Date: 7th August 2008 at 7:13pm
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MINUTES after writing to say that Rotherham United and Luton Town’s numerical disadvantage will work in Accrington Stanley’s favour, another team is docked points.

Bournemouth who have just joined League Two following relegation from League One on the last day of the season away at Carlisle, have accepted a 17 points deduction, meaning that they along with Rotherham start on -17 whilst Luton Town begin on -30 ahead of the new 2008/09 campaign.

There were threats that The Cherries wouldn’t even start the new season, with the Football League planning to start with a 23 teamed league, meaning that atleast one side would be fixture-less on the opening day, but it hasn’t come to that thankfully and the league starts with all 24 sides.

Bournemouth were also dealt a 10 points deduction last season, which effectively relegated them after seven victories in a row going into the last game of the season.

Bottom of the league for the beginning of the new season:

22. AFC Bournemouth (-17)

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3. Rotherham United (-17)

4. Luton Town (-30)