Blatters gone

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and so he should have.
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The vote should have been postponed in the first place.
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Who?

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Let's have a party !

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Glad he is stepping down just hope the truth comes out in all the investigations and FIFA and football can move on. I see it two ways at the moment 1) He knew and or took part in corruption 2) He didn't know and was despite being in the job so long essentially useless and not in control. Either way he has to go.
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This week football, next F1?
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Possibly- the obsessive blanket media coverage is unbelievable. Anyone would think it actually matters.

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If you think rampant corruption, any where, doesn't matter, we obviously have a long way to go.

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Exactly. I couldn't give a tinker's toss about football but a vast international corruption conspiracy involving, possibly, hundreds of millions of dollars... ...yes, that warrants a very serious investigation!

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Exactly ! Let's leave it to the Yanks - Guantanamo beckons.
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Exactly. I couldn't give a tinker's toss about football but a vast international corruption conspiracy involving, possibly, hundreds of millions of dollars... ...yes, that warrants a very serious investigation!
Yes it does. But it hardly merits wall to wall media coverage. Professional soccer has stunk for years but it is a leisure pursuit affecting only the minority who wish to indulge. It is hardly on a par with corruption in public institutions and corporations which impinge on the lives of every citizen, whether they like it or not. So let the lawyers get on with it, prosecute and punish where appropriate with regular reports in the relevant sports reports. Arguably the biggest soccer fixture is the world cup final which was watched by about 800 million people at best estimates out of a global population of TV set ownership of about 6 billion. It is hardly of relevance to the majority, anywhere, and particularly here, I would have thought.

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Yes, I basically agree with your comments about football but it is interesting that you mention the media since major sporting events and major commercial media (including news media) organisations are now intrinsically linked. I just don't want to live in a world where 'corruption' is the accepted and acceptable way of doing international business; and I worry that the very news media that inform most of our lives could be, in any way, linked to a widespread corruption scandal that (maybe) controls or influences who, watches what and what is broadcast from wherever!

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It is hardly of relevance to the majority, anywhere, and particularly here, I would have thought.
My apologies, I didn't realise that membership of this site was conditional on us having no interest in a world-wide sport, which is a British invention, and which we gave to the world.
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I have made no reference to this site or its membership!

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Yes, I basically agree with your comments about football but it is interesting that you mention the media since major sporting events and major commercial media (including news media) organisations are now intrinsically linked. I just don't want to live in a world where 'corruption' is the accepted and acceptable way of doing international business; and I worry that the very news media that inform most of our lives could be, in any way, linked to a widespread corruption scandal that (maybe) controls or influences who, watches what and what is broadcast from wherever!
This.

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I get really upset that no one thinks that I'm worth bribing.
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Hi All, About bloody time, as for the media coverage it was the fact that the election carried on as if nothing was happening as regards the corruption allegations that have been levelled at many of the top rank in FIFA including Mr Blat, he fell on his sword before he was sacked IMO what makes me laugh that in one report he went back to his usual office and apparently all the 400 staff gave him a standing reception when he may face possible corruption charges....:mad: Geoff.

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Is there any major sport where there hasn't been corruption, or at least the allegations ? Where there's money there's muck.

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Not to my knowledge. Oh just as an aside Blatter hasn't gone yet, he's hanging on until his replacement is elected. Why's that, to see how much more he can screw out of the organisation before he finally departs?