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    Post by swadieram on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 6:09 pm

    The king is dead but will the new king be any better ?
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    Post by Loughborough Ram on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 6:25 pm

    Two possibilities in my opinion. Either he knows that the FBI are closing in on him or, he wanted to win before going so that he can endorse his replacement and make sure that the status quo continues. Not sure yet which is closest to the truth.
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    Post by Calif_Ramette on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 6:34 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:Two possibilities in my opinion. Either he knows that the FBI are closing in on him or, he wanted to win before going so that he can endorse his replacement and make sure that the status quo continues. Not sure yet which is closest to the truth.

    I have a feeling the FBI are closing in, his number two took over 10M in bribes and passed them around. 'Murica!
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    Post by Calif_Ramette on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 7:31 pm

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=12998068 Blatter being investigated by the FBI
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    Post by ShardlowSheep on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 11:02 pm

    At least he is gone. Surely Football can only be better with that greedy individual away from it!
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    Post by rob on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 8:48 am

    the confederations that get all the kickbacks will still vote for the person who continues with that - I am 100% convinced it will be meet the new boss same as the old boss - UEFA is as bad - look at the mess they have made with "champions" league and Europa league - both cash cows FFP is about protecting the established elite and Platini was a heavy backer of Quatar's bid (how much did he "benefit" from that support)

    modern football is corrupt to the core nothing will change - see QPR for football league FFP lack of teeth - will end up with a token slap on the wrist and a fundamental change of the rules
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    Post by chicken on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 6:20 pm

    Here's how it all began.  It's an interesting read.

    Bringing down Fifa
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    Post by ShardlowSheep on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 6:38 pm

    From all the news today it would appear Blatter has jumped before he gets arrested.
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    Post by Calif_Ramette on Fri 05 Jun 2015, 6:59 pm

    So former CONCACAF head Jack Warner, who is corrupt as all hell says he will drop a hurricane of information and now fears for his life. While I don't doubt he has a lot of information about corruption in FIFA but fearing his life, not sure. I do wonder how long it will be until Blatter is arrested.
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    Post by MadAmster on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 4:42 pm

    Can't happen soon enough for most folk Cal..................



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    Post by RRC on Sun 07 Jun 2015, 9:34 pm

    It seems impossible but the plot thickens -

    Fifa corruption: Morocco won 2010 World Cup vote - not South Africa



    • It has today emerged that shamed ex FIFA ExCo member Jack Warner allegedly double crossed the corrupt Moroccan 2010 World Cup bid team. Warner reportedly received a bribe of $1 million to back the Moroccan bid, only to take the money before accepting a higher bribe from the South African campaign.

    • Those involved in Egypt's doomed campaign to host the 2010 World Cup however claim that Warner was in fact attempting to triple cross all three of the countries who were competing to host the World Cup. A former Egyptian government minister claims that Warner was touting seven World Cup selection votes for the price of $7 million, $1 million each. The Egyptian World Cup bid did not receive a single vote during the final vote.

    • It has also been claimed that Morocco, in fact, won more votes than South Africa, who went on to host the 2010 competition, but FIFA manipulated the results of the secret ballot. Ismail Bhamjee, a Fifa executive committee member, was secretly taped whilst claiming the process was corrupt.

    • A newspaper in South Africa claims it has a 2007 email that shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held "discussions" over the alleged payment of $10 million from FIFA into the bank account of Warner.

    • For the first time, a FIFA administrator has admitted that both Russia and Qatar could be stripped of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, respectively, if allegations of bribery and corruption are proven true. However, Domenico Scala made clear that this evidence has not yet materialised.

    • And Phaedra Almajid, the Qatar 2022 whistleblower, has reaffirmed her belief that the World Cup will eventually be taken from the nation.


    Sunday Telegraph update on FIFA



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    Post by Calif_Ramette on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 1:56 am

    RRC wrote:It seems impossible but the plot thickens -

    Fifa corruption: Morocco won 2010 World Cup vote - not South Africa




    • It has today emerged that shamed ex FIFA ExCo member Jack Warner allegedly double crossed the corrupt Moroccan 2010 World Cup bid team. Warner reportedly received a bribe of $1 million to back the Moroccan bid, only to take the money before accepting a higher bribe from the South African campaign.

    • Those involved in Egypt's doomed campaign to host the 2010 World Cup however claim that Warner was in fact attempting to triple cross all three of the countries who were competing to host the World Cup. A former Egyptian government minister claims that Warner was touting seven World Cup selection votes for the price of $7 million, $1 million each. The Egyptian World Cup bid did not receive a single vote during the final vote.

    • It has also been claimed that Morocco, in fact, won more votes than South Africa, who went on to host the 2010 competition, but FIFA manipulated the results of the secret ballot. Ismail Bhamjee, a Fifa executive committee member, was secretly taped whilst claiming the process was corrupt.

    • A newspaper in South Africa claims it has a 2007 email that shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held "discussions" over the alleged payment of $10 million from FIFA into the bank account of Warner.

    • For the first time, a FIFA administrator has admitted that both Russia and Qatar could be stripped of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, respectively, if allegations of bribery and corruption are proven true. However, Domenico Scala made clear that this evidence has not yet materialised.

    • And Phaedra Almajid, the Qatar 2022 whistleblower, has reaffirmed her belief that the World Cup will eventually be taken from the nation.


    Sunday Telegraph update on FIFA

    I am so not surprised, Warner was a corrupt pos.
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    Post by MadAmster on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 10:06 am

    Cal, anybody surprised by any of this must have been living under a rock for the past 15 years or so. Most of what is now coming out has been rumoured for years. It seems you have not been under a rock :)



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    Post by Calif_Ramette on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 10:36 pm

    http://www.thescore.com/epl/news/777163
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    Post by chicken on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 7:22 pm

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33145539
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    Post by RRC on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:36 am

    Swiss investigating 53 cases of possible money laundering at Fifa


    • Swiss attorney general says ‘53 suspicious banking relations’ uncovered
    • Investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids could take years
    • Fifa’s Sepp Blatter and Jérôme Valcke not being ruled out of investigation


    Swiss investigators are looking into 53 possible cases of money laundering and 104 incidents of suspicious activity in Swiss bank accounts as part of their investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    The head of Fifa’s audit and compliance committee, Domenico Scala, has already reiterated that there could be a revote for 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 tournament in Qatar if clear evidence of bribery emerged.
    Fifa says Nobel board’s termination of relationship against ‘spirit of fair play’

    The Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber, giving an update into the Swiss investigation that is running in parallel to an FBI inquiry that has already resulted in 14 executives being charged and plunged Fifa into crisis, said investigators were examining “nine terabytes” of data from Fifa’s Zurich headquarters and Swiss banks.

    “I am well aware of the enormous public interest in our investigation. Equally enormous is the public interest in an independent criminal procedure,” Lauber said. “Our investigation is of great complexity and quite substantial. To give you an example: The SAG [Swiss attorney general’s office] has seized around nine terabytes of data. So far, our investigative team has obtained evidence concerning 104 banking relations; be aware that every banking relation represents several bank accounts.”

    He warned there would be interviews of “all relevant people” and specifically did not rule out interviewing the Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who promised to step down in the wake of the US indictment, and the general secretary, Jérôme Valcke, who is under pressure over what he knew about a $10m payment from South Africa to the Caribbean that US prosecutors claimed was a bribe.

    At a press conference in Bern, Lauber said that Swiss banks had fulfilled their obligations to report suspicious banking activity and that the Swiss investigation had not been instigated as a result of the FBI investigation.

    The Swiss investigation into the controversial and chaotic World Cup bidding process – in which England lost out for the 2018 tournament and the US among the bidders for 2022 – was made public on the same day that US prosecutors alleged a “World Cup of fraud” stretching back two generations and dramatically arrested seven executives in Zurich.

    It has seized data and documents during two visits to Fifa’s headquarters and collected documents from Swiss marketing agency Kentaro relating to a friendly between Brazil and Argentina in Doha in 2010.

    Fifa argued that the Swiss investigation was as a result of it handing over documents relating to an investigation by its ethics committee chief, Michael Garcia, and that as such it was in fact the “injured party”.

    “For the time being Fifa is the injured party, that is true. They filed the report and this is the actual status as we conduct investigations against unknown persons,” said Lauber, but he warned that could change.

    “We didn’t start the investigation against Fifa. We started the investigations based on that [report] and based on a mutual legal assistance request from the US.”

    Asked whether the Swiss investigation, which is clearly already broader in scope than Garcia’s given the Swiss prosecutors’ ability to examine bank accounts, would tally with Fifa’s release of the full Garcia report Lauber said he was working to his own timetable and was not concerned about “collateral damage” elsewhere.

    “We are faced with a complex investigation with many international implications. The prosecution is ongoing and will take time,” he said. “It would not be professional to communicate at this moment a detailed timetable. The world of football needs to be patient. By its nature, this investigation will take more than the legendary 90 minutes.”

    Lauber, who said the “huge and complex” investigation could take months if not years in places, also emphasised that the Swiss process was independent from the US procedure and that they would not automatically share documents and information.

    A disputed summary version of Garcia’s investigation, which caused the US attorney to quit his post in frustration, raised question marks over Qatar’s bid but said that there was not sufficient evidence to strip it of the tournament.

    The summary, written by the German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, said that the Russian bid was unable to cooperate because it had returned its rented computers and lost all its emails.

    Under intense pressure, Fifa agreed to publish the Garcia report in full with redactions but has yet to do so while ethics cases against individuals are ongoing.

    Scala said last week in the wake of Blatter’s promise to step down as Fifa president that a revote on the 2018 and 2022 tournaments remained a possibility.

    “If evidence should emerge that the awards to Qatar and Russia only came about thanks to bought votes then the awards could be invalidated,” said Scala, the independent chairman of Fifa’s audit and compliance committee, in an interview with the Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung. “This evidence has not yet been brought forth.”

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    Post by MadAmster on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 3:00 pm

    According to Dutch press reports, Chuck Blazer has been a sort of undercover agent within FIFA since 2010.............



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    Post by thatguyfromderby on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 4:49 pm

    Whilst this is all positive, and progress.. I'm not convinced the problems with FIFA can be solved. It's clearly not fit for purpose. It almost feels like an entirely new governing body needs to be created, or it will simply be 'say hello to the new boss, just like the old boss'.
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    Post by Calif_Ramette on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:40 pm

    MadAmster wrote:According to Dutch press reports, Chuck Blazer has been a sort of undercover agent within FIFA since 2010.............

    Yup, the Feds nailed him for not paying taxes for 10 years and offered him a deal to be a snitch or go to jail.
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    Post by swadieram on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 4:37 pm

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-lee-nelson-showers-sepp-blatter-with-banknotes-in-prank-31390263.html?
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    Post by RRC on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 3:57 pm

    Killing two birds with one stone?

    This from Martyn Ziegler, the Chief Sports Reporter of the Press Association, which neatly
    clarifies the past few updates.

    Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter on
    a day of stunning developments at football's world governing body.

    The Swiss attorney general's office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal
    mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean
    football chief Jack Warner in 2005.

    He is also suspected of "a disloyal payment" of two millions Swiss francs to UEFA president
    Michel Platini - who is the favourite to succeed him - in 2011.

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    Post by Loughborough Ram on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 4:03 pm

    What a shame of Platini went under with him, I hate him almost as much as blatter.
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    Post by SawleyRam on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 4:19 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:What a shame of Platini went under with him, I hate him almost as much as blatter.

    Platini got a payment for being disloyal? That does not compute with me. Confused
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    Post by CornwallRam on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 6:14 pm

    I can think of one man who would be perfect for the role of FIFA president - Jake Buxton. There'd be no twatting about then.
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    Post by Loughborough Ram on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:09 pm

    What about Steve McLaren he'll be out of work soon and he's clearly a man of honour

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