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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2008, 02:38 Thread Starter
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Made in the Bulgarian football 2008-9

As mentioned in another thread, this thread will be about trying to capture everything ridiculous over the next season in the Bulgarian championship. In theory, I was planning for the season to start first but the non-sense seems to be pushing from now. So here we go:

1. The Bulgarian Football Union(BFU) grants A Grupa licenses to the Botev and Lokomotiv Plovdiv stadiums - While the former club has somehow decent sectors and the latter a decent pitch, both of these facilities are overally in appaling condition(especially Loko's) so the commission that checked the facilities were either just looking for something resembling a stadium or were bribed. Needless to say, both stadiums are unsuitable for the UEFA requirements and the licenses come at a time when the BFU was expected to be even harsher on this(after the country became an EU member).



Everybody is welcome to chip in, should you wish. Look for anything from BFU,club managements or simply for random events around the domestic championships that look just plain ridiculous. It would be good though to keep it in a format that is similar to the one I used above(for consistency reasons) so we have the case numerated and explained with a few sentences about why is it abnormal.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2008, 09:49
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UEFA is ready to eject CSKA Sofia from European club tournaments.
CSKA owe 1,5 million lv. to National Social Security Institute.
Yestarday Cska boss Alexander Tomov paid 2 salaries to his players , but owe to NSSI is not paid.
Cska also must pay a penalty 1,1 mil. euro to their ex-players Leo Lima and Rodrigo da Souza.
Before 3 years Pirin was ejected from A PFG because they owed 990 000 lv to National Sociaty Security Institute.
If CSKA don't pay his owe , they will be eject from A group and European club tournaments.
If CSKA submit a fake documents , they'll not get licence to play in Bulgarian Championship next season.
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FC CSKA Sofia, which won the Bulgarian championship title this year, will relegate to the third division and will be banned from participation in the UEFA Champions League. This punishment fell on the heads of the Red club yesterday at noon, as it was announced by officials from the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) - Krassin Krustev, Chairman of the BFU Licenses Committee, Nikolay Georgiev, Chairman of the BFU Appellate Licensing Committee and head of directorate with the Council of Ministers, and Borislav Popov, BFU Executive Director - at a press conference. The Reds will hardly get away with this unprecedented scandal in the history of the Bulgarian football.
In a desperate attempt to save face, the management of FC CSKA sent a heart-breaking letter to UEFA President Michel Platini, begging him for a delay by June 5 to settle the affairs of the club. In the letter they entreat him for the delay considering the Bulgaria's reality and the club's rich history and undeniable authority, but no reply was received until late last night.
The Standart was told that FC CSKA President Alexander Tomov and Emil Kostadinov, member of the FC CSKA Supervisory Board, had assured BFU President Borislav Mihaylov of that the club's debts would be paid by today, and in a few days the club would have a new owner.
CSKA, however, hardly believe that the letter will move Mr. Platini, but their chances to escape a relegation to the third division are fairer. To stay in the A group, they should settle all financial matters of the club and rely on the mercy of the BFU Executive Committee. The Committee may allow the Red to stay in the elite, but such a decision may compromise their authority before UEFA.

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Thats an event worthy of this thread!

I was just waiting to see if its true because up until yesterday was just a possibility.
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it won't happen
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CSKA Sofia have joined Porto in being banned from next season's Champions League after they were sanctioned by Bulgaria's soccer federation because of unpaid debts.

The Bulgarian federation confirmed Thursday that UEFA has officially denied CSKA Sofia a license for the European tournaments for the coming season.

Porto, who romped to the Portuguese title, confirmed on their club Web site and the Lisbon Stock Exchange on Wednesday that they had been barred by Europe's governing body.

CSKA, who have won the domestic title 31 times, owe an undisclosed amount of money to the National Social Security Institute and creditors.

"CSKA Sofia will not participate in the 2008/2009 UEFA's Champions League. The decision is final and may not be appealed," the federation said in a statement.

The club's president Alexander Tomov, who has been widely accused of bad management, announced his resignation.

CSKA finished the campaign four points clear of Levski with a third Sofia-based club Lokomotiv another five points adrift in third place.
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The former president of FC CSKA and Kremikovtsi steelworks is very likely to be arrested. Last night, top agents from the State Agency for National Security and officials from the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office investigated the signals against Tomov, the Standart was informed. The ex-politician is being investigated for draining capitals from Kremikovtsi and FC CSKA.
"We have collected enough evidence to ask for his arrest," a participant in the operation told The Standart.
To his words, in a few days Tomov will be summoned at the National Investigation Service to be interrogated. The magistrates have warned him that he will need a lawyer. Most probably he will be arrested after the interrogation. A ban for not leaving Bulgaria has been imposed on Tomov as he may flee abroad and hide.
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Botev Plovdiv striker Georgi Hristov is hiding from the club boss Dimitar Hristolov after the latter is seemingly unwilling to sell him. Hristov may end up with a four month game ban starting from July.

At the same time, Lokomotiv Plovdiv's boss Galia Topalova replaces the long-serving club doctor for allegedly asking for too much money. He is being replaced with a doctor that has mostly been looking after boxing players.
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hristov's case looks like angelov's when he went to energie.. If there's a clause that's been paid, hristov shouldn't have any problems. Levski are pretty hypocritical to whine when such things happen to them though.
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hristov's case looks like angelov's when he went to energie.. If there's a clause that's been paid, hristov shouldn't have any problems. Levski are pretty hypocritical to whine when such things happen to them though.
It is hypocritical but, more importantly, Hristolov also tries to play the monkey games that Batkov did vs Energi.
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yep, that too. I only wonder why hristov could get a ban though, doesn't look like he's done anything wrong.
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Litex appointed Stanimir Stoilov for coach.
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So I have two questions: is Lesvki confirmed for the UCL and is the future great of Bulgarian football Georgi Hristov joining Levski?

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So I have two questions: is Lesvki confirmed for the UCL and is the future great of Bulgarian football Georgi Hristov joining Levski?
Yes , Levski will play in UCL.
Tomorrow Georgi Hristov will contract out on arbitration. And he will sign with Levski.
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Yes , Levski will play in UCL.
Tomorrow Georgi Hristov will contract out on arbitration. And he will sign with Levski.
"will contract out" ? Does it mean that Botev/Maritsa will not evern get the fee according the that agreement they have (200 k or whatever it was)?

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they'll get 100k each, botev's president wants more despite the clause.
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Today Georgi Hristov aborted his contract. Now , he's a free agent and he'll sign with Levski.
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classic shait levski. And the shait BFS is. And the shait Hristolov is. But Levskis the biggest of them all. Stealing it all all the ti,e - players, penalties, cups, titles ... . Gosh!

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UEFA stated that there would be no compromise with CSKA though the club's officials claim that the Red club will get away with the already imposed sanction and will play in the Champions League.
"This case is closed. CSKA will not play in the Champions League and this decision is final. The next club in Bulgaria's championship will play in Europe's most prestigious tournament," UEFA press-office informed
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