Sheffield Wednesday were charged by the EFL way back in November, and we’re still yet to hear the verdict on that case.
The outcome of the situation will likely have huge ramifications on the remainder of the Owls’ season as a number of Championship clubs have called for them to receive a serious points deduction if they are found guilty of financial misconduct.
The Yorkshire club will be in deep trouble if a points deduction is imposed, and with their recent form being so woeful, one win in 11 league games, they’re in danger of being sucked into a relegation battle if they’re docked points.
Indeed, the maximum points deduction that could be imposed is 21, and if the EFL rule that harshly on this that will immediately send Garry Monk’s side to the bottom of the league.
However, Wednesday have been handed a bit of a boost as one football expert provided a reassuring update on Twitter.
One eagle-eyed Wednesday fan spotted that Nick De Marco’s professional profile showed the Wednesday vs EFL case as being concluded, so he asked Kieran Maguire about the situation.
This is the great man indeed. No better sports QC in the country.
— PriceOfFootball (@KieranMaguire) February 18, 2020
So, why take Maguire’s word for it?
The football finance expert certainly knows his stuff, he’s a lecturer on the matter at the University of Liverpool, and a look through his Twitter feed tells you all you need to know with his expertise seeing him amass over 36,000 followers.
It may seem all doom and gloom at Hillsborough at the moment, but the fact that the club are being represented by the best sports QC in the country is encouraging.
If you’re unaware of what a QC is, it stands for Queen’s Counsel, and it’s essentially just a higher ranked version of a barrister.
A little more digging through De Marco’s professional profile shows that this guy is at the top of his field.
He’s worked with no fewer than nine current Premier League clubs, including both Manchester sides, and he’s represented a plethora of high-profile sportsmen including Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Tyson Fury.
This is the man you’d want going into bat for you if you’re Sheffield Wednesday, and while we don’t know the outcome of the Owls’ case yet, they’re certainly in safe hands.