How stupid is Cahill for saying that?
How stupid is Cahill for saying that?
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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.Originally Posted by luckyeddie
But yes, it was a stupid thing to say.
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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.
I didn't bother reading the article at first, just assuming that it was 'real' betting.Originally Posted by cameeel
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 hisbut append .... apart from FIFA and the morons of the press.who cares?
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 !!
What, exactly, are you implying?
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Not sure there's been many, until Ghana's rather splendid efforts yesterday the closest thing we'd had to a shock was Ecuador beating Poland or T&T holding Sweden.Originally Posted by JASON
I can remember in my lifetime two World Champion teams going down to unfancied (& criminally underrated) African teams (Argentina lost 1-0 to Cameroon in 1990 & France lost 1-0 to Senegal last time).
So what about this then.Originally Posted by cameeel
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.
And here I was thinking this was something serious...
Blaze is on the money.
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