I think the handbook changed after the start of that season, the first edition refers to C75 about UEFA regulations, it was changed to C80 in the second edition.
Thank fook the Charlton game was in the old second division then!I'd also love to know, if the UEFA time barred items relating to us are not time barred for the PL, does that now mean that any finances from any era in the english top flight are now fair game for investigation? If so, I can hear the petrol cans being opened and matches striking at the swamp and the rat pit already. Those mutha fuckas were writing their own rules and balance sheets for years
Precedent set for previous clubs doing this - 10 point deduction.
The purge continues.
I'd be more worried about them going back to our accounts under Swales than the current fiasco.What a pathetic story. I would think all 92 league clubs have done deals with dodgy agents and probably since football started in the Victorian era. If the PL want to go back to 2008 for things like this (or Mancini's payments) they will need to apply the rules to all clubs evenly, get thousands of new staff, and put J Edgar Hoover in charge.
They all voted for it because it has NEVER been a league of equals, no matter what is reported. The reason Burnley and the rest of the ‘smaller’ teams, make money in the PL is on the back of all the TV monies. Nothing more and nothing less. If the major players can keep threatening to take away their major income stream, why wouldn’t they conform. It’s what the top 3, then 4, then 5 and now top 6 will continue to do. Why do you think they were so against the Super League? Not for any sporting reasons but for self preservation. Fact is, if the red shirts, Spuds, City, Chelsea and Newcastle sloped off, the PL rights deal suddenly becomes worth the same as the championship and they all know it. It doesn’t mean it’s right but it does explain the motivation to support the original ’Big 3‘ who, after all, blew up the Football League to start the Premier League….What is to stop clubs having another vote on Prem FFP?
I understand why Utd,Liverpool,Arsenal and to extent Chelsea voted in favour but why did any of the lesser clubs??
Crazy the likes of WHU,Everton and Newcastle voted in favour of FFP, chances of sustained success without a rich owner..practically zero
A rich investor would also have been more likely to invest in the smaller Prem clubs with no financial constraints in place.....The owners that voted for FFP devalued their clubs in the process
Use Blackburn as an example, would Jack Walker have even bothered trying if FFP was in place?
“Shouldn't be time barred“, they say. Well…….Precedent set for previous clubs doing this - 10 point deduction.
The purge continues.
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