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Old 01.06.2011, 14:47
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

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Adidas not happy ???? They for times have profited from Mr Blatter, who gave them preference whenever having the opportunity to do so.
Adidas concerned ???? Sure, as they have to fear the worst if everything comes out
Adidas to get stopped ???? Yes, a "departure" of Mr Blatter might be real trouble for that company
Maybe I got it wrong. ADIDAS must stand for All Day I Dream About Sepp
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Old 01.06.2011, 15:14
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In an interview with a German press agency yesterday, Grondona called England "pirates" and added: "Yes, I voted for Qatar, because a vote for the US would be like a vote for England. And that is not possible. "But with the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left."
Erm...really? How old is this guy?

I wonder if he also includes the Australians in this, or if his geography doesn't stretch that far?
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Old 01.06.2011, 15:20
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Erm...really? How old is this guy?

I wonder if he also includes the Australians in this, or if his geography doesn't stretch that far?

that was one hell of a bribe he asked for

how much power does he think the FA have??? LOL
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Members of both houses of the Swiss Parliament of several parties want to put power on FIFA to stop corruption and are to introduce new laws if necessary.
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Old 01.06.2011, 17:32
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A lot - if the FA aren't in FIFA, then they cannot play any matches outside of England, i.e. no matches against FIFA member (which includes just about everyone).

As an aside, this whole voting Blatter in again is a complete joke - I mean who's he competing against? Why bother wasting the time if no one is going to put up a real fight for the position. Most dictatorships don't bother wasting time with the lip-service FIFA and Blatter have given vis-a-vis "re-election".
But England could win something if we left and started our own break-away federation......so long as our world cup had no other members outside the British Isles and Faroe Islands!

Whenever a member of the FA is intereviewed on the Today programme on BBC radio 4 the sports reporter always asks them why doesn't the FA get some other support and leave FIFA to start a break-away federation.

Anyway the secret voting for the re-election is now underway. I think I just heard Valcke say that the majority required was 50% +1 vote. I heard on the BBC news that it was 75% like the other constitutional votes today.
Voting is done secretly in a booth and countries go in alphabetical order. They're only up to Belgium now so we have a short while to wait plus the vote counting.
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Old 01.06.2011, 17:42
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Erm...really? How old is this guy?

I wonder if he also includes the Australians in this, or if his geography doesn't stretch that far?
Given that FIFA doesn't like "politics" to be involved in its activities, I was actually very surprised that this guy had the gall to say this...

The more I read the more shocked I am by the whole situation FIFA is in and the more corrupt I think it is.
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Old 01.06.2011, 18:48
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They've just started counting Jospeh (Stalin)'s votes now.
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Old 01.06.2011, 18:50
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Here we go 203 votes cast........drum roll......and the winner is......
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Old 01.06.2011, 20:03
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Here we go 203 votes cast........drum roll......and the winner is......
He got 186 votes. That gives an indication of how many of the 208 would vote in favour of the 'chosen' country when it changes to all countries voting for 2026 World Cup..
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Old 01.06.2011, 20:04
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption



The music as he walked up to be crowned was horrific, sounded like a terrible 70's synthesiser.

Also I am loving the Guardian online vote
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/p...r-sepp-blatter


17 countries didn't vote, the same number as supported the FA this morning.
1 of those is Scotland
I suspect some of the others were the Scandinavian countries, after the Danish FA leader actually came up with a plan for reform instead of just words.
Also Germany seem to be pretty anti-FIFA there even looks to be a bit of a club vs FIFA schism

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Rummenigge called for the immediate introduction of "democratic and transparent structures and procedures" and claimed clubs would demand involvement in FIFA decisions which affected them.
Rummenigge, the Bayern Munich chief executive, said: "The recent happenings have once more proven that FIFA needs a change in its whole structure. As chairman of the European Club Association, I request FIFA to immediately introduce democratic and transparent structures and procedures.
"European clubs will no longer accept that they do not participate in the decision-making when it comes to club related matters.
"We will closely follow FIFA's development in this respect in the future and take appropriate measures, if there is no improvement."
If only the PremierLeague would grow a pair.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Disgusting is all I have to say if he had any dignity he would walk away...but the fat cat lifestyle!!! ...err well not all I have to say but it is not just FIFA but the the Olympic Commitee etc and obviously politics!! But most of all corruption in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:39
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Well, you might say "Le Roi est mort; Vive le Roi" / "Der König ist tot; es lebe der König"

And he of course could have chosen THIS melody
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Old 02.06.2011, 12:15
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Well the morning after football died my favourite comment of the day came from Marina Hyde of the Guardian
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They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky: the Fifa family
Lets have a recap of some of these "upstanding" FIFA members oppinions

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"With the English [2018] bid I said: 'Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote.' They then became sad and left ... We always have attacks from England which are mostly lies. This upsets and disturbs the Fifa family"

Julio Grondona, Fifa senior vice-president, Argentina

"The problem of some comments in the paper came from some people who may have lost in the World Cup elections. They associated us with crimes we have not committed, they insult, they attack our freedom. It's enough"

Angel María Villar Llona, Fifa executive committee member, Spain

"What a beautiful English word: allegations. Somebody stands up, says a few things in the press, then these things take ... a seed in our minds, without most of the time, a single shred of truth"

Costakis Koutsokoumnis, FA president, Cyprus

"I am the captain weathering the storm ... Not only is the pyramid shaking but our ship has drawn some water. We must do something because I do not want ever again that we face this undignified situation"

Sepp Blatter, Fifa president

"I'm ill at ease that this comes from a country like England with its football standing ... We must massively express our support to President Blatter. Please applaud"

Moucharafou Anjorin, FA president, Benin
I also read this this morning as well, which just leaves me speechless, I thought I was still dreaming.

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Henry Kissinger recommended for Fifa anti-corruption squad

Sepp Blatter backs friend and former US secretary of state for 'solution committee' to restore faith in the game's governing body

An hour after winning his unopposed presidential election yesterday, Sepp Blatter alighted on his solution for introducing new transparency and corporate governance to Fifa: Henry Kissinger.

The Vietnam war-era US national security adviser and secretary of state headed the list of "politicians, celebrities and former footballers" who will make up the "solution committee" that will be Fifa's answer to the corruption problems that shredded its reputation in recent months.

Kissinger, 88, is a long-term associate of Blatter, on whose invitation he has enjoyed hospitality at major football events such as the 2006 World Cup in his native Germany.

That's Henry Kissinger the War Criminal and general all round bad guy. I am expecting Robert Mugabe to be the next "man" nominated.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

you could go as far to say it's incestuous, i was also wondering what the S. stands for in Joseph S. Blatter, it don't think it's Sepp, because Sepp is just a nickname for Joseph... any suggestions?
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption



The reference$ to 'Fifa Family' doe$ not make them far removed from the mafia. Don Blatter or the Blattfather as he i$ affectionately known by 186 $ychofantic a$$-wipe$.

It's sad, but there is not much we can do about it, unless... BIG UNLESS the world rises up in unified disgust and stops buying all Adidas, Coke and McDonald's products (anyone else notice the distinct missmatch there of the last two sponsors) and the sponsors names are tainted to the extent they withdrawl support for Mafifa alltogether. I for one will no longer buy Adidas that's for sure.

The whole tawdry process gives Switzerland a bad name as a supporter of corrupt tax free money laundering corporates that are regarded as NGOs trying to save the world. Whilst the politicians here offer the odd sound bite - their actions do speak louder than words. Nothing.

Being a fatcat flying around the world first class, staying in expensive hotels, not actually doing any real work - all on the supporters blood, sweat and tears, is hardly condusive to revolt. If we expected Mafifa to change its $pot$ then we are as $ick as they are. I'd dare say if I was in "the family" I'd have my own vested interests in mind as well. But I'm not and I'm sick of the way they have consistently hid behind their walls of power all the while taking us for chumps.

If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then football is up for some truely shit times ahead.
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In a perfect world he would have been thrown in prison and made a bitch of by Leeroy and his gang. In the real world he ends up president again unopposed.
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FIFA is a joke!
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No no no no no .... it just is an international organisations, and such organisations cannot be better than its members. And I doubt that those members who opposed the re-elected "king" are better than him at all. Only old wine in new bottles.
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Well I guess it hasn't quite finished yet.

Ladies and Gentlemen I give you CONCACAF
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The power struggle at Concacaf took another bizarre turn after its executive committee voted to suspend its own acting president, Lisle Austin, for an alleged "rule violation".

The Barbados official was appointed to lead the North, Central American and Caribbean governing body last week in the absence of Jack Warner, who was suspended by Fifa pending an inquiry into the bribery allegations which overshadowed Fifa's congress in Zurich.

Austin's first action when he assumed the role on Tuesday was an attempt to sack Chuck Blazer – the whistleblower behind the allegations against Warner – from his role as Concacaf's general secretary. Austin told Blazer he had "grossly insulted" Caribbean associations by claiming they had accepted bungs, and had no place continuing his work with the body.

However, Concacaf's executive committee immediately overruled Austin's action as an "unauthorised move" and released a counterstatement which concluded: "Chuck Blazer continues as general secretary and with the full authority of his office."

Austin responded to that statement on Wednesday by declaring it "illegal" and alleging that Blazer had written it himself and sent it out to the media by "trespassing" in the Concacaf press office. Austin said Blazer was exhibiting "blatant disregard for procedure" and "waging a war" against him.

That appears to have been too much for the Concacaf executive committee, which announced that it had banned Austin. The statement said: "Lisle Austin has been provisionally banned from all football activities within Concacaf and at the national level by a majority of the Concacaf executive committee members for apparent infringement of the Concacaf statutes.

Also the Guardian have written a nice summary of events
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...a-sepp-blatter

Too many highlights to post so I will just post this one

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England 2018's bid team send David Beckham to Trinidad to coach 200 young players; Holland 2018 send Ruud Gullit there to train 25 coaches. Trinidad's Jack Warner says the gestures are "very heartening".
• Leaked documents show Fifa demanding all bidding nations guarantee them "full tax exemption" on "all revenues, profits, income, expenses, investments, and any and all kind of payments, in cash or otherwise".
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Q: what is the difference between God and Blatter?

A: God doesn't think he is Blatter (but Blatter thinks he is God)
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