Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Luton Town Set to Pay the 'Leeds United Penalty?'

Luton Town Set to Pay the 'Leeds United Penalty?'

Luton Town may start next season’s League Two campaign on -15 points, having failed to come out of administration with a CVA in place.

The penalty imposed on the Hatters would be the same vicious handicap slapped on Leeds United as they started their League One season without an agreement to pay back creditors in place.

It was reported in the media earlier on Wednesday that this had been confirmed, however a statement on the official Luton Town website read:

“It has been reported by certain media that Luton Town Football Club will start next season having received a 15 point deduction.

Neither Luton Town Football Club nor LTFC 2020 Ltd, the company in the process of acquiring Luton Town, have received any official confirmation of this situation from the Football League.

LTFC 2020 Ltd are currently in discussion with the Football League and do not expect to know the outcome until early next month, at which point the factual situation will be publicised.”


The Football League set a dangerous precedence in giving Leeds United a 15 point deduction at the start of the season, and I can honestly say that to an extent, I am disappointed that we weren’t the only ones to fall foul. If there was anything to learn from the saga, it was that clubs that are not attempting any kind of underhand tactics do not deserve to lose 15 points for the following season, as in this example, possibly threatening the League future of Luton Town.

Good luck Luton!

Writer:LUFC1
Date:Wednesday May 14 2008
Time: 5:17PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

3 things Heckingbottom must alter to reverse Leeds' fortunes

A draw and a defeat in his first two games in charge have not done much to convince the doubters that Paul Heckingbottom was the right choice to take over as manager.

Time to bring him in from the cold at Leeds?

Paul Heckingbottom has revealed that he is willing to give Hadi Sacko a chance to salvage his career at the club.

LUFC Derby County v Leeds United History

Vital Leeds looks at the head-to-head record between Derby County and Leeds United in the midlands over the years

LUFC On This Day - 21st February

A look back at what happened on this day February 21st in the history of Leeds United.

Leeds United Archived Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is it time to give Sacko a chance to impress at Elland Road?
Suggested By:
Yes, give him that chance!60%
No, sorry.40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71146
2.Tiny T94
3.deslondon58
4.erni50
5.bago48
6.Oyper29
7.SimonTVW26
8.King Billy22
9.1972Glory20
10.ultraleeds18
The Vital Football Members League