The Play-Offs: Is the process unfair?

Tweet The Play-Offs embody the agony and ecstasy of football with high stakes and heartbreaking consequences; but despite its exhilarating narrative, is the process fair and does it limit quality within England’s top leagues? During the 2019 Play-Offs, third placed in the Championship, Leeds United, and fourth placed in League 2, Mansfield Town have been eliminated by the lowest seeded sides in their respective competitions. Leeds finished closer to Sheffield United in second than they did Derby County in sixth, who knocked them out of the Play-Offs. If the Rams…

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AFC Fylde 0 Salford City 3

Tweet Salford City have been promoted to the English Football League for the first time in their history after a comfortable victory in the Vanarama National League Promotion Final. The match started brightly as both teams created opportunities before the deadlock was broken in the fifteenth minute when a stroke of misfortune handed Salford the lead. Danny Rowe saw his clearance from a free kick rebound off his own man to gift Mani Dieseruvwe the opportunity to curl past Jay Lynch from close range. An opportunity he didn’t pass up…

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