wolverine wrote:the toon fans are in for a shock if indeed that this takeover goes through,
rules were put in place a few years ago to stop wealthy owners buying clubs and trying to break up the current "top 6" by splashing out billions on players etc
and the majority of the prem league chairman all voted for it...….
Have these rules been properly tested yet though?
I mean many major CL clubs have broken FFP and/or recruitment regulations with little significant punishment (Man City, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Paris S-G, I think, ....).
Leicester broke Football League regulations, got promoted and soon won the Premier League with no repurcussions.
What would happen if a new owner did spend billions on a super-squad and won the PL?
A token fine? A futile transfer ban? Would they really be disqualified from UEFA tournaments the following season - potentially the best team and the best players (imagine if they bought Messi, Ronaldo, Hazard, Pogba et al, could you see UEFA banning their biggest stars from their showcase competition?).
And even if there was a punishment of some sort, wouldn't it be worth the long-term rewards?
So they break rules, get a punishment, and emerge as legitimate title candidates the next season?
It seems a quicker and more effective model for success than incrementally increasing spending in line with PL rules over the next ten seasons or so.