Leeds' bid to get points back fails

Leeds' bid to get points back fails
Leeds ground, Elland Road

An independent tribunal has today upheld the Football League’s 15-point penalty imposed on Leeds at the start of the season.

A three-day hearing reached its conclusion behind closed doors today in London where Leeds failed to convince a three-man panel that the League acted unfairly when docking the points as punishment for breaking competition rules on insolvency.

The hearing’s decision to rule in the League’s favour sees Leeds stay in sixth place in Coca-Cola League One – and they must now hope to secure promotion via a play-off place.

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