Without going through all of the comments one by one and classifying them as “pro-” or “anti-” this blog, I think it’s safe to say that the majority are from people who support what the blog is trying to do.
Every so often a small batch of apologists for Duncan appear, and I always appreciate this. I want to hear other views. It’s easy to follow a crowd and say, “Yes, that’s Dunk’s a right git isn’t he?” It’s harder to appear on here and say something opposite to what the blog says.
Of course on Koptalk, you couldn’t post anything showing signs of dissent, you’d be banned – or as the new saying goes, “You’ve been Tommed”.
This blog started off, originally, as a bit of a laugh to show how funny Duncan Oldham’s made-up transfer gossip was. It was intended to act as a record of what the claims were that he made, to come back to at a later date when it was so clear how wide of the mark they’d been. And as they weren’t in Dunk’s control, they couldn’t be changed or hidden to suit him.
As I continued to pay more attention to Koptalk than I had done before, I found out all kinds of things I’d forgotten about. Some of these things are worse than others. Some are fairly minor, others are fairly major. And my opinion on what’s major and minor possibly differs from yours.
Some of the things I’ve been told in emails I’ve been asked to keep confidential, because the informer ( ! ) has been frightened of it getting back to Duncan. Is this because they are lying, or is it because they’ve some kind of fear of Duncan? If anyone’s emailed me in the past about ways they’ve been ripped off by Oldham and now wants to let me report it then please get back in touch. I don’t report anything from my email account without permission.
Things have taken off with this blog in a much bigger way than I ever expected, Dunk’s impact on the internet side of LFC certainly isn’t small. Or at least it wasn’t. What’s hard now is to find time to take stock of all the things about Duncan Oldham and Koptalk we don’t like, and the aspects of Duncan Oldham and Koptalk we do like.
So I’d like you to try and list the good, the bad and the, well, the rest about Koptalk and Duncan Oldham.
So if you can, please leave a comment with your views on Koptalk and Duncan Oldham.
(If possible, state what you think is the worst thing about KT / DO and what you think is the best).
I’ll then try and use your comments to help newcomers find out about Oldham, and also to help me to concentrate on the majority of issues.