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    Default Re: PGA + LIV= The Moral Collapse of Sport, not just Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    How much is a footballer/soccer player worth?
    the answer is whatever price the market will bear.

    Sport is its own goldfish bowl, morality isnt one of the building bricks its more of a later day value-add



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    Default Re: PGA + LIV= The Moral Collapse of Sport, not just Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by rodinuk View Post
    the answer is whatever price the market will bear.

    Sport is its own goldfish bowl, morality isn’t one of the building bricks it’s more of a later day value-add…
    Yes, but what sort of a market is it when one fund in one country has vastly more sums than any other country, company or individual? Was there not supposed to be a Financial Fair Play regime to regulate such matters?



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    Default Re: PGA + LIV= The Moral Collapse of Sport, not just Golf

    What happens when you 'take coals to Newcastle'? A loss on the field, a stadium barely a third full, shame all round.

    I mean to say, Newcastle!

    Saudi Arabia’s big night out in Newcastle spoiled by Costa Rica | Saudi Arabia | The Guardian



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    Default Re: PGA + LIV= The Moral Collapse of Sport, not just Golf

    FIFA has never been the world's most virtuous organization, so it's announcement that the World Cup in 2030 will be played across the world is not a case of them 'sharing the love' but 'sharing the money' only the few people who profit it from it won't much care about the game,

    What lunatic idea puts opening games in Uruguay because it hosted the first World Cup in 1930, in which 13 teams participated, most of them from the region, so hardly representative of the World?

    Even more worrying, if not surprising, is that Saudi Arabia is bidding for the tournament in 2034, and we all know why.

    Whatever else this is, corruption at the summit of World Football continues to determine the fate of its competitions. Pity some decent states, if there are any, cannot break away and form a rival organization, or someone with a real love of the game take over FIFA.

    World Cup 2030 to be hosted in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and South America | World Cup 2030 | The Guardian



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    Saudi Arabia gets the World Cup in 2034 because nobody else bothered to compete, apply or dare to dream? Is this a case of 'Follow the Money', or 'Swallow the Money', which seems to be what Infantino does, and he must have a cast iron stomach if he doesn't get indigestion from it all.

    Australia were in with a good shout, so why did they capitulate? But when did FIFA ever earn gold stars for decency? Blatter !! is alive and well, and destroying FIFA's credibility.



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    Default Re: PGA + LIV= The Moral Collapse of Sport, not just Golf

    Two tales of greed and immorality, with Football somewhere in the background, along with the young players promised the road to glory who ended up in...Limassol -sorry, Cyprus, but people know who know.

    Everton in breach of Financial Fair Play rules, docked ten points, now close to bottom of the Premier League, with law suits potentially bankrupting the club and ending its once illustrious, if briefly so, record in the top tier of football.

    As for Abramovich and Zahavi -the days when a scout on behalf of a club offered a young man ten quid a week to sign for City or United or Rovers has gone, careers are made and un-made via offshore bank accounts, shell companies, third party collusions, and on and on it goes.

    Everton deducted 10 points by Premier League over financial fair play breach | Everton | The Guardian

    Revealed: Abramovich, the super-agent and the footballers owned as ‘commodities’ | Roman Abramovich | The Guardian



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