Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Could Man City lose Champions League spot?

Could Man City lose Champions League spot?

Manchester City have found themselves in somewhat of a dogfight both on and off the pitch.

On the pitch they find themselves in a three horse race for the Premier League title, alongside Liverpool and Chelsea.

But off the pitch they find themselves going head-to-head with UEFA, in a battle that could see both Everton and Arsenal as the big winners.

As Roberto Martinez and Arsene Wenger prepare their sides for a fight for fourth in the Premier League, the crucial place that holds a key to Champions League qualification, it could turn out that fifth spot may well be enough.

That's because Manchester City could be refused entry into next seasons UEFA Champions League due to breaking Financial Fair Play regulations.

FFP rules reportedly forbid clubs making losses in excess of £37.2  million during the period 2011-2013, however Man City have posted losses of £149million, almost £112million over the legal requirement.

Over the next day or so, Manchester City have to provide evidence that their losses actually fall under certain exceptions that UEFA allow in regards to community projects and investment in infrastructure.

However Manchester City's £350 million sponsorship deal with Etihad is also under scrutiny.

If they are found guilty of breaking FFP rules, they will (ironically) be handed a heavy fine and most likely a transfer embargo.

But despite there being no provisions for City to lose their Champions League spot, the system is open to appeal which would open the door for either Everton or Arsenal to challenge UEFA's decision if the punishment is seen as too lenient.

That process according to The Metro could see Everton or Arsenal potentially take City`s place in the Champions League.

Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Yak
Date:Wednesday April 16 2014
Time: 11:00AM

Comments

0
Absolutely Fair I'd say. Everton, with all of those borrowed players are far more deserving of a CL place than a club owned by a guy who has made City debt free and invested hundreds of million in the dereliction that was East Manchester, building a community use leisure centre, school academy and providing sports facilities in addition to a world leading football academy, creating around 500 permanent jobs not to mention the hundreds of jobs safeguarded for the construction industry over the last 4 years and the next 2 years. How insensitive of the man! Dream on Toffees!
Alphie Izzet1
16/04/2014 11:33:00
0
is this why construction is starting so swiftly on the stadium expansion of the etihad? cover a few of the city cracks up? hope you's finish ahead of les arse anyway lads!
Dublin Hotspur
16/04/2014 15:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Monaco Financially Outmuscled By Everton?

Anderlecht's Youri Tielemans, linked with Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Liverpool, could be secured by Everton, ahead of Monaco, due to the finances the club have?

Schneiderlin Ready For Chelsea

The Frenchman said Chelsea know they can't afford to slip up at Everton as Tottenham, under Schneiderlin's former Southampton boss Pochettino, will be ready to pounce if they do.

The Everton Injury Table News

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Everton FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Coleman Thankful For Fans Support

With news of Neil Taylor's two match international ban today following the tackle that broke Seamus Coleman's leg in two places in the Republic of Ireland's clash with Wales...

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Everton
Write For Vital Everton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton v Chelsea
Suggested By:
Everton win67%
Chelsea win33%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 2:05PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League