by Rupert Insider
We can’t detail everyone of Koptalk’s false and misleading stories on News Now, there are so many, but since our story “How to cash in on transfer possiblities” is sitting at No. 1 on News Now “Top Stories” at the time of writing, we think it appropriate to demonstrate with the very next story out of Koptalk exactly how it works.
The Koptalk story on News Now which shot up the ranking with suspicious speed to second place, at the time of writing, is headlined: Balague: £20m to £30m for LFC January transfer purchases.
News Now picked it up at 13.01 which means Koptalk would have posted it at about 12.55. The headline does not tell you that the story is a paraphrase of Balague’s earlier column on the Sky Sports website. You find that out only after you have clicked on the headline and earned KT a few more pennies.
The Koptalk story is not signed by the site owner “Dunk” i.e. Oldham. You are meant to think from some internal references on the site is that it was concocted by “Ste”, his 17 year-old step-brother Steve, who is nominally “Editor” – although he is completely controlled by Oldham. However, this is not a reliable guide because Oldham often uses Steve’s alias when he wants to pretend he is somewhere else. And there is other evidence on the site that Steve was not there. (See Comments below).
The first Koptalk knew about the Sky story was when of their new members opened a thread on their forum about it.
“Robbie” posted it at 12.10 .
Duly Alerted Ste3 “cut and pasted” from the Sky Sports article at 12.21. Trouble is he included the phrase ” There is an £80m stadium to be paid for….” Nor was there any correction by him or anyone else on KT.
So what’s that Ste 3, a stadium for the price of two or three players?
You’d think they be happy with having lifted and paraphrased the copyrighted column on Sky. But as we pointed out in our earlier story they use every “news” item to claim that they have EXCLUSIVE INSIDE INFORMATION from LFC. They hope it will persuade unwary surfers to pay them £30 for more of the same.
So they added this cynical invention to their “story”.
“The latest I’ve heard from within the corridors of Anfield on the D.I.C. status is that behind the scenes things are a lot more advanced than the public are led to believe. They want to rush the deal through before the end of the year and if they do, that could see Balague’s words come true.”
Your left to guess who “I” is. It is Oldham’s style, and Ste was not bold enough to sign it. But perhaps he just forgot in the 30 minutes rush it took him to lift it from Robbie’s post and dress it up as a KT exclusive from an Insider.
The idea that Oldham – the Newcastle ticket-holder, prisoner of a his backgarden shed in Wallsend, would be provided with this type of insight from the “corridors of Anfield” would be laughable if it were not such a hard-faced and persistent con on genuine LFC supporters surfing the net for information about their club.
(Edit: Since I posted the above article, Rick Parry appeared on a BBC podcast. In answer to a question about the Balague story he said (a) the deal with DIC is not done yet – he would have a better idea by the middle of this week when and if that would occur and (b) that the story about the money for players was “widly speculative”. Even if LFC did have that kind of information – which they don’t – they would never publicise their budget because to do so would be harmful to the club.”)
Readers of this blog know that LFC has formally stated to blog participants in writing and verbally that Oldham/KT has no access whatsover to LFC and never will.
Oldham and his sidekick are both habitual liars.
As we said in the earlier story, the only way to stop the sorcerer and his apprentice is to file a complaint with News Now or better still deny them the clicks they crave.