First XI

Stings in the tale

September 9, 2010
By Robin Hackett and John Brewin
With shock newspaper revelations currently providing many of the headlines in the world of sport, ESPNsoccernet selects a list of the First XI media stings.

Match-fixing scandal (1964)

We live in times where match-fixing is rearing its ugly head far too often in sport. English football is yet to be infected or at least exposed, but 1964 saw three leading players banned from the game for life after Sunday People journalist Mike Gabbert exposed a betting ring led by former Everton ...

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