Blades Could Be First Club Thrown Out of League
Sheffield United could be the first club to be thrown out of the Premier League if they refuse to hand over their share next week. A League spokesman said,
"If Sheffield United do not return the share, Premier League rules mean that it will be unilaterally transferred to a promoted club and this will happen at our AGM this coming Thursday."
It was widely rumoured yesterday that the Blades 'might not' hand back their share at the League AGM next week. Obviously Sheffield United were testing the waters and now that they know they will be thrown out anyway it is unlikely that they will follow through with the threat. If the League is forced to throw them out then it is unlikely that many clubs would welcome them back in the future.