This morning I received a comment from an Arsenal fan saying: “……..Those who gets admin’s warnings are those that are against Wenger only, which side is our beloved admin???”
This was posted after there were two articles yesterday by writers who clearly want Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal, and one “right-to-reply” article from an Arsenal fan that believed that Arsene Wenger had earned the right to some respect after all he has done for the club.
Now if anyone wants to accuse me of being biased one way or the other please read the sentence above again. TWO articles that were anti-Wenger, ONE reply. I am asked what side I am on, and I am sick of telling everyone. I am an ARSENAL fan and have been before Wenger arrived, and will be after Wenger leaves. But while Wenger and these (some good, some bad) players are in charge of our fortunes every week, I will support them until they are replaced. At this moment in time the “deluded ones” are those that think they can get Wenger to leave before his contract ends. That is in 12 months time, and I refuse to listen to daily hatred towards the man that controls Arsenal’s future for the next year.
This site was created by me for friendly discussion about football and our beloved Arsenal, but when an anti- or pro- Wenger article is sent in I have to allow people to express those feelings, but that does not stretch to personal insults or swearing. I have to admit that it is usually the WengerOut readers that are more likely to be aggressive and insulting, which is why they are more likely to be warned.
But I DO get annoyed if we are discussing whether The Ox should get a new contract and someone writes “Wenger Out, he is rubbish” (paraphrased). It is nothing to do with the topic and I won’t have every article for the next year hijacked by Anti-Wenger sentiments UNLESS the article being discussed is about Wenger in the first place…..
It was a very emotional day in the comments yesterday, and there were lots of very in-depth and interesting comments from both sides. This is welcome. If someone simply comes on and shouts “WENGEROUT”, then that is not a welcome addition to any conversation, whether on here or in real life. I want clearly stated reasons for your opinions or they will be deleted out of hand, and my decision is final. Despite the lively discussions I only banned ONE person yesterday, and that was the one that hijacked the Oxlade-Chamberlain discussion. I clearly warned him first but he ignored me and was banned.
Everyone is allowed to express their opinion in the proper place at the proper time, but any personal insults (especially directed at me!) will be deleted and you will be warned not to repeat offend, or face a ban. Yes I want an open and friendly discussion, but this website is still MY baby and I will run it how I see fit.
You decide whether I am biased or not…..