Football Leaks etc


#1

This stuff is doing the rounds in most media sources at the moment, but worth reading the original pieces from Der Spiegel. Longreads obviously, but well worth it - some really detailed reporting.
Nothing overly surprising: we all knew FFP is/was ridiculous and that the likes of PSG & City were taking the piss, plus the Euro Super League idea isn’t new. Still a bit confronting just how brazen these clowns are.
It really is a shit sport at the top.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/topic/football_leaks/


#2

From the latest City article…

The work of the business professionals wasn’t just limited to Manchester. In the last several years, Abu Dhabi has set up a branch office of its City franchise on almost every continent. Part 4 in this series will elucidate the strategy behind this global football empire and how the sister clubs are used for hidden payments and tax savings.


#3

Oooooh that is going to be interesting.

Silence from the Australian football media, I’m sure, but still.


#4

Reported by The Guardian today, Mancini was being paid by the Abu Dhabi club as a consultant while holding the managers role at City. They claim it was to get around FFP but are managers salaries included in that?


#5

It’s about club expenditure vs revenue, isn’t it? So no reason managers shouldn’t be included.