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07/04/13 - Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves - KO 6.45pm (Sky Sports)


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Poll: Who will win? (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Voted Leeds Rhinos (11 votes [73.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 73.33%

  2. Warrington Wolves (4 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  3. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#141 M j M

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Regarding stats, the team metres made needs to be understood in context. Leeds pretty much spent the entire first half in Warrington territory - the scope to make huge metres was limited.

 

I have an ongoing issue with Phil Caplan's Albert Goldthorpe points awards - apart from consistently getting them wrong (in my opinion) he also is permanently keen to demonstrate he isn't biased. So Leeds will win 50-0 with the opposition having a universal mare and he will still find scope to give one of the places to the losing side. As long as he is Leeds correspondent there won't be a winner from Headingley.



#142 Dave T

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

Regarding stats, the team metres made needs to be understood in context. Leeds pretty much spent the entire first half in Warrington territory - the scope to make huge metres was limited.

 

I have an ongoing issue with Phil Caplan's Albert Goldthorpe points awards - apart from consistently getting them wrong (in my opinion) he also is permanently keen to demonstrate he isn't biased. So Leeds will win 50-0 with the opposition having a universal mare and he will still find scope to give one of the places to the losing side. As long as he is Leeds correspondent there won't be a winner from Headingley.

Maybe - but the majority of their ptb's in the 2nd half were in their own half.

 

I agree about the AG points, I don't like the award at all tbh.



#143 M j M

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

The award is good in theory but if you have the same person reporting on the same teams week after week as League Express often does then there is a danger of it being unduly affected by that. (and yes I know Gareth Walker wrote the report for Sunday's game but it is almost always Phil Caplan).