Trending Topics

      Next match: Cardiff v LFC [Premier League] Sun 21st Apr @ 4:00 pm - Pre Match Topic
      Cardiff City Stadium

      Today is the 20th of April and on this date LFC's match record is P31 W17 D7 L7

      Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged

      Read 2091 times
      0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
      vulcan_red
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 2,537 posts | 192 
      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.
      stuey
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 33,371 posts | 3173 
      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 »
      FATKOPITE10
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 9,841 posts | 1660 
      • Liverpool fc give me tourettes
      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      Reply #2: Jun 14, 2016 12:50:55 pm
      What does blatter know about balls ?
      reddebs
      • "LFC Hipster"
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 17,935 posts | 2209 
      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.
      JD
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 34,352 posts | 3921 
      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.
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • *****

      • 28,787 posts | 3433 
      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!!
      crouchinho
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 42,311 posts | 2510 
      • TU TA LOUCO? FILHO DA PUTA!
      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.
      vulcan_red
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 2,537 posts | 192 
      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!
      RedPuppy
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 17,281 posts | 1862 
      • Parum Rutilus Canis: Illegitimi non carborundum
      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?

      s@int
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 14,989 posts | 2282 
      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.
      RedPuppy
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 17,281 posts | 1862 
      • Parum Rutilus Canis: Illegitimi non carborundum
      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:

      s@int
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 14,989 posts | 2282 
      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.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,745 posts | 1345 
      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.
      RedPuppy
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 17,281 posts | 1862 
      • Parum Rutilus Canis: Illegitimi non carborundum
      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?

      s@int
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 14,989 posts | 2282 
      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      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
      fishpie
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 3,570 posts | 212 
      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.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,502 posts | 4895 
      • YNWA
      Re: Blatter says UEFA Champions League rigged
      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?

      SM
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 3,397 posts | 347 
      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!

      LFCSTEVE1984
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 1,672 posts | 386 
      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.
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • *****

      • 28,787 posts | 3433 
      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!!
      king kenny
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 2,090 posts | 127 
      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???
      Magillionare
      • Official LFC Reds Sig Maker. Lives on Sesame Street.
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 14,761 posts | 2223 
      • Hold on a minute, John Wayne hasn't arrived yet.
      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?

      Quick Reply