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Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:03 am
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Whilst we're (Leeds) not by any means out of it, our points difference is like an extra point, Leeds could still lose all the remaining games and to go down it would mean every team below them on 18 points to get 2 wins from 3 plus Wakey to get one. That's not impossible of course but I'd say unlikely however I am by no means thinking we're safe.



The relegation issue really rests in London's hands.
IF they were to get on a roll, it is possible that they could win their last 3 fixtures, Leeds, KR and Wakefield and we could end up with one hell of a scramble from the other sides.
I certainly fancy them to pick up at least one more win, possibly two and it just depends which side(s) they beat.
KR's points difference is now very much against them (unless they beat London) and if they can pick up a win then, Huddersfield will be very, very, nervous and probably hoping that Catalan come over in holiday mode for their last game.
I cant see them getting anything against Hull or Saints and those two games could also make a mess of their points difference.

As the thread title suggests, this is THE most interesting relegation battle of the SL era
Posted by Slugger McBatt on Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:13 am
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spegs wrote:
Very interesting scenario...especially seeing Hull KR drop back into the mire. However, rumours are rife that Toronto will not be in a position to come up if they finish first.


What are the rumours? Not heard any.
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Posted by Mr Bliss on Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:13 am
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[exturl][/exturl]Hull KR v London will be good news for one team. The other could be hoping Shuddersfield continue their run of form




Unless neither HKR or London can get a golden point and both come away with a point. :IDEA: :IDEA:
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Posted by Spegsdrinkingbuddy on Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:27 am
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I thought our protracted finale of relegation a couple of years ago was bizarre, what with dubious drop goals and video ref disallowed tries against hudds in the penultimate game then followed up by losing a home mpg with an 8pt lead with 2 mins to go will never be superseded but knowing rovers we will go down with us and London on 20pts each with London -241 and us -242 , you will then look back at Craig halls short kick offs against wakey that probably led to us dropping 4pts on Sunday.
Posted by Someday on Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:35 am
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Spegsdrinkingbuddy wrote:
I thought our protracted finale of relegation a couple of years ago was bizarre, what with dubious drop goals and video ref disallowed tries against hudds in the penultimate game then followed up by losing a home mpg with an 8pt lead with 2 mins to go will never be superseded but knowing rovers we will go down with us and London on 20pts each with London -241 and us -242 , you will then look back at Craig halls short kick offs against wakey that probably led to us dropping 4pts on Sunday.

Bloody hope not I can not stand it any more the last 4 or 5 yrs have been terrible and I have been watching them for over 55 years I have seen the bad and the good but this seems to go on forever
Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:36 pm
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Mr Bliss wrote:
[exturl][/exturl]Hull KR v London will be good news for one team. The other could be hoping Shuddersfield continue their run of form




Unless neither HKR or London can get a golden point and both come away with a point. :IDEA: :IDEA:


Huddersfield will definitely lose their next 2 fixtures and maybe it would be worth London and KR settling for a draw :IDEA:
Mind you, expecting Catalan to do a job against Huddersfield on the last day might be a mistake. They could win by 30 or lose by 50 and right now, even an out of sorts Huddersfield will fancy beating them, although, assuming that they get battered in their next 2 fixtures, the may still struggle.
Posted by GIANTSRL on Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:51 pm
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london still faves to be relegated with the bookies... just about! 11/8

giants 9/4
kr 5/2
wildcats 8/1
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Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:02 pm
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GIANTSRL wrote:
london still faves to be relegated with the bookies... just about! 11/8

giants 9/4
kr 5/2
wildcats 8/1


Those odds mean very little, relegation will be settled on the pitch and not at Ladbrokes (other bookmakers are available)
Posted by upthecats on Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:56 pm
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Yes, those odds are just the opinion of someone else, means very little really as so much can still happen down to pressure etc...

I contacted Betfred yesterday morning to enquire about this market...the bookies who sponsor the competition and they told me there’s only 3 rounds left and 5 teams who can still mathematically go down so they’re not offering any odds...strange move I thought?

It’s worth remembering for any team that the year Wakey looked certainties to go down before John Kear took over they were as short as 1/12 to go down yet survived!

Still all to play for...
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Posted by HXSparky on Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:20 pm
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spegs wrote:
Very interesting scenario...especially seeing Hull KR drop back into the mire. However, rumours are rife that Toronto will not be in a position to come up if they finish first.


If the rumours are rife, then perhaps be so kind to provide a link (or several)? I've always been an advocate of promotion/relegation being sorted out on the pitch, and if TWP do win the final playoff game then they deserve a place in SL. If there are insurmountable issues regarding them taking a place (which I doubt!), then it probably signals an abrupt end for the North American/Canadian experiment. Tbh, with the money they can throw around, TWP aren't good for the Championship, and it will be a better competition (imo) without them.
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