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« on: May 29, 2012, 11:22:43 am »
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Prime Minister Monti is aiming to be even more unpopular by calling for the most popular sport in Italy to be stopped for a few years in the wake of yet another betting scandal - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/soccer/05/29/italy.ap/index.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 11:44:05 am »
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I don't know if that's what needs to be done or not, but the cancer of soccer-related corruption has to be eradicated in one way or another.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 11:47:20 am »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 12:06:40 pm »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.

...and many would argue that it would destroy Italy.

Monti went on to say that his comments weren't meant as a call from the government but as the desperate feelings of a lifelong fan, disgusted with the scandals.

Coincidentally, Monti made the comments alongside the Polish Prime Minister. I'm surprised Tusk didn't lean over and say, "And this is why your country lost out to mine to host the Euros."
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 01:35:09 pm »
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Sort've dictator dictates.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 03:07:42 pm »
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Monti went on to say that his comments weren't meant as a call from the government but as the desperate feelings of a lifelong fan, disgusted with the scandals.
And obviously, in that context they make perfect sense... but not in any other. Not that this will (or should, really) actually happen, of course.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 09:58:32 pm »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.

I support this plan.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 12:02:59 am »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.

I support this plan.

Why?  Italian soccer seems to be doing a fine job of destroying itself without any government intervention.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 10:23:47 am »
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 12:08:44 pm »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.

I support this plan.

Why?  Italian soccer seems to be doing a fine job of destroying itself without any government intervention.

Except the last time this type of scandal happened, Italy won the World Cup. Remember that, Hugh? Great Round of 16 match!
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 04:59:08 pm »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.

I support this plan.

Why?  Italian soccer seems to be doing a fine job of destroying itself without any government intervention.

Except the last time this type of scandal happened, Italy won the World Cup. Remember that, Hugh? Great Round of 16 match!

Teamwork is important in football, so it is only natural that players who were used to working together even when nominally on opposing sides would do well when on the same side.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 07:14:15 am »
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That would basically destroy Italian soccer forever.

I support this plan.

Why?  Italian soccer seems to be doing a fine job of destroying itself without any government intervention.

Except the last time this type of scandal happened, Italy won the World Cup. Remember that, Hugh? Great Round of 16 match!
I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it happens again this year.
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 11:46:36 pm »
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Wow. ing idiot.
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