Sheffield Wednesday - More shenanigans

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Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri is securing a debt against Hillsborough Stadium, according to documents seen by BBC Radio Sheffield.

A pending charge against the stadium - a legal way of securing a loan - was lodged with the Land Registry on 30 September.

It means the Owls' ground, which was bought by Chansiri for £60m to try to ensure the Championship club did not breach spending rules, is at risk of being sold if repayments are not kept.

The inclusion of the profits in Wednesday's 2017-18 accounts, despite the ground being sold a year later, led to the club being deducted 12 points for the 2020-21 season.

An independent disciplinary panel found that the club were guilty of an historic breach of the Championship's profitability and sustainability rules.

Wednesday have signalled their intention to appeal against the ruling.
 

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I might live in Sheffield...but thank God I'm a Brentford supporter :)
 

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I can't fathom why the EFL haven't closed that loophole yet.

I've always liked Wednesday, no idea why, so feel sorry for their fans. There by the Grace of God etc
 

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I've always liked Wednesday, no idea why, so feel sorry for their fans. There by the Grace of God etc
Never have liked Sheffield Wednesday, probably because of some of their fans, although they aren't on a level with the other lot in Sheffield.
 

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Now in positive points.
 
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Points deduction halved on appeal!!!

So just -6 points deducted this season.

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So yet again a so called "big club" can drive a coach and horses through the rule book. Yet again the EFL prove that they are not a fit and proper organisation!!
 

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Yet again the EFL prove that they are not a fit and proper organisation!!
It was the EFL who imposed the original penalty and an independent appeal panel which reduced it:

"The independent panel has today rejected the club's appeal related to matters surrounding the stadium sale and on consideration of the sanction; they did not agree with the club's assertion that a points deduction should not have been imposed,"
an EFL statement stated.
"However, they did opt to reduce the sporting punishment from 12 points to six, which will be effective immediately."
Owls points deduction reduced to six

I really, really hope they go down now - and take that sly fecker Monk with them! (n)
 

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EFL preparing for Premier League 2 and wont want a sleeping giant relegated
 

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So yet again a so called "big club" can drive a coach and horses through the rule book. Yet again the EFL prove that they are not a fit and proper organisation!!
The points deduction should have taken effect last season and Wednesday should have been relegated. End of.

Not sure who sits on the appeals panel but an already p poor "punishment" has been even further diluted to almost nothing.

I think I must have missed the rule change by the EFL along the lines of "Make sure you comply with FFP but don't worry too much if you don't. No problem." and it's the good guy clubs like the Bees get sh@t on.

Dick Parry is probably too busy with Project Big Picture and the like
 

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The points deduction should have taken effect last season and Wednesday should have been relegated. End of.

Not sure who sits on the appeals panel but an already p poor "punishment" has been even further diluted to almost nothing.

I think I must have missed the rule change by the EFL along the lines of "Make sure you comply with FFP but don't worry too much if you don't. No problem." and it's the good guy clubs like the Bees get sh@t on.

Dick Parry is probably too busy with Project Big Picture and the like
and your points deduction will happen dependent on where you sit in the league. If you’re in no danger of being relegated, the points deduction will happen straight away but if you’re near the bottom it will happen at the start of next season. Unless you’re Wigan Athletic ... complete joke 🤬
 

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I bet they try and get the 6 point deduction backdated to last season now !!!
 

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Sadly this is going to continue to happen until there are clear guidelines on:

  1. What the deduction should be for each type of infringement
  2. When the deduction should be applied
 

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The points deduction should have taken effect last season and Wednesday should have been relegated. End of.
Agree.

Not sure who sits on the appeals panel but an already p poor "punishment" has been even further diluted to almost nothing.
Tbf to the EFL, it was an independent tribunal which reduced the penalty.

It had three members, a nominee each from the EFL and Sheff Wed, and a Chair from "Sport Resolutions", a specialist arbitrator in this field.

(SR also adjudicated QPR's case, btw)
 

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Agree.


Tbf to the EFL, it was an independent tribunal which reduced the penalty.

It had three members, a nominee each from the EFL and Sheff Wed, and a Chair from "Sport Resolutions", a specialist arbitrator in this field.

(SR also adjudicated QPR's case, btw)
But to be fair to the EFL Ealing (and every club playing by the rules) the EFL made the original decision (12 points NEXT season as we wouldn't want you to get relegated. We can stuff Wigan though) and took an eternity to do so. Either the rule is important - and the EFL should have some moral fibre - or it's not.

The EFL were weak or incompetent or both (at best). Incredibly the Independent Panel were even worse.
 

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Yet more shenanigans...

The Professional Footballers' Association has been called in to offer advice after Sheffield Wednesday failed to pay its players on time.

It is understood the Championship club's players only received a percentage of their November salaries. And they met with club officials on Wednesday to discuss the situation.

However, while it is understood the EFL is yet to be officially notified of the situation, it does has the power to impose a transfer embargo if they deem it appropriate, which would potentially prevent Pulis bringing in new players during next month's transfer window.

It is the second time this year there has been a problem with Wednesday players being paid their wages after some did not receive the full amount in June, although that issue was later resolved.
PFA called in over Sheff Weds pay issue
 

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I bet they're paying Pulis a small fortune though.
 

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I bet it's very heavily incentivised i.e. keep them up.

For when Sheff Wed can't even pay their players, they're not going to give him a big, fat contract without a relegation break/renegotiation clause.

And his stock isn't high enough to turn that down, either.
Free dibs from the club shop would keep him happy, Mr Polyester.
 

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