TPO & TPI: Hate the player and the game

In the summer of 2006 two of the hottest prospects of Argentinian football, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano signed for English club West Ham United in a deal that raised eyebrows and a lot of suspicion regarding its financial terms. It was later revealed that the specifics of the deal were left obscure on purpose, as … Continue reading TPO & TPI: Hate the player and the game

Tackling Match Fixing

Last week several players, ex-players and senior club figures from Spain's top three divisions were arrested and questioned by the police. Their alleged crime? Match Fixing. The police claimed to have spotted a familiar pattern of money moving between certain individuals and an increase in betting of roughly 14 times the normal in a Segunda Division … Continue reading Tackling Match Fixing