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Re: The Playoffs

Post by Tender » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:32 pm

We even got our own seats in the Mem. Like you say, the discount helps with the ticketbasturd extortion.
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 pm

Neill_M wrote:Painless process on ticketmaster for once. £44.50 inc fees for 2 Prom tickets.
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:21 am

Neill_M wrote:So Treviso have their destiny in their hands. A BP win locks it, a standard win would mean Edinburgh would need a BP win to overhaul them. If Treviso slip up, Edinburgh/Scarlets could get 3rd.

The Euro playoff and 19th spot in Heineken Cup will be the winner of the Cardiff Blues/Ospreys game in R21 hosting Treviso/Edinburgh/Scarlets. Scarlets likely to get BP win v Dragons and get to 55, Edinburgh would need a BP win to stay above them.

Treviso and Scarlets play at 3pm in R21, Edinburgh at 7:35pm.

As for the 20th spot, currently both La Rochelle and Sale in PP are outside the automatic spots in their leagues, but that changes on a weekly basis. They play each other in SF, so likely who wins that get the spot.

The league has not announced their plan for the extra spot criteria, but given it may not be known until end of May if La Rochelle get into top 6 of T14, then I suggest the loser of the Euro playoff gets the 20th spot. Simples![emoji23]
La Rochelle and Sale both now in qualifying positions.

Correct ne if I'm wrong Neil, but as things stand, the winner of the Heineken Cup final now earns an extra place for their domestic league?
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by waggonsroll » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:54 pm

Just got an e-mail from Glasgow saying they are playing the semi at their ground with a capacity of 10000. Season ticket holders can buy their tickets now! Isn't there a minimum capacity and shouldn't Ulster get a % (25%)?

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The Playoffs

Post by Neill_M » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:10 pm

waggonsroll wrote:Just got an e-mail from Glasgow saying they are playing the semi at their ground with a capacity of 10000. Season ticket holders can buy their tickets now! Isn't there a minimum capacity and shouldn't Ulster get a % (25%)?

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Yup it’s 25%. No minimum capacity in SF.
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:11 pm

waggonsroll wrote:Just got an e-mail from Glasgow saying they are playing the semi at their ground with a capacity of 10000. Season ticket holders can buy their tickets now! Isn't there a minimum capacity and shouldn't Ulster get a % (25%)?

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Ulster played them in the sf at Scotstoun in 2015 (att 10,000). Ulster will definitely get 25% of the tkts. I think the min capacity applys to the final in the Pro14?
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by Neill_M » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:13 pm

big mervyn wrote:
waggonsroll wrote:Just got an e-mail from Glasgow saying they are playing the semi at their ground with a capacity of 10000. Season ticket holders can buy their tickets now! Isn't there a minimum capacity and shouldn't Ulster get a % (25%)?

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Ulster played them in the sf at Scotstoun in 2015 (att 10,000). Ulster will definitely get 25% of the tkts. I think the min capacity applys to the final in the Pro14?
18k I think but they now have the final at pre-announced venues etc

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Re: The Playoffs

Post by Neill_M » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:18 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Neill_M wrote:So Treviso have their destiny in their hands. A BP win locks it, a standard win would mean Edinburgh would need a BP win to overhaul them. If Treviso slip up, Edinburgh/Scarlets could get 3rd.

The Euro playoff and 19th spot in Heineken Cup will be the winner of the Cardiff Blues/Ospreys game in R21 hosting Treviso/Edinburgh/Scarlets. Scarlets likely to get BP win v Dragons and get to 55, Edinburgh would need a BP win to stay above them.

Treviso and Scarlets play at 3pm in R21, Edinburgh at 7:35pm.

As for the 20th spot, currently both La Rochelle and Sale in PP are outside the automatic spots in their leagues, but that changes on a weekly basis. They play each other in SF, so likely who wins that get the spot.

The league has not announced their plan for the extra spot criteria, but given it may not be known until end of May if La Rochelle get into top 6 of T14, then I suggest the loser of the Euro playoff gets the 20th spot. Simples![emoji23]
La Rochelle and Sale both now in qualifying positions.

Correct ne if I'm wrong Neil, but as things stand, the winner of the Heineken Cup final now earns an extra place for their domestic league?
So if none of the Challenge sides need the spot (Quins also a factor there), then goes to league of the winner of the Heineken. Now it has not been confirmed whether it would be the loser of the Euro playoff (Ospreys/Scarlets) or the best non-qualified side Cardiff Blues.

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Re: The Playoffs

Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:59 pm

Seem to remember we were pinning some of our hopes last year on an unlikely sequence of results that would have ensured 8 qualifiers from the Pro14. It was even more complicated with Cheetahs occupying one of the spots. Seems much more likely this year.
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by pip14 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:45 pm

Is next years conferences based on league positions before play offs then?

If so the only change is Ospreys for Scarlets?

Conference 1

Munster
Glasgow
Connacht
Scarlets
Cardiff
Cheetahs
Zebra

Conference 2

Leinster
Ulster
Treviso
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons
Southern Kings
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Re: The Playoffs

Post by Neill_M » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:22 pm

pip14 wrote:Is next years conferences based on league positions before play offs then?

If so the only change is Ospreys for Scarlets?

Conference 1

Munster
Glasgow
Connacht
Scarlets
Cardiff
Cheetahs
Zebra

Conference 2

Leinster
Ulster
Treviso
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons
Southern Kings
That is my understanding, but nothing official from the league. Based on press reports.

The league are trying to work out how they would distribute a bonus Heineken spot!

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Re: The Playoffs

Post by waggonsroll » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:56 am

Neill_M wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
waggonsroll wrote:Just got an e-mail from Glasgow saying they are playing the semi at their ground with a capacity of 10000. Season ticket holders can buy their tickets now! Isn't there a minimum capacity and shouldn't Ulster get a % (25%)?

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Ulster played them in the sf at Scotstoun in 2015 (att 10,000). Ulster will definitely get 25% of the tkts. I think the min capacity applys to the final in the Pro14?
18k I think but they now have the final at pre-announced venues etc
Sorry I should have said that the game is scheduled for the Friday night. KO 1935. Might be a wise move for those who can go if we beat the Westies to book some cancelable accommodation. Shocked to see that a car+ 4 is over £400 with Stena. Might be better to get the bus at £47 rtn.

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Re: The Playoffs

Post by SDK » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Have a look at the link below

https://www.stenaline.co.uk/shortstay

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Re: The Playoffs

Post by damianmcr » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:52 pm

I've been looking at the boats. Pity there's not a late night sailing. I've been thinking if we got to the final I don't want to spend a night in Glasgow.

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Re: The Playoffs

Post by waggonsroll » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:23 pm

SDK wrote:Have a look at the link below

https://www.stenaline.co.uk/shortstay
Thanks for that

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