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    Who's Frank Murphy?
    psychoanalysis is wasted on the Irish; Sigmund Freud

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      Originally posted by treatycity1 View Post
      Who's Frank Murphy?
      He's only the sporting administrator that Sepp Blatter modelled his career around.
      Nickname = 4 votes.

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        Proinsias Uasal O Murchu. Runai Choiste Chontae Chorcaigh

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          Good news and all but doesn't look like it'll change much.
          Fifa spokesman said the process will take a minimum of 4 months as Fifa need to "vet any potential candidates".

          So the president was forced to step down because the organisation decayed into corruption under his watch.
          Yet that same corrupt organisation will be responsible for approving who is and isn't suitable to replace him.

          ******** to that. Fifa needs someone totally unrelated to the organisation to come in. Hell the next president doesn't even need to be football or sports related. Just someone whose record is beyond reproach and who can come in and get their house in order.

          The president after that can love football again.

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            Did they not vet the candidates for the election just gone?

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              Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
              Did they not vet the candidates for the election just gone?
              http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/...s-resignation/


              Of course they did but now a new Messiah rises from the West, Del Boy's time has come, he has served his apprenticeship, does not answer Press questions, took a bung of 5m for the FAI, well maybe, his time has come.

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                Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
                Did they not vet the candidates for the election just gone?
                I'd say you'll see a few more candidates come out of the woodwork now he's gone. A lot of Ali's votes were politics and the acceptance that they needed to row in behind one opponent or risk splitting the anti-Blatter vote.

                Would be shocked if Platini didn't run. He'd be even worse than Blatter.

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                  Originally posted by diarm View Post
                  I'd say you'll see a few more candidates come out of the woodwork now he's gone. A lot of Ali's votes were politics and the acceptance that they needed to row in behind one opponent or risk splitting the anti-Blatter vote.

                  Would be shocked if Platini didn't run. He'd be even worse than Blatter.
                  This is a disaster for Platini I think. He was banking on the pressure slowly amping up on Blatter over the next few years and then himself being welcomed as the benign alternative. Not really worked out that way, and it's Platini's dirty mitts all over the Qatar scandal.

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                    Originally posted by FORWARD.... View Post
                    Just heard John Delaney LAMBAST Sepp Blatter on RTE. About time too but the cynic in me thinks that Delaney must see the next step on the ladder opening up.
                    Originally posted by Stanley View Post
                    Delaney is a knacker of the highest order but I do not think he would survive outside his personal fifedom, he has the majority of FAI votes in his back pocket, so much so he will not take questions from the Press on their Annual Accounts or workings, he is a very mini Blatter but will stick to his own corner.
                    Originally posted by Stanley View Post
                    http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/...s-resignation/


                    Of course they did but now a new Messiah rises from the West, Del Boy's time has come, he has served his apprenticeship, does not answer Press questions, took a bung of 5m for the FAI, well maybe, his time has come.
                    Wouldn't he be a fitting successor?
                    Has Fineen put Johnny down yet?

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                      I heard Septic stood down so he could take up a position with Irish Water.
                      The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                        A smoking gun emerged last night with the news that Chuck Blazer admitted to taking inducements for both France '98 and South Africa '10. Given he admitted to these in 2013 it's fair to say that the whole house of cards must be ready to come down any minute now.

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                        Fifa crisis: Ex-official Chuck Blazer details bribe-taking

                        Former top Fifa official Chuck Blazer has admitted that he and others on the executive committee agreed to accept bribes in connection with the choice of South Africa as 2010 World Cup hosts.
                        The American said he also facilitated bribes over the 1998 event.
                        The admissions come in a newly released transcript from a 2013 US hearing in which he pleads guilty to 10 charges.
                        The US has launched a wide-ranging criminal case that engulfed Fifa and led President Sepp Blatter to resign.
                        Last week US prosecutors indicted 14 people on charges of bribery, racketeering and money laundering. Four others had already been charged, including Mr Blazer.
                        The US justice department alleges they accepted bribes and kickbacks estimated at more than $150m (£97m) over a 24-year period.

                        Seven of the 14 were top Fifa officials who were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, as they awaited the Fifa congress. Two were vice-presidents.
                        In another development, former Fifa Vice-President Jack Warner, who is among those charged, said on Wednesday he had documents linking Fifa officials to the 2010 election in Trinidad and Tobago.
                        "I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country," he said in a paid political broadcast on Wednesday evening.
                        Mr Warner, who denies charges against him, said he feared for his life, but would reveal everything he knows about the alleged corruption.
                        'Kickbacks'

                        The details of Mr Blazer's guilty pleas came as prosecutors unsealed the transcript of the 2013 hearing in the Eastern New York District Court. The admissions are part of a sentencing deal with prosecutors.
                        Mr Blazer was the second highest official in Fifa's North and Central American and Caribbean region (Concacaf) from 1990 to 2011 and also served on Fifa's executive committee between 1997 and 2013.

                        How Fifa makes and spends its money
                        How can Fifa reform itself?
                        What will it take to fix Fifa?
                        In the transcript, prosecutors refer to Fifa "and its membership or constituent organisation" as a Rico enterprise - a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organisation.
                        Mr Blazer says: "Beginning in or around 2004 and continuing through 2011, I and others on the Fifa executive committee agreed to accept bribes in conjunction with the selection of South Africa as the host nation for the 2010 World Cup."
                        Earlier on Wednesday, South Africa denied paying a $10m bribe to secure the hosting of the 2010 event.
                        Mr Blazer said one of his co-conspirators received a bribe in Morocco for its bid to host the 1998 tournament, which was eventually awarded to France.
                        He and others also accepted bribes in connection with broadcast and other rights to the Concacaf Gold Cup tournament in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003, he added.
                        Other admissions among the 10 charges in the 40-page dossier include US tax evasion.

                        Federal agents investigating the tax evasion had detained Mr Blazer and he agreed to co-operate in the US investigations.
                        He is said to have agreed to record his colleagues using a microphone hidden in a keychain.
                        The 70-year-old is said to be suffering from colon cancer.
                        In addition to the US case, Swiss authorities have launched a criminal investigation into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were allocated.
                        Qatar has said there is no way it will be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup despite the corruption probe.
                        Foreign minister Khaled al Attiyah dismissed what he called "a bashing campaign" as anti-Arab prejudice and said Qatar was confident it could prove there had been no wrongdoing in its selection.

                        Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Blatter was given a 10-minute standing ovation by some 400 staff as he returned to Fifa's Zurich headquarters a day after announcing he was to step down.
                        Reportedly close to tears, he urged his "fantastic team" to "stay strong".
                        He emphasised the reform work that Fifa now needed to undertake.
                        In his resignation speech on Tuesday, he said that although he was re-elected president by the congress last Friday it appeared the mandate he had been given did "not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football".
                        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                          They will be all spilling the beans now to save their asses , Jack Warner wants to tell all

                          http://www.theguardian.com/football/...che-of-secrets

                          And the FA ready to step in and take the world cup in 2022

                          http://news.sky.com/story/1495842/en...2022-world-cup

                          And it seems we are involved as well

                          http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-31277396.html

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                            Originally posted by FORWARD.... View Post
                            Wouldn't he be a fitting successor?

                            Del Boy would be a shoe-in, with the new GF in tow, a stint at FIFA to get away from the miserable Irish always asking probing questions on finance to a football fan like himself, would need to be a 7 figure package though and a PR job for the GF.

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                              FAI paid off by FIFA after Henry's handball

                              http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/...ayment-to-fai/
                              Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                                http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...-31278411.html

                                As if on cue

                                "I asked him to move on, move on please.

                                "She is a great girl, I love her very much, it was an extraordinary moment. If she was here she would tell you herself. He stared at her and I said 'move on' and he did."


                                Del Boy is a walking disaster, he controls everything in the FAI, like a dictator, behind the scenes IRFU must wonder why they have to do business with this chancer, he will mess them up eventually.

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