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Greedy six should still face punishment

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri says the Premier League must deduct points from  all teams that signed up to the European Super League

Speaking to talkSPORT on Tuesday, Moshiri said the Premier League teams involved should be punished for trying to create the breakaway league without consultation from fans or fellow club owners.

“Every facet of it is against the very idea of British football,” Moshiri told talkSPORT.

“Football belongs to the fans and to their communities. This just takes much of their romance of football away.

“I think the Premier League should deduct points from these clubs.

“When clubs get deducted points for minor things – poaching a manager, a player, exceeding Financial Fair Play, these six clubs are attacking the very heart of the Premier League and I think they should be disciplined. That’s what I’d do.”

Any points deduction for these six clubs could give a massive benefit to West Ham’s push for Champions League qualification. With Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs within a few points of each other even a three-point deduction could have a massive effect on the final league standing for the Premier League table.

If West Ham were fined a record £5m fine over Carlos Tevez what should the greedy six punishment be for conspiring to kill football as we know it?

The Premier League should send a clear message to these clubs in fines and/or points deductions to ensure it never happens again.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

17 comments on “Greedy six should still face punishment

  1. This fiasco should lead many of the anti board protesters at our club to reassess their position.
    Compared to the discredited 6 GSB are trying to run a sustainable model for a Premier league club.
    Mistakes have been made but only out of a commitment to try and improve the club by two owners who are local genuine life long supporters!

  2. Google “project big picture” a d remind yourself what the greedy secret six were up to last year when they plotted to take control of the premier league for their own benefit. Again the 14 other clubs were completely unaware of what was going on.

  3. Simple – relegate the six of them. Bye Bye

  4. The trouble with that is, it’s the fans, the team and the manager, who were all against it anyway, that will suffer!

    • Exactly right, Steve.
      The problem is how to hold to account owners and ceos without affecting innocent parties.
      Very much like sanctions against a country which never hurt the culprits, but cause immense suffering to the people.
      The people trying to get rid of such leaders only ever causes mayhem unless the whole country is behind it.
      BoJo getting involved was also nothing more than political opportunism handed on a plate.
      John W Henry’s video is ridiculous and not likely to placate any fan with a brain cell.
      Levy apologised for the angst caused but not the action.
      Any of the so-called apologies are merely intended to mitigate any future action against them.

  5. In a sporting sense, I would not want us to qualify for CL by default of point deductions of others. If we are to get there it must be by our own merit and not a hollow victory.
    Yes the secret six must be punished, but hit their pockets and remove some of their voting clout in the PL. They need to be shown that every club has ambition and desire and that success enables clubs to progress be it with better players, facilities etc. The bigger successful clubs already have Financial fair play protecting their backs to some extent. Give the rest of us our chance in the sun!
    Our board are trying to do the right things and should be respected for their approach

  6. Glad it’s all over for now but on what grounds can you deduct points from the six clubs? What Premier League rule have they broken?

  7. We all make mistakes/misjudgments. These clubs are already ‘humiliated’. No need for further punishment from BigBrotherFA. Putting CL, World Cup and European Nations competitions back to a simpler format with less games would be a positive move from the ‘controlling’ powers at the moment. Let’s all learn and move on together.
    COYI

  8. Although it would benefit West Ham it wouldn’t be fair on the fans, players and management staff who’s voices helped to turn things around.
    As a West Ham fan, and in the spirit of fair competition that caused this project to fail, I don’t want the Hammers to qualify only because other teams we re deducted points

  9. They have to be punished, fines, point deductions & taking away their PL voting rights, this has to be done otherwise they will just try this again in a slightly different way, they cannot be trusted. They have shown their contempt for the rest of the clubs in England.

  10. If you deduct them all 25 points fir this season and next whatever league they are in that would be fair.

  11. If no other team would have protested against the super league,it would have gone on.Yes there should be a points deduction just as there has been for Portsmouth,Rangers and Juventus..The owners have so much money that a fine of 100 mill from each club needs to be enforced.This amount still would not affect these big 6.The funds of 600 mill should then be places in an escrow account and dispersed to all lower Meagen clubs who have been affected by the pandemic and gone into severe debt.

  12. Must be min 20-25 point deduction keeps them in the league for the fans and players sake

  13. I AM WITH EXILE DONT WANT TO QUALIFY BY DEFAULT
    BUT WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE A POINTS DEDUCTION SAY 15 POINTS NEXT SEASON
    THERE FANS CAN THEN WATCH THEM HAMSTRUNG LIKE WE HAVE TOO EVERY
    YEAR MAY BRING A BIT OF HUMILITY BACK TO THE GAME

  14. The future? The ‘owners’ of six clubs withdraw from football. Call in their loans and leave the shells to be picked over by asset strippers. That way, all six clubs disappear by default. Then we can look forward to the redevelopment of the stadia into supermarkets and cinemas. Everyone happy?
    COYI

  15. I’am in favour of public castrations for the owners, followed by points deductions and a European ban of five years for the GREEDY six.
    That should just about do it.
    Oh and relegate the Tots just because, well they’re Tottenham. Nuff said.

  16. the problem is if you ban them for 5yrs then why wouldn’t they just go right ahead and do the same first chance they get again. as a lot have said we don’t want to go into the champions league by default it must be on merit only for our argument to make any sense and or anyone else’s for that matter.
    the boards of all clubs concerned have brought the game into disrepute and should all have fines accordingly not the managers/players or fans after all they are all fully paid into the premier league and i assume signed up to adearing to the rules which they have broken.

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