lack of expectation

See: pessimism
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Boyata, 26, believes the lack of expectation on the Scottish champions could help Brendan Rodgers' side.
RONALD KOEMAN has defended his treatment of Oumar Niasse at Everton - and believes the striker is now thriving on the lack of expectation.
The lack of expectation may help the counter-punching German to find her best game and she is a solid each-way price at 22-1.
Because of the lack of expectation of any of these movies, there were no moments that people had read in a book that were the most important thing in their lives," she says, referring to her "Twilight" role.
The lack of expectation seemed to give Apollon an air of confidence in the opening third of the game but it would soon turn to complacency.
e 32-year-old midelder reckons the lack of expectation on Roy Hodgson's men, who kick o with a Group D clash against Italy in Manaus tonight, will give the freedom to express themselves.
Roy Hodgson's England approach the finals almost refreshed from the lack of expectation which swirls around his relatively young and inexperienced squad following the torment and tribulations of the 2010 campaign.
Mutual giving may be the basis of true friendship, but we see that it must have an absolute lack of expectation of return as its condition.
Long Run often wore cheekpieces before and owner Robert Waley-Cohen is enjoying the lack of expectation which has accompanied him to Kempton in the past.
However, Stokes believes the lack of expectation might work to Celtic's advantage.
That has led sections of the media and many fans to be downbeat about England's chances this time around and while Hodgson admits that lack of expectation could prove a positive thing, he wants his players to trust themselves.
I still think there will be a lot of interest in them at those odds and maybe, just maybe, the lack of expectation will play right into their hands.