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Given the news that Blackpool FC having been deducted 12 league points for financial irregularities have now had them returned by the FA how does that compare with the recent deducted points suffered by Widnes Vikings and earlier deductions posed on Bradford Bulls?. Effectively such points deductions can most likely result in a drop of 2 divisions from Super League now faced by Widnes. Surely this has  afar greater impact upon the game particularly those with limited attendances and reduced income despite the best efforts in the league. Did Blackpool FC gain any playing advantage over their competitors, no the didn't, Did Widnes gain any advantages? they finished bottom, so no advantage there. For the benefit of the players involved, the supporters and the good of the game perhaps we can learn something from the actions of the hierarchy of the FA and revisit the imposition of what can only be called 'harsh treatment' or even the 'death knell' for some clubs.

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I doubt Widnes are gonna drop 2 divisions. They would actually be 4th right now without the points deduction, I think that shows enough quality for them to finish 12th or above. 

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30 minutes ago, Damien said:

I don't see the point of comparing completely different sports.

In built prejudice and an inferiority complex means it is fair to some. 


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Blackpool’s situation wasn’t an insolvency event of their own making. The receiver was appointed by the high court to seize assets owned by the Oyston family it was nothing to do with the running of the club.

Birmingham City were recently deducted 9 points for breaching the financial fair play rules between 2014 and 2017 after accumulating losses in excess of the maximum allowed in a 3 year period.

Every case is different.

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Also the football club was / is solvent - the rapist owned holding company wasn’t. I’m glad they got the 12 points back as this was the final aim of a sick and sad man

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1 hour ago, magan1 said:

Given the news that Blackpool FC having been deducted 12 league points for financial irregularities have now had them returned by the FA how does that compare with the recent deducted points suffered by Widnes Vikings and earlier deductions posed on Bradford Bulls?. Effectively such points deductions can most likely result in a drop of 2 divisions from Super League now faced by Widnes. Surely this has  afar greater impact upon the game particularly those with limited attendances and reduced income despite the best efforts in the league. Did Blackpool FC gain any playing advantage over their competitors, no the didn't, Did Widnes gain any advantages? they finished bottom, so no advantage there. For the benefit of the players involved, the supporters and the good of the game perhaps we can learn something from the actions of the hierarchy of the FA and revisit the imposition of what can only be called 'harsh treatment' or even the 'death knell' for some clubs.

Punishment shouldn't just be judged on what DID happen, but also what COULD HAVE happened.

COULD Widnes have had an unfair advantage, stayed in SL and denied another team of their FAIR opportunity? Yes.

Whether they did or not is not the point. If you allow these chancers the opportunity with no punishment, you'll see more of them popping up.

Deterrents don't stop everyone - they never will - but take them away and you'll find out that they did stop many.


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Deterrents can only ever work on those involved. To third parties it's clearly irrelevant. 

Could the actions if Rule et al result in an unfair advantage to them. Maybe. Does deducting 12 points from a club they no longer own or have any involvement in act as a deterrent in any way to them? No, why would they care. They dont own or have any involvement in the club. 

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7 hours ago, Bearman said:

We should use the same rules as netball. That would be fair.

Netball killed off their Yorkshire team.

I have never forgiven them.*

 

* I have, really.


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6 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Netball killed off their Yorkshire team.

I have never forgiven them.*

 

* I have, really.

Maybe it does make sense to follow netball then...

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8 hours ago, wackojacko said:

Maybe it does make sense to follow netball then...

*adds wackojacko to the list for The Bad Place*

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