Possibly the busiest period in the EFL and Final Third calendar commenced as soon as the final whistles blew on the regular season last weekend.
It’s now time to put the planning and preparation into action as we embark on yet another Sky Bet Play-Offs campaign.
What do the Play-Offs entail for Final Third? 12 semi-final ties and three finals to cover digitally, six second-leg fixtures to attend, and then three Wembley final publications to produce in a matter of days.
But first, a bit of fun. Who do we think will emerge from all that victorious?
Some of us (Alex H and Alex B) may have the advantage after listening to Not The Top 20’s preview podcasts – check them out if you haven’t already!
The most popular picks come from the Championship and League Two, whereas League One seems to be a lottery. The Cottagers were picked by three of the five members of our team, while Kevin Nolan’s men have four picks. Jack will be left feeling smug though, should Lincoln City the Cowley brothers make it two from two at Wembley this season.
Alex Hannah: Fulham, Charlton, Notts County
Alex Butcher: Middlesbrough, Shrewsbury, Notts County
Jack Gallagher: Aston Villa, Scunthorpe, Lincoln City
George Hartrey: Fulham, Shrewsbury, Notts County
Chris Rivett: Fulham, Rotherham, Notts County