Has anyone here ever heard of Accrington Stanley? Do you know where they play? Have they ever legitimately won a match?
Well, they have made the headlines now but not for winning, they've done it for cheating. Five of their players have been accused of gambling thousands of pounds on their team to lose. Personally, I would have thought it pretty short odds for them to lose so what can you win from a bet like that?
The betting scandal relates to Accrington Stanley's final game of the last League Two season at home to Bury. Four players then at Accrington - Jay Harris, David Mannix, Robert Williams and Peter Cavanagh - and Andrew Mangan, who was at Bury, have been charged. Both Harris and Cavanagh played in the game which ended 2-0 to Bury. Mannix is alleged to have placed stakes to the value of approximately £4,000; Mangan £3,500; Harris £2,000; Williams £1,000; and Cavanagh on a £5 accumulator.
Hardly a scandle that will rock the world now is it!!!