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Ruining football with Financial Fair Play

There isn’t a better way of killing football aspiration and competition than financial fair play regulations. With the implementation of FFP regulations, a level playing field will cease to exist. UEFA is leading us into a blind alley with its claim that FFP regulations will help the smaller clubs. This […]

AS Roma, Inter Milan and Monaco among tens clubs to reach FFP settlements

Earlier today, UEFA announced that ten clubs which were under investigation for non-compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) have individually agreed to settlement agreements. The clubs are AS Monaco, AS Roma, Besiktas, Inter Milan, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva and Sporting Lisbon and, for minor breaches, FC Rostov, Kardemir Karabukspor […]

Leeds United, Blackburn And Nottingham Forest Handed January Transfer Bans

Leeds United, Blackburn and Nottingham Forest have been handed transfer bans for the upcoming January window after breaching the Football league’s financial fair play (FFP) rules. The League announced that the clubs had incurred financial losses in excess of the £8 million permitted during last season. A statement from the Football […]

UEFA To Consider Rules Change Targeting Manchester United and Real Madrid’s Debt

UEFA has arranged a meeting on Monday to discuss new Financial Fair Play regulations which would make debt reduction part of its guidelines. There has been growing criticism that the governing body’s efforts are focused solely on the over-investment at European clubs, while ignoring the accumulation of debt. Gianni Infantino, UEFA general secretary, said: […]

What Should Happen To Manchester City’s Financial Fair Play Fine?

Following Manchester City‘s protracted battle with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations it came to light yesterday that following an agreement between clubs and European football’s governing body, the money brought in from Manchester City’s fine would be distributed amongst clubs involved in UEFA competitions, including those already fairly wealthy clubs […]

Manuel Pellegrini Responds To Arsene Wenger’s Questioning Of Manchester City Deals

Following the news of Frank Lampard’s six-month loan move from New York City FC, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger raised questions about Manchester City’s ability to circumvent UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules by owning clubs outside of England. City were sanctioned by the governing body for breaching FFP rules, with […]

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England Lose, But More Injury Woe For Gerrard

England’s poor 2010 concluded as they slid to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to France, but the night may be remembered for the “Club v Country” debate returning once again. Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry and captain Rio Ferdinand all picked up injuries for the Three Lions, summing up a generally […]

Premier League Launches Official Weekly Podcast

The Premier League has launched an official podcast, which will be released every Thursday evening with a preview of the upcoming weekend’s fixtures as well as analysis and trivia questions. The first episode was released last week to very little fanfare featuring Ian Payne as host and Nigel Winterburn as […]

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John Terry keen to prolong Chelsea stay

Chelsea captain John Terry reiterated his desire to extend his contract with the Premier League champions on Sunday, a week after announcing he would leave at the season’s end. Diego Costa struck in injury time to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on […]