I din't think they would have won appeal.
Leeds United have failed in their bid to claim back the 15 points they were deducted by the Football League.
The decision by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators means Leeds will not win automatic promotion from League One, though they are in the play-offs.
An independent three-man arbitration reached its verdict behind closed doors in London, ruling the League had not acted unfairly when docking the points. The penalty was a punishment for breaking competition insolvency rules.#
Leeds had already been docked 10 points for entering administration at the end of last season while still in the Championship.
They felt the additional penalty during the current campaign had been unduly harsh.
Any return of points would have upset Leeds' League One promotion rivals, with Doncaster and Carlisle likely to have taken legal action. Leaders Swansea are confirmed as champions.