Duncan Oldham bans anyone from his sites if they show the slightest bit of dissent.
Duncan Oldham claims anyone who criticises him elsewhere is a “former banned member” or someone he “binned”. Another one he uses is “jealous rival of this site”.
As I’ve said before, I’m neither. This blog is no rival, I’ve never been banned. Similar to many of those who stand up against him. The ones who are banned, you’d think it was for being abusive. Tom was banned for coming up with some very well-meant suggestions.
Duncan Oldham says he has no rivals. He doesn’t see anyone else as a rival to him. He says it, but doesn’t mean it. He lies a lot you see…
Reged: Aug 05 2005
Loc: Preston, but Bootle born
I thought Kuyt was ‘due’ today
#1575797 – Fri Jul 28 2006 11:38 AM
Didnt we have a post from ‘a source’ claiming that dirk would be announced today?
Whilst i know LFC deadlines and dates always mean two weeks after orginally intended, is there any news on this?
honourablegeorge Honorary Member
Reged: Jan 09 2003
Re: I thought Kuyt was ‘due’ today [Re: kingofkop]
#1575823 – Fri Jul 28 2006 11:43 AM
It was a guy on another forum, claiming Carra told him – he wasn;t a well-known insider of any description.
Reged: May 16 2006
Loc: Moreton, Wirral
Re: I thought Kuyt was ‘due’ today [Re: honourablegeorge]
#1575832 – Fri Jul 28 2006 11:45 AM
I thought elisha or Usher had said this and as far as im aware they are very good sources.
Dunk KopTalk Daddy
Reged: Aug 20 2004
Re: I thought Kuyt was ‘due’ today [Re: carras_boot]
#1575973 – Fri Jul 28 2006 12:24 PM
(two smileys appeared here)
So if Duncan’s got no rivals, and other sites don’t bother him, why is “The Liverpool Way” one of the targets of his cyber squatting attacks. Why post this about Dave Usher, the owner and editor (a real editor) of TLW? It’s because Oldham’s jealous of he fact that Dave Usher has contacts at the Academy, at Melwood and at Anfield. He’s friends with players. In fact Oldham’s probably jealous of the fact that Dave Usher has friends, players or not.
I know that there was a recent post on TLW about Salif Diao not leaving Anfield as expected and instead travelling to Switzerland with the rest of the squad. It came well ahead of Koptalk’s announcement. Like most things really. One of Duncan’s few remaining members asked why the player was on such a high contract. Ideal opportunity for Oldham to complain about anyone who didn’t like Daio, and also to have a go at Rick Parry again.
Reged: Aug 20 2004
Re: Dunk’s comments on Diao [Re: TommySmith]
#1575981 – Fri Jul 28 2006 12:27 PM
Just wondering what your views on this is.
I am one of those who has been frustrated by this situation. For me the problem is that we have spent about 15m on him in transfer fee and wages, we bought him (and Cheyrou and Diouf) when we seemed to be about to make the break-through back to the top level, and instead weent backwards. What a waste of money they were.
Now let me clarify. The issue I have is with GED and whoever else at the club signed these guys, rather than with Salif himself. I am sure he has tried his best and he has had injury problems. But why did we sign someone so unproven on such a long term contract. Surely if there is a risk, you sign a 2 or 3 year deal, make the salary small with big bonuses and you can always extend it later.
Second point is that as a LFC fan for 30 odd years I will always support the team 100%, but I am entitled, i think, to critisise the club or individual players, or voice my opinion on them, if i feel they are not good enough. That doesn’t mean that the next time they wear the liver bird on their chest I will not be 100% behind them again.
End of rant.
The manager doesn’t set the fee, the player doesn’t set the fee. The chief executive determines the wages and contract duration.
Cristicism of Diao is fine but some of the attacks on him have been disgraceful.
So the manager and player have absolutely no input into a player’s fee, wages or contract duration? I didn’t know that. There’s me thinking a player (and his agent) would discuss wages and length of contract. There’s me thinking that a manager might just say to his chief executive or chairman that he’d not want to pay over a certain amount for a player, or give him too long a contract. Still, we haven’t all got the same contacts as Mr Oldham have we?
As for Oldham’s way of following the news rather than using his claimed sources to get stories, here’s a great comment “Mudface” left yesterday. Thanks again “Mudface”.
Just out of interest, I went back through the NewsNow entries for today. Although the times aren’t 100% reliable (at least according to Paul Ward off .tv) they do provide a consistent account of where KopTalk’s recycled ‘news’ stories are stolen from. It appears it takes him only a couple of minutes to copy and rewrite articles from the Echo and the official site , but a while longer to steal stuff off Sky and other websites. Presumably he had a lie-in this morning as the Post’s stadium article wasn’t recycled until nearly 10 am.
Below is a selection from today, I’ve been a bit of a transfer news hound for the last couple of days, and believe me this pattern is repeated day-in, day-out- it’s almost comical.
Benitez admits Pennant signing is a gamble KopTalk.com 12:42
Pennant deal a ‘gamble’ icLiverpool, Merseyside 11:56
Liverpool FC: Resources there to build new stadium KopTalk.com 11:59
Cash is in place for new Anfield icLiverpool, Merseyside 11:56
Liverpool linked with Brescia starlet KopTalk.com 13:16
Brescia starlet catches Reds’ eye Sky Sports 11:11
Kaiserslautern game NOT postponed KopTalk.com 10:22
Weekend friendly still on Liverpool FC – The Official Site 10:20
Parry could be handed stadium reprieve KopTalk.com 09:52
£9m question: Is stadium deal still on track? icLiverpool, Merseyside 08:47
If only he’d name his sources more often (i.e. which website) and admit he’s got no sources (i.e. players or staff of LFC) then I’d personally not be too bothered.