Jump to content
Total Rugby League Fans Forum
John Drake

Sat 14 Sept: Championship Qualifying Play-off: Toulouse Olympique v York City Knights KO 2pm (OurLeague App)

Who will win?  

51 members have voted

This poll is closed to new votes
  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Toulouse Olympique
      36
    • York City Knights
      15

  • Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.
  • Poll closed on 14/09/19 at 13:30

Recommended Posts

Discuss the Betfred Championship Qualifying Play-off: Toulouse Olympique v York City Knights here.


.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, I haven't really been concentrating too hard recently, especially as we are not involved, but can someone explain the play-off system?


RESURGAM

Non solum autem Leones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very complicated but what I do know is that if York were to get to the final they would have to either go to Toulouse twice or Toronto twice. Tough ask for part time players and supporters 

  • Like 1

sometimes you have to take a step backwards to move forward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DEANO said:

Very complicated but what I do know is that if York were to get to the final they would have to either go to Toulouse twice or Toronto twice. Tough ask for part time players and supporters 

Or both twice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

Sorry, I haven't really been concentrating too hard recently, especially as we are not involved, but can someone explain the play-off system?

Nice though it is to be successful, clubs like yours and mine might be better off out of it!


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

Sorry, I haven't really been concentrating too hard recently, especially as we are not involved, but can someone explain the play-off system?

Game 2)

A)Winner York -TO v Toronto

B)Loser York - TO v winner Leigh Fev

Game 3 

 loser 2a v winner 2b

Game 4 (final)

Winner game 3 v winner 2a

 

Complicated oui?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two great teams but I think Toulouse will take the game. expecting to be a Toulouse vs Toronto Final come Oct 5th.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TboneFromTO said:

Game 2)

A)Winner York -TO v Toronto

B)Loser York - TO v winner Leigh Fev

Game 3 

 loser 2a v winner 2b

Game 4 (final)

Winner game 3 v winner 2a

 

Complicated oui?

 

Got a migraine coming on. This is why we never qualify for the play-offs.


RESURGAM

Non solum autem Leones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

Got a migraine coming on. This is why we never qualify for the play-offs.

Sch%C3%A9ma-play-offs-2019.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, kiggy said:

Sch%C3%A9ma-play-offs-2019.jpg

You know that migraine I said was coming on? The French version doesn't help. Merci

  • Haha 1

RESURGAM

Non solum autem Leones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it's mad...a team in 2nd/3rd/4th/5th could have to play 3 times just to get to the final...I suspect TWP will have an easy ride through this, even if it's only down to the other teams being knackered!!

Edited by FearNothing
  • Confused 1

cru....Cru.....CRUSADERS!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, FearNothing said:

it's mad...a team in 2nd/3rd/4th/5th could have to play 3 times just to get to the final...I suspect TWP will have an easy ride through this, even if it's only down to the other teams being knackered!!

No easy ride for TWP...do you have any idea how much traveling our club has to do...not complaining but the rest will sort of even things up a bit.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Fabou said:

I dont know what to Think about this format. I guess we will be able to judge it afterwards.

we ll see.

All club's knew the format as the season started , Toronto rightly have an advantage in the playoffs by being the strongest team by far in the competition .

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, georgeb1 said:

All club's knew the format as the season started , Toronto rightly have an advantage in the playoffs by being the strongest team by far in the competition .

agreed, but... I still dont know what to Think about it.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Fabou said:

agreed, but... I still dont know what to Think about it.

Think good thoughts always.

Edited by Kayakman
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The odd thing is that even if York beat Toulouse away on Saturday, we will probably have to go there and do it again in 2 weeks.  Also, if we beat Toronto away, we have to repeat that.  The structure is very heavily loaded in favour of the top 2 sides, (which is fair enough I suppose). I think to be fairer if you win away then the least you should get is rewarded with a home tie in any possible 'rematch'.

A simpler system would be 1st straight through to final.  2nd v 5th and 3rd v 4th and the 2 winners of those play off for the opportunity to play them. 

Edited by gavin7094
Spelling
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, gavin7094 said:

The odd thing is that even if York beat Toulouse away on Saturday, we will probably have to go their and do it again in 2 weeks.  Also, if we beat Toronto away, we have to repeat that.  The structure is very heavily loaded in favour of the top 2 sides, (which is fair enough I suppose). I think to be fairer if you win away then the least you should get is rewarded with a home tie in any possible 'rematch'.

A simpler system would be 1st straight through to final.  2nd v 5th and 3rd v 4th and the 2 winners of those play off for the opportunity to play them. 

I like this format, makes the playoffs exciting.  I'm hoping for a Toronto vs Toulouse final in Toronto.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, CanadianRugger said:

I like this format, makes the playoffs exciting.  I'm hoping for a Toronto vs Toulouse final in Toronto.

You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but I disagree that this structure makes it more exciting than any other.  In fact, with so little 'sudden death' arguably it's less exciting. I'm going to the Toulouse game on Saturday knowing that, even if York win (a big ask in itself) it doesn't really benefit York much.  We'll have to repeat it again in 2 weeks, with a trip to Toronto in between. Arguably, then, winning in Toulouse becomes a handicap. In fact, some York fans a have suggested a defeat in Toulouse may be our best strategy. Doesn't seem right somehow. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, gavin7094 said:

The odd thing is that even if York beat Toulouse away on Saturday, we will probably have to go there and do it again in 2 weeks.  Also, if we beat Toronto away, we have to repeat that.  The structure is very heavily loaded in favour of the top 2 sides, (which is fair enough I suppose). I think to be fairer if you win away then the least you should get is rewarded with a home tie in any possible 'rematch'.

A simpler system would be 1st straight through to final.  2nd v 5th and 3rd v 4th and the 2 winners of those play off for the opportunity to play them. 

 

10 minutes ago, gavin7094 said:

You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but I disagree that this structure makes it more exciting than any other.  In fact, with so little 'sudden death' arguably it's less exciting. I'm going to the Toulouse game on Saturday knowing that, even if York win (a big ask in itself) it doesn't really benefit York much.  We'll have to repeat it again in 2 weeks, with a trip to Toronto in between. Arguably, then, winning in Toulouse becomes a handicap. In fact, some York fans a have suggested a defeat in Toulouse may be our best strategy. Doesn't seem right somehow. 

My sympathies, gavin7094!  It seems odd to me that there is a constant referral back to regular season places.  Without that, York victory in Toulouse followed by defeat in Toronto would, indeed, have seen you play Toulouse again, if they won match D, but this time in York.

I agree with you about play-off games from which both teams live to fight another day.  I suppose I was brought up on a simple knock-out play-off system - 1st -v- 8th, 2nd -v-7th, etc.  It always seemed fine to me.  I suspect that giving the top regular season team too easy a run to the final, with weeks off included, might just backfire, especially if you subscribe to the school of thought that you need to be playing regularly and competitively as the season concludes.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, gavin7094 said:

You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but I disagree that this structure makes it more exciting than any other.  In fact, with so little 'sudden death' arguably it's less exciting. I'm going to the Toulouse game on Saturday knowing that, even if York win (a big ask in itself) it doesn't really benefit York much.  We'll have to repeat it again in 2 weeks, with a trip to Toronto in between. Arguably, then, winning in Toulouse becomes a handicap. In fact, some York fans a have suggested a defeat in Toulouse may be our best strategy. Doesn't seem right somehow. 

I think the RFL certainly missed a trick by not giving the first team into the GF (i.e. the winner of the 1st vs 2nd/3rd game) the right to host it.

I'm not a fan of the potentially repeated games either, for the kind of reason you cite, i.e. the games feel a bit like "what's the point in this game, we did it already 2 weeks ago"/"what's the point in winning this one, we'll be playing it again in two weeks".

Personally I'd rather have something like 3 v 6 and 4 v 5 in week one, winners travel to 2 and 1 respectively in week two, winners play in the GF.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...