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In his last prediction column of the season, Ian Holloway runs the rule over the three Football League play-off finals - all live on Sky Sports. Mario Balotelli Jersey . Hull and Sheffield Wednesday face off for a place in the Premier League in Saturdays Championship showdown, while the League One final pits Barnsley and Millwall on Sunday and Mondays League Two finale see Plymouth take on AFC Wimbledon.ChampionshipHull City v Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday from 4.00pm, Sky Sports 1HD) Sheffield Wednesday celebrated wildly in front of their fans after an aggregate win over Brighton Will it be the experience and strength in depth that Hull City have in abundance that will shine on the day or will it be the surprise package in Sheffield Wednesday, who have a little bit more flair about them? I cant wait to find out. Its going to be a fascinating game. I believe Hull could beat any Premier League side on their day. However, the only thing consistent about them is their inconsistency. They demolished Derby in the first leg and then wobbled badly in the second leg and scraped over the line. Curtis Davies is hoping Hulls previous Wembley experience will help with their Championship play-off final with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday Sheffield Wednesday will look to play quick pass-and-move attacking football - is that the right way to unlock Steve Bruces defence? That back four is exceptional. Theres more than enough quality on both teams to turn a game with one bit of skill - Robert Snodgrass, Ross Wallace, Fernando Forresteri and Abel Hernandez to name just a few. Play Fantasy Six-a-Side Pick your Championship play-off final team to win £10,000. Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday However, Ive just got a sneaky feeling Wednesday, who believe theyre on the way back, will be celebrating in the Wembley sunshine on Saturday after a dramatic extra-time victory. OLLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 6/1) with Sheffield Wednesday to win extra-time (12/1) League OneMillwall v Barnsley (Sunday from 2.00pm, Sky Sports 1HD) Lee Gregory helped Millwall to semi-final victory over Bradford Picking a winner here is tough. Barnsley are the most successful team this calendar year in the country while Millwall are building something special with a team that all are pulling in the same direction.Its that spirit that makes me think Neil Harris and his boys will get the job done on Sunday. They started the season slowly but grew as the year went on and are peaking at just the right time. Highlights of the Sky Bet League One playoff semi-final second leg between Walsall and Barnsley The front two of Lee Gregory, whom I fancy to score first, and Steve Morison are among the best around as a duo. Theyve got one of their own in charge and a few of their own on the pitch. That makes a huge difference when youre looking for that extra bit of edge in a final. OLLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 to Millwall in 90 minutes (Sky Bet odds 7/1) League TwoPlymouth v AFC Wimbledon (Monday from 2.00pm, Sky Sports 1HD) Lyle Taylor was a key man in AFC Wimbledons success My heart is telling me to go for Plymouth but my head is saying AFC Wimbledon.Id love to see the Green Army do it - the sight of 30,000 of them coming up the M4 will be a wonderful picture. They will have been disappointed not to have got automatic promotion under Derek Adams but this is a more exciting way to go up - no doubt. Scott Minto struggled to keep his composure after Ian Holloway cracked a joke about Adebayo Akinfenwa in his post-match analysis However, I was taken aback by the scenes at Accrington Stanley where Wimbledon came back from the dead.The spirit in that dressing room is phenomenal. Most teams would have crumbled falling 2-0 behind. Id be worried if I was Plymouth as this Wimbledon team will be a tough team to knock out. I can see the Londoners winning in extra-time. OLLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 5/1) with AFC Wimbledon to win in extra-time 12/1) Also See: How to win a play-off final LISTEN: FL72 Podcast Fantasy six-a-side The richest game in football Jordan Henderson Liverpool Jersey . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. Mamadou Sakho Liverpool Jersey . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. . Third-seeded Murray had the easiest path to victory on New Years Eve, barely breaking a sweat during his 6-0, 6-0 win over 2,129th-ranked Qatari wildcard recipient Mousa Shanan Zayed.As West Ham say a fond farewell to the Boleyn Ground, we round-up the big moments from the night… Pre-match trouble outside the stadium The bus carrying the Manchester United team had windows smashed In the days building up to West Hams final fixture at the Boleyn Ground, there had been plenty of talk about the electric atmosphere often created inside the stadium. However, co-chairman David Gold had warned against any potential post-match pitch invasions, saying: Were going to have arguably the whole football world watching this event, so dont spoil it chaps. Its so important. Unfortunately for the club, there were ugly scenes over an hour before kick-off, with Manchester Uniteds team bus smashed up, as captain Wayne Rooney put it. The Metropolitan Police reported one police officer and a member of the public sustained minor injuries but there were no arrests. Manchester Uniteds team coach was attacked as it neared Upton Park for their game against West Ham It wasnt nice, Rooney told Sky Sports. The coach got smashed up, but we are here now. Im sure youll see the images. Its not for me to say, but it was disappointing of course. Its a big night for West Ham, but Im sure West Ham as a club will be disappointed with what the fans have done.Golds fellow co-chairman, David Sullivan, took a different view. Man United should have got here at 4pm, he argued. They know its our last game. They had the same problem at Tottenham a few weeks ago. I think the police and officials have been kind. Id make them kick-off at 7.45pm if I was in charge. Watch from inside the Manchester United team coach as it was attacked on its way to Upton Park for the game against West Ham The disruption meant Manchester Uniteds players didnt arrive at the ground until 7.10pm, just 35 minutes before the scheduled kick-off. At the request of Manchester United, the start was delayed until 8.30pm. The Manchester United club secretary went to the referees room and asked for an extension, to give them exactly the right amount of time as they would usually get to prepare, reported Sky Sports Geoff Shreeves. Hammers win Boleyn thriller West Ham bade farewell to the Boleyn Ground with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester United Sakho gets West Ham off to a flyer Diafra Sakho celebrates after giving West Ham the lead There had been a very real possibility West Hams final goal at the Boleyn Ground could have been a consolation own goal from Swanseas Stephen Kingsley in the Hammers 4-1 home defeat on Saturday. However, after the delay, it took Diafra Sakho just 10 minutes to strike in the final fixture at the stadium.The hosts had started in frantic fashion, pegging back Louis van Gaals side and earned an early lead with a well-worked goal after Marcos Rojos clearance found Cheikhou Kouyate. The midfielder moved the ball on to Aaron Cresswell who threaded a superb pass into the left channel for Manuel Lanzini, who cut the ball back for Sakho to tuck in, with the help of a deflection off Daley Blind.Its a beautiful bit of football, so well crafted, said Sky Sports co-commentator Alan Smith, as the home fans erupted.   Martial turns the game Anthony Martial struck twice to put Manchester United ahead Stirred by the home support, West Hams players dominated the opening 45 minutes. However, Manchester United stepped up their own intensity levels at the start of tthe second period and were level five minutes after the re-start. Adam Lallana Jersey. A long ball forward from David de Gea reached Marcus Rashford who fed Juan Mata on the overlap, allowing the Spaniard to surge to the by-line and pull the ball back for Anthony Martial to tuck in.The Frenchman wasnt done there, though, and with the help of an error from Hammers keeper Darren Randolph, clipped in a near-post finish with 18 minutes to play. The goal put Manchester United on course for a return to the top four for the first time since mid-December and threatened to dampen West Hams Boleyn party. But the drama was far from over. Slaven Bilic said that West Ham were under pressure to win their final game at the Boleyn Ground West Ham fight back Manchester Uniteds lead lasted barely four minutes. Dimitri Payets free-kick attempt, fired into the visitors wall, may not have been up to his usual standards but West Hams player of the year picked up the rebound and clipped an inch-perfect pass into the box, where Michail Antonio - who had seen a first-half effort ruled out - directed a header beyond David de Gea.As the net bulged, the Boleyn roared and Antonio danced with delight. The momentum was all with the home side - but they werent done yet.Reid heads in the winner Winston Reid will go down in West Ham history as the defender scored the final goal at the Boleyn Ground In 112 years of football at the Boleyn Ground, few goals would have been met with a reception to match that which greeted Winston Reids 80th-minute winner.Another Payet delivery, another headed goal for the Hammers. This time centre-back Reid was the hero, angling the ball at goal. David de Geas outstretched hand couldnt keep it out and, once again the ground shook in celebration.Reid conceded himself after the game that he would have been an unlikely pick to be final goalscorer at the Boleyn Ground. It was his first goal since September 2014. It was just meant to be, he told Sky Sports. It was one of those evenings for us, a special occasion for the whole club.Hammers say goodbye in style West Ham captain Mark Noble said West Hams victory was written in the stars There were tears from Slaven Bilic at the full-time whistle as the bubbles blew around the famous old stadium and the supporters roared out their anthem. After a thrilling finale, West Ham had signed off in style.It was the perfect send-off for this place, said Jamie Redknapp. They wanted it so much tonight, added Graeme Souness. In terms of this season, the result moves West Ham up to sixth and keeps them on course for European qualification. However, the occasion will be remembered for years to come. A fitting farewell to the Boleyn.The post-match celebrations kicked off with the Beatles version of Twist and Shout - evoking memories of West Hams stars of the 1960s, Moore, Hurst, Peters, Bonds and co - and there were also nods to more recent Hammers heroes, including a claret and blue-clad Paolo di Canio, scorer of one of the finest goals on the ground.  Now its time for West Ham to move into a new era at the Olympic Stadium.  Also See: Hammers win Boleyn thriller Man Utd bus attacked at West Ham Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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