There is a widespread curiosity surrounding how Everton will tackle their immediate future following their latest PSR breach.
After all, the resilience shown to overcome November’s ten-point deduction outlined enough spirit, and with reports detailing another potential guilty verdict, Sean Dyche will have to dig deeper than ever.
He, much like the playing staff, are blameless victims in all of this.
Well, The Athletic’s David Ornstein has now sought to detail just how the Toffees might process following this latest bombshell.
But how could any side deal with two potential points deductions in just one season? We take a closer look…
What David Ornstein said about Everton’s PSR situation
Speaking on The Athletic Football Podcast, the journalist was keen to detail Everton’s woes by laying out just why they had been penalised.
It has been a long and arduous process, and one which has drained the fans of everything they have. The matchday experience has been heavily blunted nowadays, with Goodison Park so often feeling flat given the relentless toils of this term.
How the club will deal with this situation is the only light at the end of the tunnel thus far for the club and its fanbase, which Ornstein sought to outline.
He claimed: ‘‘They are expected to protest their innocence and launch a staunch defence and put forward mitigations such as: ‘You have already punished us once, you shouldn’t be punishing us again,’ and it’s plausible that the outcome of the appeal against the first punishment could have an impact on the second charge.
‘What’s going to happen now is that Everton have a couple of weeks to respond. Another independent Commission will be set up, they will hear the case once they know the outcome of the first appeal, and then the Premier League hopes that this will be wrapped up by the end of the year.’
Why are Everton being charged again?
Although the supposed crime is the same, the Premier League have still seen fit to slap a guilty verdict on a side already hamstrung by the division.
As per their profit and sustainability rules, any club is allowed to lose a maximum of £105m across a three-year rolling period.
That earlier guilty verdict pertained to the period around 2021/22, and although the bulk of that period is encapsulated in the latest round of scrutiny, the governing body has shown no sympathy.
Even if sections of the media are rallying to defend the Merseyside outfit.
They see Everton as guilty yet again, and punishments could range from another points deduction, to a fine, and even a transfer ban.