They really are an absolute joke - nobody i know has any respect for them at all. This UEFA ban thing has finally just confirmed what a complete sham that club has become along with the trophies they've bought. They'll likely get off this ban as they've hired such an expensive legal team and you probably have the ridiculous situation where this state-run club have more money to throw at it than the organisation running football. However the damage is done. If they get off,it'll be on a technicality but the whole world will know them as cheats and the Abu Dhabi image will be tainted. The sad thing is the old,proper city used to be a half decent club,even if you didn't like them as a rival,you could respect them. Just can't get my head round how their fans now boast of 'their' wealth,as though they've earnt it and built it up with success. It's everything they used to say they hated about the likes of united,chelsea etc yet they are now 100 times worse.