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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Little doubt that Blatter represent the ugly face of Switzerland. The Swiss should lock him behind bars to demonstrate to the world their solidarity with anti corruption campaign
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Old 29.05.2015, 19:13
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

It's gone to a second round. Septic only got 133 votes, not the 140 that would have secured his tenuous tenure.
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Old 29.05.2015, 19:23
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It's gone to a second round. Septic only got 133 votes, not the 140 that would have secured his tenuous tenure.
As I understand it, the second round is a simple majority so he would only need 105. On that basis he will be back in
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Sepp Blatter re-elected for fifth term

http://www.theguardian.com/football/...ent-fifth-term



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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

It's not over by any means, just the beggining of the end.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Swisssssss...... that is like the sound of a sharp teflon knife cutting through without anything clinging to it.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

"Blatter polled 133 votes to Prince Ali’s 73,"

Okay, so which two didn't vote then. Brasil's representative scarpered before the meeting leaving 208 to vote. Only 206 did.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

It would appear that Prince Ali conceded the vote to Septic - so no second round. A smart move in my opinion. Leave Sepp in the centre to face all of this shit, and then come back when things are cleaned up, or act as the saviour that will clean things up.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Blatter pulls out the Conspiracy card:
Blatter: Timing of U.S. charges and European calls for resignation 'no coincidence'

Without a clear case of what Blatter has done wrong, as I certainly can't extract any on this thread, he's got a strong point. I suppose life is tough for rich old white men in today's political atmosphere. Everyone just assumes they are guilty, and are fair game.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Blatter looked very lonely at the top during today's press conference:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32943163
I like the last question where he is asked if he paid Jack Warner a ten million dollar bribe.

Yesterday at his Congress acceptance speech he promised to sort everything out and to take responsibility on his shoulders.
Then yesterday evening on Swiss TV he says it was all a conspiracy.
While it is time to turn over a new leaf (Blatt) I am glad he is at the helm as the vice tightens.
If the investigations do go up to Sepp will Swiss jurisdiction really arrest and extradite a senior Swiss citizen? Will they have the guts?
Better he does time in a US jail than a Swiss one.
Somehow I can't envisage it really. He is too like Berlusconi!
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Blatter looked very lonely at the top during today's press conference:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32943163
I like the last question where he is asked if he paid Jack Warner a ten million dollar bribe.

Yesterday at his Congress acceptance speech he promised to sort everything out and to take responsibility on his shoulders.
Then yesterday evening on Swiss TV he says it was all a conspiracy.
While it is time to turn over a new leaf (Blatt) I am glad he is at the helm as the vice tightens.
If the investigations do go up to Sepp will Swiss jurisdiction really arrest and extradite a senior Swiss citizen? Will they have the guts?
Better he does time in a US jail than a Swiss one.
Somehow I can't envisage it really. He is too like Berlusconi!
Quite an aggressive speech by Sepp; Pop corn Time watching what will happen over the next year or two remembering the old saying "he who laughs last ....."
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Blatter pulls out the Conspiracy card:
Blatter: Timing of U.S. charges and European calls for resignation 'no coincidence'

Without a clear case of what Blatter has done wrong, as I certainly can't extract any on this thread, he's got a strong point. I suppose life is tough for rich old white men in today's political atmosphere. Everyone just assumes they are guilty, and are fair game.
Does there need to be a clear case? All the former Vice Presidents that worked under him have been arrested for corruption plus several members of the Exec. committee. So either Blatter knew or was involved in corruption or is an utterly incompetent moron not to have realised anything was happening. Either way, he's not fit to be the head of the organisation.
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Does there need to be a clear case? All the former Vice Presidents that worked under him have been arrested for corruption plus several members of the Exec. committee. So either Blatter knew or was involved in corruption or is an utterly incompetent moron not to have realised anything was happening. Either way, he's not fit to be the head of the organisation.
FIfA representatives, those much closer to the organization and the process, apparently do not agree. They voted him in again, indicating clear reason for doing so.

I've seen what it takes to get things done in certain parts of the world. The corruption is not as well hidden and institutionalized as it is in the US and Switzerland. Its just how things are done in such places. As FIFA expanded, I can imagine how such street savvy was key to accomplishing certain things.

I think Blatter grew FIFA to what it is today. Without Blatter, FIFA would not be what it is. Th sport may have been owned by someone like Rupert Murdoch by now. Allegations and inuendos are only that, until a solid case is put forth.

Blatter may well outlive this all. I think his accomplishments will be lauded as heroic in hindsight. He has accomplished quite a lot. I know of individuals whose lives would not be what it is today without FIFA.
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FIfA representatives, those much closer to the organization and the process, apparently do not agree. They voted him in again, indicating clear reason for doing so.

I've seen what it takes to get things done in certain parts of the world. The corruption is not as well hidden and institutionalized as it is in the US and Switzerland. Its just how things are done in such places. As FIFA expanded, I can imagine how such street savvy was key to accomplishing certain things.

I think Blatter grew FIFA to what it is today. Without Blatter, FIFA would not be what it is. Th sport may have been owned by someone like Rupert Murdoch by now. Allegations and inuendos are only that, until a solid case is put forth.

Blatter may well outlive this all. I think his accomplishments will be lauded as heroic in hindsight. He has accomplished quite a lot. I know of individuals whose lives would not be what it is today without FIFA.
The only reason Blatter got voted in is because he's supported by those footballing power houses in Africa and Asia. And why do you think they support him? Because he's ensured a steady distribution of money from FIFA to their footballing federations. Yet no one asks how the money is spent once it arrives there.

Zambia for example received millions for technical centers and administrative buildings. What do they have there today? A training center that isn't deemed fit enough for the national team to use. Does FIFA ask where the money really went, or for it to be returned? Nope, because all Blatter cares about is a tick in his box every 4 years.

You're deluded if you think hindsight will be kind to Blatter. Nearly as deluded as he is in thinking it's his destiny to win a Noble Peace Prize.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Wha? Delusion, brought to you by mainstream mass media, is what I am trying to spare you from.
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And why do you think they support him?
Come on, ask more difficult questions, next door's four years old kiddie just shouted the answer through the wall.
OK, they don't get the concept of rhetorical question at four years of age. I admit that.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Suzy Levine, the US ambassador in Bern, has praised the Zurich police for the excellent help in arresting the sinning seven.

That won't go down at all well at FIFA. Blatter is seeing a conspiracy between the USA & UK to get even with FIFA, as they lost out on the bid to Russia.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

There are question marks everywhere!
Platini voted for Qatar in 2010 and his son got a job there in 2013 according to some Swiss newspapers!
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Blatter is seeing a conspiracy between the USA & UK to get even with FIFA, as they lost out on the bid to Russia.
So are most Italians.

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So are most Italians.

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Well they are the experts on corruption so they should know.
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