I’m always baffled that people believe in these agents, they are so blatantly fake I’m always taken back by his “Jimmers”.
Part of me does understand it, as a football supporter myself I know exactly what it’s like in the transfer windows to want to know who is coming into your club. ITK agents feed off this desperation to know who is coming in and even when they are making mistake after mistake people cling to the belief they are genuine because they successfully predict Luke Shaw signing for Manchester United, like that required inside knowledge!
I recently had a lengthy chat with an Arsenal fan (most of his supporters seem to be as that’s the club he tweets about the most, although of course he doesn’t support them(?!) ), this fan was adamant that Jim was genuine. He was only aware of the Fellaini-gate incident and thought he had been accurate ever since so I pointed out just how many mistakes he makes. He then used Balotelli as an example of Jim being genuine :
Balotelli has of course been linked to Arsenal well before then, so he then said Jim doesn’t break news he verifies it officially. So like he verifies all the ones he gets wrong? He even mentions just how much more accurate he is.
As I’ve show over the weeks, he isn’t accurate and the only ones he gets correct are already all over the media and all he does is post done deal before its officially announced (sometimes to hilarious effect when it folds). Papers aren’t accurate, they do speculate and much is based on rumours, but they do not print stories saying a transfer is complete and then it turns out it never was. Its also amusing how he claims the media are only 5% and Jim 75% when I can demonstrate the ones he gets right are already in the media before he posts it.
Clearly shows just how easy it is to convince someone you are an agent just by getting blatantly obvious deals right, especially if you post a lot about their club .
The final irony? This is the person’s bio:
So much for seeking the truth….