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Yorkshire Evening Post 24/2/08 League promise "robust defence" of Leeds United action By Phil Hay The Football League are poised to respond to Leeds United's High Court writ – and have promised to present a strong defence of their decision to deduct 15 points from the club. The League have been ordered to reply to the High Court by Tuesday after being served with legal papers by Leeds on February 5, and their board are planning to "robustly" contest United's judicial claim. The Elland Road club are suing the League over the ruling taken in August which saw Leeds deducted 15 points after failing to exit administration through an agreed Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). The Football League said the move contravened their rules on insolvency and justified the points penalty, but Leeds will argue that the punishment was unfair and unreasonable when their case is heard in the High Court. League chairman Lord Brian Mawhinney wrote to clubs across the country th
Yorkshire Post 4/2/08 McAllister looks to bolster Leeds squad By Richard Sutcliffe NEW Leeds United manager Gary McAllister says he may bolster his squad when the loan market re-opens on Friday. The former Scotland international made his Elland Road bow over the weekend and was a frustrated spectactor as United crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Tranmere Rovers » .As a result, Leeds slipped out of the play-off positions for the first time since early November.McAllister was one of the busiest managers around ahead of the transfer window closing last Thursday with Anthony Elding, Lubomir Michalik and Alan Sheehan arriving at the club. Despite that, and Dennis Wise having made five other signings in 2008, the new United manager admits he may enter the emergency loan market when it opens at the end of this week. He said: "The players that came in had been tracked by the club for a bit of time. As for the emergency loan market, the chairman has made it pretty clear if there is anyone I
Yorkshire Evening Post 2/2/08 United lose Mac's opener By Phil Hay The result that Gary McAllister had desperately wanted to avoid came to bear at Elland Road yesterday, as the Whites lost 2-0 to Tranmere on an afternoon which laid out the pressure that comes with his desk at Leeds United. McAllister would have wished for a special start to a reign which began officially on Wednesday and in earnest this weekend, but a 2-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers represented the worst possible beginning for United's new boss.Tranmere scored twice in the second half to take three points from a match which Leeds were never in control of, and when McAllister looked at the League One table last night, he saw United outside the play-off positions for the first time since November. The club's loss of form is slowing having a tangible and negative effect.Leeds have taken a solitary point from their last four games, and yesterday's defeat was the continuation of a decline which appears to have
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Leedsunited.com 1/2/08 THE FIRST DAY New United manager Gary McAllister immediately felt at home when he returned to Thorp Arch this week. The Scot took his first training session on Thursday, ahead of the weekend clash with Tranmere, and says it was great to get back on familiar ground. "I actually left the first week the club had moved up here," recalled the boss. "But I've been gobsmacked. The facilities are absolutely world class. "I feel there's a big advantage because I feel so comfortable driving in. It's all so familiar again and it's great to be back. "I asked the players for a freshness in training and I got a wonderful response. Training was nice and bright and sharp. "It wasn't too tactical, it was about having fun and getting on the ball, and I think they enjoyed it. "The experienced guys were very positive, and it was good." The club moved quickly on deadline day to add three new faces - Lubo Michalik, Anthony El