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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » May 27th, 2015, 11:56 am

fourthirtythree wrote:This is being led by the FBI tough isn't it? They have less reason to support the incumbent regime than most potential racket busters. I'd put the popcorn on.


There are two seperate investigations - Swiss authorities are investigating corruption around the awarding of world cups to Russia and Qatar, whereas the FBI are investigating the corrupt award of tournament and broadcasting rights in the Americas

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/nine-fifa ... piracy-and

https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/docum ... 57391.html
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 27th, 2015, 11:56 am

It could also be a case of rounding up the people below Blatter and threatening them with punishment unless they spill the beans on him.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » May 27th, 2015, 11:59 am

The FBI turned Chuck Blazer, he is their supergrass!
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby fourthirtythree » May 27th, 2015, 12:11 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:The FBI turned Chuck Blazer, he is their supergrass!

Just love that guys name!
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » May 27th, 2015, 7:54 pm

Why am I unsurprised that Jack Warner was amongst those who were indicted?
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby blockhead » May 27th, 2015, 10:25 pm

Sevilla beat Dnipro 3-2 in Europa League final. They get into the Champs League for next season too. 5 Spanish teams next season.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby offshorerules » May 28th, 2015, 9:14 am

The Europa is such a huge drain for clubs I think it is right and proper that if you win it you get into the CL the following year. Good luck to them and well done.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » May 29th, 2015, 8:05 pm

Logorrhea wrote:
blockhead wrote:FIFA policy is guided by backhanders and brown envelopes.

Exactly. A few days on interesting paper headlines but absolutely nothing will change. Blatter will get elected and those in charge of football will continue to give their votes to those that pay the highest.

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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Avenger » June 2nd, 2015, 11:47 pm

Lamb of BOD wrote:
Logorrhea wrote:
blockhead wrote:FIFA policy is guided by backhanders and brown envelopes.

Exactly. A few days on interesting paper headlines but absolutely nothing will change. Blatter will get elected and those in charge of football will continue to give their votes to those that pay the highest.

QED


Ah yeah. Good call lads.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Avenger » June 3rd, 2015, 7:50 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32986950

The bold Sepp could do time over this...
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby nelly the elephant » August 10th, 2015, 2:40 pm

Is there a code for a Leinsterfans league in Fantasy Football this year?
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Broken Wing » August 10th, 2015, 3:47 pm

Were you not automatically re-signed up to it? I can see 20 teams in there but I don't know how to get the code, sorry.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby blockhead » September 29th, 2015, 9:54 pm

Best league in the world had another bad night. Arsenal lose at home to Olympiakos 2-3 and Chelsea lose 2-1 away to Porto. That's 5 defeats in the first 6 games for the the premier leagues finest.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Avenger » September 30th, 2015, 10:38 am

blockhead wrote:Best league in the world had another bad night. Arsenal lose at home to Olympiakos 2-3 and Chelsea lose 2-1 away to Porto. That's 5 defeats in the first 6 games for the the premier leagues finest.


The top 4 could soon become the top 3!
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Peg Leg » October 8th, 2015, 9:48 pm

Wahey Ireland! Some food for thought for the squad on Sunday. We'll done.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Peg Leg » October 8th, 2015, 9:49 pm

Well
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Broken Wing » October 8th, 2015, 10:14 pm

Incredible result. Fantastic stuff.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » October 8th, 2015, 10:16 pm

That was really rather splendid
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » October 8th, 2015, 10:17 pm

Is there room on the bandwagon please?

Still a lot to do to qualify. Great stuff tonight but a long way to go yet.
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