Feelings like that are rare in life and only brought on by a deep love and connection with something. Admittedly, maybe not having enough perspective on that love and being too wrapped up in it but it’s a love none the less. Our hearts had well and truly been broken and at least myself I felt the physical effects one might experience from a messy, complicated breakup. Lower appetite, general malaise, downtrodden mood.
Foxes fans are currently enjoying a narrow top of the table place in the Championship this season but I’m sure many still wonder: What would have happened if Leicester City stayed up last season? What could we have done differently, what things could we have changed? What if this moment in the season went our way instead of not? Recently there has been a revelation about a contentious circumstance surrounding the club’s dreaded drop last season.
Everton Football Club have recently been found guilty of breaching the financial fair play rules as it pertains to time frame they were accused of doing so. This has resulted in the immediate deduction of ten points from the club, plunging them into 19th place on four points. While I’m sure many are happy to see a ruling finally be given, Leicester City fans have been left to wonder: Why couldn’t this have been done sooner?
From the moment the season ended in May I was on X (formerly Twitter) going on about all the things that went wrong. One thing was for certain, I let Everton fans know their club was a joke. They had to break rules to sign players so bad they just narrowly avoided relegation two seasons in a row. How poorly must a club be run that not only do you have to break rules to try and compete, but the result of your “competing” is barely keeping yourself in the league?
While it is true that Everton are a joke, my ire is more directed at the league. This is becoming laughable with how the league nonchalantly decides now is the best time to hand down this ruling. What prevents the league from making these decisions sooner? Surely there must be a way to restructure the time frame in which clubs are allowed to submit their financial documents/records so that the league can make these assessments and hand down rulings on the last day of the season, before anyone is officially relegated or promoted.