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Championship Play-Off Final, West Ham United vs Blackpool: Open Thread

wembley stadium1 Championship Play Off Final, West Ham United vs Blackpool: Open Thread

The richest game in football kicks off today with West Ham United against Blackpool, live from Wembley. The winner will play in the Premier League next season. The loser will remain in the nPower Championship.

Here’s a preview of the match, which — for viewers in the United States — will be shown live on FOX Soccer at 10am ET.

Blackpool team: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey, Ferguson, Dobbie, Angel, Ince, Matt Phillips, Kevin Phillips.

West Ham team: Green, Demel, Taylor, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan, O’Neil, Collison, Vaz Te, Cole.

Before, during and after the Championship Play-off Final, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.

May the best team win.


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