I had a huge role to play in getting The Runt elected as Celeb spotting adjudicator. I now realise that this was a huge mistake and to quote the great Giovanni Trapottoni it seems as though the jersey is a heavy weight on his shoulders. I believe The runt has done the job to the best of his abilities but he simply is unable to keep order in the thread. I believe the moritorium is up at the end of the month and surely he will do the honourable thing and resign.
Again I wish to apologise to the forum for the part I played in getting him elected, much like Lance Armstrong I have seen the errors of my ways and wish to come clean.
I will not be resigning but I have no intention of standing for another term.
After an initial burst of enthusiasm for the role, I will admit my interest waned somewhat following constant sniping and bickering from the less respected members of the forum (those in the cheap seats as you call them). Instead of rising above the abuse and the threats I received via IM & PM, I let it get to me, and the thread I love. I wish had been stronger, and more willing to carry out my duties and give the thread the authoritarian figure it both deserves and needs.
I would like to think I have contributed some positive aspects to thread, in that by and large my adjudications were fair and impartial, no rugby player was considered a spot, and I introduced a now internationally recognised scoring system for the ranking of celeb spots.
I would also like if a celeb spot adjudicator elect was elected within the next couple of weeks so they would be in a position to immediately take the reins once my terms comes to an end.
“A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man” and I don’t think that was ever truer than in the The Runt’s case. He certainly had the integrity for the job, shame he let himself be bullied by no marks like Kid Chocolate
I’d certainly put my considerable weight behind a prospective Fagan ODowd campaign. The man straddles 6 or 7 different generations with consumate ease and could judge any celebrity from the latest boyband starlet to a withered old musician and everything else in between.
Just close the Celeb spotting thread. There are too many gobshites on here who think seeing the local village celebrity warrants a mention in the Celeb spotting thread. Then there is there is the bias of many users on this thread who think a celebrity from a sport that they don’t like is not a spot.
The whole fucking celeb spotting thread is a poxy nightmare.
[quote=“tazdedub, post: 732730”]Just close the Celeb spotting thread. There are too many gobshites on here who think seeing the local village celebrity warrants a mention in the Celeb spotting thread. Then there is there is the bias of many users on this thread who think a celebrity from a sport that they don’t like is not a spot.
The whole fucking celeb spotting thread is a poxy nightmare.[/quote]
I tend to agree with Taz, the celeb spotting thread has become a bit of a nightmare and to be honest, short of someone going on a weeks bender with Shane McGowan, I can’t see anyone coming close to Link’s Maradona spot.