Man City Banned From UCL For 2 years

Seafordian Spurs

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City's players already look jaded.

I hope they hit relegation form and find it impossible to recruit and that Pep pisses off.

Fuck 'em.

But it does seem the football establishment don't want anyone breaking the cartel.
 

dondo

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As much as city have cheated the FFP rules.
What about PSG? They are surely worse offenders?
 

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Surely they have to remove them from the Champions League this season. It’s going to be super embarrassing for UEFA if they went and won it this season. Although I suspect there will be a few peculiar officiating decisions against them in their next game.
There won't be, but City will do everything to claim UEFA and their officials were biased in Madrid's favour if City don't progress.
 

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If the ban gets overturned people will say UEFA took a bung. I don't think they'll let that happen. At the end of the day it's their competition.
 

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lord knows we are due after Chelsea took our spot.
Don’t get your hopes up things like that don’t happen to us.
We will probably finish 5th, think we have qualified for the CL then city appeal and take their spot back in June
 

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Don’t get your hopes up things like that don’t happen to us.
We will probably finish 5th, think we have qualified for the CL then city appeal and take their spot back in June

We could add that to Lasagnegate and the Chavs fluking the CL to keep us out of CL.
 

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I think there is an even bigger picture here namely can FIFA EUFA FA and so on run their competitions in a way they see fit or can anybody with enough money fight them in the courts to overturn any decision made .
As I understand it the FA endorse any team in the champions league and if city win this case I would if running the FA say "we will not allow city to partake "in European competitions for the length of ban that EUFA handed out .
Its time the tale wagging the dog has got to stop these powers must take full control and put there foot down so to speak .
 

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I'm sure they'll appeal it and get it reduced...still it's funny thinking about the conspiracy theorists on Bluemoon must be in their element right now 😆
It's hilarious how their fans hate Uefa so much. Do they want a free pass from FFP?
 

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If Sheffield United are still in with a chance of CL qualification in April the media will go nuts for the 'fairy tale' ending to a non-event season where Liverpool win the league in March.
 

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Remember Palace fans producing a banner criticising Abramovich and how he is ruining the game. Did it kickstart an uprising? Nope, Palace got fined by the premier league

That tells you everything we need to know. Football can be bought at the highest level, those in charge willingly sell the game to highest bidder. The absolute scum in charge of City are almost a perfect fit for those that run the game.
Sounds an awful lot like certain media outlets who ban people from telling the truth because it doesn't suit their narrative on what's life really is and what they believe it to be.
 

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It's hilarious how their fans hate Uefa so much. Do they want a free pass from FFP?
they don't believe they have broken the FFP

made me laugh in bluemoon, the amount of them saying about boycotting the Madrid match, or booing the UEFA anthem. don't think UEFA will give a flying shit whether they do either
 

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they don't believe they have broken the FFP

made me laugh in bluemoon, the amount of them saying about boycotting the Madrid match, or booing the UEFA anthem. don't think UEFA will give a flying shit whether they do either
They already boo the anthem. And by boycotting the game it'll make Man City look worse over UEFA themselves.

They really do seem to be a bunch of self entitled pricks over there and don't understand the simple concept that what City have done is straight up cheating and dodgy as fuck.
 

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They already boo the anthem. And by boycotting the game it'll make Man City look worse over UEFA themselves.

They really do seem to be a bunch of self entitled pricks over there and don't understand the simple concept that what City have done is straight up cheating and dodgy as fuck.
it's a shame the rule wasn't always in place, or introduced very early after Abramovic took over. by the time it was fully introduced both teams have been able to build some strong foundations for the future.

the thing is if the Abramovic and Sheik deals never happened, we might still be watching a league of Man U v Arse. both teams suffered eventually because they couldn't attract the top table players without any real opposition
 

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they don't believe they have broken the FFP

made me laugh in bluemoon, the amount of them saying about boycotting the Madrid match, or booing the UEFA anthem. don't think UEFA will give a flying shit whether they do either
There must be an element of doublethink going on because deep down they must know that they are bang to rights and if this had been Man U they would be happy to accept what Uefa are saying.
 

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This just serves as a reminder that, regardless of what they have won over the past decade, Manchester City are still just a small local club cheating their way to the top table with steroids. Even when some of the best football the country has ever been seen was being played at their stadium, there were still thousands of empty seats every week. Through the most in-your-face, dodgy, corrupt practices, a family with a long list of human rights abuses directly attributed to their names has turned them into their plaything, without a care in the world for who else they have screwed over along the way.

If we look at Tottenham alone, our past decade could have been very different had City (and Chelsea before them) not won the lottery. Ten years ago, Levy's first vision was finally coming to fruition, we had an emerging young side of talented players that played good football, assembled through intelligent scouting and careful budget planning. Modric, Bale, Lennon, Defoe, King, Dawson, Huddlestone, Rose and even a teenage Harry Kane - the foundations were there to build a top side for the next few years. We had been camped outside the gates of the Champions League for years, biding our time, waiting for one of the old "big four" to blink and drop out. Finally - Liverpool did, they made some terrible decisions on and off the pitch from 2008-2010 and their team fell to pieces. It should have been our moment to capitalise. It should have been our turn. But instead, this small local club who had already tried selling their soul and dignity to a disgraced Thai politician, suddenly muscled their way in ahead of us. Who knows how things could have turned out differently for us if Man City's squad was still made up of players of the calibre of Emile Mpenza and Rolando Bianchi. Logically, we'd have been looking at four more Champions League qualifications over the past decade just by virtue of having finished one place behind those who did qualify with City occupying one of those four places. Think what that extra exposure and revenue (especially pre-stadium construction) could have meant for us at that point. Would Modric and Bale's heads have been turned as quickly as they were if we'd been Champions League regulars? What if we'd actually been able to sign players like Craig Bellamy, Gareth Barry and Sergio Aguero, all of which we bid for, only to be completely blown out of the water by ridiculous offers of money from Man City? What if this hadn't had the knock on effect to distort the market, where agents representing our transfer targets saw this kind of activity from City and decided that therefore, their players were "worth" way more in wages than they actually were? What if, at the time we finally had a side that looked good enough to win the league, Kyle Walker hadn't received a "treble your money" offer from them?

We tried to do things by the book. Fairly, ethically, morally - the right way that every club should be proud of. And City came along with their financial doping and spoilt it. They might not have directly knocked us out of any cups, or beaten us in the two title races we were involved in. But make no mistake, this behaviour from Man City has had a huge hindrance on our fortunes over the past decade. And for that reason, I am over the moon with this ruling. Fuck Manchester City, fuck their spoilt and tiny fan base and fuck their evil owners - you have had it coming and quite frankly you have gotten off lightly.
 

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Only question is what happens now:

1. We finish 4th, ahead of Chelsea in 5th, who become the first team to qualify for the Champions League after finishing outside the top four TWICE.

2. We finish 5th. And then then ban gets overturned after the season.
 

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City bang on about how it's a conspiracy with eufa and the cartel not wanting them........what they don't seem to appreciate is that no one else wants then either. Everyone knows they've cheated and the whole world wany rid of them, Chelsea and PSG.
 

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they don't believe they have broken the FFP

made me laugh in bluemoon, the amount of them saying about boycotting the Madrid match, or booing the UEFA anthem. don't think UEFA will give a flying shit whether they do either
Some of their comments are different level.

They say there’s a witch hunt and that they’ve done nothing wrong etc then in the next breath it’s ‘lets destroy UEFA, we can buy the best lawyers, let’s form a breakaway league’

Idiots gonna idiot I guess
 
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