by Rupert Insider
In the innermost recesses of der bunker Oldham daily grows more paranoid. He thinks paying members are spies from the outside world – even from the blog. That’s more or less what he said about “Warren” – who took him on in a debate last week.
Eventually his paranoia got the better of him. He locked-out Warren at 10 am on Thursday April 26th, 2006.
Warren explained it all in a post on the Koptalk thread on Est 1892.
“Dunk locked me out when I responded to a post where he had claimed that he knew Robbie Fowler had been signed purely as a PR stunt. Rafa didn’t want to sign him, he said, but was told to do so by Parry and Moores.
I responded something along the lines of, I can’t see that Rafa would sign a player he actually doesn’t want. Do you know your claims are true or are you just saying you think they are?
Why not ask your mate Parry or your other mate, the gateman at Melwood?
10 seconds later I was locked out.”
Warren then gives an account of the correspondence that followed. It ended with his letter of resignation. Here are some quotes from that:
“Most members quickly discover that Koptalk is a site about the owner and his family, his prejudices and his money-making projects – oh and the small facts that the owner isn’t and never has been a LFC fan and has no contacts within the club or even remotely connected to the club, who uses pictures from an agency and claims to have had a photographer of his own at training sessions, who claims to have the ear of the new owners yet when he posted a video it was quite clear Hicks had no idea who you were. I could go on and on but I am growing rapidly bored.
Koptalk survives only because of your cult-like control and censorship over your few remaining members. Your wild claims of hundreds of new members joining every week are obviously not true and are nearly as laughable as the Chelsea-ticket thread with all of the fake members with no post history. Classic Koptalk that one!
When questions are asked and points made that would be considered normal on every other site, you cancel memberships on a whim.
I am pleased with the fact that I drew you into open debate, probably the first time a Koptalk member has done so in the last 2 or 3 years and was able to show the poverty of your reasoning and your prejudices. I was able to show that you were unable to tolerate even the mild, even-tempered debate I gave you. In the end you had to ban me to avoid looking dumb. I am now satisfied that I gave you a chance and you kindly demonstrated that what so many of your critics say about you is actually true”.
Blog Note: Oldham was very upset when Rafa signed Robbie Fowler. After all, in his delusion of grandeur, it was Oldham who drove Robbie out of LFC in the first place.