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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » March 4, 2019, 6:41 pm

NRL proposes Wildcard Weekend to revamp finals

NRL clubs and broadcasters have been briefed on a proposal to introduce a "Wildcard Weekend" as part of a new finals system that could be introduced as soon as next year.

Under the concept, which was outlined by NRL head of elite football operation Graham Annesley to club CEOs on Monday, the teams finishing ninth and 10th at the end of the regular season would be given a chance to qualify for the finals by beating the seventh and eighth ranked teams.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/04/nrl ... ls-format/

Pros and cons of NRL's proposed finals revamp: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/04/pro ... em-revamp/
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by -GD- » March 4, 2019, 6:46 pm

Honestly....

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Post by -PJ- » March 4, 2019, 6:48 pm

So effectively we now have 10 teams playing finals out of the 16.

That's ridiculous....
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Post by -PJ- » March 4, 2019, 6:52 pm

This is to help Ricky.

We've finished 10th two years straight.

10th place = a chance to play finals.

I reckon we'll only need 9-10 wins..we got this..
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by BJ » March 4, 2019, 7:03 pm

These gimmicks cheapen the regular season.

This is the exact opposite of what the NRL should be doing to make the season more interesting and exciting.

If they want to improve the competition, put in some effort to make the game more equitable and the game play more exciting.

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Post by -PJ- » March 4, 2019, 7:06 pm

If the NRL introduce this..

We're finishing 11th !!!'
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Post by Schifty » March 4, 2019, 7:16 pm

This is what happens when the NRL starts getting worried about Brisbane missing the finals

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Post by gergreg » March 4, 2019, 7:20 pm

The NRL is one of the only sporting organisations where you could say "that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard" every second week and it wouldn't be an (exponential) exaggeration. Who comes up with this nonsense?

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Post by -PJ- » March 4, 2019, 7:25 pm

In breaking news the "Wildcard Weekend" will be played as a double header at Suncorp..
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 4, 2019, 8:00 pm

Is this just a diversion to all the media covering the sex tapes.

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Post by Raiders Lim! » March 4, 2019, 8:11 pm

Raiders CEO Don Furner told the Herald: "It's a good idea, but we're certainly keen to explore it more."

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Post by gergreg » March 4, 2019, 8:12 pm

LimeGreenMachine wrote:Is this just a diversion to all the media covering the sex tapes.

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More a segway. From a **** to a **** idea.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » March 4, 2019, 8:16 pm

The losing captains of the wildcard matches will then arm wrestle for 9th position.

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Post by Brewdle » March 4, 2019, 8:16 pm

Kent isn’t a fan

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Post by gangrenous » March 4, 2019, 9:17 pm

That’s because Kent has shown in the past he has a brain, and people with a brain recognise a dumb idea when they see one.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Azza » March 4, 2019, 9:43 pm

greeneyed wrote:
March 4, 2019, 6:41 pm
NRL proposes Wildcard Weekend to revamp finals

NRL clubs and broadcasters have been briefed on a proposal to introduce a "Wildcard Weekend" as part of a new finals system that could be introduced as soon as next year.

Under the concept, which was outlined by NRL head of elite football operation Graham Annesley to club CEOs on Monday, the teams finishing ninth and 10th at the end of the regular season would be given a chance to qualify for the finals by beating the seventh and eighth ranked teams.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/04/nrl ... ls-format/

Pros and cons of NRL's proposed finals revamp: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/04/pro ... em-revamp/
What a complete bucket of stupid.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by -TW- » March 4, 2019, 9:56 pm

Can't wait for the team who finishes 6 points out of the 8 in 10th who knocks off 7th and qualifies

What a **** idea

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » March 5, 2019, 6:04 am

-TW- wrote:Can't wait for the team who finishes 6 points out of the 8 in 10th who knocks off 7th and qualifies

What a **** idea
Even worse if they go on to win the GF
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by TongueFTW » March 5, 2019, 6:47 am

Such a putrid idea. The thought that we could have played finals last year having the kind of season we did tells you everything you need to know. They can't seriously be considering this.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by gergreg » March 5, 2019, 7:28 am

Over the past 5 years or so the team finishing 10th has won 10 or 11 games and lost 14 or 13. I think there was one year which wasn't as bad but how can any side that only wins 10 games deserve a crack at the title.
This is as stupid as it gets. But knowing the NRL they'll probably do it even though most fans think it's a dumb idea. Some crappy team finishing 10th will win the 'wildcard' game against one of the glamour clubs - possibly on the back of a contentious call and then it will be reviewed and scrapped.

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Post by edwahu » March 5, 2019, 7:36 am

-TW- wrote:
March 4, 2019, 9:56 pm
Can't wait for the team who finishes 6 points out of the 8 in 10th who knocks off 7th and qualifies

What a **** idea
Off the back of massive ref blunder in the wildcard game.

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Post by LP Raider » March 5, 2019, 8:06 am

Let's just cut the chase and make it 16 now.

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Post by Sid » March 5, 2019, 8:55 am

I don't have stats in front of me, but doesn't any team outside the top 4 hardly ever win the premiership?
Also 8th has never won it so now we want to drag 9th and 10th into the finals too?

I hate the idea, it's gimmicky and takes away from regular season games. There's so many other fundamental areas in the game that need to be looked at before this.

I hope it is just a ploy to distract from the sex tapes.
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Post by edwahu » March 5, 2019, 9:23 am

They should make it 7 teams with a wildcard spot for the team out of the rest that has the least players feature in scandals.

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Post by Northern Raider » March 5, 2019, 10:26 am

-TW- wrote:
March 4, 2019, 9:56 pm
Can't wait for the team who finishes 6 points out of the 8 in 10th who knocks off 7th and qualifies

What a **** idea
It wouldn't have been far off that last year. Raiders (10th) would have played Dragons (7th) who were struggling for form. Real possibility the Raiders made it through to the finals. Fact is we had plenty of chances to make the top 8 and didn't.

This is a quote from the article: "The Wildcard Weekend system will benefit teams who are impacted by heavy injury tolls early in the season"

...or in Raiders situation it benefits a team that threw away games far too often. The concept is purely driven by TV ratings and $$. Trying to cram in even more games. I reckon it's ****.
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Post by edwahu » March 5, 2019, 10:29 am

Northern Raider wrote:
March 5, 2019, 10:26 am
-TW- wrote:
March 4, 2019, 9:56 pm
Can't wait for the team who finishes 6 points out of the 8 in 10th who knocks off 7th and qualifies

What a **** idea
It wouldn't have been far off that last year. Raiders (10th) would have played Dragons (7th) who were struggling for form. Real possibility the Raiders made it through to the finals. Fact is we had plenty of chances to make the top 8 and didn't.

This is a quote from the article: "The Wildcard Weekend system will benefit teams who are impacted by heavy injury tolls early in the season"

...or in Raiders situation it benefits a team that threw away games far too often. The concept is purely driven by TV ratings and $$. Trying to cram in even more games. I reckon it's ****.
God the lack of logic in that quote is telling.

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Post by Northern Raider » March 5, 2019, 10:41 am

edwahu wrote:
March 5, 2019, 10:29 am
Northern Raider wrote:
March 5, 2019, 10:26 am
-TW- wrote:
March 4, 2019, 9:56 pm
Can't wait for the team who finishes 6 points out of the 8 in 10th who knocks off 7th and qualifies

What a **** idea
It wouldn't have been far off that last year. Raiders (10th) would have played Dragons (7th) who were struggling for form. Real possibility the Raiders made it through to the finals. Fact is we had plenty of chances to make the top 8 and didn't.

This is a quote from the article: "The Wildcard Weekend system will benefit teams who are impacted by heavy injury tolls early in the season"

...or in Raiders situation it benefits a team that threw away games far too often. The concept is purely driven by TV ratings and $$. Trying to cram in even more games. I reckon it's ****.
God the lack of logic in that quote is telling.
yeah, I couldn't believe it actually made it into the press release. Surely somebody was vetting it and said "hey guys you should really drop this line. It's just plain stupid."
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Post by The Rickman » March 5, 2019, 10:43 am

I hate this idea. There's already too many teams in the finals with 50% qualifying. I'd honestly prefer something like a Top 6 with 1 and 2 getting the first week off.

NRL would never do that though, because in that system there's only five finals games (including the GF).
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Post by greeneyed » March 5, 2019, 11:07 am

If you lose more games than you win you don’t deserve to be in the finals.


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Post by The Rickman » March 5, 2019, 11:10 am

greeneyed wrote:
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If you lose more games than you win you don’t deserve to be in the finals.


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You don't deserve to be in the finals with a 50-50 record either IMO.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » March 5, 2019, 11:32 am

I’m convinced they’re trying to steal the old Fui system.

Week 1
1 v 6
3 v 8
2 v 7
4 v 5

Week 2
Team with the loudest supporters from 1 v 6 and 3 v 8 will play the team who made the best croquembouche between 2 v 7 and 4 v 5

Week 3
Winners from the prior week will square off to see who can do the best rendition of Run to Paradise, or who does the most impressive bathroom makeover, depending on draw

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9 v 14
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Roger Kenworthy » March 5, 2019, 11:36 am

This reminds me of cricket when I was a kid. Retire on 25 was the rule. I remember hitting 25 in about 10 balls once, while some battler could bat 40 or 50 balls to score 10. It doesn't make any logicial sense.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by -TW- » March 5, 2019, 11:40 am

We had 30, but you could come back if everyone else got out.

It was dumb

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by BJ » March 5, 2019, 12:43 pm

The current model is producing a deserved winner most seasons. No reason to change. Silliest NRL suggestion since unlimited interchange.

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