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babubangla
May 3, 2005, 08:54 AM
Abahani defeated Mohammedan by 4-2 in Tie-breaker in the Federation Cup 3rd Place decider match today in Dhaka. This is Mohammedan's 3rd consecutive defeat to Abahani including the infamous 5-1 defeat this month.

Both Clubs tried to avoid this match showing the excuse of player injury. Both Abahani and Mohammedan failed to fulfill their supporter’s expectation in all tournaments since last year. This year is the worst year for both club including couple of humiliating defeat. Several news media reported that both club officials came to an agreement to avoid the game because any further defeat to any side will become the victim of supporters rage. But Football Federation forced them to play. Janakantha reported yesterday that there is a chance of math fixing where both club will avoid defeat in the 90 minute match and then go tie-breaker for trying their luck. This way they both will be able to avoid defeat in the match and a tie-breaker defeat is much more of a consolation to the supporters. It will be a shameful incident if the Janakantha report of a possible match-fixing come true.

The result of today's match exactly followed the media report. 90 minute match was goal-less. Then in Tie-breaker, Abahani won the lottery. This might be a coincident. Or it might be an incident of match-fixing. We will have to wait till the sports report comes on tomorrow’s newspapers.

It may or may not be a fixed match.
BUT....isn't it shameful enough that we are in a situation to discuss a possible Abahani-Mohammedan match-fixing. From my childhood, I used to watch Abahani-Mohammedan match as an arch-rivalry, a classic thriller and a game of honor. Alas!! Now they came so down that people can even thing about match-fixing!!!

mahbubH
May 3, 2005, 09:35 AM
Weldone ... our football has a bright future.

babubangla
May 3, 2005, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
Weldone ... our football has a bright future.

I just noticed that you became a "Cricket Legend" by posting more than 2000 posts. Congratulations for your active participation in this forum.

mahbubH
May 3, 2005, 09:56 AM
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I just noticed that you became a "Cricket Legend" by posting more than 2000 posts. Congratulations for your active participation in this forum.

Thank you.

.. last 50 posts were pretty fast! (actually I am trying to spend less time here!)

babubangla
May 3, 2005, 12:56 PM
Daily Star on Abahani-Mohammedan Match-Fixing Allegation: It was nothing but a 'pure friendly'

The newspaper reports started to come. The Daily Star reports that Abahani and Mohammedan was involed in "match-fixing".

Daily Start report says:
With Mohammedan fielding a very inexperienced side resting captain Alfaz and Abahani forwards wasting sitter after sitter, the fans and critics eventually reached a verdict that the goalless 90 minutes was nothing but a 'pure friendly'.

Source: The Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/05/04/d50504040530.htm)

Edited on, May 3, 2005, 5:57 PM GMT, by babubangla.

al
May 3, 2005, 01:00 PM
:down:

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 3, 2005, 02:24 PM
i dont care. as long as it was not in the finals it doesnt make any difference. who cares about being 3 or 4. because 3rd or 4th place doesnt really matter too much for these teams anyway because they already have been the champions many time before. so when they found out that they wont be able to be the champions or the runners up they let it go. good decision. no point of playing big players in this match. well if it was a new team they would have surely played it because for them its a big achievement to come to this stage. but for abahani and mohamedan its nothing.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 5, 2005, 05:07 PM
jak tao shesh porjonto abahani jitse aita jeneo bhalo lagtese.

Mahmood
May 6, 2005, 07:58 AM
I am not sure if match fixing goes with this game. First Abahoni and Mohammedan both informed BFF that they are not interested to play the 3rd position decider. But was forced to play. Neither cared, did not try to win it either, thus you got the tie breaker.

Normally a match is fixed to let one win to gain significant advantage. This was the opposite, none wanted to play and had to go there, shoot the ball, for heck of it.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 6, 2005, 01:09 PM
apni kintu thiki bolechen aitake kintu ashole match fixing bola jai na. match fixing chilo jeta sami kintu koekdin age korechilen. nijer matchti chere diyechen jate onno kono team out a jai. tobe aikhane erokom kono situation chilo na. tara duidoli out hoye giyeche agai. tader ar onno kono dolke out korar proyojon nai. but aitake bad sporting behavior bola jete pare bole kintu ami mone kori. dannabad.

desi_pride
May 7, 2005, 09:04 AM
How many teams are there {BFF} ?

Edited on, May 7, 2005, 2:05 PM GMT, by desi_pride.

chyicarus
May 7, 2005, 11:50 AM
Whats new in our football culture? The type of ppl running the BFF is pathetic, so are the club ppl. The problem is that our domestic cricket has a tendency to follow the same culture of football, which is very unfortunate.