by Rupert Insider
Having stated several times in the Koptalk Shout Box that he was drunk. And having claimed that he didn’t pay for the trip to Montreal (but failed to explain who paid for it because that can be checked) Duncan Oldham published this new load of bullshit on the front page of his dying site:
“We recently announced that George Gillett had supported our website by becoming a member. A couple of people doubted these claims which is fine but the majority know that we’re always upfront about what we’re up to etc.
George recently called us and invited both myself and Steve to Montreal, Canada which is where we are right now. Over the coming days we will be adding various videos and photos from our trip.
The main man himself is not in Montreal right now but his people have been looking after us. We have just returned from a personal tour of his set-up and will add the footage etc soon. I’m currently nursing a massive hangover so I need a bit of time to recover!
Please note that we’re 4 hours behind UK time at the moment so updates on the site will be hit and miss for a while yet. I apologise for this but this trip is about learning about George, his existing set-up, his plans and so on. It is also important to me personally to meet fans over here to see what they think of him and his Liverpool link-up.
Over the coming week I will do as much as I can to find out about George. The fact that he’s a member doesn’t mean we will be favourable towards him. It’s all very well parading the press officers, the media relations people etc both at Anfield and Montreal but I want to know what the real people think i.e. the ordinary fans, the people of Montreal.
I’ll keep you updated”
So a failed site-owner and LFC pariah is checking out George Gillett and his Montreal “set-up”, just as he checks out LFC and the management at Anfield.
I wonder what fans of the “Habs” – the revered Montreal Canadiens – would say to him if they knew he was referring to their team and franchise as Gillett’s “set-up”.
Translating this from Oldhamspeak to the truth we arrive at something like this.
When my exaggerations and lies about the nature of my contact with George Gillett’s business were exposed by the blog, I was determined to go ahead with a trip to Montreal at the expense of my members (it beats working).
I took advantage of the naivety of the French-Canadian staff at the Montreal Canadiens franchise (naive when it comes to UK football) by telling them that I was the owner of the No. 1 LFC site in the world.
A receptionist put me in contact with staff at the Bell Center whose job is to give info to out-of-town fans who want to visit. Most of the staff are bi-lingual in French and English but don’t speak Yorkshire so they could not spot my bullshit.
They gave me the same list of Montreal hotels they recommend to all fans and invited me to drop in and say “hi” when I arrived. I had told them that its not often that British Internet “A” Celebrities travel all that way to watch a hockey match.
As you all know, I’m a drunk, and it didn’t take long for me to get pissed in Montreal – yeah even with weak 5%-alcohol-content Canadian beer. My manservant, Steve, was kept real busy emptying my potty.
I know those blog conspirators will make fun of the fact that I’ve been fobbed off. All I’ve done is blagged my way into the front admin offices of the Bell Centre (which you have to admit is a hell of a lot more than I managed to do achieve at Anfield or Melwood or the Academy in more than ten years of trying). So it will be tactically savvy for me to admit it upfront.
My line for the blog is this – I’m not going to be fobbed off . I’m the one in charge. I’m checking them out here – all these PR and “hospitality” wallahs – just like I check out the “suits” at Anfield wot I’m going to expose in my never-to-be-written book – “Anfield Exposed”.
You never know, I might be lucky and Gillett or his son Foster might pass through while I’m here and I’ll snag a foto or two. Its well known that they mix with the public and give foto opportunities. On the other hand, its possible that if Gillett gets to hear about this from the blog or the LFC “suits” who read the blog, he won’t like it.
So just in case, I’ll say that I’m not going to show any favours to Mr. Koptalk Member Gillett just because he is the co-owner of LFC. I’ll reserve the right to slag him off, too. After all, what’s he ever done for me? Even if you believe he paid me 30 quid for membership, that barely covered two full English brekkies for Steve and me at the airport.
I’ve made money over the years by being negative about LFC because nobody believes I’m a supporter, anyway. So I might actually make more money by claiming to have checked out Gillett and banned him from my site before he bans himself, if he hasn’t already done so. (That would explain very nicely why he never posts or even lurks).
After I’ve satisfied myself about Gillett’s set-up in Montreal I’ll then check out Bush’s set-up in Washington. Only then will I decide who I will endorse to be the next President of the USA.