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
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