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  • Paddy Paddy Feb 10, 2012 12:50 Flag

    Best article I've read in a while

    Hi Jim

    I'm a Liverpool supporter and have replied to this post in the positive so I guess that a portion of your post is aimed at me?

    I'm happy once more to remind you of my position regarding Suarez - as I have posted here many times I think the FA were right to ban him and Liverpool should have extended it. Also, if you read my post you will see that it doesn't mention Suarez but is aimed at my opinion of how the press and our FA deal with football (another example of which is the re-hashing of an 18 year-old news story against Stuart Pearce aimed at undermining him before he's had a match in charge of the National team).

    Given all of that - you might want to rethink your statement that "the only reason a Liverpool supporter thinks its 'good' is because it comes out slightly against the FA in the Suarez case." - do you not think?

    Finally can I kindly ask you to judge my opinion by what I actually write rather than the team I support? Doing otherwise just displays the "ludicrous tribal behaviour" you once accused others of.

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    • No, I stand by my comments.
      The article concoted a reverse-logic position on the FA and Suarez which attempted to criticise the FA and by extension gave support to the 'Liverpool' view expounded by Dalglish on many occasions.
      You, as a Liverpool supporter, could have remained silent on this thread, but instead chose to affirm your support for the article.

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      • "And the only reason a Liverpool supporter thinks its 'good' is because it comes out slightly against the FA in the Suarez case."

        Is Stefan a Liverpool supporter? Because he is the one who gave the link to the article and chose as title of the thread "Best article..."

        I've read the article and I too don't think that the author has criticised the FA over the Suarez issue. He is merely giving an opinion, with his arguments in support, on what he perceives to be the hypocrisy of the hacks. He is basically putting in opposition the anti-racist stance of the press with their apparent xenophobic tendencies. In essence he is questioning whether someone can be anti racist and at the same time be xenophobic. He is entitled to his opinion and has the right to voice it out.

        We, as readers, have the freedom to agree or not with his opinion but I don't think it's a sign of tolerance for someone to dismiss an article which he doesn't agree with simply by qualifying it as " Juvenile and without much merit."

      • That would only be the case Jim if psredpool agreed with your assessment of the article, which he patently does not. Are you calling him a liar?

      • Jim

        If you don't believe what I post here then fair enough - that is your right.

        Stefan, for example and as far as I'm aware, shares my views on both Suarez and the article that he posted about. It seems you are prepared to believe that he genuinely means what he writes even if you don't agree with it and yet you don't believe me. The only reason I can think of for that is that I happen to support a different football team from him.

        Both our clubs, indeed all football clubs, have supporters who have such blind hate of their rivals that they judge the person by the team they support. What's slightly more unusual in your case is that you bleat on about other people displaying "ludicrous tribal behaviour" without having the brains to see that you are doing that yourself - in short you are a hypocrite.

        I don't know how old you are but I hope you grow out of your hatred and grow to realise that, despite the intense rivalry, football is a game and not life and death (despite what a great manager once said). It is possible to agree with and even get on with people even if they support a different team from you. Not that you'd believe it of course, but the best man at my wedding and my best mate is, you've guessed it, an avid Utd fan.

        As for your view that I shouldn't post on this board ... well that is laughable. As you yourself point out it is a public forum. I try to post with respect and stay on topic - even if you or others don't agree with it.