Jump to content
Total Rugby League Fans Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Bleep1673

Football

Recommended Posts

Matchfixing in Football.

"A Champions League tie played in England is one of 380 matches across Europe investigators say was fixed.

Some 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved."


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rotten from top to bottom.

Puts Rugby League's problems into perspective. For those fans that actually have a sense of perspective, that is.


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Matchfixing in Football.

"A Champions League tie played in England is one of 380 matches across Europe investigators say was fixed.

Some 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved."

There are differnt scales of "fixing" though.

1. An associate once told me that he went years ago to a game where, from the kickoff, a forward passed the ball back to a defender who immediately booted it into touch. It seemed obvious that someone had a side-bet on the time of the first throw-in. That's not acceptable but it's not fixed the result of the game.

2. The English club that is being investigated need not have been involved in any scam. The away side might have come to lose.


Under Scrutiny by the Right-On Thought Police

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In RL, without P and R it must have been an infection rotten-ness rather than a contagious rotten-ness


Four legs good - two legs bad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rotten from top to bottom.

There isn't a single professional sport that hasn't been 'influenced' by gamblers and/or gambling.


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are differnt scales of "fixing" though.

1. An associate once told me that he went years ago to a game where, from the kickoff, a forward passed the ball back to a defender who immediately booted it into touch. It seemed obvious that someone had a side-bet on the time of the first throw-in. That's not acceptable but it's not fixed the result of the game.

2. The English club that is being investigated need not have been involved in any scam. The away side might have come to lose.

Not to the Etihad, they didn't. :(


Rethymno Rugby League Appreciation Society

Founder (and, so far, only) member.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are differnt scales of "fixing" though.

1. An associate once told me that he went years ago to a game where, from the kickoff, a forward passed the ball back to a defender who immediately booted it into touch. It seemed obvious that someone had a side-bet on the time of the first throw-in. That's not acceptable but it's not fixed the result of the game.

2. The English club that is being investigated need not have been involved in any scam. The away side might have come to lose.

The former was especially common in the early years of online gambling when in-play markets came into being.


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PMJ is a Spurs fan,and they call themselves "yids".HTH.

Gentile supporters may call themselves that but the Jewish ones don't and most Jews find the word extremely offensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gentile supporters may call themselves that but the Jewish ones don't and most Jews find the word extremely offensive.

I know quite a few Jewish Spurs and they call themselves it.


Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And there is a campaign to stop it. IIRC you can be ejected and banned from WHL for using it.

Yet it still happens,oh ,those pesky Spurs fans.


Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know quite a few Jewish Spurs and they call themselves it.

they are entitled to, just as may black people refer to temselves as niggers: if yo are using such a term to refer to ouyrself then it can hardly abusive. Do you think there might be quite a few jewish fans who object to it?

What if a club had a large number of black fans? What would it be all right to call them?

the idea of rferring to a football club on the basis of the race of a group of its fans is sick.


WELCOME TO THE ROYSTON VASEY SUPER LEAGUE 2015

Keeping it local

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Er...... Back to the subject. I reckon Bradford City actually have a chance against Swansea. From what I've seen of them they do better against better quality football sides rather than against the lower division bash and barge long ball merchants. That's my theory anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Er...... Back to the subject. I reckon Bradford City actually have a chance against Swansea. From what I've seen of them they do better against better quality football sides rather than against the lower division bash and barge long ball merchants. That's my theory anyway.

Spot on.


Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Er...... Back to the subject. I reckon Bradford City actually have a chance against Swansea. From what I've seen of them they do better against better quality football sides rather than against the lower division bash and barge long ball merchants. That's my theory anyway.

They have chance but not much of a one.

One of the good things about soccer is that a team can occasionally beat a significantly more talented one, which rarely happens in rugby.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They have chance but not much of a one.

One of the good things about soccer is that a team can occasionally beat a significantly more talented one, which rarely happens in rugby.

I've seen 2 Bradford City home games this year. They have lost both but not by being the worse side. They play good passing football, can take men on and beat them but lack physical presence in the area or just general hustling for possession. They lost to Gillingham on Saturday by virtue of them being a lot bigger and clearing all their (good) crosses with ease. One lucky break and they scored.

Against a better class of opposition, their style may work better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...