- Jan 31, 2011
Sort of but not quite the same.Which is what happened SW last season.
Who got it reduced,by around half I think.
That was a different charge, namely breaching profitability and sustainability regulations (FFP basically) & there is no fixed penalty for that, depends on the severity etc. This is why the likes of Derby & Reading are negotiating with EFL now to agree a deduction rather than go to independent panel.
An independent panel decided on -12pts for Sheff Wednesday but then another independent 'appeals panel' felt that was too harsh as they had tried to mitigate it somewhat by selling Hillsborough etc but didn't do it in time. The appeal panel halved the deduction to -6pts.
Derby's case is different as they went into administration. This has a fixed penalty within EFL rules of -12pts.
Derby's argument is that they were running sustainably until Covid & are therefore claiming 'force majeure' hence they're now being asked to prove that by providing 6 years worth of accounts.
As @oldskyblue58 says, can't see any chance of success on that basis as they were anything but sustainable previously but also, as he says, probably worth a go as I don't think there's any penalty for 'frivolous appeal' although I believe cost is likely to be c.£400k based on Wigan's failed appeal last year.