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680 matches fixed around the world, one of them was a Champions League game played in England within the last three or four years.

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

5 Nov 2008 – Arsenal 0-0 Fenerbahce

probs this

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

lol morto

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 Debrecen
Fiorentina 2-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-2 Lyon
Lyon 1-1 Liverpool
Debrecen 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 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

five months pass...

also lol throwing the match, they lost 6-1

Just Elevate... And Decide In The Air -- Above the Rim (dan m), Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:56 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

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

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