by Andy Insider and Rupert Insider
This is the Koptalk Video link of the team training at Melwood.
The close-ups notwithstanding, you can tell their taken with zoom lens from over the fence by the sound of the traffic passing and the off-camera voice of scouser taking snaps next to Oldham. In fact he says “I’m here every day” and “they must know you by now, Dunk”. At the end of the video Oldham gives us a glimpse of the chatty scouser hauling the purple wheelie-bin.
There’s been a fair bit of discussion about the legalities of poking cams over the fence at Melwood. The following might of interest. They are two excerpts from a legal guide for UK-based photographers.
The full guide can be found at:
http://www.sirimo.co.uk/media/UKPhotographersRights.pdf (you need Acrobat to open it).
“A person who enters onto private property without permission commits a trespass, as does anyone who ‘interferes’ with the property. Interference could be something as minor as climbing on the landowner’s wall to take a photograph over the wall or resting a camera on a fence.”
“Even where property is open to entry by the public in general, as in the case of most business premises, the owner or occupier has the right to demand that a photographer cease taking photographs and the right to demand that he leave the premises.”
If the video glimpse of the purple wheelie-bin is too fast for you, or your distracted by the fine tenor voice of the scouse lad as he hauls it away, here’s a photo. It’s copyright of Krap Talk (2004) so you know its authentic – untouched by the Koptalk Photo Shop.
It must be comforting for members of the Kotpalk Insider to see the actual hallowed ground of the Insider Enclosure at Melwood. (The big guy with three heads on the left is not Oldham – its three young scousers minding his place on the wheelie-bin for a quid. That’s how important it is to him).
All joking aside, I quite enjoyed his little video, especially since I never paid 30 quid for it. But I don’t think I want to see too many more disjointed and foreshortened shots of barely recognisable characters in the distance kicking their balls about.
And I couldn’t really relax because I kept worrying about Dunk, the wheelie-bin, the cheekie scouser and the force of gravity.
We know Dunk doesn’t trust the wee “scallies” who blackmail him into paying them for minding his car on the rare occasions he visits Anfield. So why trust them at Melwood? If I were him I’d tow the wheelie-bin to the Pier Head behind the Mercedes. He could get his contact at the Crowne Plaza concierge desk to bring it up to his room on the lift.
What a topsy turvey world is Oldham’s!
Just a couple of months ago, Rick Parry was begging him to come over to Anfield for an urgent meeting about something Oldham had and Parry wanted; somebody else had given him exclusive tapes of Crouch talking to the S**; Steve Morgan’s people were consulting him about boardroom battles; the L4 Group in the USA and the Kraft family were constantly on the transatlantic blower keeping him up-to-date about their investment plans; he couldn’t get foreign agents and world-class players out of his hair with their confidential messages about transfer negotiations and he had to go about incognito in Liverpool to avoid the attention of LFC players who insisted on giving him the dirt on their teammates.
Steve Gerrard was a particular nuisance – always wanting to gab – and as for Dalglish – it was just as well he couldn’t speak English.
The suits were clambering to give Kotpalk official status at all LFC press conferences and other non-public events for the 2006-2007 season and his phone never stopped ringing with insider information from his army of Anfield, Melwood and Academy insiders.
And if that wasn’t enough, his real esate agents and financiers were racing ahead with the purchase of Chris Waddles 300,000 pounds house near Melwood, a downtown hotel in Liverpool and several vehicles. It was all one big happy whirl.
And now? Well look again at the photo above and the video.