So in effect the league help club out financially so they avoid possible points deduction.

EFL are a complete joke.
14:56, Mon 8 Apr
So in effect the league help club out financially so they avoid possible points deduction.

EFL are a complete joke.

I think they're more worried about them not being able to fulfil match obligations. Which means pure hassle for EFL. I am not sure they would even know what to do and thats what they might be worried about.
14:58, Mon 8 Apr
StechyBlue
So in effect the league help club out financially so they avoid possible points deduction.

EFL are a complete joke.

I think they're more worried about them not being able to fulfil match obligations. Which means pure hassle for EFL. I am not sure they would even know what to do and thats what they might be worried about.

Basically this.

With 40 games gone a team having all their games expunged from the records causes havoc. Last time I think was Aldershot, and that was in 1992 after 36 games
15:02, Mon 8 Apr
But as much as i would not like Bolton to go bust, why should they be helped for not living within their means.

They have avoided Administration so far so if bought will get no penalty for breaking the very basics that FFP is meant to promote.

Think the EFL have been made to look very silly here
15:08, Mon 8 Apr
But as much as i would not like Bolton to go bust, why should they be helped for not living within their means.

They have avoided Administration so far so if bought will get no penalty for breaking the very basics that FFP is meant to promote.

Think the EFL have been made to look very silly here

Does look bad. Would have looked even worse if our deduction had come this week while they bail another team out.
15:27, Mon 8 Apr
It's happened this season in the Northern Premier League - North Ferriby United, who were one step short of the League itself in 2017, went pop with nine games to go.
So we get deducted 9 points and the EFL are funding Bolton Wanderers.

Was I right that the EFL are a bunch of hypocritical, irrational, bureaucratic fools? Or was I right?

I want Bolton to survive but this whole process of FFP and Profitability and Sustainability has been garbage from the beginning. The EFL do nowt so stop Wolves or Villa busting the rules and now seem to be desperate to fund a club in financial trouble. Fecking, irrational madness.
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You can access information, speak to an advisor with expert information or email them. It’s a really good service, I think.
17:43, Mon 8 Apr
The EFL are vile, they're beyond any defence at this point yet people will still find excuses for their practises.
Dong Ren Out.
17:46, Mon 8 Apr
Nope no defence it seems as if it's one rule for us and a bung for others.
17:54, Mon 8 Apr
The mob from B6 didn't break the rules last year.

This year has yet to be decided.

Give the paranoia a break.
21:10, Mon 8 Apr
El Mayor
StechyBlue
So in effect the league help club out financially so they avoid possible points deduction.

EFL are a complete joke.

I think they're more worried about them not being able to fulfil match obligations. Which means pure hassle for EFL. I am not sure they would even know what to do and thats what they might be worried about.

Basically this.

With 40 games gone a team having all their games expunged from the records causes havoc. Last time I think was Aldershot, and that was in 1992 after 36 games
I don’t want Bolton to go to the wall either. Thought it would be interesting to see how many points our relegation rivals have picked up against them though, which, if removed would help us. The answer is remarkably few:
Rotherham 1, Reading 1, Millwall 1, Wigan 4, and QPR 3, and all 5 have played them twice.
Would put Wigan on 37 I guess ie a 2 point extra cushion
It’s down to us to help ourselves though isn’t it?
10:36, Tue 9 Apr
Almajir.

You have been making the EFL's case for a solid season now.

I may not be paranoid.

However, your consistent use of abuse to try and stop criticism of the EFL has been a whole season long. What's your next season going to focus on?

I notice that your analysis no longer focuses on the Villa. So, I guess, instead of focussing your research on wealthier clubs you will continue to try and expose the problems at the Blues, a club that in 144 years has never had owners with the wealth to compete with the wealthier successful clubs. Our problems are like most football clubs in that respect, but journalists in the UK rarely take seriously the wealthier clubs' bending and breaching of the rules.

My view is clear. Once, your work focussed on exposing problems with Blues owners which was invaluable to Blues fans. That was good. You may do so again. However, your season long argument that it is right and proper for the EFL to punish the Blues shows a lack of judgement. No, poor judgement.

What you fail to realise is that you have gone into advocacy journalism. Specifically, advocating the EFL's case. That is unacceptable from my point of view. What the EFL have done to the Blues is wholly unacceptable and unjust and your, sometimes enraged, sometimes strange attempts to make your case have been disingenuous. Not least the thread you started suggesting we were or should grieve about the death of the Blues. (Stages of Grief!).

The real issue, at hand, is this. Researchers, politicians, journalists always find ways to avoid focussing on the wealthy. Here's an analogy.

Some years ago, one of the telly companies thought it would be a good laugh to take the piss out of poor people living in a street in Winson Green. The sensible people in the road wouldn't participate but they did find some daft one's. There was a big woman from that road, as I remember, who ended up on current affairs programmes saying 'we deserved to be punished'. It was comical and tragic. Poverty pawn it was.

Like you, they could have focussed on fools and morons with more cash. The telly producers could have chosen Monkspath, Little Aston or Chelsea. They chose not to. Like you, they chose an easier target.

In the future, I would advise you to continue with advocacy journalism. Take Blues side in the future.
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You can access information, speak to an advisor with expert information or email them. It’s a really good service, I think.
But we broke the rules.
Antonio Gramsci
Poverty pawn it was.
*porn

Antonio Gramsci
Like you, they could have focussed on fools and morons with more cash. The telly producers could have chosen Monkspath, Little Aston or Chelsea. They chose not to.
I think you'll find they did choose Chelsea.
10:47, Tue 9 Apr
Almajir.

You have been making the EFL's case for a solid season now.

I may not be paranoid.

However, your consistent use of abuse to try and stop criticism of the EFL has been a whole season long. What's your next season going to focus on?

I notice that your analysis no longer focuses on the Villa. So, I guess, instead of focussing your research on wealthier clubs you will continue to try and expose the problems at the Blues, a club that in 144 years has never had owners with the wealth to compete with the wealthier successful clubs. Our problems are like most football clubs in that respect, but journalists in the UK rarely take seriously the wealthier clubs' bending and breaching of the rules.

My view is clear. Once, your work focussed on exposing problems with Blues owners which was invaluable to Blues fans. That was good. You may do so again. However, your season long argument that it is right and proper for the EFL to punish the Blues shows a lack of judgement. No, poor judgement.

What you fail to realise is that you have gone into advocacy journalism. Specifically, advocating the EFL's case. That is unacceptable from my point of view. What the EFL have done to the Blues is wholly unacceptable and unjust and your, sometimes enraged, sometimes strange attempts to make your case have been disingenuous. Not least the thread you started suggesting we were or should grieve about the death of the Blues. (Stages of Grief!).

The real issue, at hand, is this. Researchers, politicians, journalists always find ways to avoid focussing on the wealthy. Here's an analogy.

Some years ago, one of the telly companies thought it would be a good laugh to take the piss out of poor people living in a street in Winson Green. The sensible people in the road wouldn't participate but they did find some daft one's. There was a big woman from that road, as I remember, who ended up on current affairs programmes saying 'we deserved to be punished'. It was comical and tragic. Poverty pawn it was.

Like you, they could have focussed on fools and morons with more cash. The telly producers could have chosen Monkspath, Little Aston or Chelsea. They chose not to. Like you, they chose an easier target.

In the future, I would advise you to continue with advocacy journalism. Take Blues side in the future.

He’s an establishment mole. The Tom Watson of SHA!

More seriously, if you listen to yesterdays PM on radio 4 from about 46 minutes there’s an interview with a French bloke who makes your point beautifully.......not the one about Mayor, obvs, the other one