Phillips transfer fallout: Blues confident 'no case to answer'

Phillips transfer fallout: Blues confident 'no case to answer'

Phillips transfer fallout: Blues confident 'no case to answer'

First published in Latest Sport This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WANDERERS say they are confident they have no case to answer, in the face of threatened legal action from Bristol Rovers.

The Pirates announced today they planned to contest the Football Association's decision not to deduct points from Wanderers in the wake of breaches of transfer regulations when Matt Phillips was sold to Blackpool four years ago.

They claim the transfer handed Blues an unfair advantage last season.

The FA slapped Blues with a £10,000 fine, but Rovers said this afternoon Wanderers should have been docked points instead.

Had that happened, the Gas would have survived relegation from the Football League at Wycombe's expense.

In a brief statement issued this evening to counter Rovers' claims Wanderers said: "We will, as always, fully cooperate with the Football League and the Football Association in any investigation into this matter, but we are fully confident that there is no case to answer.

"There will be no further comment from the club at this stage."

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9:26pm Tue 27 May 14

tomcat says...

Quote from another BFP story:

AN ONLINE petition calling for a £10,000 fine handed to Wanderers this week to be rescinded has been set up by angry supporters.

End of quote.

I wonder how these fans would feel if the FA withdraw the fine, and replaced it with a points deduction.
Quote from another BFP story: AN ONLINE petition calling for a £10,000 fine handed to Wanderers this week to be rescinded has been set up by angry supporters. End of quote. I wonder how these fans would feel if the FA withdraw the fine, and replaced it with a points deduction. tomcat
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9:23am Wed 28 May 14

NickClogg says...

Take the £10k fine and keep our heads down on this one.
There are at least 2 other transfers in question relating to the season just finished, however the FA have set a precedent with the fine so a points deduction is unlikely. I'm sure a deal can be done with the FA.
Take the £10k fine and keep our heads down on this one. There are at least 2 other transfers in question relating to the season just finished, however the FA have set a precedent with the fine so a points deduction is unlikely. I'm sure a deal can be done with the FA. NickClogg
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