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Why so many high scores in SL this round?


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#1 YCKonstantine

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

There was an average of 52.4 points per match. 4 of the winning 7 teams scored 40+ points and the lowest total score was 41. Why was this?


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#2 Scubby

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:56 AM

There was an average of 52.4 points per match. 4 of the winning 7 teams scored 40+ points and the lowest total score was 41. Why was this?

 

Warm weather, fast tracks, sub-standard defence. I think the answer is pretty straight forward.



#3 horationelson

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

very poor defence is the only answer

#4 JonNgog

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

very poor defence is the only answer

 

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#5 YCKonstantine

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:53 PM

I guess I should have asked "are you happy with this?"

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#6 Padge

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

Once teams are aware that the game is lost there's a tendency to say there's another game Monday lets save our selves.

 

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#7 RSN

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

Pretty much what has been said so far.

Hot weather leads to tired defences and less dropped ball. With a game 3 or 4 days away teams if a game has slipped will just let it go so they can prepare for next weekend.

Combination of those two.

#8 Railway End

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:17 AM

Once teams are aware that the game is lost there's a tendency to say there's another game Monday lets save our selves.

Coaches play the season not the game.


Would the introduction of a bonus point system as used in the Championships stop this practice?

As a fan of a Championship club I have witnessed countless games where the trailing team has gone hard for the full 80 in the hope of securing a bonus point.

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