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FIFA want all transfer fees revealed

11:00 pm
In the wake of the Gareth Bale transfer agreement leak the general manager of the FIFA Transfer Matching System, Mark Goddard, has said he would like clubs to publicly reveal the transfer fees they pay.
“It would be really good if we could have a verifiable transparent, credible source as opposed to just back pages, and soccer leaks websites. In the end the market finds out this information but they do it in a very unofficial, unstructured way and that really allows a lot of the opacity and the wheeling and dealing to be done. And that’s a real shame."

Fans have long wanted to know what their clubs pays for players and what they sell them for. It's not likely to happen soon though.



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Blatter's Number 2 sacked

4:30 pm

The secretary general of FIFA, Jerome Valcke, has been sacked by world governing body after ethics charges were brought against him over World Cup ticket sales.

The disgraced Frenchman who tried to pretend he had done nothing wrong had been suspended since September 17th 2015. There was a scandal about the authorising of payments that any football fan could really only see in one light. It is amazing that these people think they can breach any decency standards and hide behind technicalities. 

A meeting of FIFA's emergency committee has now decided to dismiss the 55-year-old deputy of Sepp blatter from the organisation and issued a statement to that effect.

"The FIFA emergency committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary general with immediate effect. Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the secretary general of FIFA.
"The employment relationship between FIFA and Jerome Valcke has also been terminated. 
"The duties of the secretary general will continue to be assumed by the acting secretary general, Dr Markus Kattner."


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Blatter and Platini handed 8-year bans from football. Good

3:30 pm
The FIFA ethics committee, an inappropriate name given the organisations record, has handed out eight-year bans from all football-related activities to disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini.

I have to admit I didn't agree with Platini being given his role in the first place and thought it a bad day for football. He was a ball player and he wanted ball players protected so embarked on eradicating tackles from the game. We now have a sport where players fall over at the merest touch and players are booked because opponents cheat by feigning injury. Most of the booking today aren't proper bookings at all. There is a world of difference between a late tackle and a deliberately late tackle, a blocking of the ball and deliberately following through, from taking evasive action and ensuring you make contact while looking as if you are trying to avoid someone. Referees are blind to the difference though.

Ther is so much diving and shirt pulling now that it is a surprise players don't hold hands when there is a corner! Still that's progress, you can foul all you like at a corner, but touch someone outside the box and you'll get booked, where is the consistency?

The pair are still the subject of ongoing criminal investigations into the corruption at the top of the game. Bribes seemed to be commonplace. The awarding of the World Cup to Qatar is for one reason only and it has nothing to do with football. Russia has been well documented as having made payments to secure votes.

FIFA is Blatter's life as he has no family so it is no surprise he claims to have done nothing wrong, the man is deluded and shouldn't be allowed near football again, nor should most of FIFA, many of whom have shown themselves to be dubious characters. How you can have corrupt people voting on other corrupt people is behond my comprehension. Platini chose not to defend himself and laugable UEFA talk about his right to a due process, a process he has just refused to take part in!

I have no time for the pair of them.

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More FIFA corruption

8:30 am
Yet more corruption in world football as 16 more money grabbers have been indicted but the US department of justice.

They produced a 92-count indictment in federal court in Brooklyn against 16 new defendants, all from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).

The current and former senior football executives charged are:
  • Alfredo Hawit - Concacaf president
  • Ariel Alvarado - ex-Panamanian football official
  • Rafael Callejas - former president of Honduras football
  • Brayan Jimenez - Guatemala FA chief
  • Rafael Salguero - Guatemalan Fifa executive committee member
  • Hector Trujillo - general secretary of Guatemala FA
  • Reynaldo Vasquez - former El Salvador FA president
  • Juan Angel Napout - Conmebol president
  • Manuel Burga - former Peru FA president
  • Carlos Chavez - Bolivia football president
  • Luis Chiriboga - Ecuador football president
  • Marco Polo del Nero - Brazil football president
  • Eduardo Deluca - Conmebol general secretary
  • Jose Luis Meiszner - former Conmebol secretary general
  • Romer Osuna - Bolivia football audit and compliance committee chief
  • Ricardo Teixeira - former Brazil FA chief
US attorney general Loretta Lynch was understandably disgusted by events.

"The betrayal of trust set forth here is outrageous. The scale of corruption alleged herein is unconscionable. And the message from this announcement should be clear to every culpable individual who remains in the shadows, hoping to evade our investigation: you will not wait us out. You will not escape our focus.”

The eight defendants who were arrested in May have all pleaded guilty including Alejandro Burzaco (£13.86m), Jose Marguiles (£6.07m) and Jeffrey Webb (£4.42m) who has admitted racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.

Alfredo Hawit became president of Concacaf when Webb was accused in May, seems a change leadership does little to change things.

The new arrests nearly doubled the number of people so far named bu investigating authorities. Swiss police entered the hotel Baur au Lac through a side door at 6 a.m. local time while a hotel manager told visitors in the lobby they had to leave the property because of “an extreme situation.”

The two men arrested in this raid, Mr. Hawit and Mr. Napout are accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes related to the sale of marketing rights for World Cup qualifying matches and soccer tournaments in Latin America. In May we heard of two decades of corruption with rigged World Cup bids and organisation of marketing and broadcasting contracts in exchange for bribes, none of it a surprise.

FIFA has promised reform and were meeting to discuss them for a second time, the arrests took place ahead of this meeting and shows that those discussing on and voting on reform can't be trusted, that some of them are corrupt themselves. Adidas, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and two other World Cup sponsors have this week signed a letter urging FIFA to ensure independent oversight of the reforms.

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Blatter 10 years or lifetime ban

6:00 pm

The FIFA ethics investigators demand a lifetime ban for Sepp Blatter if it was bribery, 10 years ban if "only" conflict of interest. 

From LausanneSwitzerland comes news that the judgement arm of FIFA's ethics committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, began a case against their suspended president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday. A verdict over the corruption allegations is due in December.
The panel of judges is known as the adjudicatory chamber and they received the final report from the ethics committee's investigative branch on Saturday. That report called for sanctions to be levied against both men. Can the public have faith in a corrupt organisation conducting an investigation into itself and judging itself? They do call themselves independent, but if they are part of the organisation then that is nonsense. Where were this committee when we have had years and years of corruption. Any in-house court isn't independent and has a conflict of interest.
It seems to me that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are not fit to hold any sort of office, a view I have had since he tried to basically stop tackling in the game so now feigning of injury and falling over are rife. Seb Coe, now running athletics despite failing to see any doping, doesn't seem much better sadly. Like all politicians, they are only interested in themselves or their party, not what is actually best for their sport or this country. Both Blatter and Platini have been implicated in possible criminal conduct in a separate case launched by Swiss prosecutors.
The adjudicatory chamber has released a statement to confirm it had opened proceedings, but didn't disclose the information it had been given.
"We have opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini based on the final reports submitted by the investigatory chamber. 
"The chamber intends to come to a decision in both cases during the month of December."
FIFA's ethics committee provisionally suspended both men for 90 days in October.
Multi-year suspensions?
Multiple sources close to the case say that Blatter and Platini could face suspensions from football of between five and seven years if found guilty. There are suggestions that the recommendation if for demand a lifetime ban f it was bribery, 10 years ban if "only" conflict of interest. The provisional 90-day suspensions both have expire on 5th January.
Platini was questioned by Swiss prosecutors over a suspect $2-million (1.9-million euro) payment he received from FIFA in 2011, reportedly for work done a decade earlier, but thought to be a bribe by Blatter not to stand for the FIFA presidency. For Blatter, a guilty verdict would speed up his departure date from FIFA. That day can't come soon enough.
Unbelievably Platini remains a candidate in the FIFA presidential vote, but has been barred from campaigning during his suspension. 
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La Liga files lawsuit against FIFA

8:00 pm
In a move supported by the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A, La Liga have filed a lawsuit again FIFA and the proposed dates for the 2022 World Cup.

The Spanish Football League (LFO) have filed a lawsuit to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against FIFA to try and change the dates of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was controversially awarded to that bastion of football, Qatar.

Three independent experts have estimated that clubs will lose money with games moved to the winter and this evidence has been submitted. Javier Tebas, the LFP President, says he has taken the action in defence of the clubs.

"In defence of the interests of the clubs, which are contributing to the international teams. In moving the World Cup to the winter we will lose €65 million."

The World Cup will be held between November 20 and December 18 to avoid high temperatures. The European Club Association (ECA) and the Association of European Football Leagues (EPFL) had put forward a proposal to hold the World Cup between May 5 and June 4. That falls just after Ramadan and would coincide with the Eid Al-Fitr festival so was rejected.

The moving of the World Cup to the winter totally disrupts all the European leagues and continental competitions. While the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A agree with the action their names are not on the documentation submitted. Tebas explained;

"There is still much fear of FIFA. Using legal channels where there is a difference of opinion is what civilised people do. Nobody should be afraid to resort to a lawsuit claiming their legitimate rights, but there are still those who are afraid.”

The president of the French Football League (LPF) Frédéric Thiriez also supports the legal move.

“The LPF is ready to support all the legal procedures that can be performed by the leagues against FIFA. We must defend the interests of all clubs and not just those who see players go to play for national teams.”

Europe provides around 80% of the players for a World Cup and FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke demonstrated a typical FIFA stance in response.

“There will be no more compensation for the change. Why are we talking about compensation? Has it happened before? Why should we apologise to the club? We had an agreement with them, they receive part of the profits. It was 40 million dollars (€32.5 million) in 2010 and 70 million dollars (€61.6 million) in 2014.”

FIFA seems completely out of touch and with characters like Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke still within the organisation at a high level, FIFA will simply to continue to do whatever it wants no doubt. Sepp Blatter of course recently told the press he hadn't in fact resigned, now there's a man you can trust.

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Pochettino's Espanyol embroiled in match fixing scandal

8:30 am
Football News - Corruption

There is a trial in Spain over match fixing in La Liga, The judge believes that there are indications that the Osasuna spent £645,240 (US$1.02m - AUS$1.31m - €900,000) to fix at least three games in the 2013/14 season.

It is alleged that Maurico Pochettino's former side Espanyol received £179,212 (US$284,488 - AUS$363,978 - €250,000) for playing out a draw, that Real Betis, newly promoted back to La Liga this season and having just signed former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, received £465,938 (US$739,837 - AUS$946,484 - €650,000) for two games.

One payment to Real Betis of £286,739 (US$485,244 - AUS$582,452 - €400,000) is alleged to have been for them to beat Valladolid and another £179,212 (US$284,488 - AUS$363,978 - €250,000) to lose to the club alleged to have given them the money, Osasuna.

The magistrate has ordered a partial lifting of reporting restrictions and is continuing to investigate other games where results may have been manipulated by Osasuna. Investigations continue as the Spanish judge tries to find the £1.72 million (US$2.73m - AUS$3.51m - €2.4m) in cash withdrawn from the club's accounts.

In further corruption news, the owner of Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus, Evangelos Marinakis, has been banned from all football related activities amid accusations of a criminal organisation controlling the domestic game.

he has been ordered to report to Police every 15 days and is on strict bail terms. The shipping magnate gave evidence in a seven-hour hearing to Athens prosecutor George Andreadis and paid a
£143,387 (US$227,430 - AUS$291,223 - €200,000) bail fee after giving testimony.

Andreadis is accused of being involved in and directing a criminal organisation, aiding and abetting blackmailing, aiding and abetting extortion, and aiding and abetting bribery and fraud. He can retain ownership of Olympiakos but must resign as president

Back to Spain and there is another case against Neymar and former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Judge José de la Mata has agreed to hear the case launched by investment fund DIS against the pair. DIS is seeking damages for fraud and deceit over the deal that took the Brazilian striker to the Camp Nou.

The lawsuit also names the two clubs involved (Barcelona and Santos), Bartomeu's predecessor Sandro Rosell, Neymar's father, and former Santos directors Luis Álvaro de Oliveira and Odílio Rodrigues.

Barcelona of course are currently under a transfer embargo which doesn't end until January and Real Madrid have also been under investigation over the signing of youth players.

I reported on the corruption and intimidation in Italy recently where the home of the Lazio president, Claudio Lotito, was searched and the offices of the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) searched. The alleged offences concern alleged threats over federation funding granted to soccer clubs.

In a separate investigation police in Italy have made 17 arrests as part of a betting-related match-fixing investigation. A third tier side, Terano, are believed to have paid a bribe on the final day of the season to ensure their promotion to Serie B and investigations are on-going.

Corruption news wouldn't be corruption news if we didn't mention FIFA.

Swiss banks have uncovered 53 cases of suspected money laundering plus the fixing if the draws for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Sepp Blatter appears to looking into ways of hanging onto power, he has suggested he won't leave until a suitable replacement id found having apparently been asked by African and Asian representatives not to go. 

Switzerland's attorney general, Michael Lauber recently revealed that prosecutors may interrogate the FIFA president and secretary general Jérôme Valcke, another trying to cling hold of power.

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Platini wants to stop the 'Stupid Rule'

9:30 am
Micael Platini was a skillful French international who clearly disliked being tackled. Upon retiring he has risen up to head UEFA and has sought to banish tackling to the sidelines. His vision has produced a world of divers and cheats who scream in pain and hold the wrong part of the anatomy when they have hardly been touched, if touched at all.
Michel Platini 'Stupid Rule'
Michel Platini wants to end the  'Stupid Rule'
It was a masterstoke of forward thinking. Referees give free kicks for the merest touch, yet you can have a fight at a corner and go unnoticed.

Alas the nutty Frenchman has not stopped there, now he wants to banish the 'stupid rule.' He wants the 'triple punishment' to end

The 'triple punishment' for those of you not aware, is the awarding of a penalty, the sending off of a player and his subsequent ban.

Before the qualifying draw for the European Championships 2016 he told reporters:

"For 15 years we have been trying to change this rule. All the technical committees of UEFA and FIFA are against this but when it has gone to the International Board (IFAB) it doesn't change."

This has come about because of two incidents in the Champions League when Man City and Arsenal players committed fouls and had to be sent off.

Michel Platini stop triple punishment
Michel Platini - Stop triple punishments
"Arsene Wenger said the referee killed the game but the referee had no choice - he has to respect this stupid rule" said Platini. "I am against it, and I want it to be changed

What the UEFA President is effectively saying is that a team should not be punished only have the chance of being punished for commiting fouls, which quite frankly is ludicrous. Awarding a penalty is not a punishment if the player misses, it is only the opportunity to be punished you are giving and that can not be right.

So what if it ruins a game, a player does not have to commit a foul, changing the rule simply gives him carte blanche to do so.

In December last year, Platini said: "I would change the system of cautions. I would do it like in rugby, where the perpetrator would be punished by being off the pitch for 10 or 15 minutes of the game. That means the team they are facing would benefit in the same match."

So all a team has to do is pack the defence for 10 minutes, and remember in every minute the ball is out of play for on average 20 seconds (in rugby they stop the clock Mr Platini), then they have got away with stopping a goal scott free, it's a rule that would allow cheats to prosper.

Time wasting would increase and you would lose more like 30 seconds a minute than 20, you would actually only 'punish' a side for 5 or 7 minutes and that is no punishment at all. Every manager in the world would take that 'punishment' at the drop of a hat.

Perhaps this is his back door way of allowing defenders to make tackles in the sterile footballing world he has created.

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The answer is for players not to commit fouls and if they are to punish them, oh yes we have that system in place already! Give the referee and his assistants video technology to help them get these decisions right (as they do in rugby Mr Platini and you refuse to allow), then the likes of Danny Rose would not get sent off and the culprit of cheating would get booked.

Michel Platini wants rule changes
Michel Platini proposes changes
FIFA president Sepp Blatter in a rare moment of lucid thought said he though the punishment was fit and proper, not words you'd normally associate with him. It is rare that I agree with anything that comes out of a corrupt FIFA organisation, but I have to agree with him here.

UEFA's executive committee has proposed including the issue on the agenda for next week's meeting of the International Football Association Board. This comprises 4 members from FIFA and 4 members of the International Football Association, 9 of which would have to vote for the amendment to be approved.

I'm hoping for another French defeat.

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Blatter - Brazil 2014 we may have made a mistake

8:30 am
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said Brazil might have been the wrong choice as 2014 World Cup hosts if the tournament is affected by more social protests similar to those seen in June at the Confederations Cup.

Then furious Brazilians demonstrated in the streets in quite massive numbers, hundreds of thousands of them took part in fact. The protests deflected attention away from the football and brought  the problems they were raising to the attention of the world's media. They were demonstrating a unity of public opinion demanding better public services and also to express their anger and sheer frustration over the amount of money being spent to stage the World Cup in 2014.

"If this happens again, we have to question whether we made the wrong decision awarding the hosting rights," Blatter told the German press agency DPA yesterday.

After the Confederations Cup was concluded FIFA spoke with the Brazilian government and Blatter said he will discuss the issue once again with the Brazil President Dilma Rousseff in September.

"We didn't do a political debriefing, but we did emphasize the fact of this social unrest being there for the entire duration of the Confederations Cup. The government is now aware that next year the World Cup shouldn't be disturbed" he said.

"To me, these protests were like alarm bells for the government, the senate, the parliament. They should work on it so that this is not going to happen again. Though protests, if peaceful, are part of democracy and therefore have to be accepted ... we are convinced the government, and especially the President, will find the words and the actions to prevent a repeat. They have a year to do so."

Mr Blatter wants to brush things under the carpet  it seems, the images it draws up of oppression and not ones I want to dwell upon. His incredible attitude, democratic protests are acceptable but they mustn't happen, is hardly surprising given the way he managed to get himself re-elected to the FIFA presidency.

He was speaking at the start of a two-day conference on sports, media and economy in Austria which was arranged by one of football's greats, Franz Beckenbauer.

The Confederations Cup, which was won by Brazil when they thrashed Spain in the final, was a focal point for an angry public who were voicing their displeasure with the billions spent on tournaments (they are also hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics) while they are forced to endure underfunded schools and hospitals.

The protests were originally organized by university students but they spread across the country to Confederations Cup host cities, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Fortaleza and Belo Horizonte.

"It's not we who have to learn lessons from the protests in Brazil - politics in Brazil have to do that," continued Blatter, adding that "FIFA cannot be held responsible" for social problems in the country.

"The decision for Brazil was the best decision we could make. It was the correct decision, we stick to this decision."

''First we have to complete the reforms, which are three-quarters done. I'll then have to deliver the World Cup ... the way the world looks now, I'll say yes or no (to standing again) at the next congress in Sao Paulo in 2014.

"FIFA should be taken over by someone who can take over a FIFA which is not just financially healthy, which it is now, but which also has credibility."

You have to admire the man's humour and total blindness to the truth. What credibility was he speaking of I wonder because as far as I am aware it is viewed as a corrupt organisation, who think takings bungs to decide votes in acceptable behaviour in a democratic society.

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FIFA and the Dark Ages

7:53 am
I happened to be listening to the Stephen Nolan show on BBC's Fivelive last night when the discussion of goal line technology came up.

Nolan welcomed the Irish F.A. Chairman (or Vice Chairman; it was late) onto the show. A few months back, both Wales and Ireland were against goal line technology, whilst England and Scotland were pro.

When asked why the Irish F.A. were against it, the interviewee said that "the technology would cost too much". To enable the chip in the ball to work, all clubs would need to add "electro-magnetic fields in and around their pitch and that would cost in excess of £500,000".

Stephen Nolan and Andy Hinchcliffe (remember his bender freekicks for Everton?) went off on one when they heard this.

Hinchcliffe: "It doesn't cost £500,000 to take a quick look at a monitor, does it!?"

Irish F.A.: "Well, that's what was on offer at the time and that's why we declined it".

Nolan: "Didn't any of you have the common sense to state that a quick look over at a monitor would be sufficient enough?"

Irish F.A.: "No."

Are all F.A's in the UK & Ireland run by numpty's? It sure looks that way.

Let's rewind back to the 2006 World Cup final between Zidane and Italy.

When the Maestro famously butted Materazzi in the chest, the ref clearly hadn't seen the incident, but sent off Zidane anyway. We all know that the 4th official (what are his responsibilities by the way?) had mentioned something to the ref via his headset, even though FIFA stated that wasn't the case.

Did any of you watch the Hawk-Eye used to assess if Lampard's goal went over the line?

Now I don't want to beat the drum about what ifs. If the goal had stood, England still may have lost the match. Let's not forget that the England side had an entire half to equalise, but failed to do so.

When is FIFA going to take football out of the dark ages?

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9:21 am
I woke up cheerful today, as is normally the case on most Saturday's, especially on Saturday's when we're playing at home. My smile quickly turned into a miserable frown and my joy evolved, faster than than any Richard Dawkin's book, into disgust as I read that Chelsea are now allowed to trade within January's transfer window after the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) postponed the FIFA imposed ban until it (CAS) has heard the club's appeal.

That's interesting, as FIFA themselves found Chelsea guilty of seducing French winger Gael Kakuta to break his contract while at Lens and simply walk out the French side that gave him his start as a pro.

Some reports are even saying that CAS won't study the case until March or April at the earliest, although it may extend into July and/or August, meaning that the Cheatsea FC may be able to buy in the summer window to!

Is there no justice in the game any longer? I do wonder what's gone on behind the scenes at CAS. Has anyone checked the judicial committees bank balances lately? Are any of the CAS bigwigs rolling around in new cars?

Makes me sick.

Anyway, let's forget about that and concentrate on today's highly important game against Sunderland. Expect goals and a lot of them!
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Chelsea get the book thrown at them

2:36 pm
It looks as though Chelsea have been banned from signing any new players up until 2011! FIFA have thrown the book at them as regards the Gael Kakuta affair.

Thing is, when FIFA try to impose the rulebook like they have on this occasion, I can see Chelsea appealing and winning. There's no justice in the game today. I may be jumping the gun, but I can see FIFA rescinding their proposed 2 season ban on signing players to a slap on the wrist, or at worst, a suspended sentence.

Either way, this has caused some great banter in the office. Any thoughts on this lads?
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