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  1. Terry Jones
    Terry Jones December 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm . Reply

    Badger mate do you remember the George Graham affair got done for taking bungs it ruined him and i for one thought he was a good manager.Now to me this is similar and does need full investigation.He got caught and we were told that a similar thing could not happen again,but look at the revelation that are now coming to light.

    1. Guest
      Guest December 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm . Reply

      There’s a world of difference between taking a bung on the transfer of a player compared to actual match fixing, GG took a cut of the transfer fee, i never thought badly of him for it, i’m sure there are loads of other managers who have done the same.

      Match fixing is a different kettle of fish, as you rightly said, it affects the fans.

  2. Jaymo83
    Jaymo83 December 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm . Reply

    Great post The betting element won’t be European based because as badger mentioned, large bets on unusual markets are flagged up immediately which is what prompted investigations into some snooker stars etc. the betting will usually take place in Asia where there are several “underground” bookmakers as gambling is illegal in many of these countries.
    It’s unlikely that corrupt bets are placed on a result only basis as this would require to many people to be involved to ensure the correct outcome and the costs as well as the risk would prohibit this. Most of these bets will be based on outcomes directly controlled by an individual ie a booking, sending off, missed penalty, first throw in, high number of corners where a defender could intentionally purposely knock the ball out for a corner to ensure a betof over a certain number of corners won. These bets require the collusion of as few people as posibble ensuring the risk, as well as the cost, is as low as possible.
    Personally I doubt it’s rife at the top of the game purely because Prem players earn so much you would logically assume they would need an enormous payment for taking such a risk -also, why would a “middle man” pay a prem player a fortune when he could get the same return from a lower investment with a player in the lower leagues. I do feel drugs are rife in top flight football but that’s another story.

    Corruption in all sport is rife, although people are scared to admit it is. Makes you wonder whether an England Bowler might purposely bowl an unbelievable wide as the first ball of a major test series????

    1. Bill Pearson.
      Bill Pearson. December 11, 2013 at 7:11 am . Reply

      Sorry jaymo83 trotted off to bed when you asked, it was a the Haunchwood sports and social club. Nuneaton.

  3. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 8:16 am . Reply

    I know it goes on & has been for many years asia,south america & most noteably italy.as shearer says there should be ‘zero toterance’to this type of thing.i want to watch a genuine game of footy,not goalies letting in goals or players missing penalties on purpose.fuck me why carn’t people bet like anyother person instead of cheating.has benteke bet against himself that he won’t score another goal this season?lol

  4. BWS
    BWS December 11, 2013 at 8:39 am . Reply

    DJ Campbell has furiously denied any match fixing allegations and says he hopes to play in the 1-1 draw with Millwall this weekend.

  5. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 8:54 am . Reply

    Lol bws nice one.

    1. BWS
      BWS December 11, 2013 at 9:02 am . Reply

      Giddy you watch that Keane & Vieira – Best Of Enemies on ITV4 last night? As much as I hate Man U it was a great watch, you catch it on the ITV player mate.

      1. giddyvillan
        giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 9:13 am . Reply

        Yes mate cracking viewing imo,keane as usual stole the show.when he said if giggs was an arsenal player when they played at vp he would of taken him out the game when he went 60yrd without a challenge before scoring that goal.he’s as arrogant as fuck but a character thats now missing in the present game.

        1. giddyvillan
          giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 9:20 am . Reply

          Ps im still lmao at work about that dj campbell joke mate its gone down well with the lads.

        2. BWS
          BWS December 11, 2013 at 9:36 am . Reply

          Thought that was a right dig at Gigs when Keane said playing for a team for a long time don’t make you a great player, ouch!
          And man does he have an axe to grind with Fergie.
          Interviewer – “who’s the the best manager you have ever player under”.
          Keane, “Clough”.
          “Not Fergie?”
          Keane- “You asked the question, I answered it.”
          Again Ouch.

          1. giddyvillan
            giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 9:42 am . Reply

            I agree mate im sure he didn’t make alot of friends when he was at utd.i think he’d throw his mum under the bus if he had the opportunity.a man who turned his back on his country is now helping to run it i find that fucking ironic.

          2. BWS
            BWS December 11, 2013 at 9:47 am . Reply

            Think he regrets it now, we all do stupid impetuous things when we are young.

          3. giddyvillan
            giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 9:54 am . Reply

            Tell me about it the shite ive got myself in i could write a book mate,some learn some don’t the thing was that i was never in the public eye thank fuck.

          4. BWS
            BWS December 11, 2013 at 10:01 am . Reply

            Lol, the folly of youth hey Giddy.

        3. giddyvillan
          giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 10:06 am . Reply

          Too right mate.

  6. Oohahpaulmcgrath
    Oohahpaulmcgrath December 11, 2013 at 10:42 am . Reply

    You two should get a room

    1. Bill Pearson.
      Bill Pearson. December 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm . Reply

      Yer with me BWS and Giddy, the three musketeers, hey both don’t leave Oohah out can he join our gang.

      1. BWS
        BWS December 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm . Reply

        Ron for all and all for Ron!
        He couldn’t have joined last year.

    2. giddyvillan
      giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm . Reply

      Nah im into langford,bws is just my bit on the side mate.

  7. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm . Reply

    Have utd got loads of injuries?they didn’t have many big names playing lst nite just wondered as it’s quiet on here.

  8. Vaze
    Vaze December 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm . Reply

    I don’t think that it happens at the highest level. As has been stated, the risk versus reward is not as great.

    I certainly don’t think that referees deliberately throw matches, there may be mental pressure from certain managers and mind games do play a significant part.

    In fairness, the only awful refereeing decisions that I tend to see are when Villa play, I can watch a neutral match and think it’s all gone off reasonably well lol !

    As for takes in the past, I think that the Balaban and Angel transfers were ‘interesting’ at the time. That’s all I have to say on the matter.

  9. Naughtius Maximus
    Naughtius Maximus December 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm . Reply

    I reckon the bungs go on a lot or at least did especially back in the day, probably pre premier was worse re transfer bungs, again the rewards at the top of the game are so much higher now it would take a ridiculous amount to make it worth a player or manager getting involved.
    I susspose however if a player had something to hide, drugs, scandle or gambling debts but it would be extremely rare I think. maybe internationals, the world cup fo instance, big games could be affected, it could be more widespread.
    for the most part I think its very very rare especially at the top of the game. I was speaking to someone a while back who was convince the prem fixture list was, well fixed for various reasons, I cant remember which. any way I argued that it would be extremely difficult to rig that because of all the people there’d have to be involved, it just wouldn’t happen wihout it coming to light at some point which is where most conspirisory theories fall down.
    personally I absolutely destest any form of cheating/fixing in sport, its one of the reasons I hardly watch boxing any more.
    these people are scum and I hope they get the maximum coming to them, they are lucky enough to be involved in football at a professional level and its still not enough for them, what people would do to be in their positions and they just abuse and waste their talent.

    1. giddyvillan
      giddyvillan December 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm . Reply

      Agreed NM you couldn’t get a better example of pure greed mate.

  10. Morgan villa
    Morgan villa December 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm . Reply

    I have always felt that decisions go against England in the major tournaments as we head towards the final, it will probably happen again this year as well

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