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      Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged

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      Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Jun 14, 2016 12:28:35 pm
      https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/14/sepp-blatter-european-competition-draw-was-rigged-by-cooling-balls

      Blatter says he's witnessed 'cold balls' being used to rig CL draw.

      Madrid Surely. Strip 'em of every title. Of course it could be  the Mancs, they'd be just the types.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #1: Jun 14, 2016 12:45:50 pm
      How much credit do Blatter's observations have?
      If there is any truth to the allegations his comments concerning corruption are worthless and can only be interpreted as an attempt to weasel his way into the spotlight.
      His corrupt practices spanned decades and leppers do not change their spots. [intentional misquote]
      « Last Edit: Jun 14, 2016 02:49:50 pm by stuey »
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #2: Jun 14, 2016 12:50:55 pm
      What does blatter know about balls ?
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #3: Jun 14, 2016 01:06:35 pm
      Just shows how corrupt he and all football governing bodies are then if he let it happen but kept schtum.  Nice that he's trying to bring everyone down with him after denying for years that there was a problem.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #4: Jun 14, 2016 02:43:50 pm
      Personally don't believe it even though I'd quite like the intrigue.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #5: Jun 14, 2016 03:18:04 pm
      So just like the process for awarding World Cups is rigged too as well, I bet!!
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #6: Jun 14, 2016 05:51:57 pm
      This is why i'm glad we never qualify for the Champions League. Our name is clean.

      :f_tongueincheek:

      Seriously, though, it's a hilarious quote from ol' Sepp.

      "UEFA is rife with cheaters. But not FIFA, we were clean under my watch. UEFA is corrupt but not FIFA!"

      Dickhead.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #7: Jun 14, 2016 10:27:36 pm
      Blatter is trying to bring everyone down for sure. A man of incredibly low character, still those cheats at UEFA !!!! However if there's an outside chance utd can be drummed out of Europe!
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #8: Jun 15, 2016 11:56:53 am
      I love the idea of this, but if true, it just shows how corrupt he is, why did he not say anything if he thought the draws were fixed?

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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #9: Jun 15, 2016 12:09:08 pm
      Personally don't believe it even though I'd quite like the intrigue.

      I dunno mate, I think that it's quite a coincidence that we played Chelsea every season for five years in the CL.

      Although if I had to guess which matches where pre arranged it would be the ones involving R.Madrid.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #10: Jun 15, 2016 12:21:10 pm
      I dunno mate, I think that it's quite a coincidence that we played Chelsea every season for five years in the CL.

      Although if I had to guess which matches where pre arranged it would be the ones involving R.Madrid.

      What you trying to say?  :roll:

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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #11: Jun 15, 2016 12:30:15 pm

      Yeah plenty of that, but also to ensure that there are plenty of "big games" to keep the hype and TV money pouring in.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #12: Jun 15, 2016 12:37:32 pm
      Wonder how much FIFA made to put England in Uruguay and Italy's group.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #13: Jun 15, 2016 12:42:28 pm
      Yeah plenty of that, but also to ensure that there are plenty of "big games" to keep the hype and TV money pouring in.

      The problem with Blatter's ramblings, is that there were a lot of different ex-players drawing those balls (Oh Matron!), is he saying all of them are on the take too?

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      Reply #14: Jun 15, 2016 12:45:34 pm
      The problem with Blatter's ramblings, is that there were a lot of different ex-players drawing those balls (Oh Matron!), is he saying all of them are on the take too?



      Nah mate, just those who are looking for a good job in UEFA after their careers are over e.g. Platini
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #15: Jun 15, 2016 12:59:48 pm
      I know he's a scumbag lier but why would he lie about this particular thing? It may be the tip of the iceberg. Some games you just think, hang on this doesn't look right.
      Really cheap goals, like they were trying to get a particular scoreline. I reckon the fixing is more widespread than we think, hope not though because it'd totally undermine everything to do with the game.
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      Reply #16: Jun 15, 2016 01:03:40 pm
      The problem with Blatter's ramblings, is that there were a lot of different ex-players drawing those balls (Oh Matron!), is he saying all of them are on the take too?



      Wasn't former Dortmund, Celtic and Scotland international Paul Lambert one of those players?

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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #17: Jun 15, 2016 01:56:22 pm
      Im with Sepp on this and not just in the CL..!!!

      I believe our own competitions have been rigged for years, no proof just how I feel!

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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #18: Jun 16, 2016 04:17:42 pm
      I've thought it for years like when there are literally 50 - 60 balls in the pot and the last few teams are like us, the Mancs, Chelsea and Fleetwood.

      It's a f**king joke, the amount of times big teams are drawn year on year out of a massive selection is pretty suspect if you ask me.
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #19: Jun 16, 2016 05:00:22 pm
      Has anyone got started on the Europa League yet and how convenient us, Man U, Spurs and Dortmund were all lumped in the same side of the draw!!
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #20: Jun 17, 2016 01:25:42 am
      We are not in Europe this season and the last time we were not we nearly won the title.  How convenient that we are playing virtually all the teams out side the time they play in midweek in Europe???
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      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #21: Jun 17, 2016 03:29:24 pm
      How many CL draws has he been present at?

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