by Rupert Insider
For reason’s known only to himself, Oldham avoids the camera. But he doesn’t mind keeping a video diary of Steve’s ballooning weight. In fact his latest feature “Koptalk Video Diary ” dwells lovingly on Steve most of the time.
But there is a fleeting moment where Oldham gives the camera a salute with two sausages after he kicks a football attached to a game machine at Newcastle airport. (In future profiles of himself he’ll probably massage this into “I trained with the Newcastle squad a couple of times and was their designated penalty taker”).
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Thanks to original bitmap images from Outsider and the clean version from Tubby.
Could someone take one of Steve. There is a close-up which is very revealing. (It’s just after Oldham has complained that his manservant bought The Mirror but not the Racing Post (he gets the S*n delivered to his at home) and the next shot Steve is sitting in the plane looking back at the camera. His new squirrel-like cheek-pouches are very obvious and he looks as miserable as most of us would be in his situation).
Both shots are in the first third of the video. The other two thirds is a mind-numbing, jerky record of a camera pointed out of the window as the plane arrives in London with occasional shots of the still miserable Steve.
Even the first third of the video will turn you glassy-eyed. It’s a jerky video record of what its like to arrive at the car park at Newcastle airport and then follow Steve around the terminal. (But we’re spared his visit to the loo – although most of the time that’s what he appears to need). There is a riveting shot of plastic toy. At one point Oldham approaches a policewoman in the hope of stirring her interest in Steve, but she tells him to stop filming.
They are both “overseas” – Oldham announces – in a different time zone. (Probably the year 1892 on another planet).
I guess George Gillett or Tom Hicks didn’t make their personal jets available.
You have to wonder why they are so secretive about their destination, given that they are spending members fees which were paid on the promise it would all be ploughed back into the site. I guess they’re worried that the blog will queer the pitch for them at their destination. (But nothing is more likely to do that their appearance and manner).
Oldham also announced that he will start a new website for non-members which will feature the new stadium. He’s never at a loss to find new ways of leeching off our club.
But anyone interested in the new stadium will find original photos, 3-D videos, reports and analysis in The Liverpool Echo, the LFC Official Site and several of the unofficial sites listed on the right of this page.
For example, anyone who avoided Koptalk and searched other sites would have found this interesting “inside” information on Soccer24-7.com . Its from the US architect’s office about Tom Hick’s plans long before Oldham read the S*n’s half-assed version. Click here.
And there is a long and informed discussion and more insider information from the UK architect’s office and a great video of the Tom Hicks Dallas Cowboy stadium – on Est1892.
Visits to any Oldham site will increase his ad revenues and the size of Steve’s cheeks and make it more likely that Oldham will need more than the three seats he seems to be occupying in his latest video of his Big Adventure from Newcastle to London.