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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:45 PM

 

Manchester City banned from Champions League for two seasons

Manchester City banned from Champions League for two seasons

Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons by Uefa and fined €30m (£25m) after they were found to have seriously misled European football’s governing body and broken financial fair play rules.

The severity of the ban from both of Uefa’s elite club competitions, and the scale of the fine, reflects how seriously Uefa’s FFP compliance bodies consider the club to have breached the rules and code of conduct.

City were found guilty by Uefa’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) of having falsely inflated their sponsorship revenues, when they made submissions for the FFP compliance process. The guilty finding follows an investigation sparked by the publication of “leaked” emails and documents by the German magazine Der Spiegel in November 2018.

The “leaked” emails and documents appeared to show that City’s owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi ruling family, was mostly funding the huge, £67.5m annual sponsorship of the City shirt, stadium and academy by his country’s airline, Etihad. One of the leaked emails suggested that only £8m of that sponsorship in 2015-16 was funded directly by Etihad, and the rest was coming from Mansour’s own company vehicle for the ownership of City, the Abu Dhabi United Group.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/14/manchester-city-banned-from-champions-league-two-seasons-ffp-uefa

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denem Feb 2020 OP
Celerity Feb 2020 #1
denem Feb 2020 #2
Celerity Feb 2020 #3
denem Feb 2020 #5
Celerity Feb 2020 #6
Cartoonist Feb 2020 #4
Celerity Feb 2020 #7
T_i_B Feb 2020 #8

Response to denem (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:59 PM

1. hell YES!!!!!!!!!! cheating prongers finally going to pay the price, fuck Shitty!!!


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Response to Celerity (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:03 PM

2. Obligatory Declan McManus :evilgrin:

 

They call her Natasha when she looks like Elsie

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Response to denem (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:12 PM

3. those rotters will dump enough head-chopper quid into CAS's backdoor during the appeal to make it go

away.

that is the cynic in me

PSG have skated on bloody murder with those gits so far


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Response to Celerity (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:23 PM

5. You just knew I had to support some real ...

 

I won't repeat the word other teams use

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Response to denem (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:24 PM

6. lol, the bindippers

congrats on finally winning the league after 30 years

I wasn't even born until 6 years after the scousers last won

Klopp is top notch, I will give you that

I think we might lose out on Werner to you

but we will always have this

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Response to denem (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:13 PM

4. An opportunity for the Spurs

They have to win a couple of games though.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:31 PM

7. Uefa's decision means City now facing up to Premier League points deduction for this season.




Roses are red,

Manchester is blue,

no Champions League

until 2022

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Response to Celerity (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:38 AM

8. Could be worse for City

Saracens in rugby union are being relegated thanks to numerous financial transgressions.

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