I have no plans to write negatively of John Simpson, as I have got out of the habit of writing negatively of Middlesex's players due to such posts being unpopular on MTWD. It would be great if he could show some recognition of this by unblocking me on Twitter, as this has caused me much inconvenience. As is the case with all Middlesex players, I am interested to hear what Simpson has to say.
On Sunday, ex-Harrow School pupil and now Ovalworld poster Sir Winston Churchill's assessment of Surrey's defeat to Middlesex
caused Martin Bicknell to write on Twitter "Just read the supporters website, Sir Winston Churchill, whoever you are, you a complete idiot, would love to have 5 mins in your company" (here
), "And to carry on that point, most have balanced views, some have no idea about the game and some only ever see the negatives."(here
) and "Interesting response re supporters website forum. Seems people are put off going on it and posting things because of certain idiots on there "(here
), so that is not the greatest advertisement for Ovalworld or for the general messageboard industry. More worryingly, Tim Murtagh then responded
"geeks sat behind a computer", so I hope that doesn't put people off posting on or visiting MTWD, as I would like to think this is a pleasant site.
Thankfully, Twitter celebrity Lizzy Ammon has written kindly of messageboards
by writing "it's a shame those places are spoiled by a minority cos there are some very knowledgeable contributors around".