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Repeat Fixtures in the Play-Offs


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#1 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:49 PM

People have been harking on about the possibilities of repeat fixtures in the play-offs (i.e. Wigan & Leeds this year).

Just an idea, not sure if people would agree or not, but what about an aggregate system?
e.g. Wigan lost to Leeds 26-27. So if they meet again in the play-offs, they have to win by more than one point. If they draw, they're out, ad if they win by 1 point it's extra time.

It's just an idea to make the repeat play-off format more fair on the team that won the first game. I think it would be a bit unfair if sayWire won today and then beat Saints by 1 point after Saints demolished them in week one.

Thoughts?


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE (Wellsy4HullFC @ Sep 18 2010, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People have been harking on about the possibilities of repeat fixtures in the play-offs (i.e. Wigan & Leeds this year).

Just an idea, not sure if people would agree or not, but what about an aggregate system?
e.g. Wigan lost to Leeds 26-27. So if they meet again in the play-offs, they have to win by more than one point. If they draw, they're out, ad if they win by 1 point it's extra time.

It's just an idea to make the repeat play-off format more fair on the team that won the first game. I think it would be a bit unfair if sayWire won today and then beat Saints by 1 point after Saints demolished them in week one.

Thoughts?

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#3 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (Riversiderontour @ Sep 18 2010, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This doesnt concern you, nothing to see here
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If this came into SL next season, I'd have thought it would concern every team? wink.gif
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (Wellsy4HullFC @ Sep 18 2010, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People have been harking on about the possibilities of repeat fixtures in the play-offs (i.e. Wigan & Leeds this year).

Just an idea, not sure if people would agree or not, but what about an aggregate system?
e.g. Wigan lost to Leeds 26-27. So if they meet again in the play-offs, they have to win by more than one point. If they draw, they're out, ad if they win by 1 point it's extra time.

It's just an idea to make the repeat play-off format more fair on the team that won the first game. I think it would be a bit unfair if sayWire won today and then beat Saints by 1 point after Saints demolished them in week one.

Thoughts?


Thought 1. You've got way too much leisure time.

Thought 2. I support Salford. This has got f.all to do with me. wink.gif

Thought 3. No.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:09 PM

If it's a thread by Wellsy you're pretty much assured of a hair-brained scheme! biggrin.gif

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:17 PM

Some great replies.

I'd just say, if one of the sides got flogged the first game, they'd have to win by a ridiculous margin so no one would bother turning up. Good effort though, but I don't really see it as a problem.

What I might bring in is that a team can't pick a side they've already played, but can pick the other side that went straight through to the semis, but is lower ranked.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:24 PM

why is a repeat match a problem? I thouroughly enjoyed the last Wigan v Leeds game and will look forward to the next should Saints choose Huddersfield.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:25 PM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Sep 18 2010, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thought 1. You've got way too much leisure time.

Thought 2. I support Salford. This has got f.all to do with me. wink.gif

Thought 3. No.


so you're the one laugh.gif laugh.gif

seriously back on topic i think that if wigan play leeds again then wigan will win easily.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:23 PM

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A Joke.........................Play offs should be 6 teams but if we have to go with 8 to promote medicority and
make it an interesting season for the under achievers then so be it.




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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:14 AM

why not make all the league games count towards the play offs? Say Wigan beat Leeds at the DW, by 20 points, and lose at Headingly by 16, in the play-offs, give Wigan 4 points start.

We can ignore Magic weekend fixtures in this.


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#11 hindle xiii

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:20 AM

And all this dictates what minute Multi-ball begins...

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#12 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

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And all this dictates what minute Multi-ball begins...

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE (Wellsy4HullFC @ Sep 18 2010, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People have been harking on about the possibilities of repeat fixtures in the play-offs (i.e. Wigan & Leeds this year).

Just an idea, not sure if people would agree or not, but what about an aggregate system?
e.g. Wigan lost to Leeds 26-27. So if they meet again in the play-offs, they have to win by more than one point. If they draw, they're out, ad if they win by 1 point it's extra time.

It's just an idea to make the repeat play-off format more fair on the team that won the first game. I think it would be a bit unfair if sayWire won today and then beat Saints by 1 point after Saints demolished them in week one.

Thoughts?


How about

1 v 8
2 v 7
3 v 6
4 v 5

Losers go out then highest ranked winner gets home game against lowest ranked winner. e.g

1 vs 2
3 v 4

Winners then go to GF. Still have to win 3 games to lift title, shortens play offs by 1 week which gives more time between season end and start of whatever international calendar there is. Simple.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (Wellsy4HullFC @ Sep 18 2010, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People have been harking on about the possibilities of repeat fixtures in the play-offs (i.e. Wigan & Leeds this year).

Just an idea, not sure if people would agree or not, but what about an aggregate system?
e.g. Wigan lost to Leeds 26-27. So if they meet again in the play-offs, they have to win by more than one point. If they draw, they're out, ad if they win by 1 point it's extra time.

It's just an idea to make the repeat play-off format more fair on the team that won the first game. I think it would be a bit unfair if sayWire won today and then beat Saints by 1 point after Saints demolished them in week one.

Thoughts?

The simple answer is to have teams cross over in the third week to avoid any repeat matchups prior to the Grand Final, like the AFL does:

Week 1

A 1 vs. 4
B 5 vs. 8
C 2 vs. 3
D 6 vs. 7

Week 2

E Loser A vs. Winner B
F Loser C vs. Winner D

Week 3

G Winner A vs. Winner F
H Winner D vs. Winner E

Week 4

I Winner G vs. Winner H

It's hardly rocket science.





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