A quick comment on the arrest of Admir Suljic arrest. This is called throwing the sidekick over the side of the ship. It is a tactic used to distract the media from the real person: Dan Tan. Again, Dan Tan is alleged to be at the centre of the match-fixing ring. If true, he knows … Continue reading A Sidekick Over the Ship
You do not sleep well, the night that someone almost kills you. It had been a perfect day: sunny, blue sky. We, my translator and a driver, had gone from Kirkuk across the northern part of the Sunni triangle to the Tigris River where Saddam Hussein had a palace complex. It was April 2003, a … Continue reading Ten Years Later
The Doha Summit on Sports Security is going on now. Do not believe a syllable of anything that emerges from that meeting. Trust very few of the people who are speaking there. What you are witnessing is an extraordinary and costly charade. There is a superb line in the film by John Sayles Eight … Continue reading Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Right. Lets take a short break from the Dan-Tan-not-being-arrested-saga to get a good laugh at the latest travesty floating about in the sports corruption industry. A Hollywood producer is mooting doing a film about Chris Eaton and his sterling role in cleaning up soccer. Ha, ha, ha! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dearie-me. … Continue reading Because Erin Brockovich Didn’t Work for a Qatari Anti-Corruption Agency