General Nearly Nrl Nzwf Comp 2013

ToiletDuck

ToiletDuck

Administrator
Hey y'all.

Firstly, apologies to the general masses. This competition is a carry over from last year and is full at present. For those participating tajhay, Fazz, Lord Gnome of Howick MBE, Ryan, HD, MarkW, Danpatmac, Dankokoro 2.0, mt.wellington, Spence, 22 BEAST, Lego_Man.

There have been some rule/scoring changes since last year. One of which I totally do not agree with.

You can read them all at the link below, but essentially the changes are:

- There are now 'attacking' and 'defensive' forward awards. The criteria for each aren't disclosed but you can check them on the calculators on the website same as last year. Attacking forwards are based on hitups, metres, offloads etc and will earn you +4. Defensive forwards are obviously based on tackles and missed tackles and will take -4 off your opponent's total. A player is eligible for both awards.

- Dominant Players have been replaced by 'People's players'. This is (IMO) the worst rule change. Last year there were 3 dominant players per match. Each getting +4. Now we have 3 'people's players' awards, though they score 4, 2 and 1 point for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. The ranking is determined by votes and a new statistical criteria will also be thrown into the mix.

Essentially, there is now next to no reason to buy a non-goal kicking half. The other shit part about this rule, is that forward's are eligible for the people's players award. So Paul Gallen (fan favourite), may score +4 for his attack, -4 to opponent for his defence, score a try, then get the +4 for people's player. He'll end up with a net of +12 (+16 when you include the -4 to opposition), while Todd Carney or another player who has played really well will end up with +2 or +1.

Also, as is the retardation of the voting public. Many voters will vote based simply on the highlights they've watched, or for players they own. Some vote based on reading a match review or looking at the end score! In essence, as with last year, a winger who may do fuck all but dot down in the corner for 2-3 tries will receive the extra +4 for 'dominant player' and end up with +16 points, while the half that threw the passes to set up the tries will end up with +2 or +1.

As far as I'm concerned this scoring system has only weakened the game. All emphasis will be on high work rate forwards and wingers.

Anyway there are a few little changes we can alter when setting up the comp. But have a read of the full set of changes here.

Comp's open on 12th Feb.
 
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HD

HD

Thanks for the lowdown ToiletDuck.

If we don't enjoy the competition as much as in previous years, because of the changes in rules, is their a way for you to express your dissatisfaction? If enough leagues do that I could see some of the changes being reversed for next year, who knows.

It's a shame that you cannot dictate scoring and points values for your own league, as happens in most NFL fantasy competitions for example

Ps. I can't find what stats players need to reach their attacking forward or defensive forward points. I know before it was about 35 runs/tackles combined. What's required for each now under this new rule?
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Wow, Im fuckan confused as hell! How long do I have to study up? Going to need every second me thinks???
 
MarkW

MarkW

I agree, the 'people's players' points sound like a load of bollocks. Expect it to be something like Thurston/Smith/Gallen every week or whoever scored the fanciest try/biggest hit.

Guess we'll just have to see how it pans out...
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
As if injuries arent enough of a curveball! 'People's Player'!? Original fan picks for the All Star team should be a good guide...
 
Ryan

Ryan

Heritage Member
Ok. At the risk of sounding like a spoilt brat having tantrum, I'm only going to play if there's at least 2 bye teams. Last season was soo fucking boring because the competition for free-agents was beyond ridiculous (in my opinion).
 
Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Ok. At the risk of sounding like a spoilt brat having tantrum, I'm only going to play if there's at least 2 bye teams. Last season was soo fucking boring because the competition for free-agents was beyond ridiculous (in my opinion).

 
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Shaneo

Shaneo

If anyone is keen guys i have 2 cash leagues with spots available. 1 is an $80 entry and the other a $40.
 
Shaneo

Shaneo

Btw TD u can still opt to set your Peoples player points at 4-4-4 rather than 4-2-1 when u set up your comp
 
ToiletDuck

ToiletDuck

Administrator
Btw TD u can still opt to set your Peoples player points at 4-4-4 rather than 4-2-1 when u set up your comp


Can you??!

Fark awesome. I read through the rule changes and I didn't see any mention of that option. Cheers bro.
 
ToiletDuck

ToiletDuck

Administrator
What do you have your scoring settings set as Shaneo?

At present we're going to go:
+4 Dom forward (+2 on bench)
+4 Dom player (+4 on bench)
Defensive forward points only subtracted from opponent's dom forward points.
Captain scores double - No
No coach option
Player goalkicker
Maximum 1 goalkicker
 

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