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Pompey fined over Benjani transfers

Pompey have been fined 15,000 by the FA after being found guilty of breaching rules, which are set out, regarding the transfer of Benjani to, and them from the club.

FA rules state that an agent cannot act on behalf of a player in two consecutive transfers involving the same player - as Willy Mackay acted on behalf of him and Auxerre to bring him to Pompey in 2006 and then to Citeh in January both parties breached rules.

This is what commission chairman Paul Gilroy QC said after the hearing: 'the Football Agents Regulations were introduced as an important method of addressing unacceptable practices in professional football, particularly in the transfer market.

'Both parties were fully aware of the new regulations at the time the offences were committed.

'The commission considered that the justice of the case was met by imposing penalties which to a large degree will act as an incentive to both parties to avoid any future transgressions.'

So, Pompey get the fine - and will get another of the same amount if they are found guilty again - and Mackay gets a suspended ban, which if found guilty again means he will be unable to be involved in any deals involving English clubs for the duration of a transfer window - he seems to get off lightly if you ask me...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 15 2008

Time: 4:52PM

Your Comments

Was that ALL it was about? Or is there still more to come out yet? You don't normally get arrested for breaching FA rules!!
eastneydave
Dave, the "HR" situation is totally seperate.
007
Mackay should pay the fine!! Then again that would be the decent thing to do, sorry its just me being stupid AGAIN!! I suppose we take this one on the chin and move on as per normal
Owenspompey
Didn't someone bring this up in Feb when we sold Benji saying that we were going to get into trouble over it being Willie at both ends of buying and selling?
sneakay
Move on, pay it, move on. We have enough to worry about on the pitch.
storagematt
Yeah, this is less than Sol Campbell gets paid A DAY, forget it!
hammersmithblue
Sol wouldnt get out of bed for that sort of money would he!
Owenspompey
 

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