....he's been utterly useless. Jogging half pace around, 20m passes to opposition players, he doesn't even look like he cares anymore?
Making stuff up?
I actually disagree with Bacchus, anyone can comment. And there's nothing wrong with honest criticism. However, for what it's worth, and I'm not pretending thy is much, I reckon criticism ought to be in line with what you'd be happy to say right to a players face. Not spitting across the fence like some Richmond flog supporter, but if you ran into them at a bus stop or the local footy club fundraiser. And that would - I reckon - omit some of those derogatory lines that various have posted on here. Not saying you said these things Crazy, but if everyone who wrote lines like pea heart, take a decent trade and run, can't teach heart, no he didn't work hard just jogged around etc reckons they would be happy to say that face to face, I call bull@&$t. I can hear some saying of course you wouldn't speak the same way. Why not? Because they deserve respect? Only to their face?, But not behind their back, where you can be an anonymous big man? What would that say about you?
The difference between what you'd say on here and face to face should be a measurable index. Keyboard warrior factor.
What a load of sh*te. What utterly stupid logic. So for someone to have a say or have a view that isn't positive, I have to go up to Zaharakis himself and say it to him? I wouldn't even tell my girlfriend that her hair looks messy, doesn't make it not true. So me saying "Zaharakis got spanked by a 20 year old tagger" is being a "keyboard warrior" despite the fact it's clearly true? Why don't we shut down the forum because clearly having a discussion board to discuss players is pointless and in our and Bachus' world the only players on the forum discussing players would be AFL veterans or face to face skype sessions with the players themselves. And this is despite the fact Zaharakis HIMSELF admits he's been in terrible form? Does this also mean everyone in the Ambrose thread pre Round 12 was only allowed to criticise if they were willing to say it face to face? What about the Kommer thread? is it only OK to point out players in bad form if it suits you? Or should it only be only positive discussion even when playes play bad? THis does not mean I condone swearing or anything like that. I'd have no issues discussing his form this year but i doubt he'd want to talk to a spud like me.
I don't understand your point regarding your quote? I've been saying he's been playing badly? You just backed my point up. The made up stuff comes from Bacchus telling me that I've said bad stuff about Stanton etc which is just not true. Stants + Winders were my two fave players. And all the other stuff Bacchus was dribbling about but lobbing it all onto me pretending I said it.
And I tell you what, if a player appears to be jogging around, then guess what, I and others might say it. If it appears he's not quite all there, people might say it. If I see him half jog to a contest near Jenkins, half heartadly put his arm out and then watch as the ball is kicked through for a goal whilst he points at others, I may point it out.If it appears a player is getting thrashed by 20 year old taggers, then people might say it. Stop being precious about him, he's had a breakeven 2014, a poor 2015 and for someone as pretentiously talented as him we need him to fire consistently. He'll bounce back, but if he plays bad, I'm gonna call a spade a spade. If he plays well, then he'll be praised. You can pretend he's kicking matchwinning goals on continuous loop if you want.