Tomorrow evening I will be heading to Wembley for what is surely the biggest weekend in the Football League calendar – the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals.
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday the national stadium will be the scene of intense drama as two clubs from each of the League’s three divisions do battle for promotion. The biggest game of the weekend takes place on Saturday when Queens Park Rangers and Derby County meet in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final, a fixture dubbed the ‘richest game in football’ thanks to the huge sums guaranteed by promotion to the Premier League.
I’ve already had the privilege of live-blogging two games from Wembley since joining the League in January – the Capital One Cup Final and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final – but the prospect of three huge matches back-to-back is both thrilling and ever-so-slightly daunting.
The main focus of my work over the weekend will be telling the story of the finals in real time on the Football League website using the ScribbleLive platform. I’ll also be tweeting regularly from my account @rhysdgriffiths.
All three games are live on Sky Sports, and if you fancy coming along to either the League 1 final between Leyton Orient and Rotherham United on Sunday or the League 2 final between Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion on Bank Holiday Monday, tickets will be available on the day. Here’s to a weekend of thrilling sport.