Football League play-off finals – At-a-glance form guide

Championship – Reading v Swansea City

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Last 10 results


Last 5 scorelines

Reading: 3-0, 0-0, 2-1, 0-0, 2-3
Swansea: 3-1, 0-0, 4-0, 2-0, 4-1

Clean sheets

Reading: Kept clean sheets in last 4 away games
Swansea: Kept clean sheets in last 3 away games

Unbeaten league run

Reading: 4 games
Swansea: 6 games

Goals scored in last 10 games

Reading: 18…

Stevenage and Torquay – continuing a fine tradition?

It was almost universally agreed before the League Two campaign kicked off this season that the sides promoted from the Conference, Stevenage and Oxford United, would ‘do well this year’, writes Rob MacDonald. A prominent and slightly unstable rationale seemed to be that ‘promoted teams always do well’.

But with Stevenage fulfilling this prophecy and facing Torquay, themselves only promoted back into the Football League in 2009, it seems …

Accrington Stanley 0 Stevenage 1: I’ve phoned this one in

I apologise in advance. I feel like I’ve been awake for 87 hours in a row. I’ve watched everything the play-offs have thrown at me. I’ve seen drama (Huddersfield vs Bournemouth), intrigue (Swansea vs Nottingham Forest), misery (Cardiff vs Reading) and an extremely long line of mud (Torquay vs Shrewsbury). But I’d never seen this before – TEN straight muddy lines on the pitch. Welcome… to Accrington Stanley vs Stevenage.…

Play-off podcast special: Of Swans, Royals and trips to Old Trafford

Andrew Gibney of the marvellous Gib Football Show podcast was kind enough to host a play-off podcast special, featuring myself and Seventy Two contributor John Verrall, following the final whistle at the Cardiff City Stadium last night.

You can listen to our thoughts here (right-click on the link and Save Target As to download):

Bluffer’s guide to the play-offs: Stevenage

We asked the chaps from the excellent FC Boro blog to fill us in on Stevenage’s chances in the upcoming play-offs, ahead of their semi-final with Accrington Stanley. Here are their thoughts…

Feeling confident? How’s your form?

I am quietly confident. It’s going to be very difficult to beat both Accrington and then whoever we get in the final, but we have a great defensive record and are very hard …