Episode 1810: City Fought The Law, The Law Takes The L
Manchester City breathe the sweet air of freedom after UEFA’s FFP case against them collapsed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In the short term, the race for the top four suddenly got a lot more exciting. In the medium term, the future for City, for their coach and top players, is looking much more optimistic. In the long term – the repercussions could be huge.
Just got this from someone on the legal side: “How can a regulatory body credibly regulate anything when it has now been found that obstructing an investigation is effectively a slap on the wrist offence?”https://t.co/3MG8WsLuSH
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) July 13, 2020
We’re joined by Tariq Panja of the New York Times and Miguel Delaney of the Independent to discuss the verdict.
Manchester City’s Champions League Ban Is Overturned https://t.co/FRGgXAQNho
— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) July 13, 2020
Where does the credibility of UEFA’s enforcement stand after this verdict? What’s the future for the FFP system? Is this a decisive moment in revealing where the power really lies in European football?
La Liga president Javier Tebas has not taken @ManCity verdict well: “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football. Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 13, 2020
Plus there’s Jack’s story, Brendan’s bombs and a possible final day face off between Leicester and Man Utd.
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He was a dude on top of everything else. RIP Big Jack ?? pic.twitter.com/QR8bP2El7c
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) July 11, 2020
It seems our football correspondent, although brimming with youthful enthusiasm, has yet to earn his journalistic stripes.
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) July 9, 2020