Whist at work I caught the tail end of a five live prog about our world cup bid and the guys seemed to think that certain papers (not going to name names we all know who they are) have all but ruined our chances of winning. FIFA have taken a dim veiw of the interferance.
What is it with our press ? does ****** me off and I think this is also the reason we have won naff all since 66 due to them bigging up our boys whilst also they cant wait to knock them back down again.
I'm actually quite proud that we have the best investigative journalists in the world in our country, uncovering those who are trying to corrupt sport.
Five Live are the British Press too.
All those FIFA VVIP's - simple choice - be wined and dined and fawned upon across Russia or Spain & Portugal and be revered as the Demi-Gods they believe themselves to be, or to be stalked mercilessly, bugged web cammed and stitched up by the likes of the fake Sheikhs.
No brainer, check your visa requirements for Russia.
As for WHETHER they should investigate or not - well - it's the "British" thing to do - same way they investigated that arms deal with Saudi - and led to the Yanks getting their new US$60billion contract. It's great to have high moral standards, but tell that to the families who are put out of work because of it.
And anyway - who IS supposed to uphold moral standards? MP's? The Catholic Church? PCFC? The FA (and Lord Triesman)?
It is a very sad fact of life that just about EVERYBODY is corrupt (it simply comes down to whether they think they can get away with it)