FIFA arrests for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies

Discussion in 'football' started by yardbird, May 27, 2015.

  1. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    I mean the timing of the irish FA anouncing the fifa silence payment from 2009. Not palestines proposal to vote against isreal.
     
  2. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    The ref couldn't see it. Henry blatantly cheated (twice) and carried on with the most vile celebration ( a bit like fifa in an ironical way)
    shame really, I always thought he was a decent bloke.
    *
     
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  3. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    Of course . The Irish response to it was just embarrassing . Not to mention ultra hypocritical . Just a few years earlier they'd been chuckling about how they'd fielded a totally ineligible Tony Cascarino for years , affecting the results of god knows how many matches and robbing other countries of their world cup hopes . And then they go ballistic over a handball , like it's the end of the world .
    I blame the Celtic tiger years and the nauseating sense of entitlement that went with it . Plus an entire political and media class who were desperate for a massive distraction at a time of major domestic crisis . Hyped up out of all proportions for all manner of reasons .
    While Blatter was a cunt I personally don't blame him for being contemptuous of a demand to be let into the world cup as an extra team . It was a request that deserved contempt and should never have been made to begin with by anyone with an ounce of self respect . Personally I believe Delaney was pressured into it by politicians and media at home . It was unreal the way they were carrying on about it , like it was a real national crisis .
     
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  4. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    I think they're just putting the boot in now Blatters down .
     
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  5. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

    Football and sport has been littered with cheating incidents over the years even when there was not so much money swirling around. Drug Cheats, match fixing, going down in boxing, manipulating boxing gloves, the hand of god, deliberate fouls, betting scams, diving etc etc.... I am sure there is a new sport that could be made out of it.... I suppose there is ... Wrestling!

    FIFA and Ireland both come out of this badly.

    I also remember Geoff Hurst scoring a goal punched with his hand against Sunderland and he now works in grass roots football and is/was McDonalds director of Football.
     
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  6. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    The Ireland thing is ridiculous, why would FIFA need to buy off the FAI because of a refereeing error?!
     
  7. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    The ref made a mistake, the penalty area was crowded and it looked like his view was obscured - particularly with the speed it all moves I don't think you can blame the ref for just making a mistake. Arguably it's down to the game organizers for not using cricket-style replays.

    Henry, on the other hand, cheated. He knew what he'd done and still claimed it was a goal - with all the financial rewards in footie you could view it as fraud. "With rights come responsibilities" as we're continually being told.
     
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  8. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    the R4 statistics programme More or Less covers this in the current edition. One standout I hope I've remembered correctly, the mortality rate of construction workers from India is lower than if they'd stayed at home! :(
     
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  9. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...


    Do you know you are right the Irish FA should never have got compo. It was tough on them yes but unless they can prove some elaborate conspiracy then why the fuck should they get a payout.

    And on that principle I want a payout for having to endure the heartache and stress when that cheating cunt Maradona went all religious and punched the ball in the back of the net back in the 80's
     
  10. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    I think this is the way to go. :cool: Anyone who had a bet on England winning should have been able to sue him for their money back.

    A player deliberately injures an opponent then make them liable for damages. If they dive in the penalty area let the opposing team sue them for attempted fraud. Fuck it they earn enough. A few multi-million pound law cases and it would concentrate their minds wonderfully because nothing else has seemed to.

    The whole Fifa debacle is the other side of the coin to footballers nowadays being a load of overpaid tossers. Not like when I was a lad and loved footie ... Jimmy Greaves cost £99,999 because no footballer's worth £100,000 .... Bobby Charlton's sweepover you wouldn't get hairstyle like that now ... didn't cost £700 for a season ticket, travel round Britain staying at posh hotels for that ... all green fields over there it was.
     
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  11. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Spot on. And it wasn't even as if Ireland would have been ahead in the tie without 'le hand of god'. Whole thing was embarrassing, even though it was desperately sad after they'd played so well. Suppose what it did do is reveal how fifa deal with things, their conditioned reflex - tell Ireland to fuck off taking an absurd legal action? No, here's some money to make it go away.
     
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  12. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Roy Keane on how the fai should have reacted. You'd almost think he had his own reasons for hating them:)


    3.15 is amusing when a journos phone rang.
     
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  13. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...


    Nostalgia....:(
     
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  14. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

  15. BandWagon

    BandWagon Life's a bitch and then you die...

    I wonder what stuff the Irish knew about that might have come out in court? Seems there's been plenty going on. Then there are the sponsors, who wouldn't want a court case dragging on.
     
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  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    whats keane reffering to when he questions another blokes integrity wrt world cup 2012
     
  17. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    2002? Presume he was referring to his own walkout/hissy fit/drama/battle with the FAI.
     
  18. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    yes, 2002. cloth ears here. Don't really follow the game, just keep an eye on the scandals, so I miss loads.
     
  19. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    So whats happening with Russia's hosting of the world cup?
     
  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I'm pretty sure that's not under serious threat, given it's much closer and (in relative terms) less controversial than the Qatar bid.
     
  21. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    I think the World Cup *should* come to England - just because our bribes weren't as big as Qatar's bribes that's no basis for not awarding a major trophy like the WC.
     
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I think if they were to award us the trophy we might find ourselves in our own controversy ;)
     
  23. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Yes indeed, although less so if they forced us to play a couple of games first.
     
  24. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

    They should just award it to Hackney and play it over the marshes...
     
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  25. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Too right, good old rodney and his missus - they'd do a mean cucumber sandwich for afters :thumbs:
     
  26. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Fifa corruption news ain't complete without a good old weapons deal with Saudi Arabia?
    So that's a head of state and an arms company dragged into it. Lovely.

    Cant wait to see that smug cunt Beckenbauer get named and shamed in this along with all the other slimebags in the adidas mafia.
     
  27. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    The first mention of lawsuits I heard mentioned over here actually came from outraged politicians , in parliament . Excruciating and humiliating .

    Especially for me . I used to take immense satisfaction at England's whinging over maradona . And then I wake up one day and have to accept the fact that it's official . We are worse . Much worse . I've never really gotten over that .
     
  28. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    I can just about remember blubbing as a kid in 1969 (?), year after Man Utd won the European Cup. They got knocked out in the semis when a Booby Charlton shot was supposed to have been over the line. I was convinced they should have played the match again. It's as if that whining snot nosed kid grew up to be the FAI.
     
  29. BandWagon

    BandWagon Life's a bitch and then you die...

  30. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

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