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    Manchester City Under Threat Of Champions League Expulsion

    It seems that the investigation into Manchester City on potential breaking of the FFP rules has escalated.

    "IC members are thought to have formed the view, following a formal investigation launched in March, that if the AC concludes that City have misstated their income to Uefa, as alleged, the offence is so serious as to warrant a Champions League ban."

    This relates to investment into the club by their billionaire owner being disguised as Sponsorship.


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    Sounds like this investigation could be the real deal, not just a whitewash, and City could be in real trouble. However, I can't say I have confidence in UEFA to see it through, if City are guilty. Probably a plea bargain fine or something similar.
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    Are city also not in trouble for allegedly tapping up young players?

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    They're all at it. What's the real point in actually enforcing these rules because the real talent isn't on the field, it's the lawyers that work out how they get around these rules. It doesn't really annoy me when I hear about one of these clubs getting caught because it so easily could have been someone else at that level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    Sounds like this investigation could be the real deal, not just a whitewash, and City could be in real trouble. However, I can't say I have confidence in UEFA to see it through, if City are guilty. Probably a plea bargain fine or something similar.
    Given how successful English Teams have been this Season it wouldn’t surprise me if there is a Backlash and they come down heavy on city A fine is peanuts to the owners but Maybe The Authorities need a few million



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    Interesting story accredited to the NY Times - a major shareholder in Liverpool FC coincidentally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_M View Post
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    It seems that the investigation into Manchester City on potential breaking of the FFP rules has escalated.

    "IC members are thought to have formed the view, following a formal investigation launched in March, that if the AC concludes that City have misstated their income to Uefa, as alleged, the offence is so serious as to warrant a Champions League ban."

    This relates to investment into the club by their billionaire owner being disguised as Sponsorship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWasThere2016 View Post
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    Interesting story accredited to the NY Times - a major shareholder in Liverpool FC coincidentally
    fair enough, they must see something in this, and would the FA not be interested in this ?
    No chance they could be docked points ?.....have they spent money they've not got ?.....their owner minted anyway so what have they "got around" ?...the FFP rules ?..if so to have any credibility action needs taken..no ?
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    Just can't see any of the big clubs ever being excluded.

    Now if a Slovenian team forgets to round up some figures and is E3.60 out, then they'll get hammered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newry Hibs View Post
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    Just can't see any of the big clubs ever being excluded.

    Now if a Slovenian team forgets to round up some figures and is E3.60 out, then they'll get hammered.
    Already happened IIRC. One of the Serbian teams were banned from participating but PSG got their winnings withheld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newry Hibs View Post
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    Just can't see any of the big clubs ever being excluded.

    Now if a Slovenian team forgets to round up some figures and is E3.60 out, then they'll get hammered.
    Yup.

    Paradoxically, if you're rich enough you can circumvent the FFP rules easily.

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    Pity they wouldn't look into the Rangers dealings ,

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    Can only see this ending with them just getting a naughty slap on the wrist and nothing else.

    As many have said, if this was a team from Slovenia/Latvia etc, they would get a European ban, transfer ban etc. Virtually everything thrown at them.

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