April 11, 2024

The ‘BIGGEST shame of all’ revealed after Everton’s points deduction… 😢🤬

Many have emerged to defend Everton, after they were handed the harshest points sanction in the entire 135-year history of the top-flight.

Even Portsmouth, who entered administration in 2010, were not punished as severely, outlining the basis for many arguments against the Premier League’s ruling.

Whilst Andy Burnham has fronted that debate, as the unofficial spokesperson for all those who feel aggrieved by the decision, the club themselves have since come forward to confirm their appeal just before they claimed an important victory on Saturday.

That win saw them leave the foot of the table, and they are now once again just two points away from safety again; a feat they will feel quietly confident of achieving.

However, The Athletic’s Paddy Boyland sought to outline how the ten-point docking is seemingly holding back Sean Dyche’s men from even more, given where they could be had they avoided such a sanction.

The journalist would write on X: ‘The biggest shame of all is that the unprecedented points deduction undermines the tangible progress being made on the pitch – particularly away from home. Dyche has turned Everton into a mid-table side in a matter of months.’

 

Why were Everton deducted ten points?

Everton’s plight stems from years of misspending on numerous fronts, with the persisting managerial merry-go-round, the subsequent player transfers that came, the lack of lucrative sales attained, and the constant drain that the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium has had in the background.

Whilst the club managed to write the bulk of the latter off when debating their case, interest costs were a silent killer across the three-year period in which the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules were assessed.

They state that any club is only allowed to lose a maximum of £105m across a three-year rolling period, and the Toffees unfortunately fell just £19m outside of those regulations.

Although they have never claimed to be innocent, it is the severity of the punishment that has instead left them irked and seeking reparations.

Those in charge of the defence will feel that there was no precedent for such an outcome, with Burnham’s point about the rules changing mid-trial another important notion to consider.

Few could predict what their appeal might bring, but there is a quiet confidence that a strong case could certainly be built. Whether the independent commission comes to a more amenable conclusion remains to be seen.

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