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Spurs report Man Utd and Liverpool!!

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by Pickles91 (U3372730) 18 July 2008
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Tottenham have complained to the Premier League over Manchester United and Liverpool's pursuit of Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.

Today Tottenham have submitted a year's worth of evidence to the Premier League to support their complaint over Manchester United's pursuit of Dimitar Berbatov.


Berbatov has long been linked with a move to United, and Sir Alex Ferguson's public comments that he expects a deal to go through have infuriated Spurs. And the north London club take a similarly dim view of Rafael Benitez's discussion about a move for Keane. BBC Sport.

"This comes after a series of events, dating back to last summer, which have shown Manchester United to be in breach of Premier League (PL) rules. As a result, we have today made an official complaint to the PL about the conduct of Manchester United." This taken from Spurs official website.

Now Levy has accused them of this and like the Madrid saga will it be the same as their punishment? Should both teams be punished? Levy said it is "unbelievable hypocrisy" and he is right.

Man Utd have opened the door to all this reporting Madrids pursuit of Ronaldo is not completely similar but it is the same outcome here, one team being reported.

So are Man Utd hypocrites?, Are Liverpool in the wrong, is it not just like the Gareth Barry saga? There is no doubt that Spurs need to keep Robbie Keane as he is a brilliant player aswell as Berbatov. Will both players leave?

If Spurs lose Keane and Berbatov who would you like to see signed? What type of punishment should be implemented to prevent things like the Ronaldo saga, this current situation? Your views...

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posted Aug 16, 2008

Benitez is still openly talking about his desire to Sign Barry, a player that Liverpool have had no offer accepted for, so should not be saying anything at all. Why doesn't the Premier League do something, they shouldn't have to wait for a complaint from Villa. They know what's going on, they should step in and put a transfer ban on Liverpool for 12 months. Tapping up one player in a summer and getting caught is careless but two is just plain arrogant.

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posted Aug 16, 2008

i have no doubt liverpools board to A commercial stance

- make a donation

- admit a level of misunderstanding( but no admission of tapping up)

this would cost less than a FA hearing which might slow/ impede the transfer down

In commercial litigation you can easily rack up fees

- outside counsel

- sports law specialist

- briefs

- answering letters from spurs

paying the donation was merely a nuisance payment

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posted Aug 16, 2008

LBM

In what way would reporting Liverpool to the Premier League have kept Keane at WHL?

He still would have left, we'd have received less money than we did and the league would have picked up the money from the inevitable fine, instead of it going to our charity.

We all know that Man Utd won't face any real punishment, as that's the nature of football at the moment.
A fine and a warning is the worst that they'll receive.

Redordead

Your article is a load of tosh.
I'll explain why on it.

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posted Aug 16, 2008

"Benitez is still openly talking about his desire to Sign Barry, a player that Liverpool have had no offer accepted for, so should not be saying anything at all. Why doesn't the Premier League do something, they shouldn't have to wait for a complaint from Villa. They know what's going on, they should step in and put a transfer ban on Liverpool for 12 months. Tapping up one player in a summer and getting caught is careless but two is just plain arrogant."

Tapping up is in your mind. There is no evidence of tapping up therefore there is nothing to punish anyone over. You say its tapping up because you do not possess the correct definition of it within the rules of football. Merely mentioning a player's name is not tapping up.

Further, he has not continued about signing Barry. In fact, just go back and read his press conference statement. It is crystal clear what he said.

"In what way would reporting Liverpool to the Premier League have kept Keane at WHL?"

I said it could or should keep him at WHL as LFC being guilty of tapping him up would be headlines, the likes of which Keane may well be advised not to be party to.

"He still would have left, we'd have received less money than we did and the league would have picked up the money from the inevitable fine, instead of it going to our charity."

Maybe.

"We all know that Man Utd won't face any real punishment, as that's the nature of football at the moment.
A fine and a warning is the worst that they'll receive."

I dont believe that. It would depend on the evidence Levy has to submit. They are not immuned from being investigated. No one in the EPL is.

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