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Owls Set To Escape With Fine

Wednesday are set to escape with a fine after fears of a points deduction for including too many loan players in their squad for the 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the weekend.

The Owls included six loan players for their match with Tony Pulis' men at Hillsborough on Saturday, something which caused upset with the Britannia Stadium club and led to them reporting Wednesday.

But the Football League are all set to follow a precedent set when they fined Leeds United £2,000 for a similar offence back in 2006, according to reports from BBC Radio Stoke.

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the BBC: 'The precendent is there for the league to hand out a fine.

'We will argue our case strongly but will have to accept the decision of the Football League.'

Owls boss Brian Laws included Franck Songo'o (Portsmouth), Ben Sahar (Chelsea), Graham Kavanagh (Sunderland), Bartosz Slusarski (West Brom), Adam Bolder (QPR) and Enoch Showunmi (Bristol City) in his squad for the visit of City.

But only four featured in the clash, with Slusarski and Bolder being unused substitutes.

The decision by the Football League will be a huge relief for Owls boss Brian Laws and Wednesday fans, with any kind points deduction throwing the Owls back in to the Championship bottom three.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 2 2008

Time: 6:20PM

Your Comments

And too right. Just a quick slap on the wrists thats all it will be!
will it ever happen
we only had 5 players in squad anyhow????
mick66owl
because you carnt class EWOK SHOWADDYWADDY as a professional footballer can you???
mick66owl
reckon that,d be fair but you never know with the FA. would have expected a decision by now aswell
owler
me too but reports coming out of stoke media are saying a fine will be the outcome
mick66owl
we actually had 4 cus i dont class kavanagh as a player either!! just a waster... or w@nker?? take ur pick!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
Lets not forget the same FA/Football league let Stoke sign a player after the 5pm deadline last Thursday (Pearson) who just happened to have the shot that Creswell deflected in for Stokes opening goal!!!
WorksopsNumber1
I'm happy with just a fine. Phew!
S6Apple
glad it all seems to have worked out for you lot - if you ever have a feeling that you want to share our minus ten feel free! Oh well, it was worth a try...
herringthorpe
Thanks for the offer Caz, but no thanks!! :)
will it ever happen
So WHEN will the decision be made? These are just reports at the moment. Personally I think one point should be deducted. Stowke shouldnt be awarded another two.
crossy2425
 

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