Promotion Diaries – Aston Villa

After losing at Wembley Stadium in the promotion playoffs last season, Aston Villa had high hopes for the season, only to find inconsistent play nearly derailing their season… until a late season winning streak secured their place in the playoffs for the second straight season. Once there, they won their first semifinal game against West …

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Promotion Diaries – Charlton Athletic

The top three playoff positions in League One were all but clinched with a month remaining in the season. Charlton Athletic couldn’t quite catch Barnsley for second, but they knew that they’d be fighting for promotion through the playoff. That didn’t stop them from impressing down the stretch, and scoring much needed goals to improve on their finishing …

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Promotion Diaries – Tranmere Rovers

After falling in the playoffs in their two previous attempts to return to the Football League, the Tranmere Rovers succeeded last season, winning the National League playoff after the 2017-18 season to find themselves back in League Two. The club, four years removed from their last season in League One, were picked as a potential surprise, but …

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