Media, sport and entertainment: Leeds calling
There is every indication that tough times lie ahead for lower league football clubs. Luton have started the season with a massive 30 points deducted for breaching insolvency rules, while Bournemouth and Rotherham have both had 17 point handicaps imposed as a result of failing to meet terms for exiting administration. These penalties stem from the decision of the Football League to deduct 15 points from Leeds United last year. Some football fans and pundits believe that the Leeds United penalty set a very damaging precedent which could cripple many more clubs in the future. Others congratulated the Football League for taking a firm stand against a club that could not emerge from insolvency with a creditors' voluntary arrangement (CVA).
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