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1. In what year was the first Football League playoffs?
1987

2. Manchester City famously scored two late goals to force extra time (before winning on penalties) against Gillingham in the 1999 Division Two final. Which Scot scored their equaliser that day?
Paul Dickov

3. Who scored the winner for West Ham in the Championship playoff final last season?
Ricardo Vaz Te

4. And which team did the Hammers beat in the final?
Blackpool

5. Can you name the five teams who have twice been promoted to the Premier League via the playoffs?
Watford, Leicester, Bolton, Crystal Palace, West Ham

6. Sunderland lost the Second Division playoff final in 1990 and yet were still promoted. Why?
Swindon were demoted back down a division due to financial irregularities, replaced by Sunderland

7. Who are the only two players to have scored a hat-trick in a playoff final to help their team reach the Premier League?
Clive Mendonca (Charlton, 1998), Scott Sinclair (Swansea, 2011)

8. When Sunderland famously lost in a shootout to Charlton in 1998, which England international missed the vital penalty after thirteen had been scored consecutively?
Michael Gray

9. Neil Warnock has been promoted via the playoffs with three different clubs. Can you name them?
Huddersfield Town, Notts County, Plymouth Argyle

10. Who was the Sheffield United goalkeeper who missed a penalty last season to hand Huddersfield Town promotion from League One?
Steve Simonsen

11. Which team have been in the last three Championship playoffs (but will not be this time)?
Cardiff City

12. Only one team have won the playoffs at all three levels. Who are they?
Blackpool

13. Preston hold the record for the most playoff campaigns without success. Have they had six, seven or eight consecutive failures?
Eight

14. Which Championship club have only had three playoff campaigns - and each have ended in promotion?
Peterborough United

15. Which player scored the opener in the League Two playoff final last season before earning a move up the leagues in the summer?
Nick Powell (Crewe)

16. What is the name of the player who infamously attempted a Panenka penalty for Leicester City in the Championship playoff semi-final of 2010?
Yann Kermogant

17. Who was the local hero in 2008 as a Northern team gained promotion to the top tier for the first time?
Dean Windass

18. In the last fourteen seasons, no clubs has been promoted into the Premier League via the playoffs after finishing the regular season in which position - 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th?
4th

19. What was unusual about the League One and Two playoff finals in 2011?
They were played at Old Trafford because Wembley was hosting the Champions League final

20. Tricky one to finish - Reading and Sheffield United hold a joint record in the playoffs. Can you guess what that record is?
They have both lost finals at three different stadiums

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