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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:01 am
Posted by muttywhitedog on Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:01 am
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We are pretty much confirmed as finishing 2nd or 3rd for the regular season. If the format follows last season, this gives us home games against the sides who finish 3rd, 4th, 6th & 7th or 4th, 5th, 7th & 8th.

I think it is important to finish above Cas, so we get a home game against them, as we never seem to win at their place. The gap is so large between 1st & 2nd that I think Saints already have the hubcap wrapped up, and the top four now will be the top four come the end of the season, as Hull are too far adrift to break into it. Its already a three way battle for a home semi final against whoever finishes 3rd.

So much for the Super 8's keeping the competition alive!
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Posted by apollosghost on Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:39 pm
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Seems like everyone outside the Top 4 has had a shocking run at one stage and then they keep beating each other cutting themselves off.
Agreed about finishing above Cas, vital if we want to get to OT. If not then I'd sooner we finished fourth, rather go to Saints than Cas.
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Posted by Wigg'n on Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:42 pm
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At this stage you’d have to put money on a Saints v Cas final. Cas looking like finishing 2nd before the split and that’s with a load of injured players to come back at some point.

Hopefully Saints go into next weeks match in 2nd gear :D
Re: Super 8 Fixtures
Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:50 am
Posted by Arthur Warrior on Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:50 am
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Fixture Grid for Super 8s

1st plays 2356 at home 478 away
2nd plays 3467 at home 158 away
3rd plays 4578 at home 126 away
4th plays 5681 at home 237 away
5th plays 672 at home 1348 away
6th plays 783 at home 1245 away
7th plays 814 at home 2356 away
8th plays 125 at home 3467 away
Re: Super 8 Fixtures
Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am
Posted by Grimmy on Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am
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muttywhitedog wrote:
We are pretty much confirmed as finishing 2nd or 3rd for the regular season. If the format follows last season, this gives us home games against the sides who finish 3rd, 4th, 6th & 7th or 4th, 5th, 7th & 8th.

I think it is important to finish above Cas, so we get a home game against them, as we never seem to win at their place. The gap is so large between 1st & 2nd that I think Saints already have the hubcap wrapped up, and the top four now will be the top four come the end of the season, as Hull are too far adrift to break into it. Its already a three way battle for a home semi final against whoever finishes 3rd.

So much for the Super 8's keeping the competition alive!

I wouldn't agree that the top four is wrapped up just yet. Wire are in a strong position obviously, but Hull getting three more wins than them in the next nine games is hardly out of the question, particularly given that Wire play Saints in a fortnight, then all the strongest teams (including Saints again) in the super 8s.
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Re: Super 8 Fixtures
Post Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Posted by Matt_Horton on Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
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Fixtures as they stand right now.
Home: Castleford, Warrington, Wakefield, Catalans
Away: St Helens, Hull FC, Huddersfield
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Re: Super 8 Fixtures
Post Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Posted by The Whiffy Kipper on Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:50 pm
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As long as Leeds finish outside the top 8 then I'm not really bothered where we finish in the top 4
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Posted by muttywhitedog on Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:36 pm
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I think that's pretty much nailed on now that Leeds will be playing in the qualifiers. I suspect Saints & Catalan may rest a few players next week. I see wins for 2nd-5th next weekend, which should give us home games against Cas, Wire, Cats & Wakey.
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Post Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Posted by NSW on Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 pm
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Matt_Horton wrote:
Fixtures as they stand right now.
Home: Castleford, Warrington, Wakefield, Catalans
Away: St Helens, Hull FC, Huddersfield

Think this has worked out really well for us.

Avoid tough away trips

Cas - small pitch, good crowd etc
Wire - always tough
Wakefield - small pitch, crowd on top of you
Catalan - travel is a pain

Trips to nice football stadiums Hull and Huddersfield don’t worry me
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Re: Super 8 Fixtures
Post Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:43 pm
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Leeds will definitely be finishing outside the 8. Hull are 72-0 down at Wakey with 15 minutes left! That is a crazy result and I’m sure questions will be getting asked over in Hull after that.
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