Meeting To Discuss Points Deduction

Last updated : 25 January 2004 By Kevin Markey

Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the Premier League, said: "It is a coincidence that we happen to be having a meeting to discuss the possibility of a nine-point deduction.

"We started to discuss it in the summer and we brought it forward in the autumn.

"However, there were some technical concerns really about the way the proposal was written, it was written a little bit too starkly.

"Clubs wanted some grounds for appeal, that has been written into the regulation, and clubs will be looking to vote on that this week.

"It is entirely coincidental that Leeds have got themselves into a situation which is very current and I, as chief executive, will be reminding clubs we have to entirely separate the two issues," Scudamore told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme today.

"One is an ongoing issue that has been on the stocks for a while and the other is a very specific issue that has to be dealt with in a separate way."