by Rupert Insider
Oldham claims he was “invited” to Dallas by Tom Hicks.
Anyone who wanted to meet Tom Hicks and George Gillett could have done so relatively easily in the reception area at Anfield last week and a couple of weeks before that, too. In fact, many genuine LFC supporters did.
It would have been even easier if you had a season-ticket, as Duncan Oldham of Koptalk claims to have, with multiple “insider” connections in the club, or if you were the owner of a major UK media organization – which is another of his potty claims.
It is an eloquent statement of Oldham’s pariah status at Anfield that he is nowhere near Anfield when the two new owners are there. When they came for the Barcelona game he went to great lengths to create an excuse for not being there. He had to go to Valencia, he said, to check out Rafa!
Its costing him a fortune – dodging the owners at Anfield but showing up at their franchises thousands of miles away in Canada and the USA to check them out.
At that distance he can avoid the scorn that would greet him at Anfield. And he feels he has greater freedom to lie to the owners and to the paying members of his dying website.
But even that distance is not safe enough for Oldham. His alleged relationship with the owners would collapse if they got a whiff of who he really is. So they mustn’t find out, especially from the blog. And if that means lying to his members about his whereabouts, pretending to be posting from the UK when he is actually in some cheap motel in the USA – so be it. After all its one of the traditions of Koptalk – an owner who adopts multiple false identities on his site and lies to his members about his whereabouts.
A couple of weeks ago I did inform George Gillett in writing that Oldham would now try to leverage his lies about his relationship with him into “an invitation” from Tom Hicks. I told him that he would link it to his proposed revenue-earning site about the progress of the stadium and claim to have insider information about the plans and the progress. I suggested that the club will have to continue to spend a disproportionate amount of time correcting the false reports which are sure to follow. I sent a copy to Rick Parry.
But that’s the club’s problem – or should I say Ian Cotton’s and Rick Parry’s. And they have enormous resources to deal with it.
The two executives have dumped their previous personal liverpoolfc.tv email addresses in the last few days. I wonder if that has anything to do with the volume of complaints they have been receiving about Oldham and the demand that LFC issue an on-the-record statement disassociating from him?
May I suggest that those who have written to Rick Parry now redouble their efforts.
Perhaps Rick would like to comment on Oldham’s claims that he has been shown the revised plans for the stadium as well as much other confidential information about the owners plans for the club? Perhaps Ian Cotton, Head of Press, would like to comment on Oldham claims he was given briefings by Tom Hicks not available to the City Council or the accredited press or even the Official Site.
When I tipped off GG about Oldham’s probable plans for Dallas I mentioned it to a contributor of the blog who is a seasoned KT-watcher and participant in another site. I hope he doesn’t mind my quoting his reply anonymously.
“….actually in my opinion he (Oldham) should be encouraged to expose himself (not literally ugh, what a thought!) to Hicks, see what trouble he can get himself into. To paraphrase Marx (not groucho), I believe we are now seeing an advanced form of Oldham behaviour that has become so inflated it will collapse under the weight of its own contradictions.”“