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Started by TommyDGNR8 on May 14, 2019 11:46:16 AM
Ciddy Europe Ban?

Uefa investigators want Manchester City to be banned from the Champions League for a season if they are found guilty of breaking financial rules.

However, according to one well-placed source, a final decision is yet to be made by chief investigator Yves Leterme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48265079

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misosoup100 - 14 May 2019 11:53:13 (#1 of 33)

I say let them leave the competition the usual way, in the first knockout round.

Arjuna - 14 May 2019 11:56:19 (#2 of 33)

I am a bit mixed about this, not because of City but because the way UEFA make things up as they go along. Surely if they have broken rules then a punishment should be listed beforehand, not for the one bloke to decide.

spartak - 14 May 2019 12:18:14 (#3 of 33)

GPWM

SteveFrench - 14 May 2019 12:29:12 (#4 of 33)

Citeh are the Everton of Europe.

The Man just has to decide whether Pep’s Barcelona links are still good enough fir darling status. Maybe if they sell them some players they want UEFA will leave them be

Tadagee - 14 May 2019 12:36:03 (#5 of 33)

Leeds have been banned for Europe for ages!

And no-one seems bothered about that

davedanon - 14 May 2019 12:37:00 (#6 of 33)

Shirley Man City are The Man?

It's in the name and everything.

spartak - 14 May 2019 12:47:23 (#7 of 33)

Leeds have been banned for Europe for ages!

That's more of a self-imposed exile TBF, Tads.

PeterJL - 14 May 2019 21:39:03 (#8 of 33)

We match going City fans support the ban.

Tadagee - 14 May 2019 21:43:28 (#9 of 33)

Yes spar. That was the joke.

PeterJL - 14 May 2019 22:02:32 (#10 of 33)

Insight:

https://boltfromtheblue.live/2019/05/14/are-city-really-facing-a-potential-champions-league-ban/

ArturoB - 14 May 2019 23:49:47 (#11 of 33)

With any luck, ALL English clubs will be banned (again) after (predictable) crowd trouble in Madrid around June 1st.

Moschops - 15 May 2019 06:35:43 (#12 of 33)

Odd thing to hope for.

Tadagee - 15 May 2019 07:02:43 (#13 of 33)

Bless his little cottons, he's popping up on threads to say such things to get a reaction.

mememe - 15 May 2019 07:04:43 (#14 of 33)

A massive belm? That sort of reaction?

spartak - 15 May 2019 07:14:48 (#15 of 33)

I can't see trouble between Spuds and Poo fans TBH.

TommyDGNR8 - 15 May 2019 09:07:21 (#16 of 33)

Do Spuds have any sort of hoolie element? I don't think I've ever heard of them.

This is NOT a challenge, if your carer is reading this to you.

mememe - 15 May 2019 09:08:44 (#17 of 33)

They'd only end up stanley-knifing themselves in true City fashion

fogger - 16 May 2019 09:49:30 (#18 of 33)

Ciddy have been referred to Uefa's Financial Control Body for a telling off.

Arjuna - 16 May 2019 09:56:55 (#19 of 33)

They were fined £49m last time, perhaps UEFA will cash in again rather than enforce a ban.

Bonusy - 16 May 2019 09:57:18 (#20 of 33)

"Don't do it again again. We don't want to be put in a position where we have to do something about PSG"

Arjuna - 16 May 2019 10:16:19 (#21 of 33)

Many people had high hopes for Financial Fair Play but its very hard to believe that UEFA have proven competent enough to implement it in a consistent and effective matter.

fogger - 16 May 2019 10:20:17 (#22 of 33)

Uefa will give Ciddy probably around £70m for their Big Cup participation this year, so I can see why they might be leaning toward a ban and not a fine

Arjuna - 16 May 2019 10:31:14 (#23 of 33)

But they will give money out to whoever participates.

I have no idea what they will do, they are making it up as they go along.

mememe - 16 May 2019 10:35:21 (#24 of 33)

Any ban wouldn't be for the next season, fwiw.

fogger - 16 May 2019 10:36:32 (#25 of 33)

Maybe it's a cunning plan - the total randomness of punishments and implementation designed to freak out clubs into towing the line, in case they decide offenders have to play all their home matches with players wearing blindfolds.

Arjuna - 16 May 2019 10:41:51 (#26 of 33)

So what would happen if a club won the big cup and were then found guilty of financial mismanagement? Would they be stripped of the title? Or would an asterisk go after their name? City haven't presented that problem but have picked up a fair few domestic titles in the last few years.

Bonusy - 16 May 2019 10:53:58 (#27 of 33)

Maybe they would be presented with some Swiss fudge after the game instead of the Big Cup

cozzer - 16 May 2019 10:57:10 (#28 of 33)

toeing the line, ffs

fogger - 16 May 2019 11:09:09 (#29 of 33)

Nope, towing. Like in a tug of war.

cozzer - 16 May 2019 11:10:57 (#30 of 33)

You don't tow stuff in a tug of war. You tug it. anyway, it's definitely toeing.

Bonusy - 16 May 2019 11:14:48 (#31 of 33)

Depends. If the other team are shit lightweights then you would be towing them

can't believe my Swiss fudge/Brighton rock reference was TOTALLY IGNORED, I'm wasted on you people

fogger - 20 May 2019 11:10:18 (#32 of 33)

Pep's response to the journo's FFP question sounds a bit like Don Corleone.

Arjuna - 20 May 2019 11:54:26 (#33 of 33)

Or Don Revie

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