Update: Premier League confident that reported legal challenge from Norwich City cannot bring Sunderland a points deduction

Norwich City are one of three Premier League relegation rivals to have reportedly sought legal advice to challenge Sunderland's punishment for fielding an ineligible player earlier this season. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City are one of three Premier League relegation rivals to have reportedly sought legal advice to challenge Sunderland's punishment for fielding an ineligible player earlier this season. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, May 4, 2014
4:02 PM

The Premier League are reportedly confident that Sunderland will not face a points deduction in the continuing row over fielding Ji Dong-won with incomplete registration, after it emerged that Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City had sought legal advice over the decision to fine Sunderland for the breach, rather than deduct points.

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News broke last night that the Canaries were one of three clubs considering contesting the decision from earlier this season – which could have serious repercussions in the Premier League’ relegation dog fight.

Today’s Observer claims Norwich – along with Cardiff and Fulham, the two clubs relegated on Saturday following Sunderland’s 1-0 win at Manchester United – are prepared to initiate legal proceedings regarding the fine imposed by the Premier League on the Black Cats for fielding Ji Dong-won in four league games earlier this season.

The Observer report Norwich and Cardiff have enlisted Fulham’s support to challenge the ruling, with a legal letter sent on behalf of the three clubs arguing that the offence was serious enough to merit a points deduction.

However Press Association Sport is this afternoon reporting that the Premier League is confident any issues regarding Sunderland striker Ji’s incomplete registration were resolved as soon as they were uncovered.

Gaps in the 22-year-old’s paperwork were highlighted following a routine drugs test, and the Premier League and Sunderland resolved the issues as a result.

The report states that the Premier League ‘remains comfortable’ with the punishment handed out to Sunderland, and is not thought to believe any legal challenge can be mounted against the decision.

Sunderland forward Ji was correctly registered on arrival at the club in 2011, but issues arose after a loan spell with German club Augsburg.

Despite always being correctly registered with the Premier League and the Football Association, Ji’s name was missed off a list of Sunderland players sent to world governing body FIFA for doping purposes.

Sunderland are thought to have reported this issue to the Premier League as soon as it was brought to their attention.

Press Association Sport understands the Premier League’s investigation found that an online form had not been properly submitted to FIFA.

Sunderland are thought to have told the Premier League they submitted the form, but that a technical fault caused it never to reach FIFA correctly.

The Premier League board is understood to have determined that the technical nature of the oversight merited the fine meted out.

Norwich take on Chelsea at 4pm this afternoon, starting three points adrift of the Wearsiders with just two league games to go.

Sunderland will guarantee their survival with home wins against West Brom and Swansea City in their remaining fixtures this coming week, irrespective of what Neil Adams’ squad do at Stamford Bridge or against Arsenal in their final fixture next weekend.

AFC Wimbledon were recently docked three points by the football authorities for fielding an ineligible player, which had no adverse bearing on the Dons’ League Two status, but the Observer state lawyers for Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham have drawn up a list of cases where clubs have lost points in similar situations.

The huge financial cost of dropping out of the Premier League has prompted the trio to press for a review of the original verdict. Ji played in a 1-1 draw against Southampton and league defeats to Fulham, Crystal Palace and Manchester United without the required international clearance because of a previous loan spell in German football at Augsburg.

80 comments

  • Brew did your translation also include El Dingo and BP2 ?

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Jeez, there`s now a small majority in favour of this nonsense. Shameless.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Also good to see Blaffen Wijs taking all that trouble to translate the Lord`s Prayer into Nederlands. I must confess, I hadn`t realised that our Deity of choice came from Hemel Hempstead. The Sacred Herts. Looks like we have Fagen, Krebs, Blaffen, de Geillustreerd Man & Gek voor de Plasterfeest. Mooi pret. Gek.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Hi, Crab!! Steely`s Renderers` Legs gig seems to be growing apace! Pity good ol` Dubyai Canaria couldn`t charter a private jet - the Anglia Square flyover makes a perfect landing strip, and it`s handy for Mattias`s Matteson Meal Mart in the covered toilet area.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • The Crab look forward to seeing you. Tell the lad behind the bar that you have come to talk football and he will direct you to us.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • @ Steely, Brew et al : 14th is a busy day, but I'll try and get to the pargeters too around mid lunchtime. No promises though. I note Ged's invitation, doubt he'll have the Courage (now there was a good ale!), but we should be able to spot him by his hairy palms. What about S\O - is she likely to be coming for her Babycham?

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    The Crab

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • The photograph above shows the moment when Robert Snodgrass has accused Russell Martin of breaking wind but an outraged Martin is indicating the real culprit who is already protesting his innocence.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Of course on the other hand you could conclude that the board sitting on the fence in December so they neither sacked the idiots nor allowed them to strengthen the squad was to blame for our relegation.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I can add this to a Panorama special being considered exposing a plot hatched in July 2011 to get Norwich out of the EPL. First there was the dubious penalties given to our first four opponents coupled with the fact that we never got one. In the first season, the plot failed so they enlisted Agent Hughton and his two sidekicks to achieve their objective of ridding the EPL of a Norfolk link. However in the last two matches of that season, the naughty players led by Grant Holt ignored the sabotage of Agent Hughton (he wasn't very good at that either) and they stayed up. This season they rigged the fixtures to get us an appalling run in, got Man U to sack Moyes just before we played there so we suffered the (fleeting) bounce back reaction and threatened legal action on Delia by the British Heart Foundation if she allowed Agent Hughton to be sacked too early. Watch out for the programme.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • McNally and the board are happy to plod on getting a nice income !! We might no be in debt but it ain't got us anywhere apart from bottom half of premiership each season !!!

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    Norwich

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Oh dear this has brought the Prancing Donkey trolls out in force from Portaloo Road, the club that missed the play offs, has no facilities of their own, has squillions of pounds of debt so to raise their deflated spirits don't they love this!

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    blackdog2

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Dubai Canary, remember the last relegation from the premiership? Must have been enema powered to pass through so quickly!

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    Dave_Cook

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • NCFC are just a club who are happy to survive every season and the board get a good income from playing premiership clubs , you mark a club 's success on trophies and when's the last time that happened ......lol

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    Norwich

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Why didn't Norwich mount a legal challenge at the time, long before they entered freefall towards the Championship. It stinks.

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    starbeam

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • To NB. If a club breaks the rules then what is wrong with looking into it. The EPL hushed the whole affair up...why? We probably deserve to go down - it now depends on Sunderland losing twice and us beating Arsenal.

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    pablo

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Dubai Canary. It would be a chance for Norwich to at last make some history, being the only chumps to be relegated with the sum total of 6 points.

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    NB

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • If AFC Wimbledon were docked points for doing the same thing in League Two, there is no reason why Sunderland should not also be docked points. Although Norwich are in the position that they are in through losing matches, rules are rules.

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    NYC-Canary

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • If we play in the Chump next season, do we start with a 6 Point lead ? We might as well just have the points awarded for the games against our lowly neighbours of the prancing mule variety............

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Onse Vader wat in die Hemele is, Laat U Naam geheilig word ;Laat U Koninkryk kom ; Laat U Wil geskied ,Soos in die Hemel , Net so ook op die Aarde ; etc. A little prayer for this afternoon. Yes Brew I have it down as the 14th. Should be there around 12.30 as I have to spend a couple of hours in Thorns that morning. Hoping for attendance from El Dingo, Bp2 and Blaaffen. Ged Steroo is also welcome. Finnblue has overplayed his invite.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Disgusting, a typical response from a board that just can't face the facts that they just can't cut it in the Premiership. I thought that the fact that they failed to admonish Ferr for his appalling show of bad sportsmanship against Cardiff was bad enough, but this tops the lot. Desperation.

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    NB

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Carls421. A typical bitter response from a fan of a club that just can't cut it in the Premiership. However, there's is always a silver lining, in the Championship, you just might win a game or even two.

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    NB

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Disgusting sour grape tactics from a board that just can not face the facts. Typical of them to show bad sportsmanship in an attempt to blight another club. I thought the fact that they didn't admonish Ferr for his disgraceful show of sportsmanship against Cardiff was bad enough, but this tops the list.

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    NB

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • And anyway, Championship football is so much better than the Prem, ask Ips**t, they love it so much theyre the godfathers of the league..... Or is it that theyve just been a stale, ill supported, broke football club for so long....

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    Carls421

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Townman and Finn Blue........Typical ITFC fans hiding under there laptops! No doubt these 2 wont be wearing scarves next season.......chick,chick,chicken!!!!!

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    dave123

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I cannot believe that any real Norwich fan is saying get rid of McNally!! Thats unbelievable!! Who do you suggest we gamble on? And thats what it would be, a total gamble. Yes, weve done bad this season and looks like we will be playing championship football next season, but we go there debt free, an intact fan base that will fill the stadium week in week out and a growing academy, non of those things would have happened without McNally, NON. He hasnt all of the sudden lost his ability, we're Norwich and we stick together, i suggest we get off the boards back, because if they leave, we could end up with another Rodent!!!

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    Carls421

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Will anyone from the board of directors ever speak again.we have had a playing crisis all season coupled with a managerial crisis and considerable unrest among the fans but still say nothing. A statement from McNally when Hughton was finally shoved out but nothing else .

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    VictorM

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • It is not tawdry to seek justice. The vast majority of clubs have had three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player. Why not Sunderland? Taking three points off them may not be enough to save us however.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Love the Canaries,hate the Premier League.An elitist monopoly run with Murdoch's cash who won't even pay matchday-staff a living wage of £7.45 an hour and yet the players and the bosses earn millions.I'm not sorry to see the back of it.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • My gut reaction is stop it. We will go down because we have not been good enough over the season. We should focus on planning for the championship and building a team that can make a challenge next season. Having said that football would be well served by a simple unambiguous rule that gave a fixed deduction for this as with going into administration. It can't be right that one club gets deducted points and another doesn't.

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    dumpcanary

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Is this what it's come to? How pathetic. Makes me ashamed to be a fan. Sack this board immediately and half the players who haven't given sufficient effort this season in a league we comfortably should have stayed in. We were promoted with ordinary, but hard working, gutsy, never-say-die players like holt, Jackson, fox etc. The extra money the club has gained has ultimately proved our undoing.

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    Liverpool canary

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Fagen has said 14th but Blaff mentioned 11th. So now I`m confused! 11th being a Sunday maroons me without public transport, so I`m hoping Stahlisch Dan will confirm 14th.... Yes, I have tried to offer the Olive Branch of friendship to folk who seemed to be willing to transcend tribal triviality but, alas, to no avail. The Villa Man, Monkey Nuts, could be quite civil, and a few Brummie fans at the time of our poaching their manager..... forgotten his name now. I will desist from these Utopian schemes forthwith. Full on Tribalism. Specially vs Weasel-wording vvan*ers of the Blue Donkey persuasion. Je broer in voetbal, Brouwer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Steve - thanks for the explanation, if it that straight forward then why do we need legal advice? Maybe no one on the Board can read, maybe when they signed Hughton they thought they were signing Poyet or Pulis, maybe the Board are even more stupid than we give them credit for. SACK the board now

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Steve - thanks for the explanation, if it that straight forward then why do we need legal advice? Maybe no one on the Board can read, maybe when they signed Hughton they thought they were signing Poyet or Pulis, maybe the Board are even more stupid than we give them credit for. SACK the board now

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • If we win our nest 2 games and Sunderland lose theirs, we will deserve to stay up. It would be harsh on Sunderland to suffer a points reduction. But what about some consistency in the leagues? A big question is why did the EPL and Sunderland try to hush it up? I don't like the vitriol and abuse against the team on here. There have been good games and performances (Spurs and Man City home) and we've not had much luck (goal disallowed v Man U, soft penalties v man U and Stoke). There have also been some poor performances and confidence seems very low. On balance we probably deserve to go down because we haven't scored enough and we've perhaps not been brave enough.

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    pablo

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I'm coming for a beer - venue understood - which fricking day though? #boredwiththeboard

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • FINN BLUE.... you are very, very sad.

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I find it a tad sad that such a large minority support this tawdry course of action. At least it is a minority and, hopefully, the "reportedly" word indicates it`s only paper talk. Aka bollox. Let`s be `avin` ya, Niccoló... put the record straight.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • ...and if Leroy Fer's attempt to cheat a goal earlier in the season had been allowed to stand, I'm sure the Norwich directors would have been more than happy to take the points. It's desperate stuff (if true). Not been good enough over the season, Sunderland have finished strongly and deserve to stay up. Malky MacKay for next season.

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    Johny

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • BTW, Blaffen Wijs, oud vriend, I`ve invited the Nordic Adonis, Olly G, over from Cardiff to join in the Wake. So you`d better rethink that pink carnation - he`ll be wearing one in his button-hole, I`ll have one sticking out of my back.... pocket, Morrissey-style. Gek.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • If Machianalli is really pursuing that course of action, he should desist immediately. Shameful. Or should that be shameless? FINN.BLUE, having stretched the tolerance of those willing to give board-space to an erstwhile seemingly civilised Ipswich fan, (Civilised\Ipswich - contender for Oxymoron of the Year?), then got c0cky and overstepped the mark on several occasions and, accordingly, got her come-uppance. Now she`s returned, full of fury like a woman scorned. Do yourself a favour, FB, take a break and enlist on an `English for Dummies` course. Barking, what is the date for the Reunion at The Pargeter`s Legs? Is it 11th or 14th? I have been a tad poorly (Not a `breakdown`, FUNN.BLIGHT; thanks for your concern). Now go away. Not every contributor to these forums is as tolerant as I.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Agree TK, sunderland sure have had some luck in the last few weeks and for us nothing has gone our way.But if the board had shown some bottle on boxing day and got rid of hughton and his cronies we would not be in this mess.The board should have at least made millions available in the transfer window for hughton to get a striker,instead we got two over 30's has beens who made very little contribution.Those two mistakes from the board have cost us prem status and millions in revenue.well done.

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    tonyb

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Spot on VictorM, if we deserve to stay up then we must get six points from the next two games and live in hope. We all know that is extremely unlikely to happen so lets plan for a successful Championship campaign next season.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • what about the fa looking into man ures inept performance yesterday.oh I forgot the poor red devils had a stomach bug in the camp!

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    tonyb

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Rather than question the event at the start of the season, perhaps we should be asking if the ref that gave Sunderland a very soft penalty against Chelsea to gift them three points or the fact that Man Utd appeared to be disinterested yesterday played a bigger part in our demise. The sacking of Moyes followed by the Giggs Media fiasco could not have been better timed for NCFC but then one week later with all the talk of yet another new messiah about to be appointed the writing was on the wall I am afraid. For me we were the worst team in the Premiership last season but got out of jail because the last two teams we played were already on holiday so in effect lady luck smiled upon us. This year she has decided that Sunderland is the team she will keep up and so what comes around goes around.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Norwich are a laughing stock, now they are making it worse, they are clutching at straws and that straw is now going over the water fall !!! not a hope !!! take it on the chin and accept that the end is near and relegation is coming and you were not good enough.

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    Footyboy16

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Finn Blue I agree you are a muppet, is that all you can do is take a pop at Norwich, you sad case. Just wait until next season when we take 6 points of you lot, and get in the play offs at least, and one other thing Norwich are financially sound, unlike your lot.

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I hope we don't go down this road. Norwich are in the position they are in because they have lacked quality, commitment or desire coupled with an inept manager and coaches all season and have a blinkered board. Sorry McNally and Delia but you have ended up with what you deserve through months on inaction and misguided loyalty to Screwton.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Talking of Points deductions FINN BLUE if your sad little club does not pay its Bills again its 10 points deducted for you next season! Shame but thats what happens when your part time supporters dont turn up!

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    dave123

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I don't think you understand the rule. Its not the same offence as Wimbledon. Their player was not registered to play for them, Sunderland's player was and the problem was with international clearance only, which is covered by the rules and not subject to a points deduction. I cant understand why Cardiff & Fulham are getting involved, a 1 point deduction will not alter their position.

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    Steve74

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Good god, scraping the barrel it seems... Sunderland did what City could not do at Old Trafford yesterday, and in style !!!!!!. For me I am looking forward to Championship Football next season, I have had a gut full of shocking display of football the last two seasons........I want to be entertained. lets hope the board certainly learn from last two years. As for today. will we get a win ? we have two hopes.... Bob hope and No hope !!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • This legal action is not worthy of a proud club. We have only ourselves to blame for the situation we are in so let's take it in the chin and finish the season playing with as much spirit and dignity as we can. We can only envy Sunderland for the heroic efforts that they have made and wish that we had done the same.

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    la barbe

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Correct kenfoggo! This is pathetic. We go down not because of what others have or haven't done and because, under Hughton, we were driven by a philosophy of defence and negativity, a desire to avoid defeat rather than try to win games. The Board has to face its responsibilities fairly and squarly - for all its good work in the past it failed to act and axe Hughton months ago and then compounded the problem by sacking him at a ridiculous stage of the season when it gave Neil Adams no chance of turning round the 20 month regime of Hughton and his coaching team. Apart from anything else Adams needed time to bring in some new faces and reorganise the team into something resembling a coherent and effective unit. Can't happen overnight and whoever ends up with the job will have to start from the bottom and work upwards, culling, changing mindsets and restoring pride and belief. Not a job that can be done in a month and with the added pressure of being up against four of the UK's top clubs!

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • JB why do you assume that an Ipswich fan like Fick Blue would come from Suffolk? I was brought up there, about 10 miles from Ipswich and hardly anyone there supported Ipswich. Those that did were a bit odd though, so maybe Fick was one of them!

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Heard that the ji was a Sunderland player allready and was only recalled. So can't see that last desperate roll of the dice saveing your sad ar-es

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    FINN.BLUE

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I have been aware of this case for a while and wanted to see what would be done. Steve74, you have highlighted a good point but the fact is that smaller clubs have been harshly punished in the past for the same offence. The FA are scared of being sued by Sunderland so failed the correct action earlier in the season. They also messed up with Tevez as they originally missed the offence so fudged the punishment. In the end Sheffield Utd got compensation for their unjust relegation. In this case I think the points would not make a difference but they should have been deducted as that is what would have and has happened in lower leagues.

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • it makes me laugh still blaming houghton the players are to blame not good enough.and to try and get fa to deduct points from sunderland you should be a shamed of yourselfs.

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    DAVE

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Dislike Chelsea very very much. But Today Come on you Blues. TICK .Tock ...................

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    FINN.BLUE

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Just watched MOTD this morning. Ryan Giggs said 'we were not good enough in the final third'......now where have we heard that before this season.....many times?

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    Kent Anglian

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • This is not the way to come out fighting. We are going down on merit unfortunately...No law suits please, this is embarrassing...

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    JMH

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Just to add to an already tortuous season,it had to be Conor Wickham to get Sunderland out of trouble.ITFC come back to bite us.This could be the chance to bite back.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Clutching at straws time.... I really don't think the club should be fighting for points in this ungracious manner. Sunderland have have been tried and punished, end of story. We need to face the fact that we are 99.9% down and we only have bad management, an ineffective board, and poor quality players to blame for that, NOT the Black Cats. Hats off to Sunderland for an amazing end of season turn around... more miraculous in many ways than Crystal Palace's meteoric rise up the table. As for Norwich, we're just not good enough. Now then, time to prepare for another humiliating afternoon!

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I read the comments on the guardianobserver site. Unfortunately, it looks like sloppy journalism and we have no hope of getting points deducted from Sunderland.

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    Kangaroo Court

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • This is the rule; "Any club found to have played an ineligible player in a match shall have any points gained from that match deducted from its record and have levied upon it a fine," the FA rules state. "The company may vary this decision in respect of the points gained only in circumstances where the ineligibility is due to the failure to obtain an International Transfer Certificate or where the ineligibility is related to the player's status only" The second paragraph is the reason for no points deduction. Convenient for the observerGuardian newspaper who are running this story to remove the comment section when people start explaining the rule in detail. How many points where West Ham deducted for Tevez? He single handedly kept them up.

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    Steve74

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • FINN.BLUE you are a complete muppet. I am sure you love the opportunity to attack our position whether is right or wrong. But you need to assess your own. If you want to have a pop, then make sure you don't make yourself look an idiot, check your spelling and grammar. No less than 5 grammatical mistakes and no less than 5 spelling. What do they teach you in Suffolk?

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    JB

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Dubai Canary, one point would make all the difference if, for example, both Norwich and Sunderland lost their remaining games, or drew one and won one etc.

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    Kangaroo Court

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • There is an extremely strong case for deducting at least 1 point. Here is what the rules say (from The Observer): Rule 6.9 in the Football Association's relevant statutes states that "any club found to have played an ineligible player in a match shall have any points gained from that match deducted from its record". Notice the word 'shall'. How could the point from the 1-1 draw not have been deducted? The word 'may' only comes in when talking about deducting additional penalty points.

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    Kangaroo Court

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • It gets even more controversial that the player concerned only contributed to Sunderland getting one PL point. In that case if they deduct one point, it won't make any difference. If they deduct more than one point it would be grossly unfair. Not sure we want to stay up because of a legal case - we can still beat Chelsea & the Gunners - what we need is two performances. S'land beat Man Utd away - we lost 4-0 - not good enough !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I think Norwich or any other club would appeal this, the FA deducted Wimbledon 3 points for the same thing, the FA have got to be consistent, you can't treat one club one way another one another way. Its not going to save Norwich, but would make the FA treat clubs all the same

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Crickey, are we so desperate? McNally, dont waste time on this. Spend your time on an internal enquiry over the reason we didnt change our failing manager much sooner like Sunderland did.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Come on Mac Nally wherever you are.Confirm or deny this story.

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    stormy

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Ok, so deduct them the point - we'll go down anyway...

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    Dan

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Am I alone in believing that a teams survival in the Premiership should be on the basis of playing soccer and winning games rather than relying on an administrative error by a rival club? We are down and deserve to be.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Can we also sue the FA For giving Hughton a coaching licence

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • OhhhhHuckerrrrby: its a statement of a Towns recent form that its good to have finished in the top 10 of the championship this year. It doesn't however have any reflection on the desperation City have plumbed to to rescue a bad situation.

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    KeithS

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • If we were safe perhaps we wouldnt be considering this action, but that doesnt make it wrong. It does have a clutching-at-straws look about it though, youre right. Anyway, how many points would be deducted? As things stand Sunderland need only one win to guarantee survival, not two as stated in the article. If we lose tomorrow they won't need to win at all.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • ha ha amusing that Ipswich fans only joy is basking in Norwich having a bad season shows just how much of a sorry state their pub team has become. My advice would be to concentrate on your own knitting and if as looks likely we are relegated we can take solace from the 6 points we will take from the prancing donkeys.

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Perhaps you could protest about the fact that they had an ex town player In the team,. Pathetic, you'll still go down anyway!

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    threenewknees

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • The only points deduction I want to hear about is when Ipswich go into administration next season :)

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    Bookface

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Would the Canaries even be considering this action if they were safe from relegation? I doubt it.

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    N

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • That just sums you lot up how sad

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    Townman

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

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