Relegation can be the death knell for the careers of players, managers, sometimes for the future of entire clubs. To see this played out in play-off form - knock-out, no second chances, do or die - would be theatrical football of the grandest scale.
Ian Holloway is heading back to Wembley for his third Championship Play-off final in four years, and the Crystal Palace manager
Brentford and Doncaster Rovers delivered a final day finale to rival Michael Thomas' winner in 1989, Jimmy Glass saving Carlisle
To much excitement my ticket came through the post this morning and for the first time in 31 years I'm off to Wembley with West Ham.