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Varun1

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They release all of the info to everyone, regardless of whether you do the Patreon. The only difference is you get to do a cozy chat with the mods once a month on their discord or some bs like that and also get priority in getting questions answered on their live videos. Basically there is no added value unless you want to make new online friends.
Sounds like you have to pay to make friends...
 

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No the ITK shared it with the mods several days ago but the mods withheld the info to see if it actually became true.

Also, looks like the ITKs are doubling down that the Jimenez rumors are bs and that Gabriel is also bs. Think they also are saying that Pau Torres is bs. So we will see if this holds up.
You’ve been absolutely done over pal :lol:

The mods are all in collusion and will cover for their golden geese whenever they make a mistake. What a joke.

For your own sake I hope you stop paying for their patroen, you’ll learn nothing more than you can’t already find online.
 

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You’ve been absolutely done over pal :lol:

The mods are all in collusion and will cover for their golden geese whenever they make a mistake. What a joke.

For your own sake I hope you stop paying for their patroen, you’ll learn nothing more than you can’t already find online.
:lol: I don't pay the patreon. Plus, if you knew what I did for a living, you would know that I could waste my time and money doing anything. Hope the same can be said for you.
 

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Classic internet post that. I’m too busy shagging super models too mate, in fact one of them is actually typing this out for me right now.
Yep I'm a true keyboard warrior alright. Now can folks read the disclaimer and feck off, time to get back to some muppetry.
 

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:lol: I don't pay the patreon. Plus, if you knew what I did for a living, you would know that I could waste my time and money doing anything. Hope the same can be said for you.
ITK Job patreon?
 

Adam-Utd

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Classic internet post that. I’m too busy shagging super models too mate, in fact one of them is actually typing this out for me right now.
I just figured it out.

He’s “ITK 4” and he’s milking suckers blind on the muppetiers patroen.

No wonder he’s always here defending their honour like a white knight.
 

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Admin of the sub has become smart. So randomly they will publish report that is reported elsewhere as being "held back to stop piggy banking" and use it to improve credibility of one of the ITK. Also almost every post is so vague so that they can instantly deny if it doesn't happen. It's a great sham and now they have found a way to keep it going and avoid the last transfer window disaster.
 

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Ironic the only piece of legit info hasn’t come from that subreddit
Hehe. You talking about yourself there?

One of the best examples of how/why someone in charge of a forum like that would hide/withhold information is a case like that of the caf's very own BenitoSTARR.

Sidenote: Even something as seemingly as innocent as the particular time a source knew the info can identify them. Providing they're running their operation correctly, considering that those mods don't take such measures - 'we have a new claim but we have to sit on it' - for the vast majority of their releases actually highlights the occasions when they do. What they're actually saying is: we could prove when we got this if we wanted to. After the recent mini-backlash of you-plonkers-anyone-can-say-we-actually-knew-this-we-just-waited-for-confirmation they explained that they keep timestamps of all claims with their content on the admin discord and as such can provide proof if ever required.

I take r/muppetiers with a pinch of salt but much of the United news on the May 13th post has turned out to be accurate. Sorry I can't post links.
the may 13th post

Regarding the bolded part, literally everyone posting in here does the same. Ironically it's actually the most rabid naysayers who are taking it the most seriously.

It's just another potential avenue for accurate info. Last year during De Ligt it was horrible but it's not horrible now.
 

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May 13th:

Chelsea want Coutinho!

James Rodriguez is seemingly going to Atletico Madrid!

Rangnick to Milan a done deal!

David Alaba will sign a new deal at Bayern!

Dortmund have approached Barcelona with a view to taking Dembele back on loan!

United 75% certain to sign Moussa Dembele from Lyon!

Vinicius from Benfica plan B to Dembele!

United have offered contracts to three Benfica youth players!

Alexis Sanchez has an offer from Chile but will likely return to United!

A Bundesliga centre-back has been approached!

Lots of big claims from ITK4...
 
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Assorted other claims:


United have £200m to spend!

United are in for Jiminez and he might be our first transfer!

Bellingham to United pretty much done!

Signing a Belgian youngster!

Genuinely interested in Rodon from Swansea!

Angel Gomes going to Barcelona!

Many clubs are trying to get the transfer window to open in September!

Kane’s file is active! (That sounds like Spy pish)

We offered £25m to sign Ighalo permanently!

A cheeky wee one from the following week Atletico Madrid approached us and want to sell Saul. He wants to come to United. Would only happen if Pogba leaves though.
 
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The entire exercise is embarrassing and for me, highlights some more serious issues. How can anyone be ‘selling’ transfer ‘news’(gossip) when whatever the truth, all will be revealed within a matter of weeks anyway? Like, there is actually a set date by which we will know beyond all reasonable doubt whether we will be signing Sancho, Grealish or whoever. Yet before that date, there’s an almighty battle for credibility and scraps of info amongst charlatans which is pointless because even if true, perhaps one human knows something a few days before others know. That’s the most people get out of this thirst or scramble for ITK gossip. And even if told by a trusted source, you still don’t really ‘know’, and are obligated to reserve judgement until someone more official confirms it anyway. But at least you get to say ‘ITK 50 mentioned this a week ago’. So fecking what?
 

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May 13th:

Chelsea want Coutinho!

James Rodriguez is seemingly going to Atletico Madrid!

Rangnick to Milan a done deal!

David Alaba will sign a new deal at Bayern!

Dortmund have approached Barcelona with a view to taking Dembele back on loan!

United 75% certain to sign Moussa Dembele from Lyon!

Vinicius from Benfica plan B to Dembele!

United have offered contracts to three Benfica youth players!

Alexis Sanchez has an offer from Chile but will likely return to United!

A Bundesliga centre-back has been approached!

Lots of big claims from ITK4...
That ITK 4 is absolutely shocking. He’s apparently got the inside scoop at every single club across Europe.

These have pretty much all turned out wrong too. Even the easiest stuff to be ITK about with youth players while additionally playing it broad with Benfica and Belgian, they still got it wrong. :lol: Explains why the recent claim has turned to 3 young players from around the world to broaden the scope even more.
 

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I have to question this as feck all has come true as far as I can see.
Come on, the Pogba, Gomes and Grealish news?
I guess it could also be a case of throw as much shit as you can and some will stick.
 

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Come on, the Pogba, Gomes and Grealish news?
I guess it could also be a case of throw as much shit as you can and some will stick.
What news?

They said Pogba wouldn’t leave - that much was obvious then but tried to add a wee bit of insider he made the decision six months earlier.

They said Gomes was leaving, which looked fairly obvious too at that time, but we has joining Barcelona.

No idea how anyone can know about the Grealish stuff as even those ITKs are all over the place.
 

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The entire exercise is embarrassing and for me, highlights some more serious issues. How can anyone be ‘selling’ transfer ‘news’(gossip) when whatever the truth, all will be revealed within a matter of weeks anyway? Like, there is actually a set date by which we will know beyond all reasonable doubt whether we will be signing Sancho, Grealish or whoever. Yet before that date, there’s an almighty battle for credibility and scraps of info amongst charlatans which is pointless because even if true, perhaps one human knows something a few days before others know. That’s the most people get out of this thirst or scramble for ITK gossip. And even if told by a trusted source, you still don’t really ‘know’, and are obligated to reserve judgement until someone more official confirms it anyway. But at least you get to say ‘ITK 50 mentioned this a week ago’. So fecking what?
Perhaps people are paying to receive the news first so that they can bet on it whilst the odds are good and before it becomes more widespread?

If these people are silly enough to pay money to receive this news and take random people on Reddit seriously, then they will be silly enough to place bets on it too.
 

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:lol: I don't pay the patreon. Plus, if you knew what I did for a living, you would know that I could waste my time and money doing anything. Hope the same can be said for you.
I sense a new category in the end of year awards this year.
 

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I used to check them out consistently until that Haaland transfer were I think all of them just got it flat wrong. Quite easy to see that they are just following media news and adding logic to come up with their information.


This thread said it all
 

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I used to check them out consistently until that Haaland transfer were I think all of them just got it flat wrong. Quite easy to see that they are just following media news and adding logic to come up with their information.


This thread said it all
So, this guy reads rumours and blogs then literally makes shit up acting like his ITK. Funnily, he could not get one made up bullshit correct.
 

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Perhaps people are paying to receive the news first so that they can bet on it whilst the odds are good and before it becomes more widespread?

If these people are silly enough to pay money to receive this news and take random people on Reddit seriously, then they will be silly enough to place bets on it too.
I doubt it. It’s clear to me that betting is not a relevant factor in all this. It is just the glee of transfer news, to which everyone is equal on the first day of the new season anyway, when every team’s squad is there for all to see.
 

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I listened to a bit of the 'Muppetiers Podcast' for about 2 minutes and could no longer handle the cringe.
 

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Please read the description in the bottom of this thread.
 

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Hello boys, this time of year again is it?

Let's unpack, shall we:

May 13th:

Chelsea want Coutinho!

etc
Conveniently left out all the stuff that's come true. Still, Chelsea to Coutinho is a rumour that has picked up since this.
I don't wanna make excuses for the guy but we all know that the football transfer market is a volatile and ever-changing thing, especially with COVID stuff. That, combined with the nature of this source being one that hears a lot of rumours, often true, sometimes obfuscated, means that this source (as with any!) should be treated with caution.
I think any source that isn't at boardroom level is gonna get stuff wrong at least 50% of the time anyway, so even if one did believe that the ITK is well placed, they should still treat it with caution.

So one of their ITKS said the new kit launch is the 3rd August but they waited until the club confirmed it.... such bollocks on there, they know feck all. It's a bit like the website football rumours.
Yep, we have receipts too. Asked us not to share it until relevant, it was a good verifier.

Urgh. They have a patreon?!!

That’s quite sick. Lying to the gullible and then taking their money for it.

Can appreciate a bit of a giggle making the crap up and people believing it, but taking their money is disgusting
A few things with this one:
- Patreon subscribers (patrons?) very very very occasionally get something a little early. No 'big' things, only less reliable rumours, or unimportant stuff. We're not withholding stuff behind a paywall.
- Not lying, only passing on what we're told.
- Only a handful of people have signed up to the patreon, we're not making a huge profit (I'm not sure we're making a profit at all?) and the money goes towards website hosting and any extra will go towards things like kit giveaways
- People like to have the quieter chat rooms, and they like supporting a community they enjoy. I don't think the early access stuff is the incentive for people signing up, might be wrong though.
Happy to comment more on this but the patreon isn't really my thing, so I might not be able to help

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A lot of people here seem to think we make stuff up. Obviously I can't prove it to you, there's no way I could, but I guess you'll have to take my word that we don't.

If the ITKs that send us stuff make it up, then that's on them, not us. We do make an effort to verify as much as we can. We get sent new stuff all the time and avoid posting it until that source gets a few things right. We also stress that everything should be taken with a pinch of salt, as I said above.

Basically, this sums it up quite well:

Again, it all comes down to if you trust the mods as they are the ones that have actually seen any "verification" that these ITKs may actually have reliable info. Think you should take all info with a pinch of salt.
 

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You can’t have an echo chamber in this thread. If the ‘info’ these so called ITK’s provide is pure figment of their imagination then I think posters can rightly point that out. If those guys think it’s okay to start charging naive people for that very same information then they should be called out on it too.

Most people who have itk information like @Rozay etc. Just hear it, explain where it came from and pass it on and move on. None of this daily update bollocks.