Our recent addition to News Now has seen us attract a lot of new readers. If you’re new, thanks for taking the time to read the blog, if you’re a Red, please take lots more time and read lots more of the blog. Especially if you were planning to get yourself a new Koptalk subscription next payday.
Over the past months we’ve had various stages where we get a sudden influx of new visitors. What have become known as “suicide posts” are one way we get a big helping of new readers – someone posting a link to here (or maybe to Est1892 or Six Crazy Minutes) prior to them then being banned by Herr Oldham.
What we always find is that new readers (excluding those who’ve never heard of the site we are blogging about) are a mixture of those who had long suspected something was fishy about the former Scarborough resident who runs Koptalk, or are still too blind to see how much of a con-artist Mr Koptalk is.
Two recent comment-writers, interestingly enough both Tiscali users, seem to have fallen into the second category. One suggested that we were wrong to complain about Dunk’s unilateral decision to declare an end to hostilities towards The S*n. Come on now Mrs Oldham – do you not think it’s time you told Dunk to behave himself? Your lack of discipline could be partly to blame for his self-centered ways. You should watch “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory” again and pay close attention to Augustus Gloop. The other comment writer droned on about something I’ve already forgotten. Didn’t you Dunk?
As we’ve said on here many, many times before, the boycott of The S*n is something that all Reds are expected to respect. If you want to add all of Murdoch’s empire to the boycott list then that is your personal choice and many Reds will respect you for doing that, because it’s no small empire. If you want to add everything tarnished by Kelvin McKenzie to the list then again you’ll find yourself earning huge respect. However, the boycott is against The S*n. There is no excuse for buying The S*n, with perhaps the exception of Liverpool FC’s press office buying a copy for the purpose of ensuring The S*n don’t tell any more lies about us.
Duncan Oldham has it delivered every day. He takes stories from it and publishes them without crediting his source. Often the stories are made up by the paper he’s taken them from, so appear nowhere else. This means Reds only get to hear the story if they look at his abhorrent site. It gets him hits and clicks. And possible new members. He makes money from it. He makes even more from it by advertising it – knowingly. He may not have known the ads would appear initially, but he knew they were appearing long before he did anything about removing them.
In case anyone is any doubt about how the boycott of The S*n is still felt strongly, check out these threads from all of these forums. I found all these threads because they link to articles on this blog about Koptalk’s love of The S*n. I don’t think there’s much doubt about how strongly we all feel about the boycott. Just look how many forums spoke about this issue…
Red and White Kop (AKA RAWK) –
Red All Over the Land (AKA RAOTL) –
On the Kop –
Through the Wind and Rain (AKA TTWAR) –
(which leads to this wonderful story in the Grauniad – “Sun records lowest sale in 30 years“)
The Liverpool Way (AKA TLW) –
Also a site with a name I won’t draw too much attention to, but a good site nevertheless. It’s an LFC site that’s not an LFC site, if that makes any sense.
B*llocky Boo (AKA BollockyBoo)
Not related to the S*n story, but this blog was also mentioned here…
A site that covers all clubs mentions us and understands the boycott too.
The Fans Forum –
http://thefansforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=82&st=0 (About The S*n boycott in general, mentions this blog / Koptalk in post 34 onwards).
Even a Man United site mention us. Well actually it’s that FC United lot.
FCUM Forum –
So, if you’ve looked through all those, quite some support really. The Tiscali user who thinks it’s ok to defend a so-called Liverpool FC site making money from The S*n is a minority of one from what I can see. Grotbags – how can you defend the Koptalk S*n-love by saying we should boycott all those other media? Grotbags – I think you are a relative of Dunk’s, if not Dunk himself.
Thanks to all those who showed us so much support.
NEVER buy or read The S*n.