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Golden point misses the point

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by weev, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    Golden Point should be reviewed.

    Here is why.

    1. In the old days equal scores meant a point each. Now it means one team gets no points. Why not call it Lead Point.

    2. Golden Point is supposed to make extra time exciting, but because game stops as soon as someone (usually) kicks a field goal its not exciting as its more opportunistic. And it should be called Golden Two Points cause that is what you get on the competition ladder, which matters more.

    3. As game stops also on a penalty (kicked), cheating ... sorry, gamesmanship is encouraged and rewarded.

    Here is what to change it to.

    1. Full-time both teams get a point. Golden point is to get an extra competition point.

    2. Fixed time of 5 minutes each. So there is another fixed time ending (field goal, chip, bomb, or magic play is encouraged), so more exciting than first field goal or kicked penalty.

    Last weekend Manly deserved to come away with a point.

    That's my point.
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I missed the point of this
     
  4. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    so we wouldn't be pointless from now on?
     
  5. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    This thread has reached the point of no return
     
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Life without manly is like a broken pencil.......

    Pointless.
     
  7. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Golden point wasn't a problem when it was introduced because back then refs didn't decide games - players did. Of course that has all changed now.
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Have we reached the pointy end of this thread yet ?
     
  9. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Is this just pointing out the obvious ?
     
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, its called Point Duty
     
  11. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    1 point each after 80 minutes.That's my point of view.
     
  12. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    I point blank have had enough.
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    Here is what to change it to.

    1. Full-time both teams get a point. Golden point is to get an extra competition point.

    2. Fixed time of 5 minutes each. So there is another fixed time ending (field goal, chip, bomb, or magic play is encouraged), so more exciting than first field goal or kicked penalty.

    Last weekend Manly deserved to come away with a point.

    That's my point.
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    PE this spot on. Send this to the NRL.
     
  13. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Manly did deserve to come away with one point, but giving another point to the winner to the winner won'twork either, as it means that potentially every game could have three points to come out of it.
     
  14. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    How is that bad?

    If it was arguably wrong then it's time to scrap golden point and give each team a well earned point.
     
  15. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I ask that too - why is that bad? I have heard Gibbsy (Gibbys), Brandy, Rabs and other commentators parrot the same line "you can't have 3 points coming out of a match". None of them say why this would be a bad thing, and I bet they'd umm and ahhh if they were asked to explain the statement.
     
  16. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    My point is we need to give this thread a well earned rest. zzzzzzzz
     
  17. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    What would be the point of that.
     
  18. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    It all seems pointless now.
     
  19. WESTIE

    WESTIE Well-Known Member

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    So ??
    3 points for a win in normal time
    2 points for a golden point win
    1 point for golden pont loss
    0 points for loss in normal time
     
  20. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Unless you're the dogs. lol There's a point in that sentence somewhere.
     

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