What is going on at Koptalk HQ? While we’re all trying to second guess the fat Geordie conman, there may be a simpler explanation. He’s about to do a runner.
By closing down the free forums Dunc has surely abandoned his recruiting ground for new paying members in the medium and long term. A certain victory for this blog. We know he’s had the worst summer for signups since he started Koptalk. Thanks to this blog, and other startup LFC websites, Koptalk is out of pocket; This summer has been a disaster and his visit to Melwood last week was a last desperate attempt to convice his users.
He may be thick, but when it comes to money, Dunc(e) will do whatever it takes to keep it rolling in – and with a long term strategy for keeping the money rolling. Koptalk HQ are fighting for their survival, but how long will it last, and what if there is no long term strategy any more?
I don’t think this latest twist is an ill-conceived marketing plan. For Duncan there must be a very good reason for his shutting down of the free site, and if you believe the rumours, our famous and proud football club are finally about to come down hard on Oldham and his constant illegal activities.
His latest stunt could be one last money spinner before doing a runner. Isn’t he set to go to Malta for two weeks later this month? Maybe he’s bought a one-way ticket!
His shenanigans at Melwood last week could have given LFC grounds for legal action, and with the North East Trading Standards, the Inland Revenue and many more organisations closing in on the fat con man, maybe he’s planning on a disappearance.
I am no legal expert, but as I understand it his visit to Melwood, sticking paparazzi style camcorders and wide-lensed cameras in the faces of Liverpol FC staff and players, has upset quite a few and rightly so. His implications of having a ‘gateman in his pocket’ has also ruffled a few feathers, and put jobs of honest hard-working folk on the line at Melwood.
Pretending to buy a property close to Melwood fitted with CCTV cameras to watch the comings and goings at a private property would breach many privacy and invasion laws. Something else to upset “the suits”, and besides the daily visits to “spy” on Liverpool FC training sessions would certainly be unwelcome. What would a Newcastle fan be doing spying on LFC training sessions? Selling sensitive information to their rival clubs?
You don’t see the other media outlets such as Sky Sports or the national newspapers camping outside melwood or anfield, and neither would you see any respectable and law-abiding journalist climbing walls with ladders or wheelie bins to take hundreds of snaps of a legitimate companies private property and activities.
So did Duncan finally give LFC solid grounds for legal action? Is Dunc about to take the money and run? I think so.