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  2022 Winter Olympics
Posted by: ritchiebaby - 3 hours ago - Forum: Winter sports - No Replies

Well, after all the doubts and hype, the Beijing Winter Olympics finally start on 2nd February 2022. Just ignore the official date of 4th February for the Opening Ceremony with the Mixed Doubles Curling and the Luge Practice Sessions starting 2 days earlier.

There are a couple of websites giving excellent information, the succinct BBC Day-by-day Guide - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/60111409 - and the Official Winter Olympics site which is more like War And Peace than Mills and Boon https://olympics.com/en/beijing-2022/ . Having said that the official website gives you full details of all the events and all the athletes, as well as a whole load of guff about "Together For A Shared Future", legacy, purity and the like.

Team GB is represented by the following 50 athletes plus 2 nominated reserves:-
Alpine skiing
Billy Major, Dave Ryding, Charlie Guest, Alex Tilley
Bobsleigh
Brad Hall, Nick Gleeson, Greg Cackett, Taylor Lawrence, Ben Simons (reserve), Mica McNeill, Montell Douglas, Adele Nicoll (reserve)
Cross country skiing
James Clugnet, Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young
Curling
Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, Hammy McMillan, Ross Whyte, Eve Muirhead, Vicky Wright, Jen Dodds, Hailey Duff, Mili Smith
Figure skating
Natasha McKay, Lilah Fear, Lewis Gibson
Freestyle skiing
Lloyd Wallace, Leonie Gerken-Schofield, Makayla Gerken-Schofield, Will Feneley, Ollie Davies, Gus Kenworthy, Zoe Atkin, James Woods, Izzy Atkin, Kirsty Muir, Katie Summerhayes
Luge
Rupert Staudinger
Speed skating
Kathryn Thomson, Farrell Treacy, Niall Treacy, Cornelius Kersten, Ellia Smeding
Skeleton
Laura Deas, Brogan Crowley, Matt Weston, Marcus Wyatt
Snowboarding
Huw Nightingale, Charlotte Bankes, Katie Ormerod

Eve Muirhead, Gus Kenworthy, Izzy Atkins and Laura Deas have all won Olympic medals already, so a few more wouldn't go amiss. I've bravely (stupidly) predicted GB would win 9 medals at these Games and I've a good feeling about doing it, as we're on the up in Winter Sports.

There is blanket coverage of the events from 12 midnight Wednesday/Thursday lasting all morning on the Eurosport channels. The BBC will ravenously devour a scrap or two thrown away by the media giants. Ppplease sir, I want some more? MORE!!! (in a Brian Blessed voice). You know the rest.

Anyway, there will be more to come from me over the weekend, so bate your breath and gast your flabbers for further revelations.  Rolleyes

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  Chesterfield Prediction League 2021/22 Matchday 33
Posted by: spireitematt - 7 hours ago - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (1)

Barnet 0-4 Stockport
Boreham Wood 2-0 King's Lynn
Bromley 1-2 Notts County
Dag & Red 2-1 Halifax
Dover 0-2 Southend
Grimsby 2-0 Wealdstone
Solihull Moors 3-0 Altrincham
Weymouth 1-1 Aldershot
Woking 2-3 Yeovil
Wrexham 0-1 Maidenhead United
Eastleigh 2-3 Chesterfield


League Table After Matchday 32

St Charles = 356
Lord Snoots = 354
Devon = 352
Amelia = 346
Dancing = 314
Spireitematt = 312

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  Hibs v Livingston FC, Sat 29 Jan, KO 3.00pm
Posted by: 0762 - 8 hours ago - Forum: Hibernian - No Replies

I watched the tv highlights of the Lions v Rangers at Ibronx and one notable thing about their resolute performance v Rangers (IMO Huns lucky to get that victory with that only goal by that irritatingly "saluting" prat, Arfield!) was how stuffy they were in protecting their goalie, Strijek, who had a good performance "between the sticks". So Hibs play this stuffy Livy side with a clearly visible striking problem that is not welcome in matches like this upcoming one. None of our preferred strikers is anywhere near prolific. Nisbet could've scored in the initial mins of the match v M'well when sent through the home defence, but not direct enough or committed to get into their pen box and score, his first touch rotten btw!! Doidge is similar whereby he could've won the game in the last quarter from a position where he needed to show a bit of quality to loft the ball, from the right corner of their pen box, over a stranded M'well goalie to score an acclaimed winner - couldn't do it!! Thumb down Mueller is a good hard-working young player, but he is clearly not a prolific goal scorer either - seen enough to confirm that fact already!
All I can say is I hope somebody "steps up to the plate" and scores the winning goal - prob one goal in it, which is sad to say considering where Hibs are and it is Livy who are our opponents Rolleyes

GGTTH

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  Town v Smoke-On-Stench II - The Sequel
Posted by: theo_luddite - 10 hours ago - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (3)

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Kick-off 19:45 UK Time
Friday 28/01/22
Old McGalphsmiths Pharm
Under the full glow of those big fancy floodlights
It shouldn't be snowing but it might be foggy
Good luck finding a nearby open pub
HD1 6PG


A Warm welcome to the Staffordshire Oatcakes.

Sorry, Hairy Potters.

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A pair of Hairy Oatcakes from the North East, who occasionally turn up in The Potteries to make some Oatcakes, but otherwise have noting to do with Stoke.

The boys and girls from Smoke-on-Stench head to Town to play the return fixture as they head up the M6 and across The Pennines for Friday night's live TV game in a rerun from almost 12 months ago to the day when were were home to them on Saturday 30th January. I'm not saying I'm a fan of Bingo but the EFL need to give the fixture computer's balls a good shake. I also need to check more carefully which threads I did the previous season. Anyroad, I'm back again.  Tongue

Stoke have been perennial underachievers since being relegated in 2018, chalking up 16th, 15th and 14th places.
Not quite what you'd call progress given the money that the Chairman, Mr. Dennis Bet365 Coates has poured into the club and his still somewhat expensive squad.
Several coaches have come and gone trying to get a tune out of a well paid squad of players who mostly have plenty of experience but generally have about as much idea of team work as 11 Georgie Bests.

Current coach Michael O'Neill was snaffled from Norn Iron, originally on a job share basis, last season before eventually coming in full time after The Euro's were done and dusted, well, as far as Norn Iron were concerned.

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They started the season in fine form, only losing one in their first 7 games, to, er, Fulham, (funny how they keep coming up isn't it?).
They were in the top 6 for most of their first 12 games.
Then the wheels started to wobble. 3 defeats followed by a draw and 3 wins.
In the last 10 scheduled fixtures they've been consistently inconsistent.

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That kind of means they are due something other than a defeat if they keep that run going, and me writing this week's thread means they've a good chance of getting it. (1 win so far I think Blush).

Staffordshire Oatcakes are far more consistent.

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Bit like a pancake, made with oat flour, though I've seen some that are more like big, off round biscuits, or maybe I'm mixing them up with oaties.

On the tellybox

Yes, as if you hadn't noticed, we've been moved to Friday Night Football for the benefit of Sky TV and your own favourite over priced sports channel provider.
Wherever you are in the world, there's a selection of them here - https://www.livesoccertv.com/match/40394...toke-city/

Latest news/Rumours

Town are being linked with former Blunts (and many, many other clubs) goalie Jamal Blackman as cover for Schofield who was injured at Blackburn.
He's a free agent after leaving Los Angeles FC in MLS.

Other rumours include Bornmuff and Forest being linked to a bid for Josh Koroma.
Town have themselves been linked with several whingers this window including
Hull City's Brighton loanee Ryan Longman,
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ryan Giles (who spent the first half of this season on loan at Cardiff),
and former Terrier Jamie Paterson, who is now at Swansea City.
Former Town Academy player Will Boyle is also being linked with a move back to Town.


Out Injured/Suspended/Isolating

Colwill is still suffering from a knee problem that recurs every time they let him train.

Back training but not oven ready/Back in the frame

Holmes is back in the squad from isolation.

Last time out

Town's defence is continuing to look like it did most of last season.
After a much more promising start it has also wobbled a bit recently.
At least we are scoring goals for a change.  Big Grin
We are far more accomplished at the back when on loan Levi Colwill is fit and playing.
We gave Reading the freedom of the penalty box to score three, but fortunately for us, Danny Ward scored his first hat-trick for us since his last hat-trick for us.
This was also the last hat-trick by any Town player. It was yonks ago, don't fret about the date, I'm not.
Added to another goal from supposedly injured Danil Sinani we also scored 4 for only the second time this season - also against Reading.
This extends our unbeaten run to 8 in the league, 9 in all.

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Smoke meanwhile have played two and lost two this past week.

At the weekend they lost 2-3 at home to, er, that Fulham team again. They seemed unlucky not to get a point in this one.
On Tuesday night they went to Coventry and lost 1-0 and some of their own fans admitted they were lucky not to concede 3 again.

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Mid-week catch-up games, postponed previously due the the Downing Street Let's have a Party Party restrictions, meant that Town stayed in 6th.
Forest stand a place and a point below us and The Baggies failed (again) to put 4 points between us and them.
Sorry Baggies fans that read this but, ooh you were awful, again.

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Tables, Form & all that

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Now ood a' thunk this a few weeks ago? Town are top of the form. 'ow did that 'appen? Our away form is helping a lot.
Pity we're playing at home, innit?

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I mentioned Stoke's ability to be consistently inconsistent earlier

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Musical Interlude

Well, the best thing to come out of Stoke since Wedgewood's fine ceramic pottery, the A53 to Buxton, The Trent and Mersey Canal, Sir Stanley Matthews and Gordon Banks (not necessarily in that order) is the quick fingered Saul Hudson.

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Aka, Slash, of Guns 'n' Roses (and a few other bands when he had some time off), so sod the rest, and I don't care if I picked these for last season's Smoke-on-Stench thread either.

I haven't checked.
It was, after all, a socially distanced thread "wot-I-wrote" at the time.
So like the Met, I won't be looking into any historical offence(s) I caused or how many bottles of red wine and slices of cake were consumed whilst writing it.
It wasn't my birthday so I probably wasn't there, unless a recording of a Zoom meeting that I also wasn't in, shows otherwise.
I'm told, in all honesty, by a good HP Sauce, the thread was completed in accordance with all Government guidelines and laws that applied to writing and posting threads on this site at the time.
There was also no party in the garden workplace extension.
It was January after all fer crying out loud and we'd just seen the first snow in Wolverhampton this century.
The snowman built by the neighbours grand kid during the previous weekend's party, er, snowfall, so it couldn't have been a party could it? had already melted so he is, as he was at the time, unavailable for further comment until the BBC forecast the next snowfall.
By that time we'll have closed them down or renamed them as ITV 21, 22, 23 and 24.

So, back to the music .....  Big Grin

First of all something a few Town fans could do with (on other forums of course  Whistle )



and this one where he played a little more conservatively (yer, right)



and finally, one for the petrol heads



If you want another one - this goes on for a bit and features another of his, er, quieter riffs. Tongue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE

PS - other artistes from Stoke are available.

I know one personally that is Ex-Staffordshire Regiment and WM Police - a "peace" artiste of the finest order and oatcakes for brains he has. Doh
"Jack Butland will never be a decent goalie while he's got a hole in his arse" was one of his better predictions.

The revolving January door

In this transfer window

In
Taylor Harwood-Bellis (loan, Manchester City)
Lewis Baker (undisclosed, Chelsea)
Phil Jagielka (free, Derby County)
Jaden Philogene-Bidace (loan, Aston Villa)

Out
Danny Batth (undisclosed, Sunderland)
Adam Davies (undisclosed, Sheffield United)
Leo Ostigard (end of loan, returned to Brighton)

Otherwise

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Town appear to be waiting to get mugged at the last minute again.

Who's banging 'em in

Well, ex-Town players Paul Ince and Smiffy are still as prolific as ever  Whistle

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Ince must have missed more sitters from inside 10 yards than anyone in Town's first season in the Prima Donna League.
At least 10 at one stage springs to mind.

Powell came back from injury as a 2nd half sub at Coventry.

That hat-trick at Reading moved Danny Ward into double figures - a bit of a rarity in these 'ere parts.
Yes Karlan Grant hit 19 two seasons ago but finding the onion bag has been a problem for Town for a good few seasons now, as if we hadn't noticed.
To be fair I doubted Ward would get 10 all season, but what do I know about predictions?

They can't all win

The games are fairly well spread out this week, though there's a few between the top 10 or so.

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We've played 'em before

..... and we're lagging a bit behind.  Angry
We haven't won at home since the 97/98 season when we did the double with a 3-1 win at ours and 1-2 at theirs.
We've drawn 3 of the other 4 since and we got battered 2-5 in the other one.

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I wasn't expecting the 7 goal "goal fest" at Reading so I'm not predicting this one - well, not on this thread anyway.  Smartass


Next up?

Direby have been given another month to sort their act out and prove to the EFL they can complete the season.
So it's confirmed we've got them at home Wednesday followed by t'black arsed'uns, aka Barnsalee in the Cup next Saturday.

Pressers

Carless chunters on

The short translation from the Esperanto - https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/foo...d-22893757

The full Esperanto version on Radio Local
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0bkpzcp

Danel Sinani on Radio Local
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0bknxdk

The view from Wedgewood Blue Willow tea-pot with chipped spout and the cracked lid.

For some reason you can't watch this on their website without an account - then they put it on their YouTube Channel for nowt.
Oatcakes for brains or what?



By the way - he must have kissed the Blarney Stone sometime back in his youth. He can chunter on for Ireland, so he can.

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  The Owls v Ipswich L1 match Thread
Posted by: Owlkev71 - Yesterday, 15:58 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (2)

THE MATCH

SATURDAY 29TH JANUARY KO 3:00 PM

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LAST MATCH



Although we didn't play too bad, the jekyll & hide nature of this team reared it's ugly head again. We started brightly and took the lead when Bannan finished from the edge of the area after a good move. We led until injury time when just for a change we conceded from a cross. Onto the 2nd and we restored our lead when Windass finished well. They equalized a few minutes later when the ball fell luckily for there striker to score. And inevitably we conceded from a set piece as our ex player Sam Winnall headed in the winner. Paterson had a chance to grab us a point but put his effort inches wide.

NEXT MATCH



Next up and the Tractor boys make the visit to Hillsborough. We drew at Portman Road earlier in the season thanks to a BPF error (HE'S BEHIND YOU Doh  Doh  Doh ) McCauley Bonne is there scorer with 12 goals and 3 assists. Kieran Mckenna is there manager and has been since last year. Another team looking to get into the playoffs as they lie 8th at the moment a point above us and 5 off the last play off spot, so a win is a must, so put all your money on an away win Laugh  Doh  Laugh  Doh

CURRENT FORM  ]

OWLS               -                        Angry Big Grin Angry Angry Big Grin Confused                     

IPSW                -                        Big Grin  Big Grin  Angry  Big Grin  Big Grin  Confused

EFL STOOGES

DOES IT MATTER THERE ALL CORRUPT Thumb up  Thumb up

DARREN BOND
Andrew Dallison and Michael George
Fourth Official : Andrew Kitchen

THE TEAM

Peacock-Farrell
Palmer Hutch Storey
Hunt Dele Bannan Adeniran NML
Windass Gregory

SCORE & SCORER (HOME TEAM SCORE FIRST)

1-1 Windass

BML STANDINGS

SCO 11
Pei 9
Kev 8
Wereham 8
Maddix 5
Wash 4
Imre 4
SS 2

OTHER GAMES OF MILD INTEREST

Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland
Cheltenham Town v Wigan Athletic
Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United
Doncaster Rovers v Plymouth Argyle
Fleetwood Town v Cambridge United

AAAAA

THE MUPPETT LEAGUE

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  Motherwell 0 Hibs 0 - a stalemate in a storm!
Posted by: 0762 - Yesterday, 00:45 - Forum: Hibernian - Replies (3)

This was a match in horrible rainy and stormy conditions that were never conducive to playing a decent game of footie. However, Hibs never hit a shot at the M'well goal in the whole game incl the last 10 mins v 10 men. The concern still remains that Hibs don't have any great striking capability, post Boyly. That concern still remains among lotsa observing Hibs fans.

GGTTH

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  Prediction League Results - Week 19
Posted by: St Charles Owl - 26-01-2022, 23:33 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (6)

Premier League

Sanjay    25pts 2CS 7CR 10GB 3BB 0SB
SCO        23pts 2CS 6CR 10GB 3BB 0SB
Derby      23pts 2CS 6CR 10GC 3BB 0SB
Minizin    18pts 3CS 7CR -3GB 3BB 0SB
Silver      17pts 2CS 5CR 10GB -3BB 0SB
Snooty      7pts 1CS 5CR -3GB 0BB 0SB
BBB          6pts 1CS 2CR -3GB 6BB 1SB
BaggieOne  5pts 1CS 4CR -3GB -3BB 1SB
AAA            0pts - no submission

Some very good scores this week - 4 correct gamball predictions with all 4 collecting maximum points. Scoreballs were rather harder to predict with only 2 points gained, both by this week's worst performers.

Sanjay heads the table continuing his recent run of form pulling him ahead of the relegation battle - that's now 52 points in the last 3 weeks for him. He added to his gamball maximum by getting a week's high of 7 correct results and one other correct score for his best week of the season so far. SCO and Derby share 2nd spot with identical records. Yet another gamball maximum for Derby, his 6th of the season (SCO's not far behind with 5).

Minizin had an impressive week, particularly as he lost out on a rarely played gamball. 3 correct scores from 7 correct predictions arrested his recent minislump (see what I did there) to ease any relegation fears. Silver also had a good week being the 4th player with a maximum gamball though he suffered from a missed bonus.

Quite a gap to the rest, all of whom lost out on the gamball. Snooty at least managed to miss a double loss on his extra bonus as he came in on 7 points, 1 ahead of BBB. He had a poor prediction week, just 2 correct results - the worst performer - but climbed to respectability thanks to his 1 correct score being his bonus. BaggieOne's struggles continue, again losing out on both his gamball and bonus, while AAA was a no show.

Derby 229
Silver 190
SCO 185
BBB 178
Sanjay 172
Minizin 169
BaggieOne 143
Snooty 136
AAA 80


Just a couple of changes in the overall table as Derby continues to stretch ahead -  a lead now of 39 points. With Silver remaining 2nd, SCO jumps ahead of BBB into 3rd place. Sanjay also climbs one place and, from looking in danger of relegation a few weeks ago, is now challenging for a place in Europe (not that any places in Europe exist, blame Covid travel restrictions). Minizin's good week can't prevent him from dropping a place but he has a healthy gap ahead of the struggling BaggieOne and Snooty....and AAA, obviously.

Nerdy stat alert. Derby has now amassed 91 points from his balls, more than double the 2nd best ball score - one can only assume he spent the pre-season practising! AAA and BaggieOne on the other hand have both got negative points from their balls.

Zin

Championship

Themaclad  27pts 3CS 3CR 10GB 6BB 1SB
Amelia        18pts 3CS 3CR -3GB 6BB 1SB
Stairs          16pts 0CS 7CR NPGB 3BB 1SB
Blue Baggie  15pts 2CS 4CR -3GB 6BB 1SB
Salop          14pts 1CS 4CR NPGB 6BB 0SB
Zinman        13pts 1CS 5CR -3GB 3BB 1SB
Twerton      12pts 2CS 3CR -3GB 3BB 0SB
Lady Jane    10pts 1CS 4CR -3GB 3BB 0SB
Dingle          8pts 0CS 5CR -3GB 3BB 0SB

Excellent week in the Championship with a seasons high 133 points scored.  Themaclad leads the way with a fabulous 27 points, a new high weekly score for the division.  He was the only player to score a spot on Gamball and backed that up with a spot on Bonus as well.  Amelia is in 2nd with 18 points, that is a season high for her as well.  Like Themaclad she got 6 points on the Bonus but hers was courtesy of an extra BB and she managed CRs on both.  Third is our leader Stairs with 16 points, he scored on more games than anyone else but was unable to convert any of his 7 scoring games in CSs.

Blue is in 4th with 15 points including a CS Bonus, he will be happy with that after a bit of a slump. Salop is 5th with 14 points, like the others he too got a correct score on the Bonus.  Zinman scored on 6 games but missed on the Gamball in his 13 points.

After Twerton's good form lately he will be disappointed to only get 12 this week, which has him in 7th spot.  He did get 2 CSs and a CR on the Bonus.  Lady Jane continues in her slump, 8th this week with 10 points.  DD brings up the rear with 8 points, the only player to not get double figures.

Amazingly in a season where the Bonus has proved so difficult that collectively the points from it are negative, everyone this week scored positive points on it.  This included 4 players who got spot on scores with it!!

193 - Stairs
190 - Blue Baggie
168 - Salop
165 - Lady Jane
165 - Themaclad
156 - Zinman
150 - Dingle
129 - Amelia
112 - Twerton


Stairs still leads by just 3 points from Blue, Salop jumps over Lady Jane into third, and Themaclad is now joint 4th with her after leapfrogging both Zinman and Dingle.  Amelia closed the gap a bit to Dingle and Twerton dropped a bit further back to Amelia.  Just 18 points separate 3rd to 7th, so still all to play for in the chase of that promotion PO spot.

Cheers
SCO

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  James Rowe
Posted by: Dancingwilldoit - 24-01-2022, 21:45 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (4)

Suspended or sacked. You could make a Blockbuster of everything going on with our club. Surprised the big stars went for Wrexham instead of us

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  Prediction League Fixtures - Week 20
Posted by: Zinman - 24-01-2022, 21:28 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (8)

Gamball:
Luton - Blackburn

Others:
Hull - Swansea
Middlesbrough - Coventry
Millwall - WBA
Preston - Bristol City
Peterborough - Sheffield Utd
Derby - Birmingham
Cardiff - Nottingham Forest
Sheff Wed - Ipswich
Bolton - Sunderland

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  HTAFC Prediction League 2021/22 Matchday 27
Posted by: Lord Snooty - 24-01-2022, 18:11 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (4)

2 points for a correct result
4 points for a correct score
2 points for each correct scorer
Correct joker doubles your score   Laugh    
Wrong joker result gives you minus 2
Correct Random Badger gives you 2 points Badger

The random badger Badger is used for any random prediction used once in each matchday sequence. For instance, a scorer at a particular match, the number of red cards in the matches or yellow cards or own goals or owt you want really within reason, I do need to be able to check whether it's correct or not. Please don't put stuff like....."Commentator says...."  Rolleyes
The joker  Laugh is played for one match in each sequence and if correct you get double points. So if you've predicted 1-0 and it finishes 2-0, you get 4 pts, but if you've predicted 2-0, that's 8 pts. But if you get it wrong, it's minus 2.
Jokers and badgers are optional. You don't have to play one if you don't want.


Cup games:
In the event of a draw, it's half the points if you've predicted a draw when it gets to 90 mins and the full points if it's still a draw after extra time. Half the points will be awarded for correctly predicting the winner of the match if it goes to penalties. Similarly with the badger, if your random prediction is affected by this, it'll be half the points.

Random score generator: I will be using the random score generator again for those who miss predicting, so we shouldn't get some people too far behind that after missing a couple of weeks they lose all interest, because I know it's not easy getting on here every week.
To be fair to everybody, this is going to be like, say if three people in one week miss their predictions, the first one in the table will be given all 0-0, the second one down the line will get 1-0 and the third will get 0-1 and so on, like if there's four missing the 4th will get 1-1, then 5th 2-1, 6th 1-2. and if there are so many missing, might as well pack in. Wink
And if you miss two weeks on the trot, I'll stop until you come back on again. Not doing it for half a season like I did t'other year.  Rolleyes

NEW FOR THIS SEASON: End of season Play Offs.

The one who finishes top of the league will still be champion, but after the season finishes there will be Play Offs between the top 4, with 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd. This will take in stuff like the EFL Play Offs, FA Cup Final, final day of Prima Donna League, European Finals etc. It will be one matchday for the semis and one for the Final. It will be the individual scores for each matchday against the allotted opponent, with some kind of tie breaker for a drawn match.
So last season's matches would've been Baggiebob(BBB) v theo_luddite and jjamez v St Charles Owl and would've given a bit more to play for towards the back end of the season.
The prize for winning will be enormous. Another rep point. Whistle

We now have an Appeals Committee set up, consisting of me, myself and I. All appeals must be made before the next Matchday kicks off.

Friday 28th January:
Town v Stoke
Town scorers:
Stoke scorers:

Saturday 29th January:
Barnsley v AFC Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Hull City v Swansea City
Luton Town v Blackburn Rovers
Middlesbrough v Coventry City
Millwall v West Bromwich Albion
Preston North End v Bristol City
Queens Park Rangers v Reading
Peterborough United v Sheffield United (17:30)

Sunday 30th January:
Derby County v Birmingham City (13:30)
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest (16:00)

Tuesday 1st February:
Millwall v Preston North End
Swansea City v Luton Town

Wednesday 2nd February:
Town v Derby
Town scorers:
Derby scorers:

Barnsley v Cardiff City


Table after Matchday 26:

  1. Baggiebob(BBB) = 624 pts
  2. jjamez = 577 pts
  3. Lord Snooty = 569 pts
  4. theo_luddite = 559 pts
  5. St Charles Owl = 556 pts
  6. neonfoxinthebox = 548 pts
  7. themaclad = 534 pts
  8. SHEP_HTAFC = 502 pts
  9. WakeyTerrier = 470 pts
  10. ritchiebaby = 459 pts
  11. Amelia Chaffinch = 429 pts

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