Bradford appeal over FA Cup expulsion
Bradford did not receive written permission for Curtis Good, on loan from Newcastle, to play in the competition
Friday 07 December 2012
Bradford City have appealed against the Football Association's decision to expel them from the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their second-round tie against Brentford a week ago on Friday.
Bradford did not receive written permission for Curtis Good, on loan from Newcastle, to play in the competition by the noon deadline on the day of the fixture, which ended 1-1 at Valley Parade.
The second-round replay was due to have been held on 18 December at Griffin Park and the winner of the tie will face either Bury or Southend United.
Bradford said in a statement: "The error was of an administrative technical nature and not one to intentionally break competition rules. We presented a case of mitigation to the FA on Thursday 6 December, however the FA panel chose to enforce the full powers of its jurisdiction and have removed the club from this season's FA Cup competition.
"We are clearly disappointed by this decision and cannot comment further on this matter as the club is still actively conducting a full investigation."
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