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David Beckham

64 days ago

BREAKING: Cellular Goods – more seaweed bullshit deception can be exposed by basic desktop research

Desperate to pump its share price as the fat Lady has pencilled in a gig for well before Christmas, Cellular Goods (CBX), David Beckham’s failed CBD play has announced more complete horse on the seaweed front. Make no mistake, its intent here is to deceive as any desk-top research will show.


86 days ago

David Beckham hyped Guild Esports – the longest fund raise in history is a damp squib & even afterwards Guild is insolvent

It was back on January 31 2023 that Guild Esports (GILD) tried its hardest, but thanks to me failed, to hide from its long suffering investors a warning from its hapless auditors that a fund raise was already underway to keep the Fat Lady at bay. Today that fund raise was finished but what a piss poor damp squib it is. Guild is still technically insolvent.


87 days ago

David Beckham's Cellular Goods – it’s a “partnership” spoof

The David Beckham backed POS Cellular Goods (CBX) has still refused to explain why it has given away 16% of its equity to a crony mate of its founders Bixby & Edwards (who have since IPO dumped all their shares) for a start up in the seaweed to net zero space with no business. And so as it hurtles towards running out of cash by Christmas, it is trying to spoof investors to allow the spivs at Novum to get a bailout placing away. Today there is an obvious spoof.


91 days ago

Guild Esports – another meaningless partnership deal – how is the bailout placing going after 19 weeks!

Another day and it’s another meaningless RNS from David Beckham backed car crash Guild Eports (GILD). It has signed a technical partnership with Fanatec, moving from soccer to video motor racing. Whatever. This is not an RNS Reach but an RNS so it is meant to be material in a financial sense. Whatever…. I bet you it is not.


126 days ago

David Beckham backed Cellular Goods – another related party red flag vicar?

Last week I discussed how the purchase by Cellular Goods (CBX) of start up Singapore based seaweed to net carbon zero POS company King Tide Carbon PTEI showed how the transaction made no strategic sense and will accelerate the already disastrous cash burn ensuring that the Fat Lady is gigging well before Santa rewards all the good little boys and girls while handing lumps of coal to the directors and promoters of Cellular. But it gets worse, far worse.


127 days ago

Will David Beckham’s Cellular Goods still be selling (very little) CBD shite by Christmas? I think not & here's why

The reality is that after numerous claims of an imminent big ramp up in sales, CBD company Cellular Goods(CBX) is still selling almost no product. It seems that folks will not hand over three or four ponies for a small jar of potion even if it has the endorsement of a man who was once good at kicking a football.


133 days ago

David Beckham’s Guild Esports Interims – company looks forward with confidence but it is actually technically insolvent

I guess it is 2023 so one can identify as whatever you want. Today I have decided to be a German lesbian. And David Beckham’s Guild Esports (GILD) has said that “the Board looks to the future with confidence” after publishing interim numbers that show it to be technically insolvent. Whatever.


135 days ago

Cellular Goods – shocking interims – guess when the cash runs out?

David Beckham backed disastrous CBD play Cellular Goods (CBX) has today served up truly disastrous inters which – whatever the oafs in charge insist – indicates very clearly that the company will run out of money. The level of delusion is just mind numbing. Take this comment on sales since the February 28 half year end:


144 days ago

Letter to the FCA re David Beckham's Personal Money Mine Guild Esports (again)

Yet again I find myself writing to the FCA in its capacity as the regulator (no sniggering at the back) of the Standard List about Guild Esports (GILD), the penny share hustle company that has transferred almost ten million pounds from mug investors to Mr David Beckham. I believe that it has sinned again. Last time I complained, the FCA forced Guild to restate its issued annual results. So here we go once more.


150 days ago

David Beckham’s Guild ESports – did it break Exchange Rules (again) as it loses key sponsor ( but gains another) as cash crisis weeks away?

Not for the first time I sit pondering whether cash strapped Guild Esports (GILD) – which has proved such a money spinner for David Beckham and such a disaster for mug punters – is playing fast and loose with stockmarket rules that you have to announce price sensitive information as soon as possible. Let me explain.


228 days ago

David Beckham’s Guild Esports – is the rescue placing now underway?

You may remember that on 31 January Guild Esports (GILD) tried to hide from its shareholders the statement by its auditors that there was a material uncertainty as to its ability to pay bills as they fell due for 12 months and that a placing was now underway. As the FCA forced it to ‘fess after hours, Guild said that there would be a placing but it was not actually underway, the auditors had been misled. Wind forward…


232 days ago

David Beckham’s Cellular Goods Merger off – its now a full on cash crisis

The proposed RTO with Cannary Limited never made sense. Cannary – as fronted on nauseating TV ads with Claudia Winkleman – had a horrible balance sheet with huge liabilities and is burning cash. Cellular Goods (CBX) has cash ( £4.37 million at August 31) but spunked it at £500,000 a month last year. So this proposed deal was like two drunks propping each other up. But now the transaction announced on 26 September is OFF. What next?


234 days ago

Guild Esports & David Beckham – flagging up a few more recent lies

It has not been a good week for Guild Esports (GILD), deception and lies. Just for the record,, here are a few more that it has told:


235 days ago

GOTCHA: David Beckham’s Guild Esports – now an after hours accusation that its auditors have misled investors: what a clusterfuck

The FCA duly replied to my letter explaining how Guild Esports (GILD) had mislead investors with its 7 AM Results investors. And hey presto in a not unrelated development, at 6.29 PM  yesterday – aka no-one is watching O Clock – Guild was forced to issue a fess up RNS. But it was a shambles and effectively says that the auditors lied in the annual report. It just gets worse and worse.


235 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gabriel vs Darktrace, myself vs David Beckham

I start with an apology for Canadian lie-ins. Then I look at Darktrace (DARK) – Gabriel Grego’s new target, at Caracal Gold (GCAT) and 2 questions for Andrew Monk as the FCA enquiry continues, ITM Power (ITM) and David Beckham stock market disgrace Guild ESports (GILD) and why its deception today matters., 


235 days ago

Letter to the FCA: Directors of David Beckham’s Guild ESports have surely deceived and broken the law

I do not wish to be obsessive but yet again we find that companies on the Standard List, which is regulated by the FCA ( no sniggering at the back), as opposed to the AIM Sewer, are issuing abridged results which, as a result of highly material omission, actively deceive investors. Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) is a pioneer of such deception but David Beckham’s Guild Esports (GILD) has today taken this to a new level. I have written to the FCA


235 days ago

David Beckham’s Naughty Guild Esports is hiding something from you all: a material uncertainty and looming bankruptcy perhaps?

Guild Esports (GILD) has today published piss poor annual results for the year to September 30 but it has not published the full notes to the accounts or the annual report and will not do so until later today and then only on its website. So what is it hiding? I suggest that its auditors may have flagged up a material uncertainty and that is what is being hidden. I have asked the company if this material omission from the results is what it is hiding but it has declined to comment. Here are the maths on how close Guild is to bankruptcy.


239 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cellular Goods races towards zero, tough luck David Beckham ( statement on RTO & fund raise needed)

I start with a few words on the weather here in North Wales which brings much joy to my kids and then on Warwick School historic abuse matters. Then it is on to Caracal Gold (GCAT), Corero (CNS), Cellular Goods (CBX), Dev Clever (DEV), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and THG (THG). 


248 days ago

Durban Holdings & David Beckham promoted Cellular Goods – why Bixby & Edwards are still making profits dumping stock at 0.7p

At the time of the IPO of David Beckham promoted CBD play Cellular Goods (CBX) in late 2021, the chancers Mike Edwards and Jonathan Bixby held 31% of the equity. Today they are at sub 7.7% and are still dumping. Soon they will be out. But with the IPO at 5p why are they selling at 0.7p and lower? Some, it appears, are more equal than others.


253 days ago

David Beckham’s Cellular Goods – Bixby & Edwards now panic selling ahead of bailout placing/merger with insolvent cash guzzler

Oh boy this is ugly. The CBD play backed by arch LGBTQ hypocrite David Beckham, Cellular Goods (CBX), is rapidly running out of cash and wants to merge with another CBD company with stiff liabilities and which is burning cash faster than star chef (LMFAO) Brooklyn Beckham can burn his cooking. So quite obviously a major fund raising is needed within months to stave off bankruptcy. However…..


261 days ago

GOTCHA! David Beckham Pot Play Cellular Goods – Rats, sinking ship, atrocious results, cash crisis

The David Beckham backed CBD play Cellular Goods (CBX) was listed at 5p in February 2021. Today the shares are plunging ( off 21% ) to 0.75p and things are only going to get worse. I did warn you. Let’s start with the rats.


311 days ago

Guild E-Sports – yet more management changes as this bogus David Beckham creation prepares for bailout fundraise.

So far this year 4 NEDS and the FD have departed from Guild E-Sports (GILD). Now one of the NEDs who came onboard on March 31 as others left has walked and the CEO has replaced the chump who floated this crock just over two tears ago. What next for a company now running on vapours?


363 days ago

Guild eSports renegotiates £15m greedy David Beckham deal to pave way for rescue placing

The David Beckham deal with Guild eSports (GILD) always stank to high heaven as I pointed out at the time of the IPO while the deadwood press sucked the cock of the Beckham PR machine. On its IPO it raised £18 million but agreed that – irrespective of what sales it achieved – it would hand £15 million of that to Mr David Beckham in return for his work as a brand ambassador. Today, less than two years after that IPO at 5p, the deal has had to be scrapped in order to persuade investors to back a bailout fundraise to stave off bankruptcy.


363 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 David Beckham dogs a spoofing day

I start today’s Bearcast by agreeing with the vile Peter Mandelson on why the Tories really are toast. Then it is onto musicMagpie (MMAG), ProCook (PROC), Online Blockchain (OBC), ADVFN (AFN), Cellular Goods (CBX), Gild eSports (GILD) and Eden Research (EDEN). What a roll call of infamy.


365 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Missing hot dates, not me & the wonderful Cheryl but Avacta - rescue placing ahoy!

I start with the problems my cat is causing me. Then it is onto Avacta (AVCT), Bidstack (BIDS),  Strix (KETL), nanosynth (NNN) and David Beckham and his pot/face cream spoof Cellular Goods (CBX)


404 days ago

David Beckham "backed" Cellular Goods new CFO to oversee the cash crisis & going concern blow up with auditors

I wish Bruna Nikolla the very best of luck as she becomes the new CFO at Cellular Goods (CBX) just in time to have a good chat with the auditors about whether this company can be viewed as a going concern.


431 days ago

Cellular Goods – does it think we're mad?

As the David Beckham-backed/hyped CBD play, Cellular Goods (CBX), lurches ever closer to a deeply discounted fundraise, it is keen to ramp the shares. Does it think that we’re mad?


452 days ago

BREAKING: What is David Beckham hiding?

Yesterday, we learned that David Gardener had left the board of struggling Guild ESports (GILD), where David Beckham’s DB Ventures is set to earn £14 million. DB invested just £250,000 in Guild – a “mates rate” price – as it signed the £14 million deal.


454 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vindication (Kefi, Verditek, Shield and the list today goes on and on)

In today’s podcast I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) where I bought more shares today, Kefi Gold & Copper (Kefi), Guild ESports (GILD) asking if it and David Beckham are breaking up, Nanosynth (NNN), the shysters at Verditek (VDTK) and Shield Therapeutics (STX). It is definately ouzo, or rather elderflower champagne, for supper tonight.


458 days ago

David Beckham-backed pot play, Cellular Goods, launches pointless petition of the year

Nope, it doesn’t ask Cheryl Cole for a hook-up; this petition is even more pointless. Hosted on Change.Org, it was launched by cash-strapped Cellular Goods (CBX), along with seven other “leading” companies.


480 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - lied to by Barclays, and fleeced by EasyJet

I discuss both these corporates, and remind the 94% of you yet to support Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks: please do so, HERE.  Then, I discuss Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapitics (SBTX), who has made me look like a complete git (again), as he withdraws from ShareStock. But, I will announce another BIG-name speaker tomorrow, and will replace Stuart. So, make sure you book your tickets, HERE.  Then, I look at Cellular Goods (CBX) and Guild ESports (GILD), the David Beckham dogs. 


480 days ago

Even Neil Thapar, the evil PR genius, can't polish this turd: interims from David Beckham pot play, Cellular Goods

Ooops – it looks as though the LGBT-friendly promoter of the world’s most homophobic regimes, Mr David Beckham, may need to rescue his CBD play, Cellular Goods (CBX), as today’s interims are truly disastrous.


493 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - who'd have guessed that David Beckham was not a stock picker?

As you grow old, you should learn from investing. In that vein, I discuss my 1997 encounters with Adonis Pouroulis of Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR), and why I’d not touch Chariot with a bargepole. I also discuss investing in a bear market, what we should do and the irrational decisions others will make, looking at AAA, Asimilar (ASLR) and Audioboom (BOOM). I then examine Guild ESports (GILD), and what I believe is an upcoming placing at 1p. That will also kick Cellular Goods (CBX) in the golden balls. Finally, I discuss renting out the Greek Hovel, as you can see HERE, and urge the 95% of listeners yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, to do so HERE.


519 days ago

BREAKING: The David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods buries bad news at 6.04 PM Friday night

Here in Greece, it was Good Friday but, for shareholders in Cellular Goods (CBX), it was anything but good. Having initially denied reports – on this website – that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was banning its ingestible CBD products, evil PR genius, Neil Thapar, served up a dreadful admission to ruin folks’ weekend. That makes his rather hasty “don’t panic” RNS of 11 April, look all the more disingenuous.


531 days ago

So maybe Cellular Goods CBD products are banned after all – is the David Beckham pot play the most clueless company going?

This is a farce.  Losing your CEO less than a year after IPO, seeing your shares plummet, and facing insolvency by Christmas, is bad enough. But now, Cellular Goods (CBX) has got its knickers in a twist as to whether or not the Food Standards Agency is banning its products. This is sheer comedy.


534 days ago

Video: Corporal Jones goes into bat for David Beckham's struggling cannabis play Cellular Goods

Over the weekend I flagged up the regulatory crisis affecting the UK CBD industry. Notably Cellular Goods (CBX) ,the CBD company in which Mr Posh Spice was allowed to buy cheap pre IPO shares which, fourteen months after IPO has already lost its CEO and is now rapidly running out of cash. Today, Corporal Jones went into bat for Cellular. As ever it is unconvincing.


535 days ago

BREAKING: Ooops – David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods up shit creak without a paddle, products banned

As I noted recently, David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods (CBX) faces a cash crisis later this year. This bastard offspring of the Edwards/Bixby/disgraced broker Andy Frangos/ John Storey/Peter Wall gang has always been overhyped and overvalued but now it really is screwed as the Food Standards Agency has ordered that retailers remove its product from their shelves at once.


583 days ago

Cellular Goods – the David Beckham pot play starts to go up in smoke

On January 7 this year I warned you that Cellular Goods (CBX),was making it up as it went along to hide the failure of the launch of its CBD products. Hey ho. Today it has fessed that,as is so often the case, I was bang on the money.  And better still, 360 days after the IPO, founder and CEO Alexis Abraham is walking the plank. Things will only get worse for a company chaired by Peter Wall of Argo Blockchain (ARB) infamy.


583 days ago

Cellular Goods and the claimed “endorsement” from the Metro newspaper & should your Mrs rub your semen on her body

David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods (CBX) has axed its boss after serving up a horrible lack of sales warning, as I said it had to do on January 7 HERE, and I shall come to that later. But first just to point out how evil PR spinner Neil Thapar rather over-eggs the pudding when it comes to media endorsements in today’s release. In a series which also included a riveting read “Woman claims mixing semen with her moisturiser gives her glowing skin: Is there any truth in it?”  Thapar et al reckon that the Metro newspaper endorsed Cellular’s products. Well er…


604 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – V is for Vindication day

As I write, four of the top 12 fallers are stocks that I have exposed as total wronguns and one of the four even coughed up that I had gpt a scoop on Friday. In today’s podcast, which should please Matthew and his dog, I cover: Omega Diagnostics (ODX) and its porkies, MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC), a Turner Pope dog still valued at £40 million even now but not worth a fraction of that,  Guild ESports (GILD) & the greed of David Beckham, Vast Resources (VAST) and the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL ) which could be going down the plughole for good within a  couple of weeks. I forgot to discuss the latest news from Zak Mir and Lift Ventures. That will have to wait for another day.


605 days ago

David Beckham ‘’e's ‘avin’ a larf – tragic finals from Guild Esports, cash burn central, Yellow Journalism at Daily Mail disgraced again!

Floated at 8p on the (sub) Standard list on 2 October 2020, football gaming shower Guild Esports (GILD) now sees its shares languishing at just 3p after the release of truly dreadful interims. The only shareholder laughing all the way to the bank is David “show me the money” Beckham.


621 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Looking forward to a spectacular own goal from Team David Beckham

In today’s podcast I cover Chill Brands (CHLL) and Guild E-Sports (GILD) as both prepare to publish results.I look at lessons learned, or rather not learned by the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, from Deepverge (DVRG) and I comment on Union Jack Oil (UJO), its disgraced boss David Bramhill and its inevitable cashburn. 


624 days ago

EXPOSED: Cellular Goods: Rewriting history & backtracking fast amid a sound of silence on its product launch

The RNS about today’s AGM Cellular Goods (CBX),  the company that sold cheap shares to David Beckham to wallow in his *“brand glory” and ramp ahead of the IPO, said nothing other than resolutions were passed but there was a link to a shareholder Q&A and this should ring real alarm bells as the  company rewrites history. Firstly let us all rewind to December 1.


626 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - is this peak Beckham a market top signal?

I start with a discussion of why I have very wet feet. It was, a schoolboy error according to Joshua. Pictures explaining why can be found here. Then to some corrupt journalism in the Mail on Sunday and why it makes me more bearish on The Hut Group (THG) and a story about David Beckham cashing in which looks to me to be another top of the market signal. 


652 days ago

Cellular Goods – the Beckham CBD skin cream play burns that cash like there’s no tomorrow

When not earning millions promoting one of the most hateful homophobic regimes on this planet or appearing with his good pal Elton at a gay Pride event,  Mr David Beckham has become a celebrated investor. There is Guild E-Sports (GILD) which will see him turn £250,000 into £15 million however badly the company does. And it is doing badly.  And then there is Cellular Goods(CBX) with the same motley crew of pre IPO investors and advisors.  It makes facecreams which must be useful if, like Becks, you have two of them. It had results today.


704 days ago

EXPOSE: Guild Esports– was a £5.5 million cash payment to David Beckham not properly recorded in the interim accounts?

On 30 June 2021, Guild Esports (GILD) published its interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 March 2021 which showed cash and cash equivalents of £15.86 million.  These interim financial statements were unaudited and unreviewed by their auditors.  However, they did state that they had been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard No 34. Hmmmm.


705 days ago

Shocking expose: David Beckham’s Guild Esports – when did it know that its biggest “guaranteed contract” was duff?

I say this is David Beckham’s company, just to remind you that Becks owns less than 5% having put in £250,000 at a fraction of the 8p IPO price just over a year ago. In return for promoting this company’s products Becks will trouser a guaranteed c£15 million over five years.  Today Guild (GILD) made a shocking admission but showing it does not give a FF about market rules today saw a shocking admission but not the full story. 


729 days ago

100% pointless homework for 10 year olds now that lockdown is over

After two years of failing their students, hiding behind a zoom camera, the bedwetting teacgers are back and what I offer up is homework for 10 years olds.  Reading, ‘riting, ‘Rithmatic? No. History or Geography? No. It is, of course LGBTQ studies and studies of a particularly inane bent. 


860 days ago

Update: What's happening at David Beckham’s Cellular Goods? The John Story Lock-in and his financial woes as Zoetic shares now almost 50% off highs

As shares in the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) slid to a new year low today, this will have caused real pain for some of those holding shares on a CFD basis as they faced margin calls. Amazingly, more than 25% of the free float is held on margin and the largest single holder of CFDs is the proven liar John Story, with c6% of the company at risk of margin calls. We already know that Story has had to walk away from a couple of placing commitments he had made since early April due to his increasing margin pressure at Zoetic.


869 days ago

Has John Story broken a lock in and sold any of his Cellular Goods shares: yes or no?

This is a simple enough question for Cellular Goods (CBX) the Standard Listed pot company backed by David Beckham in a shoddy IPO on 26 February which we exposed HERE. The shares zoomed to 22p in early trades from a 5p IPO but have since rolled back to 7.6p to sell suggesting that many BB punters have been royally shafted by the inaccurate media hype but also that some pre IPO investors who paid a fraction of the IPO price may have been dumping.


902 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the NFT IPO - when will David Beckham get involved in this opportunistic POS?

I have a few words about the disasters that are Deliveroo (ROO) and Parsley Box (MEAL). Okay the latter is a duff IPO and a disaster in waiting. Then I move onto NFT Investments, an IPO on the way from First Sentinel and the scumbags at Novum Securities. Hold your nose and brace yourself for just how opportunistic this is. I am only half kidding about Becks.


937 days ago

BREAKING: David Beckham turns £250,000 into £5.7 million in a month thanks to cannabis - this is a farce!

That will pay for a few month’s losses from his wife’s fashion chain. Cellular Goods (CBX), the cannabis skincare company, albeit without any products actually for sale yet, in which Becks invested on 28 January has got off to a flying stockmarket start. The whole thing is a farce.


964 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: as insanity rages I look at the thoughts of 3 great sex symbols and investment legends: Becks, Lucian Miers and Malcolm Stacey

I start with a joke about Lord George Young and the late Jimmy Savile prompted by a discovery my sister made today in Shipston. Then I look at IQE (IQE), Cineworld (CINE) and the scandal that is the David Beckham linked pot IPO.


964 days ago

SHOCKER: The corrupt press (Sky News) City uber spivs, investment genius David Beckham and the pot heads & a filthy IPO

On Thursday 4th February at 7 AM a CBD company Cellular Goods announced its plans to raise £8 million on a £20 million valuation and join the (sub) Standard List, home to so many frauds and dogs. The night before, Sky News came up with the “scoop” that this news could be revealed as soon as the following morning and that David Beckham had invested and would soon sign a deal to promote the CBD skin product. Oooooooh a nice photo of Becks and blow off comment with no questions asked, this is the corrupt MSM and a PR drop all over again as I noted with the other listed company where Becks has “invested”, Guild Esports (GILD) the other day HERE.


970 days ago

The corruption, or is it just laziness, of the deadwood press: The Daily Mail, David Beckham & AIM listed Guild Esports

The financial sections of newspapers like to have articles about celebrities as, they can use a photo and they believe that brings traffic. But when it comes to dealing with celebs either laziness or corruption kicks in. Last week I flagged up the appallingly untrue Mail on Sunday coverage of Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham and her grossly overvalued (in part to the MOS ramp with its wrong numbers) and scandalously conflicted Nightcap (NGHT) POS company by Harriet Dennys. This week I turn to David Beckham who features in a Daily Mail article by Francesca Washtell which is also a disgrace.


971 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bear raider Andrew Left becomes a raging bull - is this a sign that we are at an insane market top

I start with the annual horror that is doing a tax return for the Mrs. It was a pleasant shock. Then onto Left and Gamestop. Then I look at MyHealthChecked (MHC), Novacyt (NCYT), Jubilee Metals (JLP), another man with a posh wife who might struggle with her tax return, Mr David Beckham and E-Guild (GILD) and the real issue at Supply@ME Capital (SYME)


1005 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The worst piece of financial journalism of 2020: Donna Ferguson blows off Piers Linney in the Mail on Sunday

I discuss both the article which you can see below which really is the worst piece of financial journalism seen this year. It does bring me to why celebrity endorsed investments are so often utter stinkers, looking back at those backed by David Beckham, Fergie, Linney himself, Fergie and at the NightCap AIM IPO driven by ghastly Sarah Willingham with no conflicts of interest at all!


1066 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The £15m going to David Beckham from the Guild Esports IPO

I start with a few notes on  preparations for Thursday’s funeral following my piece on mad Covid rules and Dad’s ceremony HERE. Then I look at Verditek (VDTK) and Versarien (VRS) where the wheels realy are coming off. Then it is onto a defence of my friend Tim Blackstone and my analysis of Metals Exploration (MTL). Finally I look, in real detail (hence the length of this podcast), at Guild Esports (GILD) which was much hy;ped by the deadwood press at its IPO a few weeks ago partly because David Beckham was investing in it. I expose why that is so utterly misleading, Becks will make a killing from this IPO but I suggest mug punters will not. This whole thing stinks.


2310 days ago

It is not often that I cheer the taxman but in the case of the virtue signaller Gary Lineker....

I would like to see a low tax small state Britain. Sadly that dream is not shared by any of the money tree worshipping political parties but I can still hope. Instinctively that makes me view HMRC as the pantomime villain, a body to be hissed and booed whenever it comes on stage to try and get more cash out of hard working folks. But in the case of HMRC vs Gary Lineker, the jug eared virtue signalling poseur, I will not be warning Mr Walker's Crisps that "he's behind you", I cheer on the taxman at every turn.


2652 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Postcard: Another big loser on Independence day - the idea we care what celebs think

The celebrities lined up in their droves for Remain yet today we celebrate Independence Day in Britain. Does anyone care what David Beckham, Posh Spice, Keira ffing Knightley or Daniel Craig think about the EU? I suspect not. Indeed some celebrity interventions were clearly unhelpful but celebs like Sir Bob Geldof are so utterly convinced of their own self importance they just don't get it. I discuss this all in a bonus podcast. Of course one celeb, pictured below, swayed tens of thousands of votes.



2805 days ago

Vicars should grow beards to appeal to Muslims says Bishop of London...I give up

And you wonder why no-one takes the Church of England seriously any more? You despair at the sad decline of Western civilization? Prepare for just another sad footnote in that decline.

Writing in The Church Times, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, suggests vicars growing beards could help the Church of England reach out to parishioners from Asia where wearing a beard could mark a man out as holy. He flagged up two priests in East London - the Rev. Adam Atkinson, Vicar of St Peter's church in Bethnal Green, and Rev. Cris Rogers of All Hallows Bow - who have grown bushy beards.

Chartres is himself a bearded fellow and if you did not think this man was already crackers he goes on to describe David Beckham