Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tommorow Night - the Scenarios

AFC Rules:

In the league system the ranking in each group is determined as follows:
i. Greater number of points obtained in all group matches;
ii. If two or more Teams are equal on the basis of the above criterion, their place shall be determined as follows:

a) Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the Teams concerned;
b) Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the Teams concerned;
c) Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the Teams concerned;
d) Goal difference in all the group matches;
e) Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
f) Kicks from the penalty mark if only two Teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
g) Drawing of lots


Therefore:

Australia win, Oman fails to win -> Iraq top group, We go through ahead of thailand on virtue of head-to-head record.

Australia win 1-0, Oman wins 1-0 (generally if Oman and Australia both win by one goal) -> All teams on Four points, Iraq and Thailand go through on goal difference.

Australia win 1-0, Oman wins 2-0 (Generally if Australia win by one goal, Oman by two) -> All teams on four points, Thailand goes through with best goal difference, Iraq goes through on goals scored.

Australia win 2-0, Oman wins 1-0 (generally if Australia wins by two goals, Oman by 1) -> All teams on four points, Iraq goes through on goal difference, Australia goes through ahead of thailand on goals scored.

Australia win 2-0, Oman wins 2-0 (generally if both Australia and Oman win by two goals and scoreline is the same or Australia scores more goals) -> All teams equal points and goal difference, Australia and Iraq through on goals scored - If Australia score enough goals they could go top.

Australia wins 2-0, Oman wins 3-1 (generally if both Australia and Oman win by two goals and Oman score one more goals than Australia) -> All teams equal points and goal difference, Iraq goes through on goals scored, Australia and Oman must draw lots to decide who goes through.

Australia wins 2-0, Oman wins 4-2 (generally if both Australia and Oman win by two goals and Oman score two or more goals than Australia) -> All teams equal points and goal difference, Iraq and Oman through on goals scored (conspiracy theorists take note)

Australia wins by 3 goals, Oman win by less than 3 goals -> Iraq and Australia through, Australia could finish top if Oman win by two goals. If Oman were to win by one goal and Iraq score 1 goal (ie. 2-1) then lots would be drawn to determine group winner, if Oman were to win 1-0 then Australia would top group, 3-2 to oman or higher numbers would mean Iraq would top group.

Australia wins by 3 goals, Oman by 3 goals -> Australia and Oman through, Australia top on goals scored if scoreline is the same or more goals to Australia, if Oman score one more goal than Australia lots are drawn to determine group winner, if Oman score two more goals than Australia then Oman finish top.

Australia wins by 3 goals, Oman by more than 3 -> Australia and Oman through, Oman top.

3 comments:

Hamish said...
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Hamish said...

Hey Matt. I just discovered you via Eric's MVFC Blog.

You haven't posted for a while but I note that you write some original, thoughtful stuff. Are you going to follow the A-League a bit this season?

Last season a bit of a community of bloggers developed who link each other and often comment on each other's blogs. There's a few Melbourne supporters, 3 Roar supporters, 2 Sydney folk and a CCM man. I'd love to think there was an amateur blog from an Adelaide fan.

On my own blog I'm running a tipping competition which most of these bloggers are participating in. Feel free to join - it would be a good way to 'meet' us all.

I haven't linked your blog yet but if there's any sign you're still here and going I will do so in a flash. I believe in the blogosphere as an alternative source of information for fans, and I think we can make it a viable product only by networking our efforts - that's where I'm coming from philosophically anyway.

Some of these dudes are brilliant writers and soccer analysts - as you might know already.

Cheers.

Matt Winter said...

I've been meaning to do a couple of blogs on the A-league actually, I have been busy as well as away recently - I still had a couple of things I wanted to say wrapping up the Asian Cup that I would like to comment on.

I certainly don't plan to abandon my blog.

Thanks for the comments.