Ed, you seem to take great delight in doing what you're constantly castigating others for. You post something to get people to bite, and when they do you don't like the response and in turn you're condescending and/or insulting. It's hypocritical to take the moral high ground as you often do in such circumstances.
For a long while this board managed to avoid the constant barrage of insults and viciousness found on elsewhere on Yahoo. In the main we have sensible discussion which I hugely enjoy, and while most of the regular posters have differences of opinion for the most part we can usually agree to disagree or concede valid points without resorting to unpleasantness or insults.
It's sad day to realise that the love we have for our club isn't enough to allow some to rise above such pettiness, and I can well understand why some of the old regulars decided they'd had enough.