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Post by Sandie on Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:03 pm

Blatter questioned by Swiss prosecutors

Fifa President Sepp Blatter is currently being questioned by representatives of the Swiss attorney general.

In a statement, the attorney general's office said it had opened "criminal proceedings" against Mr Blatter.

It said he was being investigated "on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as - alternatively - on suspicion of misappropriation".

Earlier, Fifa cancelled a press conference at its Zurich headquarters.

The Swiss attorney general's office said the investigation surrounds a TV rights deal Mr Blatter signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005.

Mr Blatter is also suspected of "a disloyal payment" in 2011 to UEFA president Michel Platini, the statement said.

Fifa said it was co-operating with the Swiss attorney general and had complied with its requests for information.

"We will continue this level of co-operation throughout the investigation," it said.

WTF is a disloyal payment?
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Post by villabromsgrove on Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:16 pm

Evidently it is a payment made that is against the best interests of a company IE. FIFA. That appears to cook Platini's goose as well. David Gill for president?
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Post by GadgetMan on Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:05 pm

villabromsgrove wrote:Evidently it is a payment made that is against the best interests of a company IE. FIFA. That appears to cook Platini's goose as well. David Gill for president?

Bloody corrupt (*alleged) bunch of arses. Clear the lot out and start again. David gill would do just fine VB. Seriously though you have to wonder about UEFA and implications there. How widespread is all this I wonder?!
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Post by Chris Harte on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:06 pm

Where there is money and power there will usually be corruption.

Blatter is going but I have to wonder who will come in and whether in future they will be derided in the way Blatter is currently.

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Post by villabromsgrove on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:40 pm

GadgetMan wrote:
villabromsgrove wrote:Evidently it is a payment made that is against the best interests of a company IE. FIFA. That appears to cook Platini's goose as well. David Gill for president?

Bloody corrupt (*alleged) bunch of arses. Clear the lot out and start again. David gill would do just fine VB. Seriously though you have to wonder about UEFA and implications there. How widespread is all this I wonder?!
I think that FIFA have only got just over one hundred employees. I've always thought that Blatter had to be involved in every decision (dodgy or otherwise) because there were so few decision makers employed.

Call it what you like but Blatter bought the numerical support that kept him power, by regular extremely generous FIFA grants (payments) to third world football association representatives. It was supposed to be used to improve their poor infrastructure, but I wonder what kind of accounting review was returned on those payments? it may not be provably dishonest but it was enough to buy continued support.

It's clear now that the destination of the next two world cups, will have to be legally scrutinised, because a number of bidders spent a huge amount of money on presenting their bids in the belief that it would be an honest bidding process. The charges being prepared by Swiss authorities and the FBI put that process in doubt.

It's one thing suspecting that something dodgy has been going on, it's a totally different ball game now that hard evidence appears to incriminate a number of the top officials at FIFA. The next few days will be interesting.

Also .... On the basis of what we've heard today, what chance has Platini got of winning a Presidential election now?
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Post by Sandie on Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:03 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if it transpired that Platini blew the whistle on it and that sparked this investigation. The world and his dog knows that he wants Blatter's job. What better way than to expose major corruption? Especially if you consider that Blatter was showing no interest in giving his gig up.

Looking at the BBC stories on this they seem a bit unclear on the whole thing and where this leaves Platini which suggests there's something more going on (if he'd taken a bung on something they'd be saying he was finished, surely?).
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Post by villabromsgrove on Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:12 pm

Sandie wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if it transpired that Platini blew the whistle on it and that sparked this investigation. The world and his dog knows that he wants Blatter's job. What better way than to expose major corruption? Especially if you consider that Blatter was showing no interest in giving his gig up.

Looking at the BBC stories on this they seem a bit unclear on the whole thing and where this leaves Platini which suggests there's something more going on (if he'd taken a bung on something they'd be saying he was finished, surely?).
I think the BBC will be following the corporation's legal department's lead on their reporting of the 'Platini payment'. Until it's part of an acknowledged investigation or he's charged with criminality, any specific claims have to be avoided.
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Post by South London Villan on Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:41 pm

There will still be more to be revealed.

Are there any non corrupt people in FIFA.

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Post by Chris Harte on Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:21 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34468663

Blatter suspended for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee.

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Post by villabromsgrove on Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:04 pm

Chris Harte wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34468663

Blatter suspended for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee.
It's only a recommendation he'll say, It's suspended he'll say .... wriggle, wriggle, slip slide .... I've done nothing provably wrong so I'm staying to guide the process! They'll have to drag him out kicking and screaming.
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Post by Sandie on Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:09 pm

I wonder if it would take him being actually jailed to relinquish control? Mind you, he'd probably still try to run things from his prison cell if that happened!
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Post by Chris Harte on Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:15 pm

Sandie wrote:I wonder if it would take him being actually jailed to relinquish control? Mind you, he'd probably still try to run things from his prison cell if that happened!
Well let's face it, Carsen Yeung did.

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Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:29 am

Sandie wrote:I wonder if it would take him being actually jailed to relinquish control? Mind you, he'd probably still try to run things from his prison cell if that happened!
Nothing would change except he might gather a more persuasive set of 'enforcers' around him.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:54 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34474231

Blatter, Platini and Valke suspended from all football related activities for 90 days. (this can be extended by no more than 45 days). So that's bye bye Blatter and possibly Platini. It's about time.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:12 pm

Fifa cannot reform itself because the sheer number of third world countries with overwhelming voting numbers, will not allow there own very cosy and lucrative positions to be down graded.

A new organisation needs to be set up independently of FIFA by the large and meaningful international FA's. This new organisation needs to be run by independent professional managers with no affiliation to individual nationalities.

International federations should then be invited to apply for membership, after being vetted and graded into different tiers governed by history and expertise. World football should have several different grades from perhaps A to F, with promotion and demotion being possible from each sub - division.

Let's get rid of the disproportionate influence of disparate countries such as Botswana and Haiti, from the decision making processes. Let's get rid of meaningless annual fixtures such as Andorra v England, Malta v Germany etc etc and get back to meaningful international football run openly, honestly and ultra professionally.
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