At last, we head into the final stretch of another season - probably hoping that we'll at least make the Championship Playoffs next season! Previews Mustyfrog [PLD:2 W:0 L:2 High Score: 10pts] vs TafftheFish [PLD:3 W:2 L:1 High Score: 5pts] Both @mustyfrog & @taffthefish have very different experiences of the Playoff's - Taff has won both of his previous two ties and won promotion whilst Musty has lost both of his ties at the first stage. Musty, a bit like Liverpool, is probably wondering what more he has to do to get out of Div II after a titanic haul of 25 CR's but at least he now has the chance to put his failed experiences of 2014 & 2015 to use! Following his cruel relegation on the final day of last season, Taff has just about managed to limp into the Playoffs. Despite the history, surely the 26 point differences between the pair should make Musty favorite? Sayer77 [PLD:9 W:6 L:2 High Score: 9pts] vs Jay-Rede [PLD:0 W:0 L:0] Our 2nd tie is a battle between two former top tier members, both hoping for a return to the promised land. @Jay-Rede's previous promotion was earned as Div II Champion, so he had never before had the pleasure of a Playoff campaign. His only top tier experience ended in a straight relegation so Jay will be hoping for the chance to improve on that! That will mean getting past @Sayer77... who has suffered a poor season (by his Championship winning standards) following a narrow miss on the automatic places & the mauling from @Dai Jones in last season's Playoffs. Will Sayer make avoid the same shock defeat as last time and make the most of the opportunity to escape the 2nd tier for a second time? Ties Due to the awkward timings of the Premier League season ending, this years Div II Playoff semi-finals have been reduced to two legs (rather than the historical 4!) West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa (Tuesday 14th May @ 20:00) Leeds United vs Derby County (Wednesday 15th May @ 19:45) Scoring System Predict a scoreline and scorers for each match based on the following. Result - Depending on how accurate your prediction is to the result of the match as shown in the table below. To qualify for points your prediction has to match with the result (Win/Draw/Lose) of the game please log in to view this image The term 'Accuracy' refers to how many goals you are away from the result of the match. So if i predicted 2-1 and the result was 3-1 the Accuracy would be 1 and I would get 3 points. If I predicted 5-0 and the result was 2-0 the Accuracy would be 3 and I would get 1 points. A CS still returns you 4 points (an Accuracy of 0) and now it is possible to predict the right result and get no points Goal Scorers - Name the scorers (From both sides) to match the prediction to a maximum of three (1 point for each to a maximum of 3 points) First Goal Scorer - Indicate the player you think will score first (1 point) Even if you predict no goals, select a player. Tiebreaker - In the case of a draw, the tiebreaker will be used to decide the winner. It will be the total number of goals for both sides over the two ties. Closest to the actual number goes through. Example Lets use last season's home fixture against Barnsley as an example (Hopefully you can remember how that went 2-1 City) Player 1 predicts 4-1 to Cardiff with Paterson (First Goalscorer), Zohore & McBurnie scoring Player 2 predicts 2-0 to Cardiff with Bamba (FS) and Hoilett scoring Player 1 would get 2 points for the result and an additional 3 points for predicting Patterson to score the first goal and the correct Barnsley scorer. Total = 5 Player 2 would get 3 points for the result and none for the scorers. Total = 3 Perhaps a bad example but hopefully that is relatively clear! Any questions please ask & feedback is welcome! Please PM your predictions! Any questions feel free to ask! The Capaldi Cup Final between @Barry Tiger & @ccfcremotesupport will follow!