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No surprises really - not guilty!

No surprises really - not guilty!

Today, after a 2-week plus trial, a case that has spanned 5-years and cost a staggering £8m concluded with both Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric 'cleared of all charges' in their tax evasion case...

It could also be revealed for the first time that both Mandaric and Storrieteller were cleared of 'dodging' tax on £600,000 in a previous court case last year.

This whole trial has summed up everything that is bad about football, with it seemingly highlighting that it is almost commonplace - apparently? - for managers to get bonus related cuts from player sales, which must place huge question marks over integrity within the game, even more so as integrity in football has been under question for donkies years really...

An owner cannot own two club due to concerns over the integrity of this, yet managers can get a cut of transfer fees, so where's the difference really?

Had it been you or I on trial I would be absolutely amazed if the same outcome, and conclusion from the jury, would have been reached!

The whole thing stinks if you ask me but what can you do a court has found them innocent so innocent they are...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday February 8 2012
Time: 1:36PM

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Can't believe they got away with it!, Honestly i'm so angry, i'm spitting the proverbial feathers! pha pha pha
penton
08/02/2012 14:22:00
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Its certainly hard to swallow and if HR thinks its justifiable to have 10% of any transfer gains can we have our money back please on the losses we incurred on the likes of Utaka?
mikeymidlands
08/02/2012 14:31:00
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ummm
Chix
08/02/2012 15:06:00
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they were never going to be convicted, and thats not being clever after the incident. the case hinged on a main witness who happened to be a news reporter. The repeated statement by the defendants, which sounds quite reasonable, that when they earn millions every year, why on earth would they hide 'mere pocket money' in a overseas bank to avoid paying a minute (to them) tax bill. the HMRC should now stand trial on why they have spent millions on this ridiculous case when it was never going to stick, but they will be a bit grumpy by the time they get to Pompeys case
Super Bock 1898
08/02/2012 15:08:00
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Loved the comment from Storrieteller on the Beeb, he now wants to get back into football to use his 22 years experience. This is the experience that helped Pompey into oblivion, probably.
Ihatemidweektvgames
08/02/2012 15:18:00
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I'm sure there are billions being syphoned out the country all the time, don't see much happeninh there. How cares outside of football, we have enough to worry about.
storagematt
08/02/2012 16:02:00
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Ihatemidweekgames, just goes to prove that Storrie is as mad as a box of frogs. But with the outcome of this fairy story, anything can come true in football. Lets all wish for a very rich owner to take over by the weekend! Fe fi fo fum I smell the ...............?
Mike1954
08/02/2012 18:22:00
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Never mind HMRC, give it a few days and you will be able to give Pompey a good kicking. That should make you bunch of inept clowns feel a little better shouldn't it?
Emsworthianblue
08/02/2012 18:39:00
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out of court into the england job in one day, fantastic
Super Bock 1898
08/02/2012 19:38:00
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apparently taking ken dodd, lester piggott and al capone as his backroom staff
Super Bock 1898
08/02/2012 20:02:00
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