The post below first appeared on this blog last summer in a comment but it deserves a brief article of its own, because it is irrefutable evidence that Duncan Oldham AKA The Informer doesn’t only have no “insider” contacts at our club, but also knows very little about LFC full stop.
July 18, 2009 09:56 Liverpool ask for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar valuation
Rafael spoke at length with Real Madrid general director Jorge Valdano on Friday. They get on really well away from football but this was a business call.
This was deeply embarrassing, even by Oldham’s standards. Any Liverpool fan with a passing knowledge of our manager’s history knows that Rafa absolutely despises Valdano. The hostility between the two goes back years, long before Jorge’s infamous “shit hanging from a stick” comment about our CL semi against Chelsea, to the time when the two were on the coaching staff at Real Madrid in the mid-1990s.
But Duncan “The Informer” Oldham clearly doesn’t even know this much, let alone who Rafa has been chatting to on the telephone over the past few days.