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49 - Huddersfield will be the 49th different team to play in the PL and will be in the top-flight for the first tim… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 hours ago

1 - Huddersfield are the 1st team in @EFL history to be promoted having conceded more goals than they’ve scored in the league campaign. Up. 10 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield are only the second @EFL club to be promoted via the play-offs in all three divisions (also Blackpool). Experts. 10 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost three of their last five penalty shootouts in all competitions. Nervy. 10 hours ago

5 - Huddersfield have won all five of their previous penalty shootouts in the play-offs - no other team has won more than one. Experience. 10 hours ago

1 - This is the first second tier play-off final to finish 0-0. Drab. 10 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield have won both of their previous playoff finals that went to extra-time, while Reading have lost both of theirs. Edge. 11 hours ago

3 - Huddersfield have been promoted from 3 of their 4 play-off finals, winning promotion in 1995, 2004 and 2012. Impressive. 14 hours ago

18 - The previous three play-off finals involving Reading have seen a total of 18 goals scored (an average of six per game). Bonanza. 14 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost in each of their previous three play-off final appearances, while only Sheffield United have lost more (4). Hurdle. 15 hours ago

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NEWS Opta and adidas Create Unique Partnership to Define "The Engine"

Based on the adidas insight, Opta have helped to reveal the fundamental character of 'The Engine' by finding out how to measure and quantify his performances.

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BLOG Getting Them There Is Not Enough

When I first started in sports journalism, holding on to an exclusive story was pretty easy. Newspapers were printed twice, maybe three times a night. If you held your story back for the last edition none of your rivals would be able to react. For a whole day your paper would be the only place wh..

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NEWS Opta Powered Cricket Rankings Revamped

The Opta powered FTI MVP rankings system has been overhauled in time for the start of the 2013 county cricket season. The system uses Opta's uniquely detailed cricket data to analyse the performances of players around the country on a like-for-like basis.

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