Leeds fight winding-up order

Leeds United owners GFH Capital have confirmed they are 'vigorously' contesting a winding-up petition against the club.

Last Updated: 04/02/14 at 23:09 Post Comment

The strife continues at Elland Road

The strife continues at Elland Road

Shirt sponsors Enterprise Insurance have filed the petition in the High Court over an alleged unpaid debt.

Enterprise's managing director Andrew Flowers was part of the Sport Capital consortium that had an attempt to take over the Sky Bet Championship club collapse last week.

According to the Financial Times the petition was filed on January 29, the day after Sport Capital's bid fell through - the case is due to be heard in March.

Italian Massimo Cellino has since agreed to buy a 75% stake in the club, subject to the deal being approved, although there are reports Sport Capital could return to the bidding process.

A statement from GFH Capital on the Leeds official website read: "The winding up petition issued by Enterprise Insurance, a sponsor whose managing director, Andrew Flowers, claims to support the club, is misconceived and an abuse of legal process.

"It is being vigorously contested by the club's lawyers.

"As there were no valid grounds to issue the petition, we can only assume that Mr. Flowers is seeking to influence the deliberations of the club's owners and management in relation to the take-over negotiations.

"Under the ownership of GFH Capital, Leeds United has always met its financial obligations and it will continue to do so."


New Sky Bet customers: Free £30 matched bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property