Author Topic: QPR: Championship club's Financial Fair Play sanction set for resolution  (Read 972 times)

Offline Wearethewhites

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Queens Park Rangers' three-year battle with the English Football League over their Financial Fair Play sanction is due to be resolved next month.

An arbitration panel will determine if the EFL were within their rights to lodge a heavy fine against the London club for exceeding spending limits.

The EFL have never said what fine they planned to impose after QPR's promotion to the Premier League in 2014.

However, it was anticipated at the time it could be as much as £58m.

QPR were limited to making losses of £8m for the season in question. Their actual loss was £9.8m, but owner Tony Fernandes and other shareholders also wrote off £60m in loans as an "exceptional item".

The Loftus Road club were relegated back into the Championship after one season.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39950114

Offline grandad

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Whatever the result it will set a precedence. If they get a small fine or just a slap on the wrist it will open the floodgates for all clubs to overspend. This would defeat the object of FFP.
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Offline bobby01

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I bet they only get fined £1.8 million.
Watching the ups and downs since 1958, wouldn't have it any other way, what a roller coaster of a club.


Offline BedsFFC

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I'm  torn.

£56 million fine and rangers disbanded or slap on wrists which basically means ffp is an ass and we can splash the cash.

Big fine it is then

Offline Carborundum

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I'm hoping FFP gets undermined by the arbitration panel.  When we beat QPR next season I don't want it attributable to legal bods.  Splashing the cash might be the result for us, though that doesn't necessarily equate to anything.

Offline SP

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I bet they only get fined £1.8 million.

I'll be amazed if it's even £500k fine.


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Well if it turns into a joke like we all agree it will be, it will set a precedent and like Beds says, I'm torn, because if they get away with it, there isn't any reason not to invest heavily.
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Offline cookieg

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I bet they only get fined £1.8 million.

I'll be amazed if it's even £500k fine.

Suspended for 3 years. They will then spend big to get out of the Championship and two fingers to the EFL.

Offline Andy S

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Relegation seems appropriate

Its taken 3 years to get this far and most of the teams affected during that time (6 per year relegated or promoted) are not now in this league any longer
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 12:53:18 AM by Andy S »


Offline The Old Count

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Likely outcome is: Fine equivilant to a percentage of the overspend (say 5% = £6 miilion)  plus season transfer embargo.

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i dont like or agree with FFP, and do not hink it has ever been enforcable ever since QPR stalle don paying. Glad to see it resolved, but torn which way would like to see the rules ripped up but also QPR smashed to pieces.
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Offline Keynsham

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If they get away with it then there is every opportunity for clubs such as ours to take the league to court.


Offline toshes mate

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I'm  torn.

£56 million fine and rangers disbanded or slap on wrists which basically means ffp is an ass and we can splash the cash.

Big fine it is then

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In an ideal world Shahid Khan would release a statement today saying, "As one of the richest men in the world and owner of another Championship club, if QPR aren't fined at least £50m or docked 12pts, I will driving our team coach through the FFP rules and we'll spend whatever we want this summer."

Offline toshes mate

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In an ideal world Shahid Khan would release a statement today saying, "As one of the richest men in the world and owner of another Championship club, if QPR aren't fined at least £50m or docked 12pts, I will driving our team coach through the FFP rules and we'll spend whatever we want this summer."

Well said, Statto, in an ideal world.