Premier League Abolish ‘Weakened Team’ Rule – Blackpool Surely Due £25,000 Refund?

Chris Wright

15th, July 2011


By Chris Wright

Apologies for being slightly late to get round to this today, but the Premier League announced this morning that they have finally decided to abolish their nonsensical ‘weakened team’ rule – i.e, the rule that essentially stipulated that clubs could be fined and sanctioned for choosing to field members of their registered senior squad – after all 20 top flight sides voted for it to be scrapped at their AGM in June.


Which, all-in-all, leads us to ask: shouldn’t Blackpool (and Wolves for that matter) be reimbursed the full £25,000 they were fined by the Premier League for fielding a ‘weakened side’ against Aston Villa in November of last year?

Surely it’s only fair?