That seems to be the English way of thinking, Prem uses overall GD but other European leagues use head to head for teams with same points. Although I think it's fairer in the league since they play each other twice.
Look at my earlier post when I gave an example of what can happen (and what did happen with Greece and Russia). How is it fair that a team can possibly lose 4-0 then win 1-0 and 1-0. While the other team can win 3-0 3-0 then lose 1-0 and go out on head to head.
The team that won two games 3-0 is the more consistent team.
Netherlands (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Vlaar, Mathijsen, Willems; De Jong, Van der Vaart; Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben; Huntelaar
Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Coentrao; Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles; Nani, Postiga, Ronaldo
Finally VdV and Huntelaar
The point I'm making is if you say it's fine for a 38 and not fine for a 3 game league where is the cut-off as to where it is appropriate? There won't be one that will be universally agreed, therefore you should enforce the rule of all leagues.
@Hutch . I agree that in the scenario you gave the team with the bigger wins appears more 'consistent' but hat is not the case. You get 3 points for a 6-0 win and 3 points for a 1-0 win. Bonus points do not exist. The only reason goal difference matters is as a differentiator in the event two teams are equal. Surely it is fairer to measure two equal teams by their head to head record then by goal difference which does not affect the number of points gained in a win in any way shape or form.
head to head proves who the better team between two teams imo more than goal difference
goal difference rewards flat track bullies
1 Home and 1 away game in the league is a much better indication. I just don't agree with them having the head to head rule in a 3 match league like this.
when you look at Group A, Russia were better than Greece in 2 games then Greece scraped a win to knock them out head to head.
@Hutch about to drive. Will respond when I get home.
Maybe that means RVP will score a hat trick.
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Come on Portugal, for the sake of my sweepstake
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