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Leeds Arbitration Date Set

Leeds United's independent arbitration hearing will commence on April 14th as Ken Bates looks to prove that the 15 point penalty imposed on the team at the start of the season was un-just.

The hearing is designed to decide whether the punishment was valid, and will be argued by representatives of both the club and the Football League.

United agreed to go into arbitration under protest at the private nature of the proceedings, having previously warned those in the Ivory Towers that they faced a High Court battle as there should be 'nothing to hide.'

It now appears that Mr Bates accepted the private and confidential hearing 'under duress' as he feared that the argument would be dragged out past the end of the season. This would have most likely resulted in a similar situation to that of Sheffield United and West Ham last season, in which Blades were already relegated by the time any legal proceedings could occur.

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Date:Thursday March 6 2008

Time: 12:28PM

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On that basis, when the Arbitration process begins, there are only 3 League games left, the last of which being 3-5-08 - so, is there a similar danger here with regard to timings??
Our Kids Dad
Does that mean if he loses this case he will then want it to go to an high court hearing? He's using the same excuse that he used for this in the first place!
dazza71
good luck but you deserved it for all the dodge at the club that got you -15 CHEATS
ozanne park rangers
If we lose thats it!
Tiny T
ozanne park rangers, know all the facts do you?, another dick who does`nt even know the truth!
yorkshirepride1
Facts! 1. The decision on how to take the club out of admin was taken by KPMG administrators and not by Leeds United. 2. The KPMG hands were tied because the Inland Revenue would not agree to a CVA and were prepared to go to court - this would result in Leeds not being allowed to start the new season so not a realistic option. 3. The Inland Revenue would not agree because Football Creditors we’re given 100% of their debt and the Inland Revenue were not - they do not like other creditors getting better treatment than them. 4. The Football Creditors get 100% because the League rules say you must pay them fully or you don’t get back into the league!
yorkshirepride1
YP1 suggest you post on all Football teams web sites then they might stay off ours.
Tiny T
I`m sure all the managers and chairmen were well aware of all the facts when they chose to vote against us, which will make it all the more satisfying if we get points back. It appears we are`nt the cheats in this league!
yorkshirepride1
 

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