Resistance to Fifa is futile: fall in line or prepare to be Normalised

There is plenty up for grabs after the collapse of club football’s TV rights power base – and Fifa is ready to grab it Nobody wants a visit from the Normalisation Committee . This was the fate of the Samoan FA in June 2008 after concerns were raised about the state of its finances. At which point Fifa fired up the corvette and sent in its platoon of tuxedoed Mr Fix-its. Let’s be clear. Nobody wants a visit from this Normalisation Committee. The team of high moral priests sent to the Samoan FA’s door that day were handpicked by a specially convened Fifa emergency committee, a delegation that read, in no particular order: Sepp Blatter, Jack Warner, Issa Hayatou, Michel Platini, Reynald Temarii, Mohammad bin Hammam and Nicolás Leoz. Continue reading...