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News: Manly watch exit from lounge rooms

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p />Text messages and phone calls flew thick and fast between shocked Manly players yesterday from the moment Eels winger Luke Burt nailed his field goal to sink the Dragons and eject the Sea Eagles from the play-offs.



    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4289-manly-watch-exit-from-lounge-rooms.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    "Asked if he was a fan of the McIntyre top eight system, Hasler replied: ''I don't really understand it"

    That is reassuring  ::)

    It is a poor system where two teams finishing at the bottom of the 8 get a massive advantage and home final in week 2.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    This article backs up what I have been saying all season.

    Before the Melbourne game Watmough says it's a must-win but after the game Hasler, Watmough and others admit that they thought they were always going to play next week and express surprise at being tossed.

    All year the player/coach rhetoric has been at odds with the player/coach mindset.  Let's hope that is the first thing to be fixed. 
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    There definitely seems to be a dis-connect between management and players at the moment.
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its a ridiculous system
    Eels finish 8th win 1 game and they get a home ground advantage against a team that won more games than them and finished 3rd

    Dragons must also be spewing that they have to go to brisbane for their next game as well
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Ahh well the Dragons shouldn't have played like sh*t. They would've lost to Melbourne under the AFL format and would be in a similar if not identical position. Brisbane would've beaten Newie, Parra would've rolled us, Dogs would've beaten the Titans. Would be very similar games this week under either format.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Des has been whinging all year.  Mumbling into his stubble.  Makes me sick.  Now being told Orford played injured all year, and he wants him around for another three years!  Jesus!  Maybe both of them can go. 
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    I think they should use the AFL system. Much fairer knowing who's in and out after each game.
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    Parra would have beaten us, so it wouldn't have made a lick of difference.
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    Even so its not cause of Manly going out this year that I think that. I've thought it ever since I realised what the AFL system was. Makes more sense to me.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No, they'd have had a home semi.
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    Which is fair considering the fact that they came first over a long season.
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Even though he has become a dithering idiot, I prefer the Warren Ryan system, particularly as it throws up an extra game.

    It was something like this:

    Week one:
    1 vs 2 with the winner getting a week off
    3 vs 8
    4 vs 7
    5 vs 6

    Week Two:  3 games consisting of the loser of 1 vs 2 joining with the winners of the other 3 games.

    Week Three:

    3 winners from Week 2 joined by winner of 1 vs 2 in semi finals

    Grand Final

    Even the broadcasters would sign off on that one with the extra content.
     
  14. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like that one. There has to be reward for what happens through the season but a chance for the form teams to come through and win it if they are good enough.
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    I don't like that at all. You don't want 1 and 2 to play off straight away. It should be set up so that 1 and 2 don't have to play till the final (assuming they win all their games).
     
  16. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    why not ads, top 4 finals series was always that way, if they are good enough they will meet again later on
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the idea of having 1 and 2 play separate sides of the draw and only meeting in the grand final. But the way our top 8 runs probably isn't the best

    Actually I wouldn't mind if they changed it to the bottom placed single loser drops out and the highest placed winner gets a week off.

    That way you get an extra game in week 2 as well.

    So this week bulldogs would get the week off and the Knights would drop off, all the other teams play again and we lose another 2 teams this week and so on.
     
  18. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    after 3 weeks there would be 3 teams left though Dan.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well something like that anyway.

    It should get harder as you get into the finals. The system we have works a certain purpose but I just don't think it is the best available.
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I personally am not a fan of top 8 either.

    It seems ridiculous to me that the finals is played out amongst Half of the teams in the comp. That i just silly.

    I think it should be reduced to a top 7 or even top 6.

    A top 6 with the McIntyre would be slightly better and fairer over all. Top 7 would mean you could set up something similar to what I suggest or we could go back to the old Top 5 style system but with 7 teams instead
     

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