Football Leaks: Manchester City accused of using shadow firms to flout rules

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The only bit I'm interested is if UEFA will grow a spine and punish them in a way which resembles some form of punishment.
 

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We are lucky that as a footballing behemoth we will always be able to be near the top of the premier league. Fans of Tottenham/ Burnley/ Villa/ Leicester must be so glum watching this nonsense unfold.
 

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Pretends to be shocked.

The only bit I'm interested is if UEFA will grow a spine and punish them in a way which resembles some form of punishment.
UEFA are just as corrupt, lets not kid ourselves here. Football is full of shite like this from the bottom to the top of the professional game.
 

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It is plain fecking ridiculous what they are getting away with. The quicker abominations like them and PSG gets excluded the better. Sadly it won't happen due to the powers that be in football loving a bit of payment on the side, and the owners of these so called football clubs loves handing them out.
 

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Pretends to be shocked.

The only bit I'm interested is if UEFA will grow a spine and punish them in a way which resembles some form of punishment.
Didn't they attempt to do it to Milan then get overruled anyway?, makes this effort by City all a bit pointless when the worst UEFA can seem to do is fine them anyway.
 

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Disgusting. And we are going to go out of the CL v a similarly horrible club, these two shouldn't even be allowed in the CL.
 

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UEFA are just as corrupt, lets not kid ourselves here. Football is full of shite like this from the bottom to the top of the professional game.
Unfortunately, that's the truth. If they were to ban them for an year or two from their competitions, maybe then only clubs will start to take their rules seriously. Few hundred thousand fine is nothing.

Didn't they attempt to do it to Milan then get overruled anyway?, makes this effort by City all a bit pointless when the worst UEFA can seem to do is fine them anyway.
Yeah, which is a shame.
 

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We are lucky that as a footballing behemoth we will always be able to be near the top of the premier league. Fans of Tottenham/ Burnley/ Villa/ Leicester must be so glum watching this nonsense unfold.
This. They should all be planning a joint protest.
 

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With Liverpool's luck, City finish as champions and forfeit title to second place Liverpool.
 

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Surely with these emails City have to face some sanctions
 

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UEFA are just as corrupt, lets not kid ourselves here. Football is full of shite like this from the bottom to the top of the professional game.
Yeah they just elected the PSG owner onto their board of governance.

This won't stop until City and PSG are winning the CL every year and everyone has turned off.
 

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Isn’t this just what we’ve all been saying for years? Serious questions should be asked about any club that has sponsors and spends like they do and not even fill their stadium.

The problem is that nothing will be done about it as City will just keep throwing money at the problem until it disappears.

Hopefully someone will piss off the Americans again and the FBI will get involved because absolutely no one in this country or at UEFA/FIFA will do anything about this.
 

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Yeah they just elected the PSG owner onto their board of governance.

This won't stop until City and PSG are winning the CL every year and everyone has turned off.
They didn't, the ECA elected Al Khelaifi as their representative.
 

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Hopefully someone will piss off the Americans again and the FBI will get involved because absolutely no one in this country or at UEFA/FIFA will do anything about this.
This is actually true. One of the few times when a collective world has wished for American intervention.
 

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That justifying of the Oil money thread looks even stranger now.
 

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Can we leave this leaks till the summer? Don't want City potentially docked points with pool up their arse...
 

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We all knew it was going on but no one with the authority to do anything about it cares, because they are all on one big gravy train getting rich. It all stinks
 

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Won't they just get one of their boardroom exec to the UEFA executive committee like PSG did? Maybe they can buy der Spiegel
 

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City's entire defence is that the documents are stolen.
 

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It's only the big boys who have the money that hate oil something something