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Everton points deduction appeal: What’s going on?

Everton’s appeal hearing has taken place but when will we know the outcome? Sky Sports answers the key questions over the club’s 10-point deduction…

What happened and why?

Everton were deducted 10 points with immediate effect in November for a breach of the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.

The points deduction was the largest in Premier League history and plunged Sean Dyche’s team into the relegation zone.

The league’s rules say that over a three-year cycle, a club must not lose more than £105m. An independent commission determined that “Everton’s PSR calculation for the relevant period resulted in a loss of £124.5m”.

According to the Premier League, Everton admitted during a five-day hearing they were in breach of the rules.

Everton had 14 days to appeal against the decision.

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What’s happened since?

Everton said they were “shocked and disappointed” by the ruling and lodged an appeal against the points deduction in December.

“Both the harshness and severity of the sanction imposed are neither a fair nor a reasonable reflection of the evidence submitted,” said the club.

When did the appeal hearing take place?

The appeal was considered over three days from January 31 by an independent appeals commission which included a different set of people from the original commission panel.

A final decision was expected to be announced by the middle of February and will arrive soon.

Dyche: Outcome needs to be sped up

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Everton manager Sean Dyche on appeal decision:

“I don’t know the dates, we’re just waiting for the moment. For the good of football, it needs to be sped up. Not just for us, but all these cases.

“No one wants them to be dragged out, but whatever it’s going to be – let’s get on with it. At the end of the day, I can’t do anything about it. It’s not in my hands.”

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Carragher: Everton should get some points back

Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher speaking on Monday Night Football:

“I would expect some points to come back.

“The initial reaction from everybody in football when they saw the 10-point deduction was that it was harsh.

“Yes, Everton admitted a breach so there will be some sort of sanction. What should it be? That’s never happened before so it’s a grey area.

“The big thing for me is that Everton will get something back. I think it will be two to three points maximum.”

PSR explained: What limits clubs spending more?

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Sky Sports’ Sam Blitz explains what the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules are and how they affect clubs’ ability to spend

In the simplest terms, when every Premier League team tots up their annual accounts, they can have made a loss no greater than £105m across the previous three seasons.

Clubs can only lose £15m of their own money across those three years. So that is no more than £15m extra on outgoings like transfer fees, player wages and, in a lot of clubs’ cases, paying off former managers compared to their income from TV payments, season tickets, selling players and so on.

The other £90m of any £105m must be guaranteed by their owners buying up shares, known as ‘secure funding’, and essentially means bankrolling the club.

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