Just as we predicted at the weekend, Duncan Oldham has begun churning out his bullshit again in a desperate effort to drum up business.
He certainly needs to take drastic action. Here’s a comment made by a disgruntled member of his free forums yesterday:
11/05/07 10:44 AM Re: Is anyone out there? [Re: Dunk]
I was under the impression that I could converse with other posters and not just the editor and his staff.
The only entertainment to be had on the free site is from trying to spot Oldham’s aliases talking to themselves.
Right on cue, Oldham crapped out one of his long, rambling, unintentionally amusing editorials. It was essentially a rehash of Chris Bascombe’s NotW article from the previous day. Much of it was pompous, tedious and didn’t make any sense. But we don’t care about that. What does concern us is that Oldham is having some his recurring fantasies again – that he socialises with Liverpool players, has contacts within the corridors of power at Anfield and regularly attends LFC training sessions.
Here are a few slices of prime KopTalk bullshit:
“You see I don’t believe that the boss wanted to sell Craig Bellamy for example. Many of you will say that the player’s attitude and personality forced him out, well I don’t believe this based on observing training sessions in the run up to his exit and by also socialising with him and other members of the squad.”
Oldham, the closest you have ever come to having any sort of relationship to Craig Bellamy was when you told malicious lies about him being involved in a bust-up at Melwood in the run-up to a Merseyside derby. Just what the team needed before one of the most important matches of the season. Your lies were sufficiently damaging to the club for Chris Bascombe have to set the record straight in the Echo a few days later.
You’ve lied for years about socialising with LFC players. But when you went to Melwood last year, you didn’t pop inside for a chat with your dear friends in the squad. No, instead you made a complete fool of yourself by standing outside the gates with a bunch of kids. When the players and coaching staff drove past, they clearly had no idea who you were. And how do we know this? Because you’re so extraordinarily thick that you videoed the whole sorry episode and broadcasted it to the world.
And stop pretending you attend Liverpool training sessions. You now live in LA NUCIA – ALICANTE, more than 1,000 miles away from Melwood. Click here for more details of how we know he’s based in Spain.
The closest you come to Liverpool training sessions these days is deciding every few weeks to pay the Press Association for their images of them. See this article for proof of how Duncan Oldham tries to pass PA’s images off as his own, to con people into thinking he has access to the players.
“When I stood in Tom Hicks office in Dallas earlier this year I picked up things that I haven’t really talked about because I know if I do I’ll be shot down. The Big Cheese don’t impress me, I don’t see them as figures of fame, I’d rather talk to a complete stranger from the Kop about their love for Liverpool FC than someone stood in a suit who wants to convince you that making money isn’t their priority.
“Tom made it very clear to me that ownership for him wasn’t about throwing cheques around left, right and centre. That makes sense, I actually like that stance but you still have to write serious cheques to get the best. He told me that the future was about buying youngsters before they had made the grade. The minute he said that I pulled him up and said that we, the fans, appreciated that but that we’re at a stage on the LFC timeline that needs proven experience now, not tomorrow.
”I’m still fully behind the manager but people higher up the chain assure me his position isn’t as safe as some people think.”
Oldham, you spent – at most – ten minutes in Hicks’ company. You are not his confidant – his first words when he met you were: “What’s your name?”. You’ve never had any meaningful contact with anybody in a position of power at the club. When you began fantasising about Rick Parry demanding a meeting with you last year, the club informed us that: “Koptalk do not attend any of our press conferences, nor do they have any access to Rick Parry. They certainly have not come to any arrangement with Mr Parry.”
When an unidentified LFC director caused a media storm with his comments to a Mirror journalist last year, you made a complete arse of yourself by claiming the executive in question was definitely not Noel White. As we all now know, White admitted soon after to making the comments and resigned.
And after years of lying about having the inside track on the investment saga, when the two most important investment stories broke, KopTalk members learned about them not from yourself, but from members who had heard the reports on other LFC forums and NewsNow.
Worse still, your members weren’t even allowed to read many of these stories as you’ve banned links to other LFC sites – because you’re terrified that your members will realise they can get what they pay for on KopTalk free of charge on countless other Liverpool sites.
Finally, here are the stories behind the latest KopTalk front page headlines. Or the ones Oldham had actually bothered to write, at least.
“Boss considering bid” is so top secret that it doesn’t even exist – there isn’t a story of that name anywhere on KopTalk. We can’t help but feel that £30 is a tad steep for three words.
“Besiktas – WATCH ONLINE – FREE” led, as his streams adverts always do, to the free myp2p website – which anybody can access without paying Oldham a penny.
In fairness to Oldham, he did for once have the decency to name his source in one report – but you would only have discovered that after you had shelled out £30, of course:
“Reds Closing In On 4 Players”
04/11/07 10:29 PM Liverpool closing in on 4 players
KopTalk Team Administrator
Newspaper reports claim that Liverpool are closing in on the signing of four promising youngsters.
The highly-respected Oliver Kay (The Times) reports that the boss and Piet Hamberg are working on deals to sign 15-year-old striker John Cofie from Burnley and 16-year-old Finnish midfielder Lauri Dalla Valle.
Two more from from Holland and Germany are also tipped to be brought in during the January transfer window.
“More transfer speculation (named)”
06/11/07 11:52 AM More transfer speculation
KopTalk Team Administrator
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has again been linked with Sunderland’s Kenwyne Jones.
Various newspapers have today picked up on rumours of us making a firm enquiry regarding the player’s availability.
The 6ft 5in Trinidad and Tobago international is definitely under consideration by the boss who is looking for a replacement for Peter Crouch.
as reported on NewsNow by The Mirror, LFC Online, The Telegraph, Tribal Football, The Soccer Blog and others