... what's the difference between the three? I've seen many posters, on these forums, claiming to be realists rather than pessimists ... hmmm. People who claimed there would be no takeover said they were realists. People who then had to admit there actually was a takeover claimed Donald would still be pulling the strings but that was realism, not pessimism. Even then, they were claiming KLD was a 'little boy lost' and wouldn't be able to spend any money. When he started appointing top people, improving the infrastructure, new pitch, etc, etc, etc, they suddenly went quiet. These pessimists have moved on to claiming 'the reality' is that we wouldn't even make the play offs or have any chance of promotion. Now that we have, the 'reality' is that we'll lose in the play offs That all seems to suggest that the 'reality' of these people is an ever changing entity that suits their endless pessimism ... ... I'd put good money on them being the first to say, "Yes we were luckily promoted, but we'll come straight back down." If their 'reality' proves to be flawed they'll claim it was a 'first season blip' and we'll go down the season after ... ... nothing can be allowed to distort their pessimistic grasp of reality.