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No compensation for Terriers fans after Blackpool pitch invasion

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A Football League commission has ruled that Blackpool do not have to compensate Huddersfield supporters following the abandonment of their match in May due to a pitch invasion.

The Football League had requested that the commission forces Blackpool to reimburse travelling Terriers fans. However, the commission has ruled against this.

Blackpool have been hit with a suspended three-point deduction by the commission. The Football Association fined the Tangerines £50,000 last week and decreed they would be made to play a competitive match behind closed doors next season if another game was to be disrupted by fans.


Terriers complete Dean Whitehead signing

Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of experienced midfielder Dean Whitehead.

The former Sunderland, Stoke and Middlesbrough player joins on a two-year contract.

Football League: Goalless result stands in abandoned Terriers match

The 0-0 score between Blackpool and Huddersfield Town at the time of their Championship match being abandoned earlier this month has officially been recorded as the final result of the match, The Football League has confirmed.

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In addition, the Blackpool have been charged with failing to fulfil a fixture and the matter will be heard by a Football Disciplinary Commission.

Huddersfield Town may be compensated with ticket refunds to supporters.

The fixture was halted 48 minutes in when supporters poured on to the pitch in protest at Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and, after staging a sit-in demonstration in the centre circle for over an hour, referee Mick Russell eventually called the fixture off.

Court hears ex-Hull City striker's match-fixing allegations

An ex-Premier League footballer "cast his net around" for players in a plot to fix lower league matches, a court heard today.

Former Hull City striker Delroy Facey Credit: Press Association

Former Hull City striker Delroy Facey, 34, is alleged to have become involved in the "ugly side" of his sport by acting as a middleman for two men who have already been convicted of match-fixing.

Facey, who also played for Huddersfield, Lincoln and Rotherham, denies conspiracy to commit bribery and is standing trial at Birmingham Crown Court alongside former non-league player Moses Swaibu.

Football in this case is really nothing more than a means to an end - it's an opportunity to make money. It's described sometimes as the beautiful game but football has an ugly side to it as well, and it's that ugly side we are going to be looking at.

– Nick Mather, prosecutor


Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith released from hospital

Huddersfield Town has tweeted that Tommy Smith is back at home after being released from hospital. The defender was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury in yesterday's match against Leeds United.

Huddersfield Town defender in 'stable condition' in hospital

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is now in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury at today's Championship game against Leeds United. The club reported on their website that he has been sitting up and talking to members of Huddersfield Town's staff. He has undergone scans and tests and will stay in hospital overnight for observation.

Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith is stretched off during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield Town and Tommy's family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes throughout the course of Saturday evening.

Everyone at the Club would also like to record their thanks to all the medical team and safety staff on duty at the John Smith's Stadium, our charity partner the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care they have given Tommy.

We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.

– Huddersfield Town
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