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Daniel Higgins

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Maybe not ideal but I’d be much happier with that system then the current one.

NRL must change its scoring system to resolve the golden point farce

It’s basically a system that fixes the anomalies caused by the creation of golden point. Under the previous system there wouldn’t have been a loser, both teams would (rightfully) receive points. Golden Point changed that causing disadvantage to a team that any other time in history wouldn’t have had the option to lose (because the game would’ve ended in a draw). This system ensures each game is worth only 4 points and the only way to get maximum points is winning in regulation time. It’s about fairness to the entire competition not just the two teams playing.

NRL must change its scoring system to resolve the golden point farce

Perhaps you misunderstood. Firstly I was referring to the entire history of the ‘Golden Point’ era and how it has undermined the fabric of the game. Secondly there is substantial evidence of increased profitability, most obviously the size of broadcasting deals. Also ratings improved as they are not only about tuning in, but also holding onto viewers. Golden point games keep viewers engaged longer, and will often also see viewers tuning into post game commentary instead of switching off. If you view this article as defending or supporting GP you should give it another read.

NRL must change its scoring system to resolve the golden point farce

Because the team that loses in normal time, loses in normal time. Any teams going to GP get an advantage of getting points as they would have done if they had a draw under the old system. The benchmark for success or failure should be what happens in regular time, that’s where the biggest reward for winning should happen, and the biggest disadvantage for losing.

NRL must change its scoring system to resolve the golden point farce

Good call!

Why Wests Tigers could be the perfect fit for Latrell Mitchell

Hi Paul. Thankyou for the kind response to my first article, I appreciate it. There’s certainly a lot of risk with him, but compared to so many of their previous signings I think it’s calculated and there’s a bigger picture in mind. (Seriously, they signed Suli for the same sort of money a few years ago, that was simply insane). With risk vs reward on Mitchell though I’d say he’s definitely worth the risk.

Why Wests Tigers could be the perfect fit for Latrell Mitchell

I think if Mitchell signs there will be enough cover for the centers with Momo and Moses capable in those positions. They should also have the cash left to go after a high end forward with Arrow and Tetevano both looking likely targets. The Mitchell signing is probably one that will have its biggest pay off in around 2021, 2022 assuming the Tigers can recruit well around him.

Why Wests Tigers could be the perfect fit for Latrell Mitchell

I think they still have the cash to get another quality player this season, most likely a forward. The next two seasons they’ll free up around 5 million so that’s when the big moves will happen.

Why Wests Tigers could be the perfect fit for Latrell Mitchell

I actually think Hooker will be their biggest problem for the spine. With Mitchell, Marshall and Brooks in the backs and possibly Reynolds at hooker it’s actually pretty well balanced and experienced compared to a lot of other clubs.

Why Wests Tigers could be the perfect fit for Latrell Mitchell

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