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  1. Standard member Virtue76
    King of the Ring-er
    01 Jun '11 11:35
    Why is Sepp Blatter up for re-election? Surely he should be resigning after all of the corruption allegations?

    Please go, Sepp. And then we should have another round of voting on the 2018 & 2022 World Cups.

    Then, keep voting until England are (rightly) awarded the World Cup.
  2. 01 Jun '11 12:17
    fifa should have a two term maximum rule. and blatter is a twat, been saying it for years.

    russia 2018 should be good.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    01 Jun '11 12:52
    Originally posted by trev33
    fifa should have a two term maximum rule. and blatter is a twat, been saying it for years.

    russia 2018 should be good.
    One term. It's the cushiest job in the world and the longer they are there, the more fingers in more pots they get. In fact, I would be up for one year presidencies, rotating between FIFA member associations if need be. Let's see how effective corruption is if the person is only going to be there for a year.
  4. Subscriber deriver69
    Keeps
    01 Jun '11 13:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Palynka
    One term. It's the cushiest job in the world and the longer they are there, the more fingers in more pots they get. In fact, I would be up for one year presidencies, rotating between FIFA member associations if need be. Let's see how effective corruption is if the person is only going to be there for a year.
    If anyone can make corruption effective it would be FIFA so I am sure they would find a way.

    A shame a different FA didn't push for the postponment of the election, rather than England seeming like it was sour grapes. Instead we got the football powerhouses of Haiti, Congo, Benin, Cyprus and Fiji giving stinging attacks followed by another from vice president Julio Grondona the man who said:

    ‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work.’

    I am glad to see the German FA asking a few questions though

    (btw I actually think Russia would make a good host too, particularly liked their free trains for fans idea)
  5. 03 Jun '11 13:16
    Originally posted by Virtue76
    Why is Sepp Blatter up for re-election? Surely he should be resigning after all of the corruption allegations?
    He's remaining exactly because the allegations are true, as just about everybody who follows football acknowledges.

    (And then again... if he went, who would follow him? Who'd be daft enough to sacrifice his reputation and his career to that Augean stable?)

    Then, keep voting until England are (rightly) awarded the World Cup.

    Yah. Right. England.

    No, I don't think so. Let's first see whether they're up to the 'Limpics, shan't we? And then let China and Oz organise the World Cup.

    Richard
  6. 04 Jun '11 09:31
    Now will people start to believe that certain games are fixed, and certain teams favoured/disfavoured. Wakey wakey.