Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Birmingham to be deducted points?

Birmingham to be deducted points?

City could face a Football League charge for failing to fufil a fixture if the match is not played.

If found guilty by a disciplinary commission, there is the possibility of the club being fined or even having points deducted.

Birmingham called in a soil expert to determine the state of the surface and a final decision is unlikely to be taken on the game until Friday but the strong indications are Birmingham are fighting a losing battle to stage the fixture.

The surface was dug up after last weekend's FA Cup third round tie with Newcastle and work began on laying the pitch - the 'spare' one for the new Wembley Stadium - on Sunday.

Football League spokesman John Nagle said: 'The Football League is in discussions with Birmingham regarding the playing of this fixture and a final decision will be made in due course.'


Saints are currently gaining points on The Blues, now only 8 points off of Birmingham and top of the Coca Cola Championship. But if they are to be deducted points this will bring us closer to the automatic promotion spots. If Saints win tommorow and Birmingham lose or their game does not go ahead then we can go 5 points adrift.

Saints were 13 points adrift of top spot and City before the Christmas fixtures and have gained points on them well.




Join Vital Saints

It's easy to register for Vital Saints, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:
Date:Friday January 12 2007
Time: 6:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
The game has been called off
Archer
12/01/2007 23:13:00
0
It's a bit of unsportsmanship to write that Birmingham City F.C could be deducted points and they probably won't. The Football League in all their wisdom have decided to check out the pitch and if indeed it was because of weather then they will neither fine nor deduct points from Birmingham City F.C. However Leeds United have decided to ask BCFC if they can compensate their fans because of accomdation cost and travel which will now have to be postponed I think BCFC's answer will be a firm 'no'.
Simone
13/01/2007 07:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Koeman - No Contract Talks Yet

Manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that there are no contract talks going on with him and Southampton just yet - but he will still be with us next season.

Mane - Rest Will Help Against Manchester City

Sadio Mane has said he believes that the extra rest Southampton have had compared to Manchester City this week, will be an advantage going into this weekend's game.

Fonte & Tadic Ahead Of Manchester City

Skipper Jose Fonte and Dusan Tadic have both been speaking ahead of this weekend's tie against Manchester City.

Koeman Wants Manchester City & Tottenham Wins

Manager Ronald Koeman has said he's focused on picking up maiden wins against Manchester City and then Tottenham Hotspur in Southampton's race to the European spots this season.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By:
Forster3%
Cedric2%
van Dijk2%
Fonte0%
Bertrand2%
Romeu4%
Wanyama1%
Tadic36%
Steven Davis1%
Rodriguez1%
Long48%
Sub-Clasie0%
Sub-Mane0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 1 2016 4:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 8 2016 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tim Hedger1