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Manchester City and the battle against UEFA over financial fair play

What is financial fair play (FFP)? Financial fair play was introduced to European football by UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations- the administrative body for association football) in order to prevent football clubs across the continent from spending beyond their capabilities. Former UEFA president Michel Platini believed that the enormous spending of some clubs …

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Snapshot: Premier league football returns with a twist

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After over 100 days without top flight football being played within England, the Premier League returned on June 17th 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there have been conditions to the restarting of football. For example, there will not be any fans in attendance of any of the games in order to avoid the spread …

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Manchester really is feeling ‘blue’: What is the future for MCFC

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After the takeover from Sheikh Mansour in 2008, Manchester City Football Club had been revived after a very dormant period in the Premier League. Manchester United Football Club was the undisputed dominant force in the city and it was time for the ‘noisy neighbours’ to retrieve their ASBO’s and start causing commotion. Heavy investment from …

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