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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 13:36 GMT 14:36 UK
Losers in line for final windfall
Leeds Utd chairman Ken Bates
Leeds chairman Ken Bates
Watford and Leeds United have agreed that the Championship play-off final losers will keep the gate receipts.

The pair are continuing a convention with the loser keeping the 1.3m receipts, with promotion to the Premiership worth 30m.

Leeds chairman Ken Bates told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We've agreed with Watford, as is the tradition.

"Because the winners get so much money, the team that loses keeps the money from the final."

Bates added: "The worst case scenario is that we will walk away with 1.3m and that will be going on ground improvements.

"This season we budgeted for finishing in mid-table and getting knocked out of both cups.

"We budgeted to make 50,000 in both cups but we made 540,000. That's how to run the business, not expecting to win the Champions League every year."



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