Green Blow fly responded to my post below, and I would like to address some of his points in red:
Green Blow Fly said...
Allan be honest and admit you stated in the Dakka thread not once but twice that Gareth cheated in the 2008 Ard Boyz finals. Someone contacted me and told me that they have a screenshot of your original comments on the Dakka thread prior to them being deleted. Personally I am tired of all the name calling and dragging people's reputations through the gutter in the wake following Adepticon. It seems to be a popular phenom right now unfortunately.
I never said that he cheated. I would like to see the screenshot of it myself. I quoted myself in a post to show you that I did not say that he cheated. I wish that the Mods did not delete the post so we can put this to bed. I said something like "who some people think cheated" or something like that. I never said he cheated, and I was just commenting on his reputation (more on that below)
I would like to address the following points here:
I don't understand why you tried to drag Stelek into this mess you've created unless it was your intention to fan the flames higher hoping that Stelek would post about this over at his blog YTTH. If so that is quite low of you. Stelek and 40k Wrecking Crew have made admends and put the past behind us. Often I post over on YTTH if I should find something of interest to me. Please be so kind as to stay out of our business.
But the reason why I did it was just to poke the Stelek bear. I wanted to see him erupt like Mt. Vesuvius, and get some YTTH drama, which was wrong of me.
- So Gareth does not have a stellar reputation. I understand that but really how long are you & others going to keep knocking him? It's low to keep bringing this up. It's also hypocritical of you considering your team mate cheated last year versus the 40k Wrecking Crew during the first round of the team tournament. Don't try to deny it.
As far as cheating at the Team Tournament last year, I would not have done what my teammate did, but that does not mean that he was wrong. I am very bad with the rules when it comes to the details (it caused me all kinds of problems at Adepticon this year), and he is much more knowledgeable than me. I will have to take a look at the rulebook sometime and see whose side I think was right.
Oh, and you mentioned my attitude when Gareth was announced as an ETC member, let me explain that for you…
I was sitting with Skipper (a friend of Greg Sparks) and we were looking to get on the ETC team. We knew from our results there was no way either of us were going to be named, so we were talking about how we were going to get a call in June to fill in for them when they realize that it means sitting in a plane for 10 hours each way, and spending at least $2000 for a weekend of 40k games at a tournament that most people have never hear of, or don't know it exists. So when Gareth got the call I was surprised because in his threads about the 'Ard Boyz, he talked about how he was a poor student, so I went to Hod right away wondering if he was a poor student (and thus wondering about the odds for him actually going). That is all. Nothing to do with the all of the conspiracies that you are talking about.
And with this, I am done with the topic.