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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

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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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