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    Quote Originally Posted by Reacher View Post
    Secondly, the less games they play, the less money they receive from the tv deal.


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    Is that the case? I thought the money went ‘in the pot’ and was dished out equally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snellinmo View Post
    I can see why the percentage system has been introduced but that makes no allowance for WHICH opponents teams have faced thus far. Then if a team only completes 15 rounds then surely that factor would be important but would not affect the outcome!
    So in the current situation where teams may, through no fault of their own not play exactly the same number of games, what would you do differently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undertheradar View Post
    Without sounding arrogant, from what I've seen since it restart, they can use any format they like and we will still win it.

    I've not seen anything from any other team to suggest they can match us on our day.

    If we keep healthy and focused, no one is getting close to us

    (get ready for a defeat tomorrow now )
    That is arrogant, but I do think that right now we are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Of course, but what else can they do in the circumstances?
    As I said, I understand why and I was just pointing out the flaw in the system! The RFL have come up with a plan which by the nature of the season is probably the fairest way of doing it! As long as it keeps the season going then on with the show!

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    The problem with the percentage league table is that, now it’s been implemented it is dependent entirely on the integrity of the teams involved. There are teams - particularly one I won’t name but they have a ground in Cheshire- who will exploit and ‘loophole’ every opportunity. This has been demonstrated time and again, most recently with Incidents such as props (Hill etc) going off for a HIA with no apparent injury, players in the defending line dropping to the floor apparently unconscious when its apparent they are about to concede, then getting up and playing on after the ref stops play and prevents a try, and numerous other similar exploitations of rules. I fear they will be ‘unable’ to play crucial games where they may lose, but will be fine for the easier games.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Is that the case? I thought the money went ‘in the pot’ and was dished out equally.
    Dished out equally dependant on games.


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    With regards to games now being played at a common ground EG Saints this weekend, do we get any financial benefit from the use of our ground??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Of course, but what else can they do in the circumstances?
    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    That is arrogant, but I do think that right now we are the best.
    It’s only arrogance if you’re not the best.....
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    Personally conspiracy theories are not high on my agenda nor is RFL criticism or becoming upset with their decisions, I just think a percentage win ratio with no constant base measure is wide open to manipulation. Add to that a variable minimum games played if four clubs fail to reach a previous required number then it is a farcical.
    Lots of examples have been given but one that is a real possibility is three Lancashire & one French club dropping anchor after less the minimum games to preserve a % that maintains a top four place.
    If this is at the expense of a Yorkshire side then although many will wallow in this scenario our game will look negative in many neutrals eyes.
    I hope this does not happen and integrity prevails but if there is an opportunity to massage a system, human nature comes into human governed sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reacher View Post
    Not sure why there are conspiracy theories about this. Firstly a team can only call a game off with 7 positive tests and to provide proof of this to the RFL.

    Secondly, the less games they play, the less money they receive from the tv deal.


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    Is this correct Reacher ?
    A team that cannot play due to outside Covid protocols is penalised financially. I would find that bizarre though not unbelievable but certainly open to legal challenge.

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    That’s my understanding of it and what I’ve been told by someone who would know.


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