Post by irishrover on Jul 22, 2020 15:54:59 GMT
If it's just FFP you are talking about then it's not difficult.
Just make a list of income that qualifies and stick to it.
Then, don't mess around for years.
Part of the reason City have walked away with a 10m Euro fine is that some of the allegations are more than 5 years old, but that's also tied in with them obstructing the investigations, which they've been found guilty of, they've even been arguing about what the term '5 years' actually means. UEFA have been totally outgunned legally here.
The whole thing is a complete farce
Citeh are the perfect example of the club that FFP should be preventing from achieving their level of bought success. Not even the biggest club in their own City.
It's not a hill I particularly want to die on. I don't have a problem with people trying things but can you really say that FFP has been a success or could be a success? Even in cases where clubs have been found guilty it doesn't seem to have done them any particular harm - Chelsea barely slipped below Champions League standard for a season or 2 and have just gone on a huge spending spree that will in all likelihood make them title contenders again. Barca were barely even touched by the sanctions. So I'm not sure even when it works it's particularly effective.
You sound like you're basically happy with the idea of FFP protecting the existing hierarchy from noveau riche up and comers. I'm not sure where I stand on that really. On the one hand it seems instinctively wrong to have a rule that is essentially about isolating an elite set of clubs from genuine competition that might knock them off their perch. On the other hand it's hard to justify the kind of money that is spent to do that either.
I guess my issue with FFP is that however it's applied I can't see how it does anything to address the parity issue which is what I see as the main problem with elite club football.