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BLACKPOOL 3 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1

Was it a fair result?

At 2-0 we were coasting and creating chances but for some reason we went off the boil. For 10 minutes we could easily have conceded an equaliser, but when D J Campbell scored a terrific third goal for the Seasiders it was basically all over for Forest.

Did the visitors play well?

Not sure what's happened to Forest as an away team, regardless of the changes to their starting XI today and them knowing they're already in the play-offs. They were a different side when Blackstock and Earnshaw came on. (Peter Gillatt, Blackpool Mad).





COVENTRY CITY 1 PRESTON NORTH END 1

Who had the better of things?

Neither side had much to play for before this game and the whole affair was a bit low-key, even though there was plenty of attacking intent. Overall a draw was probably just about right.

Who was the star man?

Preston's danger men were both on the left flank, with Callum Davidson and Ross Wallace linking well and putting in a number of quality deliveries which enabled Jon Parkin to cause problems for the home defence. Davidson just shades it for a cool conversion from the penalty spot. (Ricoh Rob, Coventry fan)



DERBY COUNTY 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 1

What next for County?

If we are relying on this shower for our future then don't expect a good next-season. Utterly shocking, just about what I expect every match under Clough – slow, ponderous, unexciting, dour. (neilltheram, Derby fan)

What was the talking point?

Stephen Bywater has just come back from a back injury which could have ended his career then he picks up the same injury and is in pain. Clough had a sub keeper on the bench but wouldn't use him. If Bywater had had to make another save he could have been crocked for good. (DazaDunn, Derby fan)



IPSWICH TOWN 1 DONCASTER ROVERS 1

Was a draw a fair result?

Have to say the game was a typical end of season affair, with both sides having nothing to play for, little to no atmosphere or sense of urgency in the play for the most part. To be frank it felt more like a pre-season friendly than a league game.

Highlight of the afternoon?

The only bright part I would have to say would be the debut of young midfielder Billy Clark and the number of youngsters on the bench, hopefully a few more will get the chance between now and the end of the season. (Justin Johnson, bluesweb.co.uk)



LEICESTER CITY 4 WATFORD 1

Who was the villain?

Steve Howard must be counting his blessings that Watford were so poor, as his red card early in the second half could have been more costly against better opposition. However, a three-game ban could yet be more significant with the play-offs on the horizon.

What next for the visitors?

Watford were one of the worst sides we've seen at the Walkers Stadium this season and they are teetering on the brink of the relegation zone. They will need to improve on this show to ensure that they survive. (Foxy Freddy, Leicester fan).



QPR 0 CARDIFF CITY 1

What should Dave Jones do next?

It's a tough decision. Resting players to keep them fresh for the play-offs or push ahead with the first team to keep momentum going? I don't think we have a choice – some of those boys seem to be running on reserve, so we've got to rest a few. (BBMack, Cardiff fan)

What can Neil Warnock improve?

After a season which started with such high expectations, we have only won once in our last nine games, leaving Warnock with plenty of thinking to do. Improvements all over the pitch are needed. (Loftus Len, QPR fan)

READING 6 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0

Who was the star of the show?

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice, but really any one of a number of the Royals team could take the honours after a thumping victory. Jimmy Kebe was again impressive and he has become a key player in recent times, having looked like a lost soul previously. (royal01, Reading fan)

What next for Peterborough?

Gary Johnson has his work cut out to repair morale in the camp after this display. Yes we may have already been relegated, but this was a dismal effort, devoid of any heart, passion or fight. (Posh Pete, Peterborough fan)



SCUNTHORPEUNITED 3 BRISTOL CITY 0



Gary Hooper the man of the match?

Definitely, no maybe. His finishing was the difference between the two sides and he could have had a few more than a hat-trick, showing again that he is destined for the top flight. He's not the biggest or the quickest, but he is just a class act. (Iron1980, Scunthorpe fan)

Is Keith Millen the man for City?

Well this was our first defeat in seven games and he has made his mark since Gary Johnson made his exit a month ago, but I still suspect the board will want a bigger name for next season. (ashtonandy, Bristol City fan)



SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1

Are Wednesday heading for the drop?

A derby win is so important at any time, but this one was even more important than normal. Now we have just two games to save ourselves and the final-day showdown with Crystal Palace is likely to be winner-takes-all.

What next for Alan Irvine?

Having started his reign in January with three straight wins, Irvine won't want to end the season by taking us down. However, things are looking a bit bleak right now and no wins in five games have the alarm bells chiming loudly. (1984Owl, Sheffield Wednesday fan).

SWANSEA CITY 3 BARNSLEY 1



Was it a fair result?

Any fans travelling down to South Wales from Barnsley should get refunds from the club. Today's debacle was an absolute disgrace. The end of the season is no excuse, they are paid to do a job and they should do it all the time. (Kazziebfc, Barnsley fan)

Will City seal a play-off spot?

Blackpool are pushing us all the way and we can't afford to slip up against Sheffield United or Doncaster in the final two games. Our lack of goals could be a concern, so three in this game was a welcome sight. (Reg Vetch, Swansea fan)



WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 MIDDLESBROUGH 0

Was it a fair result?

Albion celebrated an immediate return to the Premier League with a comprehensive victory. The Baggies dominated from the first minute to the last and deserved all three points. Brad Jones in the Boro goal was in fine form and needed to be to keep the score down.

What now for Albion?

After it was revealed season ticket prices are to rise next season, Roberto Di Matteo must start planning on bringing in some real quality. We need two full-backs, one centre-half, possibly two, plus a proven goalscorer so we can compete. (Iain Bate, WBA Mad).

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