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EFL and arbitration

I've started another thread as other relevant ones seem to be running out of juice and I'm so p....d off that I hope we can continue the arguments. In other words I need to vent!

I just don't get the comment by the administrators that they want to compromise the claims by W and M but that the EFL will not allow that in spite of statute. As the EFL regulations set out the arbitration requirement and the rules applying to arbitration I cannot see how the EFL can have any control over the arbitration itself once started. I assume that the "statute" in question is the Arbitration Act.

The arbitration rules make it clear that any decision by the arbitrators must be based on the law so that must include the provisions of the said Act!!! It must also include general legal principles of proof, causation, reasonableness, call it what you will.

So, I say to the administrators, tell W and M to proceed with arbitration and be damned. At least it will get the whole wretched business resolved. It will take some time but it seems we are now stymied by these stupid allegations in any event so they must be got rid of even if it means(extremely unlikely by any legal standards) that we have to pay the beggars something. It surely cannot amount to the stupid amounts being suggested.

Comments please!

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted 7 hours, 47 minutes ago

"Merseyside" as a search brings up 14 Labour and one Tory, (not sure how he slipped through the net)?

posted 7 hours, 44 minutes ago

There must be one 'posh' bit ?
Where the dark haired one in the Liver Birds came from ?

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted 7 hours, 38 minutes ago

comment by 🏁 AnglianRam 🏁 (U17428)
posted 5 minutes ago
There must be one 'posh' bit ?
Where the dark haired one in the Liver Birds came from ?
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Southport, I should gave known. Its a right rundown $hithole too.

posted 7 hours, 9 minutes ago

My MP has but a single issue. That of sundering Scotland from Britain so I suspect little point in my contacting him 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

posted 6 hours, 53 minutes ago

comment by 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 HebridesRam (U2909)
posted 12 minutes ago
My MP has but a single issue. That of sundering Scotland from Britain so I suspect little point in my contacting him 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Mine, on the other hand, refers to the Rams as “Our football club” in comments

posted 6 hours, 53 minutes ago

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/derby-county-efl-parliament-latham-6505877

posted 6 hours, 6 minutes ago

I would write to one of my TDs except that their is probably me, my brother, Igor and a few other rumoured Derby fans in Ireland, probably not much point ☹️

posted 3 hours, 3 minutes ago

https://www.efl.com/news/2022/january/efl-statement-derby-county

They protest a bit too much methinks. A very defensive statement. That they feel the need to state publicly that they have no vendetta is telling. Why would they feel the need to say that? It's like introducing yourself to a blind date by saying that you are not a mass murderer, honest.

They feel under pressure or they would not be issuing statements like this.

posted 2 hours, 42 minutes ago

comment by lastapostleofvidal (U1491)
posted 3 minutes ago
https://www.efl.com/news/2022/january/efl-statement-derby-county

They protest a bit too much methinks. A very defensive statement. That they feel the need to state publicly that they have no vendetta is telling. Why would they feel the need to say that? It's like introducing yourself to a blind date by saying that you are not a mass murderer, honest.

They feel under pressure or they would not be issuing statements like this.
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Thanks for finding this Vidal.

In spite of all the bluster the statement does not address the clear highly dubious motives of M and W in bringing non-sensical claims which are preventing progress. It cannot be right that fabricated claims by member clubs can prejudice the very existence of another member club. All clubs may as well bring fanciful claims against others for the merry hell of it.

As you say, they are worried and defensive.

posted 36 minutes ago

****** More Breaking News ***********

Peterborough and Barnsley are believed to be suing Middlesborough and Wycombe for trying to sue Derby County. Should Derby be liquidated Peterborough and Barnsley would have their 3 points annulled.

Peterborough chairman 'what's his face' said such a move would effectively gift 3 points to those teams that were beaten by Derby.

The EFL have responded by saying "Steve Gibson is currently out of the office and will swiftly return after Derby have gone bust."

The move marks a new era in UK football, where threats of legal action by small men in expensive suits matter more than results on the pitch.

In other news Quantuma have successfully sued Juventus for fixing their 1973 semi final against Derby County. A super duper computer predicted that the paid referee cost Derby County 4 European titles including the inferior 2 that Forest won when no one cared about European football, 13 domestic titles and 6 FA Cup wins. Until it predicted that Brian Clough would have left the decorated club to take on a new project at Notts County.

The trillion dollar settlement successfully awarded in Derby County's favour, has not been deemed enough to satisfy the EFL though. Trevor Birch talking to himself on a piece of paper written by a Nottingham QC said

"The payment has come from a European club, beyond our 72 club protectorate and therefore the EFL cannot recognize this money as statute, good, fit or proper."

A club statement on the DCFC website next to a picture of a corner flag said

"F..K THE EFL"

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