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?

IndyKaila

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.

WayneGooney18/ABrokeDiaby

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:

WayneGooney18:

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abrokediaby:

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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…

OpinionDan

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!

HighburyStand

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,

ShereWillPower

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.

DialSquare1886

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?

GeoffArsenal

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.

Others

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:

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Opinion Dan versus O2:
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The Joey Barton to West Ham rumours:

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

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And people talking about it:

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Conclusion

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 ohtobeagoonerette@gmail.com)

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!

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Diary of a Gooner by GoonerGolazo: ‘A broke Diaby’ to ‘Wayne Gooney’, what’s next?

A little bit about WayneGooney..
In the world of Arsenal, the last thing we’d want is false transfer news that would crush our dreams when we find out it will not come to fruition. So why on earth do some people have the urge to make stuff up? Does it make you feel good? I doubt it. This is about a young lad currently named on Twitter @waynegooney18 . Over the past few months I have seen him change from a fellow Arsenal fan who was tweeting for fun to an ‘ITK’. Now what caused that? I don’t know. For followers? Maybe. His first Twitter handle was named @Game or something along the lines. He was lovely then. Few weeks after that he changed it to ‘@AbrokeDiaby’. Having close ties to the man himself I was not so happy to see the handle, nonetheless. Now what did he do wrong? Becoming someone he isn’t. In other words he knows f*ck all.

What did he say?
During the early stages of June, rumours had it that Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney were available to sign for Arsenal. Many reliables on twitter inc: @GeoffArsenal and @DLDN22 claimed that they could be at Arsenal this summer. So where did @WayneGooney18 go wrong here? He had basically told the world of Twitter that Cesc Fàbregas had categorically signed for The Arsenal, occupying the #4 and that personal terms had been agreed with Wayne Rooney. First of all, his claim on Rooney is wrong. I don’t know where he gets this info from- He’s perhaps related to Ben Fairthorne or Inderpal Kaila, who knows? Let’s just get things straight on Rooney. NO contract has been offered yet, but the bid remains in place. Expect no movement until a transfer request has been made by Rooney. This can also be supported by the Mighty Geoff on twitter. Now regarding Cesc Fàbregas? Everything he says, is complete nonsense. If he had signed he cannot train with Barcelona, let alone play friendlies. The last I heard on Cesc? It’s hit a snag, he wants to give it one more season, but indications from some other reliables on twitter is that it’s still a possibility,however its not DONE-SIGNED OR ANYTHING of sort. I suggest you to stay away from @WayneGooney18 claims as he knows zilch. In fact people are betting ridiculous amount of money (on Cesc to Arsenal) because of his claims and some may be disappointed at the end.

The truth about Wayne Gooney.
Like I said, he is a fraud looking for Twitter fame, that shall not last long anyway. Does he have info though? Really? No. When he started his ITK movements, he followed @OpinionDan , @Dialsquare_1886 and me. He constantly asked us for info with his ‘AbrokeDiaby’ account. During the DM conversations, he cited Opinion Dan as his source, which made me suspicious, obviously, This is because I was told, Opinion Dan was here to wind Gooners up, so citing him was not the best idea, of course. Soon after he found Dan was not so legit, so he did what most would do, which was him trying to out Opinion Dan, so that he would look legit. Since his source was fake (Dan), he ended up making new rumours regarding Cesar and Fellaini. Wasn’t soon after he changed his handle to WayneGooney, to escape from a few and so that he can start his ITK life. I have tried to frame him once but I failed. His stance was so firm on Cesc rejoining because of Dave Seager on Twitter, but he has himself come out and said he was misinformed..

So now you know the truth about WayneGooney, he knows nothing and I hope you unfollow him so that you do not get fooled anymore. It’s sad, embarrassing and desperate, so don’t give him the benefit of the doubt.

Transfer Gossip
Uchida (Schalke) RB – Target
Gustavo (Bayern Munchen) DM-Close (Fee Agreed)

Lets all hope Arsenal have a great Transfer window so we can challenge for the Title this season.

@GoonerGolazo

Diary of a Gooner: Thursday – August 8th, 2013

Hell yeah we signed Al.. ehm.. El Ja.. ehm.. Nice weather outside isn’t it?

Today’s hottest topics? Suárez, Rooney and Alharbi El Jadeyaoui.

After Suárez’s interview with The Guardian Gooners were ecstatic and Liverpool fans lost their minds. Today Liverpool confirmed what their fans were screaming already, Suárez will not be sold to Arsenal. Some Gooners reacted by saying “told ya”, some started asking themselves why Liverpool has to do everything in public and most Gooners had a meltdown. That happens a lot these days, I’m starting to wonder why I even mention it.

In comes Wayne Rooney. Wenger said that if Arsenal can’t get what/who they want, they’ll look elsewhere and ‘Hello Wayne Rooney’ it was, at least according to the ITKs. Do Gooners want Rooney? I’m starting to think some don’t really give a damn anymore. Whoever it is, it’s not good enough. We sign a young player on a free transfer and they complain he’s too young and it shows lack of ambition, we should be spending big money. Rumour has it we’re spending big, on either Rooney or Suárez, and we are not staying true to what Arsenal stands for and we’re giving in to modern day football. Arsenal and the Boss can’t win this, no matter how they play this game, they’ll lose. Simply because when they finally figured out how this idiotic game works, their own ‘fans’ change the rules.

Since we’re on about Gooners complaining 24/7 no matter what happens, apparently we’ve signed Alharbi El Jadeyaoui, it only took me 9 times to spell his name correctly, on a free transfer. He’s a 27 year old footballer who was on trial, as I mentioned Tuesday. I think we can all agree that we don’t know anything about this guy. I mean, French football journalists were confused and asking who on earth this guy is. However, signing him is ’embarrassing’ and shows ‘lack of ambition’, not to mention it shows that ‘Wenger has lost the plot’. In my opinion, and I know many Gooners agree with me, the Boss got us Koscielny and no one knew who he was. Look at him now. The Boss signed Juve ‘flop’ Thierry Henry to replace ‘quality player’ Anelka. Look at them now. So instead of complaining and moaning, why don’t we just enjoy the fact that we signed someone, on yet another free transfer, who could surprise every single one of us? Let’s not forget that we will probably have a great laugh when the lovely English commentators try to pronounce his name.. We’ve got nothing to lose.
(This signing hasn’t been confirmed by Arsenal.com)

In other news, our amazing Arsenal Ladies reached the final of the Continental Cup for the third year in a row! Our Ladies won the Continental Cup every single time.Arsenal Ladies goalscorers: Nobbs (‘8), Carter (’35), White (’40) and Houghton (’56). Assists by Yankey (Nobbs and Carter goals) and Davison (Houghton goal). – Arsenal Ladies are facing Lincoln Ladies in the final of the Continental Cup. – Chuba Akpom says it’s important to stay grounded. – The Junior Gunners (celebrating their 30th anniversary this season) have beaten the first team (with Theo Walcott switching sides halfway through the game). – Gervinho has completed his move to Roma. Best of luck Gerv, thanks for everything.

See you guys tomorrow!

@EvaMcL3 

Diary of a Gooner: Tuesday – July 23rd, 2013

Rumours, rumours, rumours… Today’s hottest topics include Gonzalo Higuaín stalling Napoli move, Luis Suárez ‘close’ to signing and Cesc Fàbregas ‘considering his future’ at Barcelona.

Let’s start with Real Madrid striker Higuaín. Rumour has it that Higuaín is stalling a move to Napoli, because his preferred destination is Arsenal and he’s waiting for Arsenal to bid (again). Gooners seem to be getting ‘littlebit’ frustrated. Some with the Boss and/or Higuaín, others with the rumours. To be completely honest, I’ve noticed most Gooners would be more than happy if we somehow managed to sign Higuaín. Since the other (rumoured) possibilities are Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and Liverpool star Luis Suárez, Higuaín is the only one who doesn’t have any behavioural issues. At least not that we know of.

So Luis Suárez… All around the world Gooners are arguing and disagreeing about this man. Some Gooners feel Suárez’s behaviour will only get worse. Some feel we should ignore what’s happened in the past and only focus on what he can do for us this season. Some believe that the Boss will be able to change him. Most Gooners realise he’s made some awful “mistakes”, but are willing to forgive and support Luis, as long as it doesn’t happen again. He’d be a rather controversial signing. Whether or not he’ll actually sign for us is a completely different story.

Sources claim Fàbregas is considering his future at Barcelona. At first United fans everywhere started dreaming about Fàbregas, until it was announced that Barcelona have rejected United’s second offer as well and that he’s ‘not for sale’. Gooners were divided, what else is new, into groups. One group simply laughed at United fans and didn’t really comment on a possible return. One group lost it because in their eyes that must mean that Fàbregas is indeed returning. One group didn’t get carried away and most agreed that it would be ‘great’ if he returned, however they can’t see it happening this year.  There’s also a very small group of people who got angry at the ‘stupidity’ of some Gooners, claiming that Fàbregas will not return and some of them started sending abuse to hopeful Gooners.

In other news, Arsenal Ladies signed Emma Mitchell (20) and Caroline Weir (18). Not many Gooners picked up on this, those who did either congratulated Arsenal Ladies with their double signing, or started ranting about the lack of signings in our first team. – Bad news because not just Vermaelen, but Monreal has been ruled out for the beginning of the season as well. That made Gooners a bit nervous. Three defenders injured, and Gibbs is the only leftback we have. This started a discussion about potential targets and Gooners started dreaming of defenders Arsenal could sign. Popular names were Gustavo, a midfielder who (apparently) can play in centreback and leftback position as well, and Swansea defender Ashley Williams. – Some good news though, the Boss said that both Koscielny and Szczesny’s injuries aren’t too serious and they’re expected to return from injury rather soon.

Something that I noticed an awful lot today was that some Gooners were making fun of Liverpool fans, who are upset because their #1 striker and best player will leave. I would like to remind all of you that last year we were in their position. We were scared to death that we would lose our #1 striker (and our captain). Remember the state you were in when you first started to realise we would probably lose him? Remember how you felt when we actually lost him, to a rival club? Keep that in mind, there’s no need for abuse. Banter’s great, but know when to stop.

Oh right, before I go, Nicklas Bendtner. That Danish guy with a massive ego… Yeah, that one. Yes, he still plays for Arsenal…sorta…okay he’s still an Arsenal player on paper.
Anyway, Nicklas Bendtner blames Arsenal for his inability to find a new club… I hate to break it to you ‘Nicky B’, but I think your massive ego and your complete lack of skills may have something to do with that… Just saying.

@EvaMcL3