May 18, 2024

Everton have garnered huge support and sympathy from the wider footballing world following their points deduction.

It was an outcome that admittedly shocked many, including the club itself, who detailed the ruling as ‘unjust’ and ‘disproportionate’ at the time.

That opinion is unlikely to have swayed following Monday’s second breach of the season, with the new punishment still yet to be detailed, but fresh support from some high-profile allies.

These are worrying times for the Toffees, but ones which Alan Myers clearly feels are vastly unwarranted as he detailed for Sky Sports in his reporter notebook.

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But, what is it exactly that the journalist feels has been unfair about this whole ordeal? Let’s take a closer look…

What Alan Myers said about Everton’s latest breach

As someone always willing to come to Everton’s defence, Myers’ latest article offers a rousing rebuttal against the Premier League, who continue to come down hard on one of their most historic occupants.

He would outline a key frustration throughout, eventually revealing the one decision that he still can’t wrap his head around.

Myers writes: ‘There is a strong feeling that the league’s rules are not doing what they were set out to do and there is a gross unfairness in what is happening.

‘Everton’s case is unique in the fact that they are going through a process of improving their infrastructure, attempting to build for not only the betterment of their club but the Premier League itself, while all the time seemingly being penalised for it.’

Everton can’t catch a break at the moment

It does seem somewhat unfair that a club like Everton, who were once one of England’s powerhouse clubs, are being restricted due to the small matter of stadium loan costs.

If anything, the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules within FFP only seem present in an effort to allow the top clubs to retain their monopoly over the rest of the division.

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Clearly it is working, and these sides with grand aspirations of upsetting the status quo have no way of doing so without a miracle occurring.

Building a brand-new stadium on the waterfront, of a far greater scale than Goodison Park, would go a long way towards bridging that cap as commercial and match-day funds would skyrocket.

And yet, even that is not allowed, despite Manchester City being allowed to construct their £200m training ground in 2014 without suffering any major financial setbacks.

It is all very fishy, and as fans patiently await the sanction for their second alleged breach, it feels like supporters are reaching boiling point as their frustration with the Premier League only grows.

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