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King Adriano2010-05-05 05:05:12 +0000 #1
The Italian Football Federation are investigating unproven allegations that Juventus’ general director Luciano Moggi requested certain referees for matches.

The FIGC have opened an inquiry into the claims which were published by two national newspapers on Thursday in regard to intercepted telephone conversations back in 2004.

A series of telephone accounts between Moggi and others in the Italian game have been made public, but it is his relationship with Pierluigi Pairetto, a referee designator at the time, which has made the most headlines.

The Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere della Sera both printed transcripts of a conversation between the two in which Moggi asks for certain referees for friendly matches against Messina and Milan.

It has also been alleged that Moggi asked Pairetto, who was also part of UEFA’s refereeing commission, for a specific official in the 2004 Champions League preliminary tie against Djurgardens.

The FIGC inquiry did actually begin in March, but was only announced on Thursday, after the Italian Football Federation was handed the transcripts two months ago from a public prosecutors office in Turin.

Moggi has been unable to respond to the accusations because of Juventus’ enforced media blackout.

“We are in Press silence and I have no intention of making a comment,” said Moggi. “Everything is okay.”

Pairetto did look to defend himself though. “It’s sad to read such things which can give a different version of the truth,” he stated.

“My good faith can not be brought into question as a result.

“I have been in contact with many club officials over these years,” he added. “I’ve always looked to defend the work of referees.”

The inquiry continues.

Meanwhile, some whispers in Italy on Friday morning are suggesting that this latest bad publicity could see Moggi leave the Italian giants in the summer.

Former Roma director general Franco Baldini, who worked with boss Fabio Capello in the past, is already a contender to replace him.


King Adriano2010-05-05 05:13:34 +0000 #2
now the question is guys.

will u be happy inter fanz if ur team win the scudetto this way and after u do so ur team get accused of playing in the rulz and regulations?

at least even if inter doesn't win i'm proud of them.

and now moggi may leave juve next year and this will be inter chance 2 get him.
devious2010-05-05 05:18:24 +0000 #3
nah.. Inter aint gona be another Juve, or Milan.
Zek2010-05-05 05:16:37 +0000 #4
yes no Moggi in here...

I'll be unhappy if my team wins in such way. All these years I've been hating Juventus and Milan for their referee scandals and I don't want to Inter to become another match fixing club.

This season I watched a game with Cagliari when Cannavaro scored in 96th minute!!! Are there any other teams who're given 5-6 mins of extra time in almost every game when they're losing... Also, there was not corner from which that little bitch scored
TheU2010-05-05 06:16:01 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by King Adriano

The Italian Football Federation are investigating unproven allegations that Juventus’ general director Luciano Moggi requested certain referees for matches.

The FIGC have opened an inquiry into the claims which were published by two national newspapers on Thursday in regard to intercepted telephone conversations back in 2004.

A series of telephone accounts between Moggi and others in the Italian game have been made public, but it is his relationship with Pierluigi Pairetto, a referee designator at the time, which has made the most headlines.

The Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere della Sera both printed transcripts of a conversation between the two in which Moggi asks for certain referees for friendly matches against Messina and Milan.

It has also been alleged that Moggi asked Pairetto, who was also part of UEFA’s refereeing commission, for a specific official in the 2004 Champions League preliminary tie against Djurgardens.

The FIGC inquiry did actually begin in March, but was only announced on Thursday, after the Italian Football Federation was handed the transcripts two months ago from a public prosecutors office in Turin.

Moggi has been unable to respond to the accusations because of Juventus’ enforced media blackout.

“We are in Press silence and I have no intention of making a comment,” said Moggi. “Everything is okay.”

Pairetto did look to defend himself though. “It’s sad to read such things which can give a different version of the truth,” he stated.

“My good faith can not be brought into question as a result.

“I have been in contact with many club officials over these years,” he added. “I’ve always looked to defend the work of referees.”

The inquiry continues.

Meanwhile, some whispers in Italy on Friday morning are suggesting that this latest bad publicity could see Moggi leave the Italian giants in the summer.

Former Roma director general Franco Baldini, who worked with boss Fabio Capello in the past, is already a contender to replace him.

They need investigators to suspect that? I coulda told them that back in 98 after the infamous 1-0. What's next they're gonna need investigators to find out Chelsea use shaddy tactics when recruiting players?
devious2010-05-05 05:28:09 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by TheU

They need investigators to suspect that? I coulda told them that back in 98 after the infamous 1-0. What's next they're gonna need investigators to find out Chelsea use shaddy tactics when recruiting players?

Exactly.. I know that they arnt gonna do anything about it.. Juve is an old mafia organization that knows how to clean the mess up before they got caught, and Moggi is one clever Corleoni.
King Adriano2010-05-05 07:47:49 +0000 #7
juve isn't a club anymore u'd better describe them as a gang of criminals.
devious2010-05-05 05:52:26 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by King Adriano

juve isn't a club anymore u'd better describe them as a gang of criminals.

did you just say ANYMORE? .. they have always been dude

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