I think what's happening here is that some silly journo had one Pernod too many and got carried away and broke an embargo. I think CAS will lift the ban until the case can be heard properly. I'm sure certain parties would like to see the hearing fast-tracked before Christmas, but that's down to both parties to agree. Makes all the recent rumours about our interest in players just slightly more credible, though where the UK hacks would have got this from I don't know. Most likely, whether they like it or nor, there is a precedent for bans being temporarily listed. I'd rather it was done now, one way or the other, because I feel if it goes on longer we're so soft that we're likely to accept a reduced punishment. I don't want to see that all. I'm not like some of the people on here who think we should just roll over every time Fifa or Uefa barks at us. We've been far too soft for far too long in my opinion (cf. Droy's earlier comments) and I'm much rather we were enemies of these organisations which abuse their power. Platini, for example, is quite possibly the very worst person you'd want in charge of Uefa. If the English press cared enough, they could have easily made his life a misery since he was appointed and he'd have been harried out by now. His specious twaddle is all over the net for the world to. He's a hypocrite and he's duplicitous. With the greatest respect to one of my all-time favourite players: to my mind it's akin to putting Ron Harris in charge of media relations and press at Chelsea Football Club.