Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Inquiry Or Whitewash?

Inquiry Or Whitewash?

Comments made by Luton boss Mike Newell about irregular payments relating to player transfers brought the issue to public attention last year. In January 2006, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore announced an investigation with the backing of all Premier Chairmen.

So after nine months, a reported £800,000 and a lot of twitchy arses, it would seem that the former police chief has found nothing. We had been led to believe that everyone in the game had their fingers in the till, but it would seem that Lord Stevens has found the beautiful game to be squeaky clean.

He investigated 362 transfers over a 2 year period and found all but 17 of these to be satisfactory. He said he had not been able to complete his inquiries into this, as he was hampered and delayed by some of the agents involved. He refused to name any names, but said the information had been passed onto the relevant authorities. Lord Stevens wishes to see further details from more sources outside of football clubs, such as agents and other third parties.

Lord Stevens has made a total of 38 recommendations, that he says 'should be undertaken as of yesterday,' but Richard Scudamore would like a bit more time to look at them. These are some of the things Lord Stevens has recommended:

1.The creation of a body to handle the audit of transfers, instead of the Football Association


2.Any scant regard for the rules is 'unacceptable'

3.Relatives 'should not be paid' in deals

4.Criminal investigations not endemic in Premiership

5.Professional Footballers' Association should not act as agents

How long this will take to implement is anyone's guess, how long the other 17 cases will take to conclude is as well. But one thing is for sure, no one will be found with their fingers in the till and we will all be able to sleep tight in our beds knowing that the beautiful game is squeaky clean.






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Time: 5:15PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Comments

0
If you ask me, they may not have found much but am sure it goes on.
chairbear
20/12/2006 17:40:00
0
Heard the agents saying they thought he was thorough + would eventually uncover something.
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 18:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

2016/17 Transfer Deadline - A Few Days Remain

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Leeds Utd

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (3) vs (1) Leeds Utd, City Ground, 27/8/16 Att: 20,995

Forest v Leeds - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Leeds United the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Henderson8%
Pereira0%
Mancienne8%
Perquis4%
Lichaj8%
Kasami4%
Cohen39%
Lansbury21%
Burke8%
Vellios0%
Osborn0%
Sub - Mills0%
Sub - Cash0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII691
2.Jimmy Gordon548
3.orbitalforest543
4.PVH376
5.the jock363
6.Calvin Plummer335
7.Apollyon334
8.da fuq313
9.paz1967240
10.AdebolaCornflakes218