Good. Blatter is back in.
You're surprisingly good at this 'glass half-full' business
. Best I could offer is "Football still exists".
The incentive to make a 'big play' as the Americans call it might be lower without him, but I was under the impression that this investigation has been many years in the making and they are going to question people regardless of whether they are in a job or not. Although I also thought that the FBI timed their raid right before the vote to try and get some knee-jerk decisions going and sweep in on the confusion as the catalyst for more change, but the accused seem to have held strong for this round... well played
I've said it before (maybe not here), but I'd infinitely prefer the way FIFA is set up (on paper at the very least), than a hypothetical where football is governed by the 'big clubs'. England's 'next great hope', The Hurrikane is in Australia right now ready to play a post-season friendly against Sydney FC, and Tottenham Hotspur were very vocal about not wanting him to attend the European U-21 Championships this summer because of that trip and how any more football may 'tire him out' for next season, as opposed to a shirt-selling jaunt on the other side of the planet
. If they had the power they'd probably have used it to shut down the tournament to be on the safe side...
On the FBI investigation, though, I think it will eventually end with the discovery that most of the money surrounding FIFA came via a 'legal' source - from the Monetary Utilising Gaming Sector who purchase packs of virtual player cards for their FIFA Ultimate Teams... aaaaaand we're back on topic .