View Poll Results: Should John Delaney Resign from the FAI?

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    Alan Alda Alan Alda is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0ica View Post
    Why. And what exactly does the public need to know.
    The specific reason for the 'loan' ,amongst other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0ica View Post
    You'd rather Ireland didn't get the €5 million on a point of principle. We could sat on arses, sucking our thumbs and sulking over Thierry Henry.
    Nope. I would rather we do the right thing. The night in question, there was plenty anger but that was in the heat of the moment. Very few were sulking the next day. The ref didn't spot it. Tough titty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Politics matters View Post
    He should have disclosed this to the public and stated exactly what the money would be used for.
    Nope

    Non declaration was part of deal.

    WC2010 was 5hite so best out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    We can't say for certain what legal action would have yielded or even the pressure for legal action. The French players were ok with the possibility of a replay, it was the coach that shot it down, figuring that by the time the WC rolled around, all would be forgotten and the French public would rally around the team.
    The French players were NOT in favour of a replay.

    No replay would have occurred.

    It is extremely rare that a match is replayed as a result of such a controversial incident and it never occurs unless both sides agree.
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    ireallyshouldknowbetter ireallyshouldknowbetter is offline
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    Should Delaney resign? Yes, but for crimes against music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    The French players were NOT in favour of a replay.

    No replay would have occurred.

    It is extremely rare that a match is replayed as a result of such a controversial incident and it never occurs unless both sides agree.
    Yes, some of them were ok with the idea of a replay and the French public weren't very happy with how the team qualified either
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    No, Delaney should not resign, well at least not for this, there may well be other reasons though.

    The FAI lost millions by not qualifying for the 2010 WC, now there is no guarantee that Ireland would have won a penalty shoot out either but the last thing FIFA needed at the time was a headache. It was obviously more lucrative for FIFA to have France there than Ireland, even though the French were dumped out after the group stages. A lawsuit could have created pressure for a replay that Ireland may not have won either so the 5 million was a good way to make the problem go away.
    That was a huge injustice committed against us by Blatter, he seeded the fixtures so that the poorer sides like us would end up playing the better sides like France. Normally no such arrangement would be set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    Yes, some of them were ok with the idea of a replay and the French public weren't very happy with how the team qualified either
    I strongly doubt that even if both sides had agreed that FIFA would have agreed.

    Perhaps FIFA felt that a replay could have been a possibility proposed by some court. . .
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    i actually think this falls into the category of a legal settlement of a potentially contentious action. The details of such an action confuse me greatly, even in relation to what Court would hear such a claim, but it was a legal settlement to avoid the possibility of a hearing and a potentially embarrassing outcomes for FIFA, UEFA, and it could be a Exhibit A for all the necessary reforms in officialdom which the powers that be are resisting so greatly. It made perfect sense to settle any potential claim by remunerating Ireland.

    This is not a bribe, nor could it be considered dirty as it did not influence the competitive game at all.
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    John Delaney screwed money from Blatter............. hell given the money Blatter has extorted over the years I would say John should have a statue.

    Hey Sebb "Bell End" Blatter as the WC2010 award stated if you want to sue go ahead............. crowd funding for a defence will be so easy.
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