/ Fixed match, what you betting on?
European police did not reveal the identity of the match they believe was corrupt in England.
But Europol did say that they had uncovered an organised crime syndicate based in Asia that was co-ordinating the operation.
Notice it was the bloody Asians in charge again. (Indian cricket)
That's a controversial way to put it.
Al what makes you think all professional sport is not affected by this? Asian or otherwise.
Have we stepped into an episode of love thy neighbour?
> Have we stepped into an episode of love thy neighbour?
I only said that because it comes on the back of the Indian Cricket fixing scandal.
I can proudly state that my team Birmingham City are innocent of any Champions League wrong doing
......Despite there being a lot of Asians in Birmingham
The population statistics are unfortunately beside the point.
The bizarre amount of money that is bet on the outcome of completely irrelevant sporting events is clearly an Asian phenomenon. Not surprisingly, betting associated crime follows that pattern.
Noone really cares about the outcome or scoring order of a German fifth league match, which makes these games such good targets for match fixing. Compared with the sums that are being bet on such events (and the main volume is mostly Asian in origin) the amounts required to fix such matches are only peanuts.
Anyway, I wonder how much of the legal betting is actually money laundering.
To the OP: What about ManU-Basel? Doesn´t really fit the pattern outlined above, but still...
For Christs sake piss off going on about my minor Asian comment, it was just a follow on from the Indian cricket fixing, this thread is not or wasn't supposed to be about Asian bashing, I happen to have a lot of very good Asian friends. Though I hope very few match fixing ones.
I recall that double murder of the pair of Chinese students in England a couple of years. Turned out they were involved in a Chinese betting scam.
Well yes, it does seem to be the case. Of course horse racing in this country has always been dodgy to the put of needing your examined if you were betting serious money on anything but the top races.
I wouldn't have interpreted his post in that way.
I was always suspicious when Liverpool came back from 3 nil down in 2005, now it suddenly makes sense.
I don't know if this is relevant, but referees have got to be the most vulnerable people involved in matches. They earn a fraction of the money paid to the players and yet they can make the most crucial decisions.
Some must be under pressure from betting syndicates
Its indicating a match played in England, though. My money would be on a dead rubber game at the end of the pool stage.
Well Gary Sprake wouldn't have a leg to stand on :-)
> I don't know if this is relevant, but referees have got to be the most vulnerable people involved in matches. They earn a fraction of the money paid to the players and yet they can make the most crucial decisions.
> Some must be under pressure from betting syndicates
Very good point, especially considering their reluctance to allow TV evidence like many sports now do.
You're right - if TV evidence was used it could make it more difficult for dodgy decisions to take place.
Also, if there was more secrecy over who the matche officials were going to be that would help and maybe also notify the match officials very close to the game as to which game they were going to be at.....
Football is one of the most- if not THE most - videoed and openly televised sport open to daily (and ad nauseum) analysis, isn't it ? I don't think lack of video evidence can be attributed to match fixing scams. Whatever goes on is under the full glare of the cameras and the press and must just fall within the expected norms of a game.
A report has been forwarded to the PC police, for your daring to say something not nice about a not white person, expect a knock on the door.
> A report has been forwarded to the PC police, for your daring to say something not nice about a not white person, expect a knock on the door.
Sigh. Hardly a case of "PC gone mad", rather our favourite Alf Garnett impersonator showing his true colours again. The crime syndicate implicated here is Singaporean, not Indian. They worked in concert with European crime gangs.
To tie that in with the Indian cricket fixing IS racist. It implies that all Asians are one homogenous mass. It ignores the role of European, WHITE criminals (bear in mind that the players and match officials are also part of the crime). It implies that ALL Asians are complicit.
I don't believe that Al is racist. I do believe that he's a bit socially unaware. Maybe it's a generational thing. Like an embarrassingly dotty old uncle, we can forgive him, but we should not condone his gaffes.
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