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    FIFA to investigate Aussies?

    How stupid is Cahill for saying that?

    http://home.skysports.com/worldcup/a...+betting+probe
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    who cares?

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    I think because it is against FIFA rules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    who cares?
    You've just summed up your knowledge of football in two words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    You've just summed up your knowledge of football in two words.
    I'm with you there, but it is a bit over the top to disallow in-squad betting. It's not as if someone would deliberately miss a scoring opportunity at the WC just because you've made a bet. I doubt you'd even think of it when presented with an opportunity.

    But yes, it was a stupid thing to say.
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    I suspect that footballers who don't gamble are in the minority; it's one of their clichéd vices: birds, booze or betting. Young lads with an almost obscene amount of disposable readies, it's almost inevitable.

    I think betting on games in which you feature is possibly the thin end of the wedge to something more sinister, but chucking in a fiver (or five grand in their case, probably) into a pot with your mates to see who scores first in harmless enough. Cahill's only mistake is being naive enough to mention it in public. What authorities might turn a blind eye too (or evenly tacitly condone) in private will cause no end of hypocritical sabre-rattling when it falls into the hands of the gentleman & ladies of the fourth estate.

    Slap on the wrist fine for Cahill at worst.
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    Pretty harmless, but rather stupid for Cahill (let alone Viduka) to mention it publicly. Convenient excuse for Australia not scoring in the first half though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameeel
    I'm with you there, but it is a bit over the top to disallow in-squad betting. It's not as if someone would deliberately miss a scoring opportunity at the WC just because you've made a bet. I doubt you'd even think of it when presented with an opportunity.

    But yes, it was a stupid thing to say.
    I didn't bother reading the article at first, just assuming that it was 'real' betting.

    Hell, it was a fiver in the pot stuff between the squad, so the first thing I'll do is apologise to Blaze and reiterate his
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    but append .... apart from FIFA and the morons of the press.

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    I feel sorry for Tim Cahill. He was trying to explain the comradeship and the camaraderie within the Team with regard to scoring for the Aussies . Obviously an innocent comment - hope FIFA or the powers that be realise the nature of the comments for what they are , without trying to make mountains out of molehills , when their real focus should be on other odd results in the World Cup !!

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    What, exactly, are you implying?
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I feel sorry for Tim Cahill. He was trying to explain the comradeship and the camaraderie within the Team with regard to scoring for the Aussies . Obviously an innocent comment - hope FIFA or the powers that be realise the nature of the comments for what they are , without trying to make mountains out of molehills , when their real focus should be on other odd results in the World Cup !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameeel
    I'm with you there, but it is a bit over the top to disallow in-squad betting. It's not as if someone would deliberately miss a scoring opportunity at the WC just because you've made a bet. I doubt you'd even think of it when presented with an opportunity.
    So what about this then.

    Team A get a penalty, and several of the players have Player X to score first goal.

    Player X takes penalty and misses...

    Team A go on to lose match.

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    And here I was thinking this was something serious...

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    yep kewell shot was purposly blocked by the japanese guy to let cahill score oh wai tso the japanese guy is in on it to
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    And here I was thinking this was something serious...

    Blaze is on the money.
    you took the words right out of my mouth
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