Well they're currently on -2 points. Another 9 point deduction would make that -11, which is currently 18 points from safety. That would be a serious amount of ground to make up and would require 3 teams above them to have pretty horrendous seasons, in order to overhaul them.
I'd rather see Mel Morris get taken for every penny he's got, or otherwise punished to the full extent of the law.
Instead he's wringing his hands and saying he's "sorry" while the club that was under his stewardship could end up going to the wall, if the administrators can't find a suitable buyer.
They haven't actually been punished for cheating yet, which is the whole point of principle for Gibson.
They've had a self-inflicted 12 point deduction for administration.
They're currently only 9 points from safety, that is far from insurmountable with most of the season left, and the pressure needs to be kept up to ensure they get the punishment they're due.