May be this topic is already beaten to death. IMHO - Championship, League one etc play offs are absolute tosh!! HTF - Wednesday get a chance against Brighton, who are 15 pts & 3 places above Sheff?? HTF - Barnsley get a chance against Walsall who are 10pts & 3 places above Barns?? This is a easy route for teams finishing 6th build up momentum and do a smash & grab. Luck is the only way. No justice served to better league form. Might as well change league format to Knock out brackets Ideal play off should be played only if the points separating contiguous teams is less than or equal to 3 pts!! Or change it like American footy Wildcard as first round in play off. This will be more accurate to the league form. Wildcard R1 - Winner of 5th (Derby) vs 6th (Wed) Wildcard R2 Winner of R1 to play 4th (away at Hull) Play off Final @ Wembley - Winner of R2 to play 3rd (Brighton) What you say??