And with tail between my legs, I am going to do my best Andrea Leadsom impression and pull myself out of the #wolvestakeover debate (I am a parent though, for what it’s worth).
This blog is an apology to all of you fans who – like myself – have probably been refreshing Twitter, checking Molineux Mix and revisiting Twitter again, in that order, for what feels like a lifetime.
I wrote a completely spurious, incorrect blog from a supposed man-in-the-know, whose supposed contact within the club is either a complete fantasist or just an out-and-out liar. Probably a bit of both.
Despite numerous assurances being sought that the information given prior to uploading was definitely correct (I even apologised for sounding neurotic before posting at one point!), the information was, to quote a legendary publication of yesteryear, A Load of Bull.
Worse still, it looks like it was stolen from someone else anyway, from what a journalist on Twitter was telling me last night, making me look like a bigger plonker for not being more thorough before posting.
I’m guilty of being too gullible, too excited and of not going with my gut feeling in the first place.
In any case, I am really, really sorry for posting it and building up fans’ hope. It really wasn’t my intention and it most definitely wasn’t my intention to assume any degree of superiority or one-upmanship.
When out walking my dog around Molineux on June 24, I actually bumped into Jez Moxey outside the front door of the Billy Wright Stand. We exchanged pleasantries and I asked him about a potential takeover and if something was imminent.
He smiled, looked me in the eye and said: ‘don’t believe everything you hear.’
It’s not often I admit to wishing I’d listened to our CEO, but in this instance he was spot on!
Massive apologies again everyone. Wolves Blog has always been a source of integrity for many years, thanks to Thomas’ tireless work. My blog compromised that in a pretty damaging way.
I am now crawling off to a dark room (with mobile phone in hand for any Twitter updates!)
To follow up on Ben’s post, I just want to add that we spoke in length about this issue last night and I felt strongly he owed no apology.
We’re continually inundated with speculative reports and supposed insider knowledge that people ask us to publish and rarely take interest.
This particular source had credibility based on being proven correct several times in the past, so we made the decision to share the information on the blog to offer insight to supporters frustrated by the club’s continued radio silence on the matter.
But at no point in Ben’s post did he claim this to be first hand knowledge. He simply passed on the communication he’d received along with the line (verbatim) ‘take it with a pinch of salt‘.
We did not position the article as a news story based on substantive fact and in no way deceived people, hence my position that no apology was required.
However, as always, we welcome feedback from the readership. If you feel we shouldn’t share information we receive (beyond items already confirmed by the club) or feel articles of this nature should be framed differently, please do offer your thoughts below.
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