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    J'les aurai! Gregory2,Smith1's Avatar
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    Play Offs Right Or Wrong?


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    the advantadges are obvious,keeps the interest for alot of clubs,wembley and all that

    something don't seem right about today though,Bradford finishing 7th but getting promoted

    not only that,but a fancy day out at Wembley and collecting a cup at the end of it

    something the automatic promoted clubs miss out on

    surely after 46 games,the rightful teams promoted should be the top 3/4

    obviously this will not change,as Wembley has just become a cash cow

    play offs right or wrong?
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      It's bollocks to be honest, best teams should go up.
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      Totally right. Keeps the season interesting for so many more teams and everyone knows the rules at the start of the season, if you finish 3rd (or 4th in League 2), you don't go up automatically.
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      They have been going long enough now for clubs to know the drill at the start of the season. It is a bit of an Americanisation of the sport as this is commonplace in the NBA, NFL etc, but at least it keeps interest going right to the end of the campaign whereas in the past there might often have been a lot of dead rubbers come the final month of the season. I used to be against them going back a few years, but they have become part of the furniture now and sometimes the play-off winners have fared better than the automatically promoted sides the following campaign, perhaps because they have the momentum whereas the top 2 will have got it wrapped up and then started thumbing the holiday brochures.
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      Nothing wrong with them. We lost so deal with it.
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      Its all about the money these days. TV rules, therefore the play-offs stay.
      And no, Its not right. Top 3 up, bottom three down is the way it should be - and that includes the Conference (which should be League 3)
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      i feel the losers in the play offs final should get a runner up medal like they do in champion league final or the fa cup
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      In my view totally wrong, you play all season gathering points, finish third only to be beaten by some team who finished 6th some ten points behind you. During this game, the Ref makes a bad decision, that leads to the 6th place team being promoted and all the seasons hard work goes up in smoke.
      Those types of games are for cup matches not league deciders.
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      I do not think the play off teams should be rewarded with a game at Wembley or a trophy.
      The play offs should remain with 3rd v 6th and 4th v 5th.
      The final should then be held at the home venue of the highest team left in.
      So for this year as Watford finished third, then they should play Palace in the final at their home ground (Vicarage Road).
      As that should be an advantage, you should get the higher placed teams winning.
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      In my heart of hearts I know the play offs are wrong. The best teams over the season should go up.

      But, they are such damn good theatre.

      I say keep them but tweak the rules so they are more in favour of the higher placed teams. Dunno how, but in some way.

      For example, why not get rid of penalties in the semis? Play 2 legs, draw at the end, highest placed team goes through.
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