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Possible 21 points deduction

for Sheff Weds. All looking very messy for them.

What a shame it's not Derby in the firing line, as they should be.

Both clearly cheated, but Sheff Weds not as smart with the timing and messed up big time.

posted on 5/12/19

It was reported that 4 teams had cheated this way including Aston Villa and i think Reading are the other.

Apparently Villa cant be touched because they were promoted out of the EFL.

comment by Jonty (U4614)

posted on 5/12/19

It’s a huge punishment.

The reality is that the authorities need to have a long hard look at their governance of the game, the governance that allows sh te owners into football club ownership and manipulation of rules like this.

posted on 5/12/19

Also need consistency, didnt Birmingham get 9 points last season? Also is anything gonna happen to Derby? Always seem to get away with things.

comment by Mattyp (U8926)

posted on 5/12/19

21 is the maximum, cant see them getting that much of a fine.

I'd imagine it's going to be on par with what a club could expect from going into administration.

Monk is cured, first brum now Sheffield wed.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 5/12/19

SW reaction. Gonna get messy.

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club has today filed its response to the charges brought against it by the English Football League for alleged misconduct concerning the sale and leaseback of Hillsborough stadium and the inclusion of the profit on that sale in the Club’s 2017/18 accounts. The Club has informed the EFL that the charges are themselves unlawful and, without prejudice to that fact, are all denied by the Club and the other Respondents.

The Club has reserved all of its rights against the EFL and will take all such actions as are necessary to protect its rights and integrity, and those of its current and former officers, including in relation to inaccurate reporting. The Club has also notified the EFL that it stands ready to bring a claim against the EFL to obtain compensation for its conduct.

The Club maintains that it consulted with the relevant executive officers of the EFL in connection with the stadium transaction and that it acted in good faith. The Club has in its possession numerous emails, letters and other documents in which the EFL gave authorisation to the transaction, and on which authorisation the Club understood it could rely. That authorisation gave rise in law to a legitimate expectation that the transaction would be accepted by the EFL, which is binding on the EFL. The EFL is acting in breach of that binding legitimate expectation by retrospectively treating as misconduct that which it had itself previously authorised, and this makes the charges themselves unlawful. The Club is accordingly bringing its own claim against the EFL to establish that it is acting unlawfully, as well as standing ready, if necessary, to vigorously defend the charges.

The Club will make no further comment at this time.

comment by Mattyp (U8926)

posted on 5/12/19

Read their reaction and it seems to basically be.

Nah, screw you, you said it was grand and we got the receipts so do one

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 5/12/19

comment by Mattyp (U8926)
posted 15 minutes ago
Read their reaction and it seems to basically be.

Nah, screw you, you said it was grand and we got the receipts so do one
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Should be fun

posted on 5/12/19

I don't know a lot about finance / politics of football clubs, nor do I want to.. but it makes me think of how Radz handled things before the season kicked off - I was well frustrated that Roofe and Pontus were sold at the time..

hindsight and all

posted on 5/12/19

The EFL should look at itself before fining others, if it did it'd more than likely be able to make a new rule to fine itself for a charge nobody new existed!..

Its more corrupt than the organisation it represents!..

posted on 5/12/19

comment by LufcGermany (U6066)
posted 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
The EFL should look at itself before fining others, if it did it'd more than likely be able to make a new rule to fine itself for a charge nobody new existed!..

Its more corrupt than the organisation it represents!..
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Yeah exactly. For example, letting Birmingham sign that defender Pedersen whilst they had a transfer ban, why didn't the EFL block the move instead of letting them sign him before fining them plus hitting a points deduction.

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