Writer: LUFC1 is Away
Date:Friday August 3 2007
Leeds United have been cleared to start the season in League One - but will have do endure a 15-point deduction.
The club have had to accept the deduction in order to be given permission to face Tranmere Rovers next weekend - it seems the the board of the Football League Ltd would not return the club's share in the Football League without the deduction.
An appeal has been lodged but no information has yet been released as to its timescale. The club released a statement both explaining the current situation and stressing that the return of the share was in the best interests of Leeds United.
Leeds United statement in full:
"We are pleased to announce that the board of the Football League Ltd have agreed to transfer the share in the Football League to Leeds United 2007 Ltd. The Football League have transferred the share in 'exceptional circumstances' and have imposed a 15-point penalty for the start of the 2007/08 season. The club have appealed against this sanction. The timescale for the appeal is not yet known.
"The club has received an amount of criticism from supporters for not keeping them up to date with developments during what has been a very difficult time for us all. We appreciate this policy was difficult for fans to accept, but please be assured that this was done in the best interests of Leeds United which is justified by the return of the share.
"We are now planning the appeal and we are able to complete the squad rebuilding for the 2007/08 season, albeit with only one week to go before our first League One game at Tranmere."
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Date:Friday August 3 2007
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