by Rupert Insider (this is a revised version of this article with some additions).
The Montreal junket is Duncan Oldham’s latest attempt to justify his pouring down the drain as many as 200 Koptalk membership fees. The trip was not paid for by George Gillett, as he insinuated – but more of that later.
He claims that he and his manservant are “unwaged”. He sells memberships on the promise that the fees are ploughed into the site so that members get something back for them. He says this is morally superior than other sites which do not charge but accept donations. But you can see for yourself what he does with his members money.
“The above video shows our journey to Canada. Remember, we’re in character… right?
Joking apart, the video may contain language that isn’t suitable for children. Our video podcasts are informal and fun to try and make you laugh. We enjoy poking fun at ourselves! Life’s too short to be serious.
Although we like to have a laugh, the trip is educational and I can assure you that there is a serious reason for our trip i.e. LFC.
Photo: Duncan Oldham of Koptalk in Montreal
So, having seen the blog’s ridicule of Part 1, he excuses Parts 2 and 3 with the explanation that its not really him.
It’s called having your cake and eating it. He published the video to impress the gullible that he is a man of influence personally invited by George Gillett and hosted by him – which is a lie – but more of that later.
The “serious purpose” of the trip, he claimed, was to inspect the new owner of LFC and his “set up” in Montreal. But when Video 1 and the Koptalk Shout Box commentary revealed Oldham as an ignorant, drunken hick with infantile tendencies he decided that’s what the Video was meant to reveal in the first place – a fictitious character hes plays to amuse his paying members!
He also slips in an escape clause to explain why he has no shots of his checking out the” George Gillett set-up”. The invitation, he now says, was to the Montreal v Toronto hockey match. That was a lie, too. There was no invitation.
He does show scenes of his being escorted around the arena while the team is practising. The guy showing them was from media relations. He introduces visiting members of the press to the arena including to the the press gallery high in the roof. Oldham claims he was “Gillett’s head man in Montreal”. But Gillett’s “head man” in Montreal is a woman, with whom I’ve recently spoken. And if he were Gillett’s head man, he would have corrected Oldham when he was artfully using him to plant statements on the sound track that he had been invited to Montreal by George – but more of that later.
There’s also a staged scene of him opening the tickets and claiming that they amounted to George’s endorsement of Koptalk. That was a lie, too. I know why those tickets were provided – but more of that later.
I looked at one or two of his videos Parts 2 and 3. Its the same kind of rubbish as Part 1, only worse. Jerky shots of arriving in Terminal 1 at Heathrow and transferring to the Montreal flight and jerky shots of arriving in Montreal.
Then there’s Video 4 with the self-serving introduction that a “prominent promoter” insisted on the two of them going to a Montreal night club.
That’s probably the first time that guy who hands out invitation flyers on the corner of Rue Peel and Ste. Catherine has been called a “promoter”, let alone a prominent one. And everyone at that club gets a free invitation on the understanding they will buy a few overpriced drinks.
Then there are a few jerky shots of – guess who? – yeah a half-sozzled Steve in the club. He’s 17 years of age – below the Quebec minimum of 18.
There will have been others scenes but I couldn’t stomach watching two walruses on heat.
In the Kotpalk Shout Box Oldham admits again to having been drunk in the club. There’s a lot of talk about whether he and Steve were successful with the “prossies” (prostitutes) in the club and this revealing remark from the 17 year old site-moderator Katie:
” Katie] He couldnt tackle a bird if she practically gave it to him”
He also claimed in the Shout Box that his mother was with them on the trip. Such a happy family atmosphere on KT.
And then unto “New York” – actually to upper NY State to the home of “my best friend” his X-Box buddy Smoove – a journey by Greyhound bus of about 3-4 hours. And then, tired but happy, home to the UK.
Apparently there are Videos 5 and 6. I’ll leave you to look at them. I’ve had enough.
By the way, I have uncovered the lie. And now I understand why Oldham did not tell us his destination when he set off and why he was nervous about his reception in Montreal and why he set up a Plan B alternative scenario – to slag off George if things didn’t go well – but more of that later.