Financial Fair Play: Everything You Need to Know About Controversial Rule

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Financial Fair Play: Everything You Need to Know About Controversial Rule
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Financial Fair Play: you've heard all about it, but what does it actually mean?

UEFA's new prerogative is apparently to level the playing field in a monetary sense, forcing clubs to spend within their means and only pay out what they can bring in themselves.

The essence behind the idea, of course, is to rule out the long term effect of the sugar daddy owner, the rich kid plaything buying players with oil and to prevent future occurrences of teams falling into states of disrepair, uncaring ownership and, even ultimately, financial ruin.

See Portsmouth as a case in point.

Let's take a look at the finer points of Financial Fair Play—FFP—and understand what it really means to clubs out there on a day to day, season to season basis.

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