UEFA FFP investigation - City banned for two seasons and fined €30m-Ferran Interview on ban- pg1886

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  1. MillionMilesAway

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    They can't stop it:

    Q "M. Leterme, do you think these allegations deserve a ban, if found true?"
    A "If proved true, then they are serious charges and a ban would be appropriate in my opinion."
    Q: "Brilliant, I have my headline."

    Leterme almost certainly hasn't said anything other than answer questions.
    A bit like when that deadline popped up that UEFA hurried to meet - it was reported in the media, but all it needed was someone to look in the UEFA regs to find out that it was important. No leak needed, and if UEFA were asked, they would have acknowledged that it was there.
     
  2. MillionMilesAway

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    Good point.

    "Could be interpreted to say" would be true.
     
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  3. petrusha

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    Yes. Their content is consistent with the interpretation the Times has given. But it's misleading unless there's some statement or implication that they could be interpreted as not entailing breaches of the letter of the regulations. If Ziegler doesn't want to do so outright, then the neatest way to achieve it would be along the lines you've suggested above.
     
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  4. bobbyowenquiff

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    As some have suggested on here it looks increasingly like UEFA are waiting for CAS to bale them out of the hole they are in. They can't risk action against City based on a couple of dodgy emails wihout knowing the outcome of the Pinto case which will go on for years. If CAS reject the case because of a failed process then UEFA are off the hook. The only issue then will be lingering reputational damage to City which may force us to publish all our evidence. This will be a tough call for Khaldoon because I am sure we have a lot of dirt on our enemies. I suspect we will keep our powder dry unless any future action is actually taken against us. I believe we hold all the cards.
     
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  5. Centurions

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    I'm really looking forward to the apology from UEFA when CAS throw it out because I'm convinced that Khaldoon will get to write it for them word for word with the threat of further action if they refuse.
     
  6. MadchesterCity

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    Sure your not the only one thinking this!
     
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  7. MadchesterCity

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    Agreed, question is who do you trust less the journalists, the Germans or the Politicians?
     
  8. oldius

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    It would be lovely to think that we would sue The Times, in a big way.
     
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  9. nmc

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    It’ll be interesting to see if CAS reset the clock and tell UEFA - they can start again from the beginning. With our enemies urging them on... will they... will UEFA risk everything?
     
  10. Fred_Quimby

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    This is the second post on different threads which suggest our fine media are lieing. How can that possibly be of a fine upstanding bastion of truth?
     

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