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May 7, 2019, 11:27 AM
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I'm really not convinced about this PPG system for this, or even then play-offs (whatever the rights and wrongs of not having enough places). Seems to me that PPG penalises teams in a more competitive league and benefits clubs in leagues with a few decent teams an a lot of also rans.
Exactly. Plus, if you're going to have ppg to decide qualification for anything, clubs (and fans) need to continuously be kept informed of that fact, plus where they stand in that pecking order at any moment in time. Just like we are with the more familiar means of deciding outcomes (e.g. league tables, qualification group tables etc) in football's meritocracy. Otherwise you just get confusion, as we saw across seven divisions in the playoffs and now across 19 divisions for FA Cup qualification. And it seems daft that clubs then have to wait weeks before knowing if they've qualified for the FA Cup, especially when all the step 6 leagues finish at virtually the same time - again, why can't this be done in real time?
It's surely a responsibility of the leagues and/or the FA (depending on the competition in question) to sharpen up communication and address these ppg confusions. Yet, so far, it seems to have been left to one or two enthusiasts with spreadsheets to do so via Twitter and Internet forums.
(This post was edited by paulh66 on May 7, 2019, 11:36 AM)