Everton And Nottingham Forest Face Points Deduction After Fresh Premier League Charge

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Nottingham Forest and Everton, two Premier League clubs, may receive a points deduction due to an alleged violation of the rules.

Everton, who have already been penalised with a 10-point deduction by the Premier League, now face additional sanctions for breaching the Profit & Sustainability rules (PSR).

Forest is also in trouble for reporting losses that exceed the permitted amount set by the Premier League. These cases pertain to the accounts submitted for the previous season, which were provided to the Premier League on December 31.

In a statement, the Premier League said: “Everton FC and Nottingham Forest FC have each confirmed to the Premier League that they are in breach of the League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR). This is as a result of sustaining losses above the permitted thresholds for the assessment period ending Season 2022/23.

“In accordance with Premier League Rules, both cases have now been referred to the chair of the Judicial Panel, who will appoint separate Commissions to determine the appropriate sanction.

“Commissions are independent of the Premier League and member clubs. The proceedings are heard in private with the Commissions’ final decisions made public on the Premier League’s website. The League will make no further comment until that time.”

Everton recognized the charge but cited the already issued 10-point penalty, stating that the new charge is for the same financial period. A strong worded statement reads: “Everton can assure its fans that it will continue to defend its position during the ongoing appeal and, should it be required to do so, at any future commission – and that the impact on supporters will be reflected as part of that process.”

In a shorter statement, Forest struck a more cooperative tone: “Nottingham Forest acknowledges the statement from the Premier League confirming that the club has today been charged with a breach of the league’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules.

“The club intends to continue to cooperate fully with the Premier League on this matter and are confident of a speedy and fair resolution.”

An independent commission will convene in the upcoming months to announce a decision before the season concludes. The Premier League has stated that any appeals must be finalized by May 24, just a week after the final round of fixtures. This situation raises the potential for some clubs to have their fate determined after the season has officially ended.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.