Originally posted by mtthwYou're absolutely right. I didn't know they got transfer banned. I thought they only had been fined heavily, probably because the CAS lifted the ban two months afterwards.
Apparently Roma got hit by a similar ban back in 2005, over the transfer of Philippe Mexes from Auxerre.
Originally posted by PalynkaWhat about te compensation to Lens? What about the kids agent managing the deal? What about his parents? And he's not 5 years old! Chelsea should be made to pay and go through due process - banning buying is just politics.
Could it have been harsher because he was under 18 at the time?
Originally posted by divegeesterAnd when they banned Roma, I'm guessing they were trying to break Serie A's "stronghold"? Please.
Fifa and Uefa want to break the PL stronghold and this is another way of demonstrating it - it's a ridiculous precident they will now have to police and enforce.
Originally posted by SeitseExactly.
Of course they won't touch Fergie, uh.
I will try to get the text of the resolution or more hard data, because I see some freedom of trade issues there.
Originally posted by divegeesterSpot on.
Contracts are "broken" all the time - it's normal in business - outcomes should be about the cost of breaking that contract, not about power based punishments or "ideas".
Originally posted by PalynkaChelsea, and specifically Arnesen have been caught on video tape admitting to tapping up youth players.
It's the first time I see something like this. How much jurisdiction does FIFA have over UEFA and the PL?