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It would have explained a lot..... But no, this time its not Newcastle. :lol:

 

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Four professional football players have been accused of gambling thousands of pounds on their team to lose.

 

The players, who were at Accrington Stanley, along with one player from Bury, have been charged with breaching the FA's betting rules.

 

The betting scandal relates to Accrington's last game of the last League Two season at home to Bury.

 

Four players then at Accrington - Jay Harris, David Mannix, Robert Williams and Peter Cavanagh - have been charged with betting on a victory for the visitors.

 

Andrew Mangan, who was at Bury, has also been charged.

 

Both Harris and Cavanagh played in the game which ended 2-0 to Bury.

 

All five face serious sanctions including the possibility of long suspensions if the charges are found proven.

 

An FA statement said: "All five are alleged to have placed bets on Bury to win this match.

 

"Mannix is alleged to have placed stakes to the value of approximately £4,000; Mangan £3,500; Harris £2,000; Williams £1,000; and Cavanagh on a £5 accumulator."

 

The FA were alerted after bookies in the north-west reported unusual betting patterns in the lead-up to the match.

 

There were apparently higher than usual amounts being staked in particular areas of the country.

 

Harris, who is now registered at Chester City, has also been charged in relation to betting on a game involving his new club and another two League Two fixtures.

 

Cavanagh has also been charged with further breaches in relation to his betting on another Accrington Stanley match.

 

All five have until April 23 to respond to the charges.

 

Meanwhile, Leighton McGivern, also registered with Accrington Stanley at the time of the game, has also been charged over the attack.

 

He stands accused of failing to provide the FA with information requested during the course of the investigation.

 

He has denied the charge.

 

Cavanagh and Mannix are former Liverpool trainees, while Harris was a trainee at Everton.

 

Cavanagh and Williams are still registered with Accrington while Mannix is at Chester. Mangan is now with Blue Square Premier side Forest Green.

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It would have explained a lot..... But no, this time its not Newcastle. :mellow:

 

Shy Sports

 

 

Four professional football players have been accused of gambling thousands of pounds on their team to lose.

 

The players, who were at Accrington Stanley, along with one player from Bury, have been charged with breaching the FA's betting rules.

 

The betting scandal relates to Accrington's last game of the last League Two season at home to Bury.

 

Four players then at Accrington - Jay Harris, David Mannix, Robert Williams and Peter Cavanagh - have been charged with betting on a victory for the visitors.

 

Andrew Mangan, who was at Bury, has also been charged.

 

Both Harris and Cavanagh played in the game which ended 2-0 to Bury.

 

All five face serious sanctions including the possibility of long suspensions if the charges are found proven.

 

An FA statement said: "All five are alleged to have placed bets on Bury to win this match.

 

"Mannix is alleged to have placed stakes to the value of approximately £4,000; Mangan £3,500; Harris £2,000; Williams £1,000; and Cavanagh on a £5 accumulator."

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Its either stupidity or genius - I mean four grand on Bury vs. Accrington is pretty unusual, a fiver on an accumulator with other rigged games isn't, is it?

 

Seemingly they did it on all the games Accrington played this season, well apart from that friendly against the toon, they felt that was too risky tbh

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