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)
    28.2%
  3. Ban overturned and City exonerated

    815 vote(s)
    54.4%
  4. Other

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    4.3%
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  1. domalino

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    To be honest I think they were avoiding the discussion on City mostly. They joked about having the lawyers looking over their shoulders at the beginning, but Phillipe Auclair was particularly passive when City were covered, and he absolutely despises us, his comments on the podcast that came out after Soriano's statement showed he's got nothing but contempt for the club and Abu Dhabi, and the fans.

    It's not like Panja said we couldn't win the decision fairly, he just never seemed to consider it as an option.

    He also said that CAS as an institution is notorious for siding with federations, and that people who reform CAS cite this as a problem. Said it could be considered an upset if anyone won vs. a federation.
     
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  2. blue b4 the moon

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    This is why if/when we win we should set about ruining a couple of media tarts as the Tariq comment will be the go-to excuse in all media forever that City have spent millions on legal teams compared to Lionel Hutz being hired for UEFA.
     
  3. Barcon

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    They want to see who's in 5th place over here first.
     

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  4. domalino

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    Yeah. Also I think if there's going to be any acceptance of the victory we need the full decision with reasoning and summary of our arguments to be published (this requires both parties consent) because they will otherwise assume that the AC and IC did their jobs, but when it came to defending them in court, Ceferin and the rest of UEFA didn't try. That feeds back into the belief they have that Ceferin & co. are on our side.
     
  5. Chris in London

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    it is quite normal for the decision to be released to the parties in draft form a few days before the decision is made public, so the advocates can correct typos, factual mistakes or even correct arithmetic. This is done on the basis that there is an embargo against releasing the substance of the decision until the date announced for publication. So it is quite possible, perhaps even probable, that the parties will know the decision in advance. How much in advance is a moot point.
     
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  6. bobbyowenquiff

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    I agree. I think both parties will be told on Friday with a view to an embargo release on Monday. It gives City and UEFA time to prepare their reactions. It will be interesting to see if anything leaks out over that weekend.
     
  7. ManCityX

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    Pep’s demeanour when we play Brighton the Saturday before will be interesting.
     
  8. 55yr old teenager

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    Was thinking that myself. Would we not have to agree to the decision being delayed? Why should those fuckers get what they want?
     
  9. BluessinceHydeRoad

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    It's just such a relief that after all these months of speculation and guesswork we have something with all the clout of Keegan and his highly reputable DM to ... speculate about.
     
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  10. BringBackSwales

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    Agreed
     
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