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posted Oct 22, 2009

Agreed, if it's "within the rules" as Caborn (who, let's not forget, is an MP) claims, then the rules stink.

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comment by Logos (U2216765)

posted Oct 22, 2009

Not only is this within the rules, it appears to be what is required to win over imbeciles like Warner.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

Seems to show a sign of desperation to me.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

'Not only is this within the rules, it appears to be what is required to win over imbeciles like Warner.'

I supose it saves him having to buy her a new bag

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posted Oct 22, 2009

Shocking news. So we're basically bribing our way to win the bid?

Dear oh dear.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

LOOOLLLZZZZ.. Handbags and gladrags. U couldnt make it up. Is this how desperate we have become. I cant believe England have now bowed to pressure from a man who in the past has made his dislike for anything english..

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posted Oct 22, 2009

Footy Fanatic - AFC

Jack Warner could afford to buy enough handbags for the whole of Trinidad - from the profits his family made selling on tickets, he was given as perk of his position, from the 2006 world cup.

Incidentally, he's still got 750K to pay back of his 1M FIFA fine that was imposed when this discovered.

How on earth does this guy still hold an executive position within the sports governing body? But - he is there and if England needs to stoop to this level to get the job done...well, it's an obvious tactic to make.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

Well on the one hand it seems cheap. On the other it's probably necessary, not stooping to the levels of buying gifts for the idiots of the voting committee would put us at a competitve disadvantage over the other competing countries who are probably doing exactly the same thing.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

The problem is that FIFA is corrupt to the very top and everybody knows it, this may be what is required to bring the world cup here. Let's face it Warner is the worse and his recent criticism was just asking for a bung "Nothing gives you the right, you have to earn it."
Everybody knows that as much as a country may have the best bid, it means nothing if you don't play the 'game'.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

A handbag stuffed with cash ought to keep Jacky boy sweet.

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comment by AJ2094 (U14099623)

posted Oct 22, 2009

This. Is. England.

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posted Oct 22, 2009

I guess the bid team are just playing by Warner's rules. Jack Warner and his sidekicks don't have a clue what they are doing, instead of analysing the bids they want celebrity parties and gifts, so David Triesman and the rest don't really have a choice but to give this clown his gifts. In any decent organisation the whole voting committee would get the boot after such a shocking display of ineptitude but unfortunately most of FIFA are as corrupt and clueless as Warner. For the good of the game my are

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posted Oct 22, 2009

So, it's basically bribey?

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posted Oct 22, 2009

lol hilarious, who cares what the public or media interpret it as. As long as its fine by the people who vote does integrity matter? Winners do what is necessary, they dont take the high road. Welcome to life.

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comment by U14146509

posted Oct 22, 2009


handbag



laughlaughlaugh

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posted Oct 22, 2009

In business this is not allowed as it is basically bribery but then as soon as the first one accepts his decision has been compromised

shouldnt be allowed but then it would be done privately i suppose

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posted Oct 22, 2009

We are on our knees as a nation if we are resorted to effectively bribing to bring business into this country at the moment.

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posted Oct 23, 2009

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!

The World Cup bid team say they've been working hard behind closed doors ... now the cat has been let out of the bag

Now this is out in the open ... any member who supports our world cup bid will be accused of taking a bribe by other bidders; meven if they have SECRETLY been gifting themselves

I cannot see us winning this bid now

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posted Oct 23, 2009


Would a signed picture of Becks (not looking like the monkey in the Planet of the Apes of course) and afirm, contractually binding promise that Posh willnever sing in Trinidad and Tobago possibly do the trick?

It might work. Jack does seem to be pre occupied with things other than football for some reason.

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posted Oct 23, 2009

They dont want ta giv us teh world cup anywy in case we winit

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posted Oct 23, 2009

They could have made an effort at least erm

and Seezredd is right... now that this has been made public, it will count against them

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posted Nov 5, 2009

The FA have not broken any rule, there are two problems here though

1) It's ENGLAND

2) Jack Warner

To the first problem, everything we do gets blown out of all proportion, one minute we are not doing enough for the bid (in Warners opinion being arrogant), next we are doing too much.

To the second problem and the BIGGER one, Warner absolutely hates England with a passion, he is a horrible little man who holds a grudge, he will do anything he can to pump his own ego and position while derail our efforts and in returning this "gift" he has done just that.

World football will be coming "home" soon enough, whether he likes it or not, mark my words

End of.

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posted Aug 24, 2010

How many "handbags", I wonder, bought the Olympics to London?

Anyway, perhaps it was just a joke by the FA.
Next time they should buy them all hair-dryers, but not for their wives.

The most dispiriting thing, for me, is not the corruption that is widely acknowleged. It is the reluctance of the BBC, their "journalists", and their moderators, to properly investigate and publish the details.

Why are they afraid of Sepp Blatter and FIFA? Is it law-suits for libel?
Bring it on. They are the ones afraid of laws.

FIFA is an unelected, unaccountable, organisation that hides away from as many laws (and governments) as it can in Switzerland. It issues threats to the FA, the government, and thus the football fans, of any country that steps out of line by questioning the probity of the organisation and it's officers.

It would probably only take the FAs in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Brazil and Argentina to say "enough", for there to be a fresh start.

Come on you FA people, show that you are vertebrates.

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posted Aug 24, 2010

...and I should not dishonour Uraguay by omitting them the list of countries in my last post.

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