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The Golden Point

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At present it's theoretically possible a team could lose in the extra period without ever getting to play the ball

As happened to Rovers on Sunday. It's a nonsense and, as such, will not apply this Sunday should Saints and Wigan be level after 80 minutes. If it's good enough for the Championship then why not for SL?

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I went to the 1982 CC replay between Hull and Widnes, it was a great night.

Totally agree but the Wembley game was a damp squib when the final whistle went. No one knew what was happening. I think the vast majority expected extra time.

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As happened to Rovers on Sunday. It's a nonsense and, as such, will not apply this Sunday should Saints and Wigan be level after 80 minutes. If it's good enough for the Championship then why not for SL?

You cannot compare the two.

When SL was founded the split between to two was sealed for ever.

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You cannot compare the two.

When SL was founded the split between to two was sealed for ever.

But it shouldn't.

After reading peoples views on it, I can see why a neutral would love the sudden death of the game, but for me, RL is a battle for 80 minutes, it shouldn't be decided with a sudden kick, it should be over 10 minute spells.

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You cannot compare the two.

When SL was founded the split between to two was sealed for ever.

I'll assume you are joking about that.

On golden point, I prefer the two 10 minute periods and then sudden death. All Golden Point does is to encourage a drop-goal kick-athon, which having seen it in the NRL a couple of times this year, is not a satisfactory way to end a game.

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Fev won the toss and chose to kick!

I know, that's why I said they could have taken a short kick off :P

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Has a final ever been decided by golden point in the UK before?

No?

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I do think golden point just creates drop goal city, although the last 5 minutes of the regular match would be similar anyway.

Scuse my ignorance but what trophy did Leigh win a few years ago after destroying a team in extra time? That seemed quite unflattering.

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Scuse my ignorance but what trophy did Leigh win a few years ago after destroying a team in extra time? That seemed quite unflattering.

Didn't they beat Whitehaven in the Championship (presumably then NL1) final in extra time. Gutted for Haven that day - but Leigh sure went to town in extra time, fair play.

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I'll assume you are joking about that.

No not at all.

As i say, since the start of SL you cannot compare the two.

SL may as well have its own set of rules.

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As a fax fan I aint a fan of the golden point being on the wrong side of it against Cas in the cup... But nothing will take away how good it felt when Ben Black dropped that goal to win the game so if those are the rules then we play by them and get on with it... Losing teams always moan about rules or factors in games.. I sure did when we lost to Cas but if those are the rules then those are the rules..

Champions 2010 :D

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To me, there is too much riding on the coin toss in a golden point. Unless you start to take the kick from further back, there is too much of an advantage. That's not to say things don't go against the general way however.

I'd choose a next try situation. Requires a bit more skill and is less reliant on field position.

Yeah, like all of the legend's© tries for Skints, I suppose.

10 minutes each way, then next score of anykind would be better for full time players, but for semi-pro sides, next score of any kind is tense enough.

Not exactly like every game goes to it anyway.

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I've always thought silver point would be better suited to RL than golden point.Then teams can go for the drop goal but the chance is there for the other side to win it with a try.

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if its to determine a final id go 10 minutes mandatory extra time, then golden point after.

for ordinary league games golden point is fine but id change it so that the team that lost in GP is still awarded 1 point at the end of the game whilst the winner gets the bonus point

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for ordinary league games a draw is fine but id change it cos we aussies think we know best and sod everyone else

Edited for accuracy (and for funsies!) :lol:;):P

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if its to determine a final id go 10 minutes mandatory extra time, then golden point after.

for ordinary league games golden point is fine but id change it so that the team that lost in GP is still awarded 1 point at the end of the game whilst the winner gets the bonus point

Bloody hell, no, the last thing we want is golden point in league games.

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