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      Man City could face UEFA CL season ban

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      Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      May 14, 2019 09:26:15 am
      So man city might get suspended from next year's champions league for breaking financial fair play. Why not Dock the cheating bas**rds points from there league total. Hand the league title back and give it where it belongs in anfield. If this was a horse race and a jockey breaks law the horse is demoted and jockey suspended. Cheating dirty cu*ts. Throw the book at them if there found guilty
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #1: May 14, 2019 10:06:15 am
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48265079

      Manchester City won the Premier League for the fourth time in eight seasons on Sunday

      Uefa investigators want Manchester City to be banned from the Champions League for a season if they are found guilty of breaking financial rules.

      However, according to one well-placed source, a final decision is yet to be made by chief investigator Yves Leterme.

      The former Belgian prime minister, chairman of the investigatory panel of Uefa's independent financial control board, is set to make a recommendation this week.

      With no vote in such cases, the final say lies with him but several of his colleagues are understood to have firmly expressed the view at a recent meeting that a season-long ban would be a suitable punishment if City are found guilty.


      Manchester City lost to Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals this season and have never got past the semi-finals
      What are City alleged to have done?

      Leterme and his team have been looking at evidence first uncovered in a series of leaks published by the German newspaper Der Spiegel last year.

      The reports alleged that Manchester City had broken Financial Fair Play regulations by inflating the value of a multimillion-pound sponsorship deal. City were fined £49m in 2014 for a previous breach of regulations.

      The Premier League champions denied any wrongdoing, and Uefa said it could not comment on an ongoing investigation, but according to the New York Times, investigators now want rules upheld and City punished with a ban.

      Uefa's adjudicatory chamber would have to decide whether it agreed with any recommendation from Leterme - expected in the next 48 hours - although it is unlikely to apply to next season's competition because City could appeal, and even take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

      But it would still be a major blow for a club desperate to win Europe's most prestigious club competition for the first time, and who could also soon face a transfer ban, with the FA, Premier League and Fifa also currently investigating City over their signing of youth players.

      Earlier this season, a statement from Manchester City said: "The accusation of financial irregularities is entirely false.

      "Manchester City welcomes the opening of a formal Uefa investigation as an opportunity to bring to an end the speculation resulting from the illegal hacking and out of context publication of City emails.

      "The club's published accounts are full and complete and a matter of legal and regulatory record."

      Financial Fair Play was introduced by Uefa to prevent clubs in its competitions from spending beyond their means and stamp out what its then president Michel Platini called "financial doping" within football.

      Under the rules, financial losses are limited and clubs are also obliged to meet all their transfer and employee payment commitments at all times.

      Clubs need to balance football-related expenditure - transfers and wages - with television and ticket income, plus revenues raised by their commercial departments. Money spent on stadiums, training facilities, youth development or community projects is exempt.

      The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), set up by Uefa, has the ultimate sanction of banning clubs from Uefa competitions, with other potential punishments including warnings, fines, withholding prize money, transfer bans, points deductions, a ban on registration of new players and a restriction on the number of players who can be registered for Uefa competitions.
      Has anyone been punished before?

      In 2014, Qatar-owned Paris St-Germain received a similar financial punishment to the one City received.

      PSG were deemed to have breached FFP rules when the CFCB decided their back-dated £167m sponsorship contract with the Qatar Tourism Authority, which wiped out their losses, had an unfair value.

      That meant the French side exceeded allowed financial losses by a wide margin when, under FFP rules, clubs were limited to losses of £37m over the previous two years.

      They received a fine, a spending cap and were only allowed to register 21 players for the Champions League for a season.

      PSG also remain under investigation for their 2017-18 finances when they signed Neymar from Barcelona for a world record £222m euros (£200m) and Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, initially on loan, for 180m euros (£165.7m).
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #2: May 14, 2019 12:35:23 pm
      PSG (Qatar).
      Citeh (UAE).

      Not football clubs competing but Gulf States backed by oil...
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #3: May 14, 2019 03:31:24 pm
      Will the Premier League also take action, if so what? Can it dock points from a campaign that has finished or would it be from next seasons campaign? City starting from -10 would be fun but I'd prefer if they had 2 points docked form the previous campaign, they do not deserve any of their cups or titles if they cheated.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #4: May 14, 2019 04:04:23 pm
      The thing is they have cheated for so long that they have everything in place to take punishments. They have a large world class squad. Transfer ban will not effect them for 12 months.  If the Premiership get involved then they should be sent back to the Championship relegate them.  Like to see if Pepe would manage them for another season.  We will see all the rats jump the ship.

      In my opinion though UEFA just wants some dough.  They've known about this for far too long.  Yes it seems they have been taking the piss of late if the information is correct.  They have known about it in some capacity all along.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #5: May 15, 2019 07:11:16 pm
      they are talking about spending £200 million this summer they found the money down the back of the Sofa.
      Seriously how hard is it to track the source of the fortunes they have spent. Lets see how UEFA f**k this one up.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #6: May 15, 2019 07:23:12 pm
      I've posted this before but if anyone wants to read about the full extent of their skullduggery, here's the first chapter of the excellent der Spiegel report on it.

      https://www.spiegel.de/international/manchester-city-exposed-bending-the-rules-to-the-tune-of-millions-a-1236346.html
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #7: May 15, 2019 11:43:20 pm
      Rick Parry apparently part of the panel deciding their fate. Expect a complete sham.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #8: May 16, 2019 08:41:49 am
      Rick Parry apparently part of the panel deciding their fate. Expect a complete sham.

      he will have the deciding vote however he will be in the cinema with his phone off when he should be voting.
      Just cant see them taking on City it will be a slap on the wrist and nothing more.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #9: May 16, 2019 11:12:32 pm
      I've posted this before but if anyone wants to read about the full extent of their skullduggery, here's the first chapter of the excellent der Spiegel report on it.

      https://www.spiegel.de/international/manchester-city-exposed-bending-the-rules-to-the-tune-of-millions-a-1236346.html

      Absolutely world class writing that and top top journalism. Must read for everyone!
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #10: May 17, 2019 07:48:35 am
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #11: May 17, 2019 09:31:45 am

      WOW, I know the oil money was dirty but this really goes way beyond that, so glad we were never bought by DIC. `

      I wonder if Sterling has the mental capacity to realise the hypocrisy of banging on about racism whilst working for an organisation (because that's what it is) that carries out ethnic cleansing, in Yemen, and suppresses its own people in the most brutal of ways.
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      Reply #12: May 17, 2019 06:14:59 pm
      WOW, I know the oil money was dirty but this really goes way beyond that, so glad we were never bought by DIC. `

      Personally think that due to the relation between Maktoum and City’s owner, had the DIC managed to complete our takeover then the City one wouldn’t have happened.

      But there’s nothing to say DIC would have operated the same as the City lot so I’d still have taken them over H&G.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #13: May 20, 2019 12:34:11 am
      I've posted this before but if anyone wants to read about the full extent of their skullduggery, here's the first chapter of the excellent der Spiegel report on it.

      https://www.spiegel.de/international/manchester-city-exposed-bending-the-rules-to-the-tune-of-millions-a-1236346.html

      That was a good read.  Any idea where or when the other three chapters can be found?
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #14: May 20, 2019 04:45:24 pm
      things happen for a reason and maybe we needed to have H&G for a period of time to realise just what bad owners are really like.
      If the banking crisis hadn't have put a sledge hammer through their business models we may have still had them and been in massive debt like UTD are with the Glaziers.
      We are were we are and that's because we have found the best manager in the World.
      City are in the embrace of greed and avarice and it will eventually burn them and then bury them and Pep will out of there like a shot
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #15: May 20, 2019 05:50:20 pm
      Problem here is, if Man City get away with their cheating, then what's to stop the other rich clubs (Madrid, United, Barca, PSG) from saying "Well, they didn't get in trouble so we might as well break the same rules".

      There has to be a punishment, and one that hurts, or why even have rules.

      Not that I think anyone is going to get substantial punishment.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #16: May 20, 2019 07:16:53 pm
      Problem here is, if Man City get away with their cheating, then what's to stop the other rich clubs (Madrid, United, Barca, PSG) from saying "Well, they didn't get in trouble so we might as well break the same rules".

      There has to be a punishment, and one that hurts, or why even have rules.

      Not that I think anyone is going to get substantial punishment.

      All of them clubs probably are breaking the rules, especially PSG, which highlights just how bad the City case is IMO if they are the ones actually being investigated.

      If City get a real punishment and not some poxy fine or whatever, I’d imagine there will be a lot of teams looking over their shoulder and suddenly going through their accounts thoroughly.
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      Re: Man City could face UEFA CL season ban
      Reply #17: May 21, 2019 07:03:54 am
      Needs a big shake up, with these clubs involved, to my mind.

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