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Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:58 pm
by smertens07929
G18 FGR 1 Macclesfield 0 [FA Cup] 2310 (KMB)
G19 Crawley Town 2 FGR 1 (Doidge)
G20 FGR 2 Crewe 2 (2110) (Brown)
G21 Chesterfield 0 FGR 1 (Doidge)
G22 FGR 2 Cheltenham 1 (3647) (Osbourne)

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:13 pm
by redunited
G18 FGR 2 Macclesfield 2 (FA CUP) (1714) (Doidge)
G19 Crawley 1 FGR 1 (Bugiel)
G20 FGR 2 Crewe 1 (2314) (Doidge)
G21 Chesterfield 1 FGR 3 (Doidge)
G22 FGR 2 Cheltenham 2 (3414) (Osboure)

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:29 pm
by linfield rovers
G18 FGR 3 Macclesfield 3 (FA CUP) (1614) (Doidge)
G19 Crawley 2 FGR 2 (Doidge)
G20 FGR 2 Crewe 1 (2206) (Doidge)
G21 Chesterfield 2 FGR 1 (Kmb)
G22 FGR 1 Cheltenham 1 (3492) ( Bennett )

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:31 pm
by voodoobluesman
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Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 pm
by Pitchfork
Well done VBM for taking this on to help OTC....I think I had 52 at the end of last month, so should be on 55 now!

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:17 pm
by The Old TomCat
Pitchfork wrote:Well done VBM for taking this on to help OTC....I think I had 52 at the end of last month, so should be on 55 now!

Just checked previous page with its table and it has Pitchfork down with 51 points.
Hope you're trying to cheat a point on change over of admin. :D

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:33 pm
by Pitchfork
The Old TomCat wrote:
Pitchfork wrote:Well done VBM for taking this on to help OTC....I think I had 52 at the end of last month, so should be on 55 now!

Just checked previous page with its table and it has Pitchfork down with 51 points.
Hope you're trying to cheat a point on change over of admin. :D


I was going on the table you inserted after the Morecambe game where I had 52 points OTC

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:11 pm
by The Old TomCat
Pitchfork wrote:
The Old TomCat wrote:
Pitchfork wrote:Well done VBM for taking this on to help OTC....I think I had 52 at the end of last month, so should be on 55 now!

Just checked previous page with its table and it has Pitchfork down with 51 points.
Hope you're trying to cheat a point on change over of admin. :D


I was going on the table you inserted after the Morecambe game where I had 52 points OTC

Yep, I agree a problem.
I think I made a mistake when I entered figures in wrong column and zapped the spreadsheets mind.
It will take a day or two for me to check it out - please bear with me.
And my apologies to VBM for giving him problems on first week he took over. I will sort it out.

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:31 pm
by Pitchfork
No problem Tom, I used to make occasional mistakes when I did the tabulations.

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:21 pm
by Fartvs Antiqvvs
Lost your face TOTC? :o

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:09 am
by NewForestRover
One question that you all probably know the answer to.....but I don't.

Why do we have to predict a whole month in advance? Why not a week? Up until kick-off so we know who's playing and can change goalscorer if necessary, depending on whether they get picked or are injured etc?

And predicting scores a week in advance is difficult. A month? Impossible! :oops:

Unless you're a genius ;)

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:35 pm
by The Old TomCat
Pitchfork wrote:Well done VBM for taking this on to help OTC....I think I had 52 at the end of last month, so should be on 55 now!


Revised table and apologies for whatever happened before.
No idea what went wrong but I redid everything and I'm pretty sure all is now correct.
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Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:48 pm
by The Old TomCat
NewForestRover wrote:One question that you all probably know the answer to.....but I don't.

Why do we have to predict a whole month in advance? Why not a week? Up until kick-off so we know who's playing and can change goalscorer if necessary, depending on whether they get picked or are injured etc?

And predicting scores a week in advance is difficult. A month? Impossible! :oops:

Unless you're a genius ;)


I suspect that it started off as a monthly competition by Pitchfork 10 years ago when he was working hard as a head teacher and could not devote enough time for weekly competition.
When I took it over I carried on same formula.
Next season I will change competition slightly and make it easier to submit predictions.

And as regards selecting goalscorer - tell me about it.
Last two seasons in annual goalscorer competitions I selected two red hot scorers who then both left club before Xmas: AOC and Keiffer Moore.

But I will say a monthly competition of this type is not unusual on other forums either.

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:59 pm
by Fartvs Antiqvvs
That's the fun part of it NFR. It's not to be taken so seriously. It also works the brain, as to trying to forecast what you think may happen on the field and behind the scenes. My first visit to the thread is always to check out the MAIN site, as it often provides clues to player movement, medium term injuries and the Manager/Players interviews on there. I think a forecast week by week over a month period would devalue the anticipation it generates in its present form.

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:05 pm
by Pitchfork
NewForestRover wrote:
Why do we have to predict a whole month in advance? Why not a week? Up until kick-off so we know who's playing and can change goalscorer if necessary, depending on whether they get picked or are injured etc?

And predicting scores a week in advance is difficult. A month? Impossible! :oops:

Unless you're a genius ;)


OTC is right, monthly competitions are easier to organise and for many participants who don't log on every week, they can still join in. Moreover it is all a bit of fun and the element of luck is important to many.

And for the last couple of seasons OTC has also run the weekly predictions as well, so you can have the best of both worlds....almost unique amongst the football forums

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:33 pm
by NewForestRover
I agree that predicting the scores is the fun part of it especially when I only need to choose between a win and a draw! It's just difficult to predict how well other teams will be performing a month in advance.

My goalscorer's absence is costing me points. :roll:

I might even consider going for KMB instead next month!

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:21 pm
by John Whiffen
Fartvs Antiqvvs wrote:That's the fun part of it NFR. It's not to be taken so seriously. It also works the brain, as to trying to forecast what you think may happen on the field and behind the scenes. My first visit to the thread is always to check out the MAIN site, as it often provides clues to player movement, medium term injuries and the Manager/Players interviews on there. I think a forecast week by week over a month period would devalue the anticipation it generates in its present form.


I’m in agreement with this and like OTC, my last two “top goal scorers” for the last two seasons were O’Connor and Tubbs, both left before the season was over.

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:10 pm
by Urban Spaceman
Hi there - sorry I missed the Macclesfield FA Cup Prediction, but I thought we were only predicting the League Two results ! :o

Anyway, here goes .

G18 FGR X Macclesfield X [FA Cup] XXXX (Goalscorer)
G19 Crawley Town 1 FGR 1 (Doidge)
G20 FGR 2 Crewe 1 (2357) (March Brown)
G21 Chesterfield 0 FGR 2 (Doidge)
G22 FGR 1 Cheltenham 0 (3187) (Doidge)

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:21 am
by The Old TomCat
Crawley 1-1 FGR
Doidge


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Four perfect forecasts this week. Well done Freddy, Silver Surfer, Sparky & Urban Spaceman.
Freddy now moves into top spot for month while Tommo remains as overall leading points scorer.
Good luck everybody at next game verses Crewe.

Re: November's Competition

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:38 pm
by redunited
redunited wrote:G18 FGR 2 Macclesfield 2 (FA CUP) (1714) (Doidge)
G19 Crawley 1 FGR 1 (Bugiel)
G20 FGR 2 Crewe 1 (2314) (Doidge)
G21 Chesterfield 1 FGR 3 (Doidge)
G22 FGR 2 Cheltenham 2 (3414) (Osboure)

Tom think you miss Redunited out yesterday looks like 1-1