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Little Lion Man

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In Topic: Mid Season Assessment

01 September 2015 - 07:17 PM

God loves an optimist!!
Could be that Cru beat the losers of Oldham/ Keighley and you face us in the final - and you know how well we play in finals!!!
as I say - God loves an optimist!

Suspect that was why Chris Atkin was kicking on Monday not mort.... Swinton v Cru on the cards ...revenge is sweet

In Topic: Next up Swinton.Any thoughts, predictions or comments.

01 September 2015 - 07:10 PM

We played them at Whitebank.

And that was the point I made. Swinton lost to York away, Oldham did not have to play them getting London instead. Am pretty confident Swinton would have beat London having beat them in th cup earlier this season so add 2 points to Swinton and.....

But we will never know.

Oldham will have played all the top 8 home and away by the end of the year, except York who we only played AWAY and won. We beat Swinton when we played them away. So there is no doubt in my mind that even were we to lose to Swinton, we would still deservedly top the table. Any argument to the contrary is nonsense.

Nonsense? Fact is we lost to York away and you did not need to play them away. Beat Swinton at Whitebank and I will concede Oldham as better (and that will make my other half happy) otherwise it is only the fixture list that is nonsense.

In Topic: Next up Swinton.Any thoughts, predictions or comments.

31 August 2015 - 08:15 PM

I didn't mean it in a derogatory way spud.All I meant was that the league leaders shield doesn't get you promoted which is what we are ALL gagging for.The team finishing top of the division SHOULD go up automatically. It works like that in the majority of sports.But I agree it will be a boost in terms of confidence for the boys in the playoffs. But I still think coming top should be automatic promotion. (Just my opinion).

Finishing top and being promoted is only right if all teams have an even fixture list. As from the offset it was not even then they could not send the winners up. If Oldham beat Swinton next week then I will accept they were the best and deserving of promotion. Until then we still don't know who the best team is.

In Topic: RFL Proposals for New League 1 Structure for 2016

27 August 2015 - 10:04 AM

It just looks even more complicat to me and still does not mean that a league winner will be promoted.

Initially you play all teams once only - therefore fixture lists will still favour some teams over others with more home games against top teams than for others

After the 8 split, I assume the points carry which carries forward the inequality and compounds it by offering further home advantages to some teams.

The advantages provided by home should not be underestimated. Old hams home record is one of the reasons they are top and Swinton have only lost one home game.

As league one has a number of teams who to me can all win on the day and there is very little between them then even small advantages can be telling.

Unless all teams are played home and away and the winner goes up, there will always be some skew of fairness however they try

Can't we just play 28 games? No ipro cup, all clubs home and away and then top two go up. Swinton this year. If they reach the playoff final will have played 28 games + two challenge cup games and four friendlies

In Topic: Eight into Five won't go

26 August 2015 - 08:48 PM

Yes, so also interesting to compare points difference for only those games against the other 'contending teams' instead of allowing the unequal number of floggings of the southern teams to determine success.
RFL too busy taking orders from NRL on substitutions to care about fairness in the third tier.

Anita, have put a table based on your suggestion on a thread on the Swinton forum. There are 5 games to go but as it stands it is different than the league as your feared.