MickyD wrote: Well, according to the BBC:Could the Premier League take action?
Uefa's decision is not the only problem facing City just now. The Premier League is also looking closely at the situation and deciding what to do next.
Although the two bodies have different financial fair play rules, they are close enough for there to be a belief that if City have transgressed Uefa's regulations, they have done so with the Premier League too.
Should the league decide to bring a charge, a points deduction cannot be ruled out.
The tricky bit is what the Premier League does now. In theory, it can bring a case. Equally, it may decide it is better to wait until any appeal has been heard by CAS, so it would have a better idea of the likelihood of success.
It is a fascinating situation and one the Premier League clubs have been discussing privately for a while now.
From what I've read, the case is a hell of a lot stronger and more detailed than just hearsay evidence from a hacked email. That's the City stance - but, to paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies: they would say that, wouldn't they?
(LC: you seem surprisingly prickly about this. Any particular reason?)
I am suspicious of UEFA. I'm suspicious that their FFP rules are not designed to protect smaller clubs but are to ensure that their elite clubs stay at the top of the tree. They simply don't want Man City upsetting the status quo of the apple cart and overtaking some of the big names that they sell the Champions League on.