Southampton & Their Points Deduction


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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2 Responses

  1. Gervillian Swike says:

    Spot on. It is undeniable that ten-point penalties are not the ideal solution, that they penalise certain clubs disproportionately and weaken competition, but there seems to be very little in the way of a feasible alternative, and everyone knows that the penalty exists, so there’s no excuse. Personally, I’d relegate every club that goes into administration automatically and have an extra promotion place in the diision below, but I admit there may be logistical problems around this. And you’re right, businesses being run properly, whether rival football clubs or local businesses owed money by the likes of Southampton, are having to deal with the consequences of bad financial management of these clubs, whether picking up vastly reduced amounts than that owed to them, or in terms of being disadvantaged in the competition. And this holding club rule was a total red herring. Perhaps Southampton should have had a 20-point deduction for going into administration twice!

  2. Ste says:

    Thank you for this article. it makes good reading with the situation at liverpool, a precedent has been set, and we fully expect the premier league to bottle it.

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