Man City Banned From UCL For 2 years

allatsea

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Unlimited resources enables such clubs to accumulate the very best players and thus stop less rich clubs from having them. Chelsea have done this with players seen as having the greatest potential. They collect them and then loan them out.
 

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Unlimited resources enables such clubs to accumulate the very best players and thus stop less rich clubs from having them. Chelsea have done this with players seen as having the greatest potential. They collect them and then loan them out.
Leicester and to a certain extent as much as I hate to say it Liverpool prove that’s not quite the case though is it. If we had had a little more luck and probably a bit more ruthlessness then we could also have been added to that list. We also beat Man City in the champions league last year incase you forgot.
 

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Unlimited resources enables such clubs to accumulate the very best players and thus stop less rich clubs from having them. Chelsea have done this with players seen as having the greatest potential. They collect them and then loan them out.

It can all be stopped very easily. The powers that be don’t want to though

Make it so clubs cannot sign foreign players aged under 20, cannot loan out foreign players at all, can only loan out a maximum of 6 players and 3 of them have to be homegrown by the club loaning.

Player trading shouldn’t have ever been allowed to get to the stage where it’s an actual approach to balance the books and make money. Sure, it can be part of the overall process, but that process has to be ‘buy player, if he does well for us we might make good money on him in the future’ as opposed to ‘let’s buy him, keep him from rivals, loan him out to satellite club, if he does well maybe bring him back, if not good enough for us, sell him on for profit’

Money talks. No moral compass within football unfortunately. Look st the recent nonsense in Germany. Black player gets racially abused, people boo but game carries on. Billionaire white club owner gets called son of a whore, game gets stopped, teams protest and come out denouncing “hate”

The games fucked
 

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I would love it if EUFA brought in the 50+1 rule across Europe as a requirement to obtain license to participate in European competition. Bring the clubs back to the people.
 

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If we can’t top 5, for completely selfish reasons even though their ban is just, I hope they are successful in their appeal so Yanited or whoever else misses out
 

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As I've said before, I think that if this gets overturned or diluted too much UEFA will be subjected to endless allegations of corruption and taking bungs. I also think other clubs should threaten to pull out of competitions if they're expected to put up with City, PSG etc. cheating all of the time.
But the verdict being overturned would be nothing to do with UEFA. It's out of their hands now.
 

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It can all be stopped very easily. The powers that be don’t want to though

Make it so clubs cannot sign foreign players aged under 20, cannot loan out foreign players at all, can only loan out a maximum of 6 players and 3 of them have to be homegrown by the club loaning.

Player trading shouldn’t have ever been allowed to get to the stage where it’s an actual approach to balance the books and make money. Sure, it can be part of the overall process, but that process has to be ‘buy player, if he does well for us we might make good money on him in the future’ as opposed to ‘let’s buy him, keep him from rivals, loan him out to satellite club, if he does well maybe bring him back, if not good enough for us, sell him on for profit’

Money talks. No moral compass within football unfortunately. Look st the recent nonsense in Germany. Black player gets racially abused, people boo but game carries on. Billionaire white club owner gets called son of a whore, game gets stopped, teams protest and come out denouncing “hate”

The games fucked
All well and good, except that upping the age to not allowing clubs to sign foreign players to under 20 would be restraint of trade and illegal, can only do it for minors.
However now we are out of Europe our government could step in down the line, but in that unlikely case that we deny freedom of movement to Europeans, that would make our clubs less competitive.
It would be illegal for UEFA or FIFA to make such a ruling and even every club in the country or world mutually agreeing, which they won’t would be also illegal for the same reasons.
 
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