UEFA FFP investigation - CAS hearing set for 8/9/10th June (poll added)

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

This poll will close on 10 Jun 2020 at 10:27 PM.
  1. Two-year ban upheld

    65 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Ban reduced to one year

    198 vote(s)
    30.4%
  3. Ban overturned and City exonerated

    338 vote(s)
    51.9%
  4. Other

    50 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Tim of the Oak

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    I must have missed the change in the legislation to make a delayed (allegedly) response to a freedom of information request a major crime.

    Shame the media haven’t paid enough attention to the threat made to Karius, Robertson etc from those brilliant fans at the Cult Club.
     
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  2. bobbyowenquiff

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    Another misleaading and unbalanced article by the BBC which focuses only on City and PSG (I wonder why?) According to previous reports abroad the Pinto investigation is primarily into the alleged extortion attempts against Portugese football clubs and other agencies. The main targets for this were Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. He is also involved in the Ronaldo rape case and lots of allegations involving dozens of other indivuduals. The BBC has produced a partial version of events saying Pinto claims to be a whistleblower and mentioning only City and PSG. The implication is that somehow Pinto is the victim in all this. Given the huge sums of money involved (and found in his bank accounts) the whistle blower claim will not wash with anyone. It is now clear that this case is why UEFA are (sensibly) delaying their decision on any action. Will this be accurately reported in the UK media? I don't think so.
     
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  3. Jazzman

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    Der Spiegel is no different. They call him a whistleblower at all possible occasions. It is clearly an attempt to place this word into the context of Pinto to brainwash the masses and to make their own articles more trustworthy. They even brought an article saying that in Germany Pinto would not be in jail. Now think a little about that. It is almost racism to imply that the Portuguese law system is somehow corrupt and in Germany everything is better.
     

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  4. bobbyowenquiff

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    It was Pinto's lawyer who claimed Pinto "should not be in jail." His most famous previous client was Julian Assange. That didn't go so well.
    What is interesting is that the football leaks cache has been described as one of the world's biggest ever data hacks but only a small fraction has been published by Der Spiegel. I wonder what is in the rest of the data? This saga would make a great movie.
     
  5. Jacko1956

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    Would explain why UEFA havent made any statement on what was considered our due punishment, hardly a valid case if this terd finished up in the clink
     
  6. Clubber

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    Sorry for my ignorance, and it may already have been mentioned in this 850+ thread (There is no way I'm trawling back through all this), but if Der Spiegel gave any money or incentive for Pinto to give them this data, surely this would be at a minimum, handling stolen goods. They are basically supporting illegal activity.

    If Pinto gave it over free of charge, under the guise of whistle blower, I suppose this would negate my above comment mind.
     
  7. aguero93:20

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    Apparently they're going to sentence him to be a rag fan. So at least 20 years of misery.
     
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  8. bobbyowenquiff

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    It's not clear if Der Spiegel paid for the information but I think it is unlikely. Pinto has been accused to trying to extort money out of organisations, including football clubs, by hacking their data and then threatening to release emabarrassing details to the media. If they don't pay up then it gets leaked. The only people who pay are those who have been blackmailed, ie not the media.
    What is clear is that lots of stories have appeared across Europe revealing players' salaries (like Sanchez); tax evasion (like Mourhinho); rape allegations (Ronaldo); and some of City's emails. Pinto has been accused of doing this on an industrial scale and was caught when he tried to transfer large sums of money to and from his bank accounts. The UK media has pretty much ignored this part of the story for the last two years and have chosen instead to focus almost entirely on UEFA's investigation into City which is based on seven-year-old accounts and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
     
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  9. Tim of the Oak

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    He’s only just been charged but all the cons will know he’s got a big wad of cash burning a hole in his pocket so I wouldn’t fancy Pinto’s chances if he goes inside. Maybe he can buy protection if he can access some of his funds.
     
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    Hmmmmm...I am looking forward to DS and their media colleagues mounting a fierce defence of pinto, given their almost religious adherence to the concepts of a fair hearing with all the legitimate and relevant evidence being considered, due process being followed, and of course, that central pillar of justice, the idea of being innocent until proven guilty.
     

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