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Birmingham points deduction?

by Winston Biscuit » 07 Sep 2018 22:46

Referred to a disciplinary commission after the EFL confirm their £2M signing of Kristian Pedersen happened when the club had already been put under a transfer embargo

Punishment could include a points deduction

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by Zip » 07 Sep 2018 22:51

Winston Biscuit wrote:Referred to a disciplinary commission after the EFL confirm their £2M signing of Kristian Pedersen happened when the club had already been put under a transfer embargo

Punishment could include a points deduction


Yes read this today although it said the points deduction could be up to 12 points. A deduction would be useful!

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by Snowflake Royal » 08 Sep 2018 12:27

Yep, could be the difference between us finishing 24th and 23rd!

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by WoodleyRoyal » 08 Sep 2018 19:27

what i don't get is, don't the football league have to ratify the transfer? why did they approve it for a team on an embargo :roll:

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by windermereROYAL » 08 Sep 2018 20:41

Portsmouth, QPR and now Birmingham, wish I could think of a connection. :D


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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by Snowflake Royal » 08 Sep 2018 20:50

WoodleyRoyal wrote:what i don't get is, don't the football league have to ratify the transfer? why did they approve it for a team on an embargo :roll:


There was something reported at the time... I'm guessing to avoid disadvantaging the player and selling club when they'd done nothing wrong.

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by Winston Biscuit » 09 Sep 2018 12:46

WoodleyRoyal wrote:what i don't get is, don't the football league have to ratify the transfer? why did they approve it for a team on an embargo :roll:


That is where I was baffled. Transferring a player is all about transfering which club he is registered to according to the authorities.

A player signs a registration document, the new club uploads it onto the online transfer system along with their own signed transfer doc, once they do that and the selling club have approved it in the system the EFL have to also approve it in the system for it to be complete.

How could Birminghams situation even have come about?

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by Stranded » 10 Sep 2018 09:32

Winston Biscuit wrote:
WoodleyRoyal wrote:what i don't get is, don't the football league have to ratify the transfer? why did they approve it for a team on an embargo :roll:


That is where I was baffled. Transferring a player is all about transfering which club he is registered to according to the authorities.

A player signs a registration document, the new club uploads it onto the online transfer system along with their own signed transfer doc, once they do that and the selling club have approved it in the system the EFL have to also approve it in the system for it to be complete.

How could Birminghams situation even have come about?


In short, Birmingham entered into an employment contract with Pedersen without the FL's knowledge and in breach of the business plan they were meant to follow. The FL took legal advice and were told they had very little choice but to allow him to be registered as a result of this contract, as the player could sue them for restraint of trade etc.

Understandably, the FL are pretty pissed with this, so would expect that they will look to hit the club with as much of a punishment as they can get away with.

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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by Sutekh » 10 Sep 2018 14:51

After QPR negotiated a reduced fine and no points deductions for their activities I wonder if the rumoured 12 points Is just going to be an opening gambit from the FL and that after legal negotiations Birmingham will just get a fine or a smaller points deduction and a fine or a suspended points deduction or some combination of that.

Doesn't it have to be all sorted and finalised by the end of this year though?


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Re: Birmingham points deduction?

by 6ft Kerplunk » 10 Sep 2018 15:14

Yeah, looking forward to Birmingham getting a 1pt deduction and a £10K fine in the 2022-23 season.

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