Date:Tuesday January 17 2006
Wigan boss Paul Jewell has criticised the Football Association for handing Leeds 'an unfair advantage' in Tuesday night's FA Cup tie.
Just over 48 hours after suffering an eighth Premiership defeat from their last 11 matches, the Latics must face Leeds in an FA Cup third-round replay at Elland Road and Jewell believes the FA could have helped out his team..
A request to switch the match to Wednesday was rejected by Leeds, however Jewell feels the FA should have intervened.
Jewell: 'It's an outrageous decision. Leeds play their games on a Tuesday. We asked for it to be played on Wednesday, but they said 'no'.
'But I don't think it should be Leeds' decision. It should be an FA decision because it's the FA Cup. It's quite clearly an unfair advantage to Leeds. I don't care what anybody says. I don't blame Leeds in a way for taking that advantage, but I do blame the powers that be. It's up to them to say we play Wednesday.
'I would like to know if we were Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal whether we would be playing on Tuesday. I guess not.
'But as tough a situation as we are going through, I would rather be us than a lot of other teams. We are in the top half of the league, the semi-finals of the Carling Cup and we are still in the FA Cup, so we are not feeling sorry for ourselves.'
Gibbs - Leeds looking to end season on a high (Wednesday April 16 2014)
LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History (Wednesday April 16 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 16th (Wednesday April 16 2014)
LUFC Cellino's advice pays off with Luke Murphy (Tuesday April 15 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 15th (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Midfielder in Football League Team of the Week (Monday April 14 2014)
LUFC Ashdown to make Leeds comeback (Monday April 14 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 14th (Monday April 14 2014)
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - April 6th - 12th (Sunday April 13 2014)
LUFC Leeds Fan View v Blackpool (Sunday April 13 2014)
|15. Sheff Wed||42||12||14||16||0||50|
|16. Leeds Utd||42||14||8||20||-9||50|
|Gibbs - Leeds looking to end season on a high
» Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 21:19:00
|Holden Appreciates His Support
» Bolton : 16/04/2014 21:04:00
|LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History
» Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 20:36:00
|Former loanee a free agent following City exit
» Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:28:00
|DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
» Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
|DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
» Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
|DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
» Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00