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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 09 Sep 21 6.23pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

As I had said previously, and will say again: perhaps a week or more ago I PM'd Willo. He replied that he had left the HOL as he felt he was something of a dullard and doom mongerer who offered nothing people found of value.
I don't want to put his whole post here. I am under the impression the negative reactions were the reason he felt like this. He was stalwart enough in not coming back: for now.

I PM'd him as I realise he is a gentleman of a certain age and these are uncertain times. I just wanted to know he was OK. Which he does seem to be.

Goodness! I must have missed this development. Willo is an old fashioned Tory, who enjoyed the social element of it but was fair and courteous to all, regardless of their politics. Something often lost now. The irony of him doing an exit stage left is that the only people I ever say giving him stick were those who once would've been in broad agreement with him anyway. His approach and politics clearly wasn't quite sexy or indeed insane enough to be 'in with the in crowd' - consequently fewer ties that bind.

That said, I don't think there was ever any actual malice to anything said to him, so it's a shame he took this stuff to heart if indeed he did. Some of it was affectionate if anything. Come back Willo!

Edited by BlueJay (09 Sep 2021 6.26pm)

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 09 Sep 21 7.32pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

Goodness! I must have missed this development. Willo is an old fashioned Tory, who enjoyed the social element of it but was fair and courteous to all, regardless of their politics. Something often lost now. The irony of him doing an exit stage left is that the only people I ever say giving him stick were those who once would've been in broad agreement with him anyway. His approach and politics clearly wasn't quite sexy or indeed insane enough to be 'in with the in crowd' - consequently fewer ties that bind.

That said, I don't think there was ever any actual malice to anything said to him, so it's a shame he took this stuff to heart if indeed he did. Some of it was affectionate if anything. Come back Willo!

Edited by BlueJay (09 Sep 2021 6.26pm)

On this occasion, it was mainly Palace and Transfer Talk where Willo had detractors. Wasn't actually the politics where the argument was - for a change. Willo was a bit of a stato, which I always found helpful - as I tend to rely on memory rather than looking anything up. And I'm basically wrong sometimes.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 09 Sep 21 7.41pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Just really rude for no announcement of flouncing.
How unbecoming.


And the irony in his departure,.....another Willo Thread It's what he would(n't) have wanted

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 09 Sep 21 8.29pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

shame if Willo has gone.
I think he more than knew the difference between some boisterous to gentle ribbing & those that were dismissive.

treat yourself to a curry this weekend (extra hot !) and
revel in our (hopefully) pending result over spurs.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 10 Sep 21 8.51am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

On this occasion, it was mainly Palace and Transfer Talk where Willo had detractors. Wasn't actually the politics where the argument was - for a change. Willo was a bit of a stato, which I always found helpful - as I tend to rely on memory rather than looking anything up. And I'm basically wrong sometimes.

Oh I see. I must admit, I always found him to be a real gent, and his use of the English language made many of his posts a delight to read. Perhaps his consistent sharing of knowledge or stats led to the 'it's all about Willo' comments but I always thought they were a little tongue in cheek really. It could be that he'll return after time away, but if not I hope he realises that behind the ribbing he was appreciated .

 

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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 10 Sep 21 8.12pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

As I had said previously, and will say again: perhaps a week or more ago I PM'd Willo. He replied that he had left the HOL as he felt he was something of a dullard and doom mongerer who offered nothing people found of value.
I don't want to put his whole post here. I am under the impression the negative reactions were the reason he felt like this. He was stalwart enough in not coming back: for now.

I PM'd him as I realise he is a gentleman of a certain age and these are uncertain times. I just wanted to know he was OK. Which he does seem to be.

Willo was one of the best posters here whether you liked him or not. Thanks for saying that he is doing alright. Would be great to see him back on here as his posts were always a good read and he always managed to remain respectful to others no matter how much they were baiting him. It would be a better place if more posters could act in a similar manner.

 


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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 21 Sep 21 7.25pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Looks like no cold Turkey for Willo then. Gone from numerous posts a day to nothing. Hope the old boy is OK.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 21 Sep 21 10.08pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

Looks like no cold Turkey for Willo then. Gone from numerous posts a day to nothing. Hope the old boy is OK.

I hope he's well. Maybe he'll be back and its partly just the tough times we're living through. If he has moved on, good luck and good health to him.

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 23 Sep 21 11.58am Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

I have a hunch the Mrs has done him in! Willo either criticised her 'coq au vin' just once too often or asked what she thought about the up and coming changes to VAR this season just once to often and that was that she just snapped.
Mrs Willo has probably been popping something very unsavoury, surreptitiously into his pre dinner Martini/Campari & soda for months now that has slowly ended up killing him, nothing traceable though will go down as natural causes!

 

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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 23 Sep 21 12.08pm Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

[Link] I can see him !

 

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View Daddyorc's Profile Daddyorc Flag Long Island City, NY 23 Sep 21 12.33pm Send a Private Message to Daddyorc Add Daddyorc as a friend

We have 2 threads looking for someone, so the logical conclusion is...

Willo left the Mrs. and ran off with Marteta!

The perfect couple

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 23 Sep 21 1.39pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I suppose it's something of a backhanded compliment to Willo that folk on here continue to take the Mick, even though he no longer appears to contribute.

 


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