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For & Against could decide...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    The Top 8 with plenty of teams in/out who could well end up in equal 8th spot after 26 rounds....
    Unusually close at the pointy end of the season but its also of note that the teams 5-8 can very well beat the teams 1-4 in the crunch games with Roosters/Nth Qld the favoured 2 sides, but if crazy results can happen.....2015 is the year!!
     
  2. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    We need another big win this weekend to get a leg up in the for/against category. Having said that, I'd be happy with a 1 point win so long as it's a win!
     
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    • eaglebuzz

      eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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      We need to crush the lesser teams that we play because the Dragons F/A is way better than ours and they are one of the 2 teams whose spot we might realistically be able to grab. The Dogs have a really soft draw so I'm not confident we will be able to get past them.
       
    • Eagles2nv

      Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yeah I think we need a big win this week and next week to help our F/A.

      Hopefully the Donkeys will bounce back this week and hand dragoons a big loss.
       
    • Fluffy

      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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      Highly suspect 9th will be equal on points.

      Goons F/A was only +10 before last weekend so not that far ahead, one big win/loss can change things very quickly
       
    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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      Does anyone know what happens if you are on the same points differential? Who comes higher? Is it then based on Points Scored For?

      I know this is ****dy rare. But sometimes this could happen and decide who comes 8th and who comes 9th.
       
    • Eagles2nv

      Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      If equal points and F/A then it goes to highest F/A %.

      i.e. For points/Against points x 100 = %.

      Then tries, then goals, then field goals and then its a coin toss (literally a coin toss).

      http://www.nrl.com/finals-hopes-down-to-the-toss-of-a-coin/tabid/10874/newsid/81512/default.aspx
       
    • Eagles2nv

      Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Just as a side note, as it currently stands the way the % works, dragoons are in the best position, followed by Manly then Dogs, but only just, and 1 game can change that.

      Basically you want to win without conceeding any points.
       
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    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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      Wow a coin toss after that! Admittedly it's not likely, but stranger things have happened.

      I know in the World Cup (soccer) they used to do something similar in the group stages where if it was equal they would draw lots. Which is quite amazing.
       
    • Dan

      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I ran through the finals calculator both with my maroon glasses on and without.

      Manly finished 7th in one and 9th in the other.

      So i naturally concluded we will finish 5th
       
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      • Eagles2nv

        Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Its technically possible to finish 4th. But extremely unlikely, bordering on impossible. We would bascially need souffs, sharks, dogs, dragons and storm to lose every game possible by considerable margins.
         

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