Tags archives: financial-fair-play

City must fight till the end…and win

With Manchester City seemingly under investigation by everybody apart from fictional sleuths Inspector Clouseau, Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, there’s never been a more apt moment for the Sky Blues to apply their modern day mantra of ‘Fight Till The End’. For the conspiracy theorists who believe everybody is ‘out to get City’, it won’t come as any great surprise that the world and his wife have suddenly emerged from the […]

‘Good’ is judged bad & ugly by idiotic UEFA

When UEFA’s General Secretary, Gianni Infantino claimed: “We always said we want investors in football, but good investors…” it made many wonder what European football’s governing body defined as ‘good’? The bald-headed Infantino, a familiar figure at the laborious and protracted Champions League draws every August, made the bizarre proclamation as UEFA once again oozed hypocrisy, using their Financial Fair Play (FFP) to discriminate against Manchester City. Among the dictionary […]

City fans back legal battle against UEFA Financial Fair Play

Blue-sky thinking relates to creative ideas that are not limited by convention or current beliefs, facilitating the stripping away of barriers, overcoming obstacles and confounding conformity. It’s a derivation on a theme, but Sky-blue thinking is not a million miles removed when addressing the vagaries and rank injustice perpetrated by the ridiculously titled UEFA Financial Fair Play rules. If ever there was a contradiction in terms FFP is it. It’s […]

Let's be Frank...

When David Villa and Frank Lampard signed up for New York City there was always a sneaking suspicion that one, or both, could find themselves wearing the sky blue of Manchester City, before heading off to the Big Apple. Villa fresh from Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title would have slipped in effortlessly with Manuel Pellegrini’s style, and would have been reunited with David Silva, his Spanish international and ex-Valencia team […]

Fortifying the future at Fortress Etihad

Manchester City’s transformation into one of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious clubs continues with the Etihad set to become the second largest stadium in the Premier League. A public consultation exercise showing proposals to expand the present 48,000 capacity to beyond 60,000, concluded yesterday, with City set to reveal their preferred option next week. The comprehensive approach by the club has sought to address a host of topics, not least, […]