The EFL have set a precedent following the nine point deduction imposed on Birmingham City for failing FFP tests, that now leaves the Blues five points above the relegation zone with only eight matches remaining as reported in The Mirror.
It is suggested in the Daily Mail though, that the Blues are not the only club who should be concerned about FFP sanctions with Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Aston Villa all at risk having recently submitted their three-yearly reports, including two years of accounts under the new financial rules and a projection for the third year.
So should Wednesday, Derby and Villa be concerned?
“I’d be nervously looking over my shoulder.
“After Birmingham were hit with a points deduction, you have to be fearing the worst if you’re a Villa, Derby or Owls supporter.
“They’ll be wanting this issue resolved at the earliest of opportunities, so that it doesn’t derail their bid for a top six finish.”
“It really is, yes.
“Forest too, maybe not this season but they’ve got to think.
“It’s an odd rule, especially as Bolton have broken no rules and go unpunished despite the whole Doidge fiasco.
“Punish those with money to spend, not those who spend what they don’t have.”
“This should be a worry.
“Birmingham failed to escape punishment in their case that set a precedent.
“The EFL will be after clubs’ who fall foul of the regulations to make an example of them.
“I would be pretty concerned if I were associated with any one of those clubs.”