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

Prestwich_Blue

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As fun as a United conspiracy theory is, I would have thought the obvious reason UEFA had to get this resolved before next season is that they would be doing £100m+ damage to the club, and if that ban was then dismissed out of hand because they had no evidence apart from 4 emails, they would be liable for an amount of money they don't have to lose.
Was told by a non-city supporting QC that we would stand little chance of that unless we had applied for a suspension of the ban and it hadn't been granted. As we never applied for relief the issue was moot in the end.

The point was that UEFA rushed the punishment through, dropping their demand for a load of related emails that might have helped prove their case. The reason given for our failurte to supply them was that we'd have to go through all our emails to see which related to it, and that could take an inordinate amount of time. UEFA could have said they would wait until we did so and CAS criticised them for not doing so but agreeign to drop their demand to ensure the case was heard in a timely manner. But to do that would have meant postponing any punishment until we'd done that and they'd examined the emails, meaning thwy'd have had to let us play in next season's CL.

So the question has to be, why were UEFA seemingly more interested in rushing this case through prior to next season's CL than actually getting the evidence they thought they needed to nail us? It would have been no skin off their nose to let us play in the CL for another season, knowing they were safe from any legal action and they they could be on far more solid ground to prove their case. The answer is surely that UEFA weren't worried about the consequences to them, but that someone in the PL was worried about the consequences to them if 5th place became available for CL qualification.
 

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Was told by a non-city supporting QC that we would stand little chance of that unless we had applied for a suspension of the ban and it hadn't been granted. As we never applied for relief the issue was moot in the end.

The point was that UEFA rushed the punishment through, dropping their demand for a load of related emails that might have helped prove their case. The reason given for our failurte to supply them was that we'd have to go through all our emails to see which related to it, and that could take an inordinate amount of time. UEFA could have said they would wait until we did so and CAS criticised them for not doing so but agreeign to drop their demand to ensure the case was heard in a timely manner. But to do that would have meant postponing any punishment until we'd done that and they'd examined the emails, meaning thwy'd have had to let us play in next season's CL.

So the question has to be, why were UEFA seemingly more interested in rushing this case through prior to next season's CL than actually getting the evidence they thought they needed to nail us? It would have been no skin off their nose to let us play in the CL for another season, knowing they were safe from any legal action and they they could be on far more solid ground to prove their case. The answer is surely that UEFA weren't worried about the consequences to them, but that someone in the PL was worried about the consequences to them if 5th place became available for CL qualification.
Maybe that club that might’ve finished in 5th place ought to have considered that City might just have been completely innocent all along instead of assuming we were guilty. Stupid twats.
 

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Was told by a non-city supporting QC that we would stand little chance of that unless we had applied for a suspension of the ban and it hadn't been granted. As we never applied for relief the issue was moot in the end.

The point was that UEFA rushed the punishment through, dropping their demand for a load of related emails that might have helped prove their case. The reason given for our failurte to supply them was that we'd have to go through all our emails to see which related to it, and that could take an inordinate amount of time. UEFA could have said they would wait until we did so and CAS criticised them for not doing so but agreeign to drop their demand to ensure the case was heard in a timely manner. But to do that would have meant postponing any punishment until we'd done that and they'd examined the emails, meaning thwy'd have had to let us play in next season's CL.

So the question has to be, why were UEFA seemingly more interested in rushing this case through prior to next season's CL than actually getting the evidence they thought they needed to nail us? It would have been no skin off their nose to let us play in the CL for another season, knowing they were safe from any legal action and they they could be on far more solid ground to prove their case. The answer is surely that UEFA weren't worried about the consequences to them, but that someone in the PL was worried about the consequences to them if 5th place became available for CL qualification.
Well said club used their domestic influence to resolve it anyway.
 

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Not that popular. It was on one of the independent national radio stations to begin with but got taken off the air. There was much weeping from the presenters' buddies in the written media, at the time but to no avail. The show simply wasn't up to scratch. In fact, it only came to be vaguely well known because it was axed.

It's now a podcast. Today, it's far less even-handed and much more click-bait driven. It's legendary unevenness is regarded as a bit of a joke amongst Irish sports people.

You should hear them whenever they interview say, Paul O Connell or Liam Brady or any of the other undisputed greats of Irish sport... like a flutter of schoolgirls, gushing over a copy of Smash Hits.
The fact that Delaney is on there, spewing bile with his buddies, rather than anything more respected, speaks volumes about his standing in the grand scheme of things.
" Like a flutter of schoolgirls, gushing over a copy of smash hits ". Bluemoon can always put a smile on you're face ;-)
 

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I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to our resident legal and journalistic experts for my intemperate post some time ago.

Personal experiences can sometimes lead to you tarring all with the same brush, and that was wrong.

Apologies again.
 

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