Also, to be honest, I don't like the motivations behind this which surely is just to make sure the same old big clubs (Manchester Utd, Milan, etc etc) that were big when FFP came in get to remain at the top table forever.
I don't particularly have an issue that an owner puts money into the club, compared to the idea that only clubs with an existing huge global fanbase get to ring fence their income forever.
How were Man City ever going to compete at that level otherwise? It'd have been genuinely impossible.
Spot on. Who are UEFA to tell people what to do with their money.
Man U are debt-ridden with a crumbling stadium, Barca are broke and Munich are being pushed this year to maintain their dominance.
Why shouldn’t football embrace more money and competition into the game. This doesn’t bode well for our hoped financial input by Usmanov, or anyone else outside the established elite who wants to have any aspirations of success.
I hope it’s overturned and they get reinstated, for the good of the game albeit not for our European hopes this season.