by Rupert Insider
The meteorite that snuffed out the dinousaurs did not get the cockroaches. And just watch next time we have a nuclear holocaust. Everything will be dead, everything! But then the cockroach legs will start twitching and before you know it they’ll be over-running the world.
Which brings me back to Duncan Oldham.
We haven’t exactly nuked him – but he can see it coming and he has darted off to hide in the dark, inaccessible cracks until the nuclear cloud passes.
So do we leave him there or get the exterminator to go in after him?
Perhaps its time to review our priorities?
This is what we have been doing so far:
1. Providing all his “exclusive” copy free.
2. Lampooning his claims to have inside information and contacts with LFC.
3. Exposing numerous scams and lies.
4. Detailing his history and especially his campaigns against players and club.
5. Contacting senior officials at LFC and journalists and players and the managers of news and references services to ensure that they are fully aware of him.
6. Contacting copyright holders to make them aware of his theft of their property in order to re-sell it to his members.
7. Informing the authorities about various potentially illegal aspects of his activities.
The result is plain to see. His claim to represent the No. 1 Fan’s Site is now in tatters. At best he is 9th or 10th – very close to the bottom – down among the smallest one-man sites and the most recent start-ups.
The coup de grace will probably be an official action by one of the authorities investigating him – or by his flight out of the country to avoid them.
But that is not something we can control. And there are some who say we should not rely on it – we should finish off his site ourselves.
And there are some who say his credibility is so exposed to ridicule and his options so restricted that its safe to let him run about behind the skirting boards, just as long as he does not come into the Anfield living room.
Others say the opposite. They suggest that he is playing possum. He is reducing his activities so that the blog has nothing to record or analyse. He is waiting until we all get bored. And then he will launch a free site again – cocking a snoop at those who thought they were buying into an exclusive members-only club – and he will revert to all the unethical and illegal practices which got him prominence on the net in the first place.
Its a practical issue for those who contribute to the blog either as writers of articles or of comments. Clearly Oldham and his broken, 10th-ranking site would not justify the attention of such fine minds if he is no longer a malignant cancer on LFC.
I can understand some might think he is now such a trivial matter he does not deserve any attention. (But not trivial if you are in Thailand and have just spent a couple of week’s wages on a Koptalk membership because it claims to have “official news” and be “no.1 LFc site with insider information”.)
I intend to do Blog that! – Part 4 – The End Times.
But I really think this is a time for the bog’s readers to give some direction.
What do you think Oldham’s strategy is now – apart from panic?
How urgent is it to go after him?
Should we tighten the screw with the authorities?
What are the options?