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rainORshine
Post #1
Friday September 18, 2015 7:07pm

Joined Dec 2012
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just got around to looking at format with extra team in each conference

3v6, 4v5 in single game to advance to conference semis. was thinking it would be home and home

kind of harsh to the #3 seeds, who will be pretty good teams. give up a random goal/ have an off game an you are out

on the other hand tons of incentive to finish top 2 and avoid that potential trap door

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #2
Friday September 18, 2015 8:21pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
That's the good and bad thing about the playoffs and MLS overall to a lesser degree...FCD lost the cup on an own goal...the parity among the teams creates drama but also creates situations in which one team may feel shafted.

skangles
DC
Post #3
Friday September 18, 2015 9:09pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
It should be a home and home. No scratch that, it should be an 8 team playoff. The West would be an absolute dogfight right now if only the Top 4 teams made the playoffs.

rainORshine
Post #4
Friday September 18, 2015 9:13pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 2,097
Original post from skangles

It should be a home and home. No scratch that, it should be an 8 team playoff. The West would be an absolute dogfight right now if only the Top 4 teams made the playoffs.


id be ok with 5 each conference with the 4/5 single-game play-in. 6 is too many

Mojofc
Post #5
Friday September 18, 2015 10:43pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Playoffs... Pshhhhh. That's what tournaments are for. Why play a regular season if you're going to decide who's better with a tournament? One of the reasons why I began enjoying epl so much in the first place a long time ago.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
rainORshine
Post #6
Friday September 18, 2015 11:29pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 2,097
epl is cool. cant wait till they add playoffs though. that will be off the hook

dolcem
Post #7
Saturday September 19, 2015 6:43am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,805
Original post from rainORshine

epl is cool. cant wait till they add playoffs though. that will be off the hook


It'll be sick when the add hockey style penalties too! And allow the goalie to use his hands until the halfway line!

No serious soccer league will ever use playoffs to award silverware. There's the league and there's a cup (sometimes two). The MLS uses playoffs because they're a necessary evil in a country where pro/rel is impossible and the sport has to compete with others for survival. It has nothing to do with its effectiveness in measuring which team is best.
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admsghs27
Post #8
Saturday September 19, 2015 7:14am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
They use playoffs in South American and even in Liga MX and i'm sure they are serious soccer leagues. Playoffs are the best i hate single table leagues like in Europe by half way trough the season most teams are out and have no shot at winning their league. Just imagine if Champs league was a single table format it would stink and many people won't like it.

Mojofc
Post #9
Saturday September 19, 2015 12:26pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Original post from admsghs27

They use playoffs in South American and even in Liga MX and i'm sure they are serious soccer leagues. Playoffs are the best i hate single table leagues like in Europe by half way trough the season most teams are out and have no shot at winning their league. Just imagine if Champs league was a single table format it would stink and many people won't like it.


The champions league, while league is in the title is a tournament in my opinion. It's the way I've always thought of it.

Single table mathematically gives you the best team quality / depth / consistency over the course of a season. It doesn't measure a team on a specific day and decide even though they were 20% victors and won that they must be better. That's what tournaments are for.

MLS champions won a tournament and don't actually prove they were the overall best team that season. They prove they won a tournament at the end of a pointless season because more than half of the teams make it in anyways.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
admsghs27
Post #10
Saturday September 19, 2015 5:55pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
So in the NFL the team that wins the Superbowl is not the best ?? Cause the team with the best record doesn't always win it the same with baseball and NBA. Just imagine if those leagues had single table it would suck and not many people would watch or care about it. You see leagues like Eol, La liga, Bundesliga, Seria A, Portugal etc have about 5 teams with a realistic shot at winning it the rest just play to play and not to get relegated.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #11
Saturday September 19, 2015 6:22pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,256
I love playoffs. To each their own. Pointless to argue against an American institution.

admsghs27
Post #12
Saturday September 19, 2015 6:36pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Won't be surprised if in the Future European leagues try to do Playoffs like here in America.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #13
Saturday September 19, 2015 7:53pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Not happening.

TheTruth
Post #14
Sunday September 20, 2015 12:06am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
What kinda a-hole doesn't like playoffs? I mean seriously there's a sports fan out there that doesn't like playoffs? There's only a handful of pleasures in life, guys - beer, women (in very small doses), playoffs, probably a couple others that I can't think of right now.

TheTruth
Post #15
Sunday September 20, 2015 12:09am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Oh, and add pro/real fights to the list. . .

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