Rotherham United - RUFC - What do you think of the play-offs?
UK time is: 08:28:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - What do you think of the play-offs?

It's that time of year again when, up until the 1980's league football would have been done and dusted with players and managers alike packing their cases and going on holiday.

Since 1987 more games were introduced which meant that teams who finished in fourth to seventh places in the league still had a chance of going up - which meant a bit more money in the coffers for the clubs involved. The revenue earned between the play-off semi finals and the final itself is a massive boost to the teams involved (and, of course, to the sponsors of the league). Unfortunately, of course, for the teams not involved, it means very little.

But, are the play-offs fair? If four teams are going up out of a league, shouldn't it be the four who finish at the top? Have the play-offs made football more attractive? Well, yes, I think it probably has.

Until the last couple of games of the season, Rotherham United still had a chance of getting in the play-offs this season, which gave the fans something to think about and probably saw a few more turn out to watch than would have done had we not had a chance.

The Millers have been involved three times in the play-offs - in 1988, 1999 and we got to the final in 2010.

I also think its brought Football League football to people who probably wouldn't bother watching otherwise - I know someone who regularly watches a Premiership team and has nothing at all to do with the Football League that is until it comes to the play-offs.

On the other hand I do sometimes wonder if it's not just another way to get the fans hard earned cash out of them! It's extra games to play for, extra travelling, extra merchandise to buy if you get to the final. But let's not forget what a great day out we had at the New Wembley two years ago - would I have missed it? Not on your Nellie! Even though we lost, the occasion was one for the memory banks.

Whatever you think of the play-offs you can't deny that there is always the excitement, the hopes, the disappointment, the heart-break and that possibility of getting yourself into a higher league. And it's very difficult to argue that they haven't been successful.

What do you think of the play-offs?
Come and tell us, here, on Vital Rotherham
Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 16 2012

Time: 8:50AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Fulham (Thursday August 27 2015)

RUFC - Frecks A Doubt For Fulham Game (Thursday August 27 2015)

RUFC - Ref Watch v Fulham (Thursday August 27 2015)

RUFC - Green Hoping For Win On Saturday (Thursday August 27 2015)

RUFC - Charlton Ticket Price Change (Wednesday August 26 2015)

RUFC - Tickets On Sale For Reading Game (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Stats: Rotherham United v Norwich City (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1142
2. herringthorpe 966
3. sixpence 491
4. mos60 135
5. mvmiller 41
6. Millie Miller 38
7. miller4life 33
8. nogginthenog 26
9. axholme 23
10. nearlyataff 22

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 4 - 2 Rotherham
Rotherham 0 - 0 Preston
Forest 2 - 1 Rotherham
Rotherham 1 - 4 MK Dons

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Bristol City 4 1 1 2 -3 4
19. Reading 4 0 3 1 -1 3
20. Huddersfield 4 0 3 1 -2 3
21. Fulham 4 0 2 2 -2 2
22. Blackburn 4 0 2 2 -2 2
23. Bolton 4 0 2 2 -4 2
24. Rotherham 4 0 1 3 -6 1

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Rosler - Players in good spirit ahead of Derby trip
Leeds Utd : 28/08/2015 07:37:00
LUFC On This Day - August 28th
Leeds Utd : 28/08/2015 07:27:01
Not The Start We Wanted
Bolton : 28/08/2015 06:24:01
Sheffield Wednesday Finances to May 2014.
Sheff Wed : 28/08/2015 06:00:01
Audio - Carvalhal`s Comments After Owls Sign Turner On Loan
Sheff Wed : 28/08/2015 00:27:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would You Keep Same Team That Started Against Norwich For Saturday?
Suggested By:  
Yes 78%
No 22%