The source of the James Perch to Wigan non-story
Posted on July 2nd, 2013 | 35 Comments |
It has been “reported” by several frauds in the media, as well as several lazy copy and paste style blogs that James Perch is set to leave Newcastle United.
It all started around a month ago on the 2nd June with a short piece by Alan Nixon in the Mirror. It read:
“Newcastle prepare to dump James Perch to make room for more Frenchmen”
2 Jun 2013 22:30
“Alan Pardew’s Baguette Batallion set to grow and grow – which means no place left for the Englishman.
“Newcastle United will let versatile James Perch go – to make way for new foreign signings.
“Boss Alan Pardew has decided that Perch, who played several roles for him, can be sacrificed in the summer sales.
“Perch joined the Toon from Nottingham Forest and is one of the few English players left in the first team squad after their French revolution. Now Newcastle will allow Perch to move on.
“Pardew’s scouting network has identified more signings for the summer and are expected to land up to three new French players.”
Since this completely unsubstantiated rumour started, further refinements have gradually been added. Of course, there’s been the introduction of Leicester City, and now Wigan Athletic into the story. In a crucial improvisation, the part about Alan Pardew wanting the player out has now been switched to villain of the moment, Joe Kinnear, since he announced himself as Newcastle United’s Director of Football.
Since Kinnear’s arrival, this story has been ramped up consderably to get the Joe Kinnear lynch mob even more incandescent with rage (if that’s possible), and indeed, a forgotten story has now gone “viral” with a few embellishments. Finally, when the transfer fee was introduced as £700,000, now it’s £1 million, yet there has still been no substantiation whatsoever for any of it, and nothing from either Newcastle United, Leicester or Wigan.
Never trust a Journalist, they are professional liars.