An Honest Game? Convince Us.

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I read on the train on the way to the pub to watch (with a crooked neck) both CL games that the appointed referee for the semi at Ibrox was a season ticket holder at said ground

6 pints later can someone confirm this to be the case or is it twitter nonsense

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An Honest Game? Convince Us.
From what i read Y4ARMY a lot of blame lies with the Premier League itself as well as Sunderland, so its a huge can of worms if a Fulham or a Cardiff say were to lose their place by a point.

From your examples though it does seem in football these days the bigger you are the easier it is to avoid punishment for misdemeanors

An Honest Game? Convince Us.
A lot of talk on SSN this morning about Sunderland playing a unregistered player for 5 games before realising through a random drug test they had no international clearance to play him.

The Paper reviewer pointed out that it was incredible that this has only came to light months later and that there seems to be no transparency 😳

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There was a tweet sometime back from an account that asked the question:

Would you buy a Scottish sports daily newspaper?

I replied that their chance of success might hinge on whether they report the facts in the Rangers story or the sugar coated PR drivel every other paper came out with

They never replied.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
BD. The bookies do not gamble on who will win and do not calculate their odds on that assumption. It is simply a calculation reached on the the basis of how much has been wagered. If you want your team to be favourite, just pop into the bookies and put a few grand on them, because that is the only thing it reflects.


Bookies price up the chance in their opinion of something happening, subsequent wagering will affect price moves to an extent. Ie if one bookie has taken enough of one team they will duck under the others to ensure those wanting to back that team will go elsewhere, but the prices reflect the chance of success far more than how much money is taken 

If any price is ever even remotely wrong, algorithms will point it out to the big syndicates and it will quickly be taken and the price will correct quickly.

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Brentford have accepted a bid from Leeds United for Toumani Diagouraga.Rangers have been desperate to land the Bees midfielder this month, but have so far failed to meet his price tag.And Leeds have jumped to the front of the queue for the Frenchman after agreeing a fee with their Championship rivals.Diagouraga is one of the longest-serving players at Griffin Park but is in the final 18 months of his contract.

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Off the top of my head I cant remember a live lower league match that didnt involve Rangers, or an Edinburgh derby in the 3 and a bit years of coverage. (Not incl the Alba coverage, just Sky/BT)

Was Falkirk v Hibs the first?

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Real Madrid and Atletico handed 1 year transfer bans starting after this one.

The Record and Evening Times will report that if either wants Waghorn, they have 17 days to do so

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