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Everton Appeal Against 10-Point Premier League Penalty

Everton lodged an appeal on Friday challenging a 10-point deduction imposed by the Premier League due to violations of financial sustainability regulations.

The team, known as the Toffees, expressed strong dismay at receiving the harshest penalty in Premier League history for surpassing loss thresholds in the 2021/22 season. According to league regulations, clubs in the English top tier can incur losses of up to £105 million ($130 million) over three years, accounting for allowable deductions. However, an independent commission determined that the Merseyside club had incurred losses of £124.5 million during the specified period.

“Everton Football Club has today lodged with the chair of the Premier League’s judicial panel its appeal of the decision by a Premier League Commission to impose a 10-point deduction on the club,” Everton said in a statement

“An appeal board will now be appointed to hear the case.”

“We were stunned, I think football was stunned, by the outcome of the 10 points so who knows what comes next?” Everton boss Sean Dyche said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Forest.

“The way it is sounding from the noise out there it is not just about us, there will be others looked at possibly over time. We will have to wait and see.”

Presently, Dyche’s team narrowly avoids sitting at the bottom of the standings solely due to goal difference and remains five points away from securing safety.

Before their 3-0 home loss to Manchester United last weekend, Everton fans orchestrated a significant demonstration against the Premier League.

There’s doubt regarding the severity of such a penalty, especially as the Premier League opposes the implementation of an independent football regulator in England.

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester and an Everton season-ticket holder, has voiced apprehension about the process leading to the imposition of the 10-point deduction. Burnham criticized the absence of a clear Premier League sanctions policy prior to the club’s charges and the subsequent attempt to introduce one while the Everton case was ongoing in August this year, deeming it “regulatory malpractice.”

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