UEFA FFP investigation - CAS hearing concludes - decision expected in July

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

  1. Two-year ban upheld

    157 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. Ban reduced to one year

    411 vote(s)
    31.9%
  3. Ban overturned and City exonerated

    655 vote(s)
    50.8%
  4. Other

    67 vote(s)
    5.2%
  1. Eds

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    Great read and just goes to show how long this could drag on for if we so wished and one would have to assume that any ban would be suspended whilst it dragged through the courts
     
  2. davek1808

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    So let's get this right according to practically every bottom feeding media and press outlet if we're banned for 2 years from the champions league that finishes us as a club and all our players want to leave, now the rags without champions league this season and looking unlikely for next should basically be dead in the water next year shouldn't they?
     
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  3. BamberBridgeBlue

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    There is a massive flaw in that argument they put.

    So you build up your stadium, infrastructure and academy to join the elite slowly? That assumes you will have a bunch of young players prepared to spend their career at a club whilst it transitions? The reality is you will just be a feeder club. Nothing to stop those already elites from tapping up the best talent and the club either being forced to sell or the player running down his contract, as the club wouldn’t be able to match wages due to FFP.

    Sounds fucking great if they assume we are all stupid.
     
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  4. Project1

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    Would be easier just to send over the top lawyers to help Rui Pinto stick a few million in his bank account and have him testify in court that all the documents are false and he was asked by several clubs to create this and was promised payment when successful. He is doing time anyway so might as well have some money in the bank to come out too.
     
  5. BlueAnorak

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    I believe that UEFA are actually between a rock and a hard place. Drop charges against us and the old guard are more likely to break away.
     
  6. maurizio

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    I think I read UEFA asked PWC to look at our accounts and sponsorships. I assume they must have provided evidence as part of UEFA's judgement. We say we have irrefutable evidence in support of our position. I hope that involves documents that prove the source of Etihad's funds and sponsorship money. In which case UEFA either ignored our submission, chose not to believe it or misunderstood it. CAS as an independent body would be able to review this and the club seem to have confidence in our position. In this case the judgement would be more than procedural.
     
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  7. Project1

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    You would have to assume that if they have no supporting evidence to support the ban CAS will throw it out. Strange way to do things it is as if they expect to get it overturned.
     
  8. SWP's back

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    You’re missing the point.

    HH without a name after it is the Emir.

    Your examples are HH followed by a name.

    Totally different.
     
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  9. silvalining03

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    The club statement shows that they were expecting this verdict, so we are obviously prepared for what comes next. Silver Lake invested in the group last year and would have done their due dilligence at the time totally aware of the ongoing"investigation" by UEFA. As a Private Equity company they would not have invested if there was any doubting of City's position in respect of the case with UEFA.

    I believe that the club see this as an opportunity to put any issues with UEFA fully to bed. FFP was initially drawn up by Michel Platini (whatever happened to him).

    We have no option but to take this as far as we can and as previously alluded to Khaldoon would rather spend the money on the best lawyers in the world than pay the fine. The owners of the group have not invested the significant sums to see the brand tarnished by these jumped up charges.

    This will now see the end of UEFA and be the pre-cursor to a European Super League which is being targeted by Andrea Agnelli.

    Sit back and enjoy the ride as plenty of skeletons will be dug up over the course of this battle and there are already plenty of worried people now hoping that this is overturned so as not to be exposed.
     
  10. BlueMoonz1977

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