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Funko
28-05-2012, 13:39:59
Oh dear. :(

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/28/italy-euro-2012-camp-raid

Very sad.

MoSe
28-05-2012, 16:16:49
it's of course very sad again, tho quite different in the merit than in 2006.

There it was the very top management of the strongest club who wanted even more, and exerted their obscure power on individual referees AND their governing body, to pry better an safe game results. The other involved teams were mostly collaterals, or trying to defend (unsuccesfully) from Juve mischiefs with the same illicit channels.

Here it's a classic illicit betting criminal organisation, who infiltrated by corrupting a bunch of weak players in key roles to ensure the desired results in order to win money with the bets.
With a couple exceptions, the clubs here are mainly victims. But of course the sporting law holds them equally liable wher they failed to report, or even just to be vigilant.

Fistandantilus
28-05-2012, 16:31:03
The more shit hits the fan and helps to get rid of those corrupt players the better.
While we are at it can we please get rid of Bonucci too?

Fistandantilus
28-05-2012, 16:33:20
Oh, and MoSe join the Fantaeuro, we need your detailed analysis and expertise :)
Was a lot of fun last time.

Funko
28-05-2012, 16:57:36
And of course we an English player convicted of match fixing in cricket not too long ago, he got a lengthy prison sentence. Hopefully will deter others... and it was only for a few thousand pounds.

In cricket it can be fixing when you bowl a no ball or wide or something, the in game betting markets are so big.

Fistandantilus
29-05-2012, 08:36:16
I don't think the magnitude is comparable :p

MoSe
29-05-2012, 08:56:09
- I bet a cricket
- I raise a grasshopper!

Funko
29-05-2012, 09:21:31
I don't think the magnitude is comparable :p

No bunga bunga parties here. :(

Funko
29-05-2012, 09:22:01
Scale of cricket match fixing/betting in asian markets is apparently pretty huge.

Funko
29-05-2012, 11:57:41
And few expect much to change; when Juve were recently crowned champions for the first time since the 2006 scandal, they arbitrarily decided to reclaim the two lost titles. The Italian FA did nothing to stop them.

Is that true?!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/28/italian-match-fixing-fury-resignation

Fistandantilus
29-05-2012, 13:41:52
If you go to the Juventus Stadium you see this (http://www.corrieredellosport.it/foto/calcio/serie_a/juve/2012/05/09-44628_0/Terza+stella+e+%2230+scudetti%22+allo+Juve+Stadium +FOTO)
(Championships won should be 28 not 30)

And there have been talks of adding a third star on their jersey next year (1 for every 10 serie A wins). I'm not sure if they will actually do that.

The FA of course don't like that and condemned it but apparently can't do much as I do not think there are specific rules about the number of stars shown on the jersey (it's just something teams do on their own as a consolidated habit) or what they show on private property. Hope that will change but...

Welcome to Italy.

Fistandantilus
09-06-2012, 07:15:59
They have been persuaded not to put a third star on the shirt but...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jun/08/juventus-shirts-title-stripped

Classy :rolleyes:

Funko
09-06-2012, 07:56:28
Wow.

Fistandantilus
09-06-2012, 11:56:32
Your reaction seems to suggest an englishman wouldn't be proud to wear a "I'm a cheater" badge on his shirt. :o

The Shaker
09-06-2012, 11:57:19
fixed
"28 on the pitch, 2 in brown paper envelopes"