UEFA FFP investigation - CAS decision to be announced Monday, 13th July 9.30am BST

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What do you think will be the outcome of the CAS hearing?

  1. Two-year ban upheld

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  2. Ban reduced to one year

    422 vote(s)
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  3. Ban overturned and City exonerated

    815 vote(s)
    54.4%
  4. Other

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    4.3%
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  1. OntarioBlue

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    Tbh, I doubt he even cares that much. He was an Arsenal player, came to City for management education when his playing career ended and went back to Arsenal at the first opportunity. I think it’s clear where his loyalties lie.
     
  2. Jack Hackett

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    I would be surprised if we were seen to be ring leaders
     
  3. Onholiday(somemightsay)

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    All's fair when the Spanish Council are purchasing a 3m x 3m bit of training ground wasteland from you for about £300m(?) back in the day.

    Back then, football was football and on a level playing field...........












    Oh, and I'll just leave this here;

    ;-)
     

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  4. JGL07

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    Your Freddie Laker timescale is way out. He went bust in 1981 not in the 1960s. I am not aware that British Airways were fined at all although they certainly were operating in an anti-competitive manner.

    Laker did sue BA, TWA, PanAm for Predatory Pricing. That involved undercutting Laker’s fares to an unsustainably low figure. Laker’s organisation was lean and he could make profits, BA were not. Even with 100% loads they would still have lost money because of their bureaucratic structure. They didn’t need to be sustainable as Laker was forced out of business very quickly and the fares went up again.

    The action never came to Court as BA, etc, basically bribed Laker to settle out of court by offering big bags of money.

    Not unlike the situation City are in today! Force City out of the game and allow the likes of Milan, United, and Arsenal to resume their hereditary places.
     
  5. laserblue

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    Yet the earlier letter sent by the domestic cartel to the Premier League complaining about City's spending was on an Arsenal letterhead. The derogatory term 'financial doping' in relation to City was coined by Arsene Wenger too.
     
  6. KS55

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    This is much closer to the mark than the post by@Jam Tomorrow.
    1. FFP was invented to stop Chelsea, or at least inspired by their activity. Abramovich, however, got in under the wire. We followed soon after but were caught by it before we had completed our new built side.
    2. Platini intended to stop debt being used to create an advantage but G14 refused to play ball. MANU, Arsenal, Barca, Real were big debtors at the time. The P&L based version was largely invented in the Real boardroom and Platini just had to swallow it or G14 would have set up their own Eurocomp.
    3 Gross debt still rising. Manu, Barca, Real still lead the way. For political and social reasons the debts of the Spanish clubs will never be called in, but Manu is a different proposition. Uefa report net debt, which relies on some doubtful asset values, so Barca and Real are not in net debt. Current gross debt of these three is approx £2bn.
     
  7. birch villa

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  8. birch villa

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    Arsenal wow wot a surprise
     
  9. Barcon

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    I hope every single one of these American owners lose their fucking shirt and end up flat fucking broke.
     
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  10. KS55

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    Lets help them out by buying Mane and Salad.
     
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