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Bring Back Top 5

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Clint, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whilst I don't mind the top 8, the top 5 is definitely the best system for finals.
    The current top 8 system rewards mediocrity.
    By my calculations the Broncos could lose this weekend, giving them a 11-13 record, and still make the finals.
    I do like the top 8 in that it gives us more finals games and keeps teams interested for longer in the season, but it does reward teams who maybe do not deserve to play finals footy.
    I know most of you will know this, but under the top 5, the minor premiers get week 1 off, 2 plays 3 and get a 2nd chance if they lose and 4 and 5 are knockout.
    Fairer system imo and rewards the minor premiers with a week 1 rest.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think top 7 would be good, and would be a workable solution, less than half the comp makes it and you can have an adequate play-off. 5 are too few teams for a decent finals series and 8 is too many.

    We should expand the comp by 2 teams and then make it top 7, that would be perfect.
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What I don't get is all this talk about home games. We don't get one. It seems that everyone else in this finals series gets one*.
    (*barring the Gummies, but they don't count).
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What I don't get is all this talk about home games. We don't get one. It seems that everyone else in this finals series gets one*.
    (*barring the Gummies, but they don't count).
     
  5. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When the NRL came up with that "big stadiums" rule they thought we would be the only team affected - there's no way they thought the Sharks would be relevant to a finals series!!
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The broadcaster who just shelled out $1bil + for the rights, might have something to say about the 30% reduction in lucrative finals matches to telecast.

    Can't see them ever going back to a Top 5. Too much lost revenue by reducing number of final games.
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, I didn't think about that either although I do still prefer the top 5 scenario over the top 8
     
  8. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    I say stick to the top 8

    I mean those 6-8th guys are really gonna cause an impact so let them have there day in the sun

    If we had a top 5 teams would have nothing to play for from about round 12
     
  9. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Too much lost tv/gates revenue I'm afraid.
     
  10. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Top 16 round robin finals series would keep interest going over the usually boring off season period...
     
  11. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    What about an expansion playoffs? Winner gets into NRL, worst loser can never re-apply for an NRL licence..
     
  12. weev

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  13. MWSE

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    If you make it a top 5 there is no more Cinderella stories like the Warriors last year for us to painfully crush ;)
     

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