Judgement Day in Italy

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Judgement Day in Italy

Post by hisroyalgingerness » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:17 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 993482.stm

they're going to announce today who will face charges - players and clubs

possible punishments being relegation, stripped of trophys, mere fines or relegation

can't wait

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Post by Winter Hill White » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:35 pm

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.

Is there any chance of Italian clubs being barred from competing in Europe?

Thus creating some extra places for clubs who may have just missed out on qualification last season.

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Post by CrazyHorse » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:52 pm

Winter Hill White wrote:Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.

Is there any chance of Italian clubs being barred from competing in Europe?

Thus creating some extra places for clubs who may have just missed out on qualification last season.
Dunno, but my fingers are crossed.
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Post by warthog » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:32 pm

Winter Hill White wrote:Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.

Is there any chance of Italian clubs being barred from competing in Europe?

Thus creating some extra places for clubs who may have just missed out on qualification last season.
I doubt it. In any case, European games are the last thing we need.

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Post by Crouch > Davies » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:10 pm

Winter Hill White wrote:Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.

Is there any chance of Italian clubs being barred from competing in Europe?

Thus creating some extra places for clubs who may have just missed out on qualification last season.
Highly, highly unlikely.

But there's a good chance that AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina are going to be demoted, and from the evidence so far, Juve are in the biggest trouble imaginable.
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Post by Mar » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:26 pm

Nice little shake up of Italian football. Looks like the bung wasn't big enough to keep someone quiet.

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Post by Le Snake » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:21 pm

It'll aaaaaaaaall be whitewashed

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Post by Frankie Wanderer » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:10 pm

Le Snake wrote:It'll aaaaaaaaall be whitewashed
Yeh if Blatter gets his "grubby little fingers" involved :roll:
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Post by Nozza » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:13 pm

Can anyone really see Meelan, Juve and Lazio being demoted? It'll be a fine and a "Don't do that again"
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Post by Bertie » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:04 pm

Juve will be. Not the others.

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Post by Batman » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:43 am

Heads will roll. Mark my words.

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Post by Dujon » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:57 am

For heaven's sake, Batman, don't mention Mark!

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Post by Backgammon » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:26 am

Match fixing has been going on for years in the lowere leagues of italian football. Unfortunatley, there is still a 'favours' mentality in Italian football, I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine; You let us win this game, we'll help you with players in the future.

This incident might not be a cut and dry as that but it doesn't surprise me to see this filter into the bigger clubs.
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Post by bobo the clown » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:08 am

Le Snake wrote:It'll aaaaaaaaall be whitewashed
I'll show my arse of Bolton town Hall steps if the authorities don't largely dodge this one.

No chance, whatsoever, that 4 or 5 of the world's (let alone Italy's) top teams will get demoted. Not a cat in hell's.
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Post by mummywhycantieatcrayons » Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:04 pm

bobo the clown wrote:I'll show my arse of Bolton town Hall steps if the authorities don't largely dodge this one.
You do offer this prospect far too regularly for my liking!

I seem to remember the Italian authorities getting heavy with Fiorentina a few years ago - I don't think they'll all avoid the bullet.
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Post by a1 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:27 pm

mummywhycantieatcrayons wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:I'll show my arse of Bolton town Hall steps if the authorities don't largely dodge this one.
You do offer this prospect far too regularly for my liking!

I seem to remember the Italian authorities getting heavy with Fiorentina a few years ago - I don't think they'll all avoid the bullet.
yeah, but after they went bankrupt , what did they do next ? they started up again , let the 'new fiorentena' (which might be just the same people that bankrupted in the first place) buy back the name and colours and shit (they might even play in the same stadium they did then) they promoted them at least one division when it wasnt warranted (above other teams that finished higher) ... etc ...

it'll be a "they got fined £4 in damages" lawyer talk 'loss' which means they'll effectively get away with it all..

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Post by Crouch > Davies » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:32 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
I'll show my arse of Bolton town Hall steps if the authorities don't largely dodge this one.

No chance, whatsoever, that 4 or 5 of the world's (let alone Italy's) top teams will get demoted. Not a cat in hell's.
Sadly that looks increasingly like it will be the case.

But Juve, surely, surely, must be relegated, or the IFA will just look like a bunch of weak idiots.
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Post by Athers » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:42 pm

Backgammon wrote:Match fixing has been going on for years in the lowere leagues of italian football. Unfortunatley, there is still a 'favours' mentality in Italian football, I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine; You let us win this game, we'll help you with players in the future.

This incident might not be a cut and dry as that but it doesn't surprise me to see this filter into the bigger clubs.
Some of the odds for draws in Serie B are a total joke near the end of the season, often it's 1/2 for a draw when it should be 9/4 at the shortest.

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Post by Crouch > Davies » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:05 pm

http://www.channel4.com/sport/football_ ... un27h.html

Sinister new twist?

I wouldn't bet against it! Someone is trying to make him an offer he can't refuse I bet. Wonder if he fell or dove? ;)
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Post by warthog » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:06 pm

Very interesting.

http://football.guardian.co.uk/worldcup ... 10,00.html

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