Instead of just posting links to other sites, why don't you post your thoughts? That's how discussion forums work. You've not even summerized the 'football leaks' so you're not going to get much interest. Many users are on limited data connections so they're not going to follow random links with no explanation about them.
Pretty soon someone will challenge FFP in court and the whole thing will come crashing down.Shock horror footballs governing body turn a blind eye when there's money on the table. Can't see much being done but if I were one of the clubs to have been punished by FFP I would take Uefa to court.
It's the publication that has recently reported the Ronaldo rape case,along with numerous other football related concerns.Instead of just posting links to other sites, why don't you post your thoughts? That's how discussion forums work. You've not even summerized the 'football leaks' so you're not going to get much interest. Many users are on limited data connections so they're not going to follow random links with no explanation about them.
All football fans knew it was happening.City and PSG fiddling the books? fudge me, never would have seen that coming
Been saying this for years and people just laugh, I always bring up the fact if it’s to help clubs not to be in debt how is that untied years ago could be £500 million in the red, surely that should have been a huge fine.That was a very interesting read, thanks for posting the links.
Just shows that FFP is an illegal restriction of trade and the moment it is challenged, UEFA back down.
Most revealing part of the link was the reason that FFP was brought in. Was it to save clubs from going bankrupt? Nope, obviously that doesn’t work anyway.
It was to ensure the status quo was maintained and to protect the existing top teams around Europe at the time.
That’s probably the most criminal thing about this whole sorry affair.
But Manchester United can service that debt by being the brand that they are.Been saying this for years and people just laugh, I always bring up the fact if it’s to help clubs not to be in debt how is that untied years ago could be £500 million in the red, surely that should have been a huge fine.
I get that and I agree about the status quo.The point that everyone keeps missing is that these rules were brought in after the top clubs, like United and Real Madrid, had been splashing the cash for years with no restriction. Where was FFP before then?
I’m thinking of opening a restaurant across the road from a Nando’s and want to break their stranglehold on the domestic market.
I need to buy a building, pay for staff to run it, an expensive chef, a brilliant manager to coordinate it all and also need to spend thousands marketing it and trying to overtake the restaurant over the road.
I don’t need to borrow any money though because I have several other successful businesses that I can use the cash from.
The government have now just told me I can’t spend my own money and it’s not fair on Nando’s.
Restriction of trade.
First of all City were hit with sanctions - from memory it was a £50m fine (or thereabouts) which was deducted from prize money along with a restriction on our net spend during a transfer window and also a restriction on the squad size in UEFA competition one year.I get that and I agree about the status quo.
But other clubs have been hit hard with FFP sanctions, QPR where fined 40million.
Why are PSG and City different to QPR. The only difference is 40mil fine. Will be paid within the hour.
Rules are there and everyone agreed with the rules and signed up.
FFP was about the amount of debts around clubs.
So nobody could asset strip a club like Portsmouth.
Now if the owners of PSG and City suddenly walked away from the club's and called the money back.
What would happen to both clubs.
Financial sanctions to man city are pointless.And your last point is so wide of the mark - City's don't owe the owner any money, unlike say Chelsea, as the money invested into the club was invested as equity not debt - so it can not be "called back" if the owner walked away, which isn't going to happen.
It's not about one club for me city PSG it's irrelevant,it's the not following of the rules.Also City got uefa in to tell them how to do their accounts so they wouldn’t get a fine, submitted the books and uefa changed the goalposts the owners were fuming and that’s why part of the fine was paid back. As Abbey said it didn’t bother them before City and PSG but then the status quo was ok, face it, uefa don’t care if City goes to the wall as long as their darlings are ok, you just have to look at how the co efficient# were done to see it’s all for the big boys.