Okay, I'll make it crystal, in my other post, I said that I thought Rossi will be in the top 3 at the MID season break, that's what I said, I also said on here that I think he stands an 80% chance of taking his 10th championship next year, that's not a contradiction, that's my opinion. That opinion stands together with my opinion on Bradley Smith.
I also said that I have no particular favourite rider, but I do respect Rossi's achievements, and consider him to be in the top three, mid season, but then factors like Marquez comes into the mix. I'm not one of Rossi's yellow bitches, but I do rate him, together with the other front runners, and with Stoner out, the four Ducati's out, Rossi knows, he's got a chance to go for it, and quite frankly your opinion and cross references, etc., etc., have very little bearing on the outcome of where Rossi will be, when he goes back on the Yam.
I'm not going into a long discusssion, because you've got enough on your plate, but I'll take a bet with you, that Rossi is in the top 3 by Mid season, the same as I have with MrKrabs, regarding Smith, and the reason Rent Boy SM, was on a looser with Stoner, because they are/were both wrong, but SM won't own up to it, but I'm hoping that you're going to own up to your take on Rossi, when things start to look bad for you.