Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Mad Scientist
20322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2769

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 1314815 30-May-2015 19:39
Send private message

that could well be the understatement of the year ;p




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


JWR

754 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 238


  # 1314916 31-May-2015 04:21
One person supports this post


Personally, I don't care if some international ball kicking game is corrupt.

But, WTF does that have to with America(US).

I mean the US cares little about Soccer.

I saw the video with the American Justice PR. They were so concerned about fairness in Football.

Ridiculous.

They should be more concerned with the corruption in their own country.

Don't they owe that to their taxpayers?




 
 
 
 


8032 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 844

Subscriber

  # 1314943 31-May-2015 09:00
One person supports this post
Send private message

JWR:
Personally, I don't care if some international ball kicking game is corrupt.

But, WTF does that have to with America(US).

I mean the US cares little about Soccer.

I saw the video with the American Justice PR. They were so concerned about fairness in Football.

Ridiculous.

They should be more concerned with the corruption in their own country.

Don't they owe that to their taxpayers?





I suspect that the US is the only country that has the balls to do this as the Europeans wouldn't.  I also heard that the whistle blower was some top ex US soccer boss who now has cancer and wanted to spill the beans on FIFA..




Regards,

Old3eyes


Mad Scientist
20322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2769

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1314962 31-May-2015 10:01
Send private message

I hope the US gets some proper results in this mafia Hunt. At the moment all i can see is that the scapegoats are all rounded up while the real underbelly just got a stronger foot hold!




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


gzt

10746 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1777


  # 1315042 31-May-2015 11:38
Send private message

In USA the usual way is get plea bargains to dish the dirt on the big boss. Some of those arrested in Zurich were current or former officials of the USA domiciled FIFA so there is the connection. FBI has media and sportswear execs immunity/deals already admitting large unrelated payments to companies related to USA FIFA people in return for swinging the licensing deals.

3323 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1096

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1315088 31-May-2015 13:39
Send private message

FIFA has been corrupt for many years and the subject of many scandals. DarthKermit was bang on with his post. I had to laugh when Blatter said he couldn't watch everyone all of the time, because (if he is clean, which I doubt very much) he clearly wasn't watching anyone any of the time. John Oliver had a big rant about FIFA last year, just before the World Cup in Brazil - it's been linked and summarised on Upworthy.



12858 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4300

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1315107 31-May-2015 14:16
Send private message

Breaking News... US authorities expand Dotcom warrant to include provision of mega accounts for storing FIFA kickbacks...! ;-)





 
 
 
 


4812 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2740

Trusted

# 1316551 3-Jun-2015 08:03
Send private message

And out he goes...




Whatifthespacekeyhadneverbeeninvented?


244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  # 1316566 3-Jun-2015 08:54
One person supports this post
Send private message

IOC up next ? yes please

244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  # 1316567 3-Jun-2015 08:57
Send private message

people are calling for the 2022 Qatar bid to be re-examined, now that Blatter has gone that may be a reality



Mad Scientist
20322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2769

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1316570 3-Jun-2015 09:02
Send private message

Weirdest ever... Elected amidst a storm of madness, barely a week in and he resigns ... Must have done a deal behind closed doors... I hope the deal is not for immunity




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  # 1316590 3-Jun-2015 09:16
Send private message

JWR:
Personally, I don't care if some international ball kicking game is corrupt.

But, WTF does that have to with America(US).

I mean the US cares little about Soccer.

I saw the video with the American Justice PR. They were so concerned about fairness in Football.

Ridiculous.

They should be more concerned with the corruption in their own country.

Don't they owe that to their taxpayers?





My theory is that the Europeans were too scared to touch FIFA directly and fed the required info to the US on a wink wink.

2840 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 763


  # 1316597 3-Jun-2015 09:20
Send private message

wonder now if Oceania will get automatic entry into world cup, they were going to get it until NZ voted against Blatter. 




Common sense is not as common as you think.


2817 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1373

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1316602 3-Jun-2015 09:26
Send private message

joker97: Weirdest ever... Elected amidst a storm of madness, barely a week in and he resigns ... Must have done a deal behind closed doors... I hope the deal is not for immunity


My theory is that, now that he's seen the evidence, he knows that there's no hope of retaining the job. And probably a deal for him to go (relatively) quietly.


Mad Scientist
20322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2769

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1316613 3-Jun-2015 09:42
One person supports this post
Send private message

I hope so ... and then bam, they arrest him and then convict him = fairy tale ending




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32


Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:26


Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted 28-May-2019 20:23


Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted 28-May-2019 19:28


Orcon first to trial residential 10Gbps broadband
Posted 28-May-2019 11:20


Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.