Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by lo36789 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:29 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33011692

I am not sure a 'legitimate' out of court settlement is really headline worthy given most of what is being talked about.

I am more embarrassed for the FAI than anyone with this headline. That they wanted to take legal action over a handball decision.

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Mr_Tibbs wrote:Image
You omitted to add the orange jumpsuit. :roll:
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by grytters » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:12 pm

"United Passions" is wowing them at the US box office I see -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Passions
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by lo36789 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:51 pm

Quite impressive reportedly cost $25m to make and it has lost $26.8m! (Yes I used the lower cost estimate for comic effect)

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Post by joejaques » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:41 am

lo36789 wrote:Quite impressive reportedly cost $25m to make and it has lost $26.8m! (Yes I used the lower cost estimate for comic effect)
Probably be written off as a tax loss anyway. Do you think they'll dare put a claim in to the IRS? :roll:
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by grytters » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:53 am

2026 bidding process "suspended" non-shock!

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:17 am

The investigation hots up now - Blatter's computers taken. :o
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:35 pm

Surely even he's not that thick to leave any incremenating evidence against himself?

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by ArmchairDiehard » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:26 pm

Does anyone really think he'll change his mind about stepping down?

Maybe he's cleared his traces and is confident that nothing else can come back on him?
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stayhigh13 wrote:I would hazard a guess as someone with a long throw who is also tall.
What about Steve Backley?

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:31 am

ArmchairDieHard wrote:Does anyone really think he'll change his mind about stepping down?

Maybe he's cleared his traces and is confident that nothing else can come back on him?
I can't see that happening, as far as FIFA are concerned he's as dead as a Dodo!!

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by ArmchairDiehard » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:00 pm

Quakerz wrote:
stayhigh13 wrote:I would hazard a guess as someone with a long throw who is also tall.
What about Steve Backley?

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by ArmchairDiehard » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:22 am

Blatter looked furious just after he threw the money over him :lol:
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stayhigh13 wrote:I would hazard a guess as someone with a long throw who is also tall.
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Post by joejaques » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:12 am

ArmchairDieHard wrote:Blatter looked furious just after he threw the money over him :lol:
Well, he would. Not enough money to interest him. :roll:
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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:57 pm

A criminal investigation has now opened against Blatter.

This surely must the end of extra time for old Sepp!
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:41 pm

He'll be suspended from his job very soon, the vultures are circling.

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Post by Darlogramps » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:27 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:A criminal investigation has now opened against Blatter.

This surely must the end of extra time for old Sepp!
In a normal organisation, he'd be suspended and would have stepped down.

But in FIFA, where outside of Europe he's incredibly popular, he'll probably cling on.

I just hope this latest crisis drags in his stooge Platini and ruins his chances of taking over.
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by joejaques » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:42 pm

Darlogramps wrote:
theoriginalfatcat wrote:A criminal investigation has now opened against Blatter.

This surely must the end of extra time for old Sepp!
In a normal organisation, he'd be suspended and would have stepped down.

But in FIFA, where outside of Europe he's incredibly popular, he'll probably cling on.

I just hope this latest crisis drags in his stooge Platini and ruins his chances of taking over.
A payment made to Platini was mentioned on the BBC news. :roll:
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by Darlogramps » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:16 am

joejaques wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
theoriginalfatcat wrote:A criminal investigation has now opened against Blatter.

This surely must the end of extra time for old Sepp!
In a normal organisation, he'd be suspended and would have stepped down.

But in FIFA, where outside of Europe he's incredibly popular, he'll probably cling on.

I just hope this latest crisis drags in his stooge Platini and ruins his chances of taking over.
A payment made to Platini was mentioned on the BBC news. :roll:
Yeah that's what I was referring to. I just hope it sticks and kills his election chances before they've started.

Platini would be a menace to the game as president.
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by lo36789 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:18 am

I was watching football focus and Lawrenson et al were effectively saying that it's not Platini's fault that someone paid him late for work. He shouldn't be dragged into it.

The whole thing is a bit weird. What on earth was the 'piece of work' Michel Platini personally did as Blatter's technical advisor in 2002 that was worth £1.35m.

I can't work out whether it is the late payment that is the thing which is dodgy, or if it is the fact that the value of the payment is at adds with what was done (and thus it wasn't a favourable contract for FIFA). There are contrasting reports.

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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by Darlogramps » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:33 pm

lo36789 wrote:I was watching football focus and Lawrenson et al were effectively saying that it's not Platini's fault that someone paid him late for work. He shouldn't be dragged into it.

The whole thing is a bit weird. What on earth was the 'piece of work' Michel Platini personally did as Blatter's technical advisor in 2002 that was worth £1.35m.

I can't work out whether it is the late payment that is the thing which is dodgy, or if it is the fact that the value of the payment is at adds with what was done (and thus it wasn't a favourable contract for FIFA). There are contrasting reports.
Platini's side of the story appears to be the payment was for the work done between 1999 and 2002. In which case, why would an internationally renowned football personality wait nine years for a payment so large?

Maybe it's me being a cynic, but the payment was in 2011, so just a few months after the World Cup votes and just before the 2011 presidential election. Coincidence?

And once again, this shows up the FA and Greg Dyke as being hopeless once again. The FA have pledged their support to a man now under investigation by FIFA. Another smart move.
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Re: Blatter. Thick, incompetent, corrupt ?

Post by lo36789 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:01 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Maybe it's me being a cynic, but the payment was in 2011, so just a few months after the World Cup votes and just before the 2011 presidential election. Coincidence?
This might seem really stupid but does Platini get to vote? He is head of a confederation for some reason I thought the World Cup/Presidential election was a vote of nations instead.

The European vote seems an oddly visible, expensive and worthless vote to try and sway for me. It seems strangely risky when you could probably guarantee the outcome a lot more easily and cheaply from elsewhere.

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Darlogramps wrote:
lo36789 wrote:I was watching football focus and Lawrenson et al were effectively saying that it's not Platini's fault that someone paid him late for work. He shouldn't be dragged into it.

The whole thing is a bit weird. What on earth was the 'piece of work' Michel Platini personally did as Blatter's technical advisor in 2002 that was worth £1.35m.

I can't work out whether it is the late payment that is the thing which is dodgy, or if it is the fact that the value of the payment is at adds with what was done (and thus it wasn't a favourable contract for FIFA). There are contrasting reports.
Platini's side of the story appears to be the payment was for the work done between 1999 and 2002. In which case, why would an internationally renowned football personality wait nine years for a payment so large?

Maybe it's me being a cynic, but the payment was in 2011, so just a few months after the World Cup votes and just before the 2011 presidential election. Coincidence?

And once again, this shows up the FA and Greg Dyke as being hopeless once again. The FA have pledged their support to a man now under investigation by FIFA. Another smart move.
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Post by DarloOnTheUp » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:06 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Maybe it's me being a cynic, but the payment was in 2011, so just a few months after the World Cup votes and just before the 2011 presidential election. Coincidence?
No, it's not you being a cynic, and it won't have been a coincidence. Platini not only withdrew from the presidential race after that but urged Europe to vote for Blatter, and he also happened to vote for Qatar for the World Cup.

Of course they'll deny all of it, because they would've planned for this eventuality years ago, and with the amount of money they have accumulated over the years, they can afford the best lawyers to speak and think for them.

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Post by grytters » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:17 pm

Just fancy that!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34384930
Sepp Blatter has said he will not stand down as Fifa president despite criminal proceedings being opened against him by Swiss investigators.
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Post by Darlogramps » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:19 pm

The farce continues.

Jack Warner has been banned from all football activities, a mere four years after being allowed to resign "with the presumption of innocence."

The ban should have been handed out 15 years ago.

And now talk of criminal proceedings being opened against Platini as well.

A total circus.
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Post by grytters » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:31 pm

From the genius that is David Squires:


(Sadly. This was drawn before this morning's news about Jack Warner. Otherwise that would probably have made the cut too)

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Post by DarloOnTheUp » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:10 pm

FIFA sponsors call for Blatter to step down immediately:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34430729

Perhaps he could pay them a little bit of money to keep quiet, but claim it was for a Happy Meal he bought in 1987 but forgot to pay for.

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Post by al_quaker » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:31 pm

Meanwhile, despite 3 of the main sponsors calling for him to go, and also facing a criminal investigation, Blatter is still refusing to go :crazy:

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