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Tim Krul To Barcelona – You Couldn’t Make It Up…

8 years ago

Tim Krul to Barcelona? Great story…if it had any element of truth in it.

My theory is that just like having a hundred TV channels these days doesn’t equal more that you’d want to watch, the explosion of extra/new media just means there is more space to fill which leads to half truths and what are basically lies, filling in the gaps.

This Tim Krul ‘story’ is a case in point, Chinese whispers that lead back to a ridiculous starting point.

Follow this trail and listen & learn –

General football website ‘Caught Offside’ report that Barcelona want Krul…

They put the source for their story as Italian website TMW (who collate transfer gossip) and they put their source as ‘the Spanish media’….

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‘The Spanish Media’ on investigation would appear to be Spanish newspaper ‘AS’, plus a Spanish transfer gossip website ‘Fichajes’, neither of these report direct sources for the story and they say they got it from ‘The Italian media’…

Another Spanish media organisation ‘Nuevo Football’ carried the story/rumour and they said they’d got it from the ‘Mirror’ in England, however there appears to be no mention in The Mirror, website or paper version…

The Italian website TMW (previously mentioned) also have a Spanish version and they gave their source as ‘The British media’ and not ‘The Spanish media’ as their Italian equivalent had reported…

The eventual trail appears to end at a Spanish website that makes up transfer rumours, ‘’, which is different to the one mentioned above….

Tim Krul to Barcelona is now being reported everywhere and it simply all comes from somebody making something up on a Spanish website.

Thanks to for some outstanding work in following this trail and bringing us the truth!

A great lesson for if you walk into the pub and your mate says ‘I see Krul/Cisse/Tiote is off to Barcelona/Arsenal/sunderland….’.

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