Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Ken Bates sets out the case to show that Leeds United have not broken any rules

Ken Bates has published his letter to league chairman on the club's website. His explanation of the facts is quite convincing. Clearly the Inland Revenue don't like the League's own ruling about paying football creditors first and their legal action is more to do with that than anything else.

I detect too that Mawhinny is seeking to punish Leeds for their clever move into administration before the end of last season, which the League admits was legal and above board. If Ken Bates is correct then Leeds have not broken any rules and the actions of the Revenue amount to "exceptional circumstances." There are no grounds to deduct 15 more points.

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