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Posted by Lebron James on Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:08 am
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It will be between Widnes and Toronto with daylight between them and the rest of the league

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Posted by Dropkick Murphy on Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:22 am
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Your predictions aren't really the best though are they?
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Posted by Stevo's bald dome on Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:34 am
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I'd love it to be Bradford, but I feel it will be Toronto.
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Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:55 am
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FUnny that because I see Toronto and their fat mercenaries imploding big time - in fact I’ll give you a £10 bet for charity on it.

There'll be some Toronto players playing at London, Salford and Hull KR next season.
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Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 am
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It will be between Widnes and Toronto with daylight between them and the rest of the league

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So i'll be putting my money on Bradford York or Toulouse now you've predicted that.
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Posted by Karen on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 am
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It will be very interesting in the Championship next season with only the top side being promoted

It's not the top side that gets promoted. There is a top 5 play off system like in SL so anyone in that top 5 can gain promotion.
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Posted by bramleyrhino on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:36 am
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I think Toronto would naturally be the favourites to finish as league leaders, but it's early days and there is a whole Autumn and Winter of personnel changes that are about to happen.

Widnes are an interesting one. I don't see anything there that would particuarly excite me - morale at the club seems to be rock-bottom and I can see some of their better young players being looked at closely by some Super League clubs.

It will be interesting to see how heavily the likes of Bradford and York back themselves, and Toulouse will be a team worth watching.

But when promotion comes down to an 80 minute play-off, I don't think there's much to choose between the top teams.
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Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am
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Karen wrote:
It's not the top side that gets promoted. There is a top 5 play off system like in SL so anyone in that top 5 can gain promotion.


Is this "promotion series" going to be shown on Sky ?
There should be some cracking games in there, especially if Leigh and Fev can be competitive.
Unless the wheels come of a Toronto, you would have to expect them to dominate the league but, play offs can certainly produce a few upsets and there is no guarantee that that the club finishing top of the pile will gain promotion.
Posted by Karen on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:19 am
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Is this "promotion series" going to be shown on Sky ?

I would like to think so. The qualifier games were far more entertaining than the majority of the super 8 games this season.
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Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 am
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Karen wrote:
I would like to think so. The qualifier games were far more entertaining than the majority of the super 8 games this season.


Agreed.
Thankfully, it's all been consigned to the history books and we wont have to try and explain the system to anyone, ever again :D
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