No, I asked for three examples of where I had been wrong. I saw none.
I'll run through yours...
Hourihane. Just like BWP, I don't want my club associated with nasty individuals. That moment at Dorchester (it wasn't Stourbridge, there's nowt wrong with MY memory
) belied a character weakness. He should've been sent off before that reckless and dangerous tackle anyway, he was properly 'on one' that day. That was bad enough but there being cameras in the dressing room we were shown his reaction. It was petulant, immature and a poor reflection on our club by extension. Waving his arms about and screaming injustice down the phone to someone, i'd have let him go I were running things, it was a nailed on sending off and he should've been showing embarrassment and/or remorse.
Good job I wasn't in charge because with hindsight that moment made him a better person. Someone either put an arm round him or slapped him round the back of the head because from that moment on he was a model professional. Credit I gave him. Does that 180 degree attitude adjustment mean I was wrong to call him out as unprofessional?, as something we didn't need?, not in my book. Who knows maybe the fan reaction, I was by NO means the only one, went some way to making him see how stupid he looked.
While we're on the subject of unlikable characters I will preemptively rebut Luke before it gets batted back unfairly. Luke was an otherwise decent individual who did an unfathomably stupid thing with the most serious of consequences and I accept and support the concept of rehabilitation. He admitted his involvement and his remorse and he did his time. To me that hat puts him above your BWP's who just did everything to wriggle off the hook and showed no regrets for his actions (or in-actions) in that bar.
Gow. Another bad character, see Hourihane and BWP for my views on those sorts. You can add in Songo'o at the moment for his obfuscation over his motoring offences. What am I guilty of then, not liking bad characters?...y'got me there, guilty. And are you seriously going to try and tell me I was wrong about Alan Gow?, the bad apple in that squad? Not a chance
Adams. Done, see the disassembling of Greenskin.
So that's those responded to, got any more?, anyone else wanna have a try?
One thing I will agree with you..."anyone is entitled to an opinion". I express mine, others express theirs, I may agree with them, I may disagree with them, they may agree with me, they may disagree with me. If I feel strongly enough about any given subject I will follow up on it, push my POV. Did I not get the memo that said that was forbidden?, is there a limit on how many posts one should make on a subject that I am unaware of?
My 'usual suspects' as I describe them just seem to have a problem with grasping the concept of discussion, crucially discussion with passion, discussion with a bit of articulation. Because I come back at them, because I will challenge them they seem to take umbrage with me personally. Is it my fault they turn up to a battle of wits unarmed? The point stops being attacked and the attack turns to the man. I don't know whether it's a lack of articulation, a lack of patience or what, but that to me has always been the mark of an argument won.
The words 'ego', 'arrogant', 'self regarding' and 'vanity' always come up. Well to me every man should stand up for what he believes in, he should be confident, self assured and stand by his principles. That can easily come over as arrogant to those who perhaps lack that self assurance themselves perhaps. But i'm not about to sit here and apologise for that.
I don't profess to be an "exceptionally wise and intelligent sage". I just post my opinions on here just the same as any other poster. I might do it in a different style, with a bit more passion sometimes, with a lot more words often, but it's exactly the same thing. My posts have always been Marmite, you nod or you make a w*nker sign at the screen. Fair enough, either is fine, I seek neither and are influenced by neither. Because despite what you might think, i'm not the slightest bit bothered by what you think of me, good or bad. I post to express my point, nothing more. I always post what I think is right and I will have always considered that thought first. That is why I am right so often, and very rarely wrong. You may have different opinions, fine, express them just the same as I do.
But if my posts annoy you, irritate you, aggravate you or make your blood boil it is very simple...block me or 'foe' me or whatever it is, you need never see one again.
But I ain't stopping and I ain't changing.
And before the inevitable 'vanity post' thing comes up, remember who started all this.
PS - Thanks Mods, a better place for this unnecessary diversion of guff.