Eight Points Back For Leeds United?

Tuesday, 1 April 2008, 5:20
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The Yorkshire 'giants' have been fighting all season to get their 15-point deduction – imposed at the start of the season – overturned and were expected not to hear anything until the hearing took place in the middle of the month.

But sports lawyer Richard Cramer has said that the league don't want to leave the hearing another two weeks and have reached the compromise with Leeds to receive back just over half the points they were deducted.  Mr Cramer himself believed just two weeks ago that Leeds had a "25-30% chance" of getting back all their points although he did expect there to be a decision that sat somewhere in the middle.

But he now believes that the decision has been made to the satisfaction of both parties and it will be announced on 15 April, the day after the initial scheduled date.  "I always believed that there would be a compromise reached somewhere in the middle of this.

"Both the League and Leeds United will be looking for a compromise to be reached rather than allowing a battle to run on all summer which would leave more clubs than just Leeds in limbo.  I would expect from here there to be a counter action by the clubs immediately affected by this decision and I would expect to hear something about that soon after the decision.

"There is still time between now and April 14 for this to change but this is the outcome at the moment that both parties are happy with."

Should Leeds be given back the 8 point amount then it would dramatically change the look of the League One table now with them moving from their current position of 8th to 4th with the chance to make up ground on 3rd place Doncaster because of their game in hand.  Big losers at this moment would be Tranmere who would drop out of the play off zone.

There is little doubt that there will be further repercussions if this decision is indeed proved to be correct and I suspect the saga of Leeds United and their missing points will rumble on for quite some time yet.

You can view the previous comments from Richard Cramer here

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