Date: 6th October 2006 at 5:05pm
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It’s be quite an interesting few weeks when it comes to talk of ‘bungs’. We all watched the BBC’s Panarama’s under cover documentary with baited breath and it makes you think, it football in this country corrupt? Does it happen in the Coca-Cola leagues?

Last season, Mike Newell, the Luton Town manager, claimed that he was offered a bung and illegal financial payments were widespread in the transfer of football players in this country.

Newell’s claims prompted the FA and Premier League to set up a joint inquiry headed by Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

The preliminary findings of the Lord Stevens inquiry were announced earlier this week, but all we were told was that 39 transfers involving eight clubs will receive further, more detailed, investigation. The findings are expected to be made public at the end of the year.

One day later, in a separate announcement, the Football Association (FA) charged Charles Collymore, an agent featured in the recent Panorama documentary, with breaching their rules.

So, what do you, the readers of Vital Chester City think? Is there a bung culture in football and more importantly League Two?

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