MP Gordon Marsden 'delighted' with Blackpool FC's points deduction reprieve

MP for Blackpool South Gordon Marsden believes the EFL’s decision not to dock the 12 points is a “vote of confidence” in the club’s new management.

Thursday, 11th April 2019, 5:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th April 2019, 5:29 pm
MP for Blackpool South Gordon Marsden

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Marsden urged the EFL not to punish the Seasiders for entering into receivership in a letter he penned to chief executive Shaun Harvey in February.

He followed that up by tabling an Early Day Motion in parliament which called for Pool to be spared.

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Mr Marsden claimed a deduction would “handicap” the club and simply add further to their “burdens”.

“I am delighted that the EFL have chosen not to deduct the points given the circumstances I outlined in my letter,” he told The Gazette.

“It is a good start and a vote of confidence in the current management of the club.

“I believe it to be the common sense decision but that’s not to say it was a foregone conclusion at all.

“This should serve as a weight off the shoulders off the club’s manager and players and the club can now look forward to the future under new owners.”