- 29 Jul 2009
- Ian Muir
Everton charged again for breaching ffp, forest also charged.
From radio this morning it sounds like first charge relates to 19-22 and second relates to 19-23 with appeal to still happen on the first one! Surely the first should have impacted last season? It has the potential to make real mockery of the EPL this season. I wonder what outcomes Burnley, Luton and Sheff U will be hoping for?Still being investigated but they deny it, the first charge Everton admitted broken rules.
The losses in relation to the building of the new stadium are classed as permitted losses and are not included in the charges against Everton.The whole thing stinks. There needs to be an independent regulator. To charge a club twice while another just carries on despite 115 charges going back years really does make you wonder. Would it be too much to cancel premierships at a club owned by a powerful oil state? I am sure Sunak would get the call! Some would say that Everton are an easy target! It is interesting that someone observed that in a way the Toffees are being punished for building a new stadium as I believe that some of he losses relate to that project?! It is not purely that their spending on players has been naive (quite apart from being poor in who they have signed and for how much)! Also, they have not sought to wriggle round the rules, like Chelsea, by awarding contracts that can be amortised over eight years! A loophole now to be closed. This said, I believe that hte current Chelsea charges relate to historic events and not what has happened recently.