Prediction League 1: 2017-18 - Intro & Latest Table

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Prediction League 1: 2017-18 - Intro & Latest Table

Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:33 am

Hi everyone! Hope you have had a great summer so far, despite the depressing situation down at the bonks's's's with all sorts of shenanigans going on with players - who knows what is going on! At least we have had other sports to keep us occupied and forgetting football for a short while at least such as the usually superb tennis from Wimbledon to enjoy, outstanding golf from Birkdale, centuries and hat tricks in the cricket and as well as a triple crown for Chris Froome on the roads in France!

But, whatever takes our mind off football for 2 months at least, here we are again, a few days before the new season. For those who aren't old hands at it by now, it is basically a fun, banter filled prediction competition between posters on here based on predicting the correct result / scoreline of 3 league one fixtures of your choice from each fixture week (can be a Saturday or midweek set of fixtures). After 46 weeks we see who the winner is! Anyone and everyone is free to enter and as the weeks unfold, you'll see it get pretty fractious and tactical on here between people! This thread will be for table updates throughout the season (please sticky it mods!)

Basic rules:
- choose three games from the fixture list (have to be at least 6 games to count as a fixture week)
- predict the score line for each game before the kick off times
- you get 2 points for an exact score, or 1 point for the correct result (e.g. if you predicted Bury 0 v 7 Walsall but the score was Bury 0 v 5 Walsall, you get 1 point)
- table is updated for each week so you can see your progress and the battle for the title!

The first week's prediction thread is up and running now so go to it to make your three predictions ready for Saturday. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Prediction League 1: 2017-18 - Intro & Latest Table

Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:36 am

Here is a reminder of how things finished last season!! :D :mrgreen:

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:25 am

Cully and Saddla to viciously attack it, leaving a trail of blood, snot and sinew in their wake, like a pair of angry pine martens.

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Manchester has also vowed to return guaranteeing, that whatever else happens, I won't finish last. :D

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:40 am

One small correction in the "Basic Rules" section above:- if you predicted "Bury 0-7 Walsall" you don't get one point ... you get psychiatric treatment!

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:26 pm

Thanks for doing this again JJ.
Brightens up my week. Especially when Saigon scores
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:26 pm

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I shall shortly release the Kraken into the arena that is UTS prediction league and may god save your soul.................................unless you let me win :D

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:42 pm

First table of the 2017-18 league season and pretty good scoring overall. Only one blob but a good few 3s and 4s.
Seems like we are carrying on as we left off last season though as the winning score for the week was 5 points, achieved by me!! :mrgreen:

A long way to go as always and the question is whether I can repeat my Lesicester-esque performance of last season again! We'll see. Good to see some new predictors although a few regulars missed the first week, maybe being holiday season, some are off the radar at the mo!

Week 2 is up and running for this coming weekend!

Having a few issues with uploading images at the moment as having to use an old laptop so have cut an paste table from excel temporarily.
The table columns read: Position - Name - Weeks predicted - Points

1 Jolly Johnny 1 5
2 Asps 1 4
2 lichsaddler 1 4
2 Morty 1 4
2 ShropsSaddler 1 4
2 swampysaddler 1 4
7 Burton Saddler 1 3
7 chunkster 1 3
7 Pedagogue 1 3
7 saddla 1 3
7 Saigon Saddler 1 3
12 canadiansaddler 1 2
12 Cully 1 2
12 derbysaddler 1 2
12 El_Nombre 1 2
12 Manchester Saddler 1 2
12 Maverick 1 2
12 Michal 1 2
12 reedswoodsaddler 1 2
12 scott_powell 1 2
12 Welsh_Saddler 1 2
22 addo 1 1
22 DonningtonSaddler 1 1
22 itasaddler 1 1
25 buttssaddler 1 0

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Re: Prediction League 1: 2017-18 - Intro & Latest Table

Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:55 pm

Now I've given everyone their traditional week's start, I'm in...

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:58 pm

Back from hols now so can do the updated table from last weekend (12th / 13th)
I am still working off an old laptop but hopefully the image upload has worked below - we'll see!
A very different weekend of scoring from week 1! Hardly any scores above 1 point and half a dozen blobs thanks to the likes of Blackburn and Portsmouth not quite firing on all cylinders yet.
The week's winning score was 3 points, achieved by saddla and El_Nombre - well done you two!

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:01 am

Here is an updated table for week 3 after the weekend's game.
Unfortunately my old laptop and IE version is having a spaz on me and not letting me upload images via tinypic etc so it is a copy and paste job from Excel again I'm afraid. Back to usual service asap when I can get on a newer machine!
Better scoring on Saturday and only 2 blobs. The winning score was 5 points, achieved by Donnington Saddler - well done!

Week 4 thread for next Sat 26th should be up and running soon to get your predictions in ahead of time, especially if you are heading away this BH weekend!

New Old Name Played Points
1 1 Jolly Johnny 3 10
1 1 Morty 3 10
1 1 saddla 3 10
4 6 Asps 3 7
4 6 chunkster 3 7
4 1 swampysaddler 3 7
7 13 Burton Saddler 3 6
7 13 derbysaddler 3 6
7 23 DonningtonSaddler 3 6
7 5 El_Nombre 3 6
7 13 Michal 3 6
7 6 Pedagogue 3 6
7 6 Saigon Saddler 3 6
7 6 Welsh_Saddler 3 6
15 20 addo 3 5
15 13 canadiansaddler 3 5
15 20 Cully 3 5
15 20 Maverick 3 5
15 13 reedswoodsaddler 3 5
20 23 buttssaddler 3 4
20 6 lichsaddler 1 4
20 13 scott_powell 3 4
20 6 ShropsSaddler 1 4
24 23 Exile 2 3
24 23 itasaddler 3 3
24 13 Manchester Saddler 3 3
27 WSTFC 1 0

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Re: Prediction League 1: 2017-18 - Intro & Latest Table

Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:54 am

How has some people got like 310 points and I've only got 36?

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:04 am

well!
3 weeks into the competition and I have a number 1 next to my name!
Saigon? Are you just trying to lose AGAIN! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You only have 6 (that's SIX) points to my 10 (that's TEN) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:05 am

Also I'm below Saddla. This wrong, both figuratively and literally.

I'm above Saddla at all times.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:09 am

saddla wrote:well!
3 weeks into the competition and I have a number 1 next to my name!
Saigon? Are you just trying to lose AGAIN! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You only have 6 (that's SIX) points to my 10 (that's TEN) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


JJ - I must report this, as this predictor is abusing me. I could be of suspect mental disposition and have a negative adverse reaction. :idea:

Also, how has he got 10 points when I've taken most of my, er, inspiration from his and Manchester's predictions? :?

Oh, I see where I've gone wrong! :oops: :mrgreen:

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:05 pm

SaigonSaddler wrote:
saddla wrote:well!
3 weeks into the competition and I have a number 1 next to my name!
Saigon? Are you just trying to lose AGAIN! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You only have 6 (that's SIX) points to my 10 (that's TEN) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


JJ - I must report this, as this predictor is abusing me. I could be of suspect mental disposition and have a negative adverse reaction. :idea:

Also, how has he got 10 points when I've taken most of my, er, inspiration from his and Manchester's predictions? :?

Oh, I see where I've gone wrong! :oops: :mrgreen:


http://gcaptain.com/cargo-ship-saigon-queen-sinks/

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:41 pm

SaigonSaddler wrote:
saddla wrote:well!
3 weeks into the competition and I have a number 1 next to my name!
Saigon? Are you just trying to lose AGAIN! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You only have 6 (that's SIX) points to my 10 (that's TEN) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


JJ - I must report this, as this predictor is abusing me. I could be of suspect mental disposition and have a negative adverse reaction. :idea:

Also, how has he got 10 points when I've taken most of my, er, inspiration from his and Manchester's predictions? :?

Oh, I see where I've gone wrong! :oops: :mrgreen:


I did warn you.

My aim is to drag you don't to the bottom of the league - that is - unless you stop copying my predictions.

:lol: :wink:

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:11 pm

SS Saigon's latest campaign founders...

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:17 pm

Exile wrote:SS Saigon's latest campaign founders...


Ha!

My exceedingly average start is absolutely normal.
We all know the calibre of MY massive arsenal. :D



PS - Saddla is the recipient of this year's 'Where's Saigon LOL' award. :wink:

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:20 pm

Welsh_Saddler wrote:
SaigonSaddler wrote:
Exile wrote:SS Saigon's latest campaign founders...


Ha!

My exceedingly average start is absolutely normal.
We all know the calibre of MY massive arse. :D



PS - Saddla is the recipient of this year's 'Where's Saigon LOL' award. :wink:


Fixed that for you :wink:

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:15 am

Welsh_Saddler wrote:
Welsh_Saddler wrote:
SaigonSaddler wrote:
Exile wrote:SS Saigon's latest campaign founders...


Ha!

My exceedingly average start is absolutely normal.
We all know the calibre of MY massive arse. :D

Fixed that for you :wink:


:o :oops: :oops: :oops: :x

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:18 am

Can we end the season now please!??? :shock: :D

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Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:29 am

Morty wrote:Can we end the season now please!??? :shock: :D


Quitter. :mrgreen:

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Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:28 pm

Been in Scotland since last weekend so only just getting the tables done now.
Here is the updated one for week 4 (last Sat - 26th Aug). Nothing spectacular in the scoring, the winning score being 3 points, achieved by Maverick, Pedagogue, reedswoodsaddler, canadiansaddler and me - well done to us all!

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Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:43 pm

Here is the most up to date table after this weekend's games - just had to wait for the pompey game to finish to do it!
Mixed bag of scoring this week with a couple of blobs, lots of 1s and 2s and a fair few 3s as well but the winning score was 4 points, achieved by...me! (I seem to be carrying on this season where I left off last season!) :oops: :D

Week 6 is next Saturday and the thread is up and running shortly.

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Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:59 pm

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Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:11 pm

Jolly Johnny wrote:Here is the most up to date table after this weekend's games - just had to wait for the pompey game to finish to do it!
Mixed bag of scoring this week with a couple of blobs, lots of 1s and 2s and a fair few 3s as well but the winning score was 4 points, achieved by...me! (I seem to be carrying on this season where I left off last season!) :oops: :D

Week 6 is next Saturday and the thread is up and running shortly.

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Slowly but surely making progress 8)

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Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:10 pm

Updated table after yesterday's games. Lots of people going for a similar set of scorelines in the same games which meant the winning score of 3 points was achieved by no less than 9 people - too many to name here so well done to all of those who got that!

Don't forget there is a midweek set of fixtures on Tuesday night so get those predictions in before 7.45pm!


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Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:51 pm

:D

Creeping up that table.

Nice to see Saigon and Cully creeping DOWN.

:lol: :wink:

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:01 pm

Manchester Saddler wrote::D

Creeping up that table.

Nice to see Saigon and Cully creeping DOWN.

:lol: :wink:


It's a slow start, but nothing unusual there for me. :|

What is concerning, is the early lead JJ has again established. :x
I sense, with growing alarm, that the game has shifted up a gear, rather like the development of asdic in submarine warfare or radar in the air. I need to keep up, but I'm using outdated and inferior equipment! :idea:

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Still, early days ... and even obsolete equipment can record some stunning results ...

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:13 pm

SaigonSaddler wrote:
Manchester Saddler wrote::D

Creeping up that table.

Nice to see Saigon and Cully creeping DOWN.

:lol: :wink:


It's a slow start, but nothing unusual there for me. :|

What is concerning, is the early lead JJ has again established. :x
I sense, with growing alarm, that the game has shifted up a gear, rather like the development of asdic in submarine warfare or radar in the air. I need to keep up, but I'm using outdated and inferior equipment! :idea:

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Still, early days ... and even obsolete equipment can record some stunning results ...

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It's a poor workman who blames his tools....... :wink:

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