by Rupert Insider
Well it seems its not a joke at all, judging by the email I received just now from an LFC supporter in Malta, who has given me permission to publish it.
Oldham frequently boasts that he is loved in Malta. So much so that some of us speculated that he was preparing a bolt-hole there for when the tax inspectors and benefit fraud unit comes sniffing around his Koptalk shed in Wallsend.
I’ve made the point before that he survives these days on the mandatory “donations” he demands from LFC international supporters.
But why would they pay Oldham for information about LFC? There’s not an LFC supporter club anywhere in the world which does not have more genuine access to LFC than Oldham. In fact LFC executives have told us and at least one overseas supporters club that Oldham has never met or communicated with any executive of the club and he has no access to LFC whatsoever.
Recently he boasted that he and his sidekick, Steve, were going to Malta to be with his admirers. He also said that he would buy a property there for his Ma. It never happened. After a mysterious silence, he simply announced he had called it off.
It was about that time he was being interviewed for potential illegal trading activities by a government inspector in Wallsend and that might have caused the cancellation. But perhaps its letters from Malta that has convinced him that he is as unwelcome there as he is at Anfield. It seems he’d better look elsewhere for that bolt-hole.
First a letter signed by 17-year old “Editor” of Koptalk, Steve, who is Duncan Oldham’s step-brother.
In this letter he (or whoever actually wrote it) tells a few lies to disguise the fact that Koptalk was forced to close down its free forums in the summer because there was a massive exodus of users to other sites, and it was forced to re-organise its other sites because 85% of existing members defected, and because it signed fewer new members in the summer than in any summer since it began years ago.
I hope existing members of Koptalk note that Steve is offering a membership 50% off this year – ₤15 – and hinting that the same price will be available next year. So if you have paid Oldham ₤30 you can use this letter to demand a refund.
Here’s the letter:
Thanks for contacting us.
We have closed down the Insider feature and are having just one member feature. We’re wanting to attract a more mature section of Liverpool fans, people such as yourself who just want to discuss Liverpool FC matters. We want to take the concentration away from ‘gossip’ although that will naturally continue as it’s what we all like best 🙂
We decided over the summer that we didn’t have enough time to run a members site, koptalk.com and koptalk.org and that we had to dedicate our time to members only. We were finding that most people were no just using the Gold Club forums and if they did use the Insider section, duplicate threads etc were taking place. It was ok in the early days but now it just doesn’t make sense, plus we had always hoped that we would just have one community of die-hards one day.
All annual members are to be upgraded at no extra cost until their subs expire so we’re currently upgrading them. People such as yourself who don’t have an annual sub and who want to remain with us can upgrade to an annual member with 50% off the annual £30.00 membership fee. At the end of the year we’ll be happy to discuss a further discount if you wanted to remain with us :)We’re really looking forward to the changes we have planned and we feel they will benefit everyone when introduced.
I hope you choose to remain with us.
Ticket ID: RMH-884470
Department: KopTalk Membership
This is Elton reply:
I have finally decided to e-mail you cos I really was not in the mood. I am very disappointed with your reply because whether or not you have closed the insider section is not really my problem.
The whole issue is that I paid a life time membership and I expect that to be honoured. However not to worry as I will neither pay the stg 30.00 nor the stg 15.00 you have mentioned. Your site has been going from bad to worse and I am not prepared to pay money to ” supposedly” get inside info about Liverpool FC. The truth is that Dunk knows absolutely nothing about what is going on and his comments and “inside” info are just a bunch of lies or information gathered from other more reliable sources that we would already know about anyway. I really think this is a disgrace and your site should not even be operating as you are taking money from genuine LFC fans and provide them with rubbish.
How many times have I seen posters on the main site asking to join so that we get investment about a hot topic. Then I log on and boom… nothing there. Well not until a couple of days when Dunk decides to move his big bottom and invents a few things to post. This is ridiculous. I have read info provided by Duncan that is supposed to be real insider info and then the contrary happens after a couple of days. One such incident happened just before Robbie Fowler re-signed and Dunk posted that he had officially phoned Fowler and the latter told him that there was no chance of him re-signing. Guess what happened after a couple of days…..Fowler does sign and the rest is history.
I really think you should wake up Oldham as people have started to realise that you are a waste of space. Your site will not last. You made me an honorary member when I offered to help you with your holiday in Malta. Where`s my honorary membership? Where`s my lifetime subscription? The reason why you removed the insider was so that members like myself with a lifetime membership will have to pay. I e-mailed you twice to try and help you with your holiday and even managed to get you some prices for the Hilton and you know what… you did not even bother to reply. To be honest I do not think that you can really afford it and your planned holiday in Malta never existed in the first place.
Oldham, I am a big Maltese LFC fan and I happen to be intelligent enough to understand your motives. You have the only LFC site where members have to pay and for what…..TOTAL RUBBISH.
P.S By the way, I will be writing to my contacts in THE REAL LIVERPOOL FC CLUB and tell them the story and about your rubbish site. I seriously think something needs to be done about it.