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Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by SanFranWolf, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. SanFranWolf

    SanFranWolf Transfer summary thread supremo

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    There's some controversy on here from time to time about people who claim to have some insider knowledge from the club posting information about possible transfer targets.

    Sometimes they're right and sometimes they're not - but in either case we always get into a credibility debate with calls for those posting ITK posts to be called out as fakes.

    I for one enjoy the idea that there are people here who have some inside view into the club and are able to share that. Rather than take it as a guarantee I've always just thought of it as another piece of interesting information about the club and would prefer for them to continue sharing.

    Credibility has to earned though and that means breaking a story or sharing a snippet on here that eventually is proven correct - before it goes everywhere else - like Twitter or Facebook.
     
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  2. Mark Rankines Lovechild

    Mark Rankines Lovechild Just doesn't shut up

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    It would be a shame if cries of derision by disappointed souls deter posters from putting info out there. It's what makes this forum tick really and provides discussion over and above what happens on a match day.

    So many statements on here, unrelated to transfers, are pure conjecture anyway...does anyone really know what Morgan / Moxey /. Jackett / Thelwell, think, feel are planning or doing...at best its conjecture based upon the available "facts" which often can be unfounded themselves.

    Someone I know was working at Compton and overheard Roger Johnson, on his mobile, saying how he had been dropped for Saturdays game. As I recall, Craddock came in and we won (possibly Sunderland). I posted it here and it turned out to be correct.....would I do that in future, after the grief some have got? Probably not.

    All I will say is; its the rumours, and ITK posts that make this forum interesting.
     
  3. There is one or two I pay credence too but most of it adds to the forum because I find the squabbling and $$$$ waving quite hilarious. Long may it continue ...
     
  4. albell

    albell Has a lot to say

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    Pretty much sums it up for me. I trust the info from a certain few and enjoy reading the banter that sometimes ensues.
     
  5. Barnet Wolves

    Barnet Wolves Just doesn't shut up

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    No one has an issue with the1 or 2 genuine ITK posters. It's the usual suspects that jump on the bandwagon seeking the attention and the credibility by association, you know the poster I'm talking about, who then get aggressive when they get called out for the false posturing.

    It's in equal measures hilarious and incredibly sad that posters, like the much derided Man U fan, do this at every transfer window. Their thrashing around takes away from the wonderful experience of being on here.
     
  6. It's Mixu Paatelainen

    It's Mixu Paatelainen Just doesn't shut up

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    Disbelieve everything. There's two who I think may actually have some knowledge of the club. For the rest of the posers to actually have an inside line on the club, the Wolves must have more employees leaking than the civil service does.
     
  7. kennyB

    kennyB Just doesn't shut up

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    I have no problem with people posting what they consider to be inside info, I don't believe any of it until I see the player mentioned wearing a Wolves shirt, then I have my own opinion as to whether he is any good or not. e.g. as soon as we signed Oneleg Luzhny I knew he was a waste of money.
     
  8. HICKO

    HICKO Just doesn't shut up

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    I love it all? Makes great reading keep it up. UTW:vollkommenauf:
     
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  9. I was a bit suspicious of NWW but I reckon he's earned his Wolves stripes (not that I am his judge and jury) so fair play to him. It's quite funny watching you following him around. Chill out, dude ...
     
  10. Mr Wolf

    Mr Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I think every sport radio show would be dead let alone online forums without gossip & rumours.
     
  11. Essex Wolf

    Essex Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Obviously each to their own but if someone posts what they believe to be right/correct I have no issues whatsoever.
     
  12. Professional

    Professional 'Unprofessional'

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    Because of the job I have, working in Banking and finance, I do know a fair few footballers, families of them, and some board members of football clubs. They all know I support Wolves, and I always ask them for any snippets I can get.

    It has never been that much, but I have been told of transfers/ bids involving Wolves players a few times. Most of them haven't come off for whatever reason- so I know when gossip and rumours are put on this forum- how it can seem total $$$$$$$$ if it doesn't happen.

    If everyone it too afraid to post any snippet on here, it would make this place even more boring than it has become in the last few years. Long May it continue.
     
  13. RJs Tankard

    RJs Tankard Just doesn't shut up

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    I have no issue with the genuine in the know - some of them post excellent, reliable, information that is very welcome. On the odd occasion they do get something wrong, I don't disbelieve them - sometimes things do collapse at the last minute. For example, Jonzy54 posts some excellent knowledge that is usually bang on.

    Then there are others that make out they're in the know, continually posts nonsense that never comes off, yet continue to make posts that claim they're in the know - and others believe them. It's pointless, ends up in a massive discussion that was a non-starter from day one, and it makes the poster look a complete plonker. It's pure desperation and attention seeking hoping that if they do manage to fluke something that actually happens, they'll be seen as some forum hero. It's pathetic.

    I personally only think there's about about 4 people on here with a good quality insider source. They're consistently bang on.

    The others either pick up info from stewards on a match day (who are the worst culprits for making stuff up) or pick up info third-hand and they regard them as a "source" and then pass it on in good faith - and then there are a few that just make stuff up, hoping that it comes off, so they can make out they're in the know and become the big forum hero.
     
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  14. purplepault69

    purplepault69 Just doesn't shut up

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    Fully agree , its my choice to believe the snippet or not and if I am mug enough to "put my house" on said snippet then more mug me.
     
  15. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

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    As said he's got an unhealthy obsession with me. Mind you if I annoy him that much maybe I should do it some more.

    As for ITK. I hear bits and pieces through my job. Similar to prof. Sadly one of the players who was a friend of a client left the club so I hear very little now as i no longer see him. I pass on the bits I do as I find them interesting. I would never ever describe myself as ITK, more someone who hears snippets.

    I do seem to remember breaking Pescko signing. That obviously doesn't count now according to the few posters who still take issue with me.

    Broad shoulders mind.

    If you want laughingly wrong ITK try Facebook :)
     
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  16. Sedgley Gold N Black

    Sedgley Gold N Black Just doesn't shut up

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    $$$$ me its a forum, get a grip!

    Clearly none of those 'ITK' are deliberately trolling, yes some don't help their cause with the way they share it/proclaim it but I for one appreciate it and the discussions it generates.
     
  17. PREM.L.L

    PREM.L.L Just doesn't shut up

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    It's all fine. There are a few who post in good faith and are often correct. The bull$$$$ters are sniffed out pretty soon and are indeed in need of therapy.
     
  18. Barnet Wolves

    Barnet Wolves Just doesn't shut up

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    I'm obsessed with that dude, one day he comes across as really smart, the next post he's a regular internet troll.

    I pretty much come to this site just to see what he'll write next.
     
  19. maws

    maws Just doesn't shut up

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    This
     
  20. northnorfolkwolf

    northnorfolkwolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I don't know anything and I take no notice of anyone on here who says they do! Most of the footballers mentioned I've never heard of and seeing as 99% never get near Wolves I couldn't give a $$$$! I think people like to come on sites like this and pass on any old rubbish as in their eyes it gives them some credibility/status and somehow gives them cudos (sp?) as 'one of the boys'?
     
  21. Penk Wolf

    Penk Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I think most post because it creates discussion, of which all of us want on here.

    Not sure why anybody would be particular bothered whether they are 'one of the boys' or not.

    As I've said, I don't get information directly, but get it through a few different people. Sometimes I'm asked not to post other times I'm not.
     
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  22. RJs Tankard

    RJs Tankard Just doesn't shut up

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    I think the biggest problem half of the time is the way in which the information is given.

    If people have a good source and they get information about a player, and its highly likely that player is likely to sign - they should state that it's highly likely but not a done deal yet.

    The problem is, a few people state "pretty much a done deal", "definitely signed" or "it will be confirmed in the morning" - and then it never happens. That's when the backlash tends to start.

    People shouldn't post with certainty if they're not certain - because that's when people start to doubt their credibility and start with the comments of "timewaster", "making it up", etc.

    If people don't want the flack when it all goes belly up, they shouldn't put themselves in that situation. Don't post factual comments if they're not fact - then nobody has any reason to whinge at anyone then.
     
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  23. Penk Wolf

    Penk Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    If you were told x has signed and will be announced in the morning, would you post that or that it is likely but not a done deal?
     
  24. ice cream head

    ice cream head Just doesn't shut up

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    Which players have actually signed after first being 'revealed' on here? Carl Cort was the last one i can remember and that was over 10 years ago now.
     
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  25. Penk Wolf

    Penk Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Pezco, Boukari, Graham on the other forum, all off the top of my head.
     
  26. northnorfolkwolf

    northnorfolkwolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Wasn't thinking of you Penk. Google 'Maslow's heirarchy of needs' and you will see why people have a need to be liked/respected/ thought highly of etc.
     
  27. Penk Wolf

    Penk Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I didn't think you were or at least I didn't think that people thought I was that needy. :) Was just putting my thoughts about people posting.
     
  28. arctic rime

    arctic rime Just doesn't shut up

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    Jacobs
     
  29. ice cream head

    ice cream head Just doesn't shut up

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    TBF I don't read this place nearly as often as I used to so you could well be right penk.
     
  30. kwolf

    kwolf Has a lot to say

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    just saw messi at asda honest
     
  31. Professional

    Professional 'Unprofessional'

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    Clean it then.
     
  32. kwolf

    kwolf Has a lot to say

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    no thanks womans work cleaning
     
  33. Ponty

    Ponty Just doesn't shut up

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    All adds to the fun. When long-time members post I think they generally do so in good faith. The newer ITK members are about as trustworthy as your average politician!
     
  34. Jonzy54

    Jonzy54 Just doesn't shut up

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    Thank you.By me to boot .
     
  35. Woburn Wolf

    Woburn Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I often have information about player movements at Molineux but hardly ever post on here because I do not want to betray the trust and confidentiality of the person that told me. For example I knew that it was pretty certain that Foley and Siggy were off to Copenhagen a few days before it became public. I also knew that SEB was joining us 2 or 3 days before it was announced and there have been countless others. In addition, I have been aware of potential deals that fell through without ever getting in to the public domain. So all I would say is that the ITK posters can often be right but will not always be.
     
  36. RJs Tankard

    RJs Tankard Just doesn't shut up

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    If It was me personally, I'd keep it to myself if I've been told in good faith.

    If I did share it, then I wouldn't post anything with certainty because things go wrong - and that's when the comments start.

    We've seen these "definately" comments before from various people - and they've not materialized.
     
  37. RosehillWolf

    RosehillWolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I would think that non events from past few days has proven we don't have any ITK posters at all
     
  38. Chungster

    Chungster Just doesn't shut up

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    ITK

    Darren Ferguson is our manager and Jez Moxey left this club 2 years ago.

    No need for Facebook if you want 'laughingly wrong'.
     
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  39. Jonzy54

    Jonzy54 Just doesn't shut up

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    You're right I know nothing.But there again....
     
  40. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    You were wrong re Lingard......tut tut tut :D
     

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