Birmingham City claim that they have not been made aware of a potential 12 point deduction after breaking financial fair play rules, reports the Birmingham Mail.
The Telegraph broke the story last night claiming the English Football League were determined to take a tough stance against Garry Monk’s side for breaking rules relating to profitability and stainability.
The report also claims that a number of fellow Championship clubs had complained after the Blues were allowed to sign Union Berlin defender Kristian Pedersen whilst under a ‘soft’ embargo this summer.
But the club themselves claim to have not been told anything about the potential deduction by the EFL, but any hearing is likely to be within the next couple of months.
The Blues currently sit in 20th place in the Championship after a winless opening six games of the season, gaining just four points from four draws.
This seems like an incredibly harsh punishment and a very inconsistent one from the EFL.
Whilst QPR are able to pay a sizeable fine to wipe their FFP problems away Birmingham get a season-wrecking points deduction?
I do not know the ins and outs of each situation, and Birmingham’s may be a lot more serious than the Rs but I find it unlikely given the £40million plus they had to pay.
It is therefore strange that the punishment seems to be different.