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Miller's after the siren thriller brings heartbreak for Warriors
Authored by: Mister Football on Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 09:12 am ACST

Agreed hop, a completely unfair format. Without semis, it becomes stupid that PNG can make the grand final despite losing to Ireland, and the only reason Ireland are not there is because they had to play two of the top three teams.

It's a stupid format, and one which must never be repeated.

The Div 2 and womens format of two equal groups of four is the ideal format to follow.

If the numbers are a bit uneven, make sure it's the top division which has the even 8 teams split into two groups of four! Leave it to the lower teams to stuff around with uneven games.

Also, it's clear that the top division only needs 8 teams, allowing any more just means more 100 point thrashings.

Mister Football

Miller's after the siren thriller brings heartbreak for Warriors
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 09:28 am ACST

I think part of the problem is that in terms of standard, they were assuming that the teams realistically split 9 vs 9, with France probably on a par with Germany or Croatia, but as they'd gone ok in 2014 promoted to Div 1 to give an even number of teams in each.

However, I think we'd now probably say you could have had South Africa and France both in Div 2, leaving Div 1 with 8 sides to play two pools of 4 with semis. Sth Africa would probably then have won Div 2, but not by much - it will be interesting to see if France can topple them on Friday.

...Having said that though, I don't know if the AFL would have wanted SAf to have slipped so much, given the investment over the years.

Either way - I'd agree that Div 1 needs to have a semi finals system.