Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Chelsea thread

Flynn

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You’d have to be concerned that we are at peak tv and rights money as well. It’s not inconceivable that footballing income could drop in the near future.
 

Lighty64

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Was really expecting to see this thread in full flow after what I heard FIFA are trying to impose via SSN

On phone and not the time to find a link, but FIFA are trying to impose a maximum of only 8 players allowed to go on loan. Chelscum at the moment have around 40. God I hope this comes into action, it will mean them giving players away for pennies because nobody will offer them anything knowing their desperation(y)
 
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Was really expecting to see this thread in full flow after what I heard FIFA are trying to impose via SSN

On phone and not the time to find a link, but FIFA are trying to impose a maximum of only 8 players allowed to go on loan. Chelscum at the moment have around 40. God I hope this comes into action, it will mean them giving players away for pennies because nobody will offer them anything knowing their desperation(y)
There you go...

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/soccer-news/fifa-plan-radical-changes-loan-13236872
 

nattydredd

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Roman Abramovich posed threat to public security, Swiss police said

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Switzerland’s federal police advised that the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich posed a “threat to public security and a reputational risk” to the country if he became a resident, it has emerged.

The Chelsea football club owner on Tuesday lost a seven-month legal battle against a newspaper publisher to prevent the publication of information on the reasons for his failure to secure Swiss residency.

The battle between Abramovich and the Zurich publisher Tamedia began in February after the group obtained details of a letter written by police, who were asked by the state migration secretariat to give their view on whether the oligarch should be allowed to move to the canton of Valais.

Abramovich, who owns a £90m mansion in Kensington Palace Gardens, London, had applied for Swiss residency in July 2016, hoping to make the exclusive ski resort of Verbier his official home.

However, after a detailed review of the files concerning one of the world’s richest men, police raised a number of concerns. According to Tamedia, police reported that Abramovich was known for “suspicion of money laundering and presumed contacts with criminal organisations”. They also asserted that there was reason to believe that “the applicant’s assets are at least partially of illegal origin”.

Abramovich’s lawyer, Daniel Glasl, has responded to the explosive allegations by filing a request for correction of facts to the federal police. He said he planned to file a criminal complaint against whoever disseminated the information.

“Any suggestion that Mr Abramovich has been involved in money laundering or has contacts with criminal organisations is entirely false. Mr Abramovich has never been charged with participating in money laundering and does not have a criminal record. He has never had, or been alleged to have, connections with criminal organisations.”

The allegations are not based on any court rulings, and the oligarch has never been indicted in Switzerland. They are based on police information which cannot be easily verified, and Abramovich is entitled to be presumed innocent.

In February, the oligarch secured an injunction banning any mention in the media of police concerns. That ruling was overturned in a legal process which ended on Friday when the Swiss federal supreme court rejected Abramovich’s appeal. Tamedia published its story on Tuesday morning.

After acquiring Chelsea in 2003 and transforming the club’s fortunes with an investment of more than £1.1bn of his own money, Abramovich became the poster boy for the privileged group of Russian moneymen who have made London their home over the last three decades.

However, since the poisoning of the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in March, Britain has taken steps to stem the flow of money from Moscow. Abramovich withdrew his application to renew his UK residency visa this spring. In May, the oligarch obtained Israeli citizenship.

In the same month, Chelsea shelved ambitious plans to redevelop their Stamford Bridge stadium and in August they were forced to deny reports that Abramovich was looking to sell the club.

The canton of Valais had originally accepted Abramovich’s application, on the grounds that his financial profile would make him an “interesting taxpayer” for the area. However, the authorities at federal level appear to have taken a different view. In June 2017, Abramovich withdrew his Swiss residency application.

In a written statement, his lawyer added: “Mr Abramovich has submitted to numerous, thorough background checks by governments and business partners over the years and such unsubstantiated allegations have never been an issue.”


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Whodathunkit eh?
 

wirE

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Roman allegedly refused an offer at a whopping 2.3 billion dollars for Chelski. He wants around 3 billion pounds
He has to make money for all the managers he has sacked throughout the last decade :LOL:
 

VegasII

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Roman allegedly refused an offer at a whopping 2.3 billion dollars for Chelski. He wants around 3 billion pounds
He has to make money for all the managers he has sacked throughout the last decade :LOL:
Either that Conte's taken him to the cleaners in order to become the man with the billion dollar Barnet.
 

Don_Felipe

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Just been watching Michael Palin in North Korea on Channel 5. In a bar in Pyongyang there's a Chelsea table football table. Think that's s conclusive proof that they're part of the axis of evil.
 

spursfan77

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How many people out there have a spare 3 billion to spend on a football club?

They would have to borrow a lot of it you would think like the Glaziers have done. Unless its a crazy rich person I can only hope it turns out terribly bad for them and onlt then if they want to put all their own money in whoch youd think no sane uber rich person would do.
 

worcestersauce

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I would guess the interest free loan he has given the club is factored into the £3billion figure, only problem is that other peoples calculation is likely to factor that in as a reduction in valuation.
 
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