Thank you neighbours, no damage done, after yesterdays result!
Rumour has it that Qatari investors are planning to buy Man U and invest a ton of money in new players in a bid to shoot for the title next season. (Which kind of assumes that they wont win it this season..)
Please, please do not buy Harry Kane!
The reference to Liverpool and United being instigators was not about the case. That was about those two clubs vetting the new PL CEO. No other clubs were involved. City would like independent regulation of the PL as they believe that certain clubs have too much influence. That is what the government white paper is about that was due to be heard two days after the PL charged City.As with all things under investigation we will all have to wait for the result . Because this is not a case in law but under PL rules then the media are given free hand to comment and angle how they wish . As with all media good news of no news is rubbish compared to bad news so no real surprise they are all presuming guilt rather than innocence and as this out side law they are allowed to do this .
Just one point CAS did not find City innocent on all charges only those that were less than two years old . City lawyers made all the other charges unable to be judged by invoking a time lock . It was in this case all of those earlier charges that had the most and detailed proof . This not saying they were guilty but just that it was never allowed to be judged on .
As for Liverpool and Utd being the instigators no real surprise their both clubs US owned the most litigious nation in the world . Is it right ? In my view no it is not but the PL sets its own rules and all clubs have sign up to them if they want to be in PL . This again is unfair but that's the breaks . It would be wonderful if the current Government got off its arse and set up an independent body to oversee the PL and give it real powers and teeth but I suspect this will continue to be delayed and watered down before anything is enshrined in law .
Good luck to City if they fully establish their innocence but don't fret too much of they are found guilty . The punishment will only be a fine and at worst points deduction in a season that does not matter so no harm done .
I doubt that any PL club is clean I am fully convinced that my team are not so there is little choice accept the current status quo or stop supporting and going to football . Currently I am still going to go to matches but this is growing more fraught each Season .