Everton and why West Ham are being careful


Everton and why West Ham are being careful

The major talking point from yesterday centres on Everton, who received  a 10-point penalty, following a  guilty charge by an independent commission for violating Premier League profitability and sustainability rules. So Everton punished and Citeh go free despite having amassed amassed 115 known breaches over a period of more than two years and facing no points deduction. Following the Everton example they could/ should have a 1150 point deduction. All of this may help to explain why West Ham are being careful with the spending plans this summer and waiting to raise money from the sales of fringe players.

Everton punished yet City go free

This deduction, the first of its kind under the league’s spending regulations, takes immediate effect, and has pushed the club into the relegation zone with only four points to their name.

The commission’s decision indicates that Everton exceeded the permissible threshold by a relatively  small £19.5 million.

The discrepancy between the Toffees and City raises eyebrows at the fairness and consistency of enforcing financial regulations within the league.  Everton are handed a 10-point penalty for a single financial breach, while Manchester City, with a significantly higher number of breaches, remains untouched in terms of points deduction.

Let’s not get started on Chelsea!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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