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Any manager who wishes to can make a formal complaint to the FA about any other teams transfer dealings. They do this by writing on a sheet of paper or emailing which team(s) their grievances are, and what their complaint is. Example would be 'Manager X took over team Y under a false name and transferred player1, player2, player3 to his main side.'
Necom then announce in the newsletter that an FA enquiry was being launched into transfer dealings by team Y.' A sheet is then sent to the manager of that team, asking for his response to the allogations. Based on the reply and obviously the info that necom collect themselves, as well as the info from the original complainant (and maybe any other managers who wanted to submit complaints) the FA would make a verdict the following week.
In cases where teams are found guilty of transfer impropriety, punishment from the LSFA may include (but not be limited to) players being returned to their original clubs for no fee; clubs being fined; clubs being deducted points.
All enquiries will be listed here, and the outcome also given when it is known.
Week 11 Vaughan to Middlesbro' from Everton for £ .48 Cahill to Middlesbro' from Everton for £ 1.3 Parlour to Middlesbro' from Everton for £ 3.5
Enquiry Finds Boro Guilty Middlesboro were this week found guilty of player poaching on two counts by the LSFA commission. A spokesman explained 'the original evidence submitted by managers suggested the Everton were taken over by Mr.Flack just to sign their best players. David Flack, manager of Middlesboro, opted not to give any explanation of the transfers, stating at the enquiry 'I have never managed Everton.' Since the Everton manager Martin Flack, shared the same address, email address and telephone number, this defence will not be accepted by the LSFA. As this is a first offence, the only punishment is that the players - both Cahill and Vaughan - will be returned to Everton. Middlesboro will not be refunded their transfer fees. In the case of Ray Parlour, the commission decided his transfer could be argued to be valid and Middlesboro were not found guilty on that deal.
Defoe to Man United from Tottenham H for £ 8 Robinson to Man United from Tottenham H for £ 3.33
Tottenham were found guilty of transferring Jermaine Defoe illegally from Tottenham to Manchester United. As this is a first offence, the punishment is simply that the player be returned to Tottenham and no transfer fee refunded.
In the case of Paul Robinson, the Tottenham manager successfully argued that he had attempted to exchange a keeper of similar potential (Chris Kirkland) plus cash, and the fact that this deal did not go through was not in fact his fault. In this case, the club were found not guilty.
12079 Ryan Green ( 25 / 77 ) to Roma from Cardiff City £.6m 270 Neil Alexander ( 28 / 77 ) to Roma from Cardiff City £.8m 4753 Leon Jeanne ( 25 / 77 ) to Roma from Cardiff City £.8m 3741 Willie Boland ( 31 / 77 ) to Roma from Cardiff City £.6m 1620 Bertrand Crasson ( 34 / 80 ) to Cardiff City from Roma £1.2m 1973 Alain Roche ( 38 / 80 ) to Cardiff City from Roma £.8m
The Roma manager subsequently resigned as manager.
As a result, Crasson and Roche have been returned to Roma for no fee, and Cardiff have been ordered to repay the £2.8m received for the awful players.
Follow up from a previous intervention. The LSFA moved Carragher and Alonso back to their club Liverpool a few months ago. Since then, a new manager has taken over Liverpool (who shares the same mobile number as AC Milan) and both players have moved back to Milan. The LSFA have been asked to investigate these deals - specifically whether they are legitimately managed clubs by individual managers, each acting in the best interests of their own teams.
2750 Andrzej Lesiak ( 40 / 80 ) to Inter Milan from Valencia £10.m 2054 Hugo Rodallega ( 21 / 81 ) to Inter Milan from Valencia £20.m 1527 Curro Torres ( 30 / 82 ) to Inter Milan from Valencia £12.m
10m for a 40yr old is over the top 20m for a 81 is also over the top Torres seems ok but still a little too much
but for a total of 42m for 3 players is really suspicious when u look at the other end of the deal
149 Francesco Toldo ( 35 / 82 ) to Valencia from Inter Milan £6.2m 1508 Stephane Henchoz ( 32 / 81 ) to Valencia from Inter Milan £2.8m 3029 Matias Almeyda ( 33 / 80 ) to Valencia from Inter Milan £2.8m 5256 Luis Figo ( 34 / 83 ) to Valencia from Inter Milan £8.m 7043 Filippo Inzaghi ( 33 / 84 ) to Valencia from Inter Milan £10.4m 1221 Javier Zanetti ( 33 / 84 ) to Valencia from Inter Milan £16.m
The explanation offered by the two clubs was disappointingly brief, simply pointing out that the ages of the players Inter were getting were low (Leisiak was originally 20 when the deal was arranged), whilst Valencia were getting old ones. However, the LSFA were unable to accept this version of events - as it doesn't quite ring true. Inzaghi, a 33 year old 84 was transferred for 10.4m whilst Torres - only three years younger and two overall points worse off - made the reverse trip for more money. Clearly age was not the important decider the two managers made it out to be.
Cardiff City were this week fined 17m by the LSFA following the sales of players Ruud Vormer and Sammy Hyypia to Valencia last week. Cardiff were also ordered to return player Vicente to Valencia with no fee refunded. New Valencia manager Nathan Quick had been investigated for a previous offence, whilst this is the third time Cardiff themselves have been found guilty of similar offences. Commenting on the severity of the fine, an LSFA spokesman explained : 'Experienced managers know exactly what is expected of them, and the type of deals that are and are not permitted. Both managers in this case have a huge amount of League Soccer experience and in truth this simply does not add up.' The LSFA has promised to clamp down on cases like this at all times in future.
Various complaints were made regarding transfers between Seville and Real Madrid, including but not limited to a large complex swap deal over many turns, and Real Madrid's purchase of Seville players from the auction list in week 5.
Whilst the transfer committee were not able to agree on whether the initial transfers between the sides were fair, due in part to the complexity of the supposed swap deals, it was decided that both clubs should be reminded of the recently published transfer rulings and in particular that all swap deals done by either club should be done in the same turn. With regard to Real Madrid purchasing two Seville players from the auction in week 5, the committee could not see any reason whatsoever for their doing this, these players were of no value to Real whatsoever. The two teams were reminded that all transfers must be in the best interests of both clubs involved. The committee decided that a transfer embargo would be placed upon Real Madrid and Seville - in that no transfers between the two sides would be permitted for the remainder of the season.
Complaints made regarding deals between Seville and Real Madrid in week 23. A previous embargo had been placed on deals between the teams "for the remainder of the season." After much discussion it was decided that no further action be taken, as technically it might be argued that the season had ended for Madrid and Liverpool (neither club being in the playoffs) but that in all future cases week 23 (playoff week) would be considered part of the previous season, the new season not starting until the following week 1 turn.
Complaint made regarding deals done by Liverpool in week 22. Manager had announced some time before that he was quitting, and indeed did resign from the team immediately after the turn. Therefore deals done in the final few turns of the season were in contravention of transfer guidance ("Managers who have decided to leave a team must refrain from conducting transfers. Managers who leave a team certainly should not be selling players off. Where managers do resign from teams their prior deals will be scrutinized.")
Auction bid for Rebic in week 22 (Seville for £17.5 million) to be reversed.
Complaint made regarding match fixing in Serie A match between Bayern Munich and Benfica. Committee are currently looking into the circumstances around this and will assist the LSFA in making a final decision on what action, if any, to take.
Bayern Munich intentionally selected a formation of LB, LB, SW, SW, AM, AM, HM, HM, TM, TM for their game against Benfica, also intentionally selecting goalkeeper Neuer as an outfield player (as they had also done in their previous match against Schalke).
The LSFA decided that this was done with the sole intention of allowing Benfica to win the match. The Benfica and Bayern Munich managers are partners and the same internet connection was used to enter team selections for both teams.
The LSFA decided on the balance of probabilities that the Benfica manager was either aware of or complicit in the Bayern Munich team selection. As a result both teams were found guilty of match fixing.
The points will be removed from Benfica and the match will be replayed.
The Bayern Munich manager resigned from her position after this was reported to the LSFA but before the decision was made.
Complaint made about manager of Marseille selling players in the weeks before quitting the team.
Committee looked into the transfers and heard defence from managers involved, and decided that as manager had not fully decided to quit when deals were done and because transfers did not negatively affect the team, the deals would be allowed to stand.
It was determined that all managers need to be reminded that if they are thinking of quitting a team they should in the interest of fairness not do any transfers.
Complaint made about swap deal done between Hibernian and Millwall in spell just before the Hibernian manager quit the team.
Deal was Umtiti swapped for three players. Umtiti had been purchased only recently by Hibs for value far in excess of that gained in the exchange.
Committee decided that as this deal significantly weakened the Hibernian squad in the spell immediately before the manager resigned, the deal should be reversed. The four players have been returned to their original clubs.
As circumstances around when the manager actually decided to resign were unclear, committee decided no fines should be levied on the team.
Mr.Necom: Hinchcliffe scored the 5th. Varadi had gone by then. So had Paul Stewart. Trevor Sinclair signed years later.
Mar 29, 2020 18:51:44 GMT
Mr.Necom: The Goat was probably in Rotherham Reserves
Mar 29, 2020 18:52:07 GMT
Mr.Necom: Bonus point for the Trevor to Kidrock. Which makes him the winner. Rich and Jinky second, Bob and Steve next. Thank you all for taking part and adding some more recent text to this shouty box bit. Will have to do something similar again at some point.
Mar 29, 2020 18:54:05 GMT
Jinky: Are turns tomorrow Neil, I've emailed my list of 5
Mar 29, 2020 18:56:28 GMT
Mr.Necom: Hopefully. I'll go through the top 5's in the morning, and see what I can sort out.
Mar 29, 2020 18:58:29 GMT
mjburt89: buzzing to be back on this!! No idea it was still going, remember the postal days well! Thanks for the e-mail Neil, great idea during these times
Mar 29, 2020 20:01:06 GMT
Ethan: Sam.. I always knew you were a 2pac fan.. westside
Mar 30, 2020 17:09:19 GMT
Palyo: Is there turn tomorrow or next week ? My turn says the 7th?
Mar 31, 2020 23:30:53 GMT
russellpalace: will game 19 get their turn returned today?
Apr 1, 2020 12:11:24 GMT
Mr.Necom: Yes, today. Now in fact. Emails started going out a couple of minutes ago. Turns a bit delayed as I didn't start them until 1 to give everyone a chance on the first one, and then the player reset takes over an hour to run through. With you now I hope.
Apr 1, 2020 15:42:49 GMT