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Re: Enfield

By RichardNW12/2 15:20Mon Feb 12 15:20:36 2024In response to Re: Enfield

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Damo-

I'm very hesitant to post this but you asked for an explanation for the downticks so it's fair to give my opinion. I doubt I'll be replying further simply to avoid diving further into "toxic" debates but the reason for my downtick is that I don't think verbal abuse (perhaps borderline depending on the thickness of your skin) of a fellow fan and one who has done so much for the club and been helpful to me whenever I have contacted her is appropriate. Clearly it's 50:50 on the likes and dislikes so it's not like I'm in a minority.

No-one has mentioned this comment from Simon Lane in his resignation:

"The toxicity around the club has been an unwelcome distraction for the players and staff, especially when trying to recruit and, although I see both sides of the disagreement very clearly, I have had to walk that thin line hoping to try to unify us."

Now if your aim is to get rid of the board it is almost impossible to not create a toxic atmosphere that also affects the performance of the team (especially if withdrawing sponsorship and donations), but it is possible to at least respect fellow supporters and to keep criticisms of directors to their (in)actions or policies rather than making it personal. I doubt I'm regularly one of the two downticks you mentioned (possible I am) but if I see something that strays into personal abuse rather than being a reasoned argument then I will casually downtick it as not helpful.

You used "hissy fit" in one of your posts about Rosey. If someone had said Gary had a "hissy fit" and withdrew support for the website I'd have downticked that as well. It's his choice as part of an unofficial "boycott" whether you agree with what he did or not. In this case you also can't even be sure that there weren't valid reasons for not passing the club shop platform along with too much work to sort out paypal agreements or whatever.

We've only circa 200 regular fans left and, sorry if this comes across as a hippie "we should all get along", but we need to give all the remaining fans an environment they feel comfortable and welcomed rather than push them away from the club if they disagree with you.

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