On Wednesday afternoon the EFL Championship member clubs met for their latest big meeting at Nottingham Forest’s City ground and with the wibbling’s of Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson, it was set to be an interesting one for the delegations from Aston Villa, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.
To save overly repeating the original story, I’ll simply copy it in here.
With Gibson heading a group of clubs – albeit they were unnamed – the call for accounts to be opened up for public scrutiny was always likely to fail as simply put, that’s not information for the public and clubs, upon Financial Fair Play agreement, had already agreed to open them up to impartial EFL accountants for scrutiny and the EFL have already demonstrated by their actions that when breaches of the FFP rules are found, they will be acted on.
Sky Sports were reporting yesterday evening that despite best efforts over a heated five hour discussion, clubs ultimately rejected the suggestion as they had faith in the EFL Accountants that were already pouring over the final years results for any additional breaches by clubs.
If anything major had been found we’d have already heard something and with the EFL working so hard to establish the principles behind FFP, if anything was squirrelled away in the details, they wouldn’t have just ignored it so despite the flawed beliefs and accusations of others, move on, there’s nothing to see here.