Play Off Round Up

It looks very much like a Hull v Sheffield Wednesday final after both semi finals were apparently decided on the basis of long term form.

Wednesday go into tonight’s second leg at Brighton (Sky Sports 1, 7:45pm kickoff) with a two goal lead, which mean the hosts have to win beat Sheffield Wednesday by three clear goals to go to Wembley – which they’ve managed once in 102 years. Furthermore, Wednesday have only lost by three goals once during the entire season.

The other semi final already looks beyond the reach of Derby. Hull City only lost once at home this season and conceded just under half a goal per game at the KC Stadium, so it would be extremely unlikely that the Rams will recover from that deficit. The game is being shown tomorrow night on Sky Sports 2, 7:45pm kick off.

As for who joins from League 1, it’ll probably be one of two clubs who aren’t exactly strangers to the Championship…

Update: Sheffield Wednesday are the first team through to the play off final after a 1-1 draw against Brighton at the Amex.

Hull will meet Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley after Derby almost pulled off a dramatic comeback at the KC Stadium this evening. Trailing by three goals, the Rams scored twice but a third eluded them.

The preview will be posted next Friday.


Author: Mike Roberts

A football fan since the 1970s, I take my inspiration from the standard of writing that made Shoot! magazine streets ahead of anything else back in the day. I'm also a complete and utter stathead, which I blame on being exposed to American sports at the end of my teens.