What was that one mate?
Very long story short, Nixon wrote near-daily stories for a year in the Independent, in 2003-2004, proclaiming how Rooney was going to United. It wasn't good journalism or a 'good guess' by him, it was because he had shares in the agency handling Rooney at the time, Pro-Active Sports. The stories unsettled Rooney and created tension between Rooney and Moyes, which Paul Stretford exploited. When Rooney finally did leave, the shares in Pro-Active briefly soared, and Nixon made a significant amount of money. A group of Evertonians thought this type of conduct stunk, and it did break several journalistic codes of ethic. They started a bit of a campaign, writing to the editor of the Independent about it, and managed to get Private Eye magazine on board. Private Eye is known for being a satire/comedic magazine, but does make some cutting points too, exposing hypocrisy, and they'd had several to-do's with Nixon in past over a few sports stories. They publicised Nixon's shameless antics, which ultimately led to the Independent sacking Nixon.