Transfer rumours: we all know them. We know that for the most part they’re rubbish. We know that an entire online industry has built up around them.
Websites who basically invent stories from nothing thrive because of people’s desire to see new players sign for their club. They could call themselves ‘Transfer Lies’, ‘I just made this up’, or ‘You stupid dicks with your stupid faces you’ll believe anything’, and people would still click on them.
As for the proliferation of fake ITKs, crusty Kleenex on their desks in their bedrooms at their mum’s house, the less said the better.
Here at Arseblog News we’ve tried to cut through the nonsense down the years. Not always successfully, nobody’s perfect after all, but for the most part we’ve looked upon these stories with an experienced, weary eye and tried to give them some measure of reliability.
We introduced the Poo-o-Meter a couple of summers ago, in which we would rate transfer stories where 1 poo is a rock solid certainty, and 10 poos mean it’s a runny load of old shite which nobody should take seriously at all.
Now, bringing technology to its very limits, we’ve added an all new Poo-o-Meter which allows you, the reader, to rate the story for yourself. Crowd sourced transfer poo data is the way forward, and today we’re proud to have added something new, exciting and special to the world of transfer rumours.
We’ll be deploying this on all our transfer stories from now on, so you can share in interactivity of transfer poo.
Try it out now. Let’s invent a story: Arsenal set to sign really top striker and 30 goal a season man Trev Scoreblaster for £42m.
We say: sources are dodgy, a Tweet from some account with an egg avatar and quotes that can’t be found anywhere else. As such we’re going high, a liquidy 8. Over to you folks, poo to your heart’s content.