FA to investigate betting claims

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9th, November 2006

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Oh look! Another scandal involving football managers! This time it involves betting. The FA is all set to investigate allegations that several Premiership managers have laid bets on top-flight matches.
The claims were made by a former employee of bookmakers Victor Chandler.
"We will see if there has been any breach of our regulations and we would welcome any information that would help our inquiries," said an FA spokesman.
Chandler has obtained a High Court injunction prohibiting the naming of the managers accused.
"He wants to maintain his clients’ right to privacy," said the trustworthy Max Clifford (cough, splutter), who’s representing Chandler.
"We were at the High Court yesterday making sure no-one could reveal their names." In an unrelated story, every single Premiership team has gambling sponsors on their websites… [Mof Gimmers]

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