Saturday, 13 February 2016

The Onset Of A Systemic Matchfixing Template In The German Bundesliga

                                                                Koch of Poing

The Deutscher Fussball-Bund (DFB) Utilising Illegal Match Centre For Private Referee Communications

On November 9th 2015 Wolfgang Niersbach resigned as president of DFB over the scandal relating to FIFA and the DFB (with their respective cronies) stealing the hosting of the 2006 World Cup from South Africa.

Since November, the DFB has been without a leader with a presidential board led by Rainer Koch of Poing (above) running the affairs of the organisation.

In this vacuum, certain members of the interim entity have succumbed to the advances of the Shock Doctrine Disaster Capitalism British body involving 'Mr Small' and the international criminal organisation mocked up as 'Football Leaks'.

The same corrupted template that has underpinned the removal of any semblance of integrity from the Barclays Premier League and La Liga BBVA has now been foisted upon German football.

Following the mid-season break in Germany, a number of referees have been miked up illicitly to a DFB Match Centre and refereeing decisions have been made in communication with unknown individuals away from the field of play.

Systemic corruption is not yet evident compared to Spain and England where over 20 match officials are involved in the new structures. But we expect that, by the start of next season, the new and illegal structure will have become robust under a new DFB president.

The fans, as ever, are having the piss surgically removed from them - falling attendances in Spain and England will be replicated in Germany and the ticket price protests by supporters in Germany and England will continue to grow.

According to Who Scored https://www.whoscored.com/ Theo Walcott is the 211th rated player in the Premier League this season.
He earns £140,000 per week.
The average total net worth of UK citizens is £147,000.
Arsenal's ticket prices are the highest in the country.

The fan protest over ticket prices is going to seem insignificant once the protests over systemic matchfixing begin.

NB The evening kick off between FC Koln and Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga today is underpinned by extensive and voluminous insider trading.
Men of murk might wish to monitor this match.

Post-Matches: NB2 From our 'explorations', # Bundesliga matches today have been matchfixing events - each corruption has been landed. There goes German football...

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Webb Of Lies


Leicester City in the Premier League prior to Howard Webb selecting match officials:

4 wins 7 draws 18 losses

Penalty differentials: 2 in favour 3 against
Red Card differentials: 2 in favour 2 against

Leicester City in the Premier League since Howard Webb selects match officials:

22 wins 9 draws 3 losses

Penalty differentials: 9 in favour 1 against
Red Card differentials: 4 in favour 0 against

This breakpoint did not occur in the summer when Claudio Ranieri became manager but from the very first round of matches when Webb selected the officials - Mark Clattenburg (who had given Leicester two penalties plus a red card against Man Utd earlier in the season) being chosen for the West Ham match which started the run of 7 wins 1 draw and 1 loss in final 9 games of last season.

21 referees have officiated in the Premier League in the last two seasons.
The following officials have not refereed any Leicester City games since Webb took over - Attwell, Friend, Hooper, R. Madley, A. Madley, Scott, Stroud, Dowd and Foy (although Foy has now retired).
All Leicester City games have been shared around the other 12 officials.
Why?

Taylor and Dean have been given four games each - resulting in 8 victories for Leicester City - and Jonathan Moss has overseen 5 wins in his five appearances as referee or 4th official.

Spurs, Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Southampton, West Ham, Everton and Liverpool have reasons for a protest against this systemic uproar impacting upon their EPL title, Champions League or Europa League chances.

Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Gestifute and Jorge Mendes also have a claim after the same grouping of referees targeted the club until Mourinho was sacked.
At the same time as Chelsea experienced 8 defeats and 3 draws in 14 games with the Dirty Dozen referees, they inexplicably won 4 out of 6 Champions League games to finish top of their group.

And take Jamie Vardy.
Prior to Webb selecting match officials Vardy had scored 2 goals in 25 Premier League games...
... and since Webb took on responsibilities, our speedy friend has scored 21 goals in 34 games.
In good time, we will release our analyses of the refereeing of the defences marking Vardy in this latter window.

A number of BBC Match of the Day and BT Sport insiders have considerable trading positions (at up 5,000-1 outright) on the Foxes winning the title and/or finishing in the Champions League places.
These are good markets to be in when BT Sport's resident referee is, of course...
... Howard Webb.

But BT Sport's Michael Owen (horserace owner, professional gambler and former bookies' runner for the England team) helps to put our minds at ease by informing us that matchfixing "is not a huge issue... When someone says matchfixing to me, I automatically think of 22 players fixing the result... but [it] is not necessarily people colluding at the highest levels to rig games."

Or listen to BT Sport and Leicester City ambassador Gary Lineker: "It could quite possibly be the greatest sporting upset of all time if Leicester won the Premier League from where they were a year ago. It's a quite staggering story."

It certainly is.

But not a Hollywood feelgood movie.
Not a fairy tale.
But something altogether more murky.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

SNITCHING Veintiseis


THE STORY OF SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION IN PREMIER LEAGUE JUST GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER

What does the reprobate above know about systemic matchfixing in the Premier League?

Why was Ian Livingston (then CEO of BT) elevated to the House of Lords at launch of BT Sport when just 48 years old?

What hidden strategies were undertaken by Baron Livingston of Parkhead when Minister of State for Trade and Investment?

Why did the reprobate above make a donation of £3 million to train Chinese football coaches?



What does David "the Right Thing" Cameron know about all this?

Why was Sun Jihai installed in the National Football Museum Hall of Fame?

What role have board members of the major Scottish football club played in the systemic corruption of Premier League matches?



Why was Baron Livingston made Minister of State for Trade and Investment when he still possessed £20 million of shares in BT?

What steps did David "the Right Thing" Cameron take to avoid conflicts of interest when the Baron oversaw the sector in which he owned such a quantity of shares?

The share price of BT rose 26% in the 17 months while the Baron was Minister of State having risen by only 11% in the previous six-and-a-half years. How?

Why has Baron Livingston of Parkhead's Wikipedia page been intriguingly adjusted this morning (following publication of this post)?

Why does Baron Livingston hate the poor?

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Off The Radar

                         Descending Into The Depths Of The Dark Pools Of Football Trading

Of the 10 Premier League matches this midweek, 8 are matchfixing events.
Eight!!!!!

Now you might think that Sportradar (who gather 'intelligence' on suspect betting markets), the FA Sport Betting Integrity Forum, Federbet, Early Warning Systems GmbH (who claim to spot evidence of matchfixing), Europol/Interpol and members of the UK mainstream media (some of whom have first hand knowledge of these rigged events) would be disclosing this mass corruption to the fans.

Dream on.

And to understand why...
... read on.
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Firstly, let's take a glance at the bodies allegedly addressing matchfixing and money laundering in world sport.

1. Federbet - set up by bookmakers for bookmakers. Their biggest scoop this season was the detection that Sporting Clube de Portugal versus Skenderbeu in the Europa League (and three other of the Albanian team's games) were fixed. As virtually every Skenderbeu match is corrupted, this hardly adds to the public's knowledge of the vice of matchfixing. This selective disclosure suggests that matchfixing higher up the food chain is only disclosed to Federbet's partners or that Federbet are entirely incompetent - either logic undermines their raison d'être.
ESSA Sports Betting Integrity (sic) are a similarly pointless grouping of European bookmakers working together to enhance market control.

2. The FA's Sport Betting Integrity Forum - the futility of this talking shop is proved by some of the membership. The British Horse Racing Authority (conspicuous money impacts on outcome in UK racing); the England and Wales Cricket Board (matchfixing in English cricket dominated by Dubai/Mumbai mafia); the FA (not fit for purpose as shown in numerous previous posts); the Tennis Integrity Unit (see Djokovic revelations below); 5 bookmakers (most of whom allow insider trading); Association British Bookmakers; Association of Chief Police Officers, Police Scotland and National Crime Agency (none of whom have disclosed any of the huge body of fixed football matches in the Barclay's Premier League, the Skybet Championship or the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League).
FASBIF makes the FCA look robust!

3. Europol/Interpol - Ronald Noble, former Secretary-General of Interpol, is exposed in Andrew Jennings' book 'The Dirty Game' as, at the very least, a facilitator of the burying of bad matchfixing news relating to FIFA. Additionally, Europol direct any enquiries regarding matchfixing back to the local police authorities, like any Albanian citizen is going to go to Tirana police to report Skenderbeu games!

4. Early Warning Systems - established by that body of colossal integrity FIFA to expose matchfixing, yet somehow have failed to spot the three World Cup matchfixing events disclosed by Jennings and the dozens of events (including 5 at World Cup Finals in Brazil 2014) disclosed by Football is Fixed.

5. Sportradar - claim to reach deep into the underground markets but merely skim the surface of the Dark Pools that dominate matchfixing globally. When Sportradar detect a suspect event, do they go to the media? No fucking chance. In effect, they sell their analyses (sic) back to the sports betting industry so that markets might be made more efficient and mugs might be mugged - the suspect markets aren't suspended but traded aggressively with patsies being unaware that their leisure punt is a certain loser. No improvement in integrity. No support for the punter.
One of Sportradar's marketing slogans is "realise opportunities - everywhere" which says it all really.





Let's take tennis as an example.

On the eve of the ITF Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne last month Novak Djokovic disclosed that he had been offered considerable money to throw a tennis game earlier in his career.
The ITF and other tennis boards quickly moved to state that there had been no suppression of evidence of historical matchfixing in tennis http://www.itftennis.com/media/221271/221271.pdf.

But Australia's anti-doping chief Richard Ings has claimed that when he worked at the ATP tennis organisation, the body buried a report disclosing extensive matchfixing in the sport over a decade ago.

Four Corners, an Australian investigative journalist group, disclosed on ABC website yesterday that more than 40 tennis matches were flagged as matchfixing events in just three months last year http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-01/40-professional-tennis-matches-flagged-for-match-fixing/7127240
Furthermore, 350 tennis professionals are on a blacklist of matchfixers.

One of Sportradar's partners is the ITF.

So when Sportradar detect corruption, one of the following scenarios is played out:

a) Sportradar inform governing body who then take no action or,

b) Sportradar inform bookmakers who trade the information and adjust their internal markets but make no public disclosure or,

c) Sportradar inform both governing bodies and bookmakers and all enjoy privileged inside information at the public's expense with no release of the corruption to the press.

Whichever of these constructs is the reality, Sportradar are exposed as charlatans who are a problematical input to integrity in world sport.

As they scream on their website - ITF and Sportradar: A Unique Partnership.

Additionally, virtually all tennis coaches in the UK have contracts with British territory bookmakers that enables private information regarding player form, injury, psychological state, fitness to be shared for mutual gain.

Yet players themselves and family members/friends have to sign non-disclosure contracts to prevent them from utilising private information in the betting markets!

Top-down insider trading is allowed...
... bottom up trading is banned.



Which is where we come in - we copwatch.

We are trusted as purveyors of integrity which means that we are given highly privileged market information at least two levels deeper than the stratum reached by Sportradar in the Dark Pool trading platforms that dominate global betting markets.

There is also extensive chapeau blanc detection and intercept abilities in our network.

Hence the eight Premier League matches that are matchfixing events this midweek.

We know of only one other British entity that has similar access to these markets.

Yet this deeper access cannot be used as an excuse for the inaction of the bodies detailed above - although they might not witness the specific £### million trades, the market structure means that this information floats to the surface of the public markets where, with bespoke analysis, it is detectable.
Furthermore, many bookmakers operate in both the Dark Pools and in the public markets and are fully aware of the matchfixing.

Think of this when at your Premier League ground of choice tonight and tomorrow evening.

NB: We released our information relating to Dark Pool betting patterns and our other modes of extracting insider trading information 5 hours prior to the Tuesday Premier League kick-off's to engender a response in the market from the matchfixing operations. And a response is exactly what we got! If we had delayed our post to kick off (the original intention), we would not have garnered this extra information.
And the matchfixing that we exposed?
All eight matches were indeed matchfixing events.
These criminalised people are not very bright.

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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Chats Shit

                                        
                         Guardian 'journalist' Jonathan Wilson, who looks in need of a good meal

The Guardian newspaper occasionally surpasses itself, like when they dumped whistleblower Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room while their brave journalists scooted to the airport with their scoop. If it hadn't been for Wikileaks journalist Sarah Harrison, Snowden would now be incarcerated in a US penitentiary for life.

On a far less important matter, the completely dysfunctional nonsense spouted by Jonathan Wilson on their website this weekend regarding the Premier League in 2015/16 may merely be seen as fake journalism supportive of criminal elements in the English game  http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2016/jan/28/premier-league-leicester-manchester-united-city-chelsea-arsenal.

In brief, Wilson attempts to make the point that the flattening of the hierarchy in the EPL this season is due to the 'evolutionary biology' first proposed by Stephen Gould two decades ago whereby no team nor player stands out in modern sport.

This must be news to Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Bolt, Djokovic, Federer, Kohli, Sangakkara, Tendulkar, Smith and a whole host of other individuals who stand head and shoulders above virtually all of their contemporaries.
It must also be news to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain who are scoring record points totals in leagues where 'evolutionary biology' somehow doesn't apply.

The primary fake points made in this gross example of manipulated mainstream media 'journalism' are addressed below:

1. Leicester City have been more favoured by pgMOB match officials this season than any team in any league for the last two decades. The Foxes should be placed in mid-table rather than sitting on top of the pile.

2. Chelsea are in a lowly position for an inversion of this fact. No major team has been targeted by pgMOB officials more than Chelsea under Jose Mourinho. It is of some interest that since Mourinho left, the refereeing of Chelsea games has returned to norm (witness the 8 minutes injury time and offside goal versus Everton!).

3, As Arsene Wenger and the UK Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Nicole Sapstead have pointed out, utilisation of Performance Enhancing Substances in UEFA competitions and EPL is rife. Such usage is ignored by UEFA and also the FA and is another reason for the 'shocking' EPL season that we are experiencing.

4. The other input to 'evolutionary biology' that we are apparently experiencing is the matchfixing of most BT Sport live events by a pool of rogue officials and insiders.

Remove these four inputs and the Premier League table would be normal with no need for a nuanced fake 'journalist' to grab hold of some pseudo-scientist to justify the systemic corruption in the world's favourite league (sic)..

The Guardian (Vardyian) football section is 'overseen' by agent John Colquhoun.
This explains why Wilson chats shit.

Some links:

FA Cup corruption http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/stickybeaking-standover-man.html

EPL systemic corruption http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/bizarre-patterns-indicative-of-systemic.html

'Football Leaks' criminalities http://synomic.blogspot.co.uk/

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The Fall And Fall Of Fulham FC

                         Shahid Khan counts the number of sporting franchises he is ruining

There is only one football data analytics enterprise in Britain worthy of note - StatDNA at Arsenal.
All of the rest are bobbins...
... Fulham are particularly bobbins.

Back in 2011, Pakistan's richest man purchased the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In an act of nepotistic folly he brought in his son to head up the analytics of the US football outfit and he in turn brought in Craig Kline, an acquaintance from university, to add to this operation.

They have failed magnificently - the Jaguars averaged a 51% win rate prior to Khan's takeover and have slumped to a 22% win rate since the richest Pakistani on the planet set up shop.

Shahid Khan then took over Fulham prior to the start of the 2013/14 Premier League season.
The club had finished 12th in the previous campaign but were relegated to the Championship where they slipped to 17th position last season.

This season has been even worse with the club sitting 19th with only 1 victory in their last 15 matches and a lack of fitness seeing the team tire horribly in games.

Craig Kline is a buffoon.
He has a 'secret formula' based on Opta statistics that allegedly helps the club with transfers and team selection.
Evidently this is not working at Fulham and whatever analytics Mr Kline employed at Jacksonville similarly underachieved.

If an 'analyst' is unable to model reality with a sport based on discrete analysable events eg American football, he is not going to be able to transfer these 'talents' to a real-time dynamic sport like football.

The sabermetrics and pre-match/ in-play analytics in football are non-linear, complex and multi-dimensional and require a holistic model in which Opta stats play only a very minor role.

Fulham lurch from crisis to crisis with the current set up being nearly as problematical as the attempted managerial takeover by the MOBgate/Cashopoli matchfixing operation that has seen attempts to bring in ###### ####, ##### ###### and ##### ##### as managers purely to the benefit of the TPO, bungs and match-rigging offshore gains of  the #### ########### bandits.

Fulham should attempt to employ StatDNA as soon as possible but Stan Kroenke doesn't get on with Mr Khan so that might be an impossible deal.

Our Match Fixing Analytics consultancy http://www.matchfixinganalytics.org/ are currently contracted to an overachieving Bundesliga team until the end of this season but clubs wishing to outperform the analysts at Arsenal (and other British clubs) should contact us as we are expanding from the start of next season.

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Hitting The Mattresses



The Moment You Know You Know You Know...
... exposing 'Football Leaks' for the charlatans that they are.

A shady operation, 'Football Leaks' have been releasing stolen contracts and documents since September 2015. Their play on 'Wikileaks', a proper sousveillance organisation established for the good of us all, is a misnomer, 'Football Leaks' cannot hack, they cannot protect themselves digitally and their aim is private profit.

'Football Leaks' are simply a criminal organisation.
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What's Going On?



FIFA and UEFA have disintegrated.

There are no institutions protecting the integrity of the beautiful game, not that there were when Blatter and Platini were playing their 'pass the brown envelope' charades.
Like all good mafia men, the Dynamic Duo further deconstructed the validity of the sport before exiting stage right by shelving Financial Fair Play regulations and ending the licensing of football agents.

Cowboy capitalism has taken over.

But FIFA did undertake to produce one final piece of valid regulation prior to the FBI and the Swiss authorities moving onto the scene.
In April 2015, the football world's governing body introduced a document on football governance entitled "Third-Party Ownership of Players' Economic Rights" which banned such ownership worldwide from May Day 2015 http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/footballgovernance/02/59/55/80/third-partyownershipofplayerseconomicrights-backgroundinformation_neutral.pdf).

Prior to this, multiple ownership wasn't illegal on the Iberian peninsula and was consequently commonplace.
It was illegal though in the Premier League following the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano affair but it continued anyway under the watchful gaze of Richard Scudamore.

However, being Blatter, the regulation was undermined by his other actions leading Jean-Pierre Louvel, the head of the French association of professional clubs, to state: "It was already difficult to know the exact identity of a player's agent. Now it's going to be worse."

Who Are 'Football Leaks'?



'Football Leaks' (FL) began life as a shoddy little operation that purportedly tried to shakedown Doyen Sports over Third Party Ownership (TPO) of players primarily in Portugal.
FL deny these extortion attempts but the Portuguese police claim to have evidence which would appear to be robust.

Nelio Lucas of Doyen received the first email demanding payment on October 3rd 2015 as detailed in Spanish newspaper AS (http://futbol.as.com/futbol/2016/01/23/internacional/1453561644_635176.html).

In translation, the email stated: "500,000 euros or a million euros would be a good gift for this material. I am a man of my word and have no interest in harming you or your collaborators."

AS describes FL as an "international criminal organisation" which is exactly what they were to become.

FL's Superman had accessed contracts and documents relating to TPO and Doyen at Sporting Clube de Portugal (and elsewhere).
It was these contracts and documents that were the basis of the shenanigans.
These contracts were not hacked.
They were stolen.
FL's hacking skills have always been whack.

The 'Football Leaks' family are merely crooks and hoaxers.

In the aftermath of this series of attempted tax claims, Superman met a fantasist agent with a keen grudge over affairs at Sporting Clube and an interest in targeting a Mr Big. This agent, we'll call him Mr Small, came with an offer to take over the media side of FL's operations and clean up the scam with a good dose of reputation management.
Documents also surfaced relating to Doyen and Twente Enschede which, by fluke, had also been stolen after a business arrangement went awry.
It is worthy of note that Mr Small can't hack either.

But Mr Small represented other bosses who were much more interested in Mr Big than in Doyen.

Mr Small and Superman have made big claims that FL is for the fans. 
It isn't. 
It is for a mob.

What's The Story?



Mr Small together with his fellow bosses in the Anglo Saxon world, ###### and representatives of certain football clubs and certain refereeing overseers had hatched a plan to fix football matches in the Premier League and La Liga starting from the beginning of this season.
And fix matches they did with fully ##% of referees in the two leagues being brought into the crime family.
##%!!

However, there was a spanner in the works in the shape of a Special One who refused to stay quiet about corruption in the English game. Mr Small and his mafia crime hierarchy matchfixed the Special One out of the Premier League which was not taken kindly by Mr Big resulting ############# ############## fragmenting further into warring factions.

Battles raged in San Sebastian, Swansea, Madrid and the battlefield remains bloody in Valencia.

Mr Big is being directly targeted by FL's disclosures yet the people that form an alliance with Superman undertake the same illegal and criminal practices themselves.

Since we started disclosing our evidences, the British side of this battle have fallen to pieces by putting out contradictory and self-harming media releases while matchfixing has become blindingly obvious to any knowledgeable spectator.

In the last week, the following games have been systemic matchfixing events in England - Norwich v Liverpool, ######## v ########, ####### v #######, ####### v #######, Swansea v Watford, ####### v ####### and ########### v #########. Not all corruptions were landed with injury time at Carrow Road wiping the smiles from the faces of certain high-flyers at a well known television channel.
A similar number of events have been matchfixed in La Liga with Saturday's ############## versus ############# standing out as the most obvious scam.

Who Is Losing Out?



The fans, other agents, sponsors, advertisers, bettors on the wrong side of scams, Sky and BT Sport subscribers and readers of the mainstream media in England, some of which grease the systemic corruption - all are having the piss taken out of them by a bunch of multi-millionaires who are addicted to the profits of criminality.

The leagues have become a complete farce with 'shock' results becoming so regular that non-shock results are shocking!

And attendances are plummeting in La Liga and the EPL.

Meanwhile the abusers have the chutzpah to claim ownership of integrity - "Thank you for all your support in our fight for transparency in the world of football!" recently shouted the fantasists and the hoaxers.
Forget about it and let's consider how to strike back.

What Can Be Done?



As there are no functioning football institutions with any degree of integrity, we are limited in the scope of actions against these sporting mafiosi.
Additionally, investigative journalist Andrew Jennings has shown ####################### ###################
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But there are still an array of strong responses.

1) Sousveillance of data, actions and inactions - my favourite current operation is the Coletive Papo Reto in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro who video police extra-judicial killings and bring the rogue officers to court. We can all film and record.

2) Although 'Football Leaks' can't hack, other individuals can and white hat hacking utilising the shocking lack of internet security to digitally trespass and slurp data to facilitate the free flow of information is certainly a strategy for those of a lulzy state of mind. Nothing could be easier.

3) Police should be making arrests over the stolen information in Portugal, the Netherlands and the UK and, who knows, they may well do so.

4) Agents evade tax rampantly and focus on Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) to launder their already illicit gains. There are those who hack into these OFCs and release the data and, furthermore, there are those who network these releases bottom-up to recreate the Tor-like networks used to obfuscate the corruptions. Sometimes the tax authorities of state do their regulatory business too...

5) Once cartels fragment, the mask of omerta slips and self-motivated psychopathy becomes the art of war of choice. The rewards for spilling the beans on opponents magnifies in such windows.

How Are Things Going To Develop?



Agents are destroying the sport on which they leech. Via their excessive percentages resulting in spiralling transfer fees at the expense of the game, multiple ownership of players between agents, coercion of players, the matchfixing of games, control of mainstream media and a tendency to reside in the moral gutter, this largely non-regulated body of shysters has succeeded in destroying the world's favourite sport.

As with FIFA and UEFA, Blatter and Platini, and the ExCo crooks from around the world, time is not on their side.

Chilean journalist Juan Cristóbal Guarello: "The FBI has arrested them [FIFA executives] for doing what they always did without reproach: behaving as a bigwig in the world of professional football. All the allegations that they face (fraud and money laundering) are everyday elements of their activity. That is to say they are an essential part of football for rent."

Addenda

* All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

* A more fulsome version of this post with all evidences has been shared among our cellular network of interested parties.

* Our research is ongoing and will be published in good time http://synomic.blogspot.co.uk/.

* Sources will not be disclosed under any circumstances. Files, documents, data and evidences are split between various physical locations and servers in Romania, Transnistria and Greece. Best of luck if you fancy testing out your hacking skills.

* We refuse to talk with British mainstream media but European media and other interested parties may contact us on the Contact Form at the Match Fixing Analytics website although we reserve the right not to reply at our discretion (http://www.matchfixinganalytics.org/).

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Monday, 18 January 2016

SYnonymous


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Our book on systemic corruption and matchfixing in English and Scottish football will be published on November 11th 2016 - the tenth anniversary of this blog.

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Racism In English Football

                     Britain's First Black Footballer Andrew Watson Played 3 Times for Scotland

One of my colleagues takes it upon himself to analyse the output of the English football press - a sort of mainstream media meta analysis.

Collation of the negative column inches compared with positive regarding players in the top flight of the English game for season 2015/16 is revealing.

Here are the fifteen most dissed players this season:

1. Raheem Sterling
2. Saido Berahino
3. Eliaquim Mangala
4. Christian Benteke
5. Diego Costa
6. Marouane Fellaini
7. Yaya Toure
8. Ashley Young
9. Wilfried Bony
10. Memphis Depay
11. Eden Hazard
12. Victor Wanyama
13. Jeremain Lens
14. Bafetimbi Gomis
15. Diafra Sakho

Spot anything?

Of the last 11,520 refereeing appointments in the Premier League, not one Black face (although lots of white men with shaved heads).

Not one Black manager in the Premier League.

Not one Black senior administrator in the Premier League.

Not one Black media anchor or primary commentator in the Premier League.

But lots of very white journalists.

Andy Watson made his football debut in 1874.
He was the son of a slave owner.
He studied natural philosophy, mathematics and engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Today widespread Third Party Ownership of African players and sporting and cultural apartheid in the Premier League continues England's shameful racism.

#KickItOut.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Men Who Sold The World

The Rise And Fall Of Richard Scudamore And The Referees From Mars


              Mike Dean Got All Three Major Decisions Wrong in Newcastle v Man Utd Tonight

Where have all the good times gone?

Prior to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup, all the madmen at the FA announced plans to trial a video technology review system in the competition from next season.

About time, as God only knows the extent of the criminal world in British football.
But the intended technology is just a blackout, a charade.

Firstly, these changes will have to survive the quicksand of the IFAB annual meeting in March (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-ifab-four.html).

And, as our last post showed, the FA Cup is no longer magic. (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/stickybeaking-standover-man.html).

Under the proposed review system the referees will be able to refer themselves to a big brother in the EPL Match Centre if they require confirmation of penalties, red cards, goals or cases of mistaken identity.
Offsides are to be excluded due to the second tier of matchfixing by match officials being for the assistant referees to be the scary monsters and super creeps of choice (as recently demonstrated very publicly in La Liga).

Critically, managers will not be able to appeal incorrect decisions (as allowed in cricket) and nor will any sound and vision be available for the scrutiny of fans (as allowed in rugby and cricket).

1984 then.

Just as self praise is no recommendation, self regulation is no regulation.
The technology will not affect the corruption.

Imagine an investment banker reporting his insider trading and market rigging to his superiors who had told the said trader to undertake such strategies in the first place - always crashing in the same car.

The Superman Manuel Pellegrini thinks the proposed new rules are insufficient: "Each manager should have one play in 45 minutes to review" when there is a sense of doubt about a referee decision.
In a short time, the correct decision could be made for all to hear and witness and the game would be able to move on without red money dominating the integrity of the sport.

The cracked actors at the EPL, being voyeurs of utter destruction, are dead against any video technology anyway anyhow anywhere.

But the EPL have already been breaking the rules since the beginning of last season.

All of the unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed pgMOB referees are now miked up to the EPL Match Centre where unknown faceless manipulators decide on what's really happening without any public scrutiny.
When so many incorrect match decisions correlate positively with insider trading on games, we are looking at dollar days in the subterranean markets as football climbs up the hill backwards to kingdom come.

Additionally, certain referees in the Moss garden have selective communication routes eg referee/ 4th official/ EPL Match Centre with only the 4th official being linked to assistants. Why?

And why the media blackout of these illegalities?

Some of our contacts have been gazing a gazely stare using bullet shotgun microphones within Premier League grounds to watch that man and hear the word on the wing from pgMOB officials. Although crowd noise has historically been an issue, a combination of sound compression and the disappearance of the chant of the ever circling skeletal football family allows detection of something in the air in the white light white heat of the game.

We addressed the neighbourhood threat of the lack of technology in our post How To Solve Matchfixing Once And For All (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/how-to-solve-match-fixing-once-and-for.html).

"It is more critical for football to have video technology than cricket, tennis or rugby yet the authorities refuse to introduce anything more than goalline technology. Why?

An incorrect wicket in cricket, line call in tennis or try in rugby is rarely match changing yet those sports guard against such occurrences by using technology ...
... in football a goal or a penalty or a sending off very frequently is a match changing event and yet we have virtually nothing.

Up to 40 wickets in a Test Match, 240 points in a tennis match, half a dozen tries in a game of rugby...
... and one goal. 

The argument that it would slow down the game is fatuous.


It would add excitement if marketed correctly. 
UEFA and the Premier League would be able to bombard us with messages from their media partners while we waited to see if it is a penalty or not!"

Video technology was successfully trialled in the Dutch Eredivisie in 2013/14 and both the German Bundesliga and the USA support implementation immediately and yet the FA announcement suggests that there is still doubt before a better future.

So where are we know?
How does the grass grow?

The very earliest introduction into the EPL will be five years from the trial in the Netherlands.
This should be seen as a simple delaying tactic to enable those corrupting our sport for proprietary gain to bury deep their Diplock gold in offshore territories outside the financial system with no control across the universe of tax evasion.

Referees are just nobodies who like dancing with the big boys.
The EPL utilises only 19 refs and virtually all big betting turnover tv matches go to an inner core who should be seeking a new career in a new time.

Queen Bitch Howard Webb might be a starman and certainly has power and fame but what in the world has become of our beautiful game?
Such sorrow makes one want to scream like a baby.

In future with the speed of life, fans will look back in anger at the repetition of corruption as football lurches from ashes to ashes from station to station before heroes address the tumble and twirl and win the day against Aladdin Sane, Richard Scudamore.
Until then you better hang on to yourself if continuing to watch the beauty and the beast.

In the words of the wild-eyed boy from Freecloud Jean Baudrillard, football is undergoing a "perfectly undeserved sacrificial death".

But the game will eventually resurrect like Lazarus as a Black Star shouting "we are the dead".

Javi Poves, the Sporting Gijon defender who retired at the age of 23 due to matchfixing in the game, said: "Football is cash and corruption. It is capitalism. And capitalism is death".


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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Stickybeaking The Standover Man



All We Want Is A Fair Suck Of The Sauce Bottle

Sport with associated corruptions has been entirely transformed in Australia since the arrival of the Pommie Bastard Bookies over the last decade.
It is the new English disease.

It makes one mad as a cut snake.

For fuck's sake, the soccer referees over here are no longer called referees but "Entertainment Facilitators".
Where is the allowance for that in the Rules of the Game?

This post examines the systemic corruption and massive insider trading involving English bookmakers in the FA Cup Third Round this weekend while the follow-up post looks at the possibility of video technology being introduced into the competition from next season.

So what's the John Dory?
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Dobbing The Moolah In The FA Cup

The FA Cup claims to be the oldest cup competition in the world but, like the oldest profession in the world, it is now controlled by pimps and the underworld.

(Incidentally, the FA Cup is preceded by the Melbourne Grammar School-Scotch College Cordner-Eggleston Australian Rules Football Cup which was founded 13 years earlier).

The seven largest pre-match football trades at Betfair this season all occurred on the FA Cup televised games this weekend and all were landed - one trade against Liverpool beating Exeter, one on Man Utd beating Sheffield United and five on Chelsea defeating Scunthorpe.

Taking these games in turn...

Exeter City v Liverpool   Somebody had the foresight to bet over £300K against the Liverpudlians winning.
The boil-over was a winner after Key Sports Management's Adam Bogdan let in the only two Exeter shots on target (one direct from a corner).
The fix was covered up (obviously entirely unintentionally) by co-commentator Danny Murphy who chatted his usual shades of shit and furphy.
Big bet.
No drama.

Man Utd v Sheffield United Andre Marriner was replaced as referee by Jonathan Moss very late on. This was a bizarre decision as Moss had refereed Man Utd v Swansea just last weekend and had overseen 10 Man Utd wins and 1 draw in his other appearances for the Red Devils.
Additionally, we have pointed out highly suspicious betting patterns on historical Manchester United matches officiated by Tubs Moss for example the fake penalty and fake sending off that helped land a £500K bet against Crystal Palace in September 2013 (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/mobgate.html).
As we entered injury time, Man Utd had only mustered one shot on target which, fortunately for the individual who had placed a £300K position on the Mancs at Betfair, became two after Moss awarded an injury time penalty.
Nigel Atkins (Sheffield United manager): "It's a shame that in the 92nd or 93rd minute that an honest endeavour to put a block in has given the referee an opportunity to award a penalty."
Big bet.
Shonky decision.
Fair dinkum.

Chelsea v Scunthorpe With Craig Pawson and Lee Mason teaming up for a BT Sport insider trading event (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/bizarre-patterns-indicative-of-systemic.html), five huge bets representing fully 55% of the pre-match book at Betfair just prior to the off were landed by Chelsea's triumph.
Some insiders took the gamble further by selling Chelsea on the Asian Handicaps not to win by more than two goals!
The key decision was Pawson denying Scunthorpe a clear cut penalty after 53 minutes with the score 1-0.
The match outcome was corrupted and was London to a brick.


                    "Which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard (in the black)?"

In the other two live events, referee Michael Oliver was Wycombe Wanderers' twelfth man giving a very dubious penalty against Villa causing the Brummies manager Remi Garde to comment:  "I am not sure it was really a penalty but that is the game."
'Tis in England, mate.
Volunteers had repaired several hundred seats at  Adams Park during the week leading up to BT Sport's live coverage (no trickledown effect in ScudamoreWorld),

Meanwhile, the slowly deteriorating BBC decided to keep it in the family for the Lineker Derby between Spurs and Leicester which was sweet for all concerned. (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/the-hmrc-tax-avoidance-list-of-shame.html).
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Holy Dooley The Drongo Dills Are Set For The Divvy Van

The systemic corruption being orchestrated and activated in the Premier League this season exported its detritus to the FA Cup.
The Magic of the Cup has become the Tragic of the Murk.

It was bad enough when those close to Sam Allardyce short-sold West Ham United in their 0-5 defeat to Championship Nottingham Forest in season 13/14 (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/fixed-match-crying-child-english.html), but this year integrity went entirely walkabout.

Fat Sam, up himself as usual, donned his Ned Kelly mask when, tongue firmly in bloated cheek, he spat: "I'll be very interested in seeing Swansea's team tomorrow and seeing how many first team players they play."

Mock the ocker, mate...

In the olden days, betting turnover on the early rounds of the FA Cup was minuscule as the South East Asian marketmakers weren't interested in pricing up second tier events to any level of volume.
This has changed with Cashopoli, England's version of Calciopoli - corruption gone troppo.

Why don't Betfair report voluminous insider trading?

Why don't English referees apologise for their voluminous errors?
Australian A-League ref Ben Williams recently made a televised apology for errors in recent Western Sydney v Adelaide United match.

Why was Jonathan Moss given his second home Manchester United game in a week with his historical bias towards the Mancunians?

These characters are cooking their golden goose of corruption as they grab their illicit millions at the expense of the game.

The attendance at Old Trafford was so small that no mainstream media are reporting it and who cares about the Liverpool fans who travelled all the way down to Devon to watch a BBC Boiler Room Scam for the benefit of insiders?
Personally, I wouldn't piss on the likes of Moss, Murphy, Lineker and their orchestrators even if they were on fire but they should remember that football without fans (and mug bettors) is nothing.

Their systemic manipulations are several stubbies short of a six-pack of soccer sincerity...
... strewth!

Bunch of bastards.

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Monday, 4 January 2016

Football's Wikileaks

The corrupt structures undermining the integrity of football always strip down to two criminalised sectors - football agents and market makers/ bookmakers.

In September, Football Leaks (https://footballleaks2015.wordpress.com/) started releasing documents relating to the Third Party Ownership (TPO) of footballers with focus on Portugal, Spain and England. Particularly targeted was the world's most influential agent - Jorge Mendes of Gestifute.

Football Leaks' first major success came with the banning of Twente Enschede for allowing player ownership by a shady Maltese company called Doyen Sports (http://www.doyensports.com/en/home.html). The KNVB banned Twente from European competition for three years and fined the club €42,250 resulting in the Dutch club's chairman Aldo van der Laan resigning over the issue of TPO.
Steve McClaren was manager of Twente when the Doyen Sports 'investment strategy' was undertaken (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/sports/soccer/mysterious-website-aims-to-shed-light-on-soccer-dealings.html?ref=sports&_r=1).

As James Montague and Sam Borden say in the above article: "In other words, the arrangement put Twente in a position in which it had an incentive, other than what was in the best interest of the club, to sell key players so outsiders could profit."

McClaren, of course, is now manager of Mike Ashley's Newcastle United.

Football Leaks: "Based on the documents published by Football Leaks about Doyen Sports there was the perception that the original investor would be Malik Ali, but with a closer look at the following excel file we came to the conclusion that there is a secret document and the real investor is Refik Arif.
The money circuit began with the signing of a document on July 25, 2011, where Refik Arif undertook to lend Malik Ali an amount not exceeding 100 million euros, with a seven years term and interest of 4,5% per annum, as shown in the list.
All these documents show that TPO entities operate exactly as offshore structures, there is no transparency and in most cases no one will ever know the real investors!
https://mega.nz/#!cRpGVYKR!6Zf2-bPXuooueUtswHHTDvBkvA_WW37wC1BA1CpPjjI"
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In mature and corrupt market sectors, psychopathic competitive behaviours are the norm until the sectors as a whole are threatened and then parties coalesce in a fragmented cartel of self interest.

Doyen (with input from other impacted parties) employed a two-bit security operation called Marclay Associates (MA) to hack into Football Leaks to terminate the operation.
MA are a joke. Founded by ex covert military intelligence operator Jake Hockley, the company has no turnover, limited assets and is run from the backroom of an estate agents in Walton on the Hill in Surrey, England.
MA's hacking skills leave a lot to be desired...
... Anonymous they are not.
MA was selected as Hockley used to be employed by Entourage Sports and Entertainment (http://www.entourage-global.com/) who work alongside Real Madrid, Porto and a South East Asian bookmaker. Additionally, ###################################################
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TPO was banned in the Premier League (and in Britain generally) after the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano fiasco of 2006 when West Ham United breached EPL rules on TPO.

Yet Football Leaks have revealed that the practice continues at the highest levels of the English game.

The following current English-based players are third party-owned - Nicolás Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Radamel Falcao (Chelsea), Dusan Tadic and Cédric Soares (Southampton), Eric Dier (Spurs) and, unsurprisingly, Cheikhou Kouyaté of West Ham United. Additionally, Fulham's loaned out Greek international Konstantinos Mitroglou and current Brighton and Hove Albion transfer target Miller Bolanos are third party individuals.

This is illegal under Premier League and Football League rules.

Furthermore, Leicester City, AFC Bournemouth, Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday have contractual arrangements worthy of focus.
And, in Europe, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Valencia, Granada, Monaco, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Porto etc etc are vehicles for TPO - remember Sergio Aguero refusing to change his agent to Gestifute in order to join Real Madrid?

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TPO is a major issue as agents or fragmented cartels of agents can utilise their ownership of players to undertake matchfixing

Let us look at four brief examples of problems relating to agents and betting markets.

1. The Manchester United v Real Madrid Champions League match of season 2012/13 was a match dominated by the inputs of Gestifute clients. The outcome was always in Gestifute's hands.
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2. Last night's La Liga match between Valencia and Real Madrid was virtually non-tradable without inside information. Gestifute represented a quarter of the players on the pitch including Pepe who gave away a penalty. In Spain, it is regarded as a major issue that Mendes has such influence over both these clubs.
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3. A different type of agent-based structure was exhibited in the Fulham versus Wigan Athletic Premier League match in season 2008/09 http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/happy-anniversary-to-roy-hodgson.html.

4. Returning to the present and Brighton and Hove Albion's attempts to purchase Miller Bolanos in the January transfer window. Brighton are owned by Tony Bloom, an ex-bookmaker, a professional gambler, a professional poker player, ########################################
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When Gus Poyet was manager of the club, he complained to us that Bloom required Brighton team information and other external information on global Uruguayan players at particular specific timings related to activities in the South East Asian betting markets...
... betting, insider trading and TPO seems to add up to a fit and proper person nowadays!

Football fans struggle with the concept of player loyalties being to their agent rather than their current club - kissing the badge is a marketing exercise as players are really kissing the hands of their offshore wealth management representatives.

Ronaldo recently bought Jorge Mendes a Greek island so we understand where his loyalties lie!

But it is a step further into the mire of the black market when players are owned by shady or entirely hidden investment operations. 
Matchfixing is guaranteed in such structures.

There are links here to the SFA/Rangers corruptions in Scotland (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/an-arranged-marriage-between-rangers.html), the Jonathan Moss/John Colquhoun MOBgate saga in England (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/mobgate.html) and the current Cashopoli systemic matchfixing in the Premier League which, in part, was established to target Jorge Mendes client Jose Mourinho (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/bizarre-patterns-indicative-of-systemic.html).

What goes around comes around in the corrupted marketplaces of global football.

FOOTBALL IS FIXED!

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Meanwhile...

 
The 4th Level Multiverse, Dark Flow, String Theory and anomalies in the Cosmic Microwave Background, pre-Big Bang Quantum Entanglement and the Quantum Multiverse, the Infinite Patchwork and pre-Big Bang Inflationary realities all prove that we live in Multiverses.

Our Multiverses are probably just one example of a repeated matrix of infinite number in an Omniverse of fractal self-similarity. 

Moreover, it may be that our particular Universe is simply the three-dimensional surface of a 4-sphere.

Consequently.
Who gives a flying fuck about football?

We do.

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Bizarre Patterns Indicative Of Systemic Corruption In The Premier League

Gary Lineker (speaking today): "It makes me feel nauseous at the levels of corruption in a sport that has been a huge part of my life and is a huge part of many people’s lives right around the world. And part of me hopes that with everything being so clearly rotten, that we can come out and somehow start again and correct it."

But Lineker was talking about FIFA rather than Leicester City and Chelsea and the Premier League and BT Sport and the BBC! 
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In 2006/07, we were the first to expose the full extent of the Calciopoli matchfixing scandal in Serie A.

While the mainstream media and Italian authorities focused on Juventus, we disclosed that four other teams and around half of the Serie A FIGC match referees were also involved in the corruption.

We also exclusively revealed the holistic structures behind the fraud.

The template partially exposed below is identical...
... and it exists in the Premier League in 2015/16.

We have decided to call this systemic corruption CASHOPOLI...
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Monday, 23 November 2015

If

If referees in the Premier League earn a couple of grand per week while officiating on matches with global betting volumes of £5 billion,
If referees for all Premier League games are selected by just one individual;
If referees work with agents to promote the agents' clients on the field of play,
If referees are at the root of most matchfixing crises:

If bookmakers accept insider trading merely treating it as competitive advantage in the marketplace,
If bookmakers trade such knowledge at dark pool poker tables of corruption;
If bookmakers own football clubs and, on occasions, coerce players to perform appropriately,
If bookmakers create spot markets to corrupt the minutiae of in-play actions:

If agents are non-regulated and are the primary lubrication of criminalities in the sport,
If agents work together in a fragmented cartel to pool ownership of players to solicit matchfixing;
If agents are engaging in third party ownership and the trafficking of children from developing countries,
If agents pay backhanders to managers to pick certain players for mutual benefit:

If institutional bodies decide on winners and losers according to private agendas of power and marketing,
If institutional bodies incorporate systemic corruptions at top levels of the game;
If institutional bodies established to monitor insider trading and matchfixing are infrastructurally compromised,
If there are no global, EU or governmental actions to confront these corruptions:

If clubs, owners, managers, referees, agents, administrators and players bet on the outcomes of games,
If clubs exert power over lesser clubs in the same leagues with agreed outcomes being the norm;
If clubs focus more on unearthing lucrative marketing deals than on winning trophies,
If clubs built on debt can only survive by matchfixing their games:

If coercion, threats, menaces, violence and murders are the primary modes of controlling non-acquiescent individuals,
If transnational organised crime and global mafiosi are actively involved at all levels of corruption;
If suitcases of cash and offshore illicit money flows are the norm in financial transactions,
If there are administrators who facilitate these corruptions based on laissez faire capitalism:

If the Fit-and-Proper-Person Test results in clubs being owned by entirely unfit and entirely improper individuals,
If owners take over clubs to asset strip and to monetise the debris via inversion capitalism;
If money laundering, fraud, utilisation of offshore financial centres and beneficial ownership is the norm,
If clubs are held offshore for tax and/or regulatory avoidance to the benefit of the owners:

If spurious and fake arguments are repeatedly made against the use of video technology in the sport,
If there are no laws against insider trading and no Commitment of Traders' reports;
If there is widespread use of performance enhancing substances and their related masking agents,
If the market capitalisation of major clubs is dwarfed by global betting turnover on any of their matches:

If fans and the public are kept in the dark about all these machinations due to a blackout by the mainstream media,
If there is nowhere for whistleblowers to go with information about corruptions;
If the reward for being a criminalised player is a lifelong role as a media analyst or commentator,
If huge fortunes are being made while meritocracy is always trumped by the performativity of corrupt practices:

Then FOOTBALL IS FIXED as is everything within it,
But - no despair - for we, the fans, are legion, my son.

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