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  2018 World Wheelchair Curling - B Championships
Posted by: ritchiebaby - 08-11-2018, 02:26 - Forum: Winter sports - Replies (6)

These Championships open on Friday 9 November somewhere in Finland - Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja - and end on Thursday 15 November with the Semi-finals and Medal Games. There are two Groups with the eventual medal winners qualifying for the World Championships in Scotland from 3 to 10 March. Already qualified are Norway, Russia, Scotland, China, Canada, Korea, United States, Switzerland and Germany.

Group A: Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey.
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
The two first-placed teams in each Group will progress straight to the Semi-finals. A qualification round will be played between the team in second place in Group A and third place in Group B and also between the teams that are third in Group A and second in Group B to make up the other Semi-finalists.

The English team is - Fourth: Edward Bidgood, Third: Stewart Pimblett, Second: Michael Shaw and Lead: Rosemary Lenton, who will also skip the side. They will play Czech Republic on Friday, Estonia on Saturday, Italy and Turkey on Sunday, Slovenia on Monday and Slovakia on Tuesday. With a bit of luck they'll be involved later on as well.
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I will be keeping only half an eye on this, so don't expect a post every day.

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  SWFC Prediction League - Matchday 12
Posted by: St Charles Owl - 08-11-2018, 00:39 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (9)

Here are the fixtures to pick from, all Saturday 3pm games to make it easier.

Table after week 11

310 Maddix (21)
302 BBB (38)
285 OwlKev (14)
249 Wereham (39)
245 SCO (14)
228 Washington (13)

Outstanding fixtures Barnsley v Burton for Maddix, Wash, Kev and BBB for whom it is also a bonus pick.

Leicester v Burnley
Newcastle v Bournemouth
Southampton v Watford
Blackburn v Rotherham
Bristol City v Preston
Derby v Aston Villa
Nottm Forest v Stoke
QPR v Brentford
Maidenhead v Portsmouth
Aldershot v Bradford City
Barnsley v Notts County
Exeter v Blackpool
Met Police v Newport County
Rochdale v Gateshead
Swindon v York
Tranmere v Oxford City

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Exclamation Prediction League Week UNLUCKY 13 !!!
Posted by: Beefy 1965 - 07-11-2018, 02:08 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (33)

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NEW SMILIES/BALLS

Smartass   Bonus ball stays the same
Tongue  Score Ball , .. This is the new free to use Ball , play it on a game that you think both teams will score in ! (Replaces the Insurance ball)
Doh  Gamball, the I can't look image suits this ball more than any other ........

New Scoring System

Incorrect Result =  0 point
Incorrect Result (Bonus Ball) = - 2
Incorrect Result (Gamball) = -3 * changed from -4

Score Ball = 1 added Point if both teams score.  !

Correct Result = + 2 points
Correct Result (Bonus Ball) = + 3 * Changed from +4
Correct Result (Gamball) = +4  * Changed from +8
Correct Score = + 4 points
Correct Score (Bonus Ball) = + 6  * Changed from +8
Correct Score (Gamball) = +8   * Changed from +16

As you can see the incorrect scoring has not really changed apart from a wrong Gamball you now gain a point if you get it wrong, was -4 now its -3.

The Insurance Ball has been replaced completely by the Score Ball. (see above)

The changes only kick in if you correctly guess a result or a correct score,
The Bonus has slightly changed with a correct result down one to 3 instead of 4 points
And a correct score Bonus down two to 6 instead of 8 points
The Gamball where the big Issue was has a huge change, a correct result will now be just 4 points down from 8
And a correct score on the Gamball will be now just 8 points instead of 16 !!
This is a 50% drop on the Gamball thus ensuring people who get lucky with just this one result/score does not affect the predictors who predict well to suffer.
This should also keep things so much tighter and keep the Interest going for most people right to the very end,
Also the third from bottom of the premiership will play off against the third in the table from the Championship to keep even more excitement going, they will have to predict through all the Playoffs and the winner obviously takes their place in the Premier League the following season   Thumb up

Beefy, Bomber, Zinman & SCO   Thumb up


If you do not predict,...........
If in your league everyone scores above zero you will receive Zero points,
However if in your league the person with the lowest score is below Zero (eg -4) you will score -5 and receive your first strike, Remember 3 strikes and you're out.

All scores must be in before MIDDAY SATURDAY,(For The Early Kick Off If Applicable) If the early kick off is missed the rest of your predictions must reach us by 2.45pm or none will be counted.



* NEW & UPDATED 2018/19 PARTICIPANTS,

Premiership
                             
1/ Zinman
2/ ST Charles Owl
3/ Derby                            
4/ WorldClass
5/ Sanjay
6/ Beefy                                                      
7/ DD *3rd Strike
8/ Amelia
9/ BBB 
10/ MattWBA
11/ Snoots                   
                           
Championship

1/ Joker
2/ Spireite
3/ Stairs
4/ Quantum
5/ Baggieone
6/ 4eva
7/ Bomber                          
8/ Twerton
9/ Themaclad
10/ Turkeydinner
                        
                             
I'm almost 100% sure Myself & the Scorers get the scores added up correctly, From time to time over the season we may get now and again get this wrong, SO IN THE EVENT OF ANY POINTS DISCREPANCIES can i ask all you guys to check your predictions and if you feel they are incorrect in anyway contact me Via PM within a week of the TABLES & SCORES being presented and they will be corrected the following week.
Anything later unless it is a Major error will NOT be corrected. It is as much your responsibility to check your scores as much as it is ours to try and score them correctly.
Beefy  Thumb up

Saturday 10th December

1/ Cardiff v Brighton  12:30
2/ Huddersfield v West Ham
3/ Newcastle v Bournemouth
4/ Southampton v Watford
5/ Derby v Aston Villa
6/ Notts Forest v Stoke
7/ **WBA v Leeds 17:30   Doh
8/ Walsall v Coventry FAC

Sunday 11th November

9/ Arsenal v Wolves
10/ Man City v Man Utd

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  Is the chase better than the catch?
Posted by: turkeydinner - 06-11-2018, 19:46 - Forum: Championship Discussion - No Replies

Is the chase to get back in the Premier League a lot more enjoyable than actually being there?

For sides relegated is it better to watch your team win more regularly than the season of dread/annoyance you suffered last in the EPL?

(Is the EPL all that anyway?)

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  Aberdeen v Hibs, Fri 9 Nov, KO 7.45pm
Posted by: 0762 - 06-11-2018, 18:56 - Forum: Hibernian - Replies (7)

We play another team that has again "hit some fine form" and good results just like our previous opponents, Saint Johnstone. I think we will lose this match and we are on the "verge" of a shit period of crap results that could be difficult to overcome - deja vu and I can recall previous bad memories of this situation in seasons gone by! Kamberi will thankfully return to play in this Friday night away match and I'm just wondering how Lenny will tackle this match. I don't actually rate the Dons that highly but they are "grinding out" results due to solid defending and a strong focus on not losing goals. I'd love to see Hibs "play them off the park" again, just like the BF Cup QF at ER, but win the match this time. However, I can't see that happening esp bearing in mind Hibs dreadful historical league record v this footie club.

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  Celtic v RB Leipzig
Posted by: 0762 - 06-11-2018, 18:40 - Forum: Celtic - Replies (5)

Well "crunch time" is looming ever closer and this is a chance for Celtic to "take the bull by the horns" (pardon the pun!) and impose themselves on this group and have a "sniff" at qualifying for the next stage. This is a decent Bundesligue side but I still think the Hoops could win it on the night if they "show up". From a domestic perspective, I think many Celtic fans would rather see the Hoops eliminated and just "push on" with their fine domestic form. However, that is not how it works for big footie clubs like Celtic.

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  Ecky's Scotland squad announced for the final NL group matches!
Posted by: 0762 - 06-11-2018, 16:12 - Forum: International Matches - Replies (1)

And no Griffiths, no Soutar, no Naismith!

So our quali hopes depend on these players:-

Gordon, McGregor, McLaughlin, Devlin, McKenna, Mulgrew, O'Donnell, Robertson, Shinnie, Tierney, Armstrong, Christie, Forrest, Fraser, GMS, McDonald, McGinn, C McGregor, Paterson, Fletcher, McBurnie, Phillips, Russell

We need some positivity v Albania and my team to win would be:-

Gordon
Tierney McKenna Mulgrew Robertson
C McGregor
Forrest Armstrong Shinnie/McGinn Fraser
Fletcher

Our main weakness is that we don't score enough goals and that is why I don't think we'll win this match and also why I feel this defence will be hopefully the most solid that Ecky can choose - stop leaking daft goals please!

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  Just An Opinion
Posted by: The Quantum Enigma - 05-11-2018, 22:35 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - No Replies

Tony Brown
Cyrille
Laurie
Astle

to me those guys were Albion Legends(feel free to add your own)

Big Dave cannot be classed anywhere near those i`ve mentioned
so lets put that to bed
he was at best an average defender
as a manager i`m sorry to say this
he aint one
i would love him to succeed but i cant see it

i`m not anti BD
but i think we need a change....sooner the better
if he can`t see that the formation he plays aint working then a manager he aint

any manager worth his salt will figure out that certain formations dont work
yet he dont

we have had some shite managers in the past
would had to add Dave to that list
but as it stands he is heading down that road

sorry just my opinion

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  What We Already Knew
Posted by: The Quantum Enigma - 05-11-2018, 19:37 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (11)

so good old James Mclean
is being investigated by the F.A
for calling the Stoke fans "uneducated cavemen"
over his (yet) again poppy stance
how can the F.A do this?
we all know Stoke fans are "uneducated cavemen"

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  The Blades v The Owls SBC Match Thread
Posted by: Owlkev71 - 05-11-2018, 14:35 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (108)

THE MATCH

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 7:45PM KICK OFF

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LAST MATCH



So we head into the biggest game of the season on the back of a 0-4 scoreline as we capitulated in the second half v Norwich. I thought we did ok first half with Onomah having a couple of efforts going over the bar and Dawson saving a penalty Thumb up  The halftime came and Jos gave them a rousing speech Laugh and we completely caved in. 3 goals in eleven minutes and the game was over and the atmosphere turned toxic. Norwich had further chances but thankfully scored only one more.

THE MATCH



So its the first Steel City Derby of the season as we make the journey across the city to Bumhole Lane. We managed a credible 0-0 draw in Jos's first game in charge back in January. United have had a excellent start to the season and currently are 3rd in the table and will be looking to be in the mix at the end of the season. We seem to be in free-fall at the moment, Jos changing the team week in week out, leaving certain players out and the fans starting to turn, perfect time for a Steel City Derby then Whistle

CURRENT FORM

OWLS          -               Angry  Angry  Angry  Angry  Confused  Big Grin

PIGS           -                Angry  Big Grin  Confused  Angry  Big Grin  Big Grin       

THE BASTARD IN THE BLACK

TBC

THE TEAM

How many changes this week Doh Hector has got to start, maybe Thorniley. Would like to see the lad Preston given a start. Just praying we don't get a hammering Angry

My Team (451)
Dawson
Baker, Hector, Thorniley, Pemmey
Preston, Onomah, Pelupessy, Bannan, Reach
Joao

Picked Joao because he is more mobile than the other two and he played alright last season at the Lane.

SCORE & SCORER (HOME TEAM SCORE FIRST)

3-1 Reach - Owlkev

SHOTS X POSSESSION

420 - Owlkev

BML STANDINGS

Washington  9
Peiowl  6
Owlkev  4
Stateside  4
SCO 3
Imre  3
Maddix  1
Southey  1
Wereham  1

OTHER GAMES OF MILD INTEREST

Blackburn v Rotherham
Derby v Villa
Middlesboro v Wigan
Forest v Stoke
WBA V Leeds

HHHDD - Owlkev

THE MUPPETT LEAGUE

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KATE BECKINSALE TRIBUTE PIC

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The thread awaits the Meggo of Statesides choice.

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