Not a major theft from charity this time from Oldham, but theft nonetheless.
You’ll remember when Oldham crapped his XXXXL trousers earlier this summer when his charity site and so on for his disabled cousin were looked at by people taking part in this blog. How on earth could it be a genuine and trustworthy collection when all the money had to be sent to the Koptalk office (a portakabin outside his mam’s house) and all the cheques had to be made payable to Dunk’s mam? Dodgy is the word that comes to mind, alongside others like scandalous, theft and lowlife.
Even more worrying than that was what went on before we got going on this blog. He’d been taking money to pay the mortgage for his Aunty and Uncle after their daughter had been struck down with this illness. It had to be paid into the Koptalk PayPal account! Some people I believe gave hundreds, but everyone who contributed gave generously. And nobody got any kind of evidence in hindsight that it had gone to Lauren and her parents. To this day, despite us pointing it out to his full knowledge, he’s made no efforts at all to prove to anyone that he’s paid any of this money to Lauren. Our guess is that she’s received a small token amount – the rest went towards the Koptalk plasma TV and the upgrade to Dunk’s Merc. And perhaps the deposit on Steve’s Ka.
Tonight though what he’s done is to record the game being shown on Sky One in the UK between “celebrities” (you’ll not have heard of them if you’re from outside the UK) and “legends”. The Legends side includes ex-Reds like Grobellaar and Beardsley, along with two of the top five from the official site’s 100PWSTK – Rush and Barnes. In the studio is the player who topped that list, King Kenny. All of this is being done for charity. Even ex-Red Michael Owen is involved – he’s donated his crutches for a phone-in competition, all proceeds of which go to charity.
The opening goal was scored by Ian Rush and Oldham decided it would be a good idea to put it onto the Koptalk site. More accurately he put it onto YouTube, seeing as he now has a serious fear of putting videos onto his own webspace all of a sudden.
Now we all know that Oldham has no right to put any video onto his site, but one from a charity show? Personally I’ve no problem with that (although it’s not my copyright he’s stolen) as long as he pays an affordable amount for doing it. Thankfully YouTube have viewing stats, so why not say this – Dunk, you pay £10 (that’s ten English pounds) for every time it’s viewed this week. I looked before and it had been viewed 25 times, so that’s 250 quid already. A mere trifle to someone as successful as Oldham claims to be, and a fraction of the thousands he saved by scrapping his 12-grand-a-year hosting costs for his now defunct free forums.
The video is here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy6MXkYbLtk – and remember this – every time you view the video Dunk (should) give a tenner to charity.
* The official website for Sky One’s “The Match” is at http://www.skyone.co.uk/thematch3. The site says that the charities earmarked for the proceeds of all the phone-ins and the gate receipts from the 52,000 attendance at Dunk’s fave ground are two children’s charities – the NSPCC and the Chicken Shed Theatre Company.
** We’ve still not worked out why the fatso himself wasn’t there, seeing as the Legend’s captain was Dunk’s mate Chris Waddle. Waddle owns the house that Oldham claims to be buying in West Derby.