Exclusive: Expert shares how many points he thinks Everton might get back after appeal
As a sports journalist writing about Everton, my role has become far more muddled and awkward with the recent inclusion of financial jargon.
Now, I often find myself balancing accounting spreadsheets alongside the club I have always supported, and every article is prefaced by the ongoing turmoil that shrouds Goodison Park.
That is where I was fortunate enough to pick the brains of someone far more qualified in the financial field than myself, to hopefully shed some light on the Toffees’ troubles as they hope to find the outcome of the appeal of November’s ten-point deduction.
Doctor Dan Plumley, as a football finance expert and Chartered Global Management Accountant, was arguably the perfect candidate to explain what’s going on behind the scenes; his knowledge of Everton’s issues is likely further reinforced due to the club he supports: Sheffield Wednesday.
They too have been embroiled in their own deduction scandal in recent years, making him the ideal man to chat to on a personal and professional level about such an event.
What finance expert Dan Plumley said about Everton’s appeal
This is uncharted territory for Evertonians, who always knew that Farhad Moshiri’s free-spending nature was unruly, hence their protestations.
However, told to be quiet and stay happy with what they had, the club is now on the brink of financial ruin, forced to take on loan after loan just to keep the lights on.