I don't think the point is the level of intellectual debate in the Chester 'Red Passion' thread, it's the fact that the RP admin see fit that a voice is given to our neighbours who wish to speak to reds fans on any number of topics. Including the over zealous bubble, players form or just banter. There is the odd 'tool' from both sides but those conversations barely cover a few posts. Not to reciprocate the the same level of respect to RP users would appear a little churlish in my opinion.
"There is more that unites us than divides us" . . . . .♥️
Easier to ignore one thread than several, I suppose
That's exactly it. The 'Jester' thread on RP avoids the hundreds of silly little threads you used to get on the old DC (and you no doubt would on RP of allowed) . And you sort of know what you will get on it so it's easy to avoid if you aren't interested.
As has been said though there are a couple of decent Chester fans on RP who chip in on the normal bit too.
Post by themariobalotelli on Feb 4, 2017 18:08:59 GMT
Still dont care how many Rooney has scored - you're welcome to him.He's a bang average conference player at best and look's shit hot in an average team. I do believe congratulation's are in order though as Wrexham celebrate 10 year's in the conference next year dont they?
Seriously though,fair does as Keates has turned a corner after mad Mills tenure.
Keates has done a cracking job since taking over from Mills. If I were a Wrexham fan I'd be praying Rooney resigns based on current form, hate to say it but he's on fire right now.
I remember you lot saying how he looked a lot better once Burr left and McCarthy had the team playing with a system that suited him better. A defined role not just roaming about. That's more or less what's happened since Keates took over. He's looking a much more effective player than at the start of the season. He'll always blow hot and cold but he puts effort in and I'd be pretty happy to see him stay with us next season.
With regards to John Rooney, it is relevant to point out that he is 26 and is already at club number seven. He is destined to be one of those players who 'floats' around scoring a few goals here and there. His next stop - in 2017/18 - will inevitably be Southport or maybe AFC Fylde/ Salford City.
The problem he also has is that he has presented himself in the media and on the pitch as a snide, unpleasant, unprofessional individual (with no loyalty to a club, reflected by his footloose CV outlined above) which I'm sure will be noted by future managers when weighing up how he will fit into a team.
To be fair to Rooney he was at clubs above his level before finding it at Chester where he played over 100 games for us.
I don't remember any stories of him being unprofessional whilst here, apart from the manner in which he left. Disapointed that he chose to cross the border but let's not forget he was a top player for us at times and seemed to be involved in a lot of the club's off the field activities.
There's rarely any loyalty in football, even at our level. Players are looking for the next contract, rightfully so when clubs are only offering 1/2 year deals.
That's a fair comment. I think that is what makes the whole situation with him so disappointing. If he had left the club in a professional manner then that would have been much more reasonable (Ross Hannah's conduct is a good example).
If you'd have said to us in August 2010 that we would have just been overtaken in the league by Wrexham despite being above them for several weeks, we'd have laughed at you and could have questioned your sanity. We've nothing to be ashamed of, being below our beloved neighbours. We are always seen as the smaller club, and that may well be the case (unfortunately). I'm sure Wrexham and their fans are breathing a sigh of relief tonight. We'll mind the gap, we have done for years, and it's been a pretty large gap, but we've stuck at it and the small gap now of just 2 points and 2 league places seems absolutely minimal.