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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:38:09 PM

The new CEO of the NRL just said that he has been briefed in private and more than 1 club has been linked to match fixing...

But but but but but but but but i though tit doesnt happen? I thought i am just a sore loser? I thought sportsman are the pinnacle of moral agents.......

Too many naive people in this world, too many people with their head buried in the sand.

WHERE MONEY IS INVOLVED, EVIL IS AROUND IT SOMEWHERE. END OF STORY.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:37:28 PM
680 soccer matches under review.. Last years world cup qualifiers.. Placed $1300 on twoteam parlay,first game came through, second was germany sweden -with germany paying 1.18 for the su win they were up 4 nil with 30 to go and sumhow the match ended in a 4 all draw!?! I know miracles happen on the feild all the time but that was the most unusual outcome iv ever lost money on. To add, that was the last match of the day so it would have been the closer to alot of parlays all over the world.. Bookies have the final say to outcomes without a doubt, u jus gotta sense when they're gonna loose alot on an outcome,its not gonna be a comfortable bet IMO
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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:31:35 PM
All players on PEDs as well 
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:19:16 PM
Well well well the great man aka ROSTOS has been proven right, now where are all those that gave you a hard time, hmm thats right wont come and say we are sorry you had it alright.

Rostos dont you worry by my friends i was given a lot of S**t for saying games are fixed but know who is laughing
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:52:38 PM
Revelations have shaken Australia's belief in the nation as a paragon of fair play.

Organised crime is increasingly infiltrating Australian sport, cashing in on massive potential profits through performance-enhancing drugs, match-fixing and manipulation of betting, a year-long investigation revealed yesterday.

The report, by the Australian Crime Commission, said major crime figures had already established business links with sporting codes and saw the relationships as a means of reaching political and business leaders through sports boardrooms.

It also warned of the potential for professional athletes to be corrupted or compromised through their use of drugs such as peptides and hormones, and said crime gangs were targeting "sub-elite" players for long-term grooming.

The report said the use of banned substances was growing rapidly, expanding the market well beyond professionals to club level across many codes.

They were promoted and supplied by sports scientists whose influence on club decision-making was growing, by high-performance coaches and support staff, and by doctors engaged in "lax, fraudulent and unethical prescribing practices", such as prescribing controlled drugs in false names.

Some anti-ageing clinics had also been identified as a key source of pharmaceutical grade drugs for athletes, in some cases without prescription.

The report said some sports scientists were also using professional athletes as guinea pigs, experimenting with new-generation drugs to test their effectiveness and ability to escape detection.

The supply of new drugs, many unknown to anti-doping agencies or unable to be tested for, had already developed into an organised and highly profitable market. These included substances not yet been approved for human use that offered effects similar to anabolic steroids and seen by athletes as undetectable.

The report, which followed the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's discovery of possible links between the use of banned substances and crime groups 18 months ago, has rocked Australia.

Its revelations that sport was riddled with drug use from local clubs to elite athletes, and was linked to organised crime, extended far beyond an acceptance that individual athletes, and possibly a handful of clubs in a limited number of codes, were involved.

It has shaken Australia's belief in the nation as a paragon of fair play.

"The findings are shocking and will disgust Australian sports fans," Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said.

"It's cheating but it's worse than that. It's cheating with the help of criminals."

The response has been immediate. Sports chiefs were alerted in confidential briefings by the Crime Commission this week, and have agreed to a broad range of measures tied to tough new action by governments and police.

The report's findings have been referred to federal, state and territory police, and the federal Government intends accelerating the development of uniform anti-doping laws across the nation.

Further investigations have been launched by regulatory bodies including the Anti-Doping Authority, whose investigative resources have been doubled. The authority will also have its powers extended by new laws compelling "persons of interest" to co-operate.

Major sporting codes have also agreed to establish new integrity units, co-operate fully with joint investigations into doping, urge erring athletes to own up and co-operate, swap information with each other, and enforce zero tolerance for support staff peddling drugs.

The twin aims of the new strategy are to stamp on existing dope use and suppliers, and to choke off the growing threat from organised crime.

The Crime Commission report said the potential profits for crime were enormous: apart from the lucrative distribution and supply of drugs, it could tap into the A$8.82 billion ($10.88 billion) estimated to be generated annually by the nation's sport and recreation industry.

Drugs alone ensured big profits. The market for performance-enhancing drugs was soaring, with record numbers of seizures, detections and arrests and increasing reports by users that they were injecting them. The mark-up on peptides and hormones is reportedly up to 140 per cent.

The report said betting - with growth of up to 13 per cent a year - was also at risk, with increasing evidence of "personal relationships of concern" between professional athletes and organised criminal identities and groups.

This might have resulted in match fixing and the fraudulent manipulation of betting markets, it said.

The threat was not confined to Australian crime groups, with clear parallels between what has been discovered in Australia and the United States Anti-Doping Agency investigation into disgraced Tour de France superstar Lance Armstrong. The report said the case underlined the transnational threat posed by doping to professional sport.

Major syndicates including the Italian mafia and Russian organised criminal groups were already heavily involved in trafficking of sports drugs across Europe. Victorian police said yesterday authorities had identified A-League football as being at major risk of match-fixing, with vast increases in Asian A-League betting pools.

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The Australian Crime Commission found:

* Widespread use of performance-enhancing substances and illicit drugs across many sports, from professional athletes to club players.

* Organised crime has moved into the supply of sports drugs, possibly expanded into match-fixing, and established links with officials and business ties to major codes.

* Sports scientists, coaches, support staff, doctors and pharmacists are involved, sometimes using top athletes as guinea pigs for new drugs not approved for human use.

* Tough new counter-measures are planned, with more resources for the Anti-Doping Authority and powers to compel persons of interest to co-operate, and accelerated nationwide laws.

* Major codes will launch new integrity units, join multi-agency investigations, share information with one another and enforce zero tolerance for drug-peddling support staff.The potential profits for organised crime are enormous. Apart from the lucrative supply of drugs, it could tap into the estimated $10.88 billion generated annually by the nation's sport and recreation industry.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:59:03 PM
If any players can be compromised, it's NRL boys. Public urinating, raping, alcoholic, gambling, and bi-polar easily makes up half to 3 quarters of the dudes in the comp.

Can't wait for the season to start...


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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:57:30 PM
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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:02:46 PM
I don't care about PED's but ill be front row for the hanging of chicken legs cecchin

There is no one who could be named that would shock me
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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:42:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Oil-Beef-Hooked:

680 soccer matches under review.. Last years world cup qualifiers.. Placed $1300 on twoteam parlay,first game came through, second was germany sweden -with germany paying 1.18 for the su win they were up 4 nil with 30 to go and sumhow the match ended in a 4 all draw!?! I know miracles happen on the feild all the time but that was the most unusual outcome iv ever lost money on. To add, that was the last match of the day so it would have been the closer to alot of parlays all over the world.. Bookies have the final say to outcomes without a doubt, u jus gotta sense when they're gonna loose alot on an outcome,its not gonna be a comfortable bet IMO

I remember that match. Saw it on the day it happened.  Was watching the UK broadcast and even the Sky announcer, whose parent company is involved in the gambling trade, had the gumption to bring up a possibility of some "funny business."
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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:48:25 AM
I remember bitching about that Pakistani collapse in T20 when Hussey blew up to chase down over 100. People on here tried to convince me otherwise, and I had to wait TWO YEARS, but then it came out that that match was one of the bunch the Pakistanis fixed for in-play betting.

I've also been wagering on the Big Bash for years ever since one year I saw improbable collapse after collapse and knew that that tournament was horseshit. Sure enough, it's one of the biggest culprits.

And A-League has always been obvious. Every time I am checking the results, some $3.20 or $4.50 to win team has won by 2 or 3 goals. I just laugh and shake my head.

By the way, my money for being dopers is on Canterbury. As for fixing, I'll venture the Dragons and Roosters. Yeah, I said it. Roosters. 
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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:56:46 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by HeadOverHeart:

I remember bitching about that Pakistani collapse in T20 when Hussey blew up to chase down over 100. People on here tried to convince me otherwise, and I had to wait TWO YEARS, but then it came out that that match was one of the bunch the Pakistanis fixed for in-play betting.

I've also been wagering on the Big Bash for years ever since one year I saw improbable collapse after collapse and knew that that tournament was horseshit. Sure enough, it's one of the biggest culprits.

And A-League has always been obvious. Every time I am checking the results, some $3.20 or $4.50 to win team has won by 2 or 3 goals. I just laugh and shake my head.

By the way, my money for being dopers is on Canterbury. As for fixing, I'll venture the Dragons and Roosters. Yeah, I said it. Roosters. 

For me fixing- Tigers and cowboys are just morals to be involved. Dark horse's Dogs (*cough*canberra match *cough*) Roosters and eels

PED's- Gallen may as well retire
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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:30:24 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rod_steel:

They need to name names



Exactly. And until then, I care not.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:44:27 AM

one particular bookmaker has taken $40,000,000 in bets on one A-league match this year

                                                                    


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QUOTE Originally Posted by snake2710:

Well well well the great man aka ROSTOS has been proven right, now where are all those that gave you a hard time, hmm thats right wont come and say we are sorry you had it alright.

Rostos dont you worry by my friends i was given a lot of S**t for saying games are fixed but know who is laughing

Where i Hirschfeder? Jive Turkey?

Thought so........

 

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QUOTE Originally Posted by Oil-Beef-Hooked:


one particular bookmaker has taken $40,000,000 in bets on one A-league match this year

                                                                    




Why in god's nae would they eve accept that much money on one game without closing down the betting?
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Posted: 2/8/2013 4:01:19 PM

Players and clubs who stand accused of doping and with possible links to organised crime will still be allowed to start the NRL season despite Thursday's Australian Crime Commission bombshell that drug use was "widespread" in major sports.

NRL chief executive David Smith - in just his fifth day in the job - admitted before a packed press conference at Parliament House in Canberra that "multiple players across multiple clubs" had been implicated in the scandal.

As several NRL clubs, including Manly Sea Eagles, Penrith Panthers, Cronulla Sharks and Newcastle Knights, were raided by independent auditors Deloitte, Smith refused to reveal which clubs or players were involved.

Pressed on whether those who involved would be allowed to play in the opening round in early March, Smith said: "We've been engaged in this for a number of days, but I can't speculate on anything. We've got some information that is widespread, and we need to get on with it and fix it. The fans and players deserve that.

"It is very clear that I can't disclose the information given. But this is more than one club and more than one player.

"That is the information that we've got at this point in time. I understand how frustrating it is that I can't go into detail. We're going as fast as we can. I am going to take a very strong leadership position on this.

"That started immediately with Federal Court judge Tony Whitlam QC to assist in the investigation process, and advise the establishment of a permanent NRL Integrity Unit.

The NRL also vowed to:

  • Conduct an audit and establish a register of personnel supplying performance services to players and NRL clubs;
  • Sanctioning any club or player found to have concealed information in relation to a breach of the NRL Anti-Doping Policy;
  • Require team doctors to review any instance where supplements, substances or other procedures may have been administered without the prior approval of the team doctor;
  • Introduce centralised testing for illicit substances to complement existing club programs.

When the crime commission was investigating the Ryan Tandy betting scandal last year, the game was awash with speculation that investigators had uncovered more.

Commission boss John Lawler denied Thursday's allegations were linked to the 2011 incident in which Tandy was convicted of attempting to manipulate a match by giving away a penalty in the opening moments of a game.

The NRL resisted widespread calls to set up an integrity unit then, claiming it wasn't necessary.

"I can't answer for what happened then because I wasn't in the role, but I can look to the future," Smith said.

For all the tough talk, clubs, players and fans remain bitterly frustrated at the vagueness of the crime commission's findings following a 12-month investigation.

"They've obviously got a lot of evidence," Knights coach Wayne Bennett said.

"I'm not that naive to think things don't happen at clubs but certainly clubs I've been a part of have never been involved in things that are being suggested now.

"At the end of the day, the choice is up to the individual and he has to pay a price for whatever he decides. It remains to be seen just how widespread it is. The people who advance this type of stuff are pretty good at manipulation."


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Posted: 2/8/2013 4:09:42 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by HeadOverHeart:



Why in god's nae would they eve accept that much money on one game without closing down the betting?


I wasn't taken in Australia. It was supposedly an Asian syndicate where anything goes over there.
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Think they should take a look at the refs as well, last year was friggin dodgy in terms of the whistle blowing, not to mention the muppets up in the review booth.

And you know Gallen and Watmough are both 'juicers'. Heard Foran likes to dabble also...
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Dont know why some people are surprised. Where money is involved, evil is always closely following it. Its been like this since day dot. Even the bible says 2000 years ago that money is the root of all evil.

I am surprised the NBL is not investigated. I reckon thats one of the worst.

 

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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:02:25 PM
Match fixing will never been resolved. Just hope when you take bets, your on the right side of the fix. As much investigation as they wish to do, the bottom line is, it will never stop, unless they ban gambling, and thats just too funny.
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"It is also a fact that we all know there are cheats in sport. Wherever winning is important or there is profit to be made, there will be cheats. There are cheats in any game or sport. People also cheat at cards, Monopoly, on their tax returns and even on each other.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:07:44 AM
lol at the more than one club comment

Every team has players that uses associates to bet on their own games and other games. Not to mention of course the other forms of fixing, some of the players, officials and staff, are involved with.
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Yep, look, i highly highly doubt any team or player goes out their to lose a game, i very highly doubt that. However, i have absolutely no doubt margins, lines and totals are tampered with. No doubt at all in my mind.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 11:44:00 PM
Cameron Smith knows the lines, guy has screwed me more than once with a needless penalty kick or going in for a late pointless try.

Wonder if the game will be under the microscope this season regarding these matters to do with the 'punt'.

Waterhouse and his sidekick Johnny are dodgy buggers. Pretty sure Tom Waterhouse is a vampire having met him in person at a luncheon in Melbourne a year or two ago...
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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:23:53 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Luckylunchbox:


For me fixing- Tigers and cowboys are just morals to be involved. Dark horse's Dogs (*cough*canberra match *cough*) Roosters and eels

PED's- Gallen may as well retire

Do you think Brian Smith was referring to him?

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