Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Leeds United Arbitration Latest

Leeds United Arbitration Latest

It’s day 2 of the arbitration hearing in London as Leeds chairman Ken Bates looks to get back the 15 points that were unjustly removed at the start of this League One season, and the other clubs in and around the Whites table-wise have started to mouth off a bit.

Sir Philip Otton, Leaver and lawyer Peter Cadman will consider whether it is thought to have been an unjust punishment to randomly force Leeds to start on -15 points, something which may well have a major impact on the clubs future should promotion not be achieved.

The hearing is believed to be rumbling on through into Friday, however a public announcement regarding the findings may not be available until the start of next week.

Now to the whiners:

Carlisle United boss John Ward believes that the 15 point penalty must stand, as it would be unfair on Leeds’ fellow promotion chasers.

An interesting point, must be because the unfair advantage they voted for at the start of the season has come back to bite them on the backside!

“I think Leeds will get something back,” said the Carlisle manager.

“The goalposts will have been changed with three games to go which would be strange”

“Rules are made at the beginning of the season and should be adhered to.”


*****

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan believes it would be ‘an incredibly sad day for football’ if Leeds United’s season-long fight brought about a successful result. Speaking to the BBC he said:

“In my opinion they will fail. If they do succeed it would be an incredibly sad day for football.

“It would actually mean that promotion could be decided in a court of law.”

“What would happen next? Would Bournemouth, Luton, Rotherham - all the other teams that have lost 10 points, take on the Football League? I think it's a nonsense.”


*****

Last but by no means least, it’s a man well known for having the odd moan, Swansea City gaffer Roberto Martinez predicts WAR if Leeds were successful in overturning the pre-season penalty.

“Leeds are in a play-off position and I think they should stay in a play-off position.

“If anything else happens you won't have heard the last of it because teams like
Tranmere, Southend, Nottingham Forest, Doncaster, Carlisle and ourselves will all be affected.”

“Everyone will take their own route and it would be a massive war.”


War…huh…yeah…what is it good for?

15 Points back, that’s what!

Writer:LUFC1
Date:Thursday April 17 2008
Time: 5:19PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Ayling To Serve A Suspension This Week - 30/3/17

Leeds United's Luke Ayling will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

LUFC On This Day - March 30th

A look back at what happened on this day March 30th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC On This Day - March 29th

A look back at what happened on this day March 29th in the history of Leeds United

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Signing of the Season?
Suggested By:
Green13%
Ayling14%
Bartley31%
Jansson31%
Grimes1%
O'Kane1%
Hernandez4%
Roofe1%
Pedraza1%
Pedraza1%
Sacko1%
Roofe1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71151
2.King Billy94
3.deslondon85
4.Tiny T65
5.erni34
6.Oyper32
7.SimonTVW31
8.Spanky White31
9.ultraleeds27
10.@OxonWhite24
Write for Vital Football