In a season of little cheer for the West London teams, it would be understandable for fans not to care in the slightest about what is going on in the play-offs.
Despite a run to the play-off semi-finals for Fulham, and a valiant effort from Brentford who finished in tenth position, very few will even have an opinion on this season's showpiece event at Wembley as they begin to look towards next season.
But a look back at both finalists 12 months ago could provide a welcome boost for all three of our West London teams.
This year's contenders for the richest prize in football are Reading and Huddersfield Town, two sides who enjoyed particularly demoralising seasons last time round finishing 17th and 19th respectively.
Few Royals' or Terriers' fans would have had the guts to predict a play-off final place after the torrid football they had to watch last year, and perhaps it was this "dark horse" tag which worked in their favour.
Next season's promotion race will no doubt be dominated by the usual suspects such as Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and the relegated sides Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, but who's to say that any one of Fulham, QPR or Brentford won't be able to find the consistency to compete themselves?
The Championship is a fascinating league in which anywhere from 12-18 teams are usually capable of building the momentum needed to push for the play-offs, with our sides being very much part of the pack.
It may seem further away for some teams than it does for others, but with the right additions, and some strong leadership, there's nothing to suggest that any of our three West London teams couldn't feel the same fortune as Reading and Huddersfield next time round, and kick-start a coupon-busting promotion-chasing campaign.