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Archives: Financial Fair Play

Arsene Wenger says that Financial Fair Play ‘never worked’

Posted on by PA Sport
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Arsene Wenger believes the new £5billion Premier League domestic TV rights deal has provoked clubs in the rest of Europe to demand changes to UEFA's financial fair play rules. UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed on Monday that the FFP rules … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

How Chelsea and Manchester City’s creative strategies of dealing with FFP differ

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Manchester City and Chelsea are often cited as the two clubs that were inspirations for UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The ownership of both clubs have been accused of “hurting football” thanks to big spending, and have been the … Continue reading

Leeds United, Blackburn And Nottingham Forest Handed January Transfer Bans

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

An American-Style Salary Cap Would Be a Fairer System For European Soccer Clubs Than FFP

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Last week, UEFA levied severe Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions against Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain, among several clubs. In the wake of the settlement that averted a potential court case for the governing body of European football, much … Continue reading

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play: One Rule For France, And Another For Everyone Else

Posted on by Kevin Harris
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Clubs across Europe are trying to get their house in order to ensure compliance with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations are adhered to. But there appears less concern in Paris and Monte Carlo than in most other cities over the … Continue reading

QPR and Malaga Are UEFA’s Whipping Boys in Financial Fair Play: Monday Soccer Insider

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
UEFA President Michel Platini are seen in front of a stadium in Kiev

The report in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that QPR could run afoul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play standards and face a fine in the £60 million range is no surprise. Harry Redknapp has a history of pushing clubs beyond their … Continue reading

This Week In Soccer: Financial Fair Play and World Cup 2022 in Qatar

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In the second episode of This Week In Soccer, we feature a riveting discussion about Financial Fair Play and how the repercussions of the new rulings will morph European soccer into an American closed system where promotion and relegation either … Continue reading