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Duncan Oldham is painfully aware that most KT members suspect that Wallet, The Informer et al are simply him in disguise. He has even taken to making lame jokes about it on his site.
So this summer he’s been forced to use these aliases less and less. He’s had to do most of the bullshitting in his own name. Other members, some of whose writing styles are strikingly similar to Oldham’s, have also stepped into the breach.
But he still can’t resist bringing these old favourites out from time to time. And Wallet’s posts are now accompanied by the following signature:
Wallet – Koptalkinsider – 8/5/07:
“Rafas top target is Fernando Torres but a deal won’t be done by all accounts until early July. Target no.2 is Mancini, with Simao and Quaresma as fall back options…Alves is also still on the radar (price permitting). Don’t be surprised if we make a cheeky bid for Heinze…”
It’s strange that the three members of this blog who were keeping an eye on Wallet’s and The Informer’s posts in May failed to notice this bold prediction.
Stranger still is the fact that no KT members commented on Wallet’s post at the time and none have said anything about these predictions since “coming true”.
Even more baffling is the fact that a few days after this alleged post from Wallet, KT members were asking the following:
13/05/07 02:16 PM
The Useful Idiot
Where have the bloody informers gone?
13/05/07 03:26 PM
I was thinking the same thing the other day. Have they all left apart from the Informer?
13/05/07 05:24 PM
People kept slating them, so they left. Thats it in a nutshell really.
So what was Oldham’s response to these questions? Did he point these members in the direction of Wallet’s momentous post from a couple of days earlier to allay their fears? Of course he didn’t, because it never existed:
13/05/07 07:00 PM
Nonsense. Did you miss the trips to Montreal and Dallas? We revealed the plans for the Kop way before anyone else.
Get the final out of the way first and let’s see what happens.
Don’t get me wrong, i’m not slagging off the site or anything like that.
What i meant was that we used to have quite a few different insiders that contributed various snippets. Now it seems to be Dunk and the Informer.
I know that mate but we’re trying to appeal to more Reds by not merely concentrating on inside stuff, after all we closed the Insider site for that reason alone as it attracted some right walters.
The only posts Wallet actually made around the time of his alleged prediction are as follows:
Parry busy on Friday….
16/05/07 05:35 PM
Rick Parry is meeting two agents on Friday afternoon. The first is in relation to Daniel Alves and the second is unconfirmed. Both take place back to back. That’s all I have for now..
Parry meeting Miguel Paradaza on Fri…17/05/07 12:09 PM
Hi. I’ve just been told Parry is meeting someone called Miguel Paradaza (not sure of spelling) on Firday. Literally just been told this minute so haven’t had a chance to find out who this guy is…
17/05/07 12:24 PM
Sorry I couldn’t get more but I know my source got the name right. It’s the same source (and my only one) who told me when Mascherano was being tee’d up….but don’t think I’m saying this as a hint in regards to Tevez, I genuinely don’t know any more…
And did Wallet’s signature in May display the confident predictions it now contains? Of course it didn’t. Instead it carried another jaw-dropping example of Oldham rewriting history:
Wallet – Koptalkinsider – 19/5/06:
“Rafa wants, Aurelio, Alves, Gonzalez, Paletta, Bellamy and Kuyt this window. Pennant is back-up option for right wing. All reports linking us to Defoe, Joaquin, Torres, Ribery, Aimar are wide fo the mark. If there is a surprise it could be Ayala!”
The only real surprise is that KT’s members never seem to tire of relentlessly having their intelligence insulted.