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He smells a wider 'Fuentes-shaped' rat. 'our game is full of drug-fuelled legends' and he's not referring to the EPL.
How many pills does Messi and co get for breakfast? Obviously worth £600k a week when there is over 54% youth unemployment in Spain.
Was just reading this article and thought you might like it Jim
Fuentes has admitted having clients in football, tennis and athletics in Spain. He has refused to confirm they dope but I'm confident his 'clients' aren't exactly clean. Why else would you hire him?
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Yes syco, its similar to the one I posted a few days ago.
The Spanish football tests do not test for EPO, deliberately it seems. If a team who lets say use a lot of energy pressing the ball hard all over the pitch used EPO, they would have a significant advantage. It would be picked up in adequate blood tests , but not in urine tests, I think this is what Wenger is referring to.
"Maybe I should have said that when Wenger made his 'corruption of referees' remark, the issue of certain managers 'haranguing referees' is most probably high on Wenger's list of situation that could be deemed as weaken referees' authority in game. "
That's the same as you said before, just wordier. You're still making assumptions about what Wenger's thinking, and assuming that his priorities are similar to yours, with nothing in the article to back it up.
That's not a language issue, that's a thinking issue.
You're still guessing, slayer, with no proof that you're right, you also posted two links of people criticising SAF ....
"Rafa Benitez has kicked off another war of words by claiming Sir Alex Ferguson is still haranguing referees."
"United title was a reffin' fix"
That makes your assertion that it wasn't knocking SAF complete bollocks.
Rikki, you of all people should know by now that English grammar isn't my strongest point.
In hindsight, I should have worded it better to avoid any ambiguity. Maybe I should have said that when Wenger made his 'corruption of referees' remark, the issue of certain managers 'haranguing referees' is most probably high on Wenger's list of situation that could be deemed as weaken referees' authority in game.
I'm 100% sure even the above could be worded better by a native speaker.
I would like to know what he means by "the corruption of the referees".
As or the doping, if it's happening it should be stopped. But he can't seriously compare football with athletics and cycling. Those are individual sports based purely on athletic fitness. Drugs can clearly extend athletic strength and endurance beyond the natural and this is deemed to be cheating. But football is a team game based primarily on skill. Fitness is important but not the primary determinant of success.
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" "the corruption of the referees"" ?
He meant the on-field haranguing of referees by certain managers in the game which is clearly another form of cheating. There has been, over the years, an increase in attempts by certain managers to manipulate referees and officials from the touchline during games, and it can’t do the referees' confidence any good - what these managers are doing is referees authority. This practice has been going on for years unchecked by the governing bodies. The current monetary punishment of managers involved isn't working. The authorities need to take firm action against erring managers to protect the game.
I think it would be naive to think that our own game is clean.
I didn't read the full of what AW said but I tend to believe that any sport that wants to be taken seriously as anti doping should test to its fullest ability and sorry robert but when you compare athletics to football the rewards are small potatoes compared to football therefore the likelihood of cheating in football is greater