Birmingham fans have been left to ponder the potential consequences of an EFL hearing after John Percy of the Telegraph reported the club are finally set to face a commission after a breach of spending rules.
The result could see the Blues hit with a 12 point deduction which would plunder them deep into relegation trouble, but one supporter used the opportunity to look forward to another possible final day survival scenario, rather than be dampened by the situation.
It’s news that has left other fans fearing the worst, claiming they are often punished harder than any other team.
Garry Monk’s side were previously put under a transfer embargo for exceeding the permitted monetary losses allowed over a three year period and a topic of discussion has also been the signing of Kristian Pedersen, a player who arrived whilst under that embargo.
However, one fan seems to think being banned from signing players would be better than losing points, suggesting that a punishment similar to Chelsea’s two window ban would be more fitting.
Reaction from the St Andrews faithful wasn’t all damning. In fact, one individual commented that it was a positive update that they’ll receive a verdict. Another suggested it wasn’t worth worrying about.
It’s a week that’s gone from bad to worse for Birmingham after the club was charged for failing to control their supporters following an assault on Jack Grealish. This was a further issue raised by a fan who was keen to stamp down on the negativity that had been spread.
Here’s the best of what was said on Twitter.
You just know no other club will suffer the same punishment we do , Pedersen aside , are they going to dock points of every team that breaks ffp ?
— bcfc (@theAzzurri90) March 15, 2019
Proper Blues thing. Last day survival part 47383 https://t.co/dTeO0WBYLO
— Richard (@Richard87bcfc) March 15, 2019
Shame they can’t just give us a 2 window ban like Chelsea (and City I think)
— Sam Brown (@dirty_n4ppy) March 15, 2019
Just my opinion and no facts to back it up but i honestly believe we will receive a 6 point deduction (Pedersen Signing) and a further suspended 6 points (P&S) based on the books being clean by a set date.
— Steven Jones (@S_jonesy10) March 15, 2019
The fact that we may be reaching a conclusion is at least something positive I guess. If we can escape relegation then we can move on next season. In all this though the @EFL better make sure they act equitably.
— Mark Galloway (@Covbluenose) March 15, 2019
Just the same old recycled rubbish with the Paul Mitchell incident thrown in. Just specualtion, until the outcome of the hearing its not worth worrying about its out of our hands and its certainly out of the media’s hands
— Mark Jones (@Marrrrkkkkk) March 15, 2019