This is difficult but GU-ON Conway

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  1. Lan

    Lancesbro Active Member

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    Barnsley are one of several clubs considering legal action against the English Football League if they are relegated this season but Birmingham City, Derby County or Sheffield Wednesday are allowed to start next season in the Championship on minus points because of financial fair play (FFP) sanctions.

    Derby and Sheffield Wednesday face independent disciplinary hearings related to the sale of their stadiums to their owners, while the EFL has lodged a second appeal against a decision to clear Birmingham of breaking a settlement linked to an earlier breach of the spending rules.

    Of these cases, the first two are the most significant in terms of what is at stake and their potential impact on this season's relegation picture, with Derby 12 points clear of Charlton Athletic in 22nd place, the final relegation spot, and Sheffield Wednesday three points worse off than the Rams.

    Barnsley are bottom, seven points behind 21st-placed Hull City, but their co-owner Paul Conway is in no mood to accept relegation quietly.

    "People seem to think little old Barnsley will follow the rules and not make a fuss," Conway told The Athletic.

    "If we've been wronged as a result of the league not following its own rules, then it stands to reason that we'd go against the league and its TV money and ask them to pay us the difference in revenue. We think that's fair and we hope it will benefit other clubs who follow the rules and try to develop young talent.

    "I'm an American and in American sports, we self-regulate — if someone breaks the rules, they are cheating the rest of us and we take action.

    "We went through this two years ago, when we were five minutes from staying up on the last day only for Bolton to win and go above us. Everyone knew they were cheating the system and were hundreds of millions in debt.

    "We decided not to do anything about it then but our attitude has changed. Relegation to League One cost us about £7 million in revenue. If something like that happens again, we'll make a claim and we think we'll have a strong case. We're not asking for a change in the rules. We are asking for the rules to be followed."
     
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    I’ve been thinking about this a while and I think they should cancel the league all the teams being subject to FFP misconduct be deducted maximum points for the start of the new season -only thing is i don’t really have an answer to promotion and relegation
     
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    Nail on head.
     
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    I mean he's right, but do they go below us on points even after the deductions? I think we'd still be down!

    But if it does restart then it'd be good to have them in the relegation scrap
     
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    He is spot on with this, even if the points deducted mean we still go down then so be it, at least we know it was all dealt with and we went down simply because we were not good enough. If they end it as is now and we go down but owls etc are all docked 20 points next season then its not fair for us and the others relegated.
     
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    Spot on.
     
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    Barnsley Loyal Well-Known Member

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    Point is would these teams have got this many points if they stuck to the rules .
     
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    I honestly wouldn't be too fussed if we went down, but taking Wednesday and Derby with us would be highly satisfying.
     
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    That's my thoughts exactly, overspent by millions & failed.
     
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    Why do I hate Derby County so much?
     
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    The litigation will be more expensive than it would have been to keep Pinnock until January.
     
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    Stephen Dawson Well-Known Member

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    Angry rallying cry. Nothing more. He was hardly going to come out and say the club is happy to have it's belly tickled.
     
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    Grrrrrrreenock Morton Paul.
     
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    He's good at talking to any media that isn't our official website is Conman.
     
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    This is absolutely it.
     
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    While we’re talking punishments, did Birmingham ever receive any for one of their fans entering the field of play to clock Jack Grealish??
     
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    Redhelen Well-Known Member

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    Have we actually ever sued anybody or just taliked about it in the press?
     
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    Not usually a fan of Conway but he's nailed that.
     

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