February 22, 2024

Neville Southall, a legendary player for Everton, has sent out a bold message of solidarity following the club’s largest points deduction in the history of English premier league football.

An independent committee determined that Everton had violated the Premier League’s financial regulations and immediately punished the team 10 points, which was one more than the maximum penalty given to Portsmouth for going into administration in 2010.

Neville Southall playing for Everton in the 1984/85 season

During his 16-year tenure as goalkeeper between 1981 and 1997, Southall set a club record with 751 appearances and was also the most decorated player for the Blues. He won two League Championships, two FA Cups, and the European Cup-Winners’ Cup. Southall tweeted: “The Premier League doing what nobody has managed in last few years, bringing the board and the fans together.”

Similar remarks were made by Southall, 65, in the spring of 2022, during Frank Lampard’s Everton’s relegation struggle. The former international for Wales stated: “You have to have a mindset of siege.”

“You have to leave. As you may have noticed, nobody at first wanted us to stay up, and no one in the media did either. You are aware that we must complete the task ourselves so that, at the conclusion of the season, we may slam it back in their faces.

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