Monday, 23 November 2015

If

If referees in the Premier League earn a couple of grand per week while officiating on matches with global betting volumes of £5 billion,
If referees for all Premier League games are selected by just one individual;
If referees work with agents to promote the agents' clients on the field of play,
If referees are at the root of most matchfixing crises:

If bookmakers accept insider trading merely treating it as competitive advantage in the marketplace,
If bookmakers trade such knowledge at dark pool poker tables of corruption;
If bookmakers own football clubs and, on occasions, coerce players to perform appropriately,
If bookmakers create spot markets to corrupt the minutiae of in-play actions:

If agents are non-regulated and are the primary lubrication of criminalities in the sport,
If agents work together in a fragmented cartel to pool ownership of players to solicit matchfixing;
If agents are engaging in third party ownership and the trafficking of children from developing countries,
If agents pay backhanders to managers to pick certain players for mutual benefit:

If institutional bodies decide on winners and losers according to private agendas of power and marketing,
If institutional bodies incorporate systemic corruptions at top levels of the game;
If institutional bodies established to monitor insider trading and matchfixing are infrastructurally compromised,
If there are no global, EU or governmental actions to confront these corruptions:

If clubs, owners, managers, referees, agents, administrators and players bet on the outcomes of games,
If clubs exert power over lesser clubs in the same leagues with agreed outcomes being the norm;
If clubs focus more on unearthing lucrative marketing deals than on winning trophies,
If clubs built on debt can only survive by matchfixing their games:

If coercion, threats, menaces, violence and murders are the primary modes of controlling non-acquiescent individuals,
If transnational organised crime and global mafiosi are actively involved at all levels of corruption;
If suitcases of cash and offshore illicit money flows are the norm in financial transactions,
If there are administrators who facilitate these corruptions based on laissez faire capitalism:

If the Fit-and-Proper-Person Test results in clubs being owned by entirely unfit and entirely improper individuals,
If owners take over clubs to asset strip and to monetise the debris via inversion capitalism;
If money laundering, fraud, utilisation of offshore financial centres and beneficial ownership is the norm,
If clubs are held offshore for tax and/or regulatory avoidance to the benefit of the owners:

If spurious and fake arguments are repeatedly made against the use of video technology in the sport,
If there are no laws against insider trading and no Commitment of Traders' reports;
If there is widespread use of performance enhancing substances and their related masking agents,
If the market capitalisation of major clubs is dwarfed by global betting turnover on any of their matches:

If fans and the public are kept in the dark about all these machinations due to a blackout by the mainstream media,
If there is nowhere for whistleblowers to go with information about corruptions;
If the reward for being a criminalised player is a lifelong role as a media analyst or commentator,
If huge fortunes are being made while meritocracy is always trumped by the performativity of corrupt practices:

Then FOOTBALL IS FIXED as is everything within it,
But - no despair - for we, the fans, are legion, my son.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Leech Consultancy - The Twilight Zone (A Flashback Post from September 2013)


                                       A Leech Consultant Settling Down At The Desk

Leeching: To feed, a leech attaches itself to a human or animal through suckers at each end of its body and then eats its host's blood. Leeches can eat six to eight times their body weight, but rather than sinking to the bottom of the body of water, leeches produce a natural anticoagulant or blood thinner, which keeps the blood in them from thickening and clotting and allows them to stay mobile.

We leech...

Leech consultants optimise performance.

All cutting edge bodies understand the quest to gain robust competitive advantage. They seek leech consultants.

Leeches sit on the threshold between white markets and grey but spend all of their time forensically analysing the grey and, in particular, the black markets.
Especially in mature market late capitalism.

Take football.

No institution, club, bookmaker, agent or association can admit the extent to which insider gambling has spread through the sport like a rampant cancer.
Recent arrests in Australia, Singapore and El Salvador (where five players with more than 50 international appearances are implicated) together with the banning of numerous clubs has to be held at the marketing damage limitation level of  "a few bad apples" - activities undertaken by poorly paid fringe players in peripheral territories often influenced by rogue South East Asian underground markets.

But the corruption is far more central to the FIFA Football Family than that.
Yet this cannot be made public and cannot be acknowledged.

Many loci within the game are desperate for this knowledge.

Without such knowledge, people in the "sport" are unable to protect themselves from corruptions perpetrated against their interests.
Strategic defence is the name of the modern game.

Leech consultancy bridges this divide.

Football is Fixed are a leech consultancy network.
We operate to stretch the belief mechanisms of clients regarding the degrees of corruption across the football continuum.
We create defensive yet assertive strategies to optimise performance in this environment, a consultative aikido.

We circumvent the issue of our tendencies to whistleblow by developing robust contracts and establishing a unique structure of operation.

We leech ourselves onto an entity or individual approximate to the body to whom we consult. This entity/individual then liaises between the two parties.
At no time do the two parties need to meet and any data, information and/or privileged knowledge that is requested can always be denied if deemed incriminating.

Every entity has to cut corners to exist in this domain and nobody should trust justice-based whistleblowers.
Leech consultancy is the only solution.

Our consultancy spectrum includes market analysis, economic modelling, risk analysis, corruption forensics, holographic modelling of white/ grey/ black market structures in mature markets, defensive strategies against corruptions perpetrated against a clients' interests, holistic sabermetrics utilising our data archive, intermarket analysis, dark pool poker table analysis, creation of regulatory structures to disarm corrupt processes, behavioural economic modelling, scenario analysis, establishing creative match strategies in enemy environments, legal market hacking, fraud investigation, exposing corrupted market loopholes, psychology of finance...

We provide good health and our clients provide sustenance.

N.B. Of course, there is a branch of leech consultancy that enacts strategic exploitation of late capitalist structures and markets but that is an entirely different form of leech consultancy known as the sociopathic. We could do that too but we choose not to.

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