Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Football League To Make Rule Change

Football League To Make Rule Change

Whatever way you look at it, Leeds United were either very clever, or very dirty in their timing when going into administration. If they had left it until the season was over, they would have started the next campaign with -10 points, in the same way Rotherham did last year.

That points deduction on Rotherham probably cost them their place in League 1, but because of the Leeds United timing, they will start next season with a clean slate. You can argue all you like on the merits of this, but you have to feel for Rotherham who arguably did the honourable thing. If we were in the same position as Leeds, would we have used the loophole? You can bet your life we would. But it's wrong and should have been sorted long ago.

At least now any club going into administration will no longer be able to play the system for their own benefits. The new rule states that any club going into administration after the fourth Thursday in March will have their 10 point deduction suspended. If the club is relegated the points will be deducted from their tally at the start of next season. Seems fair enough.

Source BBC.



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Saturday June 9 2007
Time: 4:58PM

Comments

0
As you say it's about time, this should have been done a long time ago
Johnny Kipper
13/06/2007 09:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Walker Heads To Port Vale

Young Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker yesterday completed a loan move out to League One side Port Vale for the rest of the season.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Al Hasawi Facing Bill From Moores

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi is facing the prospect of a 'multi-millions pound bill' coming his way following the collapse of the proposed John Jay Moores takeover last week.

Vital View - Championship, 12th-14th January 2017

Newcastle moved above Brighton to the top of the table when Albion slipped up. Rotherham and Wigan both won but remain in the bottom three with Blackburn.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Henderson10%
Mancienne2%
Mills2%
Hobbs41%
Lichaj2%
Lam1%
Cash2%
Pereira1%
Osborn2%
Lica30%
Assombalonga2%
Sub - Pinillos3%
Sub - Vaughan2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 25 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jimmy Gordon423
2.orbitalforest237
3.Galaxy42227
4.Apollyon211
5.the jock210
6.LyttleByLyttle205
7.Our Kids Dad194
8.paplane191
9.da fuq126
10.mao tse tung124
The Vital Football Members League