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I was in the pub before the United v Blackburn game and they had Setanta Sports News on. Their betting tipster said his tip of the day was to put money on Rushden & Diamonds beating Weymouth.

The reason being that Rushden are close to liquidation and haven't paid their players this year so they had all gone on strike.

Weymouth had to field a youth team, Rushden won 9-0 and the bookies had to pay out £1m!!!

From independent.co.uk...

The Football Association are to question officials at Weymouth and Rushden & Diamonds after suspicious betting on the weekend match between the two clubs.

Weymouth lost 9-0 after their senior players refused to turn out for the Blue Square Premier match because of a dispute over pay.

News of the dispute had spread before the game and bookies took 10 times more than usual in bets on the game - all for a Rushden & Diamonds win.

An FA spokesman said: "We are aware of the concerns and we are investigating unusual betting patterns."

The bookies paid out around £1m but Totesport suspended betting on Saturday morning after "smelling a rat".

Totesport spokesman George Primarolo said: "People have got wind of the team news before the bookies have.

"This sort of thing happens in the lower leagues from time to time."
 
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