The English football authorities – up to now asleep at the wheel – need to do the following things ASAP: 1) Declare an amnesty for all players, coaches, referees and officials involved in fixing. Clean out the sport properly. This means that the British game will only have to endure one massive scandal that occurs … Continue reading UK Match-Fixing Day II: What the FA Must Do
I told you so. I have been warning about this problem for years. A few points. 1) Is there more fixing in British football than we have seen in this investigation? Yes. I believe so. The signs are all there. However, it … Continue reading Match Fixing in the UK – I told you so!
Various reviewers – from gambling correspondents to the football player’s union to senior sports lawyers – have called the ‘Insider’s Guide to Match-Fixing’ – a must-read. It is mostly an academic analysis (for non-academics) into the subject. Over the next few weeks, I will post small excerpts of the book on the blog to give … Continue reading Universal Deviancy and Match-Fixing
On Tuesday – I spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels for a committee of politicians and European Commission bureaucrats. This is a summary of my remarks. ** I am looking for an honest, courageous European politician. Here is why. The one consistent theme in the match-fixing scandals across European football – from Finland to … Continue reading Looking for an Honest, Courageous, European Politician