Birmingham City fans react to points deduction speculation

Garry Monk, manager of QPR looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at Loftus Road on April 28, 2018 in London, England.

Birmingham City were under a transfer embargo in the summer.

Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Birmingham City face a possible 12-point penalty deduction after allegedly breaking spending rules while under a transfer embargo.

The EFL are said to have agreed on the proposed sanction this week, after it emerged the Blues have allegedly breached rules on profitability and sustainability.

 

Taking to Twitter to comment on the potential points deduction, Birmingham supporters feel that such a penalty would be extremely harsh, while making them favourites for relegation from the Championship.

Birmingham have yet to win a game in the Championship this season, having drawn four of their opening six leagues games, and losing the other two.

A 12-point deduction would put them on -8 points, and in need of collecting 58 points from the remaining 40 games (top half form) just to reach the magical 50-point mark to starve off relegation.

Kristian Pedersen of Birmingham and Ben Watson of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City at City Ground on August 25, 2018 in...

There is some hope for Birmingham City fans, however, as the EFL told Birmingham Live that the club will have the opportunity to present its case before any decision is made about possible sanctions, and that 'The Board of the EFL has not as yet agreed on the sanction that it will be seeking'.

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