Man City

paddysr

Bearded Beauty
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Let's be honest, all top managers spend money like kids in a sweet shop. Non have ever really had to survive on a shoestring.
I dont mind him spending it, my issue is that he went on and on about how spending money like that was wrong and then did it anyway
 

Kathryn

Advisor to the Owner
What’s the situation this season? Do Real Madrid get a bye, or do City get to play out their CL season?
 

Henrys Cat

Forum Patron
Patron
They’ll appeal and it’ll be overturned in the same way AC Milan had their ban overturned. The £30 million will probably stick but that’s just loose change to their owners.
 

norky84

Advisor to the Owner
5th spot would get the Champions League spot if City lose their appeal. But what if the team in 5th place wins the Europa League? Does 6th place then get into the Champions League?
 

raefil

Shit Fan
Patron
Ramifications of this, for Man city, are enormous.

This from the blue moon forum.


The email



A really interesting thread from Nick Harris, well worth a read.

 

Bhagwan H

Forum Patron
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You reap what you sow. Well done UEFA. Hopefully EFL will follow their lead and punish teams properly for breaching FFP rules.
 

JFK-1

Manager
I dont mind him spending it, my issue is that he went on and on about how spending money like that was wrong and then did it anyway
I think there's a difference between just throwing cash around willy nilly and using it effectively. Plus earnings from outgoing transfers have to be taken into account. When he allowed Coutinho to leave for Barcelona for a fee reported to be £105 million his judgement was questioned. How can you win a league title while selling off your best players?

Well no one could question his judgement now and when you subtract that fee from his outgoings he has been relatively frugal in comparison to much EPL spending. His spending since arriving at Liverpool stands at around £400 million while he has recovered around £320 million on outgoing transfers.

Add on to that the fact he has delivered a Champions league trophy and certain to add a league title I think he has done very well indeed on all fronts. Including relatively frugal spending when it's matched with outgoing transfers and major trophy success.
 

ChuckD

Manager
I thought City fans were not bothered about Champions league. They boo the UEFA theme tune when it comes on and they don’t always sell out the group games.
 
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