Note: Over the summer, I am re-printing a number of columns that are still timely. Here is one first published June 2013 just before the G8 conference in Belfast but now during the ‘Marching Season’ still worth a read. Of all the soccer games in the world, this is one of the most symbolically significant: … Continue reading Falls Road versus the Shankill Road
It was not a fix. I know, I know, I know. My inbox has been full of people inquiring about match-fixing: but watching Brazil being dismantled by a wonderful German team there was no corruption, no conspiracy, no manipulation in the background by Asian fixers. Germany beat Brazil because they were a better team. I … Continue reading What Happened to Brazil and the Asian Gambling Market
Just pay the players. The Brazilian government announced that they spent $17 billion dollars on infrastructure and stadiums for this tournament. FIFA announced that World Cup generates $4 billion dollars in television rights and sponsorship. And they cannot pay all the players? They cannot ensure that some of the people who are actually putting on … Continue reading Tales of Cameroon Fixing, ISIL vs. The Sunni Tribes and Who is Wilson Raj Perumal?