The Athletic journalist Sam Lee has detailed the mood inside the Man City camp after discovering that the Premier League had charged them for over 100 financial breaches between 2009 and 2018, amidst a number of other alleged violations by the club.
What is the mood inside the Man City camp?
Contrary to several reports, it has been stated that Premier League champions were completely unaware of what was about to hit them on Monday morning.
However, it has been stated that after ‘getting their house in order’ in a matter of a couple of hours, the mood within the Man City camp after being charged by the Premier League was akin to ‘muscle memory’ kicking in.
After all, the club had been charged by UEFA in a similar vein, which led to a 2-year ban from European football; a decision which was eventually overturned. Been there, done that.
The mood inside Man City seems increasingly confident as they spoke ‘bullishly’ about proving their innocence and ‘excitement’ in some ways that the club finally have the golden opportunity to clear their name after being charged by the Premier League.
Furthermore, the club also believe that considering they have been widely disparaged for getting off on a technicality in 2020 due to some of their reported violations having been ‘time-barred’, despite that not thoroughly being the case, they view the current circumstances to put an end to this perception.
The Sky Blues also reportedly believe that it is no coincidence that the league chose to take this step, as the UK government were planning to release its white paper, which was recently delayed in support of an independent regulator for English football.
In fact, the report states that there were minor, yet significant errors in the statement published by the Premier League, when it was officially release that they had charged Man City, which is also one of the key reasons behind their bullish mood.
Ultimately, the 6-time English champions feel the league ‘rushed’ the release as they were extremely eager to prove to the UK government that they do not need an external presence to oversee the running of their clubs.
Man City seem extremely confident, which is exactly the kind of mood the fans would want to hear as they battle the Premier League to prove that they have not made such serious financial breaches, in a dispute that could take a number of years to settle, as per The Athletic’s Sam Lee.