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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/29/jack-warner-dancing-fifa-scandal-exhaustion

"Disgraced former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been pictured dancing and at a political rally just hours after he was released from prison and taken to hospital in an ambulance citing ‘exhaustion’."

:/
I wish Sepp Blatter's mouth would swallow his own head. Something is terribly wrong with that man. He's now trying to say FIFA should be allowed to sort this out internally. These kind of comments from a man who's been at the helm of the Federation for almost the entirety of its spell of corruption. Like he's just been walking on lotus petals this entire time while not noticing massive corruption. Like he has no record of where the money has gone. Him and his entire organization is a disgrace and I'd almost go as far to say that he's not mentally fit to carry on.

FIFA need a new face, maybe even a new name and headquarters. This whole thing is rotten to the core. The amount of bad press they're getting I can't see any way that Blatter won't end up in the crosshairs of prosecutors. They cut the entire body off the snake, and the head won't f**king shut up!
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you know what they say "it's just banter" xD
www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2470007/asian-confederation-reiterates-support-for-fifa-sepp-blatter

Well Asian federation already declare their support for sepp , even after what happened , funny stuff is that Ali was once on member committee of AFC .

Only way we will get rid of this old arsehole one he gets reelected again is that either authorities take him down , he dies or UEFA shows FIFA the middle finger and gets separate from them .
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It's almost comical.

Blatter has achieved near dictator status. Take this scenario to any top business in the world, and I'd say most of the presidents or CEOs of those companies would resign immediately- regardless of whether or not they knew about the corruption.

Which, by the way, is such a bullshit lie. How can Blatter, the man in charge for nearly 20 years, not know what's happening a step directly below him?

If Blatter is reelected, the federations need to grow some balls and disband.
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^100% agree with your 2nd paragraph. How can the man running the show have no knowledge of widespread corruption especially the WC bidding process and how easy it is to be suscesptible to corruption. 22 anonymous votes decide the host nation. Its too bad Americans don't get the same kind of justice when its comes to corporate scams and governmental nepotism. But I'm really enjoying this. Lets see how far down the rabbit hole old Sepp wants to go. :P
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His knowledge about the corrupted structure is irrelevant and arbitrary. I believe his forceful removal alone will not be the shining light towards a significantly improved governing body. Keep in mind that he is voted in by county members. Remove him forcefully, the vote for the "corrupted structure" still remains

Below is David Gill's (ex United chief executive) quote I read online that reflects this. He was expected to be elected as a Fifa vice-president on Friday, but said he would not take his seat if Mr Blatter won another term.

He said the “seismic events” of this week had convinced him that there was no way to fix Fifa under the current regime.

“For someone to say, well, the world goes on, we’ll have the Congress, we’ll have a nice party, we’ll clap, we’ll cheer, we’ll slap each other on the back, we’ll have a vote and life goes on, that showed me how futile it would be to try to change it,” he said.


I also find it interesting that Platini openly said he can get 40+ UEFA votes against Blatter.
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So from what I looked up each 209 countries who are members of FIFA gets 1 vote towards the candidate they want. I would be stunned if Sepp got reelected again after what's happening with FIFA right now.
I was explaining this to my non football following friends, and they just couldn't understand how blatter was even being considered for reelection.

Sorry to show my USA here, but american football analogies include jim tressel stepping down at ohio state (a very successful college american football program that he held the head coaching job at for over 10 years) because his athletes were getting free tattoos and selling memorabilia (which is illegal in the NCAA, but not a huge deal overall) and Paterno being fired from Penn St (another successful college program, which he was at around 30 years) because he didn't report to authorities immediately (he did report to his boss, the athletic director, but not the police) the inappropriate actions of jerry sandusky.

In summary... I agree with Joeymac's point that blatter should step down even if he had nothing to do with this (obviously he did).

If you're in charge of a global company that has a lot of power in the world, and your employees are acting inappropriately, you need to recognize it and stop it... Blatter (probably took loads of under the table money) didn't prevent or stop his company from being corrupt, so why the *****@#$*%&****** would he get reelected?
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There are times when being honest is very high eeegay. There are reasons you can think of why some people would want to keep him in. Blatter has massive support in African and Asian football federations, which represent a lot of votes. Media has been reporting that even after the scandal they were likely to vote Blatter. We'll see.
The final english competitive game, the FA cup awaits! Hoping fr an exciting game fr neutrals
In simple words..Hoping for a AV(V=Villa) win :P

Edit: :D
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Hoping for an Arsene Venger win? Why thank you Bazinga, how very nice and thoughtful of you.
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I'm looking forward to beating Aston Villa in the community shield :P
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Bazinga with a thoughtful comment? Oh nvm
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come on dan, don't hate on bazinga, every sports fan in the world - except arsenal fans -would rather see the team that was nearly relegated put up a good fight or even beat the team that has made something like 12 straight champions league appearances. don't act like you didn't route against chelsea every game while they were leading the table.
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-fifas-structure-lends-itself-to-corruption/

How FIFA's structure lends itself to corruption.
Reminds me of BCCI, not as corrupt but still a horrible entity. In the end, justice did prevail and their head president was asked to resign by the Court of India. The funny part is, even after he left his influence remained, its just an ongoing cycle.

And he is now the chairman of an even powerful entity, the ICC

lol, politics.
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Sepp Blatter was asked if he thinks any more of his executive committee will be arrested for corruption.


He said he doesn't know what the future holds, except for who's hosting the next 5 World Cups ;)
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Match of the season and why? (Inspired by thegaurdian)

Everton 3-6 Chelsea
Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal
Leicester 5-3 Manchester United
West Ham 2-1 Manchester City
Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham
Stoke 6-1 Liverpool
Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City
1)Everton 3-6 Chelsea
2)Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City
3) Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea
Everton v Chelsea was the best!
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Although I'd like to pick Everton Chelsea, I think for pure shock value, the two 5-3s stand out.
Stoke 6-1 Liverpool all day
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I'd go for Utd v City.

No one expected Utd to beat City; and in such convincing fashion.
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^ hmm i don't know where you are coming from. united were favorites going into that game because of the run that we had prior to that game and city's poor form before that game. i guess winning so convincingly was a surprise, but even whoscored.com had predicted our win.

http://www.whoscored.com/Matches/829741/Preview/England-Premier-League-2014-2015-Manchester-United-Manchester-City
Stoke v. Liverpool match of the season? Seriously, stop posting like a tool. Your trolling knows no bounds.

Fine Chelsea 2 - 10 man PSG 2 is my fav. Since we are doing stupid trolling.
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Those options are from the official polls posted by thegaurdian, so you are calling them tools lol
Bluff can't you spell guardian?? XD XD XD
How much do you remember from the season?

http://www.sporcle.com/games/manonthemoon/theresalwaysnextyear?utm_source=sporcle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enotify_following_created
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whatever who comes next , what does Jordanian guy knows about football , what is jordan in football world

Im Arabic i don't support Arabic people just to take high positions like this for no reason ,

i would like to see new FIFA guy is English , German or Spanish ,


#Note
FIFA President has been about consolodation of power for over 2 decades now. I wouldn't worry about who runs it right now as long as they uncover the corrupt part of it and start new.
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Amazing logic !!

If you're Arabic you don't know anything about football , also you have no right to be a head of FIFA if your country in s**t at football , by this logic no Englishmen should be allowed to head Fifa , at least not for now .

#Fucklogic

Btw booba just for your info Ali is Uefa backed candidate , platini was chicken enough to not run himself as he thinks beating blatter is almost impossible .
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Who is allowed to vote? Because I'm curious why Blatter is still tipped as the favorite. What kind of asshat would vote for him unless he gets bribed and has no morals?
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_men%27s_national_association_football_teams

There you go jeroen , these are the list of FA's that will vote on presidental elections

And read this for reasons on why blatter was always favorite

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zachbergson/2015/05/13/two-reasons-why-fifa-president-sepp-blatter-is-almost-guaranteed-re-election/

https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/analysis-undeterred-arrests-football-boss-blatter-plots-another-142756661--sow.html

In short apart from European nations he have support and friends in most other FA's and all FA regardless of their size have same voting rights , europ have some 50 odd votes and majority of rest is in blatter's support .
I really disagree with your reasoning here, Booba.
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This is obviously how the voting system works, duh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoWJkrlptNs&feature=youtu.be&t=43
Last Poem for the season
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Gerrard's last match is one that will be remembered forever
Letting Crouch and Adam go may not have been that clever

How good were The Potters, it’s as if their inner beast awoke
But the question now is can they do it on a wet night in Stoke?

The post season has already delivered some wows
Ancelotti was sacked, I bet that raised some eyebrows

The BPL also had many wow moments that were quite fitting
Like Phil Jones's crawling being faster than Giroud sprinting

What about Cesc's 18 assists and Kane's 30 plus goal spree
Or Chelsea Everton's crazy thriller and Spurs beating the blues 5-3

Arsenal's revenge against Liverpool where Sanchez was speedy
Or Gerrard's champions league free kick which was trademark Stevie
Adam's goal or QPR getting relegated because they were very sh*tty
Southampton slaughtering Sunderland and Utd actually beating City

Costa crimes, campaigns and cocaine news articles waiting at your door
Forget cocaine Jake, it's the booze that'll hurt your Livermore

Liverpool fans editing their Sterling shirts by taking out the Sterl
As they prepare for his inevitable departure and Ings's arrival

Sunderland have a big dick, but do they know how to use it?
Gerrard with the most unfortunate ending for a captain since the Titanic?

Can Mourinho have a 3rd season where the club doesn't go backwards?
Can Spurs finally rid themselves of their Europa League anchors?

Van Gaal has been far more entertaining than his actual team have been
But United's next season is where the success needs to begin

Super Frank bowed with a trademark goal and Juventus won another scudetti
Finishing 2nd place with a golden boot and glove is not too bad for City

So who is the bigger c*nt? The English FA or Sepp Blatter..
Ronaldo scoring another hattrick.. right when it doesn't matter

But Ronaldo won the pichichi and Messi won the league, everyone's happy
Vermaelen winning a potential treble from the beach? That's catchy

With Carlo gone, who will be next to sit on the Madrid throne
I hope Perez knows that John Carver isn't venturing far from the phone

They better act quickly because Big Sam won't be available forever
Rafa may also be available lol, Oh s**t he’s actually a legit contender

:P
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That livermore line made me lmfao!
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F.B.I. agents arrest 8 FIFA officials on allegations of bribery and corruption.

Later in the day the lead F.B.I agent informs the reporters that it has all been a misunderstanding and all chargers are to be dropped, as he drove away in his brand new Bugatti Veyron :)
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Nice icon
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Sepp Blatter was not arrested... -_-
Some nobodies will be tried and found guilty but Blatter will pretend he had nothing to do with it and be re-elected, Qatar will have their WC.

That's how the world works, sadly enough.
@ Honestabe, Jeroen

You may be right in thinking that, but there are reasons to believe this will run deep into FIFA's core.

The first is that this isn't simply an inside report conducted by FIFA itself (which amounts to nothing more than a PR move). The US government has gone after FIFA, partly because Americans were involved in the corruption process. CONCACAF and FIFA both have HQs in the US, which puts some of their actions under US jurisdiction.

No, Blatter was not arrested, but I think he is the goal. Chuck Blazer, an American, essentially "turned" (to avoid charges) and led to the arrest of these now 14 individuals. All that is needed is some of these lower ranking officials (or Vice President) to turn as well to expose what is going on in the presidency.

Racketeering, money laundering, etc. These are serious charges, and the fact that this is being conducted by the US government and FBI hopefully gives us anti-FIFA-ites serious reason to believe that this could be the beginning of the end for FIFA as we know it.
Oh well it seems whole s**t house is going down

Brazil president Rousseff: "If they investigate our bid for the World Cup, they should investigate all the bids..."

Fifa officials accused of taking $10m bribe from South Africa government to vote for them to host 2010 World Cup . BBC

Would be quite satisfying if Qatar is stripped off the 2022 hosting rights , as this bid bought spot light on poor labor conditions which existed way before this bid and in the end they won't be able to host it either .

This might be bit late to have an effect on fridays elections bit I hope arrested people speaks up and blame blatter , just take down the whole thing and let's rebuild it from scratch .
Let's hope you're right Joey! I would like nothing better for football than to see a crook like Blatter imprisoned or forced to build a stadium in 50°C :P


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7
38
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38
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8
10
38
17
35
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51
33
19
11
8
38
18
33
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28
19
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7
38
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