Everton awarded four points

It has been a very happening season for Toffees in terms of Off-the-field battles. After being found guilty of breaching financial fair play rules last year, the club was deducted 10 points in November 2023. After battling against the decision in court, the decision was concluded with Everton awarded four points, helping the club move away from the relegation zone. 

The Season So Far….

Sitting in 15th position, after jumping from the relegation position of 18th, the Toffees will be full of confidence and will be looking to gain momentum and finish the season in the Top half of the table.  

Sean Dyche, with his very own style of football, has somehow managed to stay clear and competitive in the league despite the deductions of points. The discovery of a solid iron wall of Jarrad Branthwaite and James Tarkowski at the back had been a huge help in building and moving the team forward. Considered as one of the best defensive pairs in the league by multiple footballing experts, having England’s number One as the goalkeeper making some ridiculous saves, has also been an important factor in the blues keeping the season right in their hands. 

Despite having experienced individuals like Idrissa Gana Gueye, Seamus Coleman and Ashley Young in the squad who can be instrumental in a team’s performance, the Merseyside blues haven’t been able to find a dominating striker in their squad despite having Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Arnaut Danjuma, Lewis Dobbin, Beto and young Youssef Chermitti in the squad. 

Everton Statement 

“Everton can confirm an appeal board has concluded that the points deduction imposed by an independent Premier League commission in November be reduced from 10 points to six points, with immediate effect.

“While the club is still digesting the appeal board’s decision, we are satisfied our appeal has resulted in a reduction in the points sanction.

“We understand the appeal board considered the 10-point deduction originally imposed to be inappropriate when assessed against the available benchmarks of which the club made the commission aware, including the position under the relevant EFL regulations, and the nine-point deduction that is imposed under the Premier League’s own rules in the event of insolvency.

“The club is also particularly pleased with the appeal board’s decision to overturn the original commission’s finding that the club failed to act in utmost good faith. That decision, along with reducing the points deduction, was an incredibly important point of principle for the club on appeal. The club, therefore, feels vindicated in pursuing its appeal.

“Notwithstanding the appeal board’s decision, and the positive outcome, the club remains fully committed to cooperating with the Premier League in respect of the ongoing proceedings brought for the accounting period ending in June 2023.

“The club is still considering the wider implications of the decision and will make no further comment at this time other than to place on record its thanks to our fan advisory board and other fan groups throughout this process, and to all Evertonians for their ongoing support and patience.”

The Future after Everton awarded four points 

With a busy season up ahead, having relegation battles and the fight for the European spots, the Toffees will be fighting another off the field battle alongside Nottingham Forest, where a restart of the whole process is going to take place, and then they will have another right of appeal against whatever the decision is made. 

This will also limit Everton’s plans of recruiting new players in the upcoming summer window, and will be more focused on selling players and balancing the accounts the same way, like in 2022, when the blues sold their superstar Richarlison for 60 million pounds just before the end of the month of june, so they can balance their books and can be saved from the penalties of breaching financial fair play rules. 

What future holds, will remain in discussions, but with Everton awarded four points, the course of their ship is definitely about to speed up and bring in some tides…..

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