Date: 18th March 2019 at 11:51am
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Written by: Mitchell Bray

Before we play our next match against WBA a week on Friday, we will at long last know exactly our position regarding the EFL. With eight more games remaining Garry Monk and the squad will for once in what seems a lifetime, know what points may be required for Championship survival.

This awful and shambolic situation which has affected most notably our manager and us supporters should never happen again. Recently a Blues fan told me that to a smaller measure, it was like being on ‘death row’. Hardly, but I understood his point. Most times when clubs go through bad times on and off the pitch there is always something that is learned and accepted in order to move on. In our case there is zero to be salvaged. Since winning the Carling cup in 2011 this club of ours has staggered from one crisis to another with shameful consequences for owners and the like.

Managers have had to deal with all the rubbish thrown at them and I include the likes of Lee Clark and Gary Rowett. My point is that this club simply has to start afresh with recognised owners who communicate with the fans and give the wonderful faithful hope and pride for the future.

We do not need another foreseeable period of instability and doubt. Should the club be harshly treated this week which results in the unthinkable as league status is concerned, and current owners, whoever they are, decide to jump ship, then so be it. We need a fresh future without all the uncertainty which crops up all the time. We need owners who ‘bond’ with supporters and treat their paying public with respect and gratitude, but above all the footballing world needs a BCFC that brings a hint of decency instead of a deep furrowed frown.

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5 Replies to “EFL decision and beyond for BCFC”

  • For starters nothing is set in stone that the hearing will be this week and tbh I don’t think the EFL do either, they’ve handled this whole situation so disgracefully they should hang their heads in shame. What is so ridiculous is it’s not even them that are making any decision, though I think via the media (obviously anonymously) they’re pushing for a points deduction. What is so disappointing as well is the way they’ve dragged this on for nearly a whole season, and when you look at the fact that FFP or P&S is based over a 3 year period they’ve had almost 4 years to decide suitable punishment. IF we were to be docked points leading to relegation, how the hell can that punishment be justified?, it can’t, the same as a huge fine would be unjust, both forms of punishment are hypocritical to what Profit and Sustainability actually is, the whole idea was to stop clubs going into administration, well relegating a club for breaking the rules isn’t going to help stop a club from going bust. Not that it matters what I think, but as far as I’m concerned we’ve already been punished once this season by having a transfer embargo on us, I don’t see how the EFL can justify further punishment and I really hope that the Blues representative will make sure they put that point across.
    P.S sorry for the long winded post!! Kro

    • Rob.Valid points you make and logical.Problem lies in my opinion with the next set of figures which the EFL already know.Sooner or later I fear our club will go into Administration.We need new owners and again,IMO,very quick.Administration is being put season after season. Next set of Debts is what the EFL is concerned about.

  • Leeds Utd had a 15 point deduction followed by a 10 point deduction the following year, so a one off 12 point deduction is fair. What has to be remembered that another point deduction may be ahead due to the Jack Grealish incident.

  • Interesting that quite a few Championship clubs are getting squeaky bums at the moment as their spending is expected to surpass ours.Stoke for example spent £19m. in one day only last June on Afobe and another.Many feel the 39£m is too low. Wages etc swallow that,just ask Villa.

  • Notice that many blues fans are reacting to the EFL not acknowledging BCFC charitable efforts this week,notably the Geoff Horsfield foundation,but praises Albert Adamah of Villa. This is where the EFL are really showing their true colours.At one time I would have put this down to paranoia but after what we have experienced since last summer I firmly believe they dislike us intensely. Militant I am not but should we get draconian punishment this week I would not blame our club for ‘downing tools’ and pack it all in.

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