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Stansthirdboy

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In the news that the Man City owners have been found guilty by UEFA of artificially inflating sponsorshhip deals to get around the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules [FFP] and have been banned from all Europena competitions for two seasons, 20/21 and 21/22.

[[FFP states that owners are not allowed to fund clubs in any way for the purpose of acquiring players]. In City's case it mainly concerns the amount the club has been paid to name the stadium "The Etihad Stadium" the owners of the club also own Etihad airways, the deal was far in excess of what other similar clubs were paid for naming rights of other stadiums, and wasn't in proportion to their success at the time of the deal.]

There could be further repurcussions because the FA under UEFA ruling also have to consider deducting them points in the Premier league, this deduction can be applied to each season since the Mansours [The club owners] took over the club, which could result in them being relegated 3 whole divisons to league two !

Basically what they have done is cheated to finance large transfers and bring top players into the club.

The fan [Rui Pinto] who leaked all this to Die Spiegal, is now in a Portugese prison on a charge of computer hacking, he claims to have details of other clubs, [English ones included] that have done similar things
 

Stansthirdboy

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I thought it was common knowledge that clubs did this to be honest.

Rich owners used to be able to fund club transfers with their own money, but this was stopped under UEFA's FFP rules, City have flouted those rules for years and in a massive way, which it is claimed has given them an advantage in the transfer market.
 

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A whole can of worms could be opened here i dont believe man city to be the only ones to have broken rules could get very shocking and a few clubs could be in the poo
 
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