UK time is: 22:31:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

FA`s Silence Is Not Golden to Leeds

The FA are so far refusing to comment on the points penalty appeal made by Leeds Chairman Ken Bates.

Bates confirmed via the match day programme last Saturday that a request had been made for the FA to review the 15 points penalty imposed by the Football League before the start of the season. With Leeds already wiping out the deduction with an impressive 7-game winning streak, the Leeds supremo is determined to have the points restored, a move that would see Leeds slingshot right to the very top of League One.

'Although it is nice to enjoy six straight league wins, it in no way reduces our determination to have the 15 points, which have been unlawfully deducted, restored.

'Following representations to the Football Association, the matter will be considered at the FA board meeting on Monday (September 24)" Bates said.

He also went on to mention the fact that two members of the Football Association were actually part of the initial decision to deduct points from Leeds, though they will have no say in the proceedings:

"Both Mr Sheepshanks (Ipswich Town) and Mr Mawhinney (the Football League president) are members of the board so they are entitled to attend but they will not be allowed to speak on the subject because of their conflict of interest."

So far however the FA have turned it into somewhat of a secret, with no news of a decision 4 days later. A spokesman from the FA told the Yorkshire Evening Post that so far it was being kept a private matter, and there wasn`t a great deal that could be said at the moment.

Lets just hope they aren`t sweeping this one under the carpet.


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to register for Vital Leeds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Leeds message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 27 2007

Time: 12:53PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 111
2. deslondon 23
3. Tiny T 20
4. SimonTVW 17
5. King Billy 15
6. bago 11
7. erni 11
8. ultraleeds 9
9. Oyper 5
10. BtheD 3

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59
15. Leeds Utd 46 15 11 20 -11 56
16. Huddersfield 45 13 15 17 -17 54
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52
18. Bolton 46 13 12 21 -13 51

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Summer Holiday
Wigan : 06/05/2015 22:14:00
Jota In Team Of The Week
Brentford : 06/05/2015 21:20:01
End of season report card- Wingers
Reading : 06/05/2015 21:18:01
O'Hara Yet To Decide His Future
Blackpool : 06/05/2015 20:55:01
Mortensen Back In Place
Blackpool : 06/05/2015 20:43:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who should Leeds release?
Suggested By:  
Stuart Taylor 5%
Alex Cairns 0%
Aidy White 3%
Rodolph Austin 0%
Michael Tonge 79%
Kalvin Phillips 0%
Lewis Walters 0%
Zac Thompson 13%