Sideways Sammy's City V Notts County Preview

Coventry City are in the play-offs. All those years of longing, that desperate hunt for that mythical spot in a four-way end-of-season tussle for promotion are over. All that time wondering just what it would feel like when Coventry City made the play-offs, well, this is what it feels like – and it’s somewhat anticlimactic.

Perhaps it was the manner of getting there, via a 0-0 final day draw with Morecambe that became a meaningless game due to the results elsewhere, but it doesn’t feel the achievement that I thought would be. Maybe it’s simply because we have yet to achieve promotion. There was an expectation that getting to the play-offs would be a prize unto itself, yet this season would feel like a disappointment if we were to fail to convert our first top six finish since 1970 into promotion.

That excitement may well rise come the time I take my seat at the Ricoh to witness the first ever Coventry City in the play-offs, but the past 46 games have been about getting to this point and the next two – then hopefully the one after that – are the ones that count.

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