Play-off dates confirmed

Marlon King with the play-off trophy following Watford's last promotion to the Premier League.

Marlon King with the play-off trophy following Watford's last promotion to the Premier League.

by Anthony Matthews , Group Sports Editor Updated on in Sport

The Football League has confirmed the dates for the Championship play-off semi-finals.

Watford are aiming to avoid a further potential three games at the end of the regular season by clinching one of the two automatic promotion places in the Premier League. But if Gianfranco Zola’s men are in the play-offs, the games will be played on the following dates:

1st leg Match A – Thursday, May 9 (7.45pm kick-off)

1st leg Match B – Friday, May 10 (7.45pm kick-off)

2nd leg Match A – Sunday, May 12 (12.30pm kick-off)

2nd leg Match B – Monday, May 13 (7.45pm kick-off)

Final – Monday, May 27 at Wembley Stadium (3pm)

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2:29pm Wed 10 Apr 13 PeteBogHorrorHornet says…

So is Match A 3rd vs 6th and Match B 4th vs 5th or the other way round...?

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2:36pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Hornet Chris says…

Last September when I booked a week away for my wedding from 11th May I didnt expect Waford to still have any games! Oh well COYH!

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2:36pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Butts29 says…

Hopefully we will be sat in 2nd at this point!!! Fingers crossed!! Can see hull losing to Ipswich sat and us beating Peterborough!!

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2:38pm Wed 10 Apr 13 JonBoy says…

The only predictable thing about the Championship is the unpredictability of the results

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2:41pm Wed 10 Apr 13 jasonwatford says…

Hull have been rubbish away from home and Ipswitch doing ok..and remember they loach to beat !!!

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3:00pm Wed 10 Apr 13 CARDIFFHORN says…

Wow, hope were not in the mix as its hell of a schedule who dreamt this up Saturday, Thursday, Sunday etc then two weeks off The League or Sky??

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3:36pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Harry's Bar says…

CARDIFFHORN wrote…

Wow, hope were not in the mix as its hell of a schedule who dreamt this up Saturday, Thursday, Sunday etc then two weeks off The League or Sky??

It doesn't make any sense, 2 matches in 4 days then a big gap to the final. Why?

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4:03pm Wed 10 Apr 13 andyhooked says…

Hornet Chris says... 2:36pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Last September when I booked a week away for my wedding from 11th May I didnt expect Waford to still have any games! Oh well COYH!” All the best for you and Mrs Chris2B. Hope it does come to this and we are not in the play-offs. It is in our hands. Must win all our last games and not rely upon Hull dropping points and if we do like-wise waiting for the scores on the last day

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4:08pm Wed 10 Apr 13 CARDIFFHORN says…

Harry's Bar wrote…

CARDIFFHORN wrote…

Wow, hope were not in the mix as its hell of a schedule who dreamt this up Saturday, Thursday, Sunday etc then two weeks off The League or Sky??
It doesn't make any sense, 2 matches in 4 days then a big gap to the final. Why?

Not sure as FA Cup Final is 11th, Lge 1 & 2 playoff finals 18/19 then Champions Lge 25th.

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4:23pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Eastsussexhornet says…

Pity they had to show us a picture of a woman beater to remind us of when it happened last time.

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4:41pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Back from Hammerau says…

I've a friend whose wife's expecting a baby on the 12th at Watford General. He's rather keen that we finish 2nd.

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5:09pm Wed 10 Apr 13 andyhooked says…

I have spent ages going through websites to get the format for 2013/2014 confirmed. There is nothing there as yet. Going by last year so it should be 6th at home to 3rd on the Thursday 5th at home to 4th on the Friday so if we finish third we are at home on the Sunday. Sky may change this. Nowt as yet on the WFC website so guess Sky will let us know before anyone else can!!!

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5:25pm Wed 10 Apr 13 SAHornet says…

Hornet Chris wrote…

Last September when I booked a week away for my wedding from 11th May I didnt expect Waford to still have any games! Oh well COYH!

No brainer....postpone it :-)

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5:41pm Wed 10 Apr 13 goldanboy says…

Well as someone who works til 2.30pm the dates and times work out great. Let's not forget final's on a Bank Holiday and my day off is Tuesday....happy days.

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8:15pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Hayes Hornet says…

Why are we worried about the Play Offs? Were going straight Up. Come on You Horns!!!

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9:07pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Hornet Chris says…

andyhooked wrote…

Hornet Chris says... 2:36pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Last September when I booked a week away for my wedding from 11th May I didnt expect Waford to still have any games! Oh well COYH!” All the best for you and Mrs Chris2B. Hope it does come to this and we are not in the play-offs. It is in our hands. Must win all our last games and not rely upon Hull dropping points and if we do like-wise waiting for the scores on the last day

Thanks. Agreed lets hope there is no need for the play offs.

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9:09pm Wed 10 Apr 13 Hornet Chris says…

SAHornet wrote…

Hornet Chris wrote…

Last September when I booked a week away for my wedding from 11th May I didnt expect Waford to still have any games! Oh well COYH!
No brainer....postpone it :-)

Lol. Luckily just away for the 2nd leg! Hopefully we wont need it anyway!

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7:31am Thu 11 Apr 13 mellow yellow says…

we will. and then either palace or bolton at wembley. we have a history with both.... and the winners become the first (and only three possible) to win play off finals at old wembley, cardiff, and new wembley.... i just can't see automatic. hull's final game will be a stitch up, with cardiff not giving a toss.

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7:45am Thu 11 Apr 13 northofwatfordpete says…

I think we will go up automatically. Vydra and Deeney will put it together for the final 5 games.Cardiff are not there yet.

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8:03am Thu 11 Apr 13 Mickey Quinn, not so thin says…

Hornet Chris wrote…

Last September when I booked a week away for my wedding from 11th May I didnt expect Waford to still have any games! Oh well COYH!

plenty more fish in the sea !!

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4:29pm Thu 11 Apr 13 Waddo says…

That's James Chambers, not Marlon King.

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3:40am Fri 12 Apr 13 hornet88 says…

Waddo wrote…

That's James Chambers, not Marlon King.

No....its Marlon king

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