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Apr 23, 2014

Futbol Club Barcelona's appeal against the Transfer ban imposed by FIFA has been accepted by the footballing body. FIFA also have released the statement describing that they have suspended the sentence as they didn't see the appeal process(both at FIFA and CAS) to be completed before the commencement of the next tarnsfer and registration window. This definitely is very good news for Barca fans as we would finally be able to sign replacements of first team players who are leaving and reinforce positions which are stretched at the moment. We were pretty worried of the propsepect of Pinto being the first choice keeper once Valdes leave this summer. Not to worry anymore as Barca would be able to complete their signing of Ter Stegen from Germany. Not only that Barca will be able to complete the signing of Alen Halilovic. We were looking at the possibility of this Croatian wonder kid being stolen under our nose. Not to be anymore.

The news of suspension of the transfer embargo didn't surprise me. I expected that to happen from the moment the announcement came. May be I wasn't confident about FIFA suspending it, but CAS would have definitely done that. Just because the ban is now suspended we shouldn't think we are safe. In most probability we will see the transfer ban being imposed, at least from January onwards. The only ray of hope for overturning that decision could be harping on the delay in informing the club. FIFA themselves couldn't explain why a decision taken in Novemeber took another three months to be officially informed. In the end that delay could be the one saving us.

Now the club has to prepare itself for the worst case scenario this summer. We not only have to enter the market for the coming season, but also for the season after that (when the transfer ban could kick in). The constant neglect of club's needs by management in recent seasons will make it extremely hard to reinforce every position. Every club in the world knows our predicament and would definitely hike their demand. Would an austerity loving Barca board once again hurt us on the field? Time will tell. Then expecting this management to do the right thing could asking too much.

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