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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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*.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
The Abou Diaby outside a mosque tweet:
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 email@example.com)
More pictures will be added to the galleries throughout the weekend.
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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!