Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has created a few headlines of his own of late as he appears to be leading a charge for the EFL to investigate apparent Financial Fair Play breaches at our very own Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County.
With the month of March seeing all clubs turn in their final paperwork for FFP purposes, the EFL will have the information they require and we’ve already seen them punish both Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City for breaches, so quite why Gibson – as per the Telegraph report – feels the need to lead the charge for calls when the EFL by default will already be investigating is bizarre.
It’s also an incredibly good way for him to divert attention from Middlesbrough’s own implosion as they have gone from looking like a team guaranteed to be in the Play-Offs for the season extension, to struggling to even secure sixth place as they sit five points behind us now, and a point behind Bristol City – but they still have a game in hand, as do Derby County who are only one point below them.
That point certainly wasn’t lost on fans as they reacted to the laughable news on social media.
Only cause Middlesbrough are underperforming and he's hoping we get a points deduction
— Lord Steer (@LSTEER12) April 15, 2019
Why didnt he do this 8 games ago when Boro were about 15pts clear of us ???????????????? #AVFC
— AV-FullBIFTA (@AVFullBIFTA) April 16, 2019
— Charlie Etheridge (@cetheridge15) April 15, 2019
After their spends the last couple of years? I bet pulisaurus isn't on peanuts either. They were hands down the worst team I've seen at villa Park this season. By a mile
— Jason turner (@jaeturner2k3) April 16, 2019
— Russell (@russell247x) April 16, 2019
How about you worry about you’re own club
— CM ???????? (@kalixic_) April 15, 2019