They claim to be “In The Know”, but are they? – Part III – Results

After a lot of research, saving images, talking to ITKs, talking to you, writing about it, asking you to get involved, creating polls and most importantly getting blocked by several ITKs -my heart’s broken- I think it’s about time I show you guys who won/lost the 6 polls I created.

Let’s start with the three polls that were only open for 6 hours:

Who do/did you follow: 

Who do you still believe: 

Who is the best: 

Now for the other three:

Who was the most frustrating: 


Who was the most disappointing: 


Who’s the worst: 


Do you agree/disagree with the outcome?

Also, a massive thank you to the one who chose me as the worst, most disappointing and most frustrating ITK, I didn’t even know I was ITK, so thank you!


They claim to be “In The Know”, but are they? – Part I – Tweets

We’ve all seen them, even if we didn’t care it was impossible to avoid them… ITKs. People who claim to have inside sources at a football club, people who claim to be BFF with football agents and/or claim to be related to football players. They get our hopes up and disappoint us.

I decided to save screencaptures of their tweets, just to see who was right/wrong at the end of the transfer window.

Here’s Part I – What did they tweet?


I think every single one of us knows he’s a fraud by now. For those who aren’t quite convinced, here are just a few of Indy’s tweets:

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I don’t even know where to start… Let’s move on.


For those who’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that Ree wrote a post about WayneGooney18, also known as ‘abrokediaby’. In case you are not familiar with either one of these accounts -we all envy you- here are  a few tweets:


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So boys, where is Cesc? Or Higuaín/Rooney/Fellaini/Cesar?

In case you want to contact either WayneGooney18 or abrokediaby, both accounts are either deleted or suspended. I guess we’ll never know why Cesc didn’t join and why we never signed a striker…


Some believe him, some don’t. Here’s a few of Dan’s tweets:

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Couple of things, it’s Higuaín* and you were right. The deal’s done, unfortunately not with Arsenal.
Both Rooney and Fellaini are playing for Manchester United this season.
Arsène Wenger confirmed we were actually in for Suárez*.
Unless Cesar changed his name to Viviano, I’m pretty sure that deal wasn’t done.

Agent Jim

Apparently Agent Jim is a young lad living in Tottenham, supporting Spurs and Ipswich and he’s not “ITK”, mind you I got this information from another ‘ITK’ so I’m not quite sure if this is true.

Anyway, Agent Jim didn’t have that much new information. Take a look at his tweets:

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If the ‘kid’ placed a bet on you not knowing what on earth you’re talking about, I think he won. Well done kiddo!

…at least he knows how to spell the names…
Oh wait, Higuaín*.

Ben Fairthorne

We all know this guy, right? If you don’t, you’re probably not on twitter. If you are and you somehow managed to avoid this guy, you deserve an award. Well done, take a bow!

Check out some of his tweets:

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Le sigh.
Keep up the good work Ben, you’re doing great!


For your information, this guy claims to have Pat Rice in his list of contacts on his phone. Just so you know, here’s what his sources told him:

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Three things. 1. Who’s Gamez? 2. I think Gustavo really did prefer Wolfsburg 3. What happened to Suárez?

Nice try though,


You introduced me to this guy. Here are two of his tweets:

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WIlliams? No. Cesar? No. Nani? No. Gervinho? Yeah, he actually left.


Some of you believe this guy is trustworthy, others believe he’s worse than Indy. Some of you like him, others don’t.

Here are a few of his tweets:

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Is someone trying to be better than Geoff?


Now that I’ve mentioned him anyway, let’s look at some of his tweets. Some people hate him, others love him. Some people believe he always has everything right, others believe he’s just talking. Here’s a few tweets from Geoff:

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Say whatever you want about Geoff, he’s always politically correct in his responses.


There were more accounts claiming to have inside information. Here are a few tweets:

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Funny Moments

The Abou Diaby outside a mosque tweet:


Opinion Dan versus O2:

The Joey Barton to West Ham rumours:


Oh and there was this wee argument between WayneGooney18 and OpinionDan:


And people talking about it:



I think it’s safe to say 99% do not have a clue what on earth they’re on about. Those who may have a guy on the inside make mistakes as well. Truth of the matter is, no deal is done until either the player, the club or the player’s former club confirmed it. Yes, speculation is fun and it keeps us all entertained, but is it really worth it? Do these guys really deserves this much attention? The worst part is we can’t seem to help ourselves, we want to believe their rumours so bad. I personally find most of the ITKs annoying as f*ck, yet after speaking to some of them, they were actually quite nice. Most of them think they actually have the power to change Arsenal’s plans, others genuinely believe this is the way to help fellow fans and to keep them updated and a few actually believe they know what’s going on, when they don’t.

It’s up to you if you still believe ITKs, or people who claim to be ITK. Please consider your heart and your feelings before making your decision and please realise that abuse is not the way to go. It doesn’t matter who it is, what they claim to be or why they do it, they are people and they don’t deserve to receive threats (and those who do, only deserve it because they’re challenging you and they want your attention, if you really hate them that much, don’t give them the attention).

Tonight will be Part II of the ITK saga, which will include your views on the matter
(you can still send an email with your views to

More pictures will be added to the galleries throughout the weekend.

Thank you so much for all the RTs and Shares. Keep it up!
Thank you to everyone who’s sent me emails with screencaps, I am still trying to get through all of them -which is why more pictures will be added throughout the weekend- I received 1042 emails from you guys so far and hopefully even more after you read this post.

Don’t forget to vote on the polls!
Results will be posted in Part III (this Sunday) in which we’ll reveal who’s helped out with the screencaptures!

Gooner(ette) Media – Tribute Video Sunday – Arsène Wenger 15 years Tribute (Gunner Talk)


Gooner(ette) Media: Lukas Podolski learns London


Gooner(ette) Media: Wojciech Szczesny interviews Jack Wilshere.


Gooner(ette) Media: Arsenal Chat with Wojciech Szczesny and Jack Wilshere


Gooner(ette) Media: Jack Wilshere interviews Wojciech Szczesny.


Week in review: Monday (12/08/2013) – Sunday (18/08/2013)

I asked Gooners to describe last week in a tweet. Here are a few replies:
@oochriso: Worst. Week. EVER.
@prateekk09: pain, agony and misery
@ChrisArsenalCam: Diarrhea
@RyanSparkes: Devastating, agonising yet somewhat predicatable.
@Asif_Arsenal14: disaster tragic wakingupcall
@BobbyVertigo: Failure
@davearmstrong8: desperate
@GunnerAbdel: frustrating
@MahoosiveGooner: instantly forgettable

Let’s review this week.

Transfer Talk:
Monday – 12/08/2013

Tuesday – 13/08/2013
– Perez denied work permit
– Gustavo getting close
– Arsenal interested in Gourcoff

Wednesday – 14/08/2013
– Gustavo will decide future on Thursday
– Suárez signed a new contract with Liverpool

Thursday – 15/08/2013
– Gustavo off to Wolfsburg
– Suárez unaware of new contract deal with Liverpool
– Rooney back in the picture
– Arsenal interested in Michu
– Flamini to join Arsenal on a free transfer

Friday – 16/08/2013
– Gustavo signed for Wolfsburg
– Michu is not for sale
– Bendtner off to Turkey

Saturday – 17/08/2013

Sunday – 18/08/2013
No one can keep up with that

Confirmed News:
Monday – 12/08/2013
– Marouane Chamakh has joined Crystal Palace in a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

Tuesday – 13/08/2013
– Arsenal XI lost their last pre-season game versus Colchester United.

Wednesday – 14/08/2013
– Arsenal has a new membership, and it’s free, Digital Membership, with access to exclusive footage on Arsenal Player.
– 17 years ago, Patrick Vieira signed for Arsenal.
– Aaron Ramsey is back on twitter.

Thursday – 15/08/2013
– it’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 20th birthday!
– The Boss said Arsenal will be active until the end of the transfer season.
– Josh Vickers has joined Canvey Island on a short-term loan deal.

Friday – 16/08/2013
– Mertesacker will be captain
– Vermaelen, Monreal and Arteta are out.
– Wellington has joined Real Murcia on a season-long loandeal.
– Mo Farah is World Champion on 5000m.

Saturday – 17/08/2013

Sunday – 18/08/2013
– Gibbs has a deep cut, Sagna, Rosicky has a problem. Ramsey has a problem with a kick on his ankle.

This week’s results:
First Team
Arsenal 1 – 3 Aston Villa
Ladies Team
Arsenal Ladies 3-1 Birmingham Ladies

Bring on next week!


Gooner(ette) Media – Thomas Vermaelen – collage

Gooner(ette) Media – Thomas Vermaelen – collage



Diary of a Gooner: Wednesday – August 14th, 2013

International games, both friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers. Quite a lot of Arsenal players were selected for their national teams. Unfortunately Sagna got injured -no confirmation yet.

Today’s hottest topics? Gustavo and Suárez.

If you think the Suárez saga was a never ending story, Gustavo seems to be going the same way. One thing’s for sure Gustavo wants to leave Bayern. As I said yesterday, Arsenal and Napoli are both interested, but we’re not alone. Barcelona and Wolfsburg are interested as well. Gooners lost it after hearing that, especially the group of Gooners who complained he wasn’t good enough. It got worse when a German newspaper reported that Gustavo had signed for Wolfsburg and would get 115k a week. Judging by the reactions of some Gooners, Gustavo will be the most important signing ever. Unfortunately for the dramaqueens, both Wolfsburg and Gustavo denied the rumours.

Suárez then. A journalist said that Suárez and Liverpool had agreed on a new contract. Gooners started crying and complaining. Turns out this journalist knows more than Luis Suárez, because he claimed he still wants to leave Liverpool. Phew, sign him up!

In other news, Arsenal has a new membership, and it’s free, Digital Membership, with access to exclusive footage on Arsenal Player. – 17 years ago, Patrick Vieira signed for Arsenal. – Aaron Ramsey is back on twitter.

See you soon.