
Re: Anxiety/depression
IIt's just over six months since I lost my son, Simon, in a car accident on his way to Bournemouth to watch us at the start of the season. I'm forever grateful for the messages of support from WHO and the bouquet MPI and other sorted, it meant so much. Even now the grief at times is unbearable and if I'm not distracted I think about him all the time. Each day it's difficult to get up but we do and keep ourselves busy and we've had fantastic support from all of our friends. I feel I've made a little progress as I've started to do things because I want to not just to occupy my time. Although it took a while to get it, I'm having bereavement counselling with St Barnabus Hospice and its been absolutely brilliant in helping me cope. One thing that really stuck out was the counsellor said you may see grief as a stone in a jar and there's not much room for anything else but in time, hopefully the gap around the grief stone will get larger and you might be able to cope with other things and she's right. We have in time been able to live more of a ,normal life' but the grief is still there. It's particularly deep at the moment but hopefully it will subside but never go away, not that I want it too really. I also speak to two other parents who have lost a grown up child who reached out to us when it happened and I'm so glad they did as I've found that really helpful. Sorry to ramble on but I just wanted to say something.

Westham67 4:50 Tue Feb 20
Re: Anxiety/depression
I know from personal experience that 50 grand plus is doable in casino playing cards

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