What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
trouble is that, when you have club owners as rich as those of Man City, there isn't really much point in giving them a big fine if they breach the rules. Their owners could pay any fine without batting an eyelid.
They can't deduct them points or relegate them from domestic competitons, as that can only be done by our own authorities. So a European ban is the only effective punishment that will hurt the owners.
It is a second offence as well, so I'm not surprised the punishment is as harsh as it is. I expect lawyers on both sides of the argument will be looking forward to bumper pay days over the next few months!
Fair enough but look at our own FA and their different treatment of clubs depending on how big they are and the number of glory hunting parasites that cram the pubs when they are playing (that’s not Man City BTW). But I remember when Swindon got relegated two divisions and for the same offence Spurs were deducted 12 points.
Hardly on the same scale . Swindon had been making irregular payments over several seasons, defrauding the Inland Revenue and of course Macari and co and their betting offences. Spurs had declared all and had their point deduction over-turned and rightly so. Was a time when the Inland Revenue went for the big clubs due to what was going on elsewhere. Spurs' debts to the Inland Revenue were clear at the time of the investigation and irregularities which I think numbered 4 were due to previous owners. Swindon had 40 odd and their chairman prosecuted as was on'going at the time of the investigation. Vastly different cases
Post by jesusmcmuffin on Feb 14, 2020 20:48:06 GMT
If it's over-turned as allegedly Man City owners are pretty sure it will then it makes a mockery of the rule.They had been warned previously and perhaps just expected a fine which is chunk change to them. AC Milan accepted a 1 year ban didn't they?
Manchester City and their new money have a face that simply doesn't fit where the suits want to take the European competitions.
My thoughts too. I’m pretty sure if it was Liverpool or Man U nothing would happen.
What about AC Milan? Man City have spent in the region of a billion pounds since the owners came in. Not to do with faces not fitting, outrageous spending at a level that breaks all rules more like. It's not like Man City dominate the competition or anything. Liverpool sold Coutinho and spent superbly. AC Milan are one of Europe's giants and were banned.
In a way good as I hate man citeh. In another way I hope they take UEFA to court and ffp is fucked off.
Wonder if they'll do the same to someone like PSG. Doubt it cause they just don't want English clubs dominating europe.
Don't be ridiculous PSG are French rules don't apply
PSG like Man City were investigated previously but since then PSG have sold almost 100 million pounds worth of players and loaned out some big earners. True some have come in but Man city made 2 signings worth 120 million amongst others. I think PSG had a 60 million Euro shortfall to comply to FFP which they seemingly have done.Not sure what being French really has to do with it. Seems Man City have just carried on spending big.
If I’m right this isn’t about numbers but UEFA believe that their sponsorship deal is purely backed by their owner. As this is pushed through his company I really can’t see how UEFA can prove this unless there’s a clear UEFA rule that says the amount must be relative to a competing offer, even so the mega rich will get round it. From my ill informed view it looks like a silly move by UEFA, it looks very difficult to prove and I’d guess they’re going to have to climb down eventually.