Europol uncovers MASSIVE soccer match fixing racquet

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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:15:50 PM

But but but but i thought match fixing never happens, i thought all sports players are perfect moral agents......This is nothing ..This happens in EVERY single world around the world.......Sportsman and officials are human like everyone else, they cant resist putting their hand in the till.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/football/europol-uncovers-vast-matchfixing-network-20130205-2dv0x.html

 

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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:30:46 PM
It's at the stage now where horse racing is your safest bet, At least they have stewards 

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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:44:18 PM

Didnt Damien Oliver get caught putting $20k on a rival horse?

All sports are rigged, ALL OF THEM...NRL is one of the worst.....

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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:10:32 PM
NRL is there, but Soccer and Tennis are far worse.
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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:18:20 PM
Some of these events are getting to be more like stage plays than competitions now. Hello NBA.   
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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:22:12 PM
But don't worry league fans, John Grant told me than he isn't guaranteeing the Roosters win the GF, only just making it to the game instead. See! FAIRNESS REIGNS SUPRME!!!
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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:52:05 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Rostos:

Sportsman and officials are human like everyone else, they cant resist putting their hand in the till.




I never had any probs with corrupt NFL officials - they get paid too much money and the vetting process is years in the making before they are even scouted for the NFL.

Incapable refs in the college game, that's a different story 
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:43:32 AM

WHo gets paid more? NFL refs or NBA?

Tim Donaghy?

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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:28:18 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Rostos:

WHo gets paid more? NFL refs or NBA?

Tim Donaghy?


NFL refs have full-time jobs doing something else. It is very hard to make it to the NFL doing games and EVERY SINGLE PLAY OF EVERY SINGLE GAME is watched over on Tuesday of a game week for mistakes and irregularities.

Like morse said, no one is worried about the NFL guys.

Plus, only a few games a year and every single one watched by millions. No throwaway games like n the NBA buried in late-night not on TV and being attended by 4500 people.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:29:39 AM
Morse? Damn autocorrect.

Sorry Norseman! Hahahaha...  
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Posted: 2/8/2013 1:48:34 PM

Surprised by the match-fixing scandal? You shouldn't be


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/3254?cc=3436


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Posted: 2/8/2013 1:53:26 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by HeadOverHeart:


NFL refs have full-time jobs doing something else. It is very hard to make it to the NFL doing games and EVERY SINGLE PLAY OF EVERY SINGLE GAME is watched over on Tuesday of a game week for mistakes and irregularities.



I think it varies with each individual. Some are retired, some part time ect. Most have other jobs that are high paying anyway.

AS of now, they make just under 200,000 grand. That will go over 200 grand  by 2019.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 1:54:18 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by HeadOverHeart:

Morse? Damn autocorrect.

Sorry Norseman! Hahahaha...  



I wouldn't have noticed if not for this post
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Posted: 2/8/2013 1:57:13 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Rostos:

WHo gets paid more? NFL refs or NBA?

Tim Donaghy?



I think the average is comparable, but NBA refs can make much more with seniority and the fact they have 82 game schedule, cept they ref no where near that many games.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:00:35 PM
there are thousands of soccer games played, far more than any other sport, statistically, there's always going to be more fixing just because of pure numbers
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