Date: 22nd February 2019 at 12:22pm
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Chelsea’s past has caught up with them.

PA sport’s Matt McGeehan noted Chelsea’s recruitment of youngsters under scrutiny after it emerged Bertrand Traore played for u18s side when aged 16, contrary to FIFA regs.

The Blues have been banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows for 29 incidences of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18.

The London club were also fined 600,000 Swiss francs (over £460,000), while the FA has been fined 510,000 Swiss francs (over £390,000) for breaching the rules in connection with minors.

It’s a messy business and one ought to be wary of automatically going down the dullard route of branding this as an Oligarch related business. Because it isn’t.

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The FA and Chelsea are both preparing their appeals.

Bottom line is that Sarri (subject to not trashing the club further) could become an unexpectedly long term fixture sat the Bridge.

What a colossally stupid state of affairs.

Tee hee hee.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Spursnut d April 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    That’s one well run club as someone said once on a blog. Umm.

    • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      That person was me.

      Unlike you, you cretin, I’m ONLY interested in trophies.

      Maybe, you’d like to talk us through Chelsea’s nike deal?

      • Only Me April 11, 2019 at 1:31 am

        Is it possible to be a well run club and get caught out on a technicality? I guess the question is…what defines “well run” they have a business model that generates adequate income, and challenges for top honours (the top over the past 10yrs). They make money by developing talent (maybe not into the first team – but by selling it on), they employ top talent on market rate wages. They are one good manager away from winning the league as they have most of the talent. They also rarely lose the players they wish to keep.

        So they have been done on 29 counts of breaching rules around non-European under 18 talent (which Barca, Real and countless clubs all do). They have given chances to people from places where a few years could be life and death, or people into gangs and put them into top educational institutions. Lets face it, they are still a well run club, with one small arm pushing the boundaries a fraction in a way that almost all clubs do.

        • Harry Hotspur April 11, 2019 at 3:20 am

          The metric is winning trophies.

          That’s why their Nike deal is worth about 3 times what ours is.

          Everything else is a serious of convoluted excuses.

          • Only Me April 11, 2019 at 7:57 am

            I was spit balling. Personally I would rather have a UEFA sanction after winning stuff than neither.

            • Harry Hotspur April 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm

              Wasn’t barking at you, just find these weasels that turn up on here cooing over Levy’s endless destruction mind boggling

  • Agrajag April 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Well we’ve shown it’s possible to stay competitive when not taking part in transfer windows. Of course it also shows we’ve gone and self-imposed a serious handicap for no reason.

  • Agrajag February 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Well we’ve shown it’s possible to stay competitive when not taking part in transfer windows. Of course it also shows we’ve gone and self-imposed a serious handicap for no reason.

  • Spursnut d February 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    That’s one well run club as someone said once on a blog. Umm.

    • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      That person was me.

      Unlike you, you cretin, I’m ONLY interested in trophies.

      Maybe, you’d like to talk us through Chelsea’s nike deal?

      • Only Me February 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

        Is it possible to be a well run club and get caught out on a technicality? I guess the question is…what defines “well run” they have a business model that generates adequate income, and challenges for top honours (the top over the past 10yrs). They make money by developing talent (maybe not into the first team – but by selling it on), they employ top talent on market rate wages. They are one good manager away from winning the league as they have most of the talent. They also rarely lose the players they wish to keep.

        So they have been done on 29 counts of breaching rules around non-European under 18 talent (which Barca, Real and countless clubs all do). They have given chances to people from places where a few years could be life and death, or people into gangs and put them into top educational institutions. Lets face it, they are still a well run club, with one small arm pushing the boundaries a fraction in a way that almost all clubs do.

        • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2019 at 2:13 pm

          The metric is winning trophies.

          That’s why their Nike deal is worth about 3 times what ours is.

          Everything else is a serious of convoluted excuses.

          • Only Me February 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm

            I was spit balling. Personally I would rather have a UEFA sanction after winning stuff than neither.

            • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm

              Wasn’t barking at you, just find these weasels that turn up on here cooing over Levy’s endless destruction mind boggling