14 Aug 2015 09:41:40
Does anyone else feel that sky having a sports information service and a betting service running hand in hand a conflict of interest? They seem to be able to influence betting markets with their ever reliable "sky sources" I find it unusual that this has never been questioned.

{Ed025's Note - oh it has dean, for a long time mate..

1.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 10:05:04
I have questioned it for the last 3 summers but people still insist on thinking they are reliable, would you trust Coral news or Ladbrokes sports news? It is exactly the same.

'Sky sources say xxxxx is going to sign for yyyyy, why not have a bet on it with skybet?'

The story about Otamendi from 'sky sources' yesterday came straight from the Manchester Evening News.

{Ed001's Note - the reason we had the words 'skybet' being filtered out of posts is that for a long time they would send in hundreds of posts a day across our football sites with completely made up rumours, trying to get free advertising. If they are that unscrupulous they would do that to a site they know they could easily afford to pay for advertising on, then it is difficult to see how anyone could trust them. Remember the Babel-copter on deadline day a few years ago? He told me himself it was utter bollox on the day as they were saying it! Every deadline day afterwards he would do joke tweets about it, taking the mick out of them for the lies they spread. It is sad really, as news services should be just that, services.}

2.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 10:17:35
I quite agree that has been going on for years sleazy barstewards

3.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 10:31:27
Wouldn't be surprised if their "expert" panel are "persuaded" to give certain predictions or plug certain transfer gossip. It's all corrupt.

4.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 12:38:18
Skysports is a shambles at the moment. The fact that they use Football manager stats to compare and discuss players at length is embarrassing

5.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 13:14:50
Cheers ed I had no idea they were that unscrupulous.

I'm just surprised the powers that be (whoever that is for this sort of thing) have not got involved I've been noticing for ages but it was only the otamendi news that made me really take notice.

6.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 14:09:56
It's cringeworthy

7.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 14:28:53
Just look at who owns Sky. Need we say anymore!!!

8.) 14 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015 19:07:54
I wouldn't be surprised if the manipulation of news and odds is not just a money making scheme, but also a practice to mitigate the bookies losses as a result of friends of ITK's being very lucky in the player transfers markets.