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?

Poll closed 10 Jun 2020.
  1. Two-year ban upheld

    133 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Ban reduced to one year

    383 vote(s)
    34.0%
  3. Ban overturned and City exonerated

    545 vote(s)
    48.3%
  4. Other

    67 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. chaddblue

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    Maybe they have and we’re waiting for the right moment to unleash a firestorm for maximum damage to our enemies
     
  2. tolmie's hairdoo

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    Here's another important question?

    Didn't Uefa withhold £10m in fines following the previous settlement, dispersed amongst the Uefa family?

    If City go hunting for heads on spikes, then could we sue for that cash back if we do hold incriminating evidence of a coordinated stitch-up?

    Uefa can't have it both ways. On the one hand it was a final settlement, yet they have reopened it...

    That makes the £10m fair game now?
     
  3. tolmie's hairdoo

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    I don't subscribe to that theory, sadly.

    We have been involved in two gnats-hair title races with the rats.

    At any such time, an information dump of incriminating evidence could have proved crucial both on and off the pitch.

    In 2014 we had them bang to rights on hacking our database and settled for a measly £1m.

    For a start, we would be talking today about how we had another two Premier League titles for 2014 and 2019...
     
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  4. asahartford1

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    You could have a future.
     
  5. Colin Bells Boots

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    As you rightly say th £1m settlement was pathetic considering what the club had over them. Seems like a poorly thought out decision from City .
     
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  6. SilverFox2

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    Seems they are all a bit strapped for cash now even United
    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52759246

    perhaps our owner could invoice the known recipients at the compound interest applicable then sue them for non payment.
     
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  7. Pablo ZZZ Peroni

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    Hmmm. Not so sure about the Bayern connection which is a shame really....

    Der Spiegel definitely went after Bayern and Rummenigge in particular.

    The following is from a print I did from Der Spiegel at the time. Unfortunately, the link has now disappeared.

    "Can you imagine Bayern Munich withdrawing from the Bundesliga, Germany's national football league, and only playing
    away games in places like Barcelona and Madrid from now on? Can you picture a battle for the German league
    championship without the best players and best teams? Is it conceivable that the country's most successful team is
    involved in the planning of a European "Super League," and perhaps even exploring whether it can withhold its players
    from the German national team? Completely implausible, right?

    Wrong. In 2016, FC Bayern spent months forging its plan for a Super League with the most powerful and the richest
    football clubs in Europe. They managed to keep under wraps just how meticulously they were pursuing an elite league for
    quite some time, but now the secret's out. Confidential documents show that many top clubs are still pursuing plans for
    a Super League."

    And:


    "What does FC Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have to say about the much-described football values? The same
    Rummenigge who, in a memorable press conference invoked the first article of the German constitution to
    demand "respect" for veteran football players.

    Rummenigge, the Football Leaks documents show, was instrumental in
    the preparation of a revolution against UEFA by the largest European clubs. And he did so while keeping it secret from the
    European Club Association (ECA), which represents the interests of more than 200 European clubs, despite being
    chairman of that organization. This week, the investigative series reveals:
    • that FC Bayern Munich checked whether and how it could leave the Bundesliga to join a European "Super League;"
    • that FC Bayern explored its legal options for withdrawing its players from the German national team;
    • that Rummenigge's closest confidante negotiated a reform with the football association UEFA, which has made rich
    clubs even richer and competition in Europe even more unfair;
    • that at the same time, the Bavarians made plans to reverse this very reform;
    • that Bayern Munich, together with 15 other leading European clubs, appears on a draft of a "binding term sheet,"
    which foresees the creation of a European Super League;
    • and that this term sheet , according to a draft, is intended to be signed in November 2018.

    The investigative reports are protected under Article 5 of the German constitution, which guarantees freedom of the
    press. Here you can read the full story about Rummenigges surreptitious efforts"
     
  8. Murph

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    On the German connection, Pinto's bank was Deutsche bank, after he stole 300k+ from account's at the Caledonian bank, the Caledonian bank asked the Deutsche bank for his identity, the Deutsche bank refused to give him up even though they knew he was a hacker and a thief.
     
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  9. Murph

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    The people who found Pinto were a British private security firm, get them onboard ;)
     
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  10. HalfwayUpTheKippax

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    Well I suppose we had what were known as The Boys From Wham playing for us! Andy May was one, can't remember who his side kick was. Can any similarly OC enlighten me?
     

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