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#2963901 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 20 Results Posted

Posted by thirteenthman on 23 July 2014 - 07:44 AM

Poll - Broncos v Storm

 

Roosters

Broncos

Panthers

Titans

Dogs

Warriors

Dragons

Bunnies

 

Points - 340

 

Away Wins - 3




#2963636 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 19 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 22 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

Most of us get odd weeks like that 13thman.

I know when I posted my tips for R19 it was with fingers crossed. So many variables and doubts!

This season has been one of the trickiest to tip of all the seasons we've followed on here.

 

Yeah, the NRL is wide open this year. It's something like 8 points separating the top 13 teams.

 

I think I'll try something a little more scientific for this weeks tips - tossing a coin.  ;)




#2963457 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 19 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 22 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

Well done to everyone on getting 5 from 8  :clapping:

 

As for my tips, my only surprise was that I got 1 right...   :help:    :haha:




#2960577 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 19 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 17 July 2014 - 04:38 PM

Poll - 1 or 2

 

Sharks

Eels

Panthers

Storm

Warriors

Knights

Dogs

Dragons

 

Home Wins - 5

 

Points - 318




#2958907 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 18 Awards Belatedly Presented - we...

Posted by thirteenthman on 14 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

Unless I've got my sums wrong (which is quite likely), Rugby Female is the winner with 5 from 6.   :)




#2957068 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 18 Awards Belatedly Presented - we...

Posted by thirteenthman on 10 July 2014 - 08:19 AM

Poll - Panthers v Broncos

 

Sea Eagles

Warriors

Bulldogs

Titans

Sharks

Panthers

 

Away Wins - 1

 

Points - 246




#2957062 TotalRL 2014 State of Origin Game 3 Tipping Competition *** Results Posted; A...

Posted by thirteenthman on 10 July 2014 - 08:16 AM

Cheers G, and well done to NSW on winning the series.  :)




#2956033 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 17 results posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 07 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

Well done Marv for getting 3 from 5. An inspired piece of tipping going for the Titans - no-one else saw that coming.  :clapping:




#2952724 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 16 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 01 July 2014 - 06:29 AM

Well done to everyone who got 4 right!!!  :clapping:   :)

 

Tough round that - one or two upsets along the way. 




#2949759 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 16 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 25 June 2014 - 04:49 PM

Poll - Warriors v Panthers 

 

Sea Eagles

Broncos

Tigers

Bunnies

Panthers

Eels

Dragons

 

Points - 284

 

Away Wins - 2




#2949488 So will Jeopardy - Bradford v Wakefield - see a bumper crowd next week?

Posted by thirteenthman on 25 June 2014 - 09:29 AM

 

But if you really want to see spectacular declines beyond that figure of 10% look at this years drops for the three clubs closest to Relegation jeopardy.

 

If you're talking about the bottom 3, Salford have registered big increases on last year. 

 

But, as has been pointed out countless times on here, the new system of jeopardy doesn't come in til next year. So we'll see what happens then.




#2948668 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 15 results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by thirteenthman on 23 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

Well done Southstander - 100%, again!!!   :clapping:  :)




#2948580 So will Jeopardy - Bradford v Wakefield - see a bumper crowd next week?

Posted by thirteenthman on 23 June 2014 - 02:17 PM

They were struggling on the pitch and their crowds dropped by 18%.

 

This year they struggled even more and they became the main clubs in jeapordy of relegation.

 

According to the RFL this would raise crowds. In reality the crowds have dropped even further and more heavily too, so again I can't think I'm having a sensible debate here.

 

Were Bradford struggling on the pitch last year? They finished 9th, and early doors were top 3. Wakefield were pushing for a top 8 finish til August. Did the RFL ever say that a club could go from challenging for a top 8 berth one year to being bottom 3 and trying to avoid relegation the next, and still increase their crowds? Or did the RFL simply mean that crowds at bottom of the table fixtures would be potentially bigger than they might have been if there was no relegation in place? 




#2947928 So will Jeopardy - Bradford v Wakefield - see a bumper crowd next week?

Posted by thirteenthman on 22 June 2014 - 01:09 PM

 No matter what way you cut the figures relegation fodder Wakey, Bulls and London have had spectacular falls in crowds all season, and relegation actually started this year.

 

And all 3 of those clubs had falls in crowds last season when there was no relegation. 

 

Compared with like for like matches in 2013, Salford, who are only a point in front of Wakefield who you have included in your analysis, have actually seen a 59% increase in crowds so far this year.

 

All of which goes to prove that there are a multitude of reasons why crowd figures go up and down. Placing the blame for this years falls at the door of relegation is far too simplistic. 




#2947707 So will Jeopardy - Bradford v Wakefield - see a bumper crowd next week?

Posted by thirteenthman on 21 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

So instead of picking at my analysis you tell me. We have brought back relegation - has it increased fan interest and crowds??. 

 

Your 'analysis' basically compared two matches played in completely different circumstances. You made it very easy to pick at.

 

Has relegation increased crowds? Apparently not, this season. But, as has been pointed out very effectively by posters before me, last year when we had no relegation, crowds also went down.

 

I genuinely don't know if it can be definitively proved what affect P+R, jeopardy or whatever you want to call it, actually has on attendances. There are so many different factors that can affect attendances, it would be impossible to pin it on just one thing. But it's very boring reading the same people with a fixed viewpoint on this jumping in with stats and figures claiming that it backs up their viewpoint, when it does nothing of the sort. The new system doesn't start til next year, so we'll see what happens then.