Accurate Grading has always been an issue in Granville. This season so far, from results i can get, on average 1 in 5 games in is a thumping (win by 6 or more) and 1 in 20 is an annihilation (win by 10 or more)
What does everyone think about this to make the games more competitive and enjoyable by both sides (at least for junior games)?
Once the goal difference reaches 8 the winning team can have a maximum of 10 players on the field.
Once the goal difference reaches 10 the winning team can have a maximum of 9 players on the field.
Once the goal difference reaches 12 the winning team can have a maximum of 8 players on the field.
The reverse is also the case
Once the goal difference drops below 12 the winning team can have 9 players on the field.
Once the goal difference drops below 10 the winning team can have 10 players on the field.
Once the goal difference drops below 8 the winning team can have 11 players on the field.
Minor details for sent off player to be sorted out but the concept is the same.
Should be up to the coaches to 'manage' the games not rules. A team winning 10-0 gets as much out of it as a team losing 10-0. It is my opinion that taking players off actually will add to the embarrassment and not prevent it, once a junior team is down by that many, taking a player off will have no impact on the winning or losing team.
None of this would be necessary if GDSFA pulled their fingers out and worked with clubs to ensure teams are graded correctly (or as close as possible). It won’t be fixed overnight, but over a couple of seasons should level things out. Especially working with those that list minimal players for team nominations to intentionally grade teams low. Last season a div 3 team ended up with a GD of 138, and there were others that were ridiculous ....how demoralising for the other teams.. how wrong it is for kids sport.
Yorick, CLUBS have to take more responsibility, GDSFA is not aware of the quality of players nor the team from year to year as teams change so dramatically. After a few games GDSFA make regrades (as they have done and continue to do). Clubs are at fault here not GDSFA and they should be fined for obvious poor grading.