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Tour de Season 21 / 22 - Attendance Prediction Competition

Here are the Competition Scores after Match 4 - Lincoln at Home on 21/8

It is average of your best predictions which counts and that is in the final column.

At the moment it is just an average of the best two predictions - it will increase by one extra counting prediction every two matches and by Christmas it should be the average of the best ten. It will then be the best ten attendance predictions which count until the end of the season when we will have an overall winner.

Anyone is still welcome to join in. I will put up a thread for the Sunderland away game soon today, perhaps the biggest challenge of the season.

At the moment the prediction you would need to improve is the 2nd best in the 2nd column. This can mean big changes - for example @davebevan in 27th place could take the lead with a prediction that was within 60 of the actual attendance at Sunderland.

Leaderboard - Season Long Attendance Prediction Competition

Position Forecaster Best 2nd Best Score
1 @Commoner 11 94 52.5
2 @a40 90 99 94.5
3 @floyd 66 141 103.5
4 @MindlessDrugHoover 116 142 129
5 @Will_i_ams 35 253 144
6 @mooneyman 107 194 150.5
7 @HCBlue 132 172 152
8 @our_frank 70 240 155
9 @username123 79 260 169.5
10 @DevC 107 263 185
11 @eric_plant 66 325 195.5
12 @BSE 27 372 199.5
13 @peterparrotface 19 401 210
14 @YorkExile 175 272 223.5
15 @ValleyWanderer 175 324 249.5
16 @thedieharder 217 294 255.5
17 @DJWYC 206 326 266
18 @twizz 229 326 277.5
19 @ryan_w_kirby 76 484 280
20 @SmiroludyBlue 218 375 296.5
21 @NewburyWanderer 271 323 297
22 @robin 158 441 299.5
23 @wwfcblue 16 584 300
24 @PrinceofCrowell 213 394 303.5
25 @bookertease 305 368 336.5
26 @Manboobs 249 438 343.5
27 @davebevan 39 660 349.5
28 @JohnBoy 221 525 373
29 @bigred87 279 500 389.5
30 @ForeverBlue 243 567 405
31 @Alexo 373 449 411
32 @BlueBoy 351 500 425.5
33 @Forest_Blue 270 581 425.5
34 @micra 440 449 444.5
35 @PJS 347 547 447
36 @wendoverman 383 539 461
37 @Errol_Sims 459 617 538
38 @railwaysteve 489 607 548
39 @perfidious_albion 148 979 563.5
40 @Shev 527 684 605.5
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Comments

  • edited August 23

    To think I once won this competition! If I get relegated at least I'll be able to talk about the glory days and complain about the tinpot lower prediction leagues I am stuck in...

  • "Early days, Early days" @Shev - we have some of the finest forecasters we can find all over this competition and end of season drama is part of our history.

  • I dorn’t think Sooonderland ever won the Premier League so you have the edge there @Shev.

  • Leaderboard after the Sunderland away game

    Early in the season so some substantial changes - the best two predictions are counting at the moment. @our_frank has moved into 2nd place, very close indeed to @Commoner who retains the lead.

    The third best prediction will count after the Ipswich game if indeed that is our next league game. I will attempt to convert the movement column to fancy arrows by the time of the next match.

    Position Forecaster Best 2nd Best Score Movement
    1 @Commoner 11 94 52.5 0
    2 @our_frank 36 70 53 6
    3 @a40 90 99 94.5 -1
    4 @floyd 66 141 103.5 -1
    5 @MindlessDrugHoover 116 142 129 -1
    6 @Will_i_ams 35 253 144 -1
    7 @mooneyman 107 194 150.5 -1
    8 @HCBlue 132 172 152 -1
    9 @username123 79 260 169.5 0
    10 @bookertease 52 305 178.5 15
    11 @DevC 107 263 185 -1
    12 @eric_plant 66 325 195.5 -1
    13 @BSE 27 372 199.5 -1
    14 @peterparrotface 19 401 210 -1
    15 @wwfcblue 16 421 218.5 8
    16 @YorkExile 175 272 223.5 -2
    17 @BlueBoy 118 351 234.5 15
    18 @ValleyWanderer 175 324 249.5 -3
    19 @thedieharder 217 294 255.5 -3
    20 @DJWYC 206 326 266 -3
    21 @twizz 229 326 277.5 -3
    22 @ryan_w_kirby 76 484 280 -3
    23 @Alexo 199 373 286 8
    24 @ForeverBlue 243 331 287 6
    25 @NewburyWanderer 271 307 289 -4
    26 @SmiroludyBlue 218 375 296.5 -6
    27 @robin 158 441 299.5 -5
    28 @PrinceofCrowell 213 394 303.5 -4
    29 @Manboobs 249 389 319 -3
    30 @JohnBoy 221 419 320 -2
    31 @Forest_Blue 270 381 325.5 2
    32 @davebevan 39 660 349.5 -5
    33 @bigred87 279 500 389.5 -4
    34 @micra 440 449 444.5 0
    35 @PJS 347 547 447 0
    36 @wendoverman 383 539 461 0
    37 @Errol_Sims 459 529 494 0
    38 @railwaysteve 489 607 548 0
    39 @perfidious_albion 148 979 563.5 0
    40 @Shev 527 684 605.5 0
  • Leaderboard after the Oxford away game

    There were close predictions in this game (as well as some nearly goals), and the competition score has changed to being the average of the best three predictions so there has been a shake up with positions in the table.

    @a40 is the new leader after landing a prediction within 68 for the Oxford game. @floyd, who gained a 65 for this game, joins him at the top of the table with the only other sub one hundred average.
    Last week's leader @Commoner slips to 5th, but currently retains the single best prediction - 11 away for the game at Cheltenham.

    Presentation of the figures - 3rd best is included because that is the personal figure anyone must improve to move up the table with their Charlton game prediction.
    The double up arrows mean a movement up the table of more than 5 places @Twizz, @ForeverBlue and @SmiroludyBlue all achieved this with close predictions for the Oxford game.

    At the other end of the table @davebevan and @PrinceOfCrowell both have two qualifying predictions so can regain a score with any prediction for the next game. It seems sensible to drop people off the score sheet if they fail to register a score for three consecutive game.

    Next game - Charlton thread should be up tonight. Best three predictions will continue to count for this game.

    Position Forecaster Best 3rd Best Score Movement Previous pos
    1 @a40 68 99 85.67 ⬆ 3
    2 @floyd 65 141 90.67 ⬆ 4
    3 @our_frank 36 240 115.33 ▼ 2
    4 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 142 116.00 ⬆ 5
    5 @Commoner 11 291 132.00 ▼ 1
    6 @Will_i_ams 35 253 147.00 - 6
    7 @eric_plant 66 325 156.67 ⬆ 12
    8 @mooneyman 107 194 165.00 ▼ 7
    9 @username123 79 260 169.00 - 9
    10 @DevC 107 263 183.33 ⬆ 11
    11 @twizz 82 326 212.33 ⬆⬆ 21
    12 @BlueBoy 118 351 219.00 ⬆ 17
    13 @ForeverBlue 110 331 228.00 ⬆⬆ 24
    14 @SmiroludyBlue 93 375 228.67 ⬆⬆ 26
    15 @bookertease 52 368 241.67 ▼ 10
    16 @thedieharder 217 294 264.33 ⬆ 19
    17 @HCBlue 132 530 278.00 ▼ 8
    18 @YorkExile 175 399 282.00 ▼ 16
    19 @wwfcblue 16 430 289.00 ▼ 15
    20 @NewburyWanderer 271 323 300.33 ⬆ 25
    21 @ValleyWanderer 175 475 324.67 ▼ 18
    22 @peterparrotface 19 561 327.00 ▼ 14
    23 @DJWYC 206 463 331.67 ▼ 20
    24 @Alexo 199 449 340.33 ▼ 23
    25 @Manboobs 249 438 358.67 ⬆ 29
    26 @JohnBoy 221 525 388.33 ⬆ 30
    27 @ryan_w_kirby 76 669 409.67 ▼ 22
    28 @Forest_Blue 270 581 410.67 ⬆ 31
    29 @BSE 27 873 424.00 ▼ 13
    30 @robin 158 798 465.67 ▼ 27
    31 @bigred87 279 645 474.67 ⬆ 33
    32 @PJS 347 702 532.00 ⬆ 35
    33 @Errol_Sims 459 617 535.00 ⬆ 37
    34 @wendoverman 383 749 557.00 ⬆ 36
    35 @micra 440 832 573.67 ▼ 34
    36 @Shev 527 684 583.33 ⬆ 40
    37 @railwaysteve 489 816 637.33 ⬆ 38
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 1314 813.67 ⬆ 39
    39 @davebevan 39 - - ▼ 32
    40 @PrinceofCrowell 213 - - ▼ 28
  • @railwaysteve my head hurts just trying to get round the amount of time and energy both yourself and @DevC put into running these competitions.
    It's great fun and immensely satisfying when you have a good week like I have. Sadly it's very much guess work - on my part at least - so next week I could be 1000+ out and ruin my good form.

  • Leaderboard after the Charlton Home Game

    @our_frank moves to the top with a cracking score of 82 for the Charlton game, the second forecaster to have three sub one hundred predicitions. @Will_i_ams and @floyd are also sub one hundred for the average of their best three.

    The 'double' up arrows are for those who have jumped 5 or more places.

    Next Game The franchise away game thread will be up probably tomorrow. It will be our 8th league game of the season and the score for the game will become the average of the each persons best four predictions.

    Position Forecaster Best 3rd Best Score Movement Previous pos
    1 @our_frank 36 82 62.67 ⬆ 3
    2 @a40 68 90 80.00 ▼ 1
    3 @Will_i_ams 35 153 80.67 ⬆ 6
    4 @floyd 65 141 90.67 ▼ 2
    5 @eric_plant 66 177 107.33 ⬆ 7
    6 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 127 111.00 ▼ 4
    7 @username123 79 168 126.33 ⬆ 9
    8 @ForeverBlue 40 243 131.00 ⬆ 13
    9 @Commoner 11 291 132.00 ▼ 5
    10 @BlueBoy 118 188 142.00 ⬆ 12
    11 @mooneyman 107 194 156.00 ▼ 8
    12 @wwfcblue 16 421 156.33 ⬆⬆ 19
    13 @peterparrotface 19 401 162.00 ⬆⬆ 22
    14 @SmiroludyBlue 93 218 162.67 - 14
    15 @bookertease 52 305 170.33 - 15
    16 @YorkExile 64 272 170.33 ⬆ 18
    17 @DJWYC 17 326 183.00 ⬆⬆ 23
    18 @DevC 107 263 183.33 ▼ 10
    19 @thedieharder 51 282 183.33 ▼ 16
    20 @twizz 82 326 212.33 ▼ 11
    21 @ryan_w_kirby 76 484 236.00 ⬆⬆ 27
    22 @ValleyWanderer 175 324 236.67 ▼ 21
    23 @BSE 27 372 252.00 ⬆⬆ 29
    24 @robin 158 441 256.33 ⬆⬆ 30
    25 @HCBlue 132 530 278.00 ▼ 17
    26 @Forest_Blue 209 381 286.67 ⬆ 28
    27 @NewburyWanderer 271 323 300.33 ▼ 20
    28 @Alexo 199 400 324.00 ▼ 24
    29 @Manboobs 249 438 358.67 ▼ 25
    30 @Errol_Sims 174 529 387.33 ⬆ 33
    31 @JohnBoy 221 525 388.33 ▼ 26
    32 @Shev 110 539 392.00 ⬆ 36
    33 @PJS 293 547 395.67 ▼ 32
    34 @bigred87 279 500 409.00 ▼ 31
    35 @wendoverman 313 539 411.67 ▼ 34
    36 @micra 440 580 489.67 ▼ 35
    37 @railwaysteve 489 607 560.00 - 37
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 1314 813.67 - 38
    39 @davebevan 39 - - - 39
    40 @PrinceofCrowell 213 - - - 40
  • Leaderboard after the franchise away game

    After some close predictions for Saturday and everyone's 4th best prediction counting for the first time there are several changes. Indeed the top three completely swap places.
    Congratulations to @Will_i_ams who is the new leader with a very creditable average of 65.5 for the closest 4 predictions. @40 is the only forecast to have 4 double digit or less predictions.

    The big movers of the week were @thedieharder and @PJS who both had solid predictions for the franchise away game.

    Position Forecaster Best 4th Best Score Movement Previous pos No of forecasts
    1 @Will_i_ams 20 153 65.50 ⬆ 3 8
    2 @a40 68 99 84.75 - 2 8
    3 @our_frank 36 240 107.00 ▼ 1 7
    4 @username123 55 168 108.50 ⬆ 7 8
    5 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 142 118.75 ⬆ 6 7
    6 @floyd 65 220 123.00 ▼ 4 6
    7 @eric_plant 66 325 161.75 ▼ 5 7
    8 @mooneyman 107 194 165.50 ⬆ 11 8
    9 @Commoner 11 317 178.25 - 9 7
    10 @ForeverBlue 40 331 181.00 ▼ 8 8
    11 @BlueBoy 118 351 194.25 ▼ 10 7
    12 @thedieharder 51 294 211.00 ⬆⬆ 19 8
    13 @DevC 107 304 213.50 ⬆ 18 8
    14 @SmiroludyBlue 93 375 215.75 - 14 8
    15 @bookertease 52 368 219.75 - 15 8
    16 @wwfcblue 16 430 224.75 ▼ 12 6
    17 @YorkExile 64 399 227.50 ▼ 16 7
    18 @twizz 82 368 251.25 ⬆ 20 8
    19 @DJWYC 17 463 253.00 ▼ 17 8
    20 @robin 158 441 253.50 ⬆ 24 8
    21 @peterparrotface 19 561 261.75 ▼ 13 6
    22 @ValleyWanderer 175 366 269.00 - 22 8
    23 @NewburyWanderer 271 323 302.00 ⬆ 27 8
    24 @PJS 25 547 303.00 ⬆⬆ 33 8
    25 @Manboobs 154 438 307.50 ⬆ 29 8
    26 @ryan_w_kirby 76 629 334.25 ▼ 21 8
    27 @Shev 110 539 350.25 ⬆ 32 8
    28 @BSE 27 646 350.50 ▼ 23 8
    29 @Alexo 199 449 355.25 ▼ 28 8
    30 @Forest_Blue 209 581 360.25 ▼ 26 8
    31 @wendoverman 313 539 408.50 ⬆ 35 6
    32 @Errol_Sims 174 541 425.75 ▼ 30 8
    33 @JohnBoy 221 580 436.25 ▼ 31 7
    34 @bigred87 279 645 468.00 - 34 8
    35 @micra 440 580 484.00 ⬆ 36 8
    36 @railwaysteve 489 607 547.75 ⬆ 37 8
    37 @perfidious_albion 148 1473 978.50 ⬆ 38 4
    38 @davebevan 39 #NUM! #NUM! ⬆ 39 2
    39 @HCBlue 132 #NUM! #NUM! ▼ 25 3
    40 @PrinceofCrowell 213 #NUM! #NUM! - 40 2

    Admin
    I have added a column for number of predictions made - everyone will need 5 by the tenth game - Morecambe at home on Saturday - to stay in the competition. I will change the leaderboard to only show those players at that time. @HCblue wouldl need to predict both the next two games and @perfidious_albion at least one of the two. Nobody else is in danger of dropping out. I look likely to reach the bottom of the table.

    Next game
    Shrewsbury away on Tuesday night. The 4th best prediction is the one you need to beat to improve your score.

  • Thanks for the heads up, @railwaysteve. May I please go 4,320 at Shrewsbury?

  • So I assume my revised figure for the Charlton game, posted on Wednesday 15 September, was ruled out. Apologies, @railwaysteve, for not having looked back at the rules.

  • @HCblue said:
    Thanks for the heads up, @railwaysteve. May I please go 4,320 at Shrewsbury?

    @HCblue - I have put this on the game thread and the game spreadsheet for you.

  • edited September 30

    Here we go - my phone will connect to the Roya Shrewsbury free wifi and do everything it normally does, but my chromebook will not. However the phone does have a data signal and can do the hotspot thing so now everything is normal.

    Leaderboard after the Shrewsbury away game

    Position Forecaster Best 5th Best Score Movement Previous pos No of forecasts
    1 @Will_i_ams 20 253 65.50 - 1 9
    2 @a40 68 240 84.75 - 2 9
    3 @our_frank 36 240 97.75 - 3 8
    4 @eric_plant 66 325 99.25 ⬆ 7 8
    5 @username123 55 170 108.50 ▼ 4 9
    6 @floyd 65 220 115.75 - 6 7
    7 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 288 118.75 ▼ 5 8
    8 @wwfcblue 16 430 131.50 ⬆⬆ 16 7
    9 @YorkExile 41 399 138.00 ⬆⬆ 17 8
    10 @ForeverBlue 40 331 147.00 - 10 9
    11 @SmiroludyBlue 93 375 153.25 ⬆ 14 9
    12 @DJWYC 17 463 161.75 ⬆⬆ 19 9
    13 @mooneyman 107 217 165.50 ▼ 8 9
    14 @DevC 107 304 169.75 ▼ 13 9
    15 @bookertease 52 368 175.00 - 15 9
    16 @Commoner 11 424 178.25 ▼ 9 8
    17 @BlueBoy 118 500 194.25 ▼ 11 7
    18 @twizz 82 368 199.25 - 18 9
    19 @thedieharder 51 327 211.00 ▼ 12 8
    20 @PJS 25 547 219.00 ⬆ 24 9
    21 @Shev 27 539 222.25 ⬆⬆ 27 9
    22 @ValleyWanderer 175 366 227.50 - 22 9
    23 @ryan_w_kirby 76 629 234.25 ⬆ 26 9
    24 @Manboobs 154 438 245.00 ⬆ 25 9
    25 @Alexo 10 449 245.50 ⬆ 29 9
    26 @robin 158 441 245.75 ▼ 20 9
    27 @HCBlue 132 x 256.00 ⬆⬆ 39 4
    28 @peterparrotface 19 682 261.75 ▼ 21 6
    29 @NewburyWanderer 271 330 302.00 ▼ 23 9
    30 @JohnBoy 90 580 313.75 ⬆ 33 8
    31 @wendoverman 222 539 329.25 - 31 7
    32 @bigred87 140 645 341.75 ⬆ 34 9
    33 @BSE 27 706 350.50 ▼ 28 9
    34 @micra 60 580 354.00 ⬆ 35 9
    35 @Forest_Blue 209 657 360.25 ▼ 30 9
    36 @Errol_Sims 174 541 412.75 ▼ 32 9
    37 @railwaysteve 489 735 547.75 ▼ 36 9
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 x 978.50 ▼ 37 4
    39 @davebevan 39 x x ▼ 38 2
    40 @PrinceofCrowell 213 x x - 40 2
    41 @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 x x ▼ 5 1

    The top three remain the same - the good score achieved by @eric_plant for the Shrewsbury gives a 4th person a sub 100 score and a position just outside the top three.

    @wwfcblue, @YorkExile, @DJWYC14, @Shev and @HCblue all make substantial moves up the leaderboard.
    .
    Good luck to all with the Morecambe game predictions. This table does include the 5th best prediction for the first time, because that prediction will be added into your average with the Morecambe game unless that game produces a better prediction for you.
    @HCblue and @perfidious_albion don't have a fifth prediction yet so any Morecambe predicition will be it.
    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub please keep predicting, if you do you will eventually end up with a score.

  • edited October 4

    First the correction for the table from the Shrewsbury game, due to missing the score of 10 for @thedieharder and giving the 10 instead of 47 to @Alexo.

    In consequence @thedieharder jumps quite a few places and @Alexo drops fractionally.
    Apologies again to both for the mistake and credit to @username123, firstly for spotting the mistake and secondly for pointing it out in a careful way. [Shout out for the Gasroom culture!]

    All other scores have been scrutinised and I am confident that they are ok and the table for the Morecambe game should be able to follow soon.

    Revised table for Shrewsbury game

    Position Forecaster Best 5th Best Score Movement Previous pos No of forecasts
    1 @Will_i_ams 20 253 65.50 - 1 9
    2 @a40 68 240 84.75 - 2 9
    3 @our_frank 36 240 97.75 - 3 8
    4 @eric_plant 66 325 99.25 ⬆ 7 8
    5 @username123 55 170 108.50 ▼ 4 9
    6 @floyd 65 220 115.75 ▼ 5 7
    7 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 288 118.75 ▼ 6 8
    8 @wwfcblue 16 430 131.50 ⬆⬆ 16 7
    9 @YorkExile 41 399 138.00 ⬆⬆ 17 8
    10 @thedieharder 10 294 140.00 ⬆ 12 9
    11 @ForeverBlue 40 331 147.00 ▼ 10 9
    12 @SmiroludyBlue 93 375 153.25 ⬆ 14 9
    13 @DJWYC 17 463 161.75 ⬆⬆ 19 9
    14 @mooneyman 107 217 165.50 ▼ 8 9
    15 @DevC 107 304 169.75 ▼ 13 9
    16 @bookertease 52 368 175.00 ▼ 15 9
    17 @Commoner 11 424 178.25 ▼ 9 8
    18 @BlueBoy 118 500 194.25 ▼ 11 7
    19 @twizz 82 368 199.25 ▼ 18 9
    20 @PJS 25 547 219.00 ⬆ 24 9
    21 @Shev 27 539 222.25 ⬆⬆ 27 9
    22 @ValleyWanderer 175 366 227.50 - 22 9
    23 @ryan_w_kirby 76 629 234.25 ⬆ 26 9
    24 @Manboobs 154 438 245.00 ⬆ 25 9
    25 @robin 158 441 245.75 ▼ 20 9
    26 @Alexo 45 449 254.25 ⬆ 29 9
    27 @HCBlue 132 - 256.00 ⬆⬆ 39 4
    28 @peterparrotface 19 682 261.75 ▼ 21 6
    29 @NewburyWanderer 271 330 302.00 ▼ 23 9
    30 @JohnBoy 90 580 313.75 ⬆ 33 8
    31 @wendoverman 222 539 329.25 - 31 7
    32 @bigred87 140 645 341.75 ⬆ 34 9
    33 @BSE 27 706 350.50 ▼ 28 9
    34 @micra 60 580 354.00 ⬆ 35 9
    35 @Forest_Blue 209 657 360.25 ▼ 30 9
    36 @Errol_Sims 174 541 412.75 ▼ 32 9
    37 @railwaysteve 489 735 547.75 ▼ 36 9
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 - 978.50 ▼ 37 4
    39 @davebevan 39 - - ▼ 38 2
    40 @PrinceofCrowell 213 - - - 40 2
    41 @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 - - ▼ 5 1
  • The Morecambe Game Thriller

    Again some close predictions on Saturday as well as a closely fought game on the actual pitch, and in addition with everyone's 5th best prediction counting for the first time there is turmoil at the top of the table.

    @our_frank is now back at the top - congratulations for excellent predicting. Sharing the distinction of a sub one hundred score for the average of the best five predcitions are @a40 and @eric_plant. Nobody now has all their scoring predictions as double digit ones.

    Big leaps up the table were made @DJWYC, @bookertease and @JohnBoy - all of whom were close with the Morecambe game.

    Admin
    The final column shows the number of predictions made - everyone will need 6 by the twelth game to continue to register a score in the competition, that's the Doncaster away game on Sat 16th October

    @davebevan and @PrinceOfCrowell have dropped off the leaderboard, that is the admin step I will take for those who do not post a prediction for 5 games. If anyone wants to rejoin, post a prediction and you will rejoin the leaderboard - with or without a current score as appropriate
    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub and @LDF - just keep making predictions and you will enter the table with a score, almost certainly above myself.
    @perfidious_albion needs a single prediction to register a score

    Next game
    Gillingham at home on Saturday - that prediction thread is already live. The 5th best prediction is the one you need to beat to improve your score.

    Leaderboard after the Morecambe home thriller

    Position Forecaster Best 5th Best Score Movement Previous pos No of forecasts
    1 @our_frank 32 203 84.60 ⬆ 3 9
    2 @a40 68 139 95.60 - 2 10
    3 @eric_plant 66 177 99.00 ⬆ 4 9
    4 @Will_i_ams 20 253 103.00 ▼ 1 10
    5 @username123 55 170 120.80 - 5 10
    6 @floyd 65 220 136.60 - 6 8
    7 @DJWYC 17 326 144.00 ⬆⬆ 13 10
    8 @YorkExile 41 272 145.00 ⬆ 9 9
    9 @bookertease 47 305 149.40 ⬆⬆ 16 10
    10 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 288 152.60 ▼ 7 9
    11 @DevC 103 263 156.40 ⬆ 15 10
    12 @ForeverBlue 40 243 160.60 ▼ 11 10
    13 @wwfcblue 16 421 163.00 ▼ 8 8
    14 @thedieharder 10 294 170.80 ▼ 10 10
    15 @mooneyman 107 217 175.80 ▼ 14 10
    16 @SmiroludyBlue 93 375 197.60 ▼ 12 10
    17 @BlueBoy 118 351 198.40 ⬆ 18 8
    18 @Commoner 11 424 227.40 ▼ 17 9
    19 @Shev 27 527 231.80 ⬆ 21 10
    20 @twizz 82 368 233.00 ▼ 19 10
    21 @Manboobs 154 389 243.40 ⬆ 24 10
    22 @ValleyWanderer 175 366 255.20 - 22 10
    23 @JohnBoy 25 525 256.00 ⬆⬆ 30 8
    24 @PJS 25 428 260.80 ▼ 20 10
    25 @HCBlue 132 530 279.40 ⬆ 27 5
    26 @ryan_w_kirby 76 484 281.60 ▼ 23 10
    27 @robin 158 441 284.80 ▼ 25 10
    28 @Alexo 45 449 293.20 ▼ 26 9
    29 @NewburyWanderer 271 330 307.60 - 29 10
    30 @wendoverman 222 399 322.40 ⬆ 31 8
    31 @peterparrotface 19 608 331.00 ▼ 28 7
    32 @bigred87 140 500 331.20 - 32 10
    33 @Errol_Sims 38 529 337.80 ⬆ 36 10
    34 @Forest_Blue 209 581 340.40 ⬆ 35 10
    35 @micra 60 467 363.00 ▼ 34 10
    36 @BSE 27 646 378.40 ▼ 33 10
    37 @railwaysteve 250 607 488.20 - 37 10
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 - - - 38 4
    39 @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 - - ⬆ 41 1
    40 @LDF 262 - - ⬆ 42 1
  • thanks, @railwaysteve I fear my luck won't hold much longer.

    Very good of you to do this - all the more so under the current circumstances. How did the @bluntphil commentary work for you?

  • @our_frank said:
    thanks, @railwaysteve I fear my luck won't hold much longer.

    Very good of you to do this - all the more so under the current circumstances. How did the @bluntphil commentary work for you?

    I love @bluntphil's commentary - I had a heart trace on throughout the game - so the effect of his commentary will be scientifically measureable.

  • The Gillingham Home Game Recordbreaker

    Closer predictions still this Saturday with all the top ten gaining sub one hundred scores. Fine margins at the top and we now have 6 scores at less than one hundred with four of them close together in the high 90s.

    Congratulations to @eric_plant who takes back the lead from @our_frank with a predicition of 5058 for the Gillingham game, with a personal best score of 66. @username123 and @DJWYC14 were the others in the leading bunch to land notable scores this month.

    Congratualtions also to @Forest_Blue who also lands a personal best and consequently jumps up the table.

    Position Forecaster Best 6th Best Score Movement Previous pos No of forecasts
    1 @eric_plant 66 177 76.80 ⬆ 3 10
    2 @our_frank 32 240 84.60 ▼ 1 10
    3 @username123 39 170 94.60 ⬆ 5 11
    4 @a40 68 240 95.60 ▼ 2 11
    5 @DJWYC 17 326 97.00 ⬆ 7 11
    6 @Will_i_ams 20 253 99.00 ▼ 4 11
    7 @floyd 65 220 108.60 ▼ 6 9
    8 @YorkExile 41 272 111.40 - 8 10
    9 @wwfcblue 16 421 124.20 ⬆ 13 9
    10 @bookertease 47 305 132.00 ▼ 9 11
    11 @thedieharder 10 294 150.40 ⬆ 14 11
    12 @DevC 103 263 152.60 ▼ 11 11
    13 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 395 152.60 ▼ 10 10
    14 @ForeverBlue 40 243 160.20 ▼ 12 11
    15 @Commoner 11 424 168.80 ⬆ 18 10
    16 @mooneyman 107 217 173.00 ▼ 15 11
    17 @SmiroludyBlue 93 375 177.00 ▼ 16 11
    18 @Shev 27 527 184.40 ⬆ 19 11
    19 @JohnBoy 25 525 189.40 ⬆ 23 9
    20 @HCBlue 81 530 189.60 ⬆ 25 6
    21 @BlueBoy 118 351 190.20 ▼ 17 9
    22 @PJS 25 428 194.60 ⬆ 24 11
    23 @ValleyWanderer 108 366 203.60 ▼ 22 11
    24 @robin 104 441 217.40 ⬆ 27 11
    25 @Forest_Blue 29 581 230.00 ⬆⬆ 34 11
    26 @twizz 82 459 233.00 ▼ 20 11
    27 @Manboobs 154 389 233.20 ▼ 21 11
    28 @Errol_Sims 17 529 235.40 ⬆ 33 11
    29 @ryan_w_kirby 76 484 239.00 ▼ 26 11
    30 @NewburyWanderer 71 330 255.80 ▼ 29 11
    31 @Alexo 45 449 266.20 ▼ 28 10
    32 @micra 7 467 271.00 ⬆ 35 11
    33 @peterparrotface 19 608 272.40 ▼ 31 8
    34 @wendoverman 222 399 296.60 ▼ 30 9
    35 @bigred87 140 500 303.60 ▼ 32 11
    36 @BSE 27 646 336.80 - 36 11
    37 @railwaysteve 250 607 449.00 - 37 11
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 - - - 38 4
    39 @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 - - - 39 1
    40 @LDF 262 - - - 40 1

    Admin
    The final column shows the number of predictions made - everyone will need 6 by the next game Doncaster away on Sat 16th October. Your 6th best predicition now shows in the table as that is the one that you need to beat next game to improve your overall score.

    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub and @LDF - if you carry on making predictions and you will enter the table with a score, almost certainly above myself.
    @perfidious_albion now needs two predictions to register a score.

    Next games
    Doncaster away on Saturday and Rotherham away on the following Tues - seeing as they are geographically close as well as close on the calender, I was considering having both games on the same thread or open at the same time. So I am canvasing views on that.

  • Doncaster Away - Yorkshire Adventure (Part 1)

    We are definately improving at this with this week the average only out by 67 and 12 predictions within a hundred of the actual attendance. The sixth best prediction counts for the first time as this was the 12th game. These two factors have given the table a bit of a shake. Interesting the top ten remain the same, but no one except @bookertease in 10th keeps their original place.

    Congratulations to @our_frank who takes back the lead from @eric_plant reversing the change last week. @username123 now heads the chasing bunch.
    @our_frank has what would be a substantial lead were this the end of the season, but as there are the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th best scores still to be added in, changes can be expected. That said only @username123, @eric_plant and @DJWYC14 can catch @our_frank with the Tuesday night game.

    Congratualtions also to @ryan_w_kirkby who lands a personal best and is the biggest mover of the week.

    All of the following improved their personal best this week:
    @SmiroludyBlue (41)
    @BlueBoy (17)
    @Manboobs (11)
    @ryan_w_kirby (30)
    @NewburyWanderer (10)
    @Alexo (35)
    @bigred87 (30)
    @railwaysteve (216!)

    I would just like to note that my new personal best is so bad that it is more that all the other new personal bests added together.

    Position Forecaster Best 6th Best Score Movement Previous pos No of forecasts
    1 @our_frank 32 203 78.33 ⬆ 2 11
    2 @username123 39 168 89.50 ⬆ 3 12
    3 @eric_plant 66 177 93.50 ▼ 1 11
    4 @DJWYC 17 206 98.00 ⬆ 5 12
    5 @YorkExile 41 175 105.67 ⬆ 8 11
    6 @a40 68 216 115.67 ▼ 4 12
    7 @Will_i_ams 20 233 118.17 ▼ 6 12
    8 @wwfcblue 16 289 125.83 ⬆ 9 10
    9 @floyd 65 220 127.17 ▼ 7 10
    10 @bookertease 47 218 133.17 - 10 12
    11 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 288 151.67 ⬆ 13 11
    12 @DevC 103 244 153.50 - 12 12
    13 @SmiroludyBlue 41 272 154.33 ⬆ 17 12
    14 @Commoner 11 317 160.17 ⬆ 15 11
    15 @ForeverBlue 40 241 161.17 ▼ 14 12
    16 @BlueBoy 17 310 161.33 ⬆ 21 10
    17 @Shev 27 290 168.33 ⬆ 18 12
    18 @thedieharder 10 282 169.67 ▼ 11 12
    19 @HCBlue 81 373 174.67 ⬆ 20 7
    20 @mooneyman 107 203 177.33 ▼ 16 12
    21 @PJS 25 347 186.33 ⬆ 22 12
    22 @Manboobs 11 338 196.17 ⬆ 27 12
    23 @ryan_w_kirby 30 471 204.17 ⬆⬆ 29 12
    24 @JohnBoy 25 419 204.33 ▼ 19 10
    25 @ValleyWanderer 108 324 204.83 ▼ 23 12
    26 @NewburyWanderer 10 323 214.83 ⬆ 30 12
    27 @robin 104 410 223.50 ▼ 24 12
    28 @Alexo 35 400 227.67 ⬆ 31 11
    29 @peterparrotface 19 561 239.33 ⬆ 33 9
    30 @Errol_Sims 17 489 241.83 ▼ 28 12
    31 @bigred87 30 448 258.00 ⬆ 35 12
    32 @micra 7 449 264.00 - 32 12
    33 @twizz 82 459 270.67 ▼ 26 12
    34 @Forest_Blue 29 581 288.50 ▼ 25 12
    35 @wendoverman 222 383 295.17 ▼ 34 10
    36 @BSE 27 490 306.67 - 36 12
    37 @railwaysteve 216 584 410.17 - 37 12
    38 @perfidious_albion 148 - - - 38 4
    39 @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 - - - 39 1
    40 @LDF 262 - - - 40 1

    Admin
    The final column shows the number of predictions made - everyone will need 7 by the next home game against Crewe on Sat 16th October.
    It is your 6th best predicition that shows in the table as that is the one that you need to beat next game to improve your overall score.

    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub and @LDF - if you carry on making predictions and you will enter the table with a score, almost certainly above myself.
    @perfidious_albion now needs three predictions to register a score.

    Anyone who doesn't make a prediction for five consecutive games won't appear on the leaderboard. I retain the info and if anyone returns to forecasting they will return to the leaderboard.

    Next games
    Rotherham away on Tues - the thread is already live.
    Crewe home on Sat - the thread will possibily go live before Tues if I get a date for my heart op.

  • Rotherham Away - Yorkshire Adventure (Part 2)

    The quality of the forecasting continues to improve week on week.

    Congratulations to @our_frank who retains the lead, but is now being closely followed by @DJWYC14 who had a tremendous week this week, with a prediction just two away from the actual attendance.

    @DJWYC14, @HCblue, @DevC, @ValleyWanderer and @NewburyWanderer all improved their personal bests this game.

    The big upward movers were @HCblue, @BlueBoy, @ryan_w_kirkby and @JohnBoy.

    Pos'n Forecaster Best PB Match 7th Best Score Movement Old Pos'n Forecasts
    1 @our_frank 32 Morecambe (h) 203 58.67 - 1 12
    2 @DJWYC 2 Rotherham (a) 206 64.00 ⬆ 4 13
    3 @username123 39 Gillingham (h) 170 89.50 ▼ 2 13
    4 @eric_plant 66 Cheltenham (a) 216 93.50 ▼ 3 12
    5 @YorkExile 41 Shrewsbury (a) 272 105.67 - 5 12
    6 @HCBlue 12 Rotherham (a) 373 114.50 ⬆⬆ 19 8
    7 @BlueBoy 17 Doncaster (a) 310 115.00 ⬆⬆ 16 11
    8 @a40 68 Oxford (a) 240 115.67 ▼ 6 13
    9 @Will_i_ams 20 franchise (a) 253 118.17 ▼ 7 13
    10 @wwfcblue 16 Accrington (h) 289 120.00 ▼ 8 11
    11 @DevC 74 Rotherham (a) 244 125.17 ⬆ 12 13
    12 @floyd 65 Oxford (a) 220 125.17 ▼ 9 11
    13 @SmiroludyBlue 41 Doncaster (a) 272 125.83 - 13 13
    14 @bookertease 47 Morecambe (h) 218 132.50 ▼ 10 13
    15 @ForeverBlue 40 Charlton (h) 241 133.50 - 15 13
    16 @ryan_w_kirby 30 Doncaster (a) 471 144.50 ⬆⬆ 23 13
    17 @JohnBoy 25 Morecambe (h) 419 148.50 ⬆⬆ 24 11
    18 @MindlessDH 90 Oxford (a) 395 151.67 ▼ 11 12
    19 @Commoner 11 Cheltenham (a) 424 160.17 ▼ 14 12
    20 @ValleyW'd'r 59 Rotherham (a) 324 160.67 ⬆ 25 13
    21 @NewburyW'd'r 9 Rotherham (a) 323 162.50 ⬆ 26 13
    22 @mooneyman 107 Accrington (h) 203 163.17 ▼ 20 13
    23 @Shev 27 Shrewsbury (a) 290 168.17 ▼ 17 13
    24 @thedieharder 10 Shrewsbury (a) 294 169.67 ▼ 18 13
    25 @Alexo 35 Doncaster (a) 400 178.17 ⬆ 28 12
    26 @Errol_Sims 17 Gillingham (h) 489 180.00 ⬆ 30 13
    27 @PJS 25 franchise (a) 347 181.17 ▼ 21 13
    28 @peterparrotface 19 Wigan (a) 561 185.83 ⬆ 29 10
    29 @Manboobs 11 Doncaster (a) 338 194.50 ▼ 22 13
    30 @robin 104 Gillingham (h) 410 208.67 ▼ 27 13
    31 @micra 7 Gillingham (h) 449 213.50 ⬆ 32 13
    32 @twizz 82 Oxford (a) 459 219.83 ⬆ 33 13
    33 @bigred87 30 Doncaster (a) 448 224.33 ▼ 31 13
    34 @Forest_Blue 29 Gillingham (h) 581 224.33 - 34 13
    35 @wendoverman 222 Shrewsbury (a) 396 295.17 - 35 11
    36 @BSE 27 Cheltenham (a) 530 306.67 - 36 13
    37 @railwaysteve 216 Doncaster (a) 584 375.67 - 37 13
    38 @TheAndyG FC 410 Shrewsbury (a) - - ⬆ 39 1
    39 @LDF 262 Morecambe (h) - - ⬆ 40 1
    40 @Stoat_Goggles 452 Rotherham (a) - - ⬆ 41 1

    Admin
    The final column shows the number of predictions made - everyone will need 7 by the next home game against Crewe on Sat 16th October.
    It is now your 7th best predicition that shows in the table as that is the one that you need to beat next game to improve your overall score.

    There is a new column in the table - headed PB Match - this is the game in which everyone made their best prediction so far. I was surprised how varied it was. There is definitely a preponderance of recent games

    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub and @LDF - if you carry on making predictions and you will enter the table with a score, almost certainly above myself.

    Anyone who doesn't make a prediction for five consecutive games won't appear on the leaderboard. I retain the info and if anyone returns to forecasting they will return to the leaderboard.

    Next games
    Crewe home on Sat - the thread is live
    Fleetwood away on Sat 30th - thread to go live this weekend
    Ipswich at home on Tues 2nd Nov - thread to go live this weekend

    It is moderately possible I will have my heart op sometime around the Fleetwood / Ipswich games in which case there may be a delay to publishing the outcomes. I know I am staying as an inpatient at Papworth until after the op now,

  • Crewe at Home - Match 14

    Tight forecasting and tight on the pitch - Happy outcomes all round

    Congratulations to @our_frank who leads the competition after the 3rd game in a row. The chasing group of four have now bunched up closely behind. This might remind you of another slightly more significant table but you can argue amongst yourselves about who should be steady and resolute Wycombe and who should be high energy and fretful Sunderland.

    There were 12 personal best this week. Congratuations again to all those.

    Place Forecaster Best PB Match 7th Best Score Movement No of forecasts
    1 @our_frank 32 Morecambe (h) 85 55.00 - 13
    2 @DJWYC 2 Rotherham (a) 206 64.00 - 14
    3 @username123 28 Crewe (h) 168 66.17 - 14
    4 @eric_plant 47 Crewe (h) 177 71.83 - 13
    5 @wwfcblue 16 Accrington (h) 254 83.83 ⬆ 12
    6 @HCBlue 9 Crewe (h) 190 84.33 - 9
    7 @a40 37 Crewe (h) 216 85.83 ⬆ 14
    8 @BlueBoy 17 Doncaster (a) 215 93.17 ▼ 12
    9 @Will_i_ams 20 franchise (a) 233 97.67 - 14
    10 @ryan_w_kirby 12 Crewe (h) 271 101.33 ⬆⬆ 14
    11 @floyd 65 Oxford (a) 208 102.50 ⬆ 12
    12 @bookertease 39 Crewe (h) 214 103.33 ⬆ 14
    13 @YorkExile 41 Shrewsbury (a) 272 105.67 ▼ 13
    14 @DevC 74 Rotherham (a) 180 112.17 ▼ 14
    15 @Errol_Sims 17 Gillingham (h) 459 117.33 ⬆⬆ 14
    16 @Alexo 9 Crewe (h) 373 117.50 ⬆⬆ 13
    17 @Commoner 11 Cheltenham (a) 317 118.67 ⬆ 13
    18 @SmiroludyBlue 41 Doncaster (a) 272 125.83 ▼ 14
    19 @ForeverBlue 40 Charlton (h) 215 126.67 ▼ 14
    20 @ValleyWanderer 24 Crewe (h) 211 129.50 - 14
    21 @NewburyWanderer 9 Rotherham (a) 307 135.50 - 14
    22 @JohnBoy 25 Morecambe (h) 279 138.50 ▼ 12
    23 @Manboobs 5 Crewe (h) 328 140.67 ⬆⬆ 14
    24 @mooneyman 75 Crewe (h) 199 142.50 ▼ 14
    25 @Shev 27 Shrewsbury (a) 289 142.50 ▼ 14
    26 @micra 7 Gillingham (h) 440 150.50 ⬆ 14
    27 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 Oxford (a) 395 151.67 ▼ 12
    28 @Forest_Blue 13 Crewe (h) 381 163.00 ⬆⬆ 14
    29 @PJS 25 franchise (a) 316 163.17 ▼ 14
    30 @thedieharder 10 Shrewsbury (a) 294 169.67 ▼ 13
    31 @peterparrotface 19 Wigan (a) 529 185.83 ▼ 11
    32 @robin 104 Gillingham (h) 409 208.67 ▼ 14
    33 @twizz 82 Oxford (a) 368 214.67 ▼ 14
    34 @bigred87 30 Doncaster (a) 362 222.83 ▼ 14
    35 @BSE 23 Crewe (h) 490 228.83 ⬆ 14
    36 @wendoverman 222 Shrewsbury (a) 396 295.17 ▼ 12
    37 @railwaysteve 216 Doncaster (a) 511 337.50 - 14

    Admin
    I have reorganised the table again this week, to leave out the previous position column. I am hoping that the upward and downward arrows do the job. If anyone would like to see it back - please shout.

    Also I have put those who have predicted less than the required number of games in a separate table.
    The required number is currently seven games. Once we get to twenty games the required number will be ten and it will stay at ten games until the competition ends at the end of the season.
    The winner of competition, as for the last two years, will be the person with the lowest average of their best ten predictions at the end of the season. It doesn't matter how many predictions you make so long as their are at least ten, although the more you have the better you more you increase you chance of having ten good ones.

    The occasionals and new entrants in the second table join the table above as soon as they reach enough predictions. At the moment there is no particular order. If there are further predictions next week I will order based on a two game average.

    Forecaster Personal Best Best Game No of forecasts
    @perfidious_albion 148 Cheltenham (a) 5
    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 Shrewsbury (a) 1
    @LDF 262 Morecambe (h) 1
    @Stoat_Goggles 452 Rotherham (a) 1
    @oxfordshirechairboy 59 Crewe (h) 1
    @Blue_since 1990 7 Crewe (h) 1

    Next games
    Fleetwood away on Sat 30th - thread to go live this weekend
    Ipswich at home on Tues 2nd Nov - thread to go live this weekend
    No attendance prediction thread for the cup game at Hartlepool

    It is possible I will have my heart op sometime around the Fleetwood / Ipswich games in which case there may be a delay to publishing the outcomes. I know I am staying as an inpatient at Papworth until after the op now. The doctors and nurses tell me that the waiting times are increasing even for people who are inpatients waiting for surgery.

  • Lots of movers this week, @Erroll_Sims only needs a sub 200 and he’s around the Top 5.

    Hoping you’re doing well @railwaysteve ?

  • @wwfcblue said:
    Lots of movers this week, @Erroll_Sims only needs a sub 200 and he’s around the Top 5.

    Hoping you’re doing well @railwaysteve ?

    Yep. Just had a look at that. I reckon @Erroll_Sims on top form with a single digit score could go top. I do quite enjoy the possibilities of this competition - sometime I might even get off the foot of the table.

    I'm doing fine, thanks. Various bits of me keeping being tested but with no real concerns. Basically just waiting on a slot for a the heart valve op.

  • My form is worse than Man Utd, dropping like a stone ...

    And I hit a stag deer with my car today, on the road between Marlow and Harleyford. Completely rearranged the look of the front end ...

  • Really need to get my forecasting mojo working then

  • @Erroll_Sims said:
    Really need to get my forecasting mojo working then

    That’s shaken things up @Erroll_Sims

  • Leaderboard after the Fleetwood Away Game

    Position Forecaster Best PB Match 8th Best Score Movement No of forecasts
    1 @our_frank 32 Morecambe (h) 160 59.29 - 14
    2 @eric_plant 7 Fleetwood (a) 177 62.57 ⬆ 14
    3 @username123 28 Crewe (h) 168 62.86 - 15
    4 @wwfcblue 7 Fleetwood (a) 254 72.86 ⬆ 13
    5 @HCBlue 9 Crewe (h) 190 78.43 ⬆ 10
    6 @DJWYC 2 Rotherham (a) 206 80.71 ▼ 15
    7 @ryan_w_kirby 7 Fleetwood (a) 271 87.86 ⬆ 15
    8 @BlueBoy 17 Doncaster (a) 215 90.29 - 15
    9 @bookertease 37 Fleetwood (a) 214 93.86 ⬆ 13
    10 @floyd 52 Fleetwood (a) 208 95.29 ⬆ 15
    11 @a40 37 Crewe (h) 216 101.14 ▼ 15
    12 @Errol_Sims 17 Gillingham (h) 459 104.29 ⬆ 15
    13 @DevC 74 Rotherham (a) 180 111.86 ⬆ 14
    14 @Commoner 11 Cheltenham (a) 317 115.43 ⬆ 15
    15 @Will_i_ams 20 franchise (a) 253 117.00 ▼ 15
    16 @SmiroludyBlue 41 Doncaster (a) 272 117.57 ⬆ 15
    17 @NewburyWanderer 9 Rotherham (a) 307 121.43 ⬆ 15
    18 @mooneyman 9 Fleetwood (a) 199 123.43 ⬆⬆ 15
    19 @Shev 27 Shrewsbury (a) 289 126.86 ⬆⬆ 15
    20 @ValleyWanderer 24 Crewe (h) 211 128.14 - 15
    21 @YorkExile 41 Shrewsbury (a) 279 129.43 ▼ 14
    22 @ForeverBlue 40 Charlton (h) 222 139.29 ▼ 15
    23 @micra 7 Gillingham (h) 440 147.00 ⬆ 15
    24 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 Oxford (a) 395 149.86 ⬆ 13
    25 @Alexo 9 Crewe (h) 373 150.00 ▼ 14
    26 @Forest_Blue 13 Crewe (h) 381 152.14 ⬆ 15
    27 @JohnBoy 25 Morecambe (h) 279 153.43 ▼ 13
    28 @peterparrotface 19 Wigan (a) 529 162.00 ⬆ 12
    29 @thedieharder 10 Shrewsbury (a) 294 165.86 ⬆ 14
    30 @Manboobs 5 Crewe (h) 338 167.43 ▼ 15
    31 @PJS 25 franchise (a) 316 173.86 ▼ 15
    32 @twizz 82 Oxford (a) 368 204.43 ⬆ 15
    33 @BSE 23 Crewe (h) 490 215.14 ⬆ 15
    34 @bigred87 30 Doncaster (a) 362 237.14 - 15
    35 @robin 104 Gillingham (h) 410 237.29 ▼ 15
    36 @wendoverman 222 Shrewsbury (a) 396 293.00 - 13
    37 @railwaysteve 74 Fleetwood (a) 511 299.86 - 15

    Top credit to @our_frank who continues at the top of the table and closely followed by @eric_plant and @username123 . Everybody's 8th best prediction comes into the Scoring Average after the Ipswich game - which is our 16th of the season.

    Congratulations to all those who had their best prediction of the season so far in the Fleetwood game. A mention for @mooneyman and @shev big movers upwards in the middle of the table. The figures show that a single figure close prediction will drop an average by around 30 for those in that part of the table, so those players are probably a couple of good wins away from being in close contention.
    At the bottom of the table I did achieve my own best of the season so far and drop my average by around 60. Don't expect me to make any further progress though because for the Ipswich game I thought they would only bring just over a thousand.

    None of the occasional players predicted for Saturday so I have left out that table on this occasion.

    If anyone has what they think is an anomalous movement or change in score - I believe I left it a game later than scheduled to add in the 7th best score. It is in there now and the 8th will count for the next leaderboard. Four games time and it will be the average of the best ten predictions which count which is then how it remains for the rest of the season.

    Good luck to all with the Ipswich home prediction.

  • Thanks, @railwaysteve. Just an FYI, I think the final 2 columns are incorrect.

  • @BlueBoy said:
    Thanks, @railwaysteve. Just an FYI, I think the final 2 columns are incorrect.

    Thanks, @BlueBoy, I will look at that this morning.

  • Thanks again, @BlueBoy I found the mistake in the final column

  • Leaderboard after the Ipswich Home Game

    Position Forecaster Best PB Match 8th Best Score Movement Forecasts
    1 @eric_plant 7 Fleetwood (a) 98 53.71 ⬆ 15
    2 @HCBlue 9 Crewe (h) 172 58.29 ⬆ 11
    3 @our_frank 32 Morecambe (h) 160 59.29 ▼ 15
    4 @wwfcblue 7 Fleetwood (a) 227 61.00 - 14
    5 @username123 28 Crewe (h) 168 62.86 ▼ 16
    6 @bookertease 37 Fleetwood (a) 189 76.00 ⬆ 16
    7 @DJWYC 2 Rotherham (a) 206 80.71 ▼ 16
    8 @Commoner 11 Cheltenham (a) 291 83.71 ⬆⬆ 15
    9 @ryan_w_kirby 7 Fleetwood (a) 271 87.86 ▼ 15
    10 @BlueBoy 17 Doncaster (a) 215 90.29 ▼ 14
    11 @floyd 52 Fleetwood (a) 208 95.29 ▼ 14
    12 @Errol_Sims 17 Gillingham (h) 274 96.00 - 16
    13 @a40 37 Crewe (h) 216 101.14 ▼ 16
    14 @DevC 74 Rotherham (a) 180 111.86 ▼ 16
    15 @ForeverBlue 40 Charlton (h) 215 114.29 ⬆⬆ 16
    16 @Will_i_ams 20 franchise (a) 253 117.00 ▼ 16
    17 @SmiroludyBlue 41 Doncaster (a) 272 117.57 ▼ 16
    18 @NewburyWanderer 9 Rotherham (a) 307 121.43 ▼ 16
    19 @mooneyman 9 Fleetwood (a) 199 123.43 ▼ 16
    20 @peterparrotface 19 Wigan (a) 401 125.29 ⬆⬆ 13
    21 @Shev 27 Shrewsbury (a) 289 126.86 ▼ 16
    22 @JohnBoy 25 Morecambe (h) 243 128.14 ⬆ 14
    23 @ValleyWanderer 24 Crewe (h) 211 128.14 ▼ 16
    24 @YorkExile 41 Shrewsbury (a) 279 129.43 ▼ 15
    25 @micra 7 Gillingham (h) 440 147.00 ▼ 16
    26 @MindlessDrugHoover 90 Oxford (a) 395 149.86 ▼ 13
    27 @Alexo 9 Crewe (h) 373 150.00 ▼ 15
    28 @Forest_Blue 13 Crewe (h) 343 152.14 ▼ 16
    29 @PJS 25 franchise (a) 293 159.57 ⬆ 16
    30 @thedieharder 10 Shrewsbury (a) 294 165.86 ▼ 14
    31 @Manboobs 5 Crewe (h) 338 167.43 ▼ 16
    32 @BSE 23 Crewe (h) 438 195.29 ⬆ 16
    33 @twizz 82 Oxford (a) 368 204.43 ▼ 16
    34 @robin 104 Gillingham (h) 409 218.71 ⬆ 16
    35 @bigred87 30 Doncaster (a) 362 237.14 ▼ 16
    36 @wendoverman 158 Ipswich (h) 383 260.86 - 14
    37 @railwaysteve 74 Fleetwood (a) 511 299.86 - 16

    We have a new leader at the top of the board - many congratulations to @eric_plant who returns to the top for the first time since the Gillingham home game. It stays very close within the top five places and I pay tribute to the professionalism that goes into making predictions at the top of the table.
    @Commoner, @ForeverBlue and @peterparrotface all made strides up the table and @peterparrotface gets a special mention on here for being the earliest to predict an approaching 7000 crowd for the Ipswich game.
    Also credit to @Wendoverman - only person to have an Ipswich home prediction as a personal best - great persistance and a score which keeps in touch with the bunch above.

    Scoring Explanation (for the interested)
    For the next game - whether it is Portsmouth or not - each persons best 8 predictions will be averaged to give an overall score.
    Each current 8th best score shows in the 5th column, beating that in the next game means your overall score will improve. If you don't then your score remains the same. The 9th best predictions come into play after the following game means most scores will alter then.

    To give an example of how that works - just suppose @Commoner who is currently in 8th place, records a prediction which is out from the actual attendance by just 11.
    That 11 will replace his current 8th best of 291 in his score - which is 'the average of the best 8 predictions'.
    @Commoner's score would reduce by 291 minus 11 all divided by 8 - (291-11)/8 = 25. @Commoner would then have a score of 83.71 - 25.00 = 58.71 and would move up from eighth to third place - so long as nobody else in between improved on their 8th best score.

    The larger your 8th best score, the better your chance is of beating it and the more your overall score can reduce if you do.
    @eric_plant, the current leader, has the lowest 8th best score and so has high standards to meet in order to improve the score.

    Admin (for the interested)
    @BlueBoy pointed out an error in the 'Number of Forecasts' column. This was due to an omission during a spreadsheet reconfiguration. Some of the entries were incorrect in this column last week and I believe all are now correct this week.
    If you see a mistake or what you think is a mistake please point it out. I do some sense checks before posting but I certainly don't check everything. I would rather stuff was correct than not, and I am learning the capabilities and weaknesses of using Google Sheets as a spreadsheet as I go.

    Occasionals and One Off Predictors
    A couple recorded this game, welcome again to @Glenactico, so I have put in a representation of those predictions:

    Forecaster Best PB Match Forecasts
    @perfidious_albion 148 Cheltenham (a) 6
    @Blue_since 1990 7 Crewe (h) 2
    @davebevan 39 Accrington (h) 2
    @PrinceofCrowell 213 Accrington (h) 2
    @oxfordshirechairboy 59 Crewe (h) 1
    @Glenatico 148 Ipswich (h) 1
    @LDF 262 Morecambe (h) 1
    @TheAndyGrahamFanClub 410 Shrewsbury (a) 1
    @Stoat_Goggles 452 Rotherham (a) 1
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