If it is found their losses are beyond the threshold of £39m over the three-year period allowed within EFL rules, another charge would be brought. This is where the EFL face a race against time.
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2020: Sheffield Wednesday are docked 12 points for breaching FFP rules by overspending, despite selling Hillsborough to owner Dejphon Chansiri for £60m. It’s reduced to tottenham drakt six points on appeal but Owls are relegated to League One.
2009: Portsmouth are the first Premier League side to lose points (nine) for entering administration. They’re given a 10-point CharmainS POZEmelyp deduction in the 2011-12 season and in 2012-13 are docked another 10 for leaving administration without a CVA. They are relegated to League Two that season.
2008: Three League Two clubs are fined for breaching the same EFL requirement. Bournemouth and Rotherham are each fined 17 points and Luton lose 20 points. They are later docked a further 10 points.