It’s 2009 and koptalk’s still online as expected. Dunk won’t close it down before there are no members left, and even then he’ll probably go on posting through some of his made-up members. Dunk will probably try to paint a picture of koptalk as a successful website with thousands of members and the best inside information on the internet. But how was 2008 for koptalk really?
After the server move in 2007, the membership numbers had fallen from 4000 to 2800. Most of these were moved over from the old server, and just a few were actually new members who signed up in the second half of 2007. Of course many of those who weren’t moved over had left koptalk before the server move, and therefore didn’t request the transfer, while a few hundreds were old silver members with no access anyway. So entering 2008 koptalk apparently had 2800 members. But some of these didn’t even know they had been moved over, and have never even logged on since the server move. Through 2008 875 more members have left koptalk. Well, actually that number is higher, but that’s the number of members who have disappeared from the members list. There are loads of others who have just stopped posting, waiting for their memberships to expire. Adding a few new members and a bunch of members who have been moved over from the old server, there are now just over 2200 members on koptalk. Another bad year for Dunk!
What else was going on at koptalk in 2008?
In April Dunk announced that they would launch a new free site for members and non-members packed with content. It was estimated to be launched in June, hopefully on June 1st. Half a year later, in early december, it finally appeared, but with hardly any content at all, just a few links to the official site and his betting affiliates. Based on Joomla, it could have been made in a couple of days.
In June he made one of the most outrageous lies ever when claiming Ronaldo had signed for Real Madrid for a world record fee. As far as I can see he’s still playing for manure, and it didn’t exactly look like they were happy with Real trying to unsettle him. To think they’d agreed a transfer after seeing their reactions is just stupid, but Dunk tried to play it off by saying Ronaldo’s injury stopped the transfer. That doesn’t pay back the money to those who blindly believed Dunk, and put their money on that transfer. I do notice, however, that quite a few of those have since left koptalk. So the big lie backfired on Dunk. Greed clouds your judgement.
Last summer another Moderator left koptalk. Noone noticed though, and Dunk hasn’t mentioned it with a word. SeaDog, who supposedly is Dunk’s 14 year old Leeds-supporting cousin, and the brother of one of Dunk’s victims, mysteriously disappeared in July. Having made almost 2700 posts in less than a year, he suddenly stopped posting. So what happened Dunk? Did the Forsyths figure out how you used his sister to line your pockets?
In 2008 Dunk attended a grand total of zero Liverpool matches. Despite claiming to go to some in the spring, he didn’t go to one single Liverpool match. Not even when Liverpool visited Madrid, just a few hours away from where he lives. He claimed he couldn’t afford it (I can confirm that I did….. NOT go to the game. Flights from Alicante to Madrid were really pricey (I’m skint!) and I didn’t fancy driving there. We looked at the train but it only ran from Alicante so we’d have had to drive there, park up etc.) But at other times during the year he claimed that he didn’t have to work because he had so much savings, that his kids were financially secured etc. And then at other times he claimed he was skint again. So which is it Dunk? Are you loaded or are you skint? He also said he was going to see the merseyside derby that’s coming up in a couple of weeks time with his son, but today he said on a video on his moanvideo site that’s he’s not going anyway. Well, we told you so. He now says it’s too cold in England in January, but I don’t think it was expected to be any warmer in January back in October when he claimed he was going to the match.
Last summer we showed how the koptalk insiders failed to predict any of the incoming transfers. The closest anyone got was when some ordinary member posted a rumour from his local pub about Robbie Keane. I don’t expect 2009 will be anything different. His sources strangely doesn’t know anything that’s not been in the papers or on some other website. The members of koptalk are usually the last to get news, but many of them are members elsewhere so they probably get the news they want there.
Apart from this, 2008 has been a year where Dunk has been more concerned about his pending video website that looks like it will be another failure. He has also got himself a new girlfriend, got engaged with her, then she left him, and in a couple of weeks he got a new girlfriend. He has claimed to live next door to the russian mafia. He has of course a Mercedes on order (but he’s skint), and so has Steve. He bought a new house with cash, but then cancelled the deal. And now, three weeks after Rafa had a kidney stone operation, his imaginary girlfriend probably also has a kidney stone.
Your life will always look very exciting when it’s made in your own fantasy. Happy new year!