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Judgments and decisions

The EFL will publish the decisions of disciplinary and arbitration proceedings alongside Agreed Decisions on this pages.

The relevant judgments will be published in alphabetical order and by season (1 July-30 June) unless otherwise stated. 

The current EFL Regulations are available to view online by clicking here.

 

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Swindon Town

Agreed Decision

More information

Recent decision on the scope of review in appeals by Clubs/Players against disciplinary decisions of Clubs. 

Original Decision 

Appeal Decision 

Barnsley v Hull City 

Decision - Barnsley v Hull City.pdf

Derby County

Decision - De Novo

Decision - New evidence

Decision - EFL v Derby County

Decision on sanction - EFL v Derby County 

Derby County – Agreed Decision (09.07.21)

Agreed decision - EFL and Derby County

Middlesbrough

Decision - League Arbitration Panel – application by Middlesbrough FC

Nottingham Forest

Decision - Decision - Nottingham Forest v EFL.pdf

Sheffield Wednesday – Agreed Decision (09.07.21)

Agreed decision - EFL and Sheffield Wednesday

 

Birmingham City

In March 2020, an Independent Disciplinary Commission dismissed a misconduct charge brought by the EFL against Birmingham City. The EFL subsequently appealed the decision and an Independent League Arbitration panel upheld the appeal and found the Club guilty of misconduct.

Decision - EFL v Birmingham City - Decision.pdf

Appeal - EFL v Birmingham FC - Appeal.pdf

Bolton Wanderers 

An independent Disciplinary Commission, appointed under EFL Regulations, ruled that Bolton Wanderers will be handed a sanction of five points, suspended for 18 months, and a financial penalty as a result of being deemed guilty of breaching EFL Regulations in failing to meet its fixture obligations.

Decision - EFL v Bolton Wanderers - Decision

Derby County

In January 2020, following a review of Derby County’s Profitability and Sustainability (P&S) submissions, the EFL charged the Club for recording losses in excess of the permitted amounts provided for in EFL Regulations for the three-year period ending 30 June 2018. An independent Disciplinary Commission has dismissed the charge brought against the Club in respect of the valuation associated with the sale of Pride Park in 2018.

Decision - EFL v Derby County - Decision.pdf

Macclesfield Town

An independent Disciplinary Commission has determined that Macclesfield Town will be deducted a further seven points from this season’s League Two table following breaches of EFL Regulations.

Decision - EFL v Macclesfield Town - Decision.pdf

An independent Disciplinary Commission has determined that Macclesfield Town will be deducted a further two points from this season’s (2019/20) League Two table following breaches of EFL Regulations.

Decision - EFL v Macclesfield Town - Decision.pdf

The League has also received the written reasons following the August 2020 appeal by the EFL of the sporting sanction issued by an Independent Disciplinary Commission to Macclesfield Town after the Club was charged with a breach of Regulations for failing to pay its players on the applicable due dates in March 2020.

Decision - EFL v Macclesfield Town - Decision.pdf

Sheffield Wednesday

Following June’s Independent Disciplinary Commission, we can now provide the decision on liability and written reasons on the 12-point sanction in respect of the charge relating to the League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the three season reporting period ending with Season 2017/18.

Decision - EFL v Sheffield Wednesday FC - Decision.pdf

Decision on sanction - EFL v Sheffield Wednesday - Decision on Sanction.pdf

Southend United

An independent Disciplinary Commission has determined that Southend United are to be given a suspended three point penalty and fined £7,500 for breaches of EFL Regulations.

Decision - EFL v SUFC - Decision.pdf

Stevenage

An independent Disciplinary Commission has dismissed a misconduct charge brought by the EFL against Stevenage for failing to fulfil its fixture obligations in respect to a scheduled League Two fixture earlier this season (2019/20). 

Decision - EFL v SFC - Decision Signed.pdf

Wigan Athletic

Written reasons for the dismissal of the Club’s appeal in respect of the sporting sanction imposed as a result of the Club entering Administration in July 2020.

Decision - Decision - Wigan Athletic v EFL.pdf