Post by bowranger on Jun 28, 2018 13:02:47 GMT
Have to say I don't always agree to Dave Mc or Clive Whittingham, though they do usually offer more lengthily considered views than most.
Not sure their opinions are any more valid than anyone else's deeply held view though.
No-one is 'right' or 'wrong' in an exchange of personal perceptions - we all think ours is the correct one.
Not sure personal attacks on discussion boards do anything more than claim that somehow 'I'm cleverer than you...'
I mean, it's football so it's mostly subjective, so I certainly agree with you.
But when it comes down to stuff on transfers and what we are and are not capable of as a club, it does rankle. People screaming at the club and calling Fernandes/Hoos/Ferdinand etc. a c*nt on Twitter for not throwing money we literally do not have on players we cannot afford are just objectively wrong. I know less about Dave Mac but at least people like Clive live and breathe QPR, go home and away and write in depth. He isn't infallible and gets plenty wrong (and says as much) and I'm biased as he's a mate. But he has credibility with his opinions because it's rooted in decades of long suffering, active support and backing his opinions up with arguments, stats and insight. He has an opinion to share and has the courtesy to explain it. That's always going to carry a lot more weight with me than someone screaming at clouds on the internet.
Sometimes you've got to stand by the style of your opinions. If all someone offers is drive-by, one-liner and solely negative posts without context or argument, don't be surprised when people either give some back or don't rate it.
Also agree the personal insults are a bad look. Though I do get a little smile out of how people in this thread always reply to the insult bait but won't reply when you challenge their view politely!