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Third Place Playoff
#21
Will people be calling to scrap silver & bronze medals at the olympics next?
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#22
Second place is no place.

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#23
(07-12-2018, 01:01 PM)wba_go_boing Wrote: Will people be calling to scrap silver & bronze medals at the olympics next?

Doubt it, no more than anyone will be calling for a 3rd & 4th place playoff in the FA cup.
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#24
(07-12-2018, 01:05 PM)Psalm23 Wrote:
(07-12-2018, 01:01 PM)wba_go_boing Wrote: Will people be calling to scrap silver & bronze medals at the olympics next?

Doubt it, no more than anyone will be calling for a 3rd & 4th place playoff in the FA cup.

They played a 3rd and 4th place match in the FA Cup from 1970 to 1974, then scrapped it through lack of interest.

The Olympics has traditionally been based on a top three basis. Football’s traditionally been based on a winners and runners-up basis. Outside of that, not too many people really care.

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#25
(07-12-2018, 01:05 PM)Psalm23 Wrote:
(07-12-2018, 01:01 PM)wba_go_boing Wrote: Will people be calling to scrap silver & bronze medals at the olympics next?

Doubt it, no more than anyone will be calling for a 3rd & 4th place playoff in the FA cup.

Fa cup isn’t once every 4 years
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#26
Without Googling who came third in the last five World Cups?

(07-12-2018, 01:11 PM)wba_go_boing Wrote:
(07-12-2018, 01:05 PM)Psalm23 Wrote:
(07-12-2018, 01:01 PM)wba_go_boing Wrote: Will people be calling to scrap silver & bronze medals at the olympics next?

Doubt it, no more than anyone will be calling for a 3rd & 4th place playoff in the FA cup.

Fa cup isn’t once every 4 years

The Euros are, and they don’t bother with it either.
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#27
(07-12-2018, 01:12 PM)Duffmon Wrote: Without Googling who came third in the last five World Cups?

I know Italy came third in 1990. Other than that, I don’t have a scoobies for any other year. I can remember the runners-up in every World Cup from 66 onwards. Like I said, football’s always been based on winners and runners-up.

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#28
They’ve bothered with it in the World Cup since 1930

Are we saying we’re above that?!
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#29
From what I remember from 90, both Italy and England got medals anyway. Not just the winners.
Not sure if that is still the case.
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#30
Relic that is unwanted.  It's an "after the Lord Mayor's Show" event (ie after the semis but before the "Show" proper) and not in the nature of say a race where there is a natural order 1,2,3.

Fug it off.  My onions.

(07-12-2018, 01:19 PM)wba_go_boing Wrote: They’ve bothered with it in the World Cup since 1930

Are we saying we’re above that?!

They didn't have penalty deciders then either.  Drawn finals would have replayed (and if not settled then, by tossing a coin or lots or summat).  Things change.
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