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Old 02-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #823
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Default Re: The Ongoing Serie A, La Liga, All English Football, Champions League Thread

Originally Posted by wobbly View Post
If the syndicates are smart they'd avoid high profile games like the plague. A lot easier to get away with this stunt for matches where the spotlight aint so bright.

Having said that the investigation has caught them out, and a good number of the players & officials involved, so maybe they aint so smart.

Regarding Chelsea's infamous game with Barcelona playing volleyball for fun...I think that ref was just incompetent. They still needed a late injury time stunner to win them that game after all (if the ref was on the take he'd have gifted them a penalty or 2 to make sure they got the win, rather than just deny us a few stonewall penalty claims and hope they got something in the net as late as they did).
I think the issue is that with lower profile games the unusual amounts of money involved would itself attract suspicion while it wouldn't necessarily be a big deal for worldwide gambling on a major match.

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