Play-Offs Thread 2018

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Play-Offs Thread 2018

by genome » 08 May 2018 09:39

How nice that we can relax and enjoy the playoffs this year! Here's the full list of fixtures...

Championship
Friday, 11 May (19:45): Derby v Fulham
Saturday, 12 May (17:15): Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
Monday, 14 May (19:45): Fulham v Derby
Tuesday, 15 May (19:45): Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Saturday, 26 May (17:00): Championship play-off final

League One
Thursday, 10 May (19:45): Charlton v Shrewsbury
Saturday, 12 May (12:30): Scunthorpe v Rotherham
Sunday, 13 May (17:15): Shrewsbury v Charlton
Wednesday, 16 May (19:45): Rotherham v Scunthorpe
Sunday, 27 May (15:00): League One play-off final

League Two
Saturday, 12 May (15:00): Lincoln v Exeter
Saturday, 12 May (19:30): Coventry v Notts County
Thursday, 17 May (19:45): Exeter v Lincoln
Friday, 18 May (19:45): Notts County v Coventry
Monday, 28 May (15:00): League Two play-off final

My predictions -
Fulham v Villa final, Villa to win
Shrewsbury v Rotherham final, Shrewsbury to win
Lincoln v Coventry final, Lincoln to win

What are yours?

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Brum Royal » 08 May 2018 10:11

Boro, Shrewsbury and Coventry

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Stranded » 08 May 2018 11:57

genome wrote:How nice that we can relax and enjoy the playoffs this year! Here's the full list of fixtures...

Championship
Friday, 11 May (19:45): Derby v Fulham
Saturday, 12 May (17:15): Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
Monday, 14 May (19:45): Fulham v Derby
Tuesday, 15 May (19:45): Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Saturday, 26 May (17:00): Championship play-off final

League One
Thursday, 10 May (19:45): Charlton v Shrewsbury
Saturday, 12 May (12:30): Scunthorpe v Rotherham
Sunday, 13 May (17:15): Shrewsbury v Charlton
Wednesday, 16 May (19:45): Rotherham v Scunthorpe
Sunday, 27 May (15:00): League One play-off final

League Two
Saturday, 12 May (15:00): Lincoln v Exeter
Saturday, 12 May (19:30): Coventry v Notts County
Thursday, 17 May (19:45): Exeter v Lincoln
Friday, 18 May (19:45): Notts County v Coventry
Monday, 28 May (15:00): League Two play-off final

My predictions -
Fulham v Villa final, Villa to win
Shrewsbury v Rotherham final, Shrewsbury to win
Lincoln v Coventry final, Lincoln to win

What are yours?


Good to see that Sky/FL have realised that people actually like watching all the play-off games and scheduled them so that every game is a stand alone with none clashing with the PL final day too.

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Old Man Andrews » 08 May 2018 12:03

Championship - Fulham v Middlesbrough - Middlesbrough to win

League 1 - Charlton v Rotherham - Charlton to win

League 2 - Lincoln v Coventry - Coventry to win

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Sanguine » 08 May 2018 12:12

Agreed with your Championship prediction OMA - that said, I can't stand the thought of John Terry's smug face as he lifts the play-off trophy.


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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by genome » 08 May 2018 12:22

Does anyone have any stats on how statistically likely it is for the 3rd placed team to win the playoffs?

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Winston Biscuit » 08 May 2018 12:23

genome wrote:Does anyone have any stats on how statistically likely it is for the 3rd placed team to win the playoffs?


http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10275474/football-league-play-offs-is-third-place-a-curse-or-is-that-a-myth

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by genome » 08 May 2018 12:34

Winston Biscuit wrote:
genome wrote:Does anyone have any stats on how statistically likely it is for the 3rd placed team to win the playoffs?


http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10275474/football-league-play-offs-is-third-place-a-curse-or-is-that-a-myth


Nice one. So accounting for last year where none of the 3rd (shifting places up one for League Two) placed teams went up, that's

3rd 38%
4th 20%
5th 20%
6th 22%

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Sanguine » 08 May 2018 12:41

If I recall correctly, I think I heard the other day that Fulham have never won a play-off game. Three appearances, out in the semi-finals each time without winning a leg. This is, however, the first time they have come 3rd in the league since the play-offs were established.


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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Sanguine » 08 May 2018 12:42

genome wrote:
Winston Biscuit wrote:
genome wrote:Does anyone have any stats on how statistically likely it is for the 3rd placed team to win the playoffs?


http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10275474/football-league-play-offs-is-third-place-a-curse-or-is-that-a-myth


Nice one. So accounting for last year where none of the 3rd (shifting places up one for League Two) placed teams went up, that's

3rd 38%
4th 20%
5th 20%
6th 22%


Probably not for this thread, but would be good to get those percentages as an index against success in the season after promotion, i.e. do the promoted 6th place teams generally come straight back down?

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by stealthpapes » 08 May 2018 13:10

Sanguine wrote:If I recall correctly, I think I heard the other day that Fulham have never won a play-off game. Three appearances, out in the semi-finals each time without winning a leg. This is, however, the first time they have come 3rd in the league since the play-offs were established.


Does that mean the cat is dead all along?

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Hendo » 08 May 2018 13:31

Agree with Genome - Villa, Shrews & Lincoln for me.

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Stranded » 08 May 2018 13:35

Sanguine wrote:If I recall correctly, I think I heard the other day that Fulham have never won a play-off game. Three appearances, out in the semi-finals each time without winning a leg. This is, however, the first time they have come 3rd in the league since the play-offs were established.


Correct. This is their 4th play off appearance. Over the previous 3 apperances they have drawn one leg and lost the other each time.


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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by LUX » 08 May 2018 13:38

Sanguine wrote: the play-off trophy.



wait, there's a play-off trophy :?:

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Sanguine » 08 May 2018 14:04

LUX wrote:
Sanguine wrote: the play-off trophy.



wait, there's a play-off trophy :?:


Now I'm questioning myself. I thought there was. :?:

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by LUX » 08 May 2018 14:04

tbh, what would Reading fans know about this :x

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Old Man Andrews » 08 May 2018 14:09

Fairly sure I have seen the captains lift a small trophy up when they win. It is that or a giant comedy cheque to signify the TV money the club will be getting.

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Sutekh » 08 May 2018 14:09

I see the Championship play off final has been moved again to the Saturday. Why do they keep swapping it round with the League 2 final?

Love to see Shrewsbury and Exeter win the lower division play offs. Prefer Villa to win the Championship one just to get rid of a proper big club.

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by genome » 08 May 2018 14:32

If the Championship Final goes to penalties then there’s a chance it will end about 10 minutes before the Champions League Final kicks off 8)

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Re: Play-Offs Thread 2018

by Silver Fox » 08 May 2018 14:36

Sutekh wrote:I see the Championship play off final has been moved again to the Saturday. Why do they keep swapping it round with the League 2 final?


Maybe there's something going on this summer?

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