Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Rams in betting scandal

Rams in betting scandal

Rams in betting scandal

The Rams season has taken a turn for the better in recent weeks on the park but their season was given an unwanted pothole when an MP tabled a question in the House of Commons asking whether a game involving Paul Jewel`s side is at the centre of match-fixing allegations.

The game in questions was the 10-men Rams 2-1 victory at Carrow Road on October 4, and it emerged at the weekend that a Sunday newspaper handed over a document to the FA and the Gambling Commission detailing "extraordinary betting patterns in the Asian market during a recent Championship game."

The Rams haven`t been away from controversy this season, but a Derby County spokesman said they have had no contact from the Football Association about the matter, and Norwich City also said they had not heard from the FA.

The FA and the Gambling Commission have so far refused to reveal which game was involved, but this hasn`t stopped the accusations.
"We will consider any evidence which is brought to our attention. We are committed to thoroughly investigating any allegations of this nature," said a spokesman for the FA.

A spokesman for the Gambling Commission added: "When concerns are raised, we look at them and will consider what action will be necessary, but we cannot comment on individual cases."

Now one MP has tabled a Parliamentary question to ask if the FA had revealed to ministers whether the match involved was the Carrow Road clash on October 4 which Derby won 2-1.

Norman Lamb, a Norwich City supporter and North Norfolk Liberal Democrat MP, has asked Andy Burnham, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:
"What discussions has he had with the FA on allegations of match-fixing and unusual betting activity in the game?"

Norwich North MP Ian Gibson, a Norwich City season ticket holder, has also tabled a question which reads:
"To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Football Association in respect of recent allegations of match-fixing and unusual betting activity on a Football League Championship match."

The questions were due to be listed in the house today.

A spokesman for the Rams said last night: "We have had no contact from the FA at all on this or any other issue."
Norwich City also said they had not heard from the FA. "We can confirm that we are aware of the speculation but the club has not been contacted by the FA," said a spokesman.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Thursday October 16 2008
Time: 12:29PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Did anyone win the bet........
lincolnblue
16/10/2008 19:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Bent Ready For Brighton Test

Darren Bent is looking forward to Derby County`s trip to the Amex Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday as he returns to the club he spent time on loan at last season.

Wassall: Keep Momentum Going

Darren Wassall says his Derby County team have to keep their recent run of form going as the play-offs approach but that they can`t wait to get started.

Join Vital Derby!!

Why not join Vital Derby! With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

Vital MotM v. Sheffield Wednesday - Johnny Russell

Johnny Russell`s recent fine run of form continued as he was voted Vital Derby reader`s Man of the Match for the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Result v. Brighton?
Suggested By: MikeC
Brighton win56%
Draw11%
Derby win33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

May 2 2016 2:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship