Derby, who like Wednesday have found themselves burdened by the Football League's Profit & Sustainability rules in recent seasons, announced a pre-tax profit of close to £15 million on Tuesday (BBC Sport).
That figure does, however, owe much to Morris's decision to sell the Rams' Pride Park Stadium to a company owned by himself for £80 million.
This is what those of an Owls persuasion are saying on Twitter...
Can't we just sell our stadium to our owners like derby just have?#swfc— Spiderbones (@ddaardvark) 2 April 2019
Derby released their accounts and revealed a £14m profit almost solely down to the sale of their ground to a company owned by their chairman. I know it was mentioned/joked about Chansiri’s wife owning the ground, but why not? If it’s that easy and Derby have done it?? #swfc— Brett Oldfield (@brett_oldfield) 2 April 2019
If this is right then Chansiri should buy our ground for £300 million (bargain) through another company and then rent it back to us for 1p a season. Can’t wait to see what new rules the @EFL make up on this one. #swfc https://t.co/3CuaEVlVYw— Ross Steele (@R_Steele89) 2 April 2019
There’s your loophole, Chansiri fancy selling Hillsborough to a member of his family? https://t.co/6hSJHCgRnk— Richard Matthews (@AreMatthews) 2 April 2019
I imagine we (SWFC) will do something similar when our accounts are announced and then clear the wage bill this summer.— Ryan Gibson (@ryangibsonuk) 2 April 2019
Whether Morris's move is in fact above board remains to be seen, however.
And some, including the football finance expert, Kieran Maguire, have already expressed their doubts.
I suspect so too as the transaction is to a related party. Seems odd to value a loss making property at £80 million too.— PriceOfFootball (@KieranMaguire) 2 April 2019
Maguire told BBC Radio Sheffield earlier this month he suspects Wednesday are already operating under a soft transfer embargo ahead of the summer window.
He added, however, that the Owls' situation is perhaps not as grave as some others, and could be easily improved with cuts to the playing staff at Hillsborough.
Derby and Sheffield Wednesday remain in contention for a play-off finish this season.
Only three points separate the two sides in sixth and 11th-place, respectively.
Is Derby's path the one for Sheffield Wednesday to follow?
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