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Will Manly get a 'softer' draw in 2016?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by weev, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

    +849 /22
    I ask this as we came 9th. How is the draw determined? Who plays who once or twice in the regular season.

    I don't think there has been a fair seasons draws since the comp had 12 teams, everyone played every other team twice and there was no rep commitments (hence the meaningless and low value of the minor prem).
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +8,059 /174
      No greenburghas got us where he wants us, hes not going to take his foot of our throat now.
      • Agree Agree x 2
      • simon64

        simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +2,548 /32
        It's hard to know which teams will be "poorer performing" sides before the season starts.

        If your good enough, stuff like this shouldn't matter.
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

          +4,867 /73
          We have to beat them all. As long as we don't get too many 5 day turn arounds and get more Sunday games I'll be happy.
          • Agree Agree x 3
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

            +19,676 /383
            They used to have the top 8 play each other twice and the bottom 8 each other twice, I stated this recently to be shot down in flames.

            If you want to even up the comp, then I reckon that's a great start.
            • Agree Agree x 2
            • Alby

              Alby Active Member

              +337 /12
              Ahh no.
            • Blake

              Blake Active Member

              +103 /1
              There used to be a somewhat logical way to sort the draw which was mostly fair for the teams.
              The standing at the end of the previous regular season were arranged into two columns and groups of two.
              The teams in column one played every team in column two twice (16 games), and every team in their own column once (7 games) with the exception of the team in their smaller group, which they also play twice (+1), so 16 + 7 + 1 = 24 games.
              The only issue is that this method didnt take into accounts rivalries, local derbies, etc so i think the clubs wanted more of a say in it and the method was discontinued.
              • Winner Winner x 1
              • mozgrame

                mozgrame Well-Known Member

                +5,134 /51
                Much the same as how @Moondog picks a winner at the track. Except Vic always gets more winners per year than we get Sunday games. Hmmm....can you do one of your undercover investigations into this @Shoe1 ?
              • mozgrame

                mozgrame Well-Known Member

                +5,134 /51
                There is nothing soft in Manly's draws. Nothing!
              • Shoe1

                Shoe1 Well-Known Member

                +7,211 /106
                Of course not, I'm just a regular member of society. Nothing to see here.
                • Funny Funny x 1
                • Little Grubber Kick

                  Little Grubber Kick Well-Known Member

                  +843 /31
                  YES, the only FAIR way to construct a draw from known data.

                  Re "The only issue is that this method didnt take into accounts rivalries, local derbies, etc so i think the clubs wanted more of a say in it and the method was discontinued", this is not actually an issue when concerning a fair draw.

                  If people want a unfair draw they should call it an unfair draw.

                  The game is totally corrupt.
                • Brissie Kid

                  Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

                  +1,177 /19
                  Manly in 2015 copped every nightmare away game graveyard we have. It was the first season of the NRL rigged draw that puts Sydney rivals against each other. So expect from now on every year Manly will play every Sydney club away from home. Places like Kogarah, Shark Park, Parra & Penrith every year. Graveyards.

                  Starting 2015 the NRL have rigged draw so the Sydney teams almost all play each other home & away every year. Cows & Broncos get the easybeats in the non Sydney lot. Only Storm is tough in that lot.

                  Manly will be lucky to ever get in the top 4 again ever.
                • SeaEagle9413

                  SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

                  +483 /63
                  Last year we had 3 away games in a row (Panthers, Bulldogs and Storm). :banghead:

                  Gosford looks to be our new home and expect only 5 day turnarounds and ridiculous back-to-back away rounds such as:

                  Warriors (NZ) and then Cowboys (Nth QLD)

                  Manly are not treated like a Sydney Club anymore... :(

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