No Second Division For Next Year

No Second Division For Next Year

Post by Phil Arundel » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00


The format of the 1st and 2nd division competitions for next year has
changed again, this time with the "new" format not even lasting a season!
Next year, there will be no second division, instead the 1st will have all
18 teams in it. To avoid an excess of fixtures, each team will play 11 of
the others twice, and 6 of the others only once. The Grand Final system has,
thankfully, been retained. I suppose this means that FASDA will have to
change their name - perhaps to the FDA, although I can think of a few more
appropriate names!
 
 
 

No Second Division For Next Year

Post by Jim Blackma » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00

11 +- 6 +- spaghetti playoffs. I'm trying very hard to get my head round that,
man. I thought FDA stood for Federal *** Administration - totally anti the
use of hallucinogenics.

 
 
 

No Second Division For Next Year

Post by julian critchle » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>11 +- 6 +- spaghetti playoffs. I'm trying very hard to get my head round
that,
>man. I thought FDA stood for Federal *** Administration - totally anti
the
>use of hallucinogenics.

Let's not knock them too hard. After all, at least they realised how stupid
the system they were proposing was before they put it into action. This one
may be odd, but it's not unheard of and it at least isn't completely
barking.

They need a couple more clubs though to go back to 2 divisions. Does anyone
know whether Hemel were asked to join (or want to ?). There might also be a
place for ambitious, good, amateur sides with moderate local support to
cover costs like Egremont, Saddleworth, Lock Lane and the like.

 
 
 

No Second Division For Next Year

Post by David Odd » Tue, 01 Dec 1998 04:00:00

On Fri, 27 Nov 1998 22:07:44 -0000, "Phil Arundell"

Quote:

>To avoid an excess of fixtures, each team will play 11 of
>the others twice, and 6 of the others only once. The Grand Final system has,
>thankfully, been retained.

I am no fan of the GF playoff system but when you have fixtures set
out like this some form of playoff system is the only way you can go.

In fact it is IMO the only time you should decide things with a
playoff.

It does not make it the best system but it is the only practical one
IMO.

I think the Aussies used it for this reason.  Its only our lot who
were stupid enough to adopt it when we had the perfectly adequate home
and away championship in place.

Anyway that is an old debate, so more to the point  what is going to
happen to the Sky cash?

IIRC***div clubs were going to get around 338 grand and second div
clubs about 80 grand.

What now?

Are there going to be the haves and have nots in one division, a bit
like Huddersfield were denied an equal share in SL?

Maybe Leeds "A" team are set for some extra funds (sorry chaps, could
not resist that one  :-) ).

Dave
--

Wigan Warriors RLFC - 1998 Super League Champions
(Oh - and Grand Final winners as well)

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No Second Division For Next Year

Post by Greg War » Wed, 02 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Anyway that is an old debate, so more to the point  what is going to
>happen to the Sky cash?

>IIRC***div clubs were going to get around 338 grand and second div
>clubs about 80 grand.

>What now?

Well according to the local rag, Barrow will recieve 165,000 quid next
season. The club have said they intend spending the extra money on the
ground as well as the team. I don't know if the extra money is coming
out of funds allocated for the existing div one clubs or from elsewhere.
--
Greg