Date: 21st March 2019 at 9:50am
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You can audit the authenticity of Twitter accounts using free apps.

These aren’t new ‘things’ and if you click on the ‘Source’ links beneath each one, you can check out your own Twitter account.

In the interests of fairness, I just simply picked the 3 most visible apps online, using Google page rank when checking out Spurs’ number one fan,

Source

As you can see, despite the variance, the overwhelming result is that the @ChrisCowlin account is followed by accounts that get routinely flagged up as either fake or inactive.

This is a baffling business, however when I mentioned this on Twitter, this itself flagged up more strange results.

These fans hadn’t had any online dealings at all with Chris, yet they claimed to have been blocked by him.

Obviously Chris is perfectly within his rights to block whomsoever he chooses.

Blocking people is a good thing. After all, we all have locks on our doors and windows, to keep out people we don’t like, don’t we?

Maybe there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for all this.

I’d be pleased to hear it.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac April 10, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I suspected since pre season that this fella was on ENICs payrole. The general animated gooey eyed wanderlust for “the project” and that he was attempting to convince Spurs it would be open for the first day of the season even a few weeks before when you could tell just by looking at the place that was nonsense. Then he did the same for the Liverpool date. Your findings don’t make me feel anymore confident about his authenticity to say the least.

    • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac April 12, 2019 at 1:36 am

      *convince Spurs fans.

  • ronan April 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Chris seems a nice good-natured guy and if he makes a few quid out of his youtube channel well done. But he has lately been punting some strange notions about the new stadium on various platforms (podcasts, etc): spurs are going to win every home game because of it; top players are going to sign for the club because of it; people like Toby and CE will stay because of it… Even stranger is that these repeat claims are never challenged, despite the experiences of clubs like Newcastle and Celtic being very different. Nor is he ever asked the key question relating to the stadium’s professed purpose . . . when is it likely to allow THFC to outbid the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal for players?

    But then that issue is absent from all public discussion of the stadium, everywhere. Can only assume it is being willfully suppressed because the answer is unflattering to enic and unpalatable to those interested in on-field development.

    • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2019 at 1:36 am

      Anyone who is consistently that buoyant about anything isn’t the full shilling.

      I’ve made this point before – but if I wanted to churn out upbeat guano about Spurs 24/7 – I could have a billion followers on every platform. I’d die inside before that happened, but the numbers would come, and Chris has tapped into the ‘go team!’ mentalists.

      Has anyone seen the guy behind the Hotspur Related Twitter account?

      I wouldn’t leave him alone with anything I didn’t want interfered with.

      • ronan April 13, 2019 at 3:13 am

        So much talk and speculation about the stadium yet total silence about when it’s actually going to fulfil its purpose of being a game changer. Cannot help but suspect, like Gazza, that some tiny portion of the vast revenue coming into the club is allocated to certain prominent fan mediums. Why else would there be such passive acceptance on all platforms of another decade of zero net spend? Especially when all those platforms had until very recently been celebrating that the new stadium would see us competing for top players.

  • eddie April 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I read this morning that Saracens are going to play Harleqins at our ground as it’s a derby match and according to their spokesperson look forward to doing so for many years.That should do the pitch the world of good.
    So how many other sport events and concerts etc.is the baldy midget hoping to shoehorn into our stadium?Perhaps we will end up playing our home league games at Wembley.Hehe.
    Incidentally reference the twitter thing I don’t do any social media either,so like OMA I am completely in the dark too.

    • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac April 12, 2019 at 1:45 am

      You would hope they would use the gridiron not the fold away football pitch otherwise that will be utter madness.
      Another example this is ANYTHING but a football project.

      • Harry Hotspur April 13, 2019 at 3:06 am

        Don’t believe rugby can be played on nylon ☺️

  • Elevenstonedidiots April 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    We didn’t sign players when we were debt free (apart from a scatter gun spending spree with the Bale money) so anyone who thinks we are now all of a sudden going to start mixing it with the big boys in the transfer market is more deluded than a Millenial

  • Only Me again April 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I live a shallow life, and don’t go on twitter, so never heard of him. However, I doubt fake accounts follow you by themselves, and blocking real people when you are clearly after followers seems bizarre. I take it from reading comments below that he is very much positive about all things Spurs despite CLEAR evidence that things are not rosey.

  • Elevenstonedidiots March 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    We didn’t sign players when we were debt free (apart from a scatter gun spending spree with the Bale money) so anyone who thinks we are now all of a sudden going to start mixing it with the big boys in the transfer market is more deluded than a Millenial

  • eddie March 21, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I read this morning that Saracens are going to play Harleqins at our ground as it’s a derby match and according to their spokesperson look forward to doing so for many years.That should do the pitch the world of good.
    So how many other sport events and concerts etc.is the baldy midget hoping to shoehorn into our stadium?Perhaps we will end up playing our home league games at Wembley.Hehe.
    Incidentally reference the twitter thing I don’t do any social media either,so like OMA I am completely in the dark too.

    • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac March 21, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      You would hope they would use the gridiron not the fold away football pitch otherwise that will be utter madness.
      Another example this is ANYTHING but a football project.

      • Harry Hotspur March 21, 2019 at 1:13 pm

        Don’t believe rugby can be played on nylon ☺️

        • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac March 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm

          Ha! But its nylon from space….that’s what Levy was told anyhow….

        • Only Me again March 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm

          As a rugby player…depends on composition of grass.

          • Harry Hotspur March 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm

            Ah!

            So you can play on the astro stuff?

            • Only Me again March 21, 2019 at 1:59 pm

              I, I have done, some burns like a mo fo, but if you get a decent grass mix you don’t notice at all. I imagine the NFL pitch is not the same as the crap a council installs and calls it 3G.

              • Harry Hotspur March 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm

                I guess we’ll have to see just how high tech Levy’s grass is…

                • Only Me again March 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm

                  Knowing Levy its painted concrete.

                  • Harry Hotspur March 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm

                    Stuck together with the blood of dead foxes 🤣

                    • Only Me again March 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm

                      Only the football pitch though. the NFL pitch will be grass mown by vestal virgins, with each blade individually stroked and kissed goodnight.

  • Only Me again March 21, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I live a shallow life, and don’t go on twitter, so never heard of him. However, I doubt fake accounts follow you by themselves, and blocking real people when you are clearly after followers seems bizarre. I take it from reading comments below that he is very much positive about all things Spurs despite CLEAR evidence that things are not rosey.

  • ronan March 21, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Chris seems a nice good-natured guy and if he makes a few quid out of his youtube channel well done. But he has lately been punting some strange notions about the new stadium on various platforms (podcasts, etc): spurs are going to win every home game because of it; top players are going to sign for the club because of it; people like Toby and CE will stay because of it… Even stranger is that these repeat claims are never challenged, despite the experiences of clubs like Newcastle and Celtic being very different. Nor is he ever asked the key question relating to the stadium’s professed purpose . . . when is it likely to allow THFC to outbid the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal for players?

    But then that issue is absent from all public discussion of the stadium, everywhere. Can only assume it is being willfully suppressed because the answer is unflattering to enic and unpalatable to those interested in on-field development.

    • Harry Hotspur March 21, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Anyone who is consistently that buoyant about anything isn’t the full shilling.

      I’ve made this point before – but if I wanted to churn out upbeat guano about Spurs 24/7 – I could have a billion followers on every platform. I’d die inside before that happened, but the numbers would come, and Chris has tapped into the ‘go team!’ mentalists.

      Has anyone seen the guy behind the Hotspur Related Twitter account?

      I wouldn’t leave him alone with anything I didn’t want interfered with.

      • ronan March 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

        So much talk and speculation about the stadium yet total silence about when it’s actually going to fulfil its purpose of being a game changer. Cannot help but suspect, like Gazza, that some tiny portion of the vast revenue coming into the club is allocated to certain prominent fan mediums. Why else would there be such passive acceptance on all platforms of another decade of zero net spend? Especially when all those platforms had until very recently been celebrating that the new stadium would see us competing for top players.

  • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac March 21, 2019 at 10:03 am

    I suspected since pre season that this fella was on ENICs payrole. The general animated gooey eyed wanderlust for “the project” and that he was attempting to convince Spurs it would be open for the first day of the season even a few weeks before when you could tell just by looking at the place that was nonsense. Then he did the same for the Liverpool date. Your findings don’t make me feel anymore confident about his authenticity to say the least.

    • IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac March 21, 2019 at 10:04 am

      *convince Spurs fans.