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Swans Trophy Delay Thanks to Leeds

Poor old Swansea, you’d have hoped after winning the Football League One, that the next home match for your club you would receive the winners trophy.

Not Swans, if Leeds United are still hunting for their unjustly removed 15 points back!

Following legal advice (and announcing the trophy presentation to be held at Swansea’s next home match against Leyton Orient on Saturday) it appears that awarding a league trophy before the Leeds-initiated arbitration challenge to their points penalty, would perhaps be a slightly daft idea.

Should the arbitration hearing decide that all 15 points should be returned to Leeds United, Swansea, champions elect, would be just 1 point ahead of the Yorkshire club with 2 games to play thus removing their winner’s status.

A statement from the Football League read:

”Following legal advice, the Football League can confirm that it will not present the League One trophy to Swansea City at their match with Leyton Orient on Saturday due to the ongoing arbitration hearing involving Leeds United.

“The Panel in the hearing have committed to provide a verdict on or before May 1st and the League has been advised not to engage in any actions which might be misconstrued or viewed as pre-empting the arbitration process in any way.”


Someone, somewhere, needs to somewhat, make their minds up else there is a big risk that the Football League may become an even bigger joke than this season has already suggested.




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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 22 2008

Time: 8:04PM

Your Comments

Swansea wanna stop whining!!
kingyorkie
Maybe we should do a pre-season tour of Wales to make up for everything....we could take our trophy and show em what they cudda had lol!
yorkshirepride1
P.S. if you`re a Swansea fan reading this Chill, its a joke!
yorkshirepride1
Cant believe they wont be given the League1 champions trophy untill your court case is over or what ever is going on now. Your not going to get the 15 points back so whats the problem?
will it ever happen
Well, i think youve just explained the problem matey. We want our 15 point back, yes BACK. The 15 points that we earned!! And obviously, if we do get em back, unless you win your last game you may not be champions. So stop whining and wait till the end of the season. Then you can celebrate!! And just to show that im not just having a go, if you do win on sat i would have no problem in congratulating any swansea fan on winning the league. Its only that, YOU HAVN'T WON IT YET!!!!
kingyorkie
What will happen on the last day if Leeds get the 15 points back?
dazza71
Well we have won it now! And you've all gone quiet.
welshboy78
if you didnt employ inadequate chairman i.e Ridsdale and Bates you wouldnt be in this position now get over it and let the best side in the league and the true champions collect there trophy Cardiff here come DOUG A HAPPY SWANSEA JACK
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