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10-08-2011, 09:01 AM #205
keep on shaming them. shame shame...
10-08-2011, 10:00 AM #206
Many national associations take care of their players, from development to maturity as players and support their transition into post competition life. What is the incentive to leave the respective national associations to become an independent player if there are no viable alternatives?
10-08-2011, 11:40 AM #207
Let's post some suspicious match-fixing in other sports
Let's post some suspicious match-fixing in other sports (as compared to our suspicious match-fixing in Badminton).
In yesterday's BBC news on Football;
Wayne Rooney's father arrested in police betting probe
6 October 2011
Nine men, including Wayne Rooney's father, who were arrested in a probe into betting irregularities have been released on bail.
Wayne Rooney Sr and seven other men had been held at addresses in Merseyside. Motherwell FC player Steve Jennings had been arrested at his home in Glasgow.
Police said the men had been arrested for conspiracy to defraud.
The probe relates to alleged betting irregularities surrounding a game between Motherwell and Hearts.
Concerns about the game, on 14 December 2010, were raised by the Association of British Bookmakers after a number of bets from the Liverpool area were placed on there being a sending off.
During the match Jennings, who had already been booked, was shown a straight red card for foul and abusive language aimed at referee Stevie O'Reilly late in the 2-1 home defeat.
The 26-year-old, who is from Liverpool and joined Motherwell from Tranmere two years ago, has denied any wrongdoing.
It is believed that Manchester United and England striker Rooney's uncle Richie, 54, was also among those detained.
Stewart Regan, SFA chief executive, said: "While the investigation involves several other individuals outwith Scotland, it is important to stress that the evidence gathered throughout this thorough period of investigation has involved only one Scottish match.
"Motherwell FC are aware of the situation and will issue a response in due course."
In a statement, Merseyside Police said: "Detectives have today executed warrants at 10 addresses across Merseyside and Glasgow and arrested nine men as part of an investigation into suspicious betting activity.
"The arrests are the culmination of a joint operation with the Gambling Commission and the nine who have been arrested for conspiracy to defraud are being interviewed by detectives.
"Those arrested are a 29-year-old from Bootle, a 48-year-old from West Derby, a 54-year-old from Norris Green, a 26-year-old from Croxteth, a 22-year-old from Kirkdale, a 31-year-old from Litherland, a 68-year-old from Fazakerley, a 36-year-old from Kirkby and a 26-year-old from Glasgow.
"The investigation relates to a match between Motherwell and Hearts on December 14 2010."
10-08-2011, 09:01 PM #208
Speaking of team orders, today's F1 in Japan with Vettel on pole and needing just one point to secure the title while Button from McLaren the only driver still in contention, can Hamilton be asked to prevent Vettel from scoring any points to help McLaren? Something similar happened with Nelson Piquet Jr in Singapore in 2008. See : http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle6834552.ece
10-08-2011, 09:31 PM #209
I can say that myself, my lil sister who's 3 years old, my grand parents who are 80+. etc are all way more "honest" than any players, because we never throw any SS, AE, OG, WC matches away... Oh, btw, we never qualified, and probally will never ever qualified to begin with... Get the point? check your tournamentsoftware or whatever, my family has the 0000000 record for WO. Does that mean we are perfect???
10-08-2011, 10:53 PM #210
10-09-2011, 01:10 AM #211
10-09-2011, 01:37 AM #212
10-09-2011, 02:09 AM #213
To force BWF to urgently tackle this problem
In a way, I like your post mentioning "If you can't beat them, then join them".
It is not because it is to retaliate against China's way of often giving walkovers to teammates, but to force BWF to urgently tackle this problem.
If World Ferderations like Lawn Bowling, Cricket, Football, etc, ...... can do it, I am sure BWF can do it if they really wanted to.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 10-09-2011 at 02:11 AM.
10-09-2011, 02:26 AM #214
Badminton could be in all sorts of trouble if BWF couldn't tackle the "match-fixing"
In the other way, Badminton could be in all sorts of trouble if BWF couldn't tackle the "match-fixing" problem. Why? Because there will be too many "walkovers" and/or "match-fixing" happening in tournaments.
We, Badminton followers, will get fewer good matches to watch. And also, we will have more "pretending/acting" staged for us.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 10-09-2011 at 02:38 AM.
10-09-2011, 02:54 AM #215
"After the first game, Zhang looked in better all round shape,"
"So we told Zhou Mi not to work too hard and let Zhang into the final."
"It shows our patriotism and in fact I am proud of it."
I really dont understand, what more do you ask for??
10-09-2011, 03:08 AM #216
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10-09-2011, 01:20 PM #218
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10-09-2011, 01:45 PM #221
What do you think is the drawback for BWF to restrict any country from sending more than 2 players into any tournaments, as someone once suggested here? That would have been an easy resolution to this "problem". Why isn't this done? Please answer this question first. If there's any dispute among players from the same country, it should also be quite easily resolvable by having these players compete against each other in round robin fashion to select the best 2 in advance.
I say, we should stick with the original posture the OP proposed - go after the root cause - BWF, and stop the CHN bashing. CHN has been using all the means allowed by regulations. Fans like you and I might not approve it, but that's not CHN's concern.
Organization(s) that sell(s) tickets and televise(s) these events should make the appropriate rules and follow up, as they're the ones responsible for their paying customers.
So we should stick to the topic, shall we?
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