Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has waded into the growing debate about the decision to dock Everton ten points for an FFP breach.
Since last Friday’s shock announcement of a huge points deduction for the financial failure which the club has admitted to, all sorts of people from sport to politics have had their say.
Former footballers, pundits and politicians have been talking about the unprecedented points punishment metered out to Everton, the most ever in the history of English football.
The general trend of their responses has been that the decision by the Premier League’s commission is grossly dispropotionate to the offence involved. You can say that again!
Well now the former United legend and ex-England star has added his views to the issue.
Neville was speaking on his podcast Stick to Football and he launched into the controversy labelling the Premier League as effectively a broken organisation besit with greed and huge administrative problems.
After the events of the last week or so I doubt many Evertonians would disagree with his analysis.
At the moment the Blues are appealing the decision and waiting for a response from the commission who handed them the deduction.
This is also the same commission who will rule on whether other clubs now have a case for compensation at the Toffees expense following their relegation.
It is a dreadful situation for Everton to be in and you have to ask what other misfortune can befall our club. Is there anything more that can go wrong this season?!
So having absorded the consequences of this ten point punishment, Sean Dyche’s side have to try and put it aside and focus on Sunday’s massive match against Neville’s old team.
The anticipation of this weekend’s game is growing and it will surely be a totally unique atmosphere after the events of the last six days.