WHO Poll
Q:


Alex V
Send Alex V a WHOmail

I founded this site but it was a long time ago and I'm long gone from the running of this place. Nov 15 1997 is the first date I can definitely confirm the site existed, though it probably ran a while before then.

I'm @ratfootalex on twitter. Using that a lot now.

Here's some answers to the laundry list of complaints is aimed at me regularly on here, by what seems like a clique of people who bear a grudge, probably because I disagreed with them in an argument sometime during the last 20 years.

"You always praise other clubs [Southampton, Swansea, Spurs, Arsenal, Villa, Newcastle, Liverpool etc]".

So what? I praise what I think is praise-worthy, usually an aspect of a club's decision-making not the club itself. And it doesn't follow that gives those clubs a divine right to be successful, or that I think everything they do is correct, or that I think we should copy them.

"You want to buy / fill the team with only youth players"

I don't. This is just one of those silly distortions. I like youth development and think it's the key to progress - that doesn't mean I would play or buy only youth players. Senior players are great too.

"You say player X was a bad signing, yet they're great on the pitch"

I criticise signings on whether or not they were good value or the right fit, ie whether I think we gained from signing them rather than other options. It is NOT a judgement on the player themselves. An example - I loved Felipe Anderson as a younger player, I respect his talent, but I don't think £35m on a player who will be hard to fit in a premier league side is a good decision - at £5m I'd be doing cartwheels.

"You don't want the club to buy players"

Rubbish. I think we should be doing more in the market, not less.

"You're fishing / you're a contrarian / you only ever criticise"

I think I've praised plenty. But when I'm reading a topic I tend to only directly contribute when I actually have something to say. So this will likely be a counter to an argument. So it will be contrary. If I agree I don't post. This is imo how discussion works, I actually don't know any other way of doing it.
User Posts:

Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-10 01:26:03)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-10 00:36:29)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-10 00:31:21)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 23:05:49)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 21:53:17)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 21:08:17)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 20:32:06)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 20:17:52)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 19:38:37)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 19:32:55)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 19:25:50)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 19:16:30)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 19:02:06)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 18:46:42)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 18:42:06)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 18:21:59)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 17:26:42)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 15:47:18)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 15:35:48)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 15:34:03)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 15:15:01)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-09 14:19:32)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-08 01:21:17)
Re: ⚽ Arsenal v West Ham - Official Match Thread (2020-03-08 01:16:43)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-08 01:12:08)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-07 19:25:31)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-07 16:22:08)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-07 14:47:54)
Re: Sebastien Haller - signed (2020-03-05 14:46:49)
Re: Sullivan propaganda campaign restarts? (2020-03-04 15:48:37)
Re: Is a New left Back required ? (2020-03-04 13:09:36)
Re: Sullivan propaganda campaign restarts? (2020-03-04 12:54:55)
Re: Is a New Right Back required ? (2020-03-03 18:08:13)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 16:12:41)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 14:33:09)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 14:10:39)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 13:59:28)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 13:12:54)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 14:53:51)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 14:53:00)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 14:50:41)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 14:42:54)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 13:53:06)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 13:49:43)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 13:31:26)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 12:48:57)
Re: ⚽ Man City v West Ham - rescheduled Wed 19th Feb 19:30 (2020-02-20 12:29:46)
Re: EPL Fixed? (2020-02-12 19:11:35)
Re: Watching one player (2020-02-06 00:47:26)
Re: Net Spend £240m last 4 years (2020-02-03 19:58:56)
Re: So what's gone wrong this season? (2020-01-20 17:31:17)





Copyright 2006 WHO.NET | Powered by: