Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Barcelona are bad at transfers

Barcelona had a great day as they were banned from making transfers for a year.  Wait I mean a really bad day


Yes today FIFA did this:
FC Barcelona has been found to be in breach of article 19 of the regulations in the case of 10 minor players and to have committed several other concurrent infringements in the context of other players.
"The disciplinary committee regarded the infringements as serious and decided to sanction the club with a transfer ban at both national and international level for two complete and consecutive transfer periods, together with a fine of 450,000 Swiss francs.
Woops!  The ban concerns the transfer of ten players which apparently amounts to child trafficking and is against rules or something like that.  I don't know.  That German keeper who you only know about because of Football Manager is probably really happy right now because according to his agent the transfer has already been concluded and he will now join a club that can't register him for nearly two seasons.  hahahahahaha

Something that confused me was that I didn't know you weren't allowed to sign under 18 players.  That seems odd because I'm pretty sure every club ever has been doing that for ages but then again maybe I didn't read the story correctly.  Either way, all I know is that my flatmate is a cunt