One thing Karanka won't be moaning about is the fact that Boro, who will finish third if they beat Brighton at the Riverside today, have to endure a play-off
semi-final against a team finishing three places below in sixth.
October 29: Play-off
1: A2 vs B3, 2.10 p.m; Play-off
2: A3 vs B2, 7.30 p.m, Dubai International Stadium
AUGUST 3 - League One, League Two and Championship kicks off 4 - Community Shield (Man City v Liverpool) 8 - Premier League transfer window closes at 5pm 9 - Premier League kicks off 20/21 - Champions League play-off
, 1st leg 22 - Europa League play-off
round, 1st leg 27/28 - Champions League play-off
, 2nd leg 29 - Champions League group stage draw.
THRIVING RATHER THAN SURVIVING: Play-off
success can be the springboard for greater things - Manchester City followed 2 up promotion from the third tier in 1999 with winning instant promotion to the Premier League the season after.
Had Derby slipped up on the final day of the season, Boro would have been preparing for a play-off
semi-final against Leeds, but Tony Pulis's side narrowly missed out on a spot in the top six.
MIDDLESBROUGH have been tipped to bounce back from their play-off
disappointment and win promotion next year - alongside Leeds United.
Manchester City and Liverpool have been locked in an epic Premier League title battle - but what happens if they cannot be separated after 38 games?There are several scenarios where that could happen - and we would need a one-off title play-off
at a neutral venue to decide the champions.We're not saying it's likely - both clubs would need to drop points after long winning runs for a start - but it is possible.
The midweek win at Darlington and a creditable point at home to table-topping Chorley mean that Chester lie five points off AFC Telford United who occupy the last play-off
The Dragons, who currently sit bottom of Conference B, are out of contention for a play-off
place or European Champions Cup qualification, but the other three regions still have something to play for.
both sides are still in the running for a play-off
06/02/2019 21:09, TUNIS/Tunisia (TAP) -- Results and standings of Tunisia's basketball day-5 championship (Play-off
) played Thurday.
The Championship play-off
final is always one of the football season's showpiece events.