CAS judgement: UEFA ban overturned, City exonerated (report out p603)

RayCTID

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Kitson says City dragged there heels, the time bar is nonsense and he does not even understand why there is a time bar.

I thought it was UEFA rules that set the time bar limit of 5 years. I thought the charges related to 2012-2016, so mostly over 5 years ago. Why is this idiot Kitson so obtuse?

Still wants his minute of fame despite his unremarkable professional career
 

Eebo

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To me it feels the whole FFP battle is only a part of a bigger war, and the reason that we are not being left alone to enjoy our victory is that that war is still going on.

American owners (plus those getting fat from the unchallenged dominance of certain 'historical' European Clubs) want to be able to make profits AND take them out.

Our owners want to make a Capital Profit and to do this they are happy (and can afford to) leave profits and cash in business in order to build something bigger and of more value. That is what they mean by saying we are funded by a sovereign state. We don't bring in as much money as the Rags but our owners don't take anything out or service huge debt

If you think back there used to be lots of fans moaning that their club/owners wouldn't spend the money needed to win the League (Arsenal, Rags Green and Yellow protest, Dippers complaining about their previous owners etc. etc). Now they just blame City being able to spend more and their fans are dumb enough and partisan enough to hate on City rather than demand their owners spend the necessary cash to compete. They make it sound like the Sheikh is constantly pumping cash in, but the reality is that he is just not taking it out like they are.

With Covid the American owners are even more fixated on being to be able to draw money out of the clubs they always intended to be cash cows. At the same time many of those clubs are the biggest losers from fans being kept away and match day revenue disappearing. They know that City don't have debt or dividends to service and they are scared of what happens in the future they don't match our investment. They are talking about our future dominance if they can't stop us, not the current position.

Hence the desperation to smear and distract their own fans and the desire to use the media to cover up their own greed and lack of vision. Until now having more money than everyone else was a get out of jail free card for these clubs no matter how badly run they were. Just buy a big name player when the fans got too loud. They are struggling to keep up with us already and are desperate to disguise their own failings and poor business model as the fault of big bad City. Their fans and the press are dumb enough to let them get away with it and they have to keep shovelling ever more putrid shit on the fire to create a bigger and smellier smokescreen!
 

Keeper!

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Still wants his minute of fame despite his unremarkable professional career
Bankrupt footballer Paul Kitson accused of blowing £25,000 on betting rather than paying debts
The ex-Premier League striker, 47, was declared bust 12 months ago after at least two businesses failed
 

lancs blue

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It's barm so STFU.
We can't contest the fine because we are guilty of non-cooperation. We did it deliberately and even issued a press release explaining why we did it. It was a brlliant tactical move but we have to take the rap. It was a price worth paying. You can't expect CAS to issue a ruling encouraging other clubs to refuse to co-operate with their controlling body. CAS reduced the fine from £27m because they recognised why City did it.
This is what I see as the key point about the fine. CAS are the appeal and arbitration court for a multitude of sports. The governance of those sports depends on the appropriate governing bodies having rules and regs and their members agreeing to abide by the rules and to cooperate with an investigation if there's a suspected breach of those rules - without that you'd have near-anarchy in some sports. CAS had to bear in mind the wider implications if they decided not to punish City at all on the non-cooperation charge. I agree that CAS probably understood the reasons for not cooperating and reflected that by cutting the fine to 10m.
 

Chappie

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Bankrupt footballer Paul Kitson accused of blowing £25,000 on betting rather than paying debts
The ex-Premier League striker, 47, was declared bust 12 months ago after at least two businesses failed
Wrong Kitson
 

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