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Mark Cooper.
Mark Cooper.
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The play-offs are the greatest invention in the history of football.

Better even than goal-nets and goal-line technology.

Only robotic referees incapable of making incorrect decisions and gagging orders on 95% of pundits would be a bigger deal for me.

In play-offs, I find myself entranced by teams I wouldn’t normally watch if they were playing in my back garden, like Sheffield United and Plymouth.

I draw the line at Preston as even in knockout football they niggle, foul and play-act. I do hope they go up just so I don’t have to watch their anti-football displays any more. It would be more fun though if Swindon beat them in the League One play-off final. Ex-Posh boss Mark Cooper has done a fine job for the loan rangers.