A miracle has happened for Everton

A miracle has happened for Everton.

The English Premier League (EPL) announced on its official website on Saturday that the Toffees’ points deduction penalty will be lifted. “The Independent Appeals Committee has concluded that Everton’s sanction for breaching the EPL’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR), which was in place until the end of the 2021-2022 season, will be reduced to six points,” the EPL said.

“This follows Everton’s appeal against the Independent Committee’s November 2023 decision to impose a 10-point deduction for the PSR breach. Everton appealed the sanction on nine grounds. Two of the nine grounds were upheld by the Independent Appeals Committee, which therefore decided to reduce the points deduction from 10 to six. This modification will take effect immediately.”

In an unprecedented move for Everton last November, the EPL secretariat announced the punishment through official channels, 카지노사이트 saying “Everton’s points for breaching the PSR will be deducted by 10 points with immediate effect.”

The sanction quickly dropped Everton from 14th place with 14 points to 19th in the league.

The Toffees were level on points with Burnley, who were at the bottom of the league, and were in danger of relegation overnight. This was due to a violation of the PSR, which is conducted by the PL secretariat.

PSRs are conducted by the EPL governing body to ensure the sustainability of each club and the league. The rules of the PSR, which is a post-sanction system, are simple. A club in the EPL must not have lost more than £150 million over the past three seasons.

Everton was referred to the EPL’s independent committee midway through last season for violating the PSR. The investigation found that Everton’s losses over the three seasons amounted to £124.5 million. The losses exceeded the threshold and the independent committee imposed an unprecedented punishment of a 10-point deduction.

In the EPL, where relegation battles are fought every season, a point deduction effectively means relegation. Since the EPL’s inception in the 1992-1993 season, every club that has received a point deduction has been relegated.

‘Only two other clubs have been deducted points in PL history,’ says the BBC.

Middlesbrough were docked three points for failing to play Blackburn in the 1996-97 season. In 2010, Portsmouth were docked nine points after going into administration,” he said, raising concerns about Everton’s future.

According to data analyzed by soccer statistics outlet OPTA, Everton’s odds of relegation to the second tier jumped 30.6% after the 10-point deduction. It was a bleak future for the Toffees, who were on track to finish in mid-table.

There were many who argued that Everton’s punishment was unfair. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher took to social media to say, “Everton’s 10-point deduction is excessive and unjust. Everton should know that they have been working with the EPL committee over the last few years on financial matters. They didn’t duck and cover like other clubs,” arguing that the punishment was excessive.

Everton immediately appealed the decision.

‘We are both shocked and disappointed by the PL Committee’s decision. We believe that the Committee has imposed a wholly disproportionate and unjustified sporting sanction. The club has already notified the EPL Secretariat of its intention to appeal the decision. The appeal process will now commence,” the club announced.

After about three months of appeals, Everton were not completely free of the sanctions, but they did get some breathing room as the punishment was reduced. 토토사이트 순위 Everton moved from 17th to 15th in the league. The gap between them and the relegation zone has also widened to five points. While the Toffees aren’t completely out of the relegation zone yet, they’ve gained some breathing room.

The announcement has caused alarm among the other relegation zone teams, as it’s as if one of the teams they were fighting with has disappeared. Burnley and Sheffield United, who are still on 13 points, are likely to be relegated unless something miraculous happens. Luton Town, with 20 points, still have a chance of staying up. Only four points separate 17th-place Nottingham Forest and 16th-place Brentford.

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