QUOTE(Flossie @ Apr 25 2010, 04:36 PM)
Rangers have won the SPL.
Burnely are 0-2 down against Liverpool and have around 22 minutes to make a comeback or they will lose their EPL status.
It's now 3-0, and I can't see Burnley coming back from that.
Please could someone explain the SPL split to me. I know that they have split in half with the top 6 sides at the time of the split playing each other and the bottom 6 teams playing each other, but what is it's pupose?
It seems to give an advantage to the teams at the top of the bottom half because they are more likely to pick up points than the teams at the bottom of the top half, and if the table was a bit tighter this could allow one of the bottom half teams to leaf frog some others into a Euopean spot.
For the first 33 games, each team plays all the other sides 3 times (twice at home, once away, or vice versa). After 33 games, the league splits in two, with the top 6 playing each other once, and the bottom 6 playing each other once. No team in the top 6 after 33 games can finish lower than 6th, similarly, no team in the bottom 6 after 33 games can finish higher than 7th : which means that the 7th (and possibly 8th and 9th) placed teams can finish with more points than some of the teams above them.
Burnley lost 4-0, and are down.