PrezIke wrote:ross.mcfc wrote:trueblue64 wrote:This is only for the youth transfers.
That's the only case we had to answer. They have nothing on us.
I hope you are right, but I wouldn't count on it.
UEFA under a lot of pressure to do something about the Football Leaks "revelations" especially after the NY Times/Tariq Panja's recent report on how PSG basically got away with no punishment for the summer of Neymar and Mbappe, because of what appears to be some form of corruption (disagreement between one body who felt they clearly violated FFP, vs. the former Belgian PM, Yves Leterme, who disagreed and ironically enough is the lead investigator/decision maker in our case now, and who many are led to believe dislikes us).
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/spor ... -uefa.html - The article on UEFA wanting to ban us
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/spor ... a-ffp.html - The more recent article on how UEFA's investigation and decision on PSG looks shady. (I recommend reading to get a sense of how this could impact us. We are also mentioned a few times, and I know it bothers us, but I do think it is relevant for the writer to bring us up as we are in a similar line of fire...I know some will disagree)An investigation of P.S.G. was begun. A report was produced. When it arrived last June on the desk of José Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues, a former judge at Europe’s top court and the chairman of the UEFA panel that penalizes teams that break the organization’s financial rules, he discovered that the lead investigator had cleared P.S.G.
So after a member of his panel went through the report, Cunha Rodrigues sent the file back, demanding that the investigator, the former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme, reassess the case. In doing so, he also raised questions about several of Leterme’s conclusions.
“The decision to close the case,” Cunha Rodrigues wrote, “was manifestly erroneous.”
The details of UEFA’s nearly yearlong investigation of P.S.G., and the fight over its conclusions, are included in documents obtained by The New York Times that in page after page eviscerate the decision by UEFA investigators to exonerate the Qatari-financed club, one of the biggest spenders in sports. But the documents also reveal how UEFA appeared to sink its own investigation, and how P.S.G. used a technicality to avoid the possibility of serious punishment and preserve its cherished place in soccer’s richest competition, the Champions League.
PeterParker wrote:I see the whole thing in a bit of a different point of view.
City from a few years back would had got a transfer ban and even be banned from Europe, but I think we reached a level, both out and in the pitch that made us a force.
UEFA & FIFA can't do their atticks because they know we are able to take them to court and rip their fucking skin off, that is why there were rumours of Infantino approaching City to make us accept the small fine.
I think at the moment, we are not just a fantastic football team, but also a brand that took their own game and won.