I have heard this too. Allegedly their lawyers are a lot better than the opposition. In fact also allegedly the opposition has no lawyers worth the name. Also Man City could actually be innocent, in a Court of Law. The case that UEFA initiated, and that was prosecuted by UEFA, and judged by UEFA was that the sponsorship money came directly from the owner, rather than Etihad. Now all they have to prove is that the money came from Etihad, and not directly from the owner. The news will break on Monday, and I think they'll be able to prove they are innocent, according to the Law*. *The Law is an ass on plenty of subjects, just to clarify my position.