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« Reply #1110 on: Sunday, November 16, 2014, 18:31:51 »

The European Football Associations have the power to destroy FIFA by resigning en masse. Fat chance of that though as it currently stands.

Chairman of the DFL ( German FL ) hints at Eufa breaking away from FIFA

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/german-football-boss-reinhard-rauball-says-uefa-may-leave-fifa-20141115-11nldd.html

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"Two things must happen," he said. "Not only publishing the ethics commission decision but also the appeal by Mr Garcia so it is clear what is being accused and how it was evaluated."

"Also what was not taken into account and if it was correct to leave those things out," he said.

Rauball, who has been critical in the past of FIFA's decision to award the World Cup to Qatar, said if that did not happen then questions would be asked about whether FIFA was the right body to lead football.

"If that does not happen and this crisis is not solved credibly then one has to think about the question whether one is still in good hands at FIFA," he said.

"One option that would be seriously considered is for UEFA (European nations) to break away from FIFA."
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« Reply #1111 on: Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:19:17 »


We've now got Bernstein the former FA chief, calling for the FA to try and get a UEFA boycott of 2018 going.

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If I was at the FA now, I would do everything I could to encourage other nations within Uefa – and there are some who would definitely be on side, others maybe not – to take this line. At some stage you have to walk the talk, stop talking and do something.”

What a cunt...why didn't he do something when in charge?  The suits at the FA, are as corrupt as Blatter, Platini etc.  Just not so good at it.....the story of how they tried to court Jack Walker, by arranging work for some relative of his is nausiating in the extreme.

The FA spent about £20 odd mill on the failed 2018 bid, including a tranche of tax payers money.....I wonder where that went?

Many of the politicians pontificating on this are little better....
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« Reply #1112 on: Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:22:42 »

We've now got Bernstein the former FA chief, calling for the FA to try and get a UEFA boycott of 2018 going.

What a cunt...why didn't he do something when in charge?  The suits at the FA, are as corrupt as Blatter, Platini etc.  Just not so good at it.....the story of how they tried to court Jack Walker, by arranging work for some relative of his is nausiating in the extreme.

The FA spent about £20 odd mill on the failed 2018 bid, including a tranche of tax payers money.....I wonder where that went?

Many of the politicians pontificating on this are little better....
Quite so Reg. A mate of mine pointed out that given our game features bungs-a-plenty, convicted fraudsters being allowed to waltz in to ownership of clubs despite the so-called Fit and Proper tests (sorry, Owners and Directors test nowadays), and even dogs with their own bank accounts, we're not in a good position to lecture anyone.
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« Reply #1113 on: Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:33:26 »

Quite so Reg. A mate of mine pointed out that given our game features bungs-a-plenty, convicted fraudsters being allowed to waltz in to ownership of clubs despite the so-called Fit and Proper tests (sorry, Owners and Directors test nowadays), and even dogs with their own bank accounts, we're not in a good position to lecture anyone.

This weekend, we've also had noted sexist Scudamore, saying there'd be no place for someone like Ched Evans working in his operation....presumably he doesn't get the connection?

FIFA's little dig at the FA, is actually as funny as fuck....basically 2 fingers, you're as corrupt as the rest, but can't do it properly, what's more, hypocritical.

The FA will do jack shit, because they're in hock over Wembley....the state of the pitch on Saturday, a fucking disgrace.

Sadly, an opportunity was missed, Wembley should have been flogged off....an NFL franchise can have it if they want...te show should have stayed on the road, and funds put into grassroots.
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« Reply #1114 on: Monday, November 17, 2014, 16:57:00 »

Quite so Reg. A mate of mine pointed out that given our game features bungs-a-plenty, convicted fraudsters being allowed to waltz in to ownership of clubs despite the so-called Fit and Proper tests (sorry, Owners and Directors test nowadays), and even dogs with their own bank accounts, we're not in a good position to lecture anyone.

Exactly...which ultimately brings it back to the fans. It's up to us - if we care enough (in numbers)
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« Reply #1115 on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 09:58:31 »

FIFA are corrupt to the core as we all know
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« Reply #1116 on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:22:07 »

Also the FFP thing is a joke how many teams aka city lose over £10m a year and its allowed
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« Reply #1117 on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:30:59 »

Personally, I don't have a problem with wealthy owners bankrolling clubs - good luck to them.

All FPP is really about is making sure the elite clubs remain so - Bayern Munich have a stranglehold on the Bundesliga as if a rival looks like being able to compete with them, they just buy their top players - a la Blackburn/Duncan Shearer.

People can bang on about FIFA/Blatter but UEFA/Platini aint much better
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« Reply #1118 on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:54:54 »

People can bang on about FIFA/Blatter but UEFA/Platini aint much better

Fully agree.
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« Reply #1119 on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 16:11:02 »

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/nov/18/ofcom-premier-league-tv-rights-virgin-media

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« Reply #1120 on: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 00:46:33 »

People can bang on about FIFA/Blatter but UEFA/Platini aint much better

Oh come on, that's just not true. We can all bang on about the football authorities, but Platini isn't in the same league of corruption as Blatter, not even close.
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« Reply #1121 on: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:54:48 »

Oh come on, that's just not true. We can all bang on about the football authorities, but Platini isn't in the same league of corruption as Blatter, not even close.

Can you have a sliding scale of degrees of corruption? In which case at what level is it acceptable?
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« Reply #1122 on: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11:13:37 »

Can you have a sliding scale of degrees of corruption? In which case at what level is it acceptable?

Odd question. Of course you can. What degree's acceptable to you? Slipping a council cleaner a note to tidy up your drive?
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« Reply #1123 on: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11:27:39 »

Odd question. Of course you can. What degree's acceptable to you? Slipping a council cleaner a note to tidy up your drive?

It's a philosophical question, that has often taxed me. I'm not sure I have an answer....however, in the case of Bladder and Platini, I would say they are as bad as each other.
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« Reply #1124 on: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11:48:46 »

It's a philosophical question, that has often taxed me. I'm not sure I have an answer....however, in the case of Bladder and Platini, I would say they are as bad as each other.

Well we'll have to agree to differ on this one. Apart from anything, Platini doesn't command anything like the level of complicit patronage from the European FAs that Blatter does around the globe.

I don't think UEFA, or any other sporting governance body today, is in need of root and branch reform as badly as FIFA. It's happened at the IOC, the UCI, the IAAF. FIFA is the last of the dinosaur oligarchies in sport.
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