This was posted in the Koptalk “Gold” club tonight.
Dunk KopTalk Editor
Suggestions for next season – (lotto, pools etc)
#1533666 – 07/07/06 07:11 PM Reply Quote
Is there any other kind of thing you’d like us to enter next season?
We’ve got the lotto syndicate and the pools but I wondered if you wanted anything else?
I think that Millionaire coupon by Ladbrokes is pretty good.
Also, do you think we should vary the way the Lotto is done? We currently do Lucky Dips? Should we stick to set numbers based on LFC dates or anything else?
We don’t have much time to deal with these things so it needs to be workable.
Someone suggested earlier about running a comp/raffle/draw for an LFC share.
We could do this but we’d need just under £3100 i.e. 310 members x £10 max or another calculation.
I’ve also thought about doing a Christmas draw like we have down the local but it could be late to do this now as you need to get a few quid in to buy prizes and stuff. We pay 20p a square and all the money goes into prizes. Might think about this next year.
I also thought about us starting the season with say a £500 betting pot and we all (collectively through suggestions and polls), use that to place wagers during the season to see if we can get it up higher and split it or donate to charity e.g. HJC, Alder Hey etc (not Lauren’s cause before anyone starts raising their eyes!). I think this one would be a good idea.
Remember, this is your site and we’ll do what we can to make it fun and enjoyable.
Let’s have a closer look.
Dunk asks, “Is there any other kind of thing you’d like us to enter next season?” Maybe it’s just some sort of ringing in my ears, but I could have sworn I heard people shouting “the canal” or “prison” in the distance then.
He talks about having “the lotto syndicate and the pools” – but does he actually do them? Maybe it would be a good idea to ask him to prove that he actually does do these things. If he gets the lotto tickets when he’s down at the newsagents paying his paper bill (including 12 copies per week of the Sun) then he can prove it very easily. Every week, before the draw takes place, he can post a scan of the tickets on the site. It’s easy enough to tell if he’s tried faking the scan of the tickets. If he shows every week that he really is spending that amount of money on the lotto as he has claimed to do all of these years then it will go towards improving his shattered credibility. We’re trying to help you there Dunk – scan the lotto tickets every week and you’ll look less of a bare-faced-liar than you do right now. Don’t forget the season ticket scan while you’re at it.
Word of warning though fatty about this idea you have – “do you think we should vary the way the Lotto is done? We currently do Lucky Dips? Should we stick to set numbers based on LFC dates or anything else?” Sounds to us like you may be thinking this will get you out of having to prove you have bought the tickets. It won’t – you still need to scan them every time you buy them so people can check them out. And we’ve contacts at the pools companies by the way – I’m sure we could find out if a “Duncan Oldham” or “Del Johnson” does the pools each week. In fact most syndicate entries tend to have some kind of indication on them that they are a part of a syndicate, sometimes because the person running the syndicate wants to separate his own personal entries from his syndicate’s entries. So we’d expect to find entries for “Duncan Oldham – Koptalk” or similar. And how long have these entries (supposedly) been on for? In fact if you are telling the truth about the entries, you won’t mind members of your syndicate contacting the pools company directly just for confirmation will you? Is it Littlewoods, Vernons or Zetters? Let us know.
The next bit we highlight sounds also like a veiled attempt at trying to avoid having to show any proof – “We don’t have much time to deal with these things…” Well you do now don’t you fatty? You’ve just taken an extra member of staff on so you tell us. Her name’s very similar to your mum’s in pronunciation though, so careful you don’t mix them up! Still I’m sure that she’ll be able to help you in your cutting and pasting duties enough so that you can spend five minutes scanning a few bits of paper.
This one made us laugh a little bit. Sounds like Dunk fancies the idea of becoming an LFC shareholder. “Someone suggested earlier about running a comp/raffle/draw for an LFC share.” To save you some time Dunk I can already write the article for you for when you announce the winner: “Congratulations to Steven MacNeish of Wallsend, the lucky winner of our Koptalk LFC Share raffle.” Don’t ever say we don’t try and help you.
Next up Dunk says this about the idea of using his member’s money to help him keep feeding his gambling addiction – “donate to charity e.g. HJC, Alder Hey etc (not Lauren’s cause before anyone starts raising their eyes!).” Dunk’s visit to Liverpool last week jogged his memory about Alder Hey children’s hospital obviously, and his extreme PR cock-ups involving the Sun newspaper mean he’s desperate to try and win back some respect from the point of view of the HJC. Too late though really fatty, you’ve made it clear too often and too regularly that you have no respect for the views of all of those who were impacted by the Hillsborough tragedy. You support the Sun. And as for the mention of Lauren – you are criticised for that for so many reasons, no need to go into them all now, but why are all cheques for Lauren’s cause to be made payable to your mum? Why not Lauren, or Lauren’s parents, or even an account under the name of “Lauren Forsyth appeal fund”? If you aren’t bent (as in on the fiddle rather than homosexual) then you do yourself no favours with this sort of thing. In fact the cheques are to be made payable to “J Oldham”. I wonder how many of those cheques could have been easily changed to “D Oldham”?
Finally, entry number three from the Duncan Oldham book of clichés – “Remember, this is your site”. If that’s the case then why are we always banned for asking perfectly reasonable questions?
If this is one of your first visits to this blog and you have been given the impression (from Koptalk) that the blog is here only for reason of jealousy, you’ve been misinformed. To test it out, go onto Koptalk and ask the following questions:
- Can Koptalk please post evidence of the purchase of Lotto entries from now on?
- Can Koptalk please post evidence of their past pools entries, and future ones from now on?
- Can Koptalk please explain why they say they might consider betting for the HJC yet continue to support the Sun?
- Can the Oldham family please explain why donations for Lauren Forsyth are to be made payable to “J Oldham”?
- Will I be banned for asking these questions?
- Will this thread be left open to allow others to discuss your answers?
- Will those who discuss your answers be banned for any signs of dissent or disagreement with those answers?
- Will you answer some other questions we have?
When you’ve asked them email us at koptalk.insider @ gmail.com and tell us how quickly you were banned.