Kick off is almost upon us folks.
Wembley Stadium – 5pm – Championship Play-Off Final
The final day in a long 2017/18 campaign where promotion hopes now hinge on one match. The next two best and most consistent sides in the second tier this year go head to head with the winner taking ‘all’ and returning to the Premier League next season.
Villa opened the campaign with everyone from the Board down saying promotion was our only aim and if that wasn’t achieved the year would’ve been a failure and at points, we certainly made life difficult for ourselves.
Wembley is the greater financially rewarding route though, and whatever you naturally think of the Play-Offs as a format (money making obviously – look at the ridiculous rip off prices of the tickets – it does make it a more magical route to promotion for the fans.
It’s in our hands now though, one more big performance, one more opportunity for the players to get themselves over the line…and here are the lads that Steve Bruce has placed his faith in.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 26, 2018
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) May 26, 2018