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Farina Responds To Europol Announcement

Well it's unlikely that anybody missed it, the ongoing investigation into match fixing involving 380 games, 1 of which took place in England.

Our own Simone Farina has added his voice calling on players and club officials approached by crime syndicates to co-operate fully and come forward. Our community coach has form here, being internationally recognised for not taking a bribe, but instead reporting it to the authorities when he was asked to help fix an Italian cup game back in November 2011.

'This is not a problem only in Italy or any one particular country, this is an international problem and the scale of it really saddens me. It is vital that there is complete collaboration with FIFA and INTERPOL so that the problem can be tackled properly and we no longer have such scandal in the game. The responsibility lies with the players and officials of football clubs. Match fixing has no place in football. It is a blight on the game and for the future of the game we need to tackle it and overcome it now.'

The worrying thing is investigations only usually brush the surface of things, you've got have some hope that this isn't even wider spread.

Source - Official Site.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 5 2013

Time: 9:32PM

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This sort of thing always happens when we let Johnny Foreigner play our games.
jonah
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05/02/2013 21:37:00

Well our 4 wins all season are starting to look very dubious ;)
eltoro
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05/02/2013 21:45:00

I'm sure Europol have investigated Dunne at least once in his career with all the own goals he scores!
VillaHippo
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05/02/2013 22:05:00

i think the premier league is relatively safe, players earn millions of pounds a year a few extra grand here and there isnt worth the risk of losing their football careers and possibly going to jail. although players are generally stupid and greedy which put them together is a bad mix. The English game was liverpool v some random team no one has ever heard of where the opposing keeper was told to let in 3 goals
david-avfc
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05/02/2013 22:51:00

For the team Liverpool played. Eitherway they would of Conceded 3 goals. Very unlikely Liverpool had anything to do with that. As for Villa. Always new them Refs had it in for us ;)
HolteEnd89
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05/02/2013 23:04:00

I think when big business/big money gets hold of our game like it has, there is always possibilities of this think going on. Typical win at all costs mentality! Lets hope it is stamped out before it gets too much of a hold.
Pride of Lions
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06/02/2013 01:44:00

I think when big business/big money gets hold of our game like it has, there is always possibilities of this think going on. Typical win at all costs mentality! Lets hope it is stamped out before it gets too much of a hold.
Pride of Lions
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06/02/2013 01:44:00

Totally am against match fixing its wrong, but is there any chance we can get the last 13 games fixed this season? (Just sayin like) ;]
ClivetheVillan
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06/02/2013 10:42:00

LOL.. good plan Clive!
The Fear
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06/02/2013 11:35:00

problem is Clive according to Lerner we couldnt afford the bribes :)
merlin128777
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06/02/2013 12:31:00

put the bungs on the new AVFC credit card I just got an email offer for. Just what we needed - a new credit card.
malacaxeta
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06/02/2013 12:56:00

 

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