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Leeds' 15-point deduction confirmed

Leeds' 15-point deduction confirmed

Football League chairmen have voted to reject Leeds United's appeal against starting the season with a 15-point deduction because of the club's breach of the League's insolvency policy.

According to reports, more than 75 per cent of the 71 chairmen of Football League clubs voted in favour of the punishment. Leeds have already issued a statement saying the club are considering their options, while concentrating on the season-opener against Tranmere at the weekend.

Lord (Brian) Mawhinney, chairman of the Football League, stated that a signed agreement exists preventing Leeds from taking any further legal action against the Football League.

He said: "We have an agreement with Leeds, signed by both the League and the club, that they will not take any legal action against us and we will not take any legal action against them.

"That is a standard part of the agreement that every club signs when it comes out of administration. That has not been generated for the benefit of Leeds United, we've done that in the last 40 administrations and we did in this one as well."

The club's statement read: "Leeds United are amazed by the perverse outcome of Thursday's meeting of Football League Clubs, which defied all logic, and we believe had arisen as a result of a serious misrepresentation of fact by the board of the Football League in their presentation.

"The only winner is HMRC and we believe the full ramifications of Thursday's decision will adversely affect football going forward for many years. Football Family' seems to be driven by self interest.

"The Club is considering its options but in the meantime will be concentrating on starting its promotion campaign at Tranmere on Saturday."

Back to the football, then...and reaching Dennis Wise's target of 105 points for promotion!

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Date:Thursday August 9 2007
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