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Which of these options best describe your feelings about loop fixtures during the regular season?

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I neither like nor dislike them
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Re: Loop Fixtures Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:45 am  

Donnyman wrote:
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CrusaderPete wrote:
I know that they don't like sharing the pot 'o gold, but as business men, I'm stunned they can't see they need to arrest the decline or they'll end up with a six team league


They can go down to ten and this was suggested a few seasons back. Ten is the lower limit. They voted more recently on making Superleage 2 x 10 but that got defeated.

Again we have to provide quality and competetiveness to the TV deal (Jamie Peacock made this clear) The thinking may well be that as we already get away with playing each other 3 times in a number of fixtures, we may as well go the full extent on this. Everyone play each other 3 times, ensure all the derbies are played three times, ensure that we don't have to offer SKY two poor clubs playing when we can offer them another Wiganv.v.Saints.

But therein lies the problem - many of us purists will say "Oh no not wigan and saints again" ...and we would be much much happier if say if Salford and Leigh were on instead. But the question is which of these two fixtures on SKY would draw the biggest TV audience? Wigan and saints yet again for the third time (AND they played each other on the BBC in the cup), or a look at Salford and Leigh for the first time on TV in the season??
Re: Loop Fixtures Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:04 am  

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Yes, you're right. Sorry for the crap spelling.


No apologies required MR it made me smile.

As a poster of a certain age, one old enough to remember the pogo stick as a 1970's fashionable 'toy' (instrument of torture more like) I never understood it's popularity
Re: Loop Fixtures Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:03 pm  

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Uncle Rico wrote:
No apologies required MR it made me smile.

As a poster of a certain age, one old enough to remember the pogo stick as a 1970's fashionable 'toy' (instrument of torture more like) I never understood it's popularity


I Dunno, I loved watching the girls on our estate....bouncing up and down on 'em :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Loop Fixtures Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:44 pm  
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The voting function doesn't work & shows zero votes cast *on my Samsung android phone at least !
Re: Loop Fixtures Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:16 am  

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Ste100Centurions wrote:
The voting function doesn't work & shows zero votes cast *on my Samsung android phone at least !


I thought it was just me.
Re: Loop Fixtures Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:34 pm  

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It all depends on how many games sky are willing to pay for.

Personally I would watch wigan play saints, leeds or wire 5 times a season as they are usually the best games to watch. Not sure wigan v saints can be blamed for crowds dropping either.
Re: Loop Fixtures Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:46 pm  
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Ste100Centurions wrote:
The voting function doesn't work & shows zero votes cast *on my Samsung android phone at least !


Yeah not sure why it isn't working..... I assumed it was just people weren't bothering.

Can't see any good reason why it wouldn't work....

Anyone have any tips?
Re: Loop Fixtures Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:10 pm  
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MillennialRhino wrote:
Yeah not sure why it isn't working..... I assumed it was just people weren't bothering.

Can't see any good reason why it wouldn't work....

Anyone have any tips?

It's happened before on this site, it's one of if not the most antiquated forums I have ever used, they are probably using the wrong kind of coal !!!
Re: Loop Fixtures Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:13 pm  

User avatarwrencat1873 wrote:
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shinymcshine wrote:
There's a bit of rose tinting here - even pre SL you could well end up playing the same team several times per season: twice in the league, Challenge Cup, John Player/Regal Trophy and County Cup (Lancashire/Yorkshire), Premiership play-offs, Floodlit Trophy, etc.

i recognise that drawing a team in a knockout is slightly different than a predetermined "loop" fixture, but given the relatively small pool of teams, together with more knockout cups, repetition did happen in the past.


All the more reason not to have an additional repeat by way of the loop fixtures.
It would be far better to have a 14 club top flight :IDEA:
Re: Loop Fixtures Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:17 pm  

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Donnyman wrote:
They can go down to ten and this was suggested a few seasons back. Ten is the lower limit. They voted more recently on making Superleage 2 x 10 but that got defeated.

Again we have to provide quality and competetiveness to the TV deal (Jamie Peacock made this clear) The thinking may well be that as we already get away with playing each other 3 times in a number of fixtures, we may as well go the full extent on this. Everyone play each other 3 times, ensure all the derbies are played three times, ensure that we don't have to offer SKY two poor clubs playing when we can offer them another Wiganv.v.Saints.

But therein lies the problem - many of us purists will say "Oh no not wigan and saints again" ...and we would be much much happier if say if Salford and Leigh were on instead. But the question is which of these two fixtures on SKY would draw the biggest TV audience? Wigan and saints yet again for the third time (AND they played each other on the BBC in the cup), or a look at Salford and Leigh for the first time on TV in the season??


Jamie Peacock changes his mind, depending on which club he's at.
His views whilst at KR were substantially different to when he was at Leeds.

Therefore, it's fair to say that he wants what is best for his club (at the time) and not what is best for the game.

Whilst at Leeds, he was an advocate of cutting SL from 12 to 10 but, he suddenly changed his mind at KR :shock:
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