We might make the semis yet in the next 10 years
When I started following football the top 4 (out of 10) made the finals and then it became 5 (out of 12) after Cronulla and Penrith were added in the late 60s. In the NFL, 12 (out of 32) make the playoffs. Those ratios in my opinion are about right. Allowing 10 out of 16 to play off is just rewarding mediocrity. Personally I’d be happy if our finals were reduced to 6 teams but the NRL won’t do that because more games means more money.
Screw the premiership. How about all the teams get encouragement awards instead? Why bother training? Might as well enjoy a longer off season since effort seems not to be counted anymore.
Honestly who ever thinks up these ideas should be banned from providing another idea… Ever…
I really like it. Less dead rubbers, more excitment and the 6 big teams get a week off to recover improving the quality of the finals games later on as well as players get a weeks rest.
I am for any change that improves the quality and excitement of football - who cares about people saying such and such didnt deserve to make it. This is entertainment and they would still have to win 5 games in a row to win a comp against the best teams