Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

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Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by josie andrews » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:38 pm

The NRL will consider alternatives to golden point — or scrap it altogether — when the competition committee meets in November.

Head of football Graham Annesley has told The Sydney Morning Herald the topic will be up for discussion.

“The NRL has actually given this some thought recently and will further discuss golden point variations with the competition committee when it meets early in November,” Annesley said.

Over the years, there have been a number of alternatives floated, such as golden try, minimum time periods and even scrapping it all together. None of these have generated much traction, however, I do think both teams should get at least one possession each before a match is decided.”

There was two golden point games in Round 24. The Broncos scored a golden point win over the Eels, kicking a field goal at the end of the first set without Parramatta having a chance to touch the ball.

The Raiders then kicked a goal to beat the Sharks in Paul Gallen’s farewell game at PointsBet Stadium.

It’s a widely held belief that golden point games are decided by the toss of a coin, trivialising the 80 minutes that have already been played out.

Alternatives would include extra time, golden try or scrapping it altogether and reinstate draws.

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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:37 am

I think that the RFL need to scrap it as well, I am not sure what value it brings to the game. Why a kicking contest should be introduced following 80 minutes of graft I do not know, better to divide the points in my view.
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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by moto748 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:09 am

I agree. There's nothing wrong with sharing the points, and I know a lot of Aussie fans agree. A proper period of extra time would be better, but I'd prefer dumping it altogether.

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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by jaws1 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am

If we did not have had the golden point this year we would have been in second place with 33 points and Hull would have been 3rd with 31 points as they stand now they are 5th.

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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by josie andrews » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am

I was against it from the very start 😠
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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by Wiganer Ted » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:35 am

No one ever wanted it!

Clubs didn't, neither did players or fans. When I was on BBC Radio Merseyside the presenter Alan Jackson was one for talking about it if the GP was mentioned in the trade press. I looked up the fixtures one time and there'd been around 120 games and 4 draws. Those of us in the studio were dead against it and within minutes calls and texts would come in from fans saying the idea was nonsense.
I always wondered when they introduced if SL were aware how unpopular it was.

Hope we ditch it from the end of this season.

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Post by OAMJSONA » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:44 pm

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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by jaws1 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:40 pm

jaws1 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am
If we did not have had the golden point this year we would have been in second place with 33 points and Hull would have been 3rd with 31 points as they stand now they are 5th.
Correction Hull got the 2 points and would have put them still in 5th place with 29 points before tonight's defeat .

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Re: Golden Point could be scrapped by NRL at end of season

Post by Mike » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:23 am

If you're going to keep it, have both teams get one point and the golden point winner get a bonus. Then at least both teams get something.

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