Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Watford  (Read 1503 times)
pauld


+105/-112
Offline Offline

Posts: 18294





Ignore
« on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:50:59 »

Been caught passing forged bank documents to enable the Pozzo's takeover of the club to be ratified by the FL. This is a serious breach of the regulations and, if proved, the law.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/24/watford-face-fine-and-points-loss-over-forged-hsbc-bank-letter/
Logged
Chubbs


+17/-29
Offline Offline

Posts: 9455





Ignore
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:57:21 »

Can't be that serious is all they get is a 5point deduction. Demote the fuckers to League 2
Logged

chalkies_shorts


+67/-52
Offline Offline

Posts: 7045





Ignore
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:58:12 »

Maybe Jed wrote it for them in green wax crayon and matchstick men like the one he tried to pass off to the trust
Logged

"This song put me in the middle of the road. Travelling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there."
Peter Venkman


+143/-133
Offline Offline

Posts: 21821





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:59:54 »

Can't be that serious is all they get is a 5point deduction. Demote the fuckers to League 2
This, we were demoted for far less serious financial misconduct. #never-let-it-go
Logged

30 years now and I've moved on and still we got the torys back in the chair
The current generation are out on the streets
With a whole new set of reasons to be fighting police
No justice and Stephen we know where to start
Gangs are busy tearing inner cities apart

30 years still living in a ghost town
Still dragging us down
Telling us the way we should live

Guns of Navarone....
Exiled Bob


+11/-13
Offline Offline

Posts: 864





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:08:30 »

Interesting that in the article they don't mention Swindon but :

Quote
There is no known precedent in professional English football for the offence, although Chesterfield were docked nine points in 2001 for financial irregularities, including falsifying gate receipts and giving a player two contracts.

So there is a precedent for financial irregularities which is what this would fall under. I also remember Chelsea and Spurs being found guilty of financial irregularities not long after we were made an example of and both got away with financial penalties only (Spurs were also initially banned from the FA cup but were allowed back in after threatening to take their case to court if I remember correctly).

Both penalties for Swindon and Chesterfield (not to mention Peterborough I think it was who were demoted for financial irregularities back in the 60s) were far more severe than any of the big clubs will ever get. Ok, the penalties were imposed by the Football League not the FA (who, it must be said reduced our initial penalty to demotion of just the 1 division.....). It will be interesting to see what the penalty will be for Watford.

I'm not sure that our financial misconduct was less serious than Watford's mind. 
Logged
Batch
Thingie


+102/-43
Offline Offline

Posts: 36773





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:10:48 »

I think it was a guy from Chesterfield's supporters trust that once highlighted the resin for the difference between their punishment and ours.

"better lawyers"
Logged
Power to people


+5/-6
Offline Offline

Posts: 5356





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:54:38 »

They have now claimed it was a 3rd party that created this without their knowledge and he has no involvement in the football club - sounds rather like getting someone to conveniently take the fall for them
Logged
RobertT


+38/-23
Offline Offline

Posts: 5964




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 13:56:49 »

Spurs were originally deducted 12 points alongside a fine in the region of 1.2m I think, before threatening litigation, quite aggressively as I remember, and then getting those points back.  Chelsea were tickled on the belly.
Logged
THE FLASH


+13/-18
Offline Offline

Posts: 8145


Quick as a Flash!




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 14:57:23 »

Wouldn't wish what happened to us on anybody.
Logged

DAVE SYRETT SAYS "Flash sells Retro T Shirts!"
Flashheart


+36/-10069
Offline Offline

Posts: 24853


FUCK YEAH!



« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 15:03:20 »

Wouldn't wish what happened to us on anybody.

Same. Except for Franchise, I'd love it to happen to Franchise.
Logged

I like it firm and fruity.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to: