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Outside Shot Spurs Could Still Land A Champions League Place?

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Good morning.

Outside shot. That’s the only way to look at it. 

Reuters are reporting this morning that the Italian gendarmes are not only investigating a suspected match fixing ring, but they have just hoisted Juve trainer Antonio Conte for questioning as well as actually arresting Lazio’s capitain, Stefano Mauri among about 19 others.

A police statement said five people had also been arrested in Hungary on suspicion of being part of an illegal international betting consortium said to be headed up by Singaporean gambling identity Tan Seet Eng.

 ‘In this part of the investigation, indications have emerged of manipulation in matches from the 2010-11 Serie A championship, including games between Lazio and Genoa and Lecce and Lazio.

Raffale Grassi, director of SCO, the police service responsible for the investigation told SkyTG24 television.

If ‘ifs and ands were pots and pans, there’d be no need for tinkers’, but if there is as much substance to this suspected criminal activity as there very well might be then Tottenham would be as well placed as anyone to appeal for any spare place that might emerge.

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  • Hartley says:

    Only Spurs can be first reserve on the list…

  • essexian76 says:

    If a place were to be made available,do you think Platini would allow a 5th English side to take it?, Nah,me neither ;-)

  • Pete J says:

    I can’t see it but how sweet that would be. Not only sweet to see Spurs in the competition but just as sweet to shut up Wojciech Szczesny who keeps harping on about how happy is that Spurs have missed out.

    • tony from congleton ches says:

      i hate that scum twat,always talking balls.if it was not for fulop they would be like us.nothing without van persie.

    • mystic arnold says:

      He s a poor goal keeper who knows he s on borrowed time as the rabbles No 1 he s just trying to get brownie points for himself.

  • Sam says:

    Platini will never go for it. He’ll just give the place to whichever team was next below Lazio. We can still dream though…

  • UnkleKev says:

    “A police statement said five people had also been arrested in Hungary on suspicion of being part of an illegal international betting consortium…”

    Remind me, what nationality is Marton Fulop?

    • Hartley says:

      Hmmm….the plot thickens… :cop:

    • Alspur says:

      Here we f*cking go… what’s the bets they find Fulop’s number in their records…

      Even if Fulop was culpable, will it help us? Probably not – it’s not like they’ll dock Arsenal points or take away their CL place, is it?

      What a bunch of f*ckng b*ll*cks…

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