Paedophilia within the game

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  1. JPBB

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    All the clubs involved will be prepared for this. Their insurers and the clubs will have a process in place to help the victims.

    The only thing that can be done is to apologise, show that systems are in place so it can never happen again, pay compensation and continue to offer support to the victims. I am sure all the clubs involved will do this.
     
  2. petrusha

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    PS - Yes, if anyone still around would know what happened at City, it would be Bernard. He'll have signed off payments and made admin arrangements for any affiliated clubs for which we provided support. But the records probably don't survive and recollections of 35 years ago may be sketchy.

    PPS - There's a screen shot doing the rounds of a 'page not found' message on the City site which was claimed to be evidence that a statement was posted and hastily deleted. Presumably, if it's genuine, when someone realised that not all the verdicts have yet been handed down.
     
  3. Uncle Wally One Ball

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    Brilliant post
     
  4. Delboy352

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    Gary Speed committed suicide (said to have been abused by Bennell)...Tommy Caton had a drink problem, though he died of a heart attack...coincidence??
     
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    Most media outlets seem to be waiting for the rest of the verdicts before running such stories, but the Mail today has a long piece about Bennell. Includes some detail of how "one his accusers, Chris Unsworth, told the court that Bennell preyed on him after he was scouted for Manchester City as a junior and the abuse began 'straight away' after the defendant started giving him lifts to the club's then Platt Lane training ground."

    Link here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5380925/How-football-coach-Barry-Bennell-groomed-abused-boys.html#ixzz573yam2FZ
     
  6. Uncle Wally One Ball

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    I didnt like that headline and my view on it is that witness who mentioned Speed being abused should not have. That disclosure was not his to make really. Im sure Speed's family woukd have been aware of any issues but it was for them to mention really. It was said more in a speculative way by that witness, and I dont think that is right. There was an inquest held in which it wasnt raised as an issue. That was the correct forum in which that witness could have raised this. As I recall it, no mention was made to the coroner and his wife did not raise it either.
     
  7. Richard

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    All I say on this, is that a couple of years ago I reported a referee (who referees ages 8-16) to the FA for some very questionable behavior and they swept it all under the carpet.

    If that's been their approach in the past, then I dread to think how many cases are going to emerge.
     
  8. petrusha

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    From a Channel 5 correspondent in court:

     
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    And this just now from a BBC reporter at the court:

     
  10. petrusha

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    Bennell found guilty of three more of the charges, acccording to Daniel Taylor:



    If we're going to be picky, he means 'verdicts' and not 'pleas'.
     

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