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Cheatski are still scum

Discussion in 'General Football' started by NewYorkSpurs, 25 Apr 2012.

  1. Legohamster

    Legohamster Chris Armstrong

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    Hopefully draw arsenal to top off a good morning
     
  2. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    The route of appeal is to the Court of Arbitration in Sport
     
  3. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I think that this will be their tactic too. It could be interesting because it looks like Abramovic has lost interest in Chelsea too, so he may not be prepared to bankroll a splurge.
     
  4. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Romans just waiting for the right phone call/email and he will be history.
     
  5. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    People called Romanes, they go, the house?
     
  6. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Do they not like race horses, sports cars and high class Russian prostitutes?
     
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    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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    Putin hit job?
     
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  8. Daisuk

    Daisuk John Lacy

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    This wouldn't be the time to sell though! Then again, he's rarely cared much for being strategic with his sales/purchases before, so maybe he'll just offload. :p
     
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  9. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    Isn't the money that he pumped into the club in the form of loans?
     
  10. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced.

    The ban, until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their women's and futsal teams.

    The Premier League club have said they will appeal against the decision.

    Chelsea have also been fined £460,000, while the Football Association (FA) has been fined £390,000.

    It comes following a Fifa investigation into Chelsea's signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

    The world governing body says it found breaches in 29 cases out of 92 investigated.

    "We welcome the fact Fifa has accepted that there was no breach in relation to 63 of these players, but the club is extremely disappointed that Fifa has not accepted the club's submissions in relation to the remaining 29 players," said a statement from the Stamford Bridge club.

    "Chelsea acted in accordance with the relevant regulations and will shortly be submitting its appeal to Fifa."

    The FA has been told by Fifa that it must "address the situation" regarding the international transfer and registration of minors.

    A spokesperson for English football's governing body said it had "co-operated fully" with the investigations and had "raised some concerns" regarding Fifa's disciplinary processes.

    A statement said: "The FA intends to appeal against the decision. We will, however, continue to work with Fifa and Chelsea in a constructive manner to address the issues which are raised by this case."

    How did this come about?
    Based on documents from Football Leaks, French website Mediapart claimed in November that 19 Chelsea signings had been looked atduring a three-year investigation.

    Mediapart alleged that 14 of those signings were under the age of 18.

    It was first reported in September 2017 that Chelsea were being investigated.

    Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore - who now plays for Ligue 1 club Lyon - signed his first professional contract at Chelsea in 2013 at the age of 18 but was not registered until January 2014.

    Mediapart claimed Fifa found evidence that Chelsea had misled them over the dates, while Traore was found to have made 25 appearances for the Blues (under-16, under-18 and first team) despite not being registered by the FA.

    Chelsea admitted they paid his mother £155,000, as well as a further £13,000 to the club she chaired - AJE Bobo-Dioulasso - in April 2011 to allow them first refusal over his signature.

    That deal, it is alleged, was for four and a half years, despite the limit for under-18s being three years.

    In addition, it is also claimed Chelsea paid for Traore to attend the £20,000-a-year Whitgift School in Surrey.

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both received bans for breaching rules over the signing of minors in early 2016, while fellow Spanish club Barcelona were given a 14-month ban after breaking rules for signing international under-18s in 2014.

    However, a Barcelona appeal saw their punishment pushed back a year, allowing the club to sign Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Jeremy Mathieu, Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

    What are Fifa's rules?
    Fifa bans the transfer of under-18s to different countries unless they meet strict criteria. It bought in the rules to help protect children from exploitation and trafficking.

    Under-18s can only be transferred abroad if:

    • The player's parents move to the country in which the new club is located for non-footballing reasons.
    • Both clubs are in the European Union or European Economic Area and the player is aged between 16 and 18. Even then, the buying club must meet more criteria relating to education, training, living conditions and support.
    • They live within 100km of the club.
     
  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    Obviously the ban would impact in terms of replacing hazard and maybe willian if he goes in the summer and be off putting for a cheque book manager, but ironically this might actually help them as it will force them to play and therefore develop some of their young (Ill gotten) talent!
     
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    greatwhitenorf Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Aren't they supposed to divest themselves of any illegally acquired players?
     
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    greatwhitenorf Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    This is hardly going to smooth the way to find a new manager. Who'd want to come to a club (john terry) with such restrictions looming ahead? Sure, they can use appeals to delay the process, but Chelsea hardly have a track record of internal development. It's mostly been chequebook team building.
     
  14. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    This.

    If he wanted to, he could just cease trading, asset strip the club and pay himself the loan back with plenty of interest (assuming the interest was part of the deal and I'd be surprised if it wasn't).

    There's nothing to stop him just ending the club and walking away.
     
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  15. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    well, you'd be guaranteed a decent amount of time with such restrictions and with the size of their on loan pool there is surely a reasonable squad there to be found

    it's a great opportunity for Chelsea to move to a sustainable model, they have to do it sooner or later
     
  16. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I'm sure that his main reason for doing it this way was to put the money out of Putin's reach.
     
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  17. Mr_B

    Mr_B Steed Malbranque

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    Hazard is the ace of spades, once he goes, they'll fold like a cheap suit.
     
  18. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    I agree. A more stable (or law abiding) Russia might see him call that debt in quickly.
     
  19. Legohamster

    Legohamster Chris Armstrong

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    Are they able to renew contracts in that time?
     
  20. MKSpur

    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    JT to come in and oversee their demise to bankruptcy, it’s just too much to ask for isn’t it??
     
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    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    I think so, and when Barca got done they were given a window to buy the likes of Suarez before the ban kicked in!
     

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