The English Football League will appeal against a Birmingham liquidation decision of an allegation of misconduct relating to an alleged financial violation, the PA news agency understands.
The charge against the league club for alleged failure to comply with elements of an agreed business plan was dismissed by an independent commission last month and the EFL has now exercised its right to appeal. Birmingham is believed to be disappointed and surprised by the EFL who undertakes this policy. A new commission will now be called to hear the appeal.
Last season, nine points were deducted for the Blues for violating the profit and sustainability rules of the EFL. The club said when the charge was dismissed last month that it had worked “closely and amicably” with the league on a corporate level since May last year.
The nine-point deduction in March last year was imposed after the club suffered greater losses in the three-year period between 2015 and 2018 than allowed by the EFL rules. The club suffered losses of £ 48.8 million over that period, nearly £ 10 million more than the maximum adjusted losses of £ 39 million allowed.