by Rupert Insider
Congratulations to Liverpoolfc.tv (the “Official Site”) of LFC. It won the Website of the Year Award on 11th December 2006. Based at Anfield, its said to be the biggest club site in the world even though it charges £39 for membership (including VAT). It also has a free portal with rich content for lurkers.
Liverpoolfc.tv is not to be confused with :
Those domains are owned by Duncan Oldham, a Newcastle season-ticket holder. He wouldn’t mind if you mistook them for the LFC Official Site. That’s why he bought them in the first place – to divert traffic from LFC’s site.
He talks about the Official Site as his “rival”, the “other side”, run by “suits” who he will expose in his never-to-be-written-let-alone-published phantom book Anfield Exposed.
(If you want to see what other rival sites he has squatted on to divert the traffic from their site to his, CLICK here and scroll down to “psuedonyms“).
His site, Koptalk , is the only other LFC-related website to charge for membership – £30 without VAT – and big discounts if you pay in untraceable cash.
Koptalk ranks about 12th, among LFC-related sites.
However, just as Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, Oldham has given his site the titles No.1 LFC Site and No. 1 Sports Site in the World. (If you’re interested in the historical basis of his bogus claim have a look at the Comment section in About Us in the tool bar at the top of this page).
Koptalk is a long way from Anfield, in a back-garden shed in Wallsend. Oldham is a former Leeds, turned Manchester United supporter, then Magpie fan who has failed ambitions to run sites about several other PL clubs. Recently he said he could care less if Anfield was demolished to be replaced by an Asda Superstore – he says he is “neutral” about LFC.
Occasionally, he will offer membership for a special discount of 50% if he’s hard up for cash that day. He subsides those offers by dipping into the PayPal accounts of members when they are not looking – but I’ll come back to that in a later post. He also makes a packet from selling fake “official” LFC memorabilia and skimming money sent in for charities.
Do you detect a critical tone in this post? Would you be interested in an independent source of information about Duncan Oldham and Koptalk?
Why not consult an online encyclopaedia?
Peter Stannard, one of the blog contributors, has submitted these two fascinating entries from Wikipedia.
They’re well worth a read – if only for the laugh. But you’d better hurry before they’re pulled or doctored. Go over there now, we’ll wait till you come back.
Wikipedia allows you to make additions and corrections to these entries, as long as you give a source.
Oldham has made money for years by entrenching Koptalk in all the search engines on the net with tags that it is “award winning” and “No.1 LFC Site” etc. Anyone new surfing for an LFC site would inevitably find themselves at KT whether they wanted to or not. Once there they would be subjected to Oldham’s oily sales pitch.
So, with all those years of lying and manipulation of the search engines, Koptalk should have a virtual monopoly on the term “Koptalk” by now – right?
Check it yourself. If you enter the term “Koptalk” this is what you will find.
(BTW this blog is known on the network as “Koptalk Insider” or “Insider Insider” and it has not been around for 8 or 9 years, like Koptalk, but for only about six months).
1 – Koptalk.con
2,3,5 – Koptalk Insider Insider
1 – Koptalk.con
5 – Koptalk Insider Insider
6,7 – Wetpaint (Koptalk lies)
And if you use the following terms in your query instead of just plain vanilla “Koptalk”, you will find that this blog is actually ranked No. 1 IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
Don’t forget that apart from LFC’s Official Site – the very best sites don’t charge anything – they are free. They are faster than Koptalk with the news, rumour and insider information, they are closer to the club and its players, they don’t advertise the S*n, they don’t lie and cheat like Koptalk, they don’t attack the club and its players with money-making gossip and rumour as Oldham does. And they offer lively, witty and knowledgable forums packed with genuine Liverpool supporters from all over the world – many of them from Liverpool and the Kop. Best of all, you don’t have to wade through Oldham’s ignorant, money-driven “editorials” and his accounts of the lugubrious goings-on in his dysfunctional family.
Have a look at LFC Sites on the right of this page. Try some of them.
Note: if you are new to this blog and wonder about our interest in Koptalk may I suggest you take a quick peek at Blog v Koptalk in the tool bar at the top of this page.