Man City banned from Champions League

EverBlue86

Midfield
UEFA rules are voted on by its co-members who then sign up to the Participation Agreements. So them.

You could argue FFP is anti-competitive and possibly win. Bosman did something vaguely similar at the ECJ.
You couldn't argue UEFA isn't competent to decide its own competition rules at CAS. You'd have to convince CAS UEFA hadn't proven a breach of its competition rules.
Yeah thats what I meant sorry - think it'll be thrown out eventually.
 

SAFC 83

Midfield
Hope it sticks. Would send a real message out.
Although they’ve already positioned themselves at the top table through their owners wealth.
Yeah, unless you are Barca Real Madrid, Man U or a couple of other clubs we don't want you anywhere near winning our trophy, thankyou very much!

Barca' wagebill is astronomical man. Messi is on nearly a couple a mill a week on his own.
 

Lo Ursem

Goalkeeper
I disagree with FFP rules. Clubs should be able to spend what they like as long as they do not go into debt. Uefa shut the stable door after the russian and middle east backed wealthy clubs had bolted. One rule for Chelsea and Man City and another for the wannabees who will never now get the chance to spend any riches from a potential sugar daddy
 

GK

Striker
Yeah, unless you are Barca Real Madrid, Man U or a couple of other clubs we don't want you anywhere near winning our trophy, thankyou very much!

Barca' wagebill is astronomical man. Messi is on nearly a couple a mill a week on his own.
They're one of the richest clubs in the world with supporters all over the world
 

TheBalkan

Full Back
Yeah thats what I meant sorry - think it'll be thrown out eventually.
City's press release and previous statements seems to challenge the notion that they breached FFP at all, and not the validity of FFP as a concept. It makes sense as a strategy. MCFC signed the Participation Agreements and paid the original fine a few years back.

"...Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this prejudicial process now over, the Club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity..."

It's possible - but unlikely - they go nuclear, but there's too much out on record showing their theoretical compliance with the principles.

Now if a new cashed up outsider, possibly from Uzbekistan, were to step forward...
It won’t stick
Chelsea have had a transfer ban 2 actually if you count the katuka transfer and none of them ever stuck
They were banned for the last summer window.
 
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SAFC 83

Midfield
They're one of the richest clubs in the world with supporters all over the world
If they want to use FFP they should change it to the squad who is registered for European competition has to be under a certain amount eg 150m. That would be fair play not this bullshit.
 

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