Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

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Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Gazzetta67 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:13 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21319807

Suppose it's ONLY Cycling that will still be the bad boy when it comes to "cheating" as in football they didnt inject,swallow, or inhale so thats ok then :roll:

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Lucan2 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 16:40 pm

Who cares? Diving to gain a penalty or to have an opponent sent off is cheating, so is match fixing. But it's only a game, so it doesn't really matter.

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby MichaelW » Mon Feb 04, 2013 17:01 pm

How many matches of Minnows vs Giants result in a goal-less draw to be replayed at the other venue?

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Feb 04, 2013 17:10 pm

It just gives Plantini and Blatter a distraction from the doping revelations coming out of operation puerto.

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby finchy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 20:38 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:It just gives Plantini and Blatter a distraction from the doping revelations coming out of operation puerto.


Unfortunately, there probably won't be any revelations coming our of Puerto.

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:21 pm

johnfinch wrote:
ALIHISGREAT wrote:It just gives Plantini and Blatter a distraction from the doping revelations coming out of operation puerto.


Unfortunately, there probably won't be any revelations coming our of Puerto.


Apart from the former Real Sociadad President coming out and admitting it earlier today?

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby finchy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:32 pm

Unless you've seen something more than I have (I read about the story this morning, so maybe more has come out during the course of the day), then the ex-president wasn't admitting but accusing. He was saying that his predecessors were running a doping ring.

The problem there is that he now has the burden of proof, and the Spanish authorities seem to want to protect their footballers.

On this issue, I hope that you're right and I'm wrong.

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Ben6899 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:25 pm

Anyone who has played football at any decent level - and so are not your common or garden Sunday player - will be simply amazed at the intensity maintained by Barcelona in many football matches.

That's all I'm saying.
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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:27 pm

Ben6899 wrote:Anyone who has played football at any decent level - and so are not your common or garden Sunday player - will be simply amazed at the intensity maintained by Barcelona in many football matches.

That's all I'm saying.


I'll offer the standard response "but they have the ball all the time so its easy" :lol:

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Cornerblock » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:43 pm

And if the high intensity game didn't work, well you made sure that there was a plan B.


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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby daviesee » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:11 pm

johnfinch wrote:Unless you've seen something more than I have (I read about the story this morning, so maybe more has come out during the course of the day), then the ex-president wasn't admitting but accusing. He was saying that his predecessors were running a doping ring.

The problem there is that he now has the burden of proof, and the Spanish authorities seem to want to protect their footballers.

On this issue, I hope that you're right and I'm wrong.

Why would the Spanish want to protect anything?
/cynic mode on/
Possible guesses and speculation as they won't release the facts........
Spain has to hand back the World Cup.
And the European Championships.
Barcelona has to hand back their Champions Leagues. And championships. And Cups.
Nadal has to hand over his majors. And other tournaments.
Fernando Alonso, Contador.............

No. Nothing to protect...... /cynic mode off/
None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Mikey23 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:01 am

Armstrong at fault methinks ....

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Frank the tank » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:20 am

Match fixing is bad and people should be persued and the neccessary action taken.

However there have been some unholy alliances formed in the pro peloton. Could that be construed as cheating as it's not like all the teams are trying genuinely to win?
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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby random man » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:12 pm

Frank the tank wrote:Match fixing is bad and people should be persued and the neccessary action taken.

However there have been some unholy alliances formed in the pro peloton. Could that be construed as cheating as it's not like all the teams are trying genuinely to win?


There aren't any rules against that though, are there?

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Re: Football Match Fixing - over 680 cases

Postby Frank the tank » Tue Feb 05, 2013 13:18 pm

random man wrote:
Frank the tank wrote:Match fixing is bad and people should be persued and the neccessary action taken.

However there have been some unholy alliances formed in the pro peloton. Could that be construed as cheating as it's not like all the teams are trying genuinely to win?


There aren't any rules against that though, are there?

If it's a question of legality/within the rules you're right fella, ethically though you're not competing within the spirit of the competition.

Just a bit of food for thought before folk start getting too pious.
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