You are about to report the comment below to the Crash.Net moderators as being abusive. An abusive comment may contain profanity, personal attacks or commercial SPAM.
Please do not report this comment as being abusive if you simply disagree with the comment posted. If this is the case then you can click on the "disagree" icon () in the upper right of the comment's post to show your dissatisfaction.
Crash.Net moderators will view all reported comments and will act as they deem necessary. This may be editing the comment or total deletion.
Calling Haslam a nearly man is a little harsh. He had a good run in BSB and was beaten to the title by Kiyo twice, Shakey Byrne (the two most successful riders in BSB history) and Gregorio Lavilla, who we know is no mug. Lost to Biaggi in 2010 (6 world titles). The BMW wasn't competitive last year, and he was playing second fiddle to Melandri this year.
My only worry is that he'll have to do the same for Rea next year.