A couple of KT members have emailed the blog to point out some prime Oldham bullshit which we failed to pick up on. Oldham’s latest cider-induced fantasy is that he co-owns an Anglo-American internet company. His delusions of being a property tycoon have also returned, as have his pipe dreams of having financial “backers”, despite claiming for years that KT is a completely independent site which earns no profits. KopTalk did briefly become part of the FootyMad network back in 2002 but was booted off after less than 12 months because of Oldham’s shady practices.
Yet in amongst the same tired, laughable old bollocks from Oldham there may be a hint of the truth – he claims that he is now “spending a lot of time on other projects”. Thick as he is, even Oldham may have finally realised that KopTalk will never again attain anything near the levels of profitability it once enjoyed. Activity on his site is now so low that it’s difficult to see how it can be making any kind of profit, let alone enough for him and his cohorts to live off in Spain. The blog only has to check in on KopTalk a few times a week to prevent Oldham from ever again perpetrating scams like the KT shares con, the Lauren “charity” collection, the non-existent Anfield Exposed book or the sale of fake “signed” merchandise. It entails very little effort on our part to drastically curtail Oldham’s earnings.
This summer he has spent far less time on his site than ever before. He regularly goes a whole day without posting, while an entire week can pass between Steve’s appearances. With so little money now being generated by KopTalk, perhaps they can’t see the point in devoting time to the site. Even when Oldham does appear on KT, he often makes a series of brief, bland posts in a short period of time before buggering off for the rest of the day.
But occasionally he’ll still over-indulge on the Woodpeckers and come out with this sort of nonsense:
05:54 PM Nice to be home and a few things
Arrived back in the UK today. It might be cold, it might be miserable, but there’s no better feeling than putting that key in the front door, staggering in and crashing in front of Sky Sports with a beef joint in the oven.
I’ve been on a ‘working’ trip but I can honestly say I enjoy the rain (but not all of the time!) back home. I also missed me fish, chips and salad cream
Anyways, I’m back for a short while and then I’m off to visit Smoove. I’m going over there on business and I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone (free accomodation and food!).
Some of you already know that Smoove’s brother and myself are in partnership together. We’re about to open our 3rd internet cafe and gaming centre (don’t mention the name Big Ears!) in the States and we’re hoping to open one here in London next year. I’m spending a lot of time on other projects (mainly property) now that Steve is the main man with regards the site. I think he’s doing a grand job!
I’m really enjoying myself of late. I think it’s nice to do something different every now and then rather than doing the same thing day in day out. Thanks to the power of the internet, I can concentrate on my offline interests every day of the week yet I can drop in and engage in debate etc like the rest of you no matter where I am.
You peeps who work for yourselves, do you enjoy it? I was able to down tools a long time ago thanks to my backers but I could never stop doing what I love and that is keeping myself busy and providing more security for our children for when we’re no longer around.
Before you know it I’ll be 40, it only seems like yesterday when I was at secondary school…
06:34 PM Re: Nice to be home and a few things [Re: Dunk]
Is this the same Dunk that was complaining last year he never got to go anywhere? 😉
The jetset lifestyle hey!
06:58 PM Re: Nice to be home and a few things [Re: richt71]
If you think back, it was only early this year that I started going overseas. I’d been to a few overseas supporters clubs before years ago but I’d always been one of those people who preferred ‘home’. Travelling to away games overseas was previously of little interest to me as I preferred the comfort of my home.
Within the last couple of years I decided to be a bit brave and to start listening to offers from people to get involved with other things. I like a gamble, I like to get stuck into something (and not just a steak!), I like a challenge.
This year I started moving around more with the site. The opportunities have always been there but I couldn’t be ar*ed. And if I’m honest, I had a bad flight about six years ago and I swore I’d never fly again because I was terrified. Being grounded wasn’t fair on the kids so I had to pluck the courage up again and I’m so glad I did.
I also felt attached to the site in that I felt I could never leave it but with newer technology (mainly wireless and broadband via mobile networks), it’s now so much easier to work from anywhere. Plus I now have Steve who has learnt so much; he’s taken the pressure off a great deal and he now has people helping him. Publicly he may ‘act’ the goat, like I do on the podcasts for example, but he’s really switched on, he knows a lot, he deals with a lot of my business interests both online and offline,
Today I enjoy travelling but I do miss ‘home’, the Englishman’s castle. I previously never had a fear of flying but it was that bad flight in which everyone on board was frightened. But now that I have conquered that fear again, I enjoy flying. It’s usually cheaper than taking a train for example.
Everytime the kids are off school we like to take them away so that we can make their dreams come true. My mates (of a similar age) prefer to p*ss their money up the wall each weekend, me, well it’s family first for me, always has been. When I was a kid the opportunity to travel was limited because flights were so expensive, plus my parents didn’t have flexible employment. Me, well I can grab the laptop and jump on a £30 flight around Europe and book into cheap digs thanks to the it’s so easy today Rich.
07:05 PM Re: Nice to be home and a few things [Re: Dunk]
Good stuff Dunk. The next Richard Branson hey?
You’re right though it’s dead easy now a days to work remotely. Most of the developed world has wifi available in hotels and cafes to use with small wireless laptops, pda’s or palmtops it makes life easy. 🙂
07:08 PM Re: Nice to be home and a few things [Re: richt71]
Branson? Nah Sir Alan Sugar is my hero when you look at his background 🙂
How technology has advanced in the last ten years is amazing. What next? I really do ask myself that a lot.
Our guess would be more lies, tantrums, self pity, bullying, desperate attempts to find money-making schemes besides KopTalk, lies, bullshit, bollocks, self pity and yet more lies.