Coventry City Docked 10 Points after League Decides they Entered Administration
March 28, 2013
League One football team Coventry City has been docked ten points but the Football League after entering administration.
The promotion hopefuls are now 15 points behind the play-off places with only six games to go.
Coventry placed a subsidiary company of the club in administration and believed that the football business would not be affected.
However Arena Company Ltd (ACL) who manage the Ricoh Arena and are owed £1.3m in unpaid rent told the High Court that the company in administration held the ‘golden share’ which carries the Football League membership.
An official League statement read: “The Football League can confirm that Coventry City Football Club have been deducted 10 points, in accordance with its rules and regulations.
“This Sporting Sanction has been implemented with immediate effect. Coventry City have seven days in which to appeal.
“The League has now begun discussions with the administrator aimed at achieving a sustainable future for the club within The Football League.”
Coventry’s next game is at home to Doncaster Rovers, and will be played at the Ricoh Arena.
Coventry may decide to fight the ban and said: “”We are disappointed by the decision but also understand the Football League’s course of action in accordance with its rules and regulations.
“We welcome the offer for further dialogue which we hope to commence at the earliest available opportunity.”