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Tucker

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Jul 15, 2013
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Wasn't this known at the beginning of the season (that's why City backed off from Paqueta)? Anyone know why it's taken until just after the season for the charges?
I’m guessing they wanted to get as much evidence as they could before levelling the charge at him.
 

yankspurs

Enic Out
Aug 22, 2013
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Wasn't this known at the beginning of the season (that's why City backed off from Paqueta)? Anyone know why it's taken until just after the season for the charges?
This is for misconduct in relation to the breaches and conduct intentionally affecting a betting market - which he very obviously did this season, akin to match fixing. This should result in an extremely hefty penalty
 

Gb160

Well done boys. Good process
Jun 20, 2012
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He’s accused of deliberately getting booked in games where he, or associates have bet on him being booked.

Match fixing essentially.
Not really match fixing, it's spot fixing.
The only similar occurrence that I can think of over here is the Pakistani spot fixing thing from years back.
All 3 went to prison, charged with defrauding bookmakers.
 

tommo84

Proud to be loud
Aug 15, 2005
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You can watch the four incidents in question on the SkySports app. The first one looks dodgy - he makes two bookable challenges within seconds of one another. The next two incidents (vs Villa and Bournemouth) look like attempts to play the ball.The final incident (handball at Bournemouth) is dodgy as it’s a Maradona-esque handball in the final seconds of the game and near the halfway line.

He might successfully argue his innocence regarding two of the incidents but the first one especially (vs Leeds) looks like he was intentionally fouling the opposition.
 
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Cinemattis

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Aug 5, 2013
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It’s alleged that he directly sought to influence the progress, conduct, or any other aspect of, or occurrence in these matches by intentionally seeking to receive a card from the referee for the improper purpose of affecting the betting market in order for one or more persons to profit from betting.

In plain speak:
Allegation: he directly sought to influence matches by intentionally seeking to receive a card from the referee.
His did this so that one/several person/s could cheat the betting companies.

If he´s found guilty, I cannot see anything less than a minimum one to two year ban from all football. Adding to that, I would guess it is most likely he will be prosecuted and might get jail time and/or hefty fines?
 

spurs mental

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Mar 10, 2007
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It’s alleged that he directly sought to influence the progress, conduct, or any other aspect of, or occurrence in these matches by intentionally seeking to receive a card from the referee for the improper purpose of affecting the betting market in order for one or more persons to profit from betting.

In plain speak:
Allegation: he directly sought to influence matches by intentionally seeking to receive a card from the referee.
His did this so that one/several person/s could cheat the betting companies.

If he´s found guilty, I cannot see anything less than a minimum one to two year ban from all football. Adding to that, I would guess it is most likely he will be prosecuted and might get jail time and/or hefty fines?
Ban the whole club from football activities for the same length of time.
 

rossdapep

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Aug 25, 2011
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You can watch the four incidents in question on the SkySports app. The first one looks dodgy - he makes two bookable challenges within seconds of one another. The next intro incidents (vs Villa and Bournemouth) look like attempts to play the ball.The final incident (handball at Bournemouth) is dodgy as it’s a Maradona-esque handball in the final seconds of the game and near the halfway line.

He might successfully argue his innocence regarding two of the incidents but the first one especially (vs Leeds) looks like he was intentionally fouling the opposition.
I recall plenty of people asking what he needed to do to get booked as he kept making persistent fouls.

It was odd as he hasn't been that kind of player before. Needlessly putting himself about
 

UncleBuck

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Aug 20, 2003
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I recall plenty of people asking what he needed to do to get booked as he kept making persistent fouls.

It was odd as he hasn't been that kind of player before. Needlessly putting himself about
Blimey, 2+2 and all that, I totally forgot how he’d turned into a walking yellow recently!
If charges have been brought then the chances are he’s guilty no matter how much he protests his innocence.
Forfeiture of financial proceeds, banned for three years and don’t collect £200 on your way to jail sunshine.
What an arse hat.
 
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HildoSpur

Likes Erik Lamela, deal with it.
Oct 1, 2005
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If this is proven he is probably looking at a 4-5 year ban and his career is effectively over. Pogba got 4 year ban for doping - this is potentially much more serious and could involve jail time.
 

ikky

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Dec 6, 2006
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Potentially costing West Ham £80m also. Both the Board and Lopetegue must be pleased.
 

bubble07

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To me match fixing means deliberately allowing your opponent to win

Getting a yellow card shouldn't be considered the same although I hope he gets a life ban ofcourse
 
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