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The second halves kicking off 12 minutes apart is a disgrace to common sense

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44 minutes ago, sturutter said:

Look, it is so important to acknowledge all of the following before making the point. 


- We, clearly, have only ourselves to blame.

- We were  ultimately thrown FOUR lifelines- Cardiff, Luton, Swansea and Birmingham all threw us a favour,  meaning that we had a chance we didn't deserve.

- Overall, luck fell massively in our favour. We weren't good enough to take it.


However, those things being true shouldn't stop us from being able to make this point in the title. 


It is absolute common sense, and such an easy rule to implement, to make sure the second half of the crucial connected games kick off at the same time. Why? Because information from one game being finished well before the other can of course be crucial. Even the first half of the Rotherham game kicked off 3 minutes before us, which is such poor organisation.


To reiterate, this is not a complaint that we got unlucky. In fact, we have been overall LUCKY, and still finished bottom. However, the rule to sychronise the start of the second halves is so easy, and should be so clear.  This is how the timeline would have been had the games been playing at the same time.


78 mins (at both Derby and Cardiff)- Derby make it 3-3. However, if the games are happening simultaneously,  it is at this point 1-0 to Rotherham, and remains so for TEN minutes. So, that is a ten minutes that would have played out with Derby thinking they had to win. Our chances of making it 4-3 ourselves would have been improved if Derby had thought that they desperately needed a goal themselves. 


In reality, on 81 minutes in our game, Waghorn was able to get the clear message to his teammates that the Rotherham game was over , and so they could spend the last 15 minutes defending, something they would never have been able to do.


It probably wouldn't have saved us, but it is a complete failure  by the league to not implement the easiest of rules.

I bet your wife refuses to play board games with you

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Christmas said:

I bet your wife refuses to play board games with you


I'd refuse to play poker with him

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The ref only gave 5 mins extra time in the first half when in fact it was over that along with the fact that Rotherham kicked off 3 mins before us...so the OP is saying that they should have had 18 minutes for the half time break 🤣

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We'd then be complaining Rotherham had fresher legs after having a longer rest.



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