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Just a little XT plee.

If any of you know the story behind the 1973 Cup winners Cup then you will know how disgraceful the corruption in that game was.

In order to reverse the result the MEP for Yorkshire has set up a petition to be sent to UEFA for them to reverse the result of this game after the referee was proven to be corrupt.

http://www.richardcorbett.org.uk/leedsunitedpetition.htm

For people who dont know the story or dont believe it, this is how it goes.

This is from the website

"In 1973 Leeds United were cheated out of the European Cup Winners' Cup. Referee Christos Michas made a series of outrageous decisions in the final which allowed Milan to clinch a narrow 1-0 victory in Thessalonik. Michas's performance was considered so dubious UEFA banned him from refereeing international games for life. Few doubt Milan bribed the Greek official but they were allowed to keep the trophy.

Bribery in any form of sport is completely unacceptable and results which have been tainted by match-fixing must be reversed if sport is to retain its integrity. UEFA can show its commitment to fair play by dealing with breaches of it seriously.

Please sign my petition to UEFA which demands an investigation into the match and to award the 1973 Cup Winners' Cup to Leeds should evidence be found the match was fixed.

The petition will be handed to UEFA on May 16th, the 36th anniversary of the final. "

And the wikipedia page

"The season 1972-73 of the European Cup Winners' Cup football club tournament was won by AC Milan after a 1-0 victory against Leeds United at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki, in Greece. Milan's victory was blemished by the poor refereeing of Christos Michas, who made several dubious decisions in favour of the Italian side, and who eventually sent off Norman Hunter for Leeds. The crowd at the final was so incensed by the combination of Michas' arguably one-sided refereeing and the Italians' game-killing, defensive tactics, that they threw missiles at the Milan players when they attempted their lap of triumph. Instead, for the first and last time in the history of the trophy, the losing side took a lap of honor around the field, with the Leeds players receiving applause from the local sets of fans.

Michas was subsequently investigated by the Greek FA, on suspicion that he'd accepted a bribe by Milan. He was banned by UEFA from refereeing on international level again. Leeds United attempted to gain a replay but their request was denied by UEFA"


Please sign the petition and help get justice for the team the deserves it.
 

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It was a daylight robbery of course and it wasn't the only time an English club was blatantly cheated by a Serie A club in the early 70's as Juve bought the referee in 1973 CL semifinal vs Derby.

But let's face it - Internet petitions are utterly pointless.
 

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I find it funny that a Leeds fan is moaning about others cheating. Good luck trying to get people to care for your club, its not going to happen.
 

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I find it funny that a Leeds fan is moaning about others cheating. Good luck trying to get people to care for your club, its not going to happen.
You make it sound like were known for cheating ?

Tell me when ?
 

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Nothing wrong with a little bribe now and then.

Forca Porto. Hala Madrid.
 

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Your chance to help reverse the result of football corruption
Great Thread, Great Petition.

Its Right to do whats Right ! Whateva the outcome !

ACM again :doh: ...... :yuck: ..... :finger:
 

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Put this thread in the Inter forum, you will get much more sympathy from us....more 'signatures' too :thumbsup:

EDIT - nvm didn't check the inter forum you already have one there :howler: :D
 

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I'd rather rim Jack Charlton than give up 30 seconds of my time to sign that load of bollocks.:)
 

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Dirty Leeds?
Oh you mean that nickname that was given to one of the most succesful teams in our country.

That nickname that was given to a team that simply did what all team should do... Stick up for your man.If you see a team mate get hit, you make sure the opponent knows that theyre playing a team, not an individual.

Thats what it was all about.

Give me one example of Leeds cheating and then ill accept were dirty leeds.
 

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By the way, A precedent for this has already been set.

UEFA earlier awarded a semi final win in favour of Notts Forest as a result of bribery despite them initially "losing"
 

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Oh you mean that nickname that was given to one of the most succesful teams in our country.

That nickname that was given to a team that simply did what all team should do... Stick up for your man.If you see a team mate get hit, you make sure the opponent knows that theyre playing a team, not an individual.

Thats what it was all about.

Give me one example of Leeds cheating and then ill accept were dirty leeds.
Read 'The Damned Utd' by David Peace. You'll learn a thing or two about your own club.
 

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That was probably the most obvious of the "Golden Fixes" by Italian clubs Milan, Juve, Roma and sadly, Inter...
 

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Read 'The Damned Utd' by David Peace. You'll learn a thing or two about your own club.
Filipe the movie of that book is out now here in England :thumbsup:

Regarding this pathetic petition, Pure sign of desperation from a faded club who no one cares for. PATHETIC :thmbdown:
 

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Did Leeds made it out of Conference yet?
 

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Read 'The Damned Utd' by David Peace. You'll learn a thing or two about your own club.
Will I ?

If you knew anything, youd know a lot of it is fiction.

Read about fiction... you might learn a lot about life.

Also, I refused to buy the book but have seen the film. Think it tells you a lot Clough initially worshipped the ground Revie walked on.
 

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This thread has turned upside down and the thread starter is getting attacked instead. :howler:
 
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