29 Aug 2017 19:21:19
Really hoping the powers that be eventually bring the hammer down on PSG. Using the Qatari business connections and other shady ways of skirting the rules should lead to a crackdown in two years. Shame is, that's plenty of time to win a CL over all the teams that follow the rules. Clearly the FFP rules need to be altered to stop corrupt Qatar from doing what the oligarchs couldn't.

1.) 29 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 20:59:33
I politely disagree mate, i don't see the problem with someone buying PSG with their own money and wanting to invest as much of it as they want.

FFP was started by uefa as a way to ensure clubs don't overextend themselves financially, so we don't have more situations like leeds and rangers but it soon became a tool with which elite clubs sought to stop time and create a cozy pool of elite clubs which could never be threatened.

If some rich billionaire wants to buy a club (chelsea, city, psg etc) and not make a return on his investment but instead enjoy a prosperous football club with the best players in the world in it, why should they be stopped?

Clubs like ours, bayern, Barcelona and madrid shouldn't be afraid of competition and put up barriers to entry just because it suits us and additionally our own bittersome experience with the glazers shouldn't make us begrudge other owners such as abu dhabi or qatar from doing their thing with city and psg.

2.) 29 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 21:00:51
They won't do nothing. They had the chance couple of years ago an did no more than tickle the nose. That gave them encouragement that has led to this summer.

3.) 29 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 21:45:06
Sorry DSG, your post comes from fantasy land. The reason United don't play Salford is bc football is only enjoyable when the teams are reasonably balanced. I'm not calling for a salary cap like in American sports, but when they put FFP in for a reason, and the Qatari owners of PSG blatantly circumvent those rules and consequences, clearly they need a more robust system to accomplish the original goal of FFP.

4.) 29 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 22:17:14
I'm with DSG. As a sport, super agents and mortgaged ownership taking money out of the game is a bigger problem for grass roots than mega rich owners throwing their petty cash around. Appreciate the two compliment one another to a certain extent (e. g. without silly transfers there would be no super agents) but the fact is large chunks of the Neymar fee will have left the game as it pass through PSG to Barcelona to Dortmund to X to Y. Thing is, it's no longer primarily a sport and hasn't been for years. As "customers" we have to get over it or find another "sport" to take our custom to. Simple.

Ps if I win the super billionaire lottery ever I am buying Liverpool, sacking Klopp, appointing Wenger on a 10 year deal, selling the entire squad, replacing them with unknown French under 21's and spending the difference on converting the trophy room into a chocolate teapot factory.

5.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 00:05:51
Zlatanian no need for such desperate measures just let Jamie Redknapp and Sourness be joint managers :)