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Little Lion Man

Member Since 22 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 24 2014 11:18 PM

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In Topic: League Restructuring

24 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

There is one thing I did not understand about the new System ( yes just one!). The quite - "With annual promotion and relegation restored, there is a recognition that all teams need to use the same points scoring system."

Why? What difference does it make if the points scoring system in league 1 is different just because a team gets promoted for the following year? The middle 8 gave points zero'd as they come from two differing leagues anyway so just cannot see why that is so important.

But they always need something to decide on the week before the league starts! (That and DR of course).

In Topic: League Restructuring

24 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

I don't have a specific problem with the format. At the end of the day, the opportunity to proceed in the league is there if you are good enough. If you are better than the team above you, you will proceed and if not then you won't. Best teams will be in superleague each year.

Normal P&R does have the issue that a relegated team is often better than the one being promoted. This new system is effectively using a playoff of sorts for the bottom of the superleague and top of SL 2 to decide who goes into SL. It does therefore have the potential to offer both P&R and some stability for clubs as there is unlikely to actually be much movement.

By the way, I do not like it and my major concern is the over stretching of some present championship clubs to achieve something beyond them financially. I feel that the "look after yourself" attitude of the rugby league at present will see that the better championship teams struggle and will smash themselves to pieces on the rocks of Super League 1.

But they have the chance.

In Topic: Rowley slams dual-contract system

24 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

Hypocritical is one of the kinder words I have heard about Rowley over the last few weeks!

Don't think Doncaster or workington are too keen either.

In Topic: Dual Reg

24 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

Really pleased that penny is back. I hope he goes well for a few games for us and then gets a crack back in the Warrington team in time for their playoffs.

As for DR at this point in the season generally, I am not sure we should be that bothered unless we are struggling to get 17 together.

In Topic: Next Season

24 July 2014 - 12:04 AM

Cheer up lads, they have renamed next years championship as Super League 2 ......so you have already made it to Super League.

That's said, so will York on current tables.