Well who would have thought it? The Football League’s decision is final after all. It may have bee the decision we were all hoping for, but not necessarily the decision we all predicted. It seems that very few of you have faith in the Football League as Viva Rovers recent poll shows. We asked you to predict how many points you thought Leeds United would get back via the arbitration panel and a whopping 55% expected Ken Bates to be laughing all the way to Lapland with all fifteen points placed back on Leeds’ tally.
I myself felt the League might have been forced to give Leeds at least a token five points back and was amongst a 24% who felt that United would regain between 5 and 9 points through their appeal. For once I am very satisfied to have been proved wrong.
Instead, as it turned out, only 18% of you were confident enough to pluck for the right answer of absolutely nothing. Well done to those of you who hit the nail on the head, but the fact that less than a fifth of you had faith in the Football League’s decision being upheld says a lot about the way football and its key decisions are moving off the pitch.