- May 27, 2013
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Thank you very, very much Xavier you just made me feel a whole lot better and I'm certainly proud to have contributed to your magazine.Hi Alan, hi all,
I disagree Your article is very interesting. And not everyone can like what we publish. It's like this.
Rather ask your detractors to write / publish something. Criticizing is so easy...
We all know that you didn't mean to hurt anyone.
We didn't mean to hurt anyone as well when giving the names of "Mozarella" and "Paraculo" to the couple of Italian 6+1 leaders in our countersheets. Nevertheless, several Italian players have been offended (not many though, I would say 2%). One also complained about "Pirlone", since it looks to be a curse in Italian as well. This Pirlone was in fact a Sergeant Major of the Folgore Division (with a funny name though...), who won the Gold medal of military valor during the battle of El Alamein and died that very day (http://www.esercito.difesa.it/en/history/pagine/gold-medals-of-military-valor-of-el-alamein.aspx) . Although some of them understood that these namings were more a mistake than any other thing, the 1% left should stop buying our publications and wait for a reprint of Hollow Legions, this is the advice I would give them.
So don't worry Alan, whatever you'll do, you will always find people to tell you that what you did was baaaaaad. Drink a beer and smile.... and don't care too much about that. Your article is great and meant to offend no one.
I shall now go and drink a beer then get to bed (It's kind of late over here in Scotland now)
Tommaso Gollini was very kind I have to say, he put me straight on a few things and understood where I was coming from