Does anyone, ANYONE, still believe that Duncan Oldham has contacts inside Anfield? Or Melwood? or the Academy? Or for that matter the chippy down the road from Melwood?
If you do, or even if there’s a little bit of you that says “maybe”, here’s something to consider.
Duncan Oldham posted this information on Salif Diao just before 1pm today. After the Echo had updated their website. It was his first confirmation that Salif Diao had gone to Switzerland with the rest of the squad.
KopTalkInsider.com KopTalk Staff
Reged: Jul 28 2003
Diao continues working with Rafa
#1573687 – Thu Jul 27 2006 12:57 PM
There have been rumours that Salif Diao failed to impress during his trial at Charlton with others claiming he failed a medical.
However, as confirmed by the local media, the Liverpool midfielder didn’t even attend the trial as it was cancelled.
We’ve been saddened to see so many Reds sticking the knife into Diao recently. Things haven’t worked out for the lad, simple as but at the end of the day he’s still a Red.
Some of the abuse aimed at him has been pathetic. He didn’t set his transfer fee and he collects a wage just like every other player does. He wants to move on and he will when the opportunity is there.
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I’ll gloss over whether or not Duncan has the right to call anyone pathetic for abusing a Liverpool player – after all, he’s the one who seems to do it the most. Peter Crouch is the latest, following on from Robbie Fowler a few years back.
The reason for publishing this snippet is because of how long it took Oldham to find it out. He doesn’t even read his own forums.
Post: Bad news on diao (Topic#18776)
akbar 1st Team Player
26-07-06 11:54 AM – Post#280918
According to a reliable post on another liverpool forum the diao move to charlton has not gone through, he is travelling with the rest of our squad to the swiss training camp.
KopForLife Reserve Player
27-07-06 03:02 AM – Post#282310
In response to akbar
what forum are u refering to about this article?
akbar 1st Team Player
27-07-06 07:36 AM – Post#282358
In response to KopForLife
the forum is the liverpool way and is posted by dave usher.
So I went to The Liverpool Way and had a look for the post by Dave Usher. It’s here. And it appeared a full day before Duncan Oldham revealed it. Wednesday, 11.31am – compared to Oldham’s Thursday, 12.57pm. Twenty-five-and-a-half hours later.
If Duncan had any contacts at Anfield, he’d have been able to find this out himself. If he knew the club coach-driver he’d have had a bit of a chance of finding it out. The kit-man. Any of the physios. The owner of The Liverpool Way probably found this out off a player. He knows Liverpool players, at different levels within the club – from first team down to academy.
Like yesterday, with the Jermaine Pennant deal, Oldham proves yet again he has not got the contacts he claims to have. He’s got no contacts inside Liverpool Football Club. Another site has – and it’s free (you have to register to see some bits, but there’s no charge for that. Or begging to be let in.) YNWA.tv.
Someone was kind enough to leave a comment here pointing to the relevant articles and posts on that site that saw them beat Duncan Oldham into space in terms of scooping the Jermain Pennant story. Thanks “Mudface”.
Just to reiterate YNWA.tv’s scoop on this, here’s the forum link (you’ll need to register to read this particular forum)- http://www.ynwa.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=107854
The news article is here- http://www.ynwa.tv/news/index.php/2006/June/2158
They jumped the gun slightly, I suppose, after the attempt to sign Alves dragged on a while, but were spot on otherwise. Also, to emphasise other points made in these comments- ElishaScott’s posts on YNWA are accurate and well worth reading. He does genuinely appear to have inside knowledge due to his apparent friendship with a prominent player.
Jul 27, 10:55 AM
And this was left by “R A Softlad” –
Insider Insider and chapeau du soleil are correct in that we only run a story if it’s confirmed by two or more independent sources.
Jul 27, 3:02 PM
If we got Duncan Oldham to leave a comment, after taking a truth serum, it would read:
Everything on Koptalk is made up or stolen from somewhere else, even The Sun. I usually take me stuff from other LFC sites, and a little bit from the local press in Newcastle (especially strikers Newcastle are interested in from Germany).
Still not had to update that count on the right-hand-side of this page by the way. The one showing how many scoops or exclusives Duncan Oldham has provided to his paying Insider members. He’s not even guessed anything right yet.