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More 'blubbing' about gambling here 12:19 - Jan 11 with 758 viewsSteve_M


https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/11/people-dying-campaign-gambling-


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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 12:24 - Jan 11 with 739 viewsIpswich24

obviously not a problem for people CAN gamble responsibly. Unfortunately there are many of us out there who can't!

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 12:32 - Jan 11 with 718 viewsC_HealyIsAPleasure

Someone posted the other day that gambling is this countries blind spot currently - I have to agree

Significant changes need to be made ASAP IMO, as it’s only getting worse

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 12:41 - Jan 11 with 693 viewsRyorry

Who has "blubbed" about gambling?

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:41 - Jan 11 with 603 viewsSteve_M

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 12:41 - Jan 11 by Ryorry

Who has "blubbed" about gambling?


Well, apparently, anyone who expressed a contrary opinion on the Magical Vegas sponsorship.

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:47 - Jan 11 with 594 viewsjjblue84

If you pretend gambling is a 'disease', then you will get a lot more of it!
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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:49 - Jan 11 with 593 viewsLeagueOne

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:41 - Jan 11 by Steve_M

Well, apparently, anyone who expressed a contrary opinion on the Magical Vegas sponsorship.


They are just taking pops at anyone over anything now, pure trolling, no intelect behind them or their posts. They're poed that they have most of the season wrong and are taking it out on other posters.

It's time to make the best of it.
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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:50 - Jan 11 with 589 viewsJ2BLUE

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:41 - Jan 11 by Steve_M

Well, apparently, anyone who expressed a contrary opinion on the Magical Vegas sponsorship.


To be fair, the reaction was massively OTT. I understand the objections, but it was OTT.

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:52 - Jan 11 with 578 viewsSpruceMoose

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 12:32 - Jan 11 by C_HealyIsAPleasure

Someone posted the other day that gambling is this countries blind spot currently - I have to agree

Significant changes need to be made ASAP IMO, as it’s only getting worse


That was me. Remember me when it comes to the 2019 POTY vote.

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 15:24 - Jan 11 with 545 viewsLeagueOne

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:50 - Jan 11 by J2BLUE

To be fair, the reaction was massively OTT. I understand the objections, but it was OTT.


A bit like being saying we'd be 20 points clear of relegation after signing a load of third division players then?

It's time to make the best of it.
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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 15:29 - Jan 11 with 535 viewsJ2BLUE

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 15:24 - Jan 11 by LeagueOne

A bit like being saying we'd be 20 points clear of relegation after signing a load of third division players then?


That was a failed prediction. Not exactly like reacting with pure rage over something is it?

Well shoehorned though. You keep furiously tugging yourself off to the thought of relegation.

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 15:30 - Jan 11 with 533 viewsC_HealyIsAPleasure

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:52 - Jan 11 by SpruceMoose

That was me. Remember me when it comes to the 2019 POTY vote.


Too early I’m afraid, should have saved it for December 30th

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 16:44 - Jan 11 with 501 viewsSuperfrans

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 14:50 - Jan 11 by J2BLUE

To be fair, the reaction was massively OTT. I understand the objections, but it was OTT.


Me too.

Gambling is much too ingrained in the sport right now. I can totally understand how people who, in my day as a teenager getting into football, would never have placed a bet, might now use one of the apps and special deals and find themselves reeled in. Football is swilling in money and should consider its part in adding to the gambling addiction in this country.

But, ITFC is not swilling in cash and has to compete with everyone else to keep its head above water. It could take the moral high ground (as it arguably has over FFP) but risks damaging itself in doing so. It would be like refusing to engage in the ludicrous loan system, when everyone else is, and put itself at a disadvantage vs other clubs.

The best solution would be for Government or the FA to clamp down further on gambling sponsorship, so all clubs can pull out of it and nobody would be disadvantaged. When you have clubs like Stoke owned by the founders of Bet 365, The FA are unlikely to do anything any time soon though.

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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 17:15 - Jan 11 with 467 viewsTrumptonBlue

I remain uncomfortable with having a betting company as our sponsor, and don't believe the money we received was worth it (the entire amount we are getting over three years was given to Shrewsbury for Nolan and Nsiala).

But my biggest blub was always about the state of the logo, and the shirts still look fricking horrendous.
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More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 17:45 - Jan 11 with 443 viewsRyorry

More 'blubbing' about gambling here on 16:44 - Jan 11 by Superfrans

Me too.

Gambling is much too ingrained in the sport right now. I can totally understand how people who, in my day as a teenager getting into football, would never have placed a bet, might now use one of the apps and special deals and find themselves reeled in. Football is swilling in money and should consider its part in adding to the gambling addiction in this country.

But, ITFC is not swilling in cash and has to compete with everyone else to keep its head above water. It could take the moral high ground (as it arguably has over FFP) but risks damaging itself in doing so. It would be like refusing to engage in the ludicrous loan system, when everyone else is, and put itself at a disadvantage vs other clubs.

The best solution would be for Government or the FA to clamp down further on gambling sponsorship, so all clubs can pull out of it and nobody would be disadvantaged. When you have clubs like Stoke owned by the founders of Bet 365, The FA are unlikely to do anything any time soon though.


For me it's the moving pitch perimeter ads which are the worst. Shirt images are something you get so used to after a while that you simply don't "see" them any more. but you can't avoid the deliberately intrusive constant presence of the moving perimeter ones. As I said on CHIAP's thread, the latter normalise gambling for all watching, including - actually, especially - young kids.

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