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Saturday May 19,
Sky Sports 1 3pm
West Ham finished three points off the top spot and one from automatic promotion, but take on Blackpool – who finished fifth with 11 points fewer – in tomorrow’s playoff final, in a game estimated to be worth £90m to the winners…
Managers like to talk about momentum being a prerequisite to promotion. West Ham had it – they were second in early March, only one point behind the leaders, but drew five in succession – and lost it.