The Ultimate Warrior
- May 3, 2003
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- NZ Warriors, Wallan FNC
A secret dossier given to NRL clubs has revealed the bombshell plan to revolutionise the game.
remember when Superleague had the conferences in the World Club Championship, and all the Aussie teams smashed the English/Euro teams because they were all rubbish? the conference table results are completely laughable for finals qualification.You've also got the standard conference problem and in this case is incredibly Sydney biased. This ensures 1 Sydney based team no matter how bad makes the GF, or vice versa one non Sydney based team makes it regardless. The best 4 teams could all be from one conference in a certain year, so the GF becomes meaningless. Not just that, but there's going to be some rubbish 4th placed teams making finals some years.
In the NFL teams have made the playoffs with losing records because their divisions are crap.remember when Superleague had the conferences in the World Club Championship, and all the Aussie teams smashed the English/Euro teams because they were all rubbish? the conference table results are completely laughable for finals qualification.
Agreed, and ensuring there is always one Sydney team in the GF seems a bit token to me.It's an interesting idea but I can't see it happening. I would think the interstate teams would be against it because they may feel their conference becomes secondary to the Sydney conference by the broadcasters and the media outlets, there aren't that many great rivalries within the interstate teams when compared to the Sydney teams.
The other big negative for me is you can't have an all Sydney Grand Final. If there is no chance of a Parramatta/Canterbury or a Parramatta/Manly or Souths/Roosters Grand Final then the competition almost becomes irrelevant.