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Leeds United promoted next year? How every defeated Championship play-off semi-finalist has fared the following season

Leeds United's Premier League dream was ended in the Championship play-off semi-finals last night - but will they come again next season?

We've gone back in time to discover every defeated Championship play-off semi-finalists and looked at how they've fared the following season. In history in favour or against the Whites? Click and scroll through the pages to find out:

Is it a curse? Both clubs failed to challenge the promotion picture. Reading fell seven points short of the top six while Preston were closer to relegation in 17th.

5. 2008/09: Preston North End and Reading

Is it a curse? Both clubs failed to challenge the promotion picture. Reading fell seven points short of the top six while Preston were closer to relegation in 17th.
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Forest managed to secure a play-off spot once more but slipped to a 3-1 aggregate defeat to Swansea. Leicester ended the season in 10th, eight points off the top six.

6. 2009/10: Nottingham Forest and Leicester City

Forest managed to secure a play-off spot once more but slipped to a 3-1 aggregate defeat to Swansea. Leicester ended the season in 10th, eight points off the top six.
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Forest were back again but werent able to secure a play-off for a third successive season, drastically falling to 19th. Cardiff, however, claimed 6th.

7. 2010/11: Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City

Forest were back again but werent able to secure a play-off for a third successive season, drastically falling to 19th. Cardiff, however, claimed 6th.
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Finally, a defeated Championship play-off semi-finalist who won promotion the following season! Cardiff won the Championship, though Birmingham ended the term in 12th.

8. 2011/12: Birmingham City and Cardiff City

Finally, a defeated Championship play-off semi-finalist who won promotion the following season! Cardiff won the Championship, though Birmingham ended the term in 12th.
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