Roma forbidden to make any trades or sell

Discussion in 'AS Roma' started by Dante, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Supposedly FIFA has decided that Roma's behavior in the Mexes affair was severe enough to sentence them to not being allowed to perform any market operations for 2 seasons.

    The news was apparently made public by sources close to Roma themselves. Reportedly the decision is explained in a 14-page document, and Roma, after looking at this report to understand the motives behind the sentence, will launch an appeal with TAS. This practically means that this summer`s transfer session will be a normal one for Roma, because judging on the length TAS takes to make decisions, I don`t think the appeal will be heard in less than 2 months.
     
  2. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    I think they can still make sales but no purchases. Although what's the point of that, I suppose.
     
  3. serieAfan89

    serieAfan89 New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    North Carolina
    wow this is a disaster
     
  4. dﮥnny

    dﮥnny New Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    US
    What the hell? What kind of crappy rule is this?
     
  5. Forza Badger

    Forza Badger New Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    i'm
    This sounds quite ridiculous. I hope Roma gets this stupid punishment overturned.
     
  6. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to La Repubblica there is no certainty of a suspension of the decision pending the review. While Roma will be allowed to sell for cash, they won't be allowed to receive players as counterparts. Even for free-agents their situation is complicated, included are all the deals that have already been concluded.
     
  7. Forza_Italia

    Forza_Italia New Member

    Jun 12, 2005
    mississauga
    so this ban is a 2 season ban??? because today on skynews they said it was a 1 year ban how does this affect the juve-cassano situation though???
     
  8. Bigpapa42

    Bigpapa42 Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    The Wastes of Canada
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I was thinking the same thing. If the appeal fails, there still could be ways around it, perhaps - deferred payments, something like that.
     
  9. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    It's a 12-month ban, which includes two transfer windows. I think that was the confusion.
     
  10. ASRomaFan

    ASRomaFan New Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    UAE Dubai
    So thats it for roma this summer, nonda, kuffour and taddei? This sucks...
     
  11. Forza Badger

    Forza Badger New Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    i'm
    At least you got those 3. Also you may be able to squeeze one or two more, I don't think punishment goes into effect until after the appeal.
     
  12. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

    Feb 24, 2003
    it makes sense to me.. just play by the rules and these things wont happen.. am i gutted roma cant make more improvements to the team? well ya, but they should be fortunate to have brought in some real talent already. the offseason is rubbish anyways, i just dont want to see the consistent lacklustre performances of last season.
     
  13. dﮥnny

    dﮥnny New Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    US
    Main Focus = Getting David Pizzaro
     
  14. tells

    tells New Member

    May 19, 2005
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  15. Elisa Uranga

    Elisa Uranga New Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Sierra Madre, CA
    Oh no! This will really hurt us.... :(
     
  16. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    This will (potentially) complicate any Juve-Cassano move,
    because we were looking to get cash and players for Peter
    Pan. There was talk, for instance, of our getting Chiellini &
    Miccoli and a bit of cash for Cassano, a move that would
    suit us because our defending has been terrible (and Chiellini
    is impressive).

    But since all we can do now is sell, and since Juve is reluctant
    to shed lots of cash . . . Well, it's going to be difficult. This
    is all so upsetting to our plans--what will the directors say to
    Totti, who's been promised that the club is going to be ambitious
    in buying new players?
     
  17. princess2000

    princess2000 New Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    sthlm, sweden
    don't you think they will probably hurry it up though?
     
  18. giallorossissimo

    Apr 8, 2005
    South Florida
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    This is an outrage.

    Obviously FIFA hates us because we're our supporters are'nt always well behaved. Maybe the Mexes deal wasn't "legal" but I'm sure that this kind of thing happens all the time. We're just being bullied by a bunch of bureacratic tyrants!

    I know that we'll appeal 'cause I'm sure that our tifosi are outside the Trigoria as we speak.
     
  19. romagol10

    romagol10 Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    CO
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.channel4.com/sport/football_italia/jul1a.html

    Hopefully the punishment will be delayed if not scrapped entirely. The ruling itself is harsh enough but for FIFA to impose this ban after the transfer season has begun and while Roma had several deals in the works is ridiculous. This sort of ban should begin after the current transfer window is up or at the very least FIFA should have told the club ahead of time that this was going to happen.

    Does anyone know if this has happened to another club in the past? Is there any sort of precedent for this punishment?
     
  20. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are a lot of rumors that Roma knew it was coming and that's why they sealed the deals on Kufor, Nonda and Taddei so quickly.
     
  21. serieAfan89

    serieAfan89 New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    North Carolina
    yeah, totti got screwed. especially seeing as he just signed a new contract that will keep him at roma until he will most likely retire
     
  22. "Eisenfuß" Eilts

    Jul 1, 2005
    In the sun ;)
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    I read, it has to do with the Mexes transfer.
    Doesn anyone know, if the ban will be stopped,
    when things about the transfer will be readjusted.
     
  23. Duck Manson

    Duck Manson Member+

    Feb 8, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    theres talk now that those three signings wont be approved either. i guess that would mean cassano will stay.
     
  24. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Mathieu Flamini!!!
     
  25. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How do you guys say it is unfair? Roma broke the rules. Dont cheat and you dont have to worry about silly punishments.
     

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