Flashback 3 – Where's Steve? The Unwaged Needs Him.

scream1.jpgFLASHBACKS: We’ll post an old article every now and then. For newcomers – it will be taste of what they’ve missed from the earlier days of the blog. For the oldtimers – a little nostalgia.

If you’d like to recommend an old post for re-posting, let me know.

Rupert Insider

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April 20th, 2006

by Insider Insider

JUSTIFICATION

kt_katie_cleaner.jpgYes folks, it’s a familiar sight at KT. Chunk has been getting criticised, so a newbie posts a question asking how the rotund one manages to run the site, and why he puts himself through torture to bring this site to us all. So find yourself a decent mp3 of violin music and read on as our chubby friend justifies his methods of getting money out of everyone. Watch out too for the contradictions.

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Info about Koptalk
#1381589 – Thu Apr 20 2006 12:33 PM
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Obviously Dunk is the main man, but who else runs the show? I lad called Steve is AWOL (remember that Van Damme film?) who else works in the office?

The reason I ask is I know how this site is run? Does it make money or is it run by committed supporters who do it for free?

Also where is Dunk, is he sick or AWOL? Dont know whats going on in the KOPTALK HQ?

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Will7]
#1381639 – Thu Apr 20 2006 12:56 PM
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KopTalk began as a hobby back in the early 90’s. Initially it wasn’t a website but a mailing list which was very popular. It then made the switch from mailing list to website in about 1998. I even created the LFC newsgroup, something which I’m proud of lol!

It is run by myself from home. Steve (my step-brother (16)) has helped on the site for a couple of years along with other family members when they can. Everyone, including myself, is unwaged. However, in the early days before the .com burst, companies were throwing money around to have the site on their networks and I used my head wisely and managed to pay my mortgage off etc.

When the .com bubble burst, websites that had spent millions collapsed because advertsing revenues nosedived overnight. Because there was only me, I managed to ride it out.

A couple of years ago I broke from networks and went alone. However, this meant that there was no guaranteed income from advertising which was a major worry. I had to find ways of generating cash to keep the site alive and it was suggested that I create the Insider and after that the Gold Club.

People were throwing themselves at me offering donations etc but it didn’t seem right. A lot of sites take donations but I wanted to try and give something back for those who supported us and that’s what we continue to do or at least try to do.

Over the years various LFC players have worked on the site, either writing columns, feeding info and so on. Thanks to people like Tommy Smith who became a friend, I managed to start networking and making more and more friends and sources.

Today the site has come a long way. We actually have a dedicated office at home now which is funny because when I first started I worked from a small desk in my daughters bedroom.

Steve had a row with his dad the other day and hasn’t been since so I’m currently working in the office alone which I’m struggling with. I’ll give it until the weekend to determine what to do next and to see what my next move is.

In terms of finances, people see a lot of members and try and work out what the site rakes in but they never consider what the site pays out. If I was to axe the site I’d be better off financially but it’s a love for me and I don’t know what else I’d do. However, things can’t go on forever and if I don’t get me little helper back, I can’t see how I could continue the site under the current format. I’d certainly have to consider scaling at all down and maybe dumping koptalk.com altogether.

On the day I got married at Anfield, I even took my PC to the hotel room and got up at 5am to update the site before I got wed and we didn’t even have a honeymoon as I wouldn’t turn my back on everyone. Silly sod eh! Ah well, I was young. I’m 31 now though and it’s becoming more and more demanding.

The best thing about the whole site is the Insider & GC because the community has a real good vibe about it. Yes there are people who are here for the wrong reasons but they don’t concern me. It’s the majority who count and when they say it’s time to hang up the keyboard and go, I’ll go, if it hasn’t already happened before then.

COME HOME STEVE

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381647 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:00 PM
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will it follow in yer book mate

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381651 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:02 PM
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Sound.

Hope everything is cool anyway.

Will.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: cricket69]
#1381671 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:09 PM
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will it follow in yer book mate

What book

I guarantee that it will be out 2006 or FREE Gold Club memberships for everyone for life lol!

I just need Steve to get his arse back.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381674 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:13 PM
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Is Steve writing it then??????

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: cricket69]
#1381677 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:13 PM
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Is Steve writing it then??????

No. He can’t spell his own name. The more he does here, the more free time I get to persue other matters.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381716 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:33 PM
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Can you upgrade from Insider to Gold Club or do you just need to pay the £30 or whatever it is?

I can understand why you get wound up sometimes and I would deffo drop koptalk.com.

If you need any remote web design/development work send me your CV and I’ll see what I can do!!

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381740 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:43 PM
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Dunk, this question might seem a bit personal, and I’ld understand you ignoring it. But if Koptalk doesn’t really give you any profit, what do you do for a living then mate?

I really appreciate your dedication to the site and the club – few people can be as committed as you are.

I nominate you for fan of the decade mate.

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Jose Mourinho on Anfield and Liverpool…

Even the most arrogant of people bow in front of anfield and liverpool’s greatness….

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Will7]
#1381750 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:48 PM
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God I’m useless at techy stuff lol. Yeh you can move upstairs, just email koptalkoffice@gmail.com mate

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: farhad1985]
#1381754 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:51 PM
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Dunk, this question might seem a bit personal, and I’ld understand you ignoring it. But if Koptalk doesn’t really give you any profit, what do you do for a living then mate?

I really appreciate your dedication to the site and the club – few people can be as committed as you are.

I nominate you for fan of the decade mate.

Nah man it’s ok.

This is my living. Probably out of each 12 months you get 2 or 3 good months which enables me to treat meself. Last time we had a good month I bought a new telly for the World Cup. Wife’s a teacher so we have her coin and thanks to the companies throwing money around like idiots in the early 2000’s I paid me house off. So technically speaking, I don’t need to work. However, I’d be very bored.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Will7]
#1381756 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:53 PM
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Can you upgrade from Insider to Gold Club or do you just need to pay the £30 or whatever it is?

I can understand why you get wound up sometimes and I would deffo drop koptalk.com.

If you need any remote web design/development work send me your CV and I’ll see what I can do!!

Bloody hell mate.

You’ve been here less than a month, and now you’re trying to headhunt our Dunk.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381759 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:54 PM
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Quote:

Quote:
Dunk, this question might seem a bit personal, and I’ld understand you ignoring it. But if Koptalk doesn’t really give you any profit, what do you do for a living then mate?

I really appreciate your dedication to the site and the club – few people can be as committed as you are.

I nominate you for fan of the decade mate.

Nah man it’s ok.

This is my living. Probably out of each 12 months you get 2 or 3 good months which enables me to treat meself. Last time we had a good month I bought a new telly for the World Cup. Wife’s a teacher so we have her coin and thanks to the companies throwing money around like idiots in the early 2000’s I paid me house off. So technically speaking, I don’t need to work. However, I’d be very bored.

wait for it…….

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381760 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:54 PM
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I thought you had a huge purpose built office in Newcastle? Didn’t there used to be webcams showing dedicated lovely girlie staff. Or was I dreaming?

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Kopdan]
#1381763 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:55 PM
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FLMAO ****

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: merseymack]
#1381767 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:58 PM
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I thought you had a huge purpose built office in Newcastle? Didn’t there used to be webcams showing dedicated lovely girlie staff. Or was I dreaming?

Steve’s dad made a dedicated office at the back of the house. It’s superb mind, he did a great job. Had to tap off me mam’s credit cards like which she keeps reminding me about lol! When me mates come round they say they could live in the office as it’s a right little Aladin’s cave…. although it’s alarmed, armed and patrolled by 2 f***ing great big GSD’s

Plus when I’m at home, I put the cams on so I can see what Steve’s getting up to in the office when he’s supposed to be tucked up in bed… he knows how to use the foreign sat system

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He seems to be married again this week, after his recent boasts of “shags” with girls he meets on myspace. He mentions how proud he is of his newsgroup actions. He doesn’t mention his attempts on newsgroups to arrange threesome for him and his wife……….

April 24th 2006

stevewarn1.gifThe trouble continues at Chunk’s mansion. His little step-brother / assistant / cousin / son (we lose track) is still missing. The poor lad is only 16, and was forced to perform in front of a camera for “Koptalk TV”. Watching it was bad enough – imagine being there.

We feel for the poor lad – confined to barracks with KT’s very own Mr Big as your only company must have been slowly turning his brain to mush.

But he’s not the only victim here. Oh no. Rollie Oldham has got to the point again where he feels he’s going to have to quit. He’ll just have to pack it all in. He’s desperate to hear those cries from the Koptalkettes – please stay oh fat one, we couldn’t live without your s(h)ite. These cries always have those smilies with them and praise for Dunnie. Usually they follow a bit of criticism, but not this time.

As is common policy with the insider, nothing is posted you can’t find anywhere else. Well, excluding made-up stuff, which often appears inside the insider. The rest of the insider is what you get outside, or what you find in the papers. Or other people’s sites. He likes taking things from other people’s sites to claim them as his own. So here, available on any of his pop-up infested sites is his plea for some understanding:

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An important note from the Editor
#1386354 – Sun Apr 23 2006 01:42 PM Reply

You will have noticed that KOPTALK hasn’t been firing on all cylinders for the last week. By this I mean we have been a bit lazy with news updates, reports, previews and so on.

This is because my assistant Steve (16) had a bit of a row at home and decided to take off. From now on he will be referred to as John Rambo!

Although I could have provided more updates etc, I have been worried about him and basically I couldn’t be arsed with the site, so much so that I am again considering jacking it in over the summer. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been doing it for too long and I’m desperate to start writing plus I have to get my infamous book out before I get lynched!

I’m taking today off to go out for a pint and to chill. Tomorrow I’ll be in the office from about 8am and news updates will recommence as normal.

If you have recently placed an order in the KOPTALK shop and are still awaiting delivery or support, we will see that all pending orders are dispatched this week. We will not be taking any new orders with the exception of KOPTALK-LFC badges.

Telephone support will not be available while John Rambo is AWOL. I will see that any important announcements are made at http://www.koptalk.info

Please remember that KOPTALK is run by myself with the voluntary input of people like John Rambo. The office will be manned this week just by myself and no doubt me Mrs on an evening so don’t expect any miracles if you’re emailing in. Just sit tight and wait for a response.

Cheers

Dunk

His wife is going to help too? Does she know about fatty’s myspace girls? Does she know he has a fat chance with the myspace girls? Does she care? We’ll probably find out soon. Hopefully without photos.

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7 Responses to “Flashback 3 – Where's Steve? The Unwaged Needs Him.”

  1. rupertinsider Says:

    This is called re-writing history.

    “KopTalk began as a hobby back in the early 90’s. Initially it wasn’t a website but a mailing list which was very popular. It then made the switch from mailing list to website in about 1998.”

    No mention of Colin Seaman the person who founded Koptalk. And Oldham’s claim that it was his hobby from the early 1990’s is rubbish.

    For something a little closer to the truth look at 5. Shop Oldham – scroll down to Duncan Oldham – History. As always corrections, additions and deletions welcome.

  2. rupertinsider Says:

    That’s another instance of him claiming he paid his house off. Have a look at 5. Shop Oldham which deals with the fact that the house is in his wife’s name and has a mortgage.

    In this piece he contradicts his claim that he paid cash for the shed. Now he says it was made by his mother’s husband, Steve’s dad, who had to tap his mother’s credit card to pay for the materials.

    This is not the account of a guy who is making a mint. In this piece he is claiming to be living on his wife’s salary. She’s a teacher. She also works on KT, he says, although she actually lives in Scarborough with the kids, he says.

    So I think we can safely say that in that particular week he needed to establish his relative poverty, for some reason.

    Shortly before , when he was bragging about his sexual conquests with girls from My Space, he claimed an income of ₤250,000 on his My Space profile.

    I think it was around that time he bought his new Mercedes – so he says. And a month or two later was boasting about buying properties in Melwood and a hotel in Liverpool and other vehicles etc etc etc

    Conning requires a good memory.

  3. rupertinsider Says:

    ADAM: Comment on “Justification”
    Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 08:11:30 +0000

    I created the first LFC newsgroup after being baited by Man U fans.
    Fatty came along trying to shut it down in favour of his rec.sports (I think) on
    e.

    (The above comment may have got cut off by me while I was rearranging the two parts of the above post – Rupert).

  4. rupertinsider Says:

    Adam: Can you give some dates and maybe a few more details? If you don’t want to post them you could always email rupertinsider AT gmail DOT com

  5. rupertinsider Says:

    Notice his statement about THE BOOK:

    I guarantee that it will be out 2006 or FREE Gold Club memberships for everyone for life lol!”

    So it looks like the Gold Club will need to be eliminated by 31st December 2006.

  6. rupertinsider Says:

    Judging from an email – apparently not everyone recognises that the “woman” in the photo is Duncan Oldham – somewhat slimmed down and with a receding hairline under his wig. He is holding his cultic “meat pie” photo.

    This was at a time when he was making hay from promising his members a new 18 year old blonde addition to his expanding staff at KT HQ. When people demanded a photo he produced that one.

    Later he also produced a photo which purported to be Katie – the new addition. You can find it at the end of the 5. Shop Oldham article. It shows the top of her head in the foreground and a bulky body – that’s all. Her written style as moderator and admin is much more controlled and measured than his and her voice on the KT internet radio broadcast was like that of someone much older than 18.

    Someone has suggest Katie is his cousin and that it was she who telephoned former members at their place of employment threatening to complain to their employers – others said that was his mother who has been very aggressive in the past.

    Others suggest Katie does not exist. The top of the blonde head could have been Oldham or someone else. The fact that the hair colour is similar to his mother’s (who is in the background of the photo) suggests that she might be family, or wearing one of his mother’s wigs – or if it has been doctored in photoshop – it might be his mother in the foreground and the background.

    Others have suggested “Katie ” is a cover for his mother’s activities.

    One thing for sure – nothing is straightforward about Oldham and his poky business.

  7. McWar Says:

    “although it’s alarmed, armed and patrolled by 2 f***ing great big GSD’s”

    It’s not patrolled by any GSD’s – more lies Dunk 🙂


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