Man City launch unprecedented legal action against Premier League

Source: The Times.

>within an 165-page legal document City argue that they are the victims of “discrimination”, describing rules they say have been approved by their rivals to stifle their success on the pitch as a “tyranny of the majority”.

Essentially they're trying to delegitimize one of the pillars of the charges against them (that they inflated their sponsors). If they can argue that those rules were unlawful, it will help them defend the charges.

>Manchester City claim the fair market value rules are intended to be discriminatory towards clubs with ties to the Gulf region.
>City argue that the Premier League have failed to provide evidence that sponsorship deals with related parties give clubs an unfair advantage or distort the league’s competitive balance
>City also say that the Premier League, as an organization, is a direct competitor for sponsorship and therefore claim they have a conflict of interest.
>City question the independence of Nielsen Sports, the data analytics company used to determine the fair market value of sponsorship deals, because it has been retained by the Premier League for more than two years.
>City complain that Fair Market Value rules discriminate against clubs who form part of a multi-club ownership group

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    semites always cry about discimination while they frick you over

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The City’s sugar daddy feels himself above any legal or morality rules. He above and beyond even of God.

      FFP is the one fricking over nouveau riche. You guys are like lying fake Democrats calling out Trump for saying it was a rigged trial when you support the cartel that did the rigging

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        . Shitty is breaking the law like and destroying football. Should be stoped

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how is it fair to allow nation states to artificially inflate their budgets with sponsors they own? Not only that but city massively overpaid players in secret to convince them to play for them. They totally cheated man, instead of slowly organically growing going in step by step and leapfrogged the whole thing. all of city's success are based on their illegal pay2win bullshit therefore everything they won is asterisked.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why can't other teams that have been spending more as them won as much then?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            who spends more than them?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what a stupid argument
        FFP is there so Mafias like UAE or Qatar dont just buy up everything that moves

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trump lost, get over it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trump is a lot like Manchester City, sponsored by a bunch of crooked foreign investors, probably relegated by the end of the year, hated by all people who truly love what they've ruined, has an established piece of clothing that when people wear it I know to avoid them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        City has no fans. More people attended Leicester getting promoted than City winning 4 times in a row. They have more charges than fans.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if only they had gypsy bandwagoners they wouldn't have had to resort to this :/

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Half of City's customers already switched to Real after the quarterfinal defeat and another half to Manure after the FA loss, I don't know what you're trying to prove, Ishmael.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            pickpocket some medication next time

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not everyone is willing to shill for City Inc. on an egg-and-spoon racing forum.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ruskies aren't semites

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kvetching

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mafia stock

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The mafia are a cartel so that's everyone else but City

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are they moronic this just gonna make premier league higherup staff targeting man city club even more

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The City’s sugar daddy feels himself above any legal or morality rules. He above and beyond even of God.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Holy KWAB

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good. It's about time somebody stood up to this corrupt mob with their foreign Hispano-Germanic ideology

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're afraid

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Another charge please?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Please repeat after me: KWAB KWAB KWAB

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We don't say please here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we dont say please here

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're accidently right. Sponsorship income is a farce.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They're accidently right. Sponsorship income is a farce.
      It is when fake companies with no services nor inventory being available for anyone start sponsoring you for millions of pounds, as is the case with City.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is when anyone is using money entirely unrelated to football to gain a footballing advantage, "legitimate" or not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so we need a authority to determine how much a private company can pay for a sponsorship? sounds a bit communist

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    literally nothing will happen to city

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Of course not. Qatar and SA own France and UK.
      It’s just an humiliation ritual

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did Real get punished for their shenanigans, such as selling their training ground for massively inflated prices to related parties? Big teams like Real, Man City, United and Barca are or were running club football to their benefit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >inflated prices
        It was prime real state, the "sketchy" part is that the team managed to turn a "sporting facility" to regular land which allowed them to sell it for the construction of skyscrappers

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The European Competition Commission considers that deal dodgy enough to investigate, and Real themselves concede it dodgy enough they'll likely be made to repay some/all of their illegal State Aid.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i looked for the article you keep posting and it's not even related with the sale of the academy grounds lol
            keep seething at our glory

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >haha we're being investigated for a DIFFERENT fraud altogether!
            Good Job Paco

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're comparing an (alleged) 20M pounds infraction to City's (alleged) breach of rules certainly amounting to hundreds of millions over the years
            even correcting for inflation it's, Real's case isn't nearly as bad

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >our glory

            our glory

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >haha we're being investigated for a DIFFERENT fraud altogether!
            Good Job Paco

            you have my permission to continue seething at our unparalleled splendour

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's not unparalleled, willem 2 and nac breda also have no trebles

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >for massively inflated prices
        Real sold 1/3 of grounds that belonged to the club for 1/6 of what they were worth, and that was after tough negotiations. The other 2/3 were given to the city to allow the rezoning of the grounds. From the city's share, 1/3 was sold at the same price Real Madrid sold its share, but the other 1/3 was auctioned, making a lot more money than RM made.

        >inflated prices
        It was prime real state, the "sketchy" part is that the team managed to turn a "sporting facility" to regular land which allowed them to sell it for the construction of skyscrappers

        >the "sketchy" part is that the team managed to turn a "sporting facility" to regular land
        Because otherwise Real Madrid refused to sell as it wasn't worth it, and the city benefited a lot more than the club. Keep in mind this was all investigated by the EU who found nothing illegal in the whole thing

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Premier League have failed to provide evidence that sponsorship deals with related parties give clubs an unfair advantage or distort the league’s competitive balance
    emmm, themselves?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "Financial Fair Play" is just some sort of absurd communism. Spending money should never be considered a crime if you ask me. Some clubs are richer than others, that's just the way it is. Even the old Soviet league must have had clubs that were richer than others.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how many shills does the sheik mafia employ on this board?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Manchester City claim the fair market value rules are intended to be discriminatory towards clubs with ties to the Gulf region.
    based, frick arabs

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They've done this to delay the verdict on the 115 trial.

    moronic move though. The English FA hate being challenged. They will be on City's ass for a long time now.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >165 pages to say 'yes we maybe cheats, but we have expensive lawyers'

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yes we cheated but look here's why we should be allowed to
    it's an interesting tactic

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PL is so cucked if they let them get away with this.
    But I can see it happening. City is the biggest brand they have now. Integrity matters nothing, only profit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ultimately it might be out of the premier league's hand
      they as an organisation can't realistically be expected to go up against an entire nation state and prevail, especially when said nation state are also in bed with the british government

      the problem, as it ever was, was allowing nations to buy football clubs in the first place

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we love it when Man United and Chelsea spend hundreds of millions and pay three figures a week on contracts and inflate transfer prices globally and change the game irrevocably and are massive shady money operations
        >what? Man City? No!!
        lmao frick off

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          who are you quoting?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody loved any of that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >three figures a week
          I earn three figures a week.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    City claim the fair market value rules are intended to be discriminatory towards clubs with ties to the Gulf region.
    >nooooo not my billionaire oil Araberinooooos reeeeee

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no we haven't broken any rules!
    but
    >the rules shouldn't apply to us anyway!
    fricking hell city are small time. win six of the last seven titles and you start threatening to sabotage your own club with cutting funding for womens and youth teams.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    we are the champions of the world

    undisputed protagonists of the sport

    we are the rules, we don't say please

    we WILL win all the competitions even though they're rigged against us

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we
      ?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oops

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oops

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oops

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  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One club has written in support of shitty they won't say who but it's obviously Todd the moron.
    10 clubs have written in support of the league

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Him or Sandcastle.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh yes, I didn't think of them, that makes more sense

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah at least Etihad exist, unlike Sela.
        completely made-up pishco.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Times
    The UnPayWallahed Times:
    https://archive.is/ESGbd
    >165-page legal document
    sure they could have made this legal bus-parking pish 50 pages shorter, just for lulz

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thank you!

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    165 > 115
    Spee chuds, we lost.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only city fan i've ever seen on here is that dutch arab lad. really makes u think

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cope x

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KWAB

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tinpot club

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's already too late. majority of epl clubs owners are foreign. nothing stops them to form a cartel, make your own closed league and cut the middleman (fa)
    >b-b-b-u-t the fans
    nobody cares about bong fans, nowadays it's all about global worldwide costumers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think you understand - the Bong Government may have been (admittedly) lax in allowing various foreign tribesmen and camelherders to purchase their football clubs. They are NOT however gonna allow said clubs to frick off and form their own Camel League. And the Govt won't allow it because the fans won't. They already made that clear with the ending of the Super League. And the cameljockeys and Muricans can shit and moan all they like but, EOD, there's not that much they can practically do, other than put up with the rules or gtf.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >billionare brown claims he's being discriminated against

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