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Playoffs deja vu for Bognor fans

Rocks’ fans will be forgiven for thinking they have been here before.

 

For those who follow football, there are few who believe the playoffs are a fair system.

 

At the culmination of a long season of 46 matches, the best side rarely comes out on top in the four team end of season lottery.

 

But those in Bognor camp seem intent to make sure that this time round they do not fall short.

 

This is the third time in four seasons that the Rocks have been pushed into the playoffs.

 

As in previous years they have home advantage for the semi-final.

 

Not that that has meant much previously, with the Rocks losing out to Lowestoft Town in 2013/14 and to Dulwich Hamlet last year.

 

This time the hundreds of fans who regularly flock to Nyewood will be hoping it is a different story.

 

After a season where they led the way for most of the time, it would be extremely unfair – especially for Bognor who have been leading the way for the best part of five months and who were at least 12 points better than the other sides to reach the playoffs.

 

Conference South football should be theirs next year. But then sport is rarely fair.

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