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Can anyone explain this?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagle Eyed Cherry, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Eagle Eyed Cherry

    Eagle Eyed Cherry Member

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    Why we have played teams such as Parramatta, Titans, Tigers, Dragons twice already this year & yet our final two games sees us playing the Roosters & Dogs for the first time?
     
  2. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Because the NRL sucks
     
  3. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    The draw is worked out on last years ladder positions (i believe).
     
  4. Eagle Eyed Cherry

    Eagle Eyed Cherry Member

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    Well I know the NRL sux but I thought there may be some formula that they use to decide the draw. It doesn't seem to make much sense to me and it certainly isn't fair.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am not 100% sure how it is done these days, but can tell you how it was done in the 15 team days and it would still be along similar lines

    At the end of the previous season, the sides would be placed in 3 groups based upon the ladder, those groups being

    1,4,7,10,13
    2,5,8,11,14
    3,6,9,12,15

    You would play the other groups twice and your group once, and they sent away that data to the USA and a computer over there would spot out a draw
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They had to send it away for a computer over there?

    sheesh, that could be worked out on paper in a few minutes
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, apparently there is still a computer in the USA somewhere still doing the draws today

    Now I think about it a bit more, I do remember reading something a few years back, that the draw now is partly based around a rivalry and the revenue that a game can raise, and each club submitted from memory 5 teams that they requested to play home and away every single year, for us those games would Parramatta, Cronulla, Tigers and maybe Saints and Newcastle
     
  8. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Big League (out today) has an article on this exact topic but I haven't had a chance o read it in full yet. The process has changed and is now based on submissions from all the clubs as to who they want to play at home in a ranked order. All the info is collated and sent away to Canada to produce a draw with the aim of meeting as many of the requests as possible, except in the case of Brisbane, Parra and Easts where all requests will be fully met. ;)
     
  9. ManlyBacker

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    You forgot the Dragqueens Bradza, and they get all requests AND the computer helps with the process of ensuring a  FTA TV game every week.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why don't they invest in their own draw making software which would cost half the price of sending it overseas annually to be done.

    Enter the preferences assign a rank to the preferences, put in any fixed info you want and done
     
  11. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Why don't they just put team names on pieces of paper put them in to a hat a pull them out to do the draw.  It would be heaps fairer than whatever system they currently use.  It sure is not random right now.  I seem to remember the club asking for away games at the begining of the season in case the upgrade works were not finished and the nrl refused, obviously because the scum and drugcastle got all those exemptions instead.  It is crooked no doubt about it.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They do that in other sports, but use more like lotto balls
     
  13. Guest

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    Why don't they just play every team twice like it used to be.
     
  14. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    31 rounds plus a final series, SoO, Test matches and Allstars game my god that's a long season
     
  15. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have had pretty bad luck this year.

    We have played Dragons, Titans, Tigers and Storm twice (which would be the top 4 if the Storm didn't get busted), and out of the relative 'easy beats' the Bulldogs, Sharks and Cowboys we have only played the Sharks twice.

    Then again, we seem to play better against the top teams so it might not be bad luck after all.
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We hadn't played the dogs yet have we?
     
  17. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Nope.

    I think MadMarcus meant the Sharks, not the Dogs.
     
  18. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    No we haven't,as the first post thread says.We have played SHARKS twice!
     
  19. tractorboy

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    31 rounds plus a final series, SoO, Test matches and Allstars game my god that's a long season
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    The longer the better I say. For the fans anyway players might not like it.
     
  20. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nope.

    I think MadMarcus meant the Sharks, not the Dogs.
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    Yes, I meant the Sharks - I have fixed my post.

    Cheers
     

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