A MUST read from Martin Samuel

Pingu the Penguin

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It's not. I assume that's also a rule though. Our initial fine and squad reduction was because our income exceeded our outgoings too much (after they changed the rules last minute) whereas these allegations were that the income that we did declare wasn't really what we claimed it was. But it's UEFA's own rules that put the 5 year limit on it. The CAS don't have that rule, but have to base it on the rules of the competition as written by UEFA. And given that they wrote the rules, it's amazing that they would then bring them to court, unless the only reason to do so is to further smear us. They know that if they bring inadmissible evidence, even if it's bollocks, it will be reported, and the story won't be that we were cleared of all charges, it will be that we were cleared of all charges and that some of the evidence was inadmissible. And in the hands of a willing media, that would then be quickly turned into "they were cleared of all charged because some of the evidence was inadmissible."

Yes and the next question is why? Or, who, persuaded them. There's a really big story here for some journo or other and a major collusion/corruption scandal underneath it
 

DorisBlue

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Gone in again. He sees it properly
Hes not blinded by loyalties or clicks.
He just tells it as it is
 

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Great follow up article about the hateful 8, he's coming out with so much credit here. He knows his stuff and isn't afraid to spell out what other refuse to see.
 

lindy64

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A quick Samuel's double.
This is better than the first one lol
All true, all well researched.
 

ayrshire_blue

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Brilliant from Samuel. Calls it as it is. I wish other journos would start to realise what he's called all along.

However, it is still concerning that the clubs are actively looking to pressure the PL's investigation and join with the European cartel to force UEFA to appeal the CAS decision. Part of me thinks this still has a long way to go.
 

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This latest article is really nailing his colours to the mast. He is the only journalist brave enough to call out the ‘elite’ clubs and say what is really going on. It will be interesting to see how these clubs react to this article. My guess is they will ignore it and hope the rest of the journalist sheep keep toeing the line. The ‘Hateful 8’ will be aware that trying to win this argument is akin to that naked Emperor trying to convince the world of what splendid clothes he has whilst all the onlookers laugh at his button dick.
Martin Samuel, we salute you.
 

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