I don't follow NFL or NRL, but I'm aware they have some similar type of garbage fixture that AFL have.
First off, I love AFL and follow it, but there is one thing I despise about the game and I know your codes have the same garbage.
AFL have 16 teams and 22 rounds of football. Which means that teams play some teams during the season twice and other teams once. I know NRL have something similar. 16 teams and like 24 or 26 rounds and NRL, don't you guys have like 30 something teams, yet only have 18 rounds? lol.
Seriously, how the fuck is this a level playing field? I just don't see the logic in any of this. With NRL and AFL, there are teams that may miss out on playing in finals because they may play top teams twice and shit teams once. You play one team away, but never get to play them at home.
I imagine it's the same thing with NFL. I just don't understand how you can not play more than half the teams but still be considered the best.
There is always a select few like myself who say we need a 30 round season, but these so called experts always love to come up with the same tired old excuse that it's too demanding on players.
Hello? Simple solution, you rotate your list better and manage your team better. You don't play your players every single week, even if they aren't injured you rest them anyways. It will also show who the real good coaches are, know how to rotate your list and it will show depth. Even if you expand your playing list to have more rotations. I just don't understand why they think you need to play your best list every single week.
At the end of the day, it's probably why these football codes are not recognised internationally and will continue to only have respect in there own country. Soccer on the other hand have a level playing field. They have 20 teams and play 38 games a season (top sides and players play even more if they play in other cups and leagues in the season like Champions League and other Cups that each country have, also World Cup and Euro qualifiers go on during the season). They do not play there top players all the time, they rest players against weaker sides at times and it really shows who the good coaches are. Much more difficult for a coach that these other codes.
I love AFL, but I just don't understand how they can continue to have a fixture like this.
What about you guys? Stevenski thoughts on this regarding your code? Does this piss you off as much as it pisses me off?