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Everton Will Get Back Four Points for Breaching the Financial Fair Play Rules

Football club Everton has eased its sanctions for breaching the Financial Fair Play rules.

According to the English Premier League website, the appeals council has eased the sanctions against the English football club Everton, which was deducted 10 points for breaching the Financial Fair Play rules.

In November 2023, the independent Premier League commission deducted 10 points from Everton in the current season of the English championship due to a breach of the Financial Fair Play rules in the 2021/22 season due to losses amounting to £124.5 million (almost €142 million), which exceeded the permissible limit of £105 million (€120 million). The club appealed this decision.

The appeals council deducted not 10 points but 6 from the club. As a result, Everton will get back four points. Sean Dyche's team will move to 15th place with 25 points due to the decision.
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"We are pleased that our appeal has led to a reduction in sanctions. We understand that the appeals council considered the initial punishment of a 10-point deduction unjustifiable compared to the existing indicators the club informed the commission about. The club is also pleased with the appeals council's decision to overturn the commission's initial finding that the club did not act diligently enough," Everton said in a statement.

In the history of the Premier League, only two clubs have previously been deducted points in the league table. In 2010, Portsmouth was deducted 9 points for declaring bankruptcy and placing the club under external administration, after which the team was relegated to the lower league. In the 1996/97 season, Middlesbrough was deducted three points for failing to attend a match against Blackburn Rovers.

Published by Patrick Jane