February 29, 2024

Paul Brown of Everton discusses the 12-point deduction decision in the midst of a “historically bad” Premier League season.

Journalist Paul Brown said that Everton would “not be the worst” team to receive a 12-point punishment this season.


The Premier League has suggested the Toffees take such a hit in its case against them for breaking profit and sustainability regulations, according to the Telegraph (October 25, 2010).


After 12 games played, the Merseyside team has 14 points, good for 14th place in the Premier League standings.


“It is evident that the maximum penalty of 12 points that people are afraid of would not apply to them; a commission would have the final say in the matter,” Brown stated to GIVEMESPORT.


It’s difficult to predict what they would come up with because there truly isn’t a precedent for this. However, given the poor performance of the worst teams in the Premier League, I would argue that this may not be the worst year to receive a points deduction if you are ever to receive one.


“I don’t think a team in Premier League history has ever been able to stay up after losing as many games as Burnley has at this point in the season, and Sheffield United almost had the same record this past weekend.”


Poor standards

It is true that the teams currently below Everton in the Premier League table really are suffering, with recently promoted clubs Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton Town doing particularly badly.


The trio have picked up just three wins between them from their 12 matches each, in what has been a simply shocking start to their once-exciting Premier League campaigns.


Rock bottom of the pile are Burnley on four points, with Sheffield United in 19th and Luton Town in 18th on five points and six points respectively.


But top flight regulars now Bournemouth are also having problems, as are Fulham and Nottingham Forest. And even though they have climbed the table in recent weeks, Sean Dyche’s Everton will not be feeling too confident about things just yet.


Of those clubs, however, the Toffees are definitely the most in-form, and at the moment look very much like being safe from the dreaded drop this season.

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