I read the shout boxes from time to time because it is actually very revealing.
Competitor analysis is part and parcel of the game and we cannot go far without it.
Urging the juniors to strive to be the best that they can be is part and parcel of trying to raise the standard of the game.
Getting the seniors to return to competition is part of the process to improve.
Tournaments are competitive. Players are playing for result.
And yet these ideas seem to threaten some people. Why is this?