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

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  2. Ban reduced to one year

    408 vote(s)
    31.2%
  3. Ban overturned and City exonerated

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    51.6%
  4. Other

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    5.0%
  1. CC1

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    All supposition. We certainly don’t know that UEFA offered us a deal which was just a small fine!! Think that’s wishful thinking.
     
  2. Gordyola

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    According to UEFA something the club deny
     
  3. cibaman

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    I think we could. Why wouldn’t we disclose irrefutable evidence if it’s being ignored and we’re being leaked about?

    But I was also referring to our public stance before UEFA opened the investigation. We said the reports were misleading, inaccurate and taken out of context. That being so, the obvious course of action was to invite a sympathetic journo such as samuels to bring along a forensic accountant and take them through the emails and the audit trails.

    It seems to me that we’re putting all our eggs in the basket of the emails being obtained illegally. Fine if we win.
     

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  4. cityzen81

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    It wont be up to UEFA to suspend the ban its up CAS. What the certin has said which in all honesty is true is "The decision - made by a Cas official - will be based on an assessment of the merits of City's appeal, so this initial decision will give a strong indication of their prospects."

    So basically if the ban is not suspended CAS do not think we have a good case/appeal. If they do suspend the ban it would then appear we are on the front foot and what happens then is anyones guess.
     
  5. bobbyowenquiff

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    I think that's an old story and last time I checked (the court documents are online somewhere) none of the charges relate to City so it's also inaccurate. It's probably a freelance trying to cash in on the back of the City story by recycling this angle. No doubt the idiots in the UK tabloids will just re-publish it as fresh news without checking though. Mind you most of them have ignored the Pinto dimension up to now because it doesn't help their anti-City narrative. It has been all over the Portugese and US media for a few weeks.
     
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  6. mcs

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    No doubt at all we will take UEFA to the cleaners if we are fully exonerated. If its a settlement, a substantial reduction in the fine or ban will be our 'damages'.
     
  7. Roachy

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    City have appealed to CAS today for a suspension of the sanction.
     
  8. badaz52

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    I don't want to link anything here but you can find the leaks online if you look for them including the Der spiegel article, some pretty compelling stuff. In a nutshell, most of City's sponsors are either Government owned or Government backed. SM is part of that government and chairs many of them himself. In short whenever City have had a shortfall they have been able to siphon money from other companies and inject it into the club, intentionally circumventing UEFA FFP rules and changing dates to suit to make it look like they didn't have a deficit. They are guilty on a technicality and if you look carefully the Club aren't even denying their guilt they are just not happy about the process.
     
  9. cibaman

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    Its been reported that they’re pressing for the case to be dealt with before July. Before the europa league starts.
     
  10. nmc

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    I’m struggling with this and hope @Prestwich_Blue might have a view. On the face of it this looks like this Der Spiegel assumption being swallowed hook, line and sinker by our opponents and a simple misunderstanding has seen us fined potentially £200k. However, from memory Tabas was harping on about state funding so I wonder whether UEFA give a damn about whether the money has come from Sheikh Mansour or the EC because to them it feels like financial doping or an underhand process. I just struggle to see how it could be as simple a misunderstanding as this unless our rivals are blind with rage but there are some serious legal eagles within Uefa - so I just think the issue must be deeper than this. Are uefa that naive or that determined to destroy us?
     

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