Quote from: Finsta on June 19, 2012, 04:42:24 PMA fair few people whinging about no second chance for 1st and 2nd place..I remind them that the Mariners had 3 chances in the season just gone and they didn't make the GF!Not really, they had 2 chances, and what's your point?This is fucking stupid in my opinion. Like Dave said, What's the incentive to go for a top 2 spot? Rest a heap of players, finish 6th, dick it in from there. Finals are rubbish at the best of times, this just cheapens it even more.
A fair few people whinging about no second chance for 1st and 2nd place..I remind them that the Mariners had 3 chances in the season just gone and they didn't make the GF!
People just need to stop thinking of it in terms of a finals series, but rather a post season cup that the top 6 qualify for, and it is seeded so that the top teams are guaranteed home ground advantage, simple
I like this format. It has disposed of the lousy prelim final that always had crap attendences becuase the host team was on a low after missing out on hosting the GF.This format makes the Semi-Final matches massive games that will really swell the attendences.
What's the incentive to go for a top 2 spot?
Quote from: ed_ved on June 19, 2012, 06:34:21 PMWhat's the incentive to go for a top 2 spot? ACL qualification.Atleast i hope they are going to revise this farce that is the GF winner getting a spot. Should be 1st and 2nd get Auto ACL qual, 3,4,5 & 6 play off for that 3rd half spot.Grand Final should be replaced by FFA Cup final.
My guess is it will only involve APL clubs
Sep is Yoda.
Under the new format, they should just call the finals series the FFA cup.Expand it slowly as finances permit
Good post mate. But don't you think it's time to change that sig quote?
Considering that the Grand final is by far the biggest day on the calendar for any club involved, they should have kept the series the way it was. As it's already been said, the top two teams should be rewarded for finishing at the top. A two leg aggregate with the loser having one more chance to redeem themselves was the best way to do that. Why fix it if it aint broke?