Town fans are refusing to give up their battle for compensation over the abandonment of the game at Blackpool.
Up to 200 Blackpool supporters invaded the pitch just after half-time forcing the game to be called off.
The Football Association hit the Seasiders with a £50,000 fine for failing to control their fans while a Football League Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC) ordered a three-point deduction, suspended for two seasons.
The commission rejected a claim from Town for £50,000 to compensate the 2,283 away fans who had a wasted trip to the coast.
Pictured: Just how the game was abandoned at Blackpool
The three-man commission, chaired by Neil Goodrum, met at Preston on August 4.
Despite pressure from angry Town fans the full commission report has only just been published.
The 15-page decision notice reveals that the commission believed there were no regulations – nor any precedent – for Town fans to be compensated.
Bob Pepper, secretary of Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association, had campaigned for the release of the information.
He plans to study the report in detail but said: “It is my strong view that we challenge the commission’s decision and their flawed reasoning. Whatever happens it certainly doesn’t end here.”
The commission was told that Blackpool received £47,983 from Town supporters who were “detrimentally affected...through no fault of their own.”
The league, represented by chief operating officer Andy Williamson and director of legal affairs Nick Craig, said that although there was no mechanism for the commission to order direct compensation to Town fans, a fine could be issued – payable to the League – with an order as to where that money should go.
That view, however, was rebuffed by the commission which said a “number of difficulties arise” in relation to that. It said there were no regulations in place which allowed parties not directly involved in any hearing to be compensated.
Pictured: Just some of the Town fans who went to Blackpool
Even if compensation could be paid it would be “inequitable” to make an order as only between 100 and 200 of the 6,000 Blackpool fans were to blame for the abandonment.
That meant up to 5,900 “home” or “neutral” fans could also be entitled to compensation.
The commission added: “The FDC had major concerns regarding the practicality of any order it might make on this aspect of the case.
“While it was suggested that all the Huddersfield supporters who attended could be traced, the FDC was skeptical as to how effective methods to find all the affected supporters would be leading to the risk that some would be compensated but part of the compensation sum would not be paid out.”
Mr Pepper said he believed the next stage should be a complaint to the Independent Football Ombudsman, set up by the FA, Football League and the Premier League to resolve disputes.
“The other option I would favour would be a test case to the Small Claims Court. It doesn’t stop here.”
The other two members of the FDC panel were Dr John Evans, nominated by the league, and Tom Finn, nominated by Blackpool.