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Championship Play-offs 2016/2017

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Saturday 13th May, 2017
Fulham vs Reading, 17.30

Sunday 14th May, 2017
Huddersfield vs Sheff Weds, 12.00

Tuesday 16th May, 2017
Reading vs Fulham, 19.45

Wednesday 17th May, 2017
Sheff Weds vs Huddersfield, 19.45

Final to be played on Monday 29th May. 

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I'll be rooting for Fulham. Hated them, largely through envy, when they were in The Premiership last time. However of the four teams I enjoy watching them the most.

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This should be good, on their day, four very good teams.

I'd actually have Reading as least favourites and they're the side that finished third. I'll predict Wednesday to win it purely based on their experience of losing in the final last year.

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Hope Fulham make it back up, although watching Wednesday back in the top division wouldn't be bad. 

I couldn't give a shit about Reading.

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I want either of the two Yorkshire clubs to get promoted. I was gutted that Wednesday lost to Hull last in the final last year, and I'm predicting them to beat Fulham in the final. 

Both Reading and espcially Fulham have been in the Premier League recently, so either of them going up would be boring for me. Wednesday haven't been in the top flight since 2000, and Huddersfield haven't been there since 1972, so that would freshen things up nicely. 

 

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Please not Reading, the most soulless club in the top two flights - only MK more so in the country. Bunch of plastic mongoloid fans and a fucking awful plastic flat pack Stadium. 

Fulham have been quality when I've seen them but I want us to nab Tom Cairney and I would prefer them not to come up as I think they'd do well next season in the PL. I think it'll be them and Wednesday in the final and Fulham will win. I really would want to see Huddersfield come up, would be my favourite due to them being the most likely to not put up much of a fight next year, although I can't see it. They've completely ran out of steam.

I love the play offs, will be in the air when the second leg is on next week which is a sickna.

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What an unreal away day. Fulham away, half five kick off in May, in the play-offs, to be enjoyed by.... Reading.

I'm in the anyone but Reading camp as well. I don't particularly dislike Reading as a club, they're inoffensive, but they're so dull its unreal. They're a duller Wigan.

Sheff Weds and Huddersfield are a solid pair of aways, out of the two I'd rather Huddersfield though as Wednesday's fans have turned into the biggest irritants going in recent years.

Fulham is a new ground for me though so they're my number one, although if Palace stay up that's six London sides plus Watford next year.

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Here's one then, when's the last time that there were two new clubs come up in the same season in the Premier League era? Will be the case if Huddersfield win the play-offs.

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21 minutes ago, Dan said:

Here's one then, when's the last time that there were two new clubs come up in the same season in the Premier League era? Will be the case if Huddersfield win the play-offs.

Did Swansea and Cardiff not come up in the same season?

Edit: Na.

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On 2017-5-9 at 0:53 AM, Any O'Brien said:

Did Swansea and Cardiff not come up in the same season?

Edit: Na.

We would have played each other in the play off final that season had we not bottled it against Reading. What a wasted opportunity.

As for who I think will go up, Fulham have been flying recently and of the four who've been down the CCS, Fulham looked the best of them.

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I'd like Sheffield Wednesday to go up - huge club that is much bigger than most of the cack littering the lower reaches of the PL. A return would, I'm sure, be welcomed by many neutrals. 

Selfishly, I'd like to keep them down as that means two wonderful Sheffield away days for me. 

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I think Wednesday are best equipped for top flight on paper. That all said I do really like this Fulham side. Like everybody else, I'm in The anyone but Reading camp even though i have a lot of time for the job Jaap Stam has done there.

Huddersfield need this the most. They lose Mooy, Palmer and Brown to there parent clubs plus there's 6/7 teams outside the playoffs looking good for next season. 

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To be fair, Reading are probably the ones I'd fancy beating twice in the PL the most so in that sense it would probably be better if they came up.

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Fulham have been poor, Cairney not in the game at all.

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24 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

...and then he gets the equaliser xD.

Usually the way xD

1-1 after the first leg, sets it up nicely for the second leg on Tuesday.

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Sheff Wed leave Rhodes out of their starting 11 today...big mistake, he is guaranteed goals against his former club! Hope Sheff Wed hammer Huddersfield. 

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Sheffield deserve some credit here, they have had spurts of dominance and have been hard enough to break down. Score remains 0-0

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Horrible to think Fulham were denied tonight and Reading are going to Wembley. They've just been taken over - confirmed mere minutes ago - by new Chinese investors who are willing to pump the club full of funds in a similar vein to Tony Fernandes with QPR... whether Huddersfield or Wednesday make it through either of them just has to win the final.

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Fulham will kick themselves. They did the hard work in getting in the playoffs then threw it away by failing to beat an average side in Reading over 180 minutes.

Can't wait to see all those people go to Wembley and 'be a Reading fan for the day' with their face painted and Blue/White chequered flags waving all over the show.

Football is such a cunt sometimes.

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Said for ages Reading will come up. It's exactly how football works. You've got a choice of four and the least popular one goes up. Happened with Hull last year.

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They're not a bad side to be fair, thought they look solid over the two legs and out of all the play-off teams they finished 3rd so probably deserve it more.

I fancy Sheffield Wednesday to win tonight and beat them in the final though.

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