The bank holiday has seen Duncan Oldham return to his bullshitting worst. He seemed to have lost interest in KopTalk completely over the past month or two. You could hardly blame him.
We were beginning to suspect that he was trying to bore us into submission. Even someone as thick as Oldham must realise that being shown to be a pathetic, repugnant liar every day for more than a year can’t be good for business. So he had really been trying to behave himself lately – but we knew it couldn’t last…
Now KopTalk’s “Melwood sources” have once again reported a story which has already been on NewsNow for 24 hours. A full day after the appearance of this article – “Liverpool go for Leiva pal Carlos Eduardo TribalFootball 11:39 26-Aug-07” – Oldham came out with the following laughable nonsense:
27/08/07 10:13 AM Interest in target increases
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Liverpool’s interest in Gremio ace Carlos Eduardo appears to be increasing.
The link returned again over the weekend and according to KopTalk sources, Eduardo is a player that the scouting department are monitoring on a weekly basis.
At 20 years of age, Eduardo is one of Brazil’s top prospects. He is a left-sided attacking midfielder who is also attracting interest from Real Madrid.
A source at Melwood, Liverpool’s training ground, told us: “Eduardo is a player that the manager rates highly.
“The scouts have been watching him and continue to do so whenever he’s in action. DVD reports of his progress have been dropping in on a regular basis but there hasn’t been an approach [from Liverpool].”
Next we were treated to another Oldham favourite – we may or may not sign someone, depending on whether or not we make a bid for them. Well worth £30.
10.36AM Re: FAO Dunk, could you help ease our worries…………… [Re: builder]
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There’s only a few days left to conclude any summer business. From what I hear we were working on a deal last week for a defender. Whether that will lead to a bid I don’t know. I don’t see Rafa flapping but I do think he will sign someone if the deal is right for us. Yes he is trying to strengthen before the window closes but at the same time he will not be held to ransom.
Oldham kicked off the weekend with the most brazen piece of bullshit we’ve heard from him in months. He and Steve, who both claim not to earn a wage from KT, had been for a big day out at the races in York. Oldham claimed he met up there with Lauren’s parents.
He knows that the unanswered questions about his lucrative 18-month YNWA Lauren appeal have been very damaging to KT. All he has to do to remedy this problem is to prove that all the money donated went to its intended recipient. But Oldham continues to refuse to take this simple step.
Instead, Oldham insisted that he and Lauren’s parents had decided to make a video in which they would lay to rest all concerns over the way the appeal was run. But – would you believe it – they decided at the last minute not to waste their time doing so.
In place of this cancelled message, Oldham gave us a video of a middle-aged couple dancing in a club. We only have Oldham’s word that they are Lauren’s parents, as they don’t speak to the camera at all. Whoever they are, we wish them all the best.
A couple of other points to keep in mind when reading Oldham’s words below: the main concern isn’t “that Lauren never received a penny”. People want to be sure that every penny donated went to Lauren. There is no good reason why it shouldn’t have.
Also, it has been demonstrated on this blog and elsewhere that Lauren’s family would have received government assistance as soon as the tragedy befell her. So there was never any danger of them losing their house. This was pointed out to Oldham at the time of the appeal but he conveniently chose to disregard the information.
Hangovers & Cash Withdrawal Receipts = Ebor Week!
24/08/2007 by Dunk.
Yesterday I had a blow out, it was fantastic! Both Steve and myself met up with my Aunt and Uncle – Lauren’s parents – for a day out on the lash. We picked plenty of winners (and losers!) at the Ebor meeting and afterwards headed to a club until the early hours of Friday morning.
It was the first time since Lauren was paralysed that we’ve had the time to meet up for a proper day and night out. We obviously touched on the subject and also the subject of my stalkers who claimed that Lauren never received a penny in the donations and gifts that she received from numerous KopTalk members, who ran their own fundraiser when Lauren was taken ill.
We all decided to do a video response for these clowns but later on her mum and dad decided we shouldn’t even waste our time on them. I was gutted because it would have been class, especially as we were all in such a good mood. During the night they spoke of the genuine appreciation they had for the people that supported them during the hours of need. It was a difficult time for the family, it still is, and yes they said it was very sad that some Liverpool fans on the internet had had to lower themselves into dragging a young girl’s life into their playground campaign against me, all because they had been axed from our website.
They sent everyone a thank you card that supported them so if you didn’t receive one, you should let me know and I will pass this on as they’d be devastated if someone missed out. They said they would make a video one day but at the moment they are prevented from doing so because of an inquiry into how Lauren was paralysed while in hospital but once that concludes, they can explain the full details of the paralysis and so on. They haven’t forgotten the support that complete strangers gave them, they certainly didn’t walk alone. Those Reds should be proud of themselves, they put those Reds who stalk myself and my family to shame.
It was, at times, an emotional night when we talked about what had happened to Lauren, their little girl. But they did manage to spend some quality time together and they admitted that the inspiration Lauren gives them, enables them to remain strong. They also said that if it hadn’t of been for KopTalk they would have lost their home during the first year that Lauren remained in hospital. They’d already said “thanks” a million times in the past but last night it was quite an emotional thank you. I was proud to be associated not only with them but also the members who supported them, they made the difference.