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Sheffield United Condemned to Championship Again


With the decision by the arbitration panel today ruling against Sheffield United, the precedent has been set for clubs to be deceitful in the future regarding transfers, face the penalty of getting fined but avoid a points deduction.

If West Ham United can do it, what’s stopping other teams from following suit in future seasons?

The difference between success and failure is so massive that the £5 million given to West Ham a couple of months is insignificant compared with the amount of TV money the Hammers will make in the 07/08 season. Even the bottom placed team in the Premier League will earn £35 million beginning next season.

Sheffield United, meanwhile, isn’t giving up yet. They’re seeking professional advice whether they should take the matter to court. Despite the Premier League and arbitration panel ruling against Sheffield United, the club must feel they have an opportunity to win an appeal. Considering the amount of money at stake, the Blades may end up fighting the Premier League.

In the meantime, the clubs that have supported Sheffield United’s efforts have offered little or no comment regarding the announcement. Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Charlton and Fulham, where are you?

The sad thing about this affair is who knows how long it’ll be before Sheffield United returns to the Premiership again. Will the team quickly fade from our memory and be condemned to Championship football for the next few years? I wouldn’t be surprised.

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  1. Anonymous

    July 6, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Oh dear!
    Equating the Kabba/Howard cases with Tevez affair really has to be an extreme case of wishful thinking. If you really think this, you shouldn’t be able to type words in any sort of coherent order.To this day, Tevez isn’t owned by West Ham. Kia has hinted at as much. WH broke the rules when they signed the Argentines and they’re still breaking the rules. The truth will come out sooner or later for those desperate souls that don’t see it already. Meanwhile, trying to say the Kabba/Howard transfers are in any way similar is a bit like comparing a forest fire toa a snarkling log burning in your fireplace.
    3megistus

  2. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    With the decision by the arbitration panel today ruling against Sheffield United, the precedent has been set for clubs to be deceitful in the future regarding transfers, face the penalty of getting fined but avoid a points deduction.

    Be fair. There was language in the contract that never came into effect. How different is this than the Kabba & Tim Howard deal? The new ownership reported this once it found it, THEY REPORTED IT. They weren’t caught red handed and it was the old ownership. I don’t think this case is as cut and try as you make it. Nevermind the fact that Sheffield needed only ONE POINT in the last 10 games and they would be up. Lets forget all that as they are “victims”. What a buch of bull.

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