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‘Shocked and Disappointed’ Everton Formally Lodge Points Appeal

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Premier League side Everton have today released a club statement confirming that they have launched their appeal against the ten-point penalty that was handed to them by the Premier League earlier this month.

The Toffees were handed the deduction for one charge of failing to comply with the Premier League’s own version of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, known as the Profitability and Sustainability Rulings (PSR).

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As a result, they were docked points for charges relating to the 2021/22 campaign and there has been speculation this week they could be docked further points before the end of this season.

Since the points deduction, Everton as a club, both in terms of club statements and supporter protests, have expressed their anger and disappointment with the supposed harshness of the decision.

Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, was quoted in a statement released by Everton last week everyone was ‘shocked and disappointed’ with the judgement and punishment being described as ‘wholly disproportionate’.

On appeal, clubs like Derby County have had their points deduction reduced but it is unclear as to whether Everton will be able to earn a similar fate. The news comes a day after it was announced the Premier League would announce their ruling on Manchester City’s 115 charges towards the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

The Toffees fell from 14th in the Premier League table to 19th. They avoided relegation on the penultimate day of the season in 2022 and then the final day in 2023 and there will now be concerns they are set for another sustained slog against the drop this time around.

They were hammered 3-0 by Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon and are now five points adrift of safety after 13 games. Sean Dyche’s side travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest at the weekend with their manager, Steve Cooper, coming under a bit of pressure.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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