Derby Deducted Nine More Points For Breaching EFL Rules Over Pride Park Sale

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Derby County have been docked nine points for breaking the EFL’s profitability and sustainability guidelines in the £81 million sale of Pride Park to previous owner Mel Morris, bringing their total penalty this season to 21.

The club’s administrators revealed on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement with the EFL on the deduction, as well as a three-point suspension. The judgment marks an end to an almost two-year process that began when Derby was first charged in January 2020. Derby’s appeal against a 12-point deduction for entering administration was also lost, leaving them facing relegation to the third division for the first time since the mid-1980s, according to a statement on the club’s website.

“The EFL has today confirmed that Derby County Football Club has received a nine-point sporting sanction with a further three points suspended after admitting to breaches of the League’s profitability and sustainability (P&S) rules,” read the statement. “This matter has been determined under the terms of an ‘Agreed Decision’ reached between the League and the Club and was formally ratified by an Independent Disciplinary Commission Chair as per the requirements of EFL Regulations.

source : guardian sport

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