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Thread: Predictocomp league table 2019-20

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    Predictocomp league table 2019-20

    Welcome back to the 40 (or so) week marathon that is the predictocomp. Someone prod Buc, Southblue and Gaz; they may still be in hibernation.

    Piglet, where do I begin? I was happy to spot Tokyoís Disneyland but a little perturbed to see that your exact reference point was Cinderellaís Fairytale Hall. Are you a secret fan? Anyway, the correct answer was the old Workington dog-track so no point.

    I did alphabetical order last season for players on the same points so itís reverse order this year. For the uninitiated, EOB is Every Other Bugger. There are more than 6 billion players in this game, but if you donít put in an entry you get the lowest score each week. There are a lot of those. If you start late in the competition you start as an EOB with that number of points. Iím stunned at how many folk arenít bothering.

    Welcome to Nobbyblue, hope you come back every week mate.

    Anyway, nobody predicted Charltonís win at Blackburn, nor Cambridge managing a point at Bradford. Only Piglet foresaw Shrewsbury beating Portsmouth - well done.

    Donít forget, thereís a £60 pot for the winner this season and Psaw (Frank) is pretty confident that heís going to win it. Heís joint top at week 1, so are we going to let him get away with it? NOBODY wins the league in August - itís up the rest of us to stop him.

    Better luck next week!


    1= Psaw........................8
    1= Cayambe..................8
    3 Mullen........................7
    4= Piglet.......................6
    4= AussieBranch............6
    6= Pete.........................5
    6= Crusha.....................5
    6= Chalky......................5
    9= NZBlue.....................4
    9= Griff.........................4
    9= Altobelli....................4
    9= Acido........................4
    13= Nobbyblue...............3
    13= Howoldboy...............3
    15 Alf.............................2
    EOB...............................2

    meanwhile, in the Phillipines and Australia mini-league, AUSSIEBRANCH IS IN FRONT!

    1. AussieBranch...6
    2. NZBlue.............4

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    I thought I was going to bomb this week, getting two right scores saved it. Being top after a bad week makes this easier than I thought. Watch my tail pipe disappear.
    Cambridge drawing at Bradford was a major shock, we even had a player sent off with 30 minutes to go. I listened to it on the radio, and the draw was deserved. We could be a different team this year.
    Crewe are always going to be bad, as are Shrewsbury, being bad means there is no knowing.

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    I'm just warming up,there's always strange results in the first couple of weeks before teams settle down

    Thanks Griff

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    What's your problem with Cinderella, Griff?

    Are you an ugly sister, perchance?

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    Well, you got one out of two....

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    Piglet, Amasya in Turkey is indeed a lovely place, however the correct answer was chicken, so no bonus point.

    Average score this week was 6.5 but a special “well done” to Howoldboy who managed a splendid 13. Unlucky for some, but in this case it was me - I bombed with the lowest score of a measly 3. Several notes to self, mainly about paying attention at the back of the class. Missing week 1 hasn’t done Southblue any harm as he’s straight into mid-table. Missing one of the games has harmed Altobelli and he’s dropped to 11th. Mullen has got some consistency and he’s sitting on top with Howoldboy.

    It’s all about small margins at this stage and concentration is critical. More next week.

    1= Mullen.....................(9) 16
    1= Howoldboy.............(13) 16
    3 AussieBranch.............(9) 15
    4 Cayambe...................(6) 14
    5 Psaw.........................(5) 13
    6= Pete........................(7) 12
    6= Chalky...... ..............(7) 12
    8= Southblue...(EOB 2 + 8) 10
    8= Piglet......................(4) 10
    8= Crusha....................(5) 10
    11= NZBlue...................(5) 9
    11= Nobbyblue..............(6) 9
    11= Altobelli..................(5) 9
    11= Alf..........................(7) 9
    11= Acido......................(5) 9
    16 Griff..........................(3) 7
    _________________________
    EOB............................. (3) 5

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    Thirteen points!! Bloody hell well done Howoldboy

    Thank you Griff

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    Ola , a huge thanks to my old mate CUFCAussiebranch for posting my picks . For some reason I couldn't login on Saturday. Maybe too many Estrellas .
    Like last season I have started with a whimper but we all know what happened . Make the most of this , especially Philapino Branch , as I will not be letting go of my title easily .
    UTB

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    Piglet, I donít like amusement parks, or rather I do, but my neck doesnít. Being thrown around like that leads to a visit to E&A. Anyway, not Universal Studios Osaka. The correct answer was a game of Risk with friends round.

    Average score this week was 5.8, but that hides some good scoring. Altobelli got 9 results correct and Piglet 8. Piglet top-scored with 10 though because he got a score right. At the other end was Southblue who came late to the party and only managed 3 this week, so heís now at the bottom with Alf. Howoldboyís consistency has kept him at the top which goes to show that you canít have a bad week or your league position will suffer. Apart from all that itís the usual jostling for positions.

    Still all to play for. Back next week, then Iím of to a Greek Island for a fortnight. Iím promised ďwi-fi in public areasĒ so all should be well but look out for postings at odd times i.e. when MrsGriff isnít watching.

    Peace.

    1 Howoldboy................(6) 22
    2 AussieBranch.............(6) 21
    3 Piglet......................(10) 20
    4= Psaw......................(6) 19
    4= Mullen....................(3) 19
    4= Cayambe................(5) 19
    7= Altobelli..................(9) 18
    7= Acido......................(9) 18
    9= Pete.......................(4) 16
    9= Chalky...... .............(4) 16
    11= NZBlue..................(6) 15
    11= Nobbyblue.............(6) 15
    11= Crusha..................(5) 15
    14 Griff........................(7) 14
    15= Southblue..............(3) 13
    15= Alf........................(4) 13
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    EOB............................ (3) 8

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    Mid table isn't really good enough for me but I've got something to work on,early days yet
    Have a good time Griff and don't worry about the prediction comp if you are having a good time

    Look at Alf at the bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocopops61 View Post
    Look at Alf at the bottom
    He's always been a bottom feeder Coco

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    I cant hear you laughing now on here uncle Alf. lol
    Your top this week on England mad, but your munching on the wooden spoon again on here, and thats normally Chalky's job isnt it... and on both boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    I cant hear you laughing now on here uncle Alf. lol
    Your top this week on England mad, but your munching on the wooden spoon again on here, and thats normally Chalky's job isnt it... and on both boards.
    I'm taking it more seriously on here this year Acido and if I'm not doing well later I shall be offering Griff a brown envelope Sam Allardyce style to "review" my scores....(taps nose knowingly) Shhhhh....

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    That’s a beautiful place Piglet. I’ve never been to Rumania, much less Sighisoara, but it makes me want to go. Anyway you were miles away from the answer; the black mamba. Both contain a hiss but you chose the wrong one.

    Anyway, if you want to judge yourself the average score this week was 4.8 which is quite poor. Not a single score in double figures. Top-scorer was Nobby with 8 which lifts him from 11th to 6th. Last week’s leader Howoldboy scored the lowest with 2, which must leave him regretting choosing mostly draws. He drops to 4th.

    Our antipodeans (if the Philippines counts) are bookending the table, but at least Alf’s off the bottom. It’s all temporary though isn’t it? There’s a long way to go. Next week’s update will be from a beach, so bear/bare with me if it’s a bit late.

    Sorry Chalky, there wasn’t enough in the envelope.

    Relax until next week.

    1 AussieBranch...........(6) 27
    2 Psaw.......................(7) 26
    3 Piglet......................(5) 25
    4= Howoldboy.............(2) 24
    4= Altobelli.................(6) 24
    6= Nobbyblue.............(8) 23
    6= Mullen...................(4) 23
    8 Cayambe.................(3) 22
    9= Chalky...................(5) 21
    9= Acido.....................(3) 21
    11= Pete.....................(4) 20
    11= Crusha.................(5) 20
    13= Griff.....................(5) 19
    13= Alf.......................(6) 19
    15= Southblue.............(5) 18
    15= NZBlue.................(3) 18
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    EOB........................... (2) 10


    As always, I’m grateful for checks on all of this, even if it’s only your own score and place in the table.
    Last edited by griff; 25-08-2019 at 07:48 AM.

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    I dont think i've ever been top in four years of doing this! The only way is down 😂

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    Worryingly Psaw is second

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    Merry Christmas, Piglet, but Iím not Santa so no point.

    Also a big welcome back to Gaz. As an EOB he starts on 10 and good scoring this week has him already snapping on the heels of the pack.

    Average this week was 5.9 but there was a wide range of scoring. Nice one Chalky who top-scored with 10 thanks to 3 correct scores. At the other end Nobby only got 2. So, thatís Chalky UP 6 spots and Nobby DOWN 6.

    Anyway, thatís all for this week as Mrsgriff and I are off to see some ancient ruins. Well, they may not be ruins when we get there but......

    1 AussieBranch...........(8) 35
    2 Howoldboy...............(8) 32
    3 Chalky...................(10) 31
    4= Psaw.....................(4) 30
    4= Piglet....................(5) 30
    6= Mullen...................(6) 29
    6= Cayambe...............(7) 29
    8= Crusha..................(7) 27
    8= Altobelli.................(3) 27
    8= Alf.........................(8) 27
    11 Acido.....................(5) 26
    12= Nobbyblue............(2) 25
    12= Pete.....................(5) 25
    14 NZBlue...................(6) 24
    15 Griff.......................(4) 23
    16 Southblue...............(3) 21
    17 Gaz............(EOB10+9) 19
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    EOB........................... (2) 12

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    I think somebody has been tampering with my predictions.

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    Interesting place Greenland, Piglet; massive country but few people live there. Beautiful in its own way though - have a look at YouTube posts from photographers James Popsys, Thomas Heaton and Brendan Van Son earlier this year. Correct answer was Alaska though - you got the wrong US purchase so no point.

    Anyway, I must be making this too easy as scores were high this week. In fact, only 3 folk failed to predict at least one correct score, and the average was 8.2.
    Poor week to not turn up - Acido and Nobby drop down as a consequence.

    A mention in dispatches for Gaz who only returned last week as an EOB and is already up to 12th. Howoldboy top-scored with 13, only getting three results wrong, and is awarded this virtual round of applause. Woe is Pete, who only managed 3 and may now be heckled. Gaz and me are up 5 positions while Mullen suffered the worst, going down 4. AussieBranch scored well and remains on top, though only by a point.

    Anyway, I’ll be back on Tuesday, have you missed me? Thought not.

    1 AussieBranch..........(11) 46
    2 Howoldboy..............(13) 45
    3 Piglet.....................(12) 42
    4= Crusha.................(10) 37
    4= Chalky...................(6) 37
    6 Alf...........................(9) 36
    7= Psaw.....................(5) 35
    7= Cayambe...............(6) 35
    7= Altobelli.................(8) 35
    10= Griff...................(11) 34
    10= Mullen..................(5) 34
    12= NZBlue.................(6) 30
    12= Gaz....................(11) 30
    14 Acido................(Dne3) 29
    15= Southblue.............(7) 28
    15= Pete.....................(3) 28
    15= Nobbyblue.......(Dne3) 28
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    EOB........................... (3) 15

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    Thatís an obscure part of LA, Piglet, full of small businesses and derelict buildings. Is this some small reflection upon the situation with our squad? Anyway the correct answer, as youíve probably realised by now, was the whole of Liverpool, so no point. You got the wrong la.

    Moving on, the average this week was 5.2 though Pete and Crusha brought that figure down with a couple of spectacular 1s. Crusha moves down 7 spots as a result while Pete takes the bottom place. LA-loving Piglet top-scored with 10 and moves into equal top spot with AussieBranch. Alf failed to turn up and is down 6 spots to 12th. You canít take your eye off the ball in this game.

    Mid-table is now packed with nearly a third of entrants on 40 points. In the case of Mullen and I, only just scraping over the average was enough to raise us both from 10th to 5th.

    The top 3 have now opened up a gap. Itís the job for the rest of us not to let that gap get even bigger. Will grey skies clear up? Will we put on a happy face? Find out in next weekís gripping instalment.....

    1= Piglet..................(10) 52
    1= AussieBranch.........(6) 52
    3 Howoldboy...............(6) 51
    4 Chalky.....................(5) 42
    5= Psaw.....................(5) 40
    5= Mullen..................(6) 40
    5= Griff......................(6) 40
    5= Cayambe...............(5) 40
    5= Altobelli.................(5) 40
    10 NZBlue..................(9) 39
    11 Crusha..................(1) 38
    12 Alf...................(dne1) 37
    13 Gaz......................(4) 34
    14= Southblue...........(5) 33
    14= Acido..................(4) 33
    16 Nobbyblue.............(4) 32
    17 Pete......................(1) 29
    _______________________
    EOB.......................... (1) 16


    Check stuff as usual.

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