Obviously a lot of discussion on this in media. So far (mainly as no one knows all, the details), the only real defence people make about City is that other clubs are doing it. Danny Mills was saying "how far do you go back?", implying it isn't that fair to go as far back as they are going, and if they do they should go back even further, such as when Abramovich bought Chelsea.
Now, as a layman, I'm not overly informed. I'd like to think Danny Mills, who obviously gets paid handsomely for his media contributions, does his due diligence and researches issues that he is going to talk about? Therefore, does he have a point? Did Abramovich break the rules and get away with it? I would have guessed that the FPP was not in operation at that time, or if it was, the rules were very different? That is just me thinking about it logically, as if FPP was in force, then all the talk would have been Chelsea being in breach of something at the time. Instead, as far as I remember, it was more like other clubs and fans just saying "this is unfair".
I'm still intrigied how Chelsea have managed to remain within the guidelines this transfer window. Even signing players on slightly longer contracts, they still spent a huge amount of money. I guess it must all be legit, given the focus on it these days, it just seems remarkable. Could it have something to do with their recent transfer ban, and they have money to burn?