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Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Damien, Jun 9, 2014.

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  1. Jun 9, 2014
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Use this thread for posting transfer related tweets in. Use your head as to what to post. Don't post anything from a clear bullshitter like Agent_"Insert name here", as giving any sort of publicity to them is exactly what they want. Don't post any tweets by any of the following but if you can think of any other names to add to the blacklist, feel free to say.

    If you can add any tweets found to the Tweets Only thread too it'd be appreciated. If there are any questions, please address them in the Admin/Mod Help forum

    Twitter Blacklist (outside of the obvious ones like indykaila etc)

    BFairthorne
    Tancredi Palmeri
    Fergie1975
    LawTop20 (for transfers)
    MardiAgent
    mattdaviesmcr
    SwoopTransfer
    TommySmythESPN (does work for ESPN, but ignore anything he says transfer related)
    TomMcDermott


    No more than 4 tweets in one post.

    No spam whatsoever - no memes or joke tweets. Only Football/Transfer tweets please.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    mata10 New Member

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    I would still argue law top 20 should be allowed, but if the masses dont want it, its okay.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Blacklisting twitter accounts for being bullshitters is kind of like banning a girl from a porn set for not being a virgin, but here we go, Cole to Villa just seems a complete waste of time for Villa, Cole is finished.
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    mata10 New Member

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    Remember when he was better than messi ?
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    Browniee New Member

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    Didn't Gerrard say that?
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    mata10 New Member

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    Yes and the rawkites went crazy, they were like lionel who? I loved to laugh at them.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Senderos, and Joe Cole, not a good time to be a Villa fan.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box Scout

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    I'd agree that lawtop20 isn't that bad, but has to be used wisely. If it's not a transfer rumour, he usually provides interesting information. Still, if the rest want him out...
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    Browniee New Member

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    I've never been on twitter and don't know what's what, I just rely on you guys to shoot a tweet down or its tweeter.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    He's blacklisted just for transfers. It says.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Most tweets need to be handled with a bit of suspicion. In some cases, journalists have contacts at clubs and tweet what they hear from them. In others, club sources may deliberately mislead a journalist to direct the media narrative away from a particular player they are interested in.

    If people stopped taking tweets so seriously (see the past few years of transfer sagas involving Benz, Ozil, Sneijder, Hazard, Lucas Moura etc) then we would need to limit the likes of Tancredi, Hernandez et al. A tweet would simply be a speculative piece of information that is discussed without being taken too seriously.
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    iBoss i-ttack the space

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    Tancredi has got some stuff correct, to be fair to him.
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    So sounds like it's just BBC/SkySports style confirmation tweets or a potential rumour (but only if posted by a big newspaper)?!!
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    Sied I..erm..love U2, baby?

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    The odds are in his favour considering he covers every conceivable transfer possibility
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    :lol
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    A1X New Member

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    So, when is Ronaldo Day 2014? Can't be long now given nobody has a fecking clue who we're buying (this seemingly included Woodward, BTW).
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    According to industry experts Twitter is already on the way to being the next MySpace. What will we do when it disappears???
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    3 separate Twater threads?

    It's going to cause some confusion. ..
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Our brains will get vacation from bullshit.
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    SammyUnited_83 Full Member

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    Ah Fergie1975 great bullshitter he is. I remember being naive and believing his guff, I sent him a tweet re Lucas Moura and some article I had found from Brazil. He then proceeded to tweet that he had high rank sources giving him news - low and behold the same as the report!!
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    Redo91 Full Member

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    Isn't the old twitter discussion thread now closed? I think there is just this new twitter discussion thread and the "tweets only thread" so it's just like before basically.
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    iBoss i-ttack the space

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    I know, I know, but I do remember him pointing out something rather specific which no one else had reported at the time (I think it was a couple Milan players). He does get a lot wrong as well, yeah.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    A new twitter thread and so far only one tweet and it's about Aston fecking Villa :(
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Move on to the next horseshit social media site that pops up.
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    Genius Me! Proud EE fan, 10k club member & NSFW crew member

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    That guy has officially killed the birthday jokes.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Obligatory 'that ship has sailed' post.
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    His obsession with Louis Van Gaal is unhealthy.
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De BrĂșn Translator

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    since when? who is the facebook in this scenario then? facebook?
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    Wouldn't it be much better if people just waited for official news (done deals)?

    We are not going to sign any of the players that have been rumored. When we sign someone we will all know about it, I don't see the point of following minute by minute bullshit tweets from people who have no idea what the feck is going on.

    Not even Ed Woodward(who is in charge) has any idea what the hell he is doing.
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    Truedevil Full Member

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    /redcafe
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I think it's just because he's Dutch and gets a lot of retweets because of van Gaal becoming our manager. Either that, or he is actually infatuated with the man.
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    Will Absolute New Member

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    Because it's fun. Like the Transfer Forum itself. In the dog days of summer it provides a little United related excitement.

    As long as you don't believe everything you read. And even if you do, what's the harm? It's only football.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    No it wouldn't, as its completely natural for people to want to discuss potential transfers, even if they never materialize. Its why we created the transfer forum.
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    Phil Full Member

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    But we're making it less fun by completely restricting what can be posted, Yay.

    Nb I think people should just use their common sense rather than a banned users list.
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    MkPaul learnt from the best

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    Sorry but i'm gonna have to disagree with this whole "crackdown" on unwanted Twitter accounts.

    Without these muppets on Twitter, the transfer forum would be a hell of a lot less entertaining. Most of us know how unreliable most of these so called "journos" or ITKs are yet it provokes discussion and people thinking "I know it's probs bs but just imagine ...."

    In my opinion, people should be able to post any tweets from accounts with a reasonable amount of followers and allow the users on RedCafe to read into them as much as they like.

    This.
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    bri2013 Full Member

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    I have a broken watch that is right twice a day!!
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    I agree with the crackdown because it's not entertaining. It's annoying. The reason more and more sprout up is because people give them attention. A true muppet cares and wants to believe what they read is true. They don't want to be put in a skirt and fecked up the arse by every twat wanting to be in the know. Twitters a shit website anyway
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