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West Ham's 'Insider' questioned

Filed: Monday, 20th June 2016
By: Staff Writer

A feature on West Ham United's website purporting to offer inside information on potential transfers has been criticised by a Scottish journalist.

STV writer Grant Russell openly questioned the validity of a feature on whufc.com accredited to 'The Insider', an irregular column penned for the club's website by an unnamed individual who claims to offer fresh information on both incoming and outgoing transfers.

Russell went on the offensive this afternoon when he referred the existence of an 'ITK' column on a Premier League member's website as "incredible".

"It feels like real inside info which doesn't sit well with me," he said, speaking via social media platform Twitter. "I think it's got great value potentially - but the 'sources' thing doesn't sit well."

In his (or her) latest column, 'The Insider' talks about a number of strikers who have been linked with a move to east London before suggesting that some non-first team players are likely to leave the club this season.

Crucially however little of the information provided is new and instead sticks largely to commenting on speculation and/or links that have already been provided by other sources, such as KUMB.com.

* What do you think about the existence of an 'ITK' column on the club's website? Have your say in the comments section below.

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