not sure you are all being too fare to certain people after all others would goad them in to arguments with personal insults rather than the topic being discussed. I do agree though that topics were being hijacked which does spoil it for many, however when a topic is created and you don't agree with comments or the topic; either put your counter argument or don't read it instead of having a go at people personally. That is why I stopped posting and no longer express opinions on here about the Club as every time I did I would be abused by certain people. Even when I haven't posted a comment certain people still drag my name into it. As for them being described as "clowns" really reinforces the way people are treated on here for expressing an opinion that may be controversial or based on information that is not generally known to the fans and to me sums up why people are leaving here in droves..
This isn't all directed at you Topchef just your comment seemed the most relevant and I feel an example of how people are treated on here.
No offence taken.
Perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough in my post. The problem I have is with the 'clowns' who constantly have a go at reasoned argument without any constructive comment or suggestions of their own.
The information that the likes of yourself and Neil Martin and others provide to the general viewing public always makes for good reading. I appreciate we all have our own opinions on subjects, whether they are supported by hard facts or just our own personal feelings. I cannot understand why some constantly have to make the threads into personal attacks on those that post.
It was a discussion I had on Friday night with a few people Barry. People are bored with every topic getting hijacked with the same tripe by certain people. So they don't bother to post anymore. Don't take it as personal.
A few years ago the banter was good natured and quite humorous most of the time but then came along a few who hardly ever had anything positive to say. They became very tedious and not funny. I know one or two folk who hardly give this forum a glance these days. Shame really, but it is a free place and anyone can come in.
Perhaps when the Raiders have a prolonged upturn in fortunes the clowns may disappear and the banter may return.