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    Man City fined £50m for FFP


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      Seems a bit perverse, doesn't it, that you dole out huge fines to minted teams.... for overspending?
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      Seems a bit perverse, doesn't it, that you dole out huge fines to minted teams.... for overspending?
      If they make £50m stick, then fair play, I take my hat off.

      Any idea where the £50m goes? (lawyers and backhanders I presume).
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      And guess who's going to end up baring the brunt of the fine? The shareholders...oh wait no that's not right, it'll be the fans won't it?
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      "Manchester City are facing Uefa sanctions for breaching financial fair play rules which would see the club limited to a 21-man Champions League squad instead of the usual 25 players next season, Press Association Sport is reporting.

      City, who are still strongly challenging the settlement offer from Uefa, are also facing a fine in the region of £49m over three years, and a cap imposed for next season to ensure there is no rise on this season's Champions League squad wage bill. The reduction in the size of the Champions League squad to 21 would potentially hit the club hardest, and City would also have to ensure that there are still eight locally-trained players in that A squad.

      City have until the end of the week to reach an agreement with Uefa over the sanctions."



      So i'm guessing the 'fine' would be a reduction in their TV revenue assuming they qualify. The squad restriction is the best move, good move on that front if it sticks.
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      Isn't the money supposed to go to charity ? It would be great if a large chunk of these fines, could be invested in grass roots football in this country. Anyone who has experienced months on end of postponed junior league games, or the pleasures of municipal changing facilities, will know how welcome a cash injection would be.
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      Isn't the money supposed to go to charity ? It would be great if a large chunk of these fines, could be invested in grass roots football in this country. Anyone who has experienced months on end of postponed junior league games, or the pleasures of municipal changing facilities, will know how welcome a cash injection would be.
      No, that is the Football Leagues FFP, Man City are subject to EUFA FFP rules, completely different system as I understand it.
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      ..In other news cries of joy and licking of lips heard from solicitors specialising in football related matters.
      2 - 0 and Arsenal are all over the place!
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      its like punishing a whore by telling her to give a blow job.
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      Someone has to pay for the likes of Platini et al but suspect it wont be Man City just yet as the lawyers will make hay from countless legal challenges.
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