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HadjiChippo

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If Man City somehow come out of this entire case free of charge, I think I’m about done with following any football that’s not us.

Seen today that there are several other clubs(Villa, Newcastle, Chelsea) who are willing to back them in their fight against the PL around revenue streams and revenue from third parties pumped into clubs. I’m sure King power would also love to write a blank cheque for sponsoring their own team (they already wrote off hundreds of millions of debt owed to them, and broke these sponsorship rules once).

These top clubs have flirted with destroying the core of our game already, we already know there are several owners who are for abolishing relegation entirely from the PL, and now they want the freedom to pump in almost unlimited amounts of money and turn the rest of us into feeder teams and “also-rans” for them.
 

AOM

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If Man City somehow come out of this entire case free of charge, I think I’m about done with following any football that’s not us.

Seen today that there are several other clubs(Villa, Newcastle, Chelsea) who are willing to back them in their fight against the PL around revenue streams and revenue from third parties pumped into clubs. I’m sure King power would also love to write a blank cheque for sponsoring their own team (they already wrote off hundreds of millions of debt owed to them, and broke these sponsorship rules once).

These top clubs have flirted with destroying the core of our game already, we already know there are several owners who are for abolishing relegation entirely from the PL, and now they want the freedom to pump in almost unlimited amounts of money and turn the rest of us into feeder teams and “also-rans” for them.

I imagine the European Super League will rear it's ugly head again at some point in the near future as well.
If they try it again, I reckon they should just let them go and hopefully it's a massive failure
 

Skybluekyle

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If Man City somehow come out of this entire case free of charge, I think I’m about done with following any football that’s not us.

Seen today that there are several other clubs(Villa, Newcastle, Chelsea) who are willing to back them in their fight against the PL around revenue streams and revenue from third parties pumped into clubs. I’m sure King power would also love to write a blank cheque for sponsoring their own team (they already wrote off hundreds of millions of debt owed to them, and broke these sponsorship rules once).

These top clubs have flirted with destroying the core of our game already, we already know there are several owners who are for abolishing relegation entirely from the PL, and now they want the freedom to pump in almost unlimited amounts of money and turn the rest of us into feeder teams and “also-rans” for them.
I am still trying to figure out what their legal case is, would love to hear from someone who a) has a lot more understanding of what they are claiming than what I am about to say and b) actually slept last night.

So, in my mind, this interlinks with several different aspects of rules and regs - the first being PSR, clubs can post losses of their own money up to £15mil over a three year period, but the owner can plug up to £90mil to bring it up to £105mil losses over a three year period, but the owner cannot incur a debt to the club for plugging that gap. Seems fair to me, and clubs with wealthy owners still have an advantage. APTs - a mechanism to ensure things such as sponsorship deals are at fair market value to ensure owners are not inflating deals with companies owned or associated with them, this was agreed by a majority of Premier League clubs. Again, this seems fair.

Now, the laws. Man City are quoting UK competition laws. To my knowledge, the main law is the Competition Act 1998, of which the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is the regulator (I am not sure whether they have any jurisdiction here? I know Leicester were fined by them a year or two ago along with JD Sports, but this was merchandise sales, I believe). Man City are claiming they have been discriminated against by tyranny of majority rule, maybe they are claiming the agreement for APT rule changes was some sort of "horizontal agreement", prohibitions I in Competition Act 1998, that they deem is illegal?
 

Skybluekyle

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Ten Hag to remain at Manchester Utd. A case of there being no-one better to replace him?

Don't get me wrong, there are many problems at Utd, but I doubt Ten Hag is the answer. He's got some of the largest resources on the planet, in football terms
 

OffenhamSkyBlue

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Ten Hag to remain at Manchester Utd. A case of there being no-one better to replace him?

Don't get me wrong, there are many problems at Utd, but I doubt Ten Hag is the answer. He's got some of the largest resources on the planet, in football terms
I reckon this is very likely the case, combined with the Cup Final showing the green shoots of recovery. Mind you, Man City were frankly hopeless against a very poor Chelsea in their semi, so they are probably told that the Prem and Champions' League are everything.
 

skyblue1991

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Next seasons Premier League fixture list is out

West Ham don't leave London until the 2nd November!

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wingy

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Next seasons Premier League fixture list is out

West Ham don't leave London until the 2nd November!

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Might be some protest's then!
A petition going round against removing concessions or something expecting them to walk to the very back of the stands etc, not sure about kids.
 

Brighton Sky Blue

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Villa signing Ian Maatsen for £35 million I can just about believe. Chelsea signing a random teenager nobody’s heard of from Villa for nearly £20 million though? Hmmm
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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I'm thinking Arsenal to win the prem but am gonna wait till just before the start of the season to see who does what business
 

TomRad85

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Max Kilman from Wolves to West Ham for a mere £40 million. Maidenhead get 10% of that which is brilliant for a Conference club.
Absolute clown fee for Kilman though. Embarrassing.

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Sky_Blue_Daz

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Might have a few quid on Everton to get relegated this coming season
So I was thinking of an accumulator for next season

Arsenal to win the prem
Everton to get relegated
Cov to get promtion
Sunderland to get relegated
Huddersfield to get promoted

Varying odds online ranging up to 231/1
 

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