680 matches fixed around the world, one of them was a Champions League game played in England within the last three or four years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21319807
So which match do you reckon it was?
― A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:27 (seven years ago) link
last three or four years? That's Liverpool largely in the clear.
I dunno, which matches did City not lose?
― Ismael Klata, Monday, 4 February 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link
If you were tryig to fix a match to cash in at the bookies (as opposed to getting your team into the next round via a bribe) you'd probably try not to draw too much attention to it. So, for example, that infamous Chelsea v Barcelona match a few years ago ("it's a fucking disgrace!" etc.) probably isn't the kind of thing you'd want. I think it's more likely to be a match where nothing much is riding on it - either a dead rubber where a team has already qualified, or maybe a stronger team beating a weaker team (as expected) with a little helping hand from the ref if needed.
― A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:40 (seven years ago) link
"German police described a global network involving couriers ferrying bribes of up to £86,000 per match around the world, paying off players and referees."
That's not actually enough money to make it likely that any Prem-club players were paid off, more likely the ref/linesmen. I guess they might not necessarily fix the whole match, but do things like 'first yellow card'.
― A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:51 (seven years ago) link
Actually, thinking about it, it *must* have been when Barcelona won the final at Wembley against United. I can't think of any other way that could have happened.
― A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:53 (seven years ago) link
list of matches here
― r|t|c, Monday, 4 February 2013 15:55 (seven years ago) link
5 Nov 2008 – Arsenal 0-0 Fenerbahce
― r|t|c, Monday, 4 February 2013 15:58 (seven years ago) link
They suggest that Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was bribed to ensure that there were over 2.5 goals in the match.
However, Liverpool had a poor night in front of goal and Poleksic only conceded one, where he punched out a shot from Fernando Torres into the path of Dirk Kuyt to claim the winner.
In text messages recovered by police – the people behind the match fixing bemoaned the fact Steven Gerrard missed some presentable chances against Debrecen.
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 01:24 (seven years ago) link
― don't call it a cloud rap i've been high for years (zvookster), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 02:42 (seven years ago) link
Who'd've thought anything could make that CL run look worse?
Liverpool 1-0 DebrecenFiorentina 2-0 LiverpoolLiverpool 1-2 LyonLyon 1-1 LiverpoolDebrecen 0-1 LiverpoolLiverpool 1-2 Fiorentina
― Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:29 (seven years ago) link
― ben foster five (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:44 (seven years ago) link
Lyon played the home game with entire-squad diphtheria
― imago, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:54 (seven years ago) link
that's nothing, Liverpool had to play with entire-squad
― Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:57 (seven years ago) link
dude's nickname is YOLO and he didn't take the dough?
― Just Elevate... And Decide In The Air -- Above the Rim (dan m), Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:56 (seven years ago) link
also lol throwing the match, they lost 6-1
Lokomotiv Yerevan, level on points with second division leaders FC Van, Aragats, Torpedo Yerevan and Masis were disqualified from the championship following suspicious results, including 12-0, 0-12, 1-8, 9-2, 0-7, 0-8 and 8-2.
― Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Friday, 10 July 2020 18:42 (three months ago) link