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Detectives from Operation Falcon, the Metropolitan Police's cybercrime unit, have charged a footballer with two fraud-related offences. 22-year-old Blair Turgott began his career as a youth player at West Ham, and most recently played for Leyton Orient where he was celebrated for scoring what fans believed was the team's best …

  1. wolfetone

    Ah

    Explains why he would never sign for me in Football Manager.

    1. Solarflare

      Re: Ah

      You mean that he recognised that you had laundered a lot of money in order to allow Dagenham and Redbridge to launch a £340,000,000 bid for Messi?

      1. m0rt Silver badge

        Re: Ah

        Speaking of money laundering, I have an idea for footballer transfers. Instead of agents etc, we should create an auction style system. We could call it PlayBay and only take 1% of all auctions values.

        Drunk Managers bidding for top players late on a Saturday night.

      2. wolfetone

        Re: Ah

        "You mean that he recognised that you had laundered a lot of money in order to allow Dagenham and Redbridge to launch a £340,000,000 bid for Messi?"

        It just so happened my friend wanted to manage Barcelona at the same time I was playing, and he let me have Messi for £10,000 because my friend fined him 4 weeks wages for no reason.

        I wouldn't call it laundering.

  2. Robert Moore
    Coat

    It had to be said.

    http://www.bluffball.co.uk/

  3. Potemkine Silver badge

    Ah, football...

    Romans had Circus Games, we have Football to calm the Plebe: a spectacle played by stupid people, watched by stupid people, for the enrichment of cupid people.

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