Play Offs.

Started by shinglis, April 10, 2019, 13:20:09

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shinglis

Ok, its probably safe to discuss the playoffs now...  :-X

I would like to catch DUFC and finish 2nd, hopefully avoiding games against Inverness but knowing our luck Inverness would sweep past DUFC and we would still face them.

Regardless of league final position, I don't think we have anything to fear, just some renewed confidence would be good and see us into the final match.

Key dates :
8th May Ladbrokes Premiership play-off quarter-final, 1st leg
11th May Ladbrokes Premiership play-off quarter-final, 2nd leg
15th May Ladbrokes Premiership play-off semi-final, 1st leg
18th May Ladbrokes Premiership play-off semi-final, 2nd leg
23rd May Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final, 1st leg
26th May  Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final, 2nd leg

MonkeyHeid

Copy of the rules for reference:

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The format of the Premiership/Championship Play-Off Competition shall be:-

C24.1 in the first tie the Club occupying position 3 in the Championship will play the
Club occupying position 4 in the Championship on a home and away
knock-out basis. The Club occupying position 3 in the Championship will
play the second leg at Home;

C24.2 in the second tie the Club occupying position 2 in the Championship will play
the winning Club in the first tie. The Club occupying position 2 in the
Championship will play the second leg at Home;

C24.3 in the third tie the Club occupying position 11 in the Premiership will play
the winning Club in the second tie on a home and away knock-out basis.
The Club occupying position 11 in the Premiership will play the second leg at
Home;

C24.4 the winning Club in each of the ties will be the Club to score the greatest
number of goals over the two matches in each tie. In the event that the
aggregate scores are equal after the second leg of each tie extra-time of 30
minutes (i.e. 15 minutes each way) will take place and thereafter if
necessary kicks from the penalty mark will be taken in accordance with the
rules laid down by the International Football Association Board which will
determine the winner;

C24.5 the winning Club in the third and final tie will play and be entitled to
participate in the Premiership in the immediately succeeding Season;

C24.6 the losers of each of the three ties will play and be entitled to participate
in the Championship in the immediately succeeding Season; and

C24.7 all ties will be played on dates and at times determined by the Board.

ghostofjimmysmith

Still waiting for someone to dust off Roger Mitchell so he can tell us we can't take part.

shinglis

https://twitter.com/i/status/1119630406188445696

Ok so now the push to finish 3rd and have the 2nd leg against Inverness at Home on the Saturday with hopefully a bumper crowd.

aufcstats

QuoteFour league meetings with Inverness this season and no match has been won by more than a single-goal margin. If it remains close again and we are tied after the two legs of the play-off then we have grounds for being optimistic at winning a shootout. Inverness have had two penalties against Ayr United this term. These were taken by Liam Polworth (11th August) and Aaron Doran (6th April). The first one was struck wide and the other one was saved.

AYRSHIRE_ANGUS

Is "C24.1" likely to be televised? Moved to Sunday morning at 11am etc etc?


shinglis

Quote from: AYRSHIRE_ANGUS on April 23, 2019, 12:28:32
Is "C24.1" likely to be televised? Moved to Sunday morning at 11am etc etc?


last year the all 2nd leg games were moved to the Friday nights. TV schedule should be announced soon I guess.

MonkeyHeid

Ok so finishing 3rd would be good but the reality is, not much difference apart from approx £70k (reported elsewhere), pros & cons for the 2nd leg at home but none the less it will be two difficult games against Inverness to overcome.

Should be we rest a few more players in the last 3 games and try out some of the fringe players that have been bench warming or continue full strength team to try & install winning confidence prior to these MASSIVE games. 

Right at the moment, I'm not really confident of getting past Inverness being a potential "bogey" team but happy to accept the league results with the correct in these playoff games.

As for DUFC, already proved nothing to fear against them and last game probably was due to match fatigue (possibly).

AYRSHIRE_ANGUS

Quotelast year the all 2nd leg games were moved to the Friday nights. TV schedule should be announced soon I guess.


Thanks for the research, although your answer was not what I wanted to hear! Yet more annual leave about to be sacrificed.

ghostofjimmysmith

Need to break the cycle of form we have been in for the last 2-3 months, where what is relegation form has still seen us sit comfortably in the promotion play offs. Shaking up the team in the next 3 games might help but we need to do something as the quite real prospect of losing the next 3 league games coupled with our recent record, doesn't suggest we are going to suddenly find the will to win again in the play offs.

I'd play Forrest for the full 90 if possible in each of the next 3 games to get him fully match sharp.

TonyH

April 29, 2019, 16:48:03 #10 Last Edit: April 29, 2019, 16:52:39 by TonyH
Anyone know if our players who are out on loan are available to play for us in the play offs ?

rritayr

McGufie will be involved in the playoffs with Raith until their traditional semi final exit, Ferguson will be available

TonyH

If we finish 3rd we play at Inverness next Wednesday
If we finish 4th we play them at Somerset on the Tuesday
Second leg on the Saturday

real deal

Reduced prices for home game v ICT
12quid adults
6 for concessions
U12 go free