Benfica threatened with suspension of up to three years

Discussion in 'football' started by The39thStep, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Benfica have been charged by the Portuguese Government's equivalent of the Prosecution Service with trying to 'infiltrate' and get access to information within the legal system regarding investigations into their club and rival clubs. Two court clerks have been suspended and the Portuguese FA is to start its own inquiry. Very serious charge however the Portuguese legal system is notoriously slow and it will remain to be seen what or if there are final charges.
  2. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Portuguese club football is fucking crazy. First the Sporting Lisbon incident and now this.

    Actually maybe it's just the football in Lisbon. Too many late nights in Bairrio Alto maybe.
  3. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    The Sporting Presidency elections are due very soon , one of the candidates has promised to bring in John Terry!
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  4. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    This is making me rethink my entire stance on drug decriminalisation.
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  5. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Have you a link, English or Portuguese? As a Dragon, I've some friends to piss off.
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  6. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Reading this article it looks a little more like a potential criminal prosecution is likely . I suppose the issue for the Portuguese FA is how much the club may be responsible for his actions?
    Benfica e Paulo Gonçalves acusados no caso E-toupeira
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  7. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Presumably one of the unsuccessful candidates. ;)
    John Terry to join Spartak Moscow in surprise two-year deal

    Off topic, that's quite a leftfield move for Terry. Presumably the most high profile club he could find, but even so he's missed the deadline to be in their squad for the Europa League. Also, from their point of view it's all about shirt sales - after being let go by Villa, he's presumably no longer good enough for a 1st team place?
  8. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Thats was Rodrigues who promised Terry which is probably why Varandas won. Not sure where Rodrigues ended up but Varandas got a hefty 42% of the vote. His first job will probably be getting legal advice about the 11m euro compensation claim from Mihajlovic the manager the board sacked after getting rid of the former President.
    Spartak lost one of their defenders with a cruciate ligament injury ,transfer windows closed , Terry was a free agent and in need of £1.8m a year.
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