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Arsenal Will Not Face Uefa Sanctions

Arsenal will not face any sanctions from UEFA after a spokesperson admitted 'They were powerless to act'

Arsenal are to be investigated into the possible breach of some sort of rule, although nobody seems to know what that rule is, but will not face any action from UEFA.

A spokesperson for the organisation admitted their hands are tied over the incident as no rule appears to have been broken. The official also said the situation would have to be looked at.

'These are all issues which will need to be solved in the interests of the game because you can break no rule and no law but at the same time most fans would acknowledge that there is a problem here.'

Another interesing piece of information passed to me seems to suggest our club has comitted no offence reads,

'Although Uefa have rules which prevent any club owners from owning more than 50 per cent in another club playing in the same competition, there are no FA, Fifa or Uefa rules which stop one club or club official lending money to another club or their directors'

It's thought prevoking that we are seemingly being damned from all angles, yet no-one can answer the question 'What are you damning us for?'

Everyone is angry about the situation, but they're not too sure why.

Arsenal have also been cleared of any illegal offences and will not face criminal charges, even though Vital Spurs preposterously suggested Arsenal were being investigated for 'serious fraud and money laundering'. Come on lads, get your facts straight.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 2 2006

Time: 8:03PM

Your Comments

Good news all around really.
GunnerBlood
Good news without a doubt, but thats not to say we wont face Fifa or FA sanctions.........however this is extremly unlikely.
Rocky7
True, but first they have to find . . . eh . . . like something wrong!
GunnerBlood
There is no smoke without fire.
alphieblues
beleive that should shut up the yids and Chelski
KAlli
True alphieblues - But this isn't smoke, merely a substance people are mistaking for smoke.
Rocky7
I wasnt even worried at the first i heard it but now i`m even more happy
kenyanrudeboy
What I don't get is that people slaunder us without the facts, what happened to innocent till proven guilty?!, the media and others need to get their facts right before they rave on about us having wrong doing.
gunner-minesh
The FA have apparently asked FIFA to explain what rule Arsenal have broken. This story was broken to ensure Dein lost the FA vote, it has Spuds and Chelski all over it as the Belgian police investigation was closed in 2002. Beveren have also stated Arsenal had no control or ownership. The questions I'd like answered are: a) Do Arsenal owe AESO 500,000 as claimed for Toure. b) The loan appears to have allowed Guillou set up a joint venture to bring Ivory Coast players into Beveren did Arsenal receive a return on the transfer fees of these players. c) Was the money repaid. d) Was Eboue's transfer in line with FA and UEFA regulations e) Arsenal should in future publish details of transfers to demonstrate no wrong doings. f) FIFA should investigate ownership structures throughout football e.g. ENIC and Spurs and Abramovich and Corinthians
vivb
FIFA can only act once they have a report from the FA........Oh they asked the FA to make a report!
ihatescum
well looks like dein has left his post at the FA according to this evenings teletext
green giant 12
Seems like some people are out on the loose to prove a point through some "other means" after all other avenues returned zilch results.
SWPACIFIC
1 - Arsenal set up a company to take over another club in secret and invest in it 2- In return for the money Beveren took several players from an Ivory Coast academy, which was run by a friend of Wenger and part-financed by Wenger 3 - Wenger profited from transfers from the Ivory Coast academy and Beveren, including that of Toure and Eboue
sameoldspurs
On the basis that ENIC own shares in at least 2 other clubs playing in the UEFA Cup (Basel, Rangers) does that mean Spurs can't play in europe?
vivb
Arsenal didnt set up a company, they loaned the money to a thrid party to set the company up.......the important word there "loaned" which means we get the money back, which means we own nothing!!!
Rocky7
Own nothing? How about a club image steadily decaying to rust. They might as well have used galleons to transport the players from Ivory Coast? You can smell the catfood in this deal clear across the ocean. If this keeps up, Arsenal will be lucky to play in the Championship, let alone Champions League. Looks like the streets of Islington will again run as brown and fetid as they did back in February. Good show, chaps!
greatwhitenorf
The Belgian authorities conclude that GOAL is not a company that would have a website, its just a consortium set up with Arsenals money and owned by Arsenal (they have majority shares because Dein used Arsenals money) and they took over Beren. They are not a company more of a front for Arsenal/Dein. Problem is Dein used Arsenals money not his own so the buck stops with Arsenal not him :S
toprobbie
strange , good news for you though
lawz1981
Comment removed. [Edited by pmust]
alwaysgunner
I've had it with these misinformed spuds which was based on unfounded poor journalism. Beveren were going bust, Goal a consortium who owned the Ivory Coast Acadamy needed a way to get players into the european game. Arsenal's interest was a chance to loan reserve players for experience and the potential to sign Ivory Coast players. Manchester United have a similar arrangement with Royal Antwerp. Arsenal had no ownership of Beveren and evidently no say over the players involved although they were able to buy Eboue other players have been sold all over Europe. Now you might feel Arsenals involvement in such a venture is unpleasant but ultimately we don't have 350 million to spend on players in one season. The loan has been repaid and the venture ends in July 06. Beveren are in dispute with Guillou and the Ivory Coast club. No rules have been broken whether Arsenal should have leant money to a consortium involved in African footballers thats probably more pertinant.
vivb
alaysgunner: Love your racist tone. That's why we fought two world wars and then some, so some mental midget can come on line and shovel racist drivel. All this while the gooners pack a schooner full of sporting slaves and operate a black market in ignorant football players. What a shining moment for arsenal. Give you this, tho, alwaysgunner. You've got the guts to say what the rest of Islington's *****erbankers merely think. Pathetic, the lot of you.
greatwhitenorf
I think you will find Arsenal's board is as Jewish as Spurs. What we object to is a bunch os sad embittened idiots who blame their clubs failures on anyone than themselves. It's why until this season games against the Spuds were irrelevant. The import of African players for profit is distasteful but how else do they get the opportunity to play in Europe. And until FIFA act clubs will exploit this, I don't see many Ivory Coast players complaining they are able to earn European wages and the national team has benefited as well. And before you praise your English backbone remeber the teams Arsenal are really competing against are Chelsea, Manchester United Real Madrid Barcelona and Juventus all who have bags of money. Before Arsne Wenger we were in the same state you were in. He has with limited resources transformed our club and English Football. And in doing that spent less that Spurs in the transfer market. Only one club can spend 100m in one close season chasing glory that is the true issue in the game wake up!
vivb
Thank's for the 'wake up' notice. You were droning on there like a shot-up Henkel. Thanks for sticking up for Jews and minorities everywhere. Only on an arsenal site do you get everyone standing back and meekly letting one of your own idiots run off phrases like 'Jewish ratbags.' Yup, you're the kind of guys who would lead troops into battle and get shot in the back. Soldier on, gooners.
greatwhitenorf
On the basis Arsenal's team is predominantly foreign racism would seem a stupid view point for a gooner to take
vivb
greatwhitenorf, hmm rasist, you clown having lost a father gfrandfather and numerous uncles Aunts and having sereved in the british army for over 13 years defending nitwits like dont and the freedom to say what we like let me remind you Spurs have always been a team supported by the jewish community.Show mne once where the phrase Jewish ratbags were used. You clown.
alwaysgunner
"alwaysgunner" - please stop with the racist comments (you used the phrase "Jewish ratbags" earlier in this discussion!). It's really unnecessary and it serves no purpose other than to make you look like an ignorant prat and it brings down the name of the non-racist majority of Arsenal fans.
pitythefool
With regards to the topic, I don't see it as a slave trade. The ASEC academy in the Ivory Coast is one of the best in Africa. I don't think the Spurs fans will be complaining if Zokora does indeed join them.
pitythefool
PTF-Thanks for speaking up. You stand alone right now. I may hate Arsenal(I don't really), but I won't hate you or anyone else in red. And I won't hate where you're from, your skin colour or your religious beliefs. I just hate bigots and those who tacitly support them with silence. And I know Arsenal have been as progressive a club as any in the world. If only alwaysgunner share the outlook of the club he purports to support. As for the Beveren-Arsenal deal, it's a unique situation when a manager stands to make a quiet commission when the club he manages spends cash for a player at his behest. Good thing for Arsenal that Beveren are selling players to them at discount rates. Does Dein get a cut of Wenger's commission?
greatwhitenorf
You'll find that thankfully I'm in the majority with my attitude towards racism and bigotry - it's the minority that let us down! As for Wenger making money, I won't complain as the deal has brought us Toure and Eboue. The former is one of the best centre backs in the league and the latter is fast becoming one of the best attacking full backs in the league too. And I don't know if Dein gets a cut of Wengers commission - write to him and ask!
pitythefool
GWN, I have not been in town for a couple of days and as such I've not been able to keep an eye on the article comments, and believe you me, if I would have seen them they would have not been here very long.
Rocky7
We all need to self police these forums, alwaysgunner, why the need to mention jewish or otherwise, shows to me your comments lack substance if you have to revert to that. back to the issue, whether or not laws were broken, you must admit that loans of 1m, managers names on documents whereby they make large returns on their investments, denials, all adds up to some rather fishy goings on. Especially from a club that takes the moral high ground,!!!
sdandrk
Next time you remove comments from the forum as in the case of alwaysgunner, you should state the reason for the removal, name and shame Paul Mustchin!!
sdandrk
Why do I need to be named and shamed??? :)
Rocky7
I think he's suggesting that you name and shame other people, not be named and shamed yourself.
pitythefool
Back on topic though, the fact that Wenger's and Dein's names are on the forms suggest its all legal, even if it is the shadier side of football dealings. Neither are stupid, and would not put their names on documents if they knew or thought their dealings were in any way illegal. Use your noggin!
pitythefool
My gut feelings told me that, Gonners will escape unsctatched,. There you have it :).
SWPACIFIC
You are being damned because........ it's extremely easy to do so these days, without having to rely on facts.
FEn_100
The report has been made, our name cleared, yet no apology.
GunnerBlood
 

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