Is throwing a match cheating?

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Lost Soul » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:52 pm

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by simon_in_exile » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:59 pm

Andrea1 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:58 am
Arguably, Belgium were cheating, up until the goal - deliberately fouling to ensure that England went through on the fair play ticket. England could've ran with it - they were going through to play Japan on a draw anyway. The person who definitely wasn't cheating was Januazaj. Unless, of course, he was trying to miss but scored by mistake. Or figured the goalie would save it. Maybe Cahill wasn't cheating - he made a goaline save.
If England had rested 9 players like Belgium did, instead of 8, then it might be different :)
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

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Thwack!

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:01 pm

I'm half hoping Pickford flapped at the ball on purpose.

But I am betting on he's a bit shit and flapped at the ball.

Which is why he plays for Everton.

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Lost Soul » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:27 pm

Agent009 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Lost Soul wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Thwack!

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Out of no where, LS steps up for the nifty!
Well played, sir.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:27 pm

GLimpet wrote:
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It is cheating the spectators, live and TV, who pay for this whole show.
Bingo.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by mad hatter » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 pm

to be fair. i dont really give a fat rats about football.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:42 pm

Rashford and Wellbeck, deliberate misses. Glimpet called them both out on another thread, as did the half time commentary.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Lincoln » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:48 pm

When did the Australian team arrive home Andy...must be a while ago, no?

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:51 pm

Concentrate Lincoln, this is about England throwing a game in the World Cup.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Lincoln » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:59 pm

I've been really disappointed with your posts of late Andybox....whats going on?

C'mon, tell yer old mate Lincoln and we'll get this thing sorted out...

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:10 pm

Australia has been in national mourning since a certain embarrassment on the sporting field in South Africa.

It's called lashing out.

Really quite pathetic behaviour.

I hope they get some dignity soon.

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 pm

Andybox obviously thinks Colombia is easier opposition to Japan

Andybox's assessment of what is difficult opposition is a bit shaky at best.

Andybox forecast Australia to draw with France (don't laugh) and beat both Denmark and Peru in the group stage. Before knocking out Iceland and Russia.

Glimpet's knowledge of football is also somewhat lacking, also being an Australian and following Aberdeen and Scottish football.

Glimpet obviously knows nothing about Wellbeck's scoring success for their club.

I suggest they focus on the current games, and not England, which they show no apparent interest in.

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 pm

Stop deflecting back to Australia, Stephen. This is about England throwing a World Cup match. This isn’t about my tipping, it’s about English football etiquette.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Did they throw the game?
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:45 pm

By the way Lincoln, you had predicted England to lose to both Belgium and Colombia.

You might be due a punch to the nuts.

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by The Mallard Missie » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:11 am

Ah, but Australia does have the mighty Winx.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by VinnyD » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:25 pm

andybox wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:27 pm
GLimpet wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:09 pm
It is cheating the spectators, live and TV, who pay for this whole show.
Bingo.
I was thinking about this. Teams know that their supporters want them to win games, but they also know that their supporters want them to win tournaments, or at least to advance as far as possible.

They have to weigh the possibility that people will stop buying tickets to, say, Game 3 of the group stage of the World Cup knowing that one team may be uninterested in winning against the possibility of selling tickets and gaining viewers in the knockout stage. And they have to weigh the possibility of alienating fans and potential plans by throwing a match against the possibility of gaining fans by advancing further.

It's strategy and business. I don't see a problem with a team deciding either way.

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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:46 pm

What about people who bet on the match, Vinny?
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by sodelicious » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:49 pm

andybox wrote:
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What about people who bet on the match, Vinny?
As someone who bets on sporting events, too fucking bad. The bettor should have weighed the circumstances before he made the bet.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by DCComic » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:50 pm

andybox wrote:
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What about people who bet on the match, Vinny?
The smart money would take the possibility of a sub par team into account.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:52 pm

That was a scheduled game though. The bet could have been made months before.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by sodelicious » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 pm

andybox wrote:
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That was a scheduled game though. The bet could have been made months before.
Again, too fucking bad.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by andybox » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:54 pm

It’s a bit hard to determine who England would face in the final 16 if you place a bet months before kickoff.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by sodelicious » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:56 pm

andybox wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:54 pm
It’s a bit hard to determine who England would face in the final 16 if you place a bet months before kickoff.
Again, too fucking bad.
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Re: Is throwing a match cheating?

Post by VinnyD » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:58 pm

sodelicious wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:49 pm
andybox wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:46 pm
What about people who bet on the match, Vinny?
As someone who bets on sporting events, too fucking bad. The bettor should have weighed the circumstances before he made the bet.
Exactly.

In any case, the team has no duty to bettors. At least the team sees some percentage of the ticket sales. (And as I said above, they have to weigh the desires of those spectators for a hard-fought game against the desires of their supporters generally for advancement in the tournament.) They get nothing from the bookmakers.

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