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Southampton relegated with 10 point deduction

Southampton relegated with 10 point deduction

Southampton Football Club have been relegated to League 1 following the Football League's decision to deduct the club 10 points.

Southampton's parent company entered administration at the end of April, and the question of a points penalty was disputed.

Administrators from Begbies Traynor were appointed and believed that the club could avoid the points deduction as the parent club, Southampton Leisure Holdings was a separate organisation to the football club.

Despite this belief, the Football League today has issued Southampton with a ten point penalty.

The rules state that if the Saints do beat the drop they will be deducted the ten points this season; and if they remain in the bottom three, they will start next season on -10.

Either way relegation to League 1 is inevitable.

However, joint administrator Mark Fry believes that the club has been harshly dealt with:

The football club was not even aware that the investigation had been concluded,' he told the BBC.

'We remain very firmly of the view that the rules do not apply, and that the Football League has stretched the rules to meet the circumstances. The football club is not in administration.

'The Football League is a members' organisation, and with any such body of that nature, you run the risk that if there is any grey area, they can interpret the rules as they see fit.

'I think they've interpreted the rules to suit the conclusion they wanted to reach.

Former Southampton chairman and life-long supporter Leon Crouch has stated that his is willing to fight the case:

'It is expected that an appeal will be launched.'



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Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Thursday April 23 2009
Time: 9:13PM

Comments

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Very very sad day.
abesaint
23/04/2009 21:15:00
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Very very sad day.
abesaint
23/04/2009 21:15:00
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Yeah you were really puttin up a respectable fight, its a terrible way to go down. Maybe league 1 will be a good chance to rebuild the club. We might still be joining you yet mate!
yorkie_tyke
23/04/2009 21:21:00
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Yeah you were really puttin up a respectable fight, its a terrible way to go down. Maybe league 1 will be a good chance to rebuild the club. We might still be joining you yet mate!
yorkie_tyke
23/04/2009 21:21:00
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23/04/2009 21:28:00
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magicbird
23/04/2009 21:28:00
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its shocking tbh, im no saints fan but its harsh what has happened to them. i wish them all the best in the following years and hope that they get back into the premier league in the next few years.
Jay1191
23/04/2009 22:13:00
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its shocking tbh, im no saints fan but its harsh what has happened to them. i wish them all the best in the following years and hope that they get back into the premier league in the next few years.
Jay1191
23/04/2009 22:13:00
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