We get some excellent emails and comments on this site from people, and some of the people who get in touch with me tell me things about Mr Oldham that I’d love to share with you – but I won’t because I respect the privacy of those telling me. I never reveal the contents of any email without permission.
Some of this stuff is funny, other stuff would make you really, really angry – much more than you are now. I hear very little in his defence, and when I do it’s usually followed with a great big, “BUT….” as the writer lists another catalogue of lies from the wide man.
Sometimes I can reproduce the item, with permission, after carefully hiding some of the details so as not to identify the people telling me. This is one such example.
We posted earlier about Duncan’s claims recently that he’d taken loads of video and photos of the Reds back at Melwood on the first day back at training. Someone got in touch with me to say how this reminded them of an old Duncan Oldham tale from Melwood.
It was a few years ago now, and Oldham made a big deal out of claiming he’d been invited as a guest of the club to attend the pre-season training sessions. Or in the way Dunk always puts it, Koptalk were invited as VIP guests of the club.
Unlike this year though, when he only managed a photo of the back of Gary Ablett, he actually had photos of the lads in training. He made sure all of his site visitors were aware that he’d been a guest of the club, and that they’d let him take as many photos as he wanted.
You may remember it, and you may well have been impressed.
Until you hear this bit. Without wishing to sound like Dunk here I need to be vague to protect identities. I’ll just say someone who works for the club saw Oldham that day at Melwood. They remembered it well. I suppose it’s not every day that an independent website gets to attend as a VIP guest of Liverpool Football Club at Melwood.
Trouble was, he didn’t actually attend as a guest of the club at all. He was stood on the roof of his Merc with his long lens camera, taking his pictures of the lads in training from over the wall. And as a result, he was the laughing stock of all who saw him.
Especially when they found out what he’d been claiming on his website.