Simon, seriously, would you give it a rest?
I get you're a Stoner fan but your posts represent everything i dislike about the brainwashed Rossi fans. Could Stoner put a CRT on the front row? I think he could get near the front(top 8) on a smaller circuit, but front row? no.
One thing i think seperates most Stoner fans from Rossi fanatics, is that they are not nearly as delusional. I like to think i am for the most part realistic and then there are the fanboys with the usual shit. 'Put Rossi on a Repsol Honda and he'll teach Casey a lesson' ... sure. I agree with some of the stuff you are saying, but the way you're putting it across is just like a yellow banana would, and it's bloody annoying.
Leemuz, Stoner remains the only rider to ever give Ducati a championship. I think there will be at least another 5 years before they are in contention again, of course with a different bike and different riders.
Still, we have the Yellow bellies spewing crap like 'he cannot race' .... did you not see Laguna last season or multiple other races? Never mind the last 2 where he was under immense pressure throughout.
Here is the best way i can explain why some Rossi fans are delusional. They are in love with his personality, and they let this COMPLETELY cloud their judgement on his overall riding ability and other riders. Gibernau, Biaggi, Pedrosa, Stoner, Lorenzo(the list goes on).. anyone who has been a threat to Rossi has come under fire for anything which isn't perfect about them, whether that's to do with their personality(big deal, right?) or flaws in their riding. They bring up the overall records of both Stoner and Rossi when they have nothing else to respond with, which just shows how upset they are with the current situation. Any person who is just a bit of a realist will know that the history book do not tell the whole story. I remember a while back, the 06-11 comparison stats were released and every statistic went to Stoner.. Rossi replied on Twitter 'How about you compare his first 6 years with my first 6 years' ... Really? you're going to take the easy option? He just spent 4 years on a bitch of a bike you're struggling to break into the top 6 with and that's how you respond? Idiot, an how typical his fans agreed they should compare when Stoner wasn't even racing in the class. Rossi fanboys, they also love seeing his version of a half-time show at the end of a race, which i couldn't care less about. You want that sort of entertainment? go watch X Factor. One more thing.. it doesn't bother me. it's been said enough to last a life time but the 'moaner' tag is now just incredibly ironic that people still use it. For the past 18months we have heard nothing but excuse after excuse spill out of Rossi's mouth, and it's bloody boring. I know i have said 'he's moaning' a few times but that's just returning the favour. I couldn't care less what he says, he's explaining what's wrong with the bike... sorry, moaning. Back to a previous point, it's purely because Stoner is winning that he recieves the hate. I think Pedrosa is the most miserable of the bunch if im honest, but ive never said a bad word against him. Oh well, carry on. The results aren't going to change. I just hope Rossi stops that bloody 'whining'.
Ask yourself these questions and give your honest answer:
Is Stoner a more naturally gifted rider than Rossi? my view, no doubt.
Is Stoner able to adapt better to different bikes? well, who's going to argue with that? Before we start with 125's and 250's.. im not saying they're not important.. but they're not significant. if you can't do the business in the big class, you won't be remembered as a great.(my view anyway).
I, being a Stoner fan, can admit that Rossi is a more 'daring' rider when it comes to overtakes(if not a little dirty at times). He has made two of the best overtakes i have ever