- Jun 29, 2010
The suggestion: one point for each drawn team plus a bonus point for the eventual winner has been around for 20 years or so. It seems sensible, but then is dismissed by 'amateur mathematicians' saying that it means some games are worth three points and most others two, which is unfair.I think I’ve posted before re Golden Point.
There seems to be a lot of debate and time spent on what is the best determination for a drawn game - something that happens in approx 5% of all games played throughout a season.
They’re not going to scrap it, so either make it 5mins each way with all scoring options in play or give both teams a point with a bonus point for winning in extra time.
They keep trying to come up with all sorts of fancy equations when they could be using that time and energy on things that affect most games like, I dunno, pretty much everything else.
Frankly, I thank that is a spurious argument.