by Rupert Insider
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“Shut the door on your way out!”
That was the sneering headline on Duncan Oldham’s so-called “editorial” on his Koptalk website the day Robbie Fowler left LFC for Leeds on 28th November 2001.
He had stalked Fowler for two years conducting a hate campaign against him that is unequalled in the club’s history. It was mainly to create controversey for Oldham’s bandit website and put money in his pocket. But on that particular day he also acted with the desperation of the con man caught with his pants down.
Only two days before Oldham claimed that Fowler had called him to give him an exclusive that there was no truth in the stories that he was about to leave LFC. Oldham mocked the Liverpool Echo and all respectable journalists as fools for suggesting otherwise.
But it was Oldham who was the fool. He and his paying customers on Koptalk had not only been blindsided by his cynical lie but they were the last to know about the biggest outward transfer in modern times.
And history was to repeat itself. When Fowler returned to LFC in January 2006, Oldham and his paying customers on Koptalk were again the last to know. Days earlier he scoffed at the very idea.
That’s not much of a record from a guy who has pulled in hundreds of thousands of pounds (according to his own claims) from people who join Koptalk because it promises “exclusive information from inside Anfield” from anonymous “insiders” like “Wallet”, the “Anfield Mole” the “Informer” the”Horse” and a number of others who were none other than Oldham himself, at work in his lie factory in Scarborough and Wallsend.
In an attempt to recover the damage the Fowler affair did to his money-making business Oldham has tried many versions of his lie since. A couple of weeks ago he banned Warren, one of the brightest paying members of Koptalk, for questioning Oldham’s lie that he knew that Parry and Moores signed Robbie Fowler as a PR stunt against Rafa’s wishes. HERE
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You see glimpses of Oldham’s hatred of Fowler everywhere in the archives of his site. Even in his rave about what a great team Newcastle United would be if they got Michael Owen and how he, Oldham, was going to enjoy his two season tickets behind the goal at St-Jame’s Park, even then he could not leave out another dig at Fowler.
“If I was Michael Owen I’d opt for Newcastle purely because I’d be happy playing for 50,000+ fans who appreciated me week in, week out. At Liverpool the Kop cared more about the petulant Robbie Fowler frozen out in the stands (following a run-in with Phil Thompson) than they did a younger, fitter, leaner more professional Michael who was delivering on the pitch. No wonder Michael got upset when the Kop rarely sang his name…..” HERE
Why does Oldham hate Fowler? In my opinion, its an irrational jealousy that only a stalker like him could understand – it borders on the psychotic. He resented that Robbie was an Irish-Liverpool scouser, that he was popular, that he was as successful at the race track and in business and in his family as he was on the football field. Oldham would achieve none of these things and to compensate would exaggerate the value of that part of him that was English.
Nothing dramatizes Oldham’s distance from the ethos of LFC more than his hatred of Fowler. It is the same kind of contempt he shows for the people of Liverpool. Even his forced and exaggerate enthusiasms for Michael Owen – shown in his childish pursuit of Freddie Shepherd the other day – owes more to his hatred of Fowler than genuine admiration for Owen’s skills. Owen was just another stick with which to beat Robbie.
And now Robbie is leaving the squad again. And once again Oldham did not know again. And once again he must try to patch up the damage his blind hatred has done to his dying website.
So today he issues another so-called editorial – another goodbye to Robbie Fowler. Its full of hypocrite’s poison. Its another attempt to repeat all the slander the heavy-drinking, over-eating Oldham invented and propagated during the years 1999-2001. He even misquotes a statement Houllier made about night clubs that he addressed at the time to Steve Gerrard as though Houllier had addressed it to Fowler.
Photo: Oldham waiting for meat pies after a few pints.
But in his attempt to cover the shit with honey so that the novice members of the Koptalk cult will swallow it, he gives away a clue to his self-destructive jealousy of Robbie – something I’ve mentioned before.
“He came from f*** all and that’s what makes his story so special. He did it, from the bottom to the top. But although he did it, he never forgot his roots.”
And you’ll never forgive him for it will you Oldham? Because you couldn’t do the same.
The doors of LFC will never be shut on Robbie Fowler and they will never be open to Oldham and Koptalk.
There are several detailed treatment on the blog of how Oldham stalked Fowler and used lies about him to build up the readership of Koptalk.
Possibly the most widely read on the blog is Anfield Exposed: Robbie Fowler denies transfer rumours HERE
For a very long detailed description of Oldham’s scurrilous campaign against Robbie and his friend Steve McManaman in 1999-2001 go to the tool bar at the top – Get Fowler Here