Needless to say, Duncan Oldham had no advance knowledge of the bust-up between Benitez and the owners. As with so many other big stories, the development was first reported on KopTalk by one of its members who had been watching Sky Sports News.
22/11/07 04:01 PM What is happening with Rafa? (England job quotes)
Just got in to see end of interview with that blue nose vinnie jones on Sky sports. Suggesting that Rafa was in a very bad mood and even slipped in suggestion he may one day be Englands manager. Apparently Rafa answered almost every question with the same answer. Jones wondered if it was something to do with the Mascherano deal and not being backed.
Had a quick scout round on internet and Echo is reporting almost the same thing saying it appeared Rafa seems to be saying “back me or sack me”!!!
Later in the day, Oldham came out with this – he wouldn’t be able to tell people what the nationals were saying about the incident until he had read their reports:
22/11/07 11:42 PM Rafa bust-up over transfers
Just seen some of the backpages of tomorrow’s papers. Basically they’re saying it’s all owner related and that Rafa has had a serious bust-up with them relating to blocking transfers. I could be wrong but that’s the bits I could see. We’ll confirm all of this once the mainstream reports start coming out etc. Please don’t quote me until we see what they’re saying
Oldham’s total ignorance of such a big story left us baffled, because the previous day he had made the following claim:
21/11/07 10:01 AM Re: No Communication between Rafa and owners [Re: LPLFC1892]
Originally Posted By: LPLFC1892 – “Also why would Rafa communicate with the owners all the time, Rafa works through the CEO which is Parry.”
Rafa was/is/has been in touch via email on a regular basis. Whenever I’ve emailed I always get a reply lol… Hicks usually has one of those PDA things that work all over and when he’s in the air and unable to email back, it switched over to his PA.
It seems that Tom Hicks, for all his wealth and power, can’t afford the same high-tech gadgets as Duncan Oldham. After all, Oldham was able to post on his scam site while in mid-air last year, during a flight to New York.
And if Oldham is in such close contact with the manager and owners, why was KopTalk behind other free LFC forums and the mainstream media in reporting the Babel story, the Kuyt story, the Pennant story, the Hamann story, the Lucas Neill story, the Riise/Bellamy bust-up and plans for an 18,000 seater Kop in the new stadium?
Oldham wasn’t going to let his complete lack of knowledge about the affair stop him trying to con people browsing his free site. If you had paid £30 to find out what was behind this KopTalk front page headline:
Gillett, Hicks, Rafa row – LATEST
you would have read the following story:
22/11/07 12:09 PM Anelka: Transfer talk is just speculation
KopTalk Team Administrator
Former Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka says talk of him leaving Bolton during the January transfer window is nothing but speculation.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with him but everyone knows that his dream move would be a switch to Anfield, something that he’s craved for since he was sent packing by Gerard Houllier and Rick Parry.
Anelka said: “It’s just talk as far as I’m concerned, and there is always talk in football.
“The truth is that I could have left in the last transfer window. But I didn’t want to because I want to do something with this club. I love the fans and I love the club.
“Bolton helped me come back to England which I wanted to do and I won’t forget that.”
That’s misleading even by Oldham’s standards. The article the inept con artist probably meant you to read was this copy and paste from the offal:
22/11/07 05:11 PM OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL FC PRESS STATEMENT
KopTalk Team Administrator
OFFICIAL LFC PRESS RELEASE FROM GEORGE GILLETT & TOM HICKS
We made a significant investment in the playing squad during the summer and desperately want this team to succeed.
There are some very important games coming up in the next couple of weeks and all of us need to focus on winning those games and getting the best out of the players we already have at the club.
We will leave any talk of buying or selling players until we come across to Liverpool in December and sit down with the Manager then.
That one hardly seems worth £30 either. Earlier in the day, Oldham had embarrassed himself again:
22/11/07 10:18 AM Re: Who to go for in EURO 2008? [Re: simo]
I’ve made arrangements to go to Spain during the finals so I will support them 100%
Oldham, you live in Spain.
You don’t need to make any arrangements to be there, aside from not leaving your country of residence. As somebody pointed out on here recently, there’s no evidence to suggest that you have set foot in the UK since the summer.
Oldham has resorted to another old trick – the KopTalk clock is now running almost 20 minutes slow, to disguise how late he is to report the big stories. He has also claimed that he reads out yesterday’s newspaper headlines on his KopTalk TV bulletins because some people outside the UK don’t have access to British papers. If they have a good enough internet connection to tune into Oldham’s inane ramblings, they can certainly log onto NewsNow, http://www.lfcrss.com, http://www.lfcpost.com and http://www.lfcwire.com/v3/news.php
For once, we’d like to end on a positive note. Praise where praise is due: Oldham has finally started acknowledging the sources of some of his news articles – The Mirror, The Echo and the offal. It’s just a shame that you would have had to pay £30 to find this out.