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The Twohundredpercent Play-off Jamboree: Annan Athletic 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Rarely have I watched a game between two teams with such differing levels of enthusiasm for being involved in the match at all. That’s inevitable, to a large extent, when the play-offs involve teams from different divisions, one battling for promotion and the other to avoid relegation. But it’s even more the case here in…

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May 12, 2011
Ian

In Defence Of The Play-offs

On Saturday I watched Alloa play Cowdenbeath in the second leg of their play-off semi-final, both clubs seeking promotion to the SFL Division One. Cowdenbeth were, in a sense, a little lucky to be there at all – a year ago they lost in the play-offs a division lower, and only three days before the start of this seson were they moved into Division Two as a result of Livingston’s enforced relegation. Having prepared for life in the lower division, many expected them to struggle (including me), but they confounded those expectations by being in the title race for most of the season and finishing in a play-off spot.

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May 12, 2010
Ian
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