[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I got banned too, about the same time. I think it was because Wways mods prefer folk who've never quite grown out of their spotty-faced, potty-mouthed adolescence.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Thanks but it's probably more accurate to call my little musings as surmises rather than summary, as I've no idea how true or accurate they really are.
Seems Wways ownership obviously didn't like my conjecture on the subject though as I seemed to have been banned from there without any warning a couple of weeks back.
C'est la vie.
It does seem to me though that football alone is not the primary reason that Sharon and Mr Luckock, et al, are seemingly willing to risk millions of their wealth to save little old Bolton Wanderers.
All will be revealed in the fullness of time no doubt, whilst our esteemed journalist bothers himself with constantly promoting his own utterly dreadful podcasts rather than enquires into how the club proposes to fund itself (whilst still making a trading loss) for the forseeable future.
Some of them keep taking a sneaky look on the 'Who paid for the building of the Reebok' thread.
Getting on for nearly 3,400 views now but they are all too frit to make any intelligent comment for fear of being banished like the two of us.
To be fair to Wways and its readership, it is the biggest BWFC forum around, and in the age of social media where individual centric communication (Twitter, WhatsApp, and whatever else there is) now dominates over group talk such as Facebook and forums, then I don't think that is ever going to change.
So it's really a bit of a Hobson's choice for those still preferring to visit a place where some form of debate can be read. Whatever its shortcomings are it is the busiest site and thus more likely to carry the latest news of the club we all support.
Unfortunately though the majority of the regular posters on there seem to have long associations with each other and tend to think and act alike - birds of a feather comes to mind.
If you like their 'ways' then all well and good but if you don't, then I suggest that most people visiting the site look beyond the abuse to find the few gems that are on there to read.
It's no coincidence that the most popular thread ever on there was the protracted sale of the club and the star of the thread was 'Howard'.
Most of the people who followed the thread as well as the likes of Iles and Nixon had little to no knowledge of Accountancy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Insolvency, Administration, Company Law, etc, etc, etc, and had no idea what was going on and believed the likes of Howard, Iles, Nixon implicitly - even though one or two of us knew not all that was being told to us was factual.
Seems however that even though a few of us tried to make sense of what was going on based on the facts we could gleam and pass this on to everyone else, that the 'local community for local people' preferred to deride and abuse us than consider a different narrative than that was being fed to us - misguidedly or not!
Ok, it probably is not very interesting and quite difficult to follow some/much of the stuff we were trying to explain, for many people but I'm sure some people did appreciate that some of us were trying to lift the curtain up as to what was more likely happening than what was generally believed to be the case.
At the end of the day it is just a forum, people act and behave on it as they want/are allowed to be. Clearly some of us aren't birds of a particular feather and thus have been culled.
I've not lost any sleep over it and certainly don't miss the threats and abuse for simply trying to explain to those who might be interested in what I understood, based on my years of relevant professional experience and qualifications, was happening/likely to be happening.