What the FFP appeal means for Everton's relegation battle is something nobody knows.  

Another day passes with Everton still waiting on the decision of their appeal to the 10-point deduction for financial irregularities.  

They're not the only ones nervously awaiting the ruling of the three individuals tasked with determining if the Premier League's largest points deduction – greater than when Portsmouth  ...

went into administration in 2010 – is fair punishment for spending £19.5m more than the permitted £105m under profit and sustainability rules.  

If it is too punitive, Burnley and Sheffield United will find that the nearest team to 17th position is more than seven points ahead.  

Luton Town, which trails Everton on goal difference, is affected.  

If the penalty was halved, Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, and Brentford would fall one spot closer to the drop.  

It impacts supporters, executives, and workers who keep clubs running. It has unnerved players this week, and even Everton boss Sean Dyche said it is affecting him.  

“They take those 10 points off immediately, so you keep looking at that table and getting asked about being in the bottom three, four, or five  

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