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Wenger Less Convinced About Fair Play Rules

Arsene Wenger has said that whilst he still believes the Financial Fair Play Rules are required, he has less faith they will be implemented properly compared to a year ago.

Speaking to the Telegraph Wenger pointed towards the civil case on going between UEFA and FC Sion following their exclusion from European matches, and said a mass of such actions could discourage UEFA from implementing the rules as agreed on.

'I am less optimistic about that than I was a year ago, when it comes in, it depends on with what kind of rules. UEFA has been challenged by the Sion case when they excluded them and it looks like they are scared they could be challenged by the big clubs if they bring it in by force. I am not sure they will be capable of imposing it. I am hoping they are because I am a big fan of it, but I am less convinced than a year ago.'

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Writer: Arsenal Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 28 2011

Time: 5:02PM

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It was never really going to work was it? Great idea, but the chances of those greasy muppets actually enforcing it is minute. Clubs will easily find ways of making indirect payments to themselves, and with the odd bribe and/or lame politically-worded excuse here and there, they'll get away with it.
ArsenalRob
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28/10/2011 17:35:00

400m for stadium sponsorship from a club's sister-company just as the rule is being implemented - doesn't exactly reek of straightforward business.
ArsenalRob
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28/10/2011 17:37:00

It's such a shame, really; implementing the rule as to be our big "I told you so" moment. Well, the club just has to get on with it then.
Naijagunner
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28/10/2011 22:29:00

*was to be*
Naijagunner
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28/10/2011 22:32:00

@ ArsenalRob, yes the 400 mil sponsorship deal does smell funny especially when you can build and own a stadium for around 800 mil.
HKBCCAN
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28/10/2011 22:49:00

HKBCCAN, 800 million may be too high an estimate considering its Manchester. Even 500 million would suffice. Our stadium costs came to 430 million in North London where the value of real estate is higher than most areas in Manchester. We'll just have to accept that club football is loaded in favour of sugar daddy clubs or that supported by a national government (Real Madrid) and we have to compete against the odds. I dont agree with the stance taken by Tim Payton & the AST that we need to be owned by a benefactor to compete. United have demonstrated that there is a way for self sustaining clubs to compete.
Deltaforce
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29/10/2011 06:39:00

 

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