Explained: Man City’s 115 FFP charges and when the hearing will take place

Manchester City has won the Premier League for a record-tying fourth time in a row, their sixth in the previous seven years.

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In addition to Everton and Nottingham Forest’s point deductions for violating the Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR) this season, this time of unparalleled success has led many football fans to search Google for answers to inquiries like “What about Manchester City’s charges?” and related queries.

After facing 115 Premier League allegations for purported financial irregularities—which they vehemently deny—City has now been facing these claims for 15 months.

Furthermore, other reports indicate that a verdict might not come for at least a year.

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Man City’s 115 FFP charges

 54x Failure to provide accurate financial information from 2009-10 to 2017-18.

• 14x Failure to provide accurate details for player and manager payments from 2009-10 to 2017-18.

• 5x Failure to comply with Uefa’s rules including Financial Fair Play (FFP) 2013-14 to 2017-18.

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• 7x Breaching Premier League’s PSR rules 2015-16 to 2017-18.

• 35x Failure to co-operate with Premier League investigations December 2018 – Feb 2023.

There have been 115 charges against City for breaking Premier League rules overall.

These violations are not all related to money problems. Thirty-five of them are connected to the club’s purported inability to cooperate with the Premier League’s inquiry from February 2023 to 2018.

The financial claims date back to 2009, and German tabloid Der Spiegel featured them prominently in documents that was released. City has maintained that these stolen emails were obtained through illicit means.

When will the hearing take place?

As stated by the Times. If the claims are judged to be true, the club owners may face severe fines and potentially even City’s relegation, according to the November hearing scheduled for the charges.

The Times also claimed that City had filed a lawsuit against the Premier League.

The Premier League’s Associated Party Transaction (APT) rules will reportedly be challenged by City during a two-week private arbitration process that begins on Monday.

APT regulations, which were implemented in December 2021 in the wake of Newcastle’s takeover by Saudi Arabia, are intended to stop teams from inflating business agreements with businesses connected to their owners.

Despite the fact that these regulations were put in place to keep the Premier League competitive as more state-owned teams joined, City believes they are illegal and will sue the Premier League for damages.

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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.