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    Torres would have missed him.

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    And cole would have shot him while terry would have shagged him.

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    imagine cantona in that situation

    would have booted the kid out of the stadium

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    neg. cantona wouldn't kick a child. the bloke is righteous.

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    think we're underselling the awesomeness of the ballboy. made christiano look like an oscar winner.

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    Poor Hazard misheard Fergie, thought he said "kick ballboys out of sport"

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    A lot of those ballboys go on to be refs...get in early I say !
    I hope he likes prison food.......and penis

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    Quote Originally Posted by belchardo View Post
    no doubt the ball kid deserved it, but you just can't do that!
    young tyke loves that stuff. Hazzard should be paid overtime. That league wanker david on kofm thought it was the worst thing to ever happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weston View Post
    Sneijder to Galatasary...... didn't see that coming

    http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/turke...etes-Gala-move
    Drogba signing too, not a bad little outfit, but where are the turks getting the money for this time....
    Amigos Aarau

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    Quote Originally Posted by goaliepersempre View Post
    Drogba signing too, not a bad little outfit, but where are the turks getting the money for this time....
    They have plenty. There's nothing they dont deal in

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    European investigators say they have identified about 680 suspicious soccer matches including World Cup qualifiers and Champions League matches in a global match-fixing scandal spanning 2008-2011.

    The European Union's police agency, Europol, has revealed evidence of fixing in about 380 matches across Europe and a further 300 games outside the continent.

    Europol director Rob Wainwright said the investigation had identified about 425 corrupt officials, players and serious criminals in 15 countries. Fifty people have been arrested so far.

    "This is match-fixing activity on a scale we have not seen before involving hundreds of criminals and corrupted officials and players, affecting hundreds of professional matches and generating very large amounts of illicit profits," Mr Wainwright said.

    Investigators say the scam was backed by a Singapore-based betting cartel and had brought in at least 8 million euros ($A10.4 million) in proven profits after paying almost $2.5 million in bribes.

    German police described a global network involving couriers ferrying bribes around the world, paying off players and referees, with the biggest bribe being $180,000.

    Accomplices would then place bets on the internet or by phone with bookmakers in Asia, where bets that would be illegal in Europe were accepted.

    "One fixed match might involve up to 50 suspects in 10 countries on separate continents," Friedhelm Althans, chief investigator for police in the German city of Bochum, said.

    "Even two World Championship qualification matches in Africa, and one in Central America, are under suspicion."

    Other matches fixed included World and European cup qualifying matches and top flight league matches in several European countries.

    They also included two Champions League matches, including one played in Britain.

    Investigators found that criminals from Asia also participated in the match-fixing and that some of the fixed matches took place outside Europe.

    Investigators said no names of players or clubs would be released while the investigation proceeded.

    'People will be shocked'

    BBC sports commentator Phil Parry says the breadth of the corruption is astonishing.

    "I think people will be shocked when they understand the scale of it and when they – the audacity of it, actually," he said.

    "When we were talking about some of these high-profile competitions, which are globally known, and it seems to have tentacles that are touching every strata of football across the continent."

    He admits the scandal will likely damage the code.

    "I think in the short term it will certainly create some damage because people will start doubting the sporting integrity, they will start doubting some of the validity of results that have happened," he said.

    "I think that from a long-term point of view actually, the action that's already been taken, as long as that campaign carries on, as long as we don't lose our vigilance in regards to this, then I think the battle can still be won and the sport can come out on top."

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-0...vealed/4500644

    let's hope this brings about some action from FIFA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belchardo View Post
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-0...vealed/4500644

    let's hope this brings about some action from FIFA.
    FIFA are the worst for corruption so I would not be surprised if a high level FIFA official is caught up in the mess.

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    See, the idea is to get your corrupt team to the top. Its the only way.

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    Alex Ferguson may leave Manchester United
    who can fix their wins if he leaves? Jose?

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    Premier League club Stoke has launched an internal investigation into reports of a dressing-room prank featuring a bloody pig's head and a smashed car windscreen.
    It has been reported that a pig's head was left in Kenwyne Jones' locker by teammate Glenn Whelan on Friday. On discovering the pig's head, Trinidad striker Jones was reportedly so furious that he stormed outside and smashed the window of Whelan's car in retribution.
    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/p...#ixzz2TdtVxOie
    just jokes

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    The Premier League is close to finalising its deals which will bring a total of around £5.5 billion in broadcasting rights for 2013-16. That is £2 billion more than the current deal.

    The league champions next season can expect to earn close to £100 million in broadcast earnings while the bottom club can expect their earnings to go up from £39.8 million, which Queens Park Rangers picked up this season, to around £63 million.

    The way the Premier League distributes its TV money means half of the total cash from the domestic deals is divided equally between the member clubs, and all of the overseas broadcasting income is also split equally.

    A further 25 per cent of domestic TV income is split as merit money depending on where each club finish in the league, and the final 25 per cent is paid in ‘facility fees’ for each time a club’s matches are shown on television in the UK.

    For that reason, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both earned more than Chelsea despite finishing below their capital rivals in the table because both appeared in more live TV games.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...e-winners.html
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    west ham sign a bloke named razvan rat

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv4 View Post
    west ham sign a bloke named razvan rat
    Razvan Rat, Romanian left back, formerly of Shakhtar? Awesome player in FM back in the day.

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    Pulis gawwwwn

    no more naked headbutts in the sheds rofl
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    This is magnificent.
    Enjoy.

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