Date: 7th August 2008 at 8:47pm
Written by:

ERIC Whalley has told of how he isn’t a believer when it comes to the Football League deducting points from teams that enter into administration.

This week two clubs have been docked points, with Rotherham United and Bournemouth both having to start life in League Two on minus 17 points, adding to Luton Town’s unfortune when they were deducted a mighty 30 points for entering administration.

And Stanley’s chairman isn’t too keen on the docking of points: “To be honest I`m not a great believer in taking points off them for the administration side because the people that came and got them there have all left now and good people are left there now to take up the reins.’ said Whalley speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

“The people that are picking up the bits now had nothing to do with it and I think that thirty points is immoral because they`ll never get eighty points to survive.” he added.

The bad thing is though, that club’s in League One and Two seem to be going into administration every few weeks now, meaning that the league set ups are suffering for aslong as the Football League keep up the docking of points: “If you look at the records, you`ll find that from 1992-2006 52 clubs have gone into administration. Half of these clubs have been in before. Rotherham three times?”