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!

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview

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

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC Brighton and Hove Albion v Leeds United Line-Ups

Line-ups for the game at the Amex Stadium

LUFC Brighton and Hove Albion v Leeds United - History

Vital Leeds looks at the head-to-head record between Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United on the South Coast over the years.

LUFC Premier League official in charge at Brighton

Paul Tierney will be the man in charge of the clash between Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United.

LUFC Leeds A Big Price To Win At Brighton

Betting ahead of the game this evening

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Brighton?
Suggested By:
Green0%
Ayling0%
Bartley0%
Jansson0%
Taylor0%
Vieira0%
Grimes0%
Sacko0%
Wood0%
Roofe0%
Doukara0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 13 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7160
2.ultraleeds49
3.Tiny T23
4.King Billy16
5.deslondon15
6.SimonTVW12
7.@OxonWhite10
8.erni8
9.Salazzar7
10.Oyper6
The Vital Football Members League