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Match-fixing update

You'd have to have been living in a cave for the past week not to have heard about the Scottish football betting scam involving some of Wayne Rooney's family. This game was suspicious from the outset and was highlighted here back in December.

The match-fixing investigation into Turkish football is experiencing some resistance. The 'holier than thou' officials implicated in the scandal want the prosecutor removed from the case because he doesn't believe their lame excuses! Typical reaction of remorseless, self-indulgent megalomaniacs who believe they are above the law.

(Note, this section has been edited since original post to correct a few things)

In cricket this week, the big story has been the trial of the Pakistan spot-fixing handler, Mazhar Majeed. The accused is wrapped up in his own ego, continually dropping names of his supposed friends and contacts, and raving on about how much power he holds over certain players. The evidence against him is damning, there is no doubting that, so he is going down grabbing as many headlines as he can. Today's highlight from the secret recordings - accusing Australian cricketers of being heavily involved in spot-fixing. Does he have any facts to back up his accusations or just spinning bullshit in private to suck someone into paying for his next Ferrari? Dustbin Cricket posted an article about the unlikelihood of it, but one can't be totally naive about it. I think the guy is just a Grade 1 bullshit artist with a major grudge against Australia (and England - he has stated he had several English players in his pocket as well), but I'm not that one-eyed to believe it is completely impossible. He won't be held accountable for his outlandish statements, he is only answering to the charges at hand - so expect to hear loads more bullshit from his fantasy world. He has complete freedom to make up as much baseless crap as he likes with no fear of retribution.

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