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Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Marzo, May 20, 2019.

  1. Jun 13, 2019

    Nick7 Full Member

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    Yup.
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    Flytan Full Member

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    I don't get how people fall for this still. It's no different from the shitty newspapers people on here won't believe. Anyone who has the amount of information that spoofex claims he has would be getting people fired in the club and would be selling this so called information to actual media.
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    Tiber Full Member

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    :D
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    /u/xisimon feels like the next norwood. Has connections, but would likely be better off sticking to sure things and not making predictions.
  5. Jun 14, 2019

    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    :lol: Spoofex caf account.

    When is Rabiot signing btw?
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    Joseunited Full Member

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    Any day now...For Juventus.
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    Lash Full Member

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    Not a single one has mentioned Lo Celso once, which is gathering serious traction now. They're all a bunch of fecking chancers, bar xisimon.
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    Gathering traction from who?
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    Yep, it's very clear he has a link to tell him about announcements. Kohler, Dalot, James etc... are proof of that. I'm very sceptical of anything that doesn't directly come form the marketing team though. There's no reason whatsoever that someone who knows when we are about to announce news would also know what players we are targeting in the summer though. At least those updates are few and far between unlike the relentless stream of utter shite the rest of them come out with.
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    Lash Full Member

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    From the local news, it was a fluttering about us when Spurs were interested, but now they're claiming we've got an agreement to sign him for 75m. I know that's not concrete, but it's far more specific than any other report and no one has even said were interested in the lad, was my point.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    They all are chancers, no doubt about it but Lo Celso news is reported by 1 local paper. We heard so many players like this which didn't make news on second day.
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    Lash Full Member

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    I think this was a bit more specific, personally. Take the Bruno reports, it's always we're "front runners" or "in the lead". Not that we have an agreement for x amount. I think we're in for him.
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    Red Devil Rising New Member

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    Should be held in the same regard as the Daily Star and should be banned from the forum.
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    Tbf even most journalists are chancers. Throw enough and hope something sticks.
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    DutchCruijff New Member

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    These "ITKs" know nothing. It's an absolute scam and the sad thing is is that there are plenty of kids/teenagers who are falling for this nonsense.

    I mean, what happened to "de Ligt moving to United/Barca"? Or AWB going for "53+5M"? What absolute nonsense!
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    It's a bit of fun!
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    OleGunnar20 New Member

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    Ayye exactly, don't see the harm in it myself. Everyone's full of it anyway, how many 'proper' journalists have any credibility these days?
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    Stevondo8 New Member

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    Don't ruin the illusion! It's all fun and games really isn't it.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    None.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Wan Bissaka is XISIMON official :devil:
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    Lash Full Member

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    I think the odd rumour or specific info is, the pathetic long list of possible and potentials by spoofex is just embarrassing. Add that to the % chances and things, it’s snake oil territory.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    True. I don't think there so anything to be alarmed about kids falling for it. It's not like that these itk were making these kids buy their dubious products.

    Having said that it will be nice when these itk are kicked out of rediff for nonsense posting
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    0le Full Member

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    https://twitter.com/u_xisimon

    He is the only ITK that ever seemed to actually have a legitimate source. For example, just before James was announced he tweeted the time it would occur:



    He has done this for other deals in the past. I think he does like to embellish his tweets/ posts, and my feeling is that he is a journalist. Everyone else on reddit, as already discussed, just makes vague comments.

    The problem with reddit ITK's is that initially, it was treated pretty seriously and people really did believe them. The first I remember was a guy who said Griezmann and Kohler were going to happen long before any journalist. He quit when it didn't occur, despite the Kohler sponsorship deal going through later. Each year since, there have been more ITK's including simon above. This year it seems as if it has grown exponentially. So it turned from something a little believable to complete nonsense. The problem now is that there is a lot of debate from people who still believe them and don't realize its all a joke, people who know its a joke but now want some actual United discussion and also from people who want to continue the joke as much as possible (spoofex). That was my take of it up until a few weeks ago, until someone seemed to have received some form of threats and reported it to the Police.

    I quite like how its handled on redcafe. A single thread to discuss it, but nothing more. I think they've done that now on reddit but bizarrely, that spoofex is still worshiped, even though his posts, acting as a moderator as well, appear to go beyond simple "joking around" to actual proper trolling. I guess they enjoy it.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He isn’t a journalist. Why would they bother wasting their time on reddit? His twitter indicates that he’s just chasing followers. A credible journalist would get more followers than some dope on reddit.

    He probably just knows someone who works in marketing at United and had to get the announcement ready by that launch time.

    His Wan Bissaka news is meaningless as it’s been all over the mainstream press recently.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Shouldn't you be announcing De Ligt today according to that fred guy?
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    pocco loco

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    Simon Peach and a good Italian journo are now verified on there. They've been getting involved with the transfer threads.

    I don't believe the rest of the ITKs but i do Simon.
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    anant Full Member

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    The Simon 3pm guess was just an intelligent guess tbf
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    There's no way it was a guess. Let's say he speaks bollocks, he wouldn't put his neck on the line with a guess. He would be laughed as a fruad if it were wrong. I think it is safe to say he does have a source
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    anant Full Member

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    The club has in the past maintained a standard time of announcement for transfers for which partial information has been given.
    Like last year, Fred and Dalot were announced at 2pm and so on
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    So he guessed it would be 3pm on that day even though it was 2pm last year?
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    So what, like I said if he guessed it would be too much to risk had he didn't have a source and was fake.

    You guess the next one if its that easy
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    anant Full Member

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    We announced James' transfer fee agreement at 3pm this year. So just keeping it consistent season over season
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    anant Full Member

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    AWB will be announced at 3pm- date will be dependent on England's U21s performance
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Got it, so how did he guess the day?
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    You need to name the day too otherwise what's the point?
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    But you need to guess the date to be inline with the James one
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    anant Full Member

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    Simon tweeted on 12th June that he'd be announced that day. Considering it had become common knowledge that he'd be announced on either 11th or 12th, he didn't actually predict the date per se.

    Had he got the fee agreement thing timing right, I would have agreed with you. Again, not saying he is definitely a fraud,but he needs to get an out of the blue prediction right for me to believe him
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    I don't necessarily believe he is ITK but it seems far fetched to say it was a guess. He probably heard it somewhere in the media.
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    https://www.reddit.com/user/SparkedIntoLife

    Spoofex has a challenger in the contest of whom can pretend to know the most detail about United's summer plans.

    It's two long posts. If you can't be bothered to read it all then 'according to his source' are squad for next season will be:

    GK: De Gea, Romero (Kovar)
    RB: Wan-Bissaka, Dalot (Laird)
    LB: Shaw, Young (Laird)
    CD: Lindelof, Ake, Smalling, Jones, Rojo
    DM: Partey, Matic (Garner)
    CM: Tielemans, McTominay, Fred (Garner)
    AM/CM: Bruno Fernandes, Lingard (Gomes)
    RW: Bale/Isco, Mata (Greenwood)
    LW: Martial, James
    ST: Rashford, Haller, Sanchez (Greenwood)
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    Totally forgets Grant exists then. Good effort.