Stuarty

Players
  • Content Count

    17
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

4 Neutral

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Should it be the same neutral venue each time or a different venue each time? I think it should be played each and every time in the Zayed Sports City Stadium [where they staged the FIFA Club World Cup in 2018] in Dubai. Why? It is a neutral venue i.e. no team in the match would have home advantage, the weather is not usually to hot or cold in Dubai in February the month the World Club Challenge match is usually played in!
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Club_Challenge
  3. yes is indeed the case! sorry if i did not make it clear [earlier].
  4. should a draw be worth the same number of point(s) as a loss in a league is worth? I say yes because it should encourage teams/players to play for a win instead of being Risk averse and playing for a draw as they would under a draw be worth the same number of point(s) as a loss having nothing to loose if the gamble of going for a win [instead of paying for a draw] goes wrong and ends up with them losing the contest. your thoughts on this idea topic?
  5. lets go to 14 teams in super league with 1 or 2 promoted into and 1 or 2 relegated from super league each season and leave it at that! ta why? to have a fresh super league.
  6. I an ideal world it would be a 14 team Super League, with 2 French teams guaranteed and a return to the original top 5 play off format. Then a 14 team full time Championship beneath this, again with 2 French teams. This is a little more problematic at the moment as we are way off the number of full time teams required to make this up. Maybe the influx of Toronto, New York et al can solve this issue. Once this league is of the required standard have 2 up, 2 down but until then 1 up, 1 down. Oh scrap Magic weekend too and have a straightforward 26 game season.
  7. this reminds me a bit of the top league in Scottish football and the Irish premier division in football where the format of the league is up for discussion every few years. It took me a while to work out that/realise that 18 is the optimum number of teams in the top flight league in Scottish football.; and likewise is going to take time for somebody to work out the optimum number of teams in super League is which I have jist done. the optimum is 14 teams in super league 1 or 2 teams relegated. it will allow the game to grow in new markets etc.
  8. is playing another team in super league 4 times in each edition of super league boring? Championship & League 1 proposal: The alternative proposal was that Super League would expand to 14 clubs playing 29 games ending with a top-5 playoff. The team finishing 14th would be relegated and 13th would play 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Championship in a relegation playoff.
  9. I am maybe wrong with an 8 team Super League because I have found out since I said it that fans in any sport find it [more] interesting to play each another within a league 2 times than [the boring] 4 times. So is this the best way forward? Super League expands to 14 clubs playing 29 games ending with a top-5 playoff. The team finishing 14th would be relegated and 13th would play 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Championship in a relegation playoff.
  10. there was talk in 1997 of creating a world super league with 4 teams from super league and 4 teams from NRL in it. but nothing came of it.
  11. I was meaning that 14 teams in super league has been tried before. sorry if I did not make that clear.
  12. too many of the stadiums in super League lack individuality. too many of them are too plastic and too similar in design to each other (with the John Smith's Stadium being the exception to this).
  13. Should the Salary cap in Super League be Scrapped?
  14. although one size does not fit all for the optimum number of teams in any competition 8 teams as the number of teams in the league/cup/ competition is the number of teams that comes closest to doing so. what ever the competition is.
  15. ideal super league [of 8 teams] Leeds St Helens Wigan Widnes Vikings Halifax Warrington Huddersfield Bradford bottom team relegated to division bellow and top team in division bellow promoted into Super League. Play each other team twice at home twice away for 28 games per team per season.