Pundits Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher share their views on Everton’s point deduction for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules.
After recieving 10 points deduction for breaching FFP rules, the Toffees currently stand in the relegation zone. Everton were quite “shocked” and “heartbroken” with such harsh penalty for breaking the FFP rules.
However, other Premier League clubs such as Burnley, Leicester City and Southampton might take legal actions against Everton. Senior figures also held meeting to rechange their plans after Friday’s verdict.
Speaking on The Rest is Football Podcast, Alan Shearer took a small positive out of Everton’s bleak situation currently. The Former Newcastle United forward suggested that Sean Dyce’s team will be have a good chance of staying up in the English top tier.
Discussing the current situation, Shearer said :-
“To me, it seems incredibly harsh when you’re talking about a figure of £19.5million.
“When you look at the grand scheme of things in Premier League football, £19.5million and to be docked that many points, that to me is incredibly harsh, is it?
“In terms of sending a message out with the 10-point deduction, which is obviously I think hugely harsh on them. But if there is going to be a time you are going to be deducted 10 points. This is probably the season that you think at least we have got a realistic chance of getting out of the mess we find ourselves in.
“The standard at the bottom is as bad as it’s been for a long time. I think they will recover and they will get out of it. With the manager and players that they have got, they have already shown that they have got enough ability. If there is a season it is going to happen, perhaps this is the season.”
Carragher calls Everton’s points deduction as “excessive”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher calls Everton’s points deduction as “excessive” as he feels the punishment is quite “harsh” for Sean Dyce’s men.
Criticising the situation, Carragher said :-
“The 10 point deduction for Everton is excessive and not right. Considering they have been working with the PL about this for the last couple of years.
“Would it have been better to be evasive and try and drag it out like other clubs? No doubt relegated clubs will have put big pressure on the Premier League to deal with Everton. But when you consider 6 clubs tried to leave the Pl and there was no sanction at all it doesn’t feel right.
“Everton will feel they are being used to show there is no need for an independent regulator, and they are right.”
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