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stanley

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The Irish OC are just threading water in the hope their financial exposure does not increase, Pat sure did drop them in the shlte, perhaps when the Rio case is finished they can then take an action against Pat to recover legal fees not taken care of in the insurance policy held, ironically taken out by Pat.

Pat might also get pulled into the ticket fiasco at the FAI through his close relationship with Del Boy but Marcus Evans probably has this all sewn up legally wise.

No doubts everything Pat did was premeditated and the Azeris do not mind dropping the bail monies for their mate, Pat.
 

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Smell of Anglo-Irish Golden Circle about all that. Who is to say Pat's mates didn't arrange a dig-out by compensating the bail-posters, all of them knowing that Pat was never going to go back to Brazil.

He's the sort of chap who has been around so long he'd have the latitude and longitude of any number of buried bodies so it wouldn't be hard to rustle up a few buds who'd prefer Pat was sweet.

That whole side of things could be a put up job for all anyone knows. Not as if disguised dig-outs are something we are unfamiliar with.
 

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Smell of Anglo-Irish Golden Circle about all that. Who is to say Pat's mates didn't arrange a dig-out by compensating the bail-posters, all of them knowing that Pat was never going to go back to Brazil.


The Azeris provided the bail monies for Pat and are quite happy to leave them behind, Pat got them the European Games, and was involved in the background on football and probably the Eurovision, all of which legitimised Azerbaijan in a European context and the infrastructure was badly needed.

Would not be surprised if they put up a statue to Pat but am sure he will settle for the annual retainer and other crumbs from this oil rich country and their ruling family.
 

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They are a truly sh1tty bunch sitting on whatever passes for an economy, oil notwithstanding. No way should those sort of dealings pass any kind of due diligence.
 

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They are a truly sh1tty bunch sitting on whatever passes for an economy, oil notwithstanding. No way should those sort of dealings pass any kind of due diligence.

Am sure Pat is down there quite a bit on the holiers, would not be surprised to see Del Boy turn up in some role as the years are rolling on for Pat and he saw Del Boy as his protege for a long time.
 

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Problem for our olympians here is that now we all know how dirty it is at the top.

So what value is a gold "medal" from an org that is so corrupt, and full of sportsmen on steroids or whatever?
 

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Problem for our olympians here is that now we all know how dirty it is at the top.

So what value is a gold "medal" from an org that is so corrupt, and full of sportsmen on steroids or whatever?
I take your point but Pat is allowed to float around by OCI and the Irish Govt (who should have done more), the Brasil authorities seem to be letting in go and hanging on to the bail money, Pat appears to be self-suspended from IOC but still a member, as his close friend, Thomas Bach, also does nothing.
 

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"A statement from the French ministry of justice confirmed the sentence for the 87-year-old from Senegal, who had been charged with directly or indirectly soliciting €3.45m in bribes from athletes, many of them Russian, to cover up positive drug tests".


This will be a big reminder to Pat that his past still has the ability to catch up with him, he will be feeling a little more nervous and also hoping his pal, Del Boy, keeps their secrets.

Personally, would not want to be relying on Del Boy.
 

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