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Overall "King of the Predictions" contest

I sense this might have all the impact of the Papa Johns but I have started it now. In true Mastermind fashion I must finish it.

This was Octobers standings.

Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
1 1 Our Frank 1 2 12 -1 13 1
2 1 Smirloudy Blue 16 -5 2 3 18 -2
3 1 Commoner 14 2 4 0 18 2
4 5 DevC 13 1 8 4 21 5
5 6 WWFC Blue 4 4 17 9 21 13
6 -1 Eric Plant 2 2 22 -6 24 -4
7 -6 Forever B lue 22 -12 3 -2 25 -14
8 -1 A40 11 -9 18 3 29 -6
9 17 HC Blue 5 22 25 7 30 29
10 15 Errol Sims 12 24 19 3 31 27
11 -5 Mooneyman 18 -5 16 -6 34 -11
12 -2 Username 3 2 32 -8 35 -6
13 3 Forest Blue 26 9 10 -4 36 5
14 5 DJWyc 6 6 30 1 36 7
15 6 Ryan Kirkby 7 16 29 -2 36 14
16 2 Manboobs 30 -6 7 12 37 6
17 -9 The Dieharder 29 -10 9 -2 38 -12
18 -3 Johnboy 27 3 15 -7 42 -4
19 1 Wendoverman 36 -5 6 9 42 4
20 -6 Twizz 32 -14 13 4 45 -10
21 2 Bookertease 9 6 36 1 45 7
22 5 Micra 23 11 24 5 47 16
23 1 Alexo 25 0 27 1 52 1
24 -12 York Exile 21 -12 33 -8 54 -20
25 -3 Peter Parrott face 28 0 26 -3 54 -3
26 -13 Big Red 34 -2 23 -20 57 -22
27 -10 Mindlessdrughoover 24 -17 35 1 59 -16
28 0 Railway steve 37 0 34 0 71 0
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  • And now for the standings at end of November....

    Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
    1 0 Our Frank 1 0 12 0 13 0
    2 2 DevC 10 3 7 1 17 4
    3 0 Commoner 12 2 8 -4 20 -2
    4 3 Forever B lue 18 4 3 0 21 4
    5 5 Errol Sims 4 8 19 0 23 8
    6 3 HC Blue 9 -4 16 9 25 5
    7 -5 Smirloudy Blue 25 -9 1 1 26 -8
    8 6 DJWyc 8 -2 20 10 28 8
    9 7 Manboobs 27 3 2 5 29 8
    10 -4 Eric Plant 2 0 29 -7 31 -7
    11 1 Username 5 -2 28 4 33 2
    12 1 Forest Blue 23 3 11 -1 34 2
    13 9 Micra 24 -1 10 14 34 13
    14 -9 WWFC Blue 3 1 32 -15 35 -14
    15 2 The Dieharder 31 -2 4 5 35 3
    16 -8 A40 11 0 25 -7 36 -7
    17 -2 Ryan Kirkby 14 -7 24 5 38 -2
    18 2 Twizz 29 3 9 4 38 7
    19 -8 Mooneyman 13 5 26 -10 39 -5
    20 1 Bookertease 6 3 36 0 42 3
    21 3 York Exile 21 0 21 12 42 12
    22 -4 Johnboy 17 10 30 -15 47 -5
    23 0 Alexo 26 -1 23 4 49 3
    24 -5 Wendoverman 37 -1 13 -7 50 -8
    25 1 Big Red 35 -1 22 1 57 0
    26 1 Mindlessdrughoover 28 -4 34 1 62 -3
    27 -2 Peter Parrott face 33 -5 33 -7 66 -12
    28 0 Railway steve 36 1 35 -1 71 0
  • How many get relegated? And will there be playoffs at the end of the season?

  • Thanks. @DevC I'd say it's more like the European Super Cup myself. Those who slug it out for it will think it matters, but nobody else bats an eyelid.

  • No idea what this is

  • @our_frank said:
    Thanks. @DevC I'd say it's more like the European Super Cup myself. Those who slug it out for it will think it matters, but nobody else bats an eyelid.

    1979

  • There is no truth in the rumours that I never pay local businesses or have asked HMRC to write off £20 million.

  • @Forest_Blue said:

    @our_frank said:
    Thanks. @DevC I'd say it's more like the European Super Cup myself. Those who slug it out for it will think it matters, but nobody else bats an eyelid.

    1979

    Take it you’ve seen I Believe in Miracles? Great bit of Lyn Collins on that soundtrack

  • End of December standings.

    @our_frank positions in the tables for both the attendance and score prediction competition remain unchanged and he continues to be overall king of the predictors.
    @DJWYC14 has improved 13 places from 20th to 7th in the score prediction contest and moves into a challenging second place.
    @railwaysteve is continuing to leave his run to inevitable glory to late in the season....

    Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
    1 0 Our Frank 1 0 12 0 13 0
    2 6 DJWyc 10 -2 7 13 17 11
    3 -1 DevC 9 1 9 -2 18 -1
    4 -1 Commoner 6 6 13 -5 19 1
    5 -1 Forever B lue 18 0 5 -2 23 -2
    6 4 Eric Plant 2 0 22 7 24 7
    7 0 Smirloudy Blue 24 1 1 0 25 1
    8 5 Micra 16 8 10 0 26 8
    9 -4 Errol Sims 5 -1 23 -4 28 -5
    10 -4 HC Blue 12 -3 18 -2 30 -5
    11 6 Ryan Kirkby 15 -1 15 9 30 8
    12 -3 Manboobs 27 0 4 -2 31 -2
    13 -2 Username 7 -2 24 4 31 2
    14 0 WWFC Blue 3 0 28 4 31 4
    15 -3 Forest Blue 20 3 14 -3 34 0
    16 -1 The Dieharder 33 -2 2 2 35 0
    17 1 Twizz 30 -1 8 1 38 0
    18 -2 A40 13 -2 26 -1 39 -3
    19 2 York Exile 26 -5 16 5 42 0
    20 -1 Mooneyman 14 -1 30 -4 44 -5
    21 -1 Bookertease 8 -2 36 0 44 -2
    22 2 Wendoverman 37 0 11 2 48 2
    23 0 Alexo 22 4 27 -4 49 0
    24 -2 Johnboy 21 -4 32 -2 53 -6
    25 0 Big Red 35 0 20 2 55 2
    26 0 Mindlessdrughoover 29 -1 33 1 62 0
    27 0 Peter Parrott face 32 1 34 -1 66 0
    28 0 Railway steve 36 0 35 0 71 0
  • Its a triumph for age and experience in the overall tipster competition. @Micra has climbed six places in each of the attendance and score prediction contests to now lie 10th and 4th respectively. 10+4 = 14 and an eight place overall lead over good score predictor rubbish attendance predictor @SmiroludyBlue and ten over former leader good attendance predictor crap attendance predictor @our_frank.

    Lets be honest though, no one really cares......

    Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
    1 7 Micra 10 6 4 6 14 12
    2 5 Smirloudy Blue 21 3 1 0 22 3
    3 -2 Our Frank 3 -2 21 -9 24 -11
    4 -1 DevC 13 -4 11 -2 24 -6
    5 6 Ryan Kirkby 9 6 17 -2 26 4
    6 10 The Dieharder 25 8 2 0 27 8
    7 -5 DJWyc 6 4 22 -15 28 -11
    8 -4 Commoner 12 -6 16 -3 28 -9
    9 5 WWFC Blue 2 1 26 2 28 3
    10 3 Username 17 -10 12 12 29 2
    11 7 A40 15 -2 15 11 30 9
    12 -6 Eric Plant 1 1 30 -8 31 -7
    13 -4 Errol Sims 8 -3 23 0 31 -3
    14 -4 HC Blue 24 -12 10 8 34 -4
    15 -10 Forever B lue 28 -10 7 -2 35 -12
    16 -4 Manboobs 30 -3 5 -1 35 -4
    17 -2 Forest Blue 22 -2 13 1 35 -1
    18 -1 Twizz 26 4 9 -1 35 3
    19 1 Mooneyman 23 -9 19 11 42 2
    20 -1 York Exile 20 6 25 -9 45 -3
    21 1 Wendoverman 37 0 8 3 45 3
    22 1 Alexo 18 4 27 0 45 4
    23 -2 Bookertease 11 -3 36 0 47 -3
    24 2 Mindlessdrughoover 29 0 34 -1 63 -1
    25 -1 Johnboy 32 -11 32 0 64 -11
    26 -1 Big Red 36 -1 29 -9 65 -10
    27 0 Peter Parrott face 33 -1 33 1 66 0
    28 0 Railway steve 35 1 35 0 70 1
  • oh no, @DevC Thanks.

    This is your most important work and me, @micra and @SmiroludyBlue are all keenly interested in lifting a trophy as massive as the European Super Cup come the end of the season on that virtual open-top bus ride round the Gasroom. Though admittedly at that point, at least two of us will consider it a complete waste of time.

  • I love this, keep it going @DevC - thanks very much!

  • edited February 3

    You're not disappointed at being knocked from the top spot then @DevC?

  • I've never reached the heady heights of top even in this - @Twizz.

    Outside the top ten in both score and attendence, I am nonetheless fourth here - suggesting that this is a competition that rewards consistent mediocrity over excellence. Some may say that the fact that I am currently in a mediocre position in a table rewarding mediocrity sums life up rather well......

  • Good stuff. Will try out "Consistent mediocrity over excellence" with my brand manager.

  • @Twizz said:
    You're not disappointed at being knocked from the top spot then @DevC?

    Oops I read place on first column and move from fourth.

  • At the end of February, things get tight at the top of the overall tipster competition.
    Score prediction leader @SmiroludyBlue has moved up in the attendance predictor and now leads this jointly with @our_frank. @our_frank has missed predictions recently - I hope he is OK. @micra drops to thyird but only one point behind.

    Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
    1 1 Smirloudy Blue 16 5 1 0 17 5
    2 1 Our Frank 4 -1 13 8 17 7
    3 -2 Micra 14 -4 4 0 18 -4
    4 0 DevC 10 3 11 0 21 3
    5 0 Ryan Kirkby 6 3 15 2 21 5
    6 1 DJWyc 3 3 20 2 23 5
    7 10 Forest Blue 21 1 6 7 27 8
    8 5 Errol Sims 11 -3 18 5 29 2
    9 -3 The Dieharder 27 -2 3 -1 30 -3
    10 10 York Exile 23 -3 8 17 31 14
    11 0 A40 9 6 23 -8 32 -2
    12 -3 WWFC Blue 5 -3 28 -2 33 -5
    13 -3 Username 22 -5 12 0 34 -5
    14 -2 Eric Plant 2 -1 32 -2 34 -3
    15 0 Forever B lue 25 3 10 -3 35 0
    16 0 Manboobs 30 0 5 0 35 0
    17 -9 Commoner 12 0 26 -10 38 -10
    18 -4 HC Blue 24 0 14 -4 38 -4
    19 -1 Twizz 29 -3 9 0 38 -3
    20 2 Alexo 17 1 25 2 42 3
    21 -2 Mooneyman 13 10 30 -11 43 -1
    22 1 Bookertease 15 -4 36 0 51 -4
    23 3 Big Red 35 1 19 10 54 11
    24 -3 Wendoverman 39 -2 17 -9 56 -11
    25 -1 Mindlessdrughoover 33 -4 29 5 62 1
    26 1 Peter Parrott face 28 5 34 -1 62 4
    27 -2 Johnboy 34 -2 33 -1 67 -3
    28 0 Railway steve 36 -1 35 0 71 -1
  • thanks for doing this, @DevC - it's very good of you to keep it up. And thank you for your concern. I am absolutely fine - just busy with other stuff. I hope to resume my unexpected, early-season table-topping form in the coming weeks, but am not getting my hopes up.

  • For some reason, @DevC, I’ve not noticed this thread until a couple of days ago. Needless to say I was gobsmacked to see my name at the top (1 February) and @SmiroludyBlue second. A right royal couple!

    I think @SmiroludyBlue might have been a smidgin hurt by your description of her as a rubbish attendance predictor!

  • Yes, I'm surprised to see my name at the top too @micra . Hoping it will last.

    To be fair to @DevC - the description of 'rubbish attendance predictor' is pretty spot on and I have no issue with that at all (but I appreciate the back up). It actually made me smile as I use a similar description about my predictions too!

    Recent form is either a fluke or maybe I'm just getting the hang of it better.

  • I’ve a feeling you’ll be closer than me this evening @SmiroludyBlue. Not a lot!

    For some reason, I only spotted this thread a few days ago. Not keen on ‘King’ but can’t think of a snappy alternative at present. I think @DevC attempted to explain some months ago how the points are arrived at (which suggests that I had seen the thread before) but, ironically for someone who’s usually at home with figures, I couldn’t fathom it (and still can’t!). Best left that way, I think.

  • You will not @micra that I described @SmiroludyBlue as just a "rubbish" attendance predictor while describing @our_frank as a "crap" score predictor. Let it be noted that the age of chivalry is not completely dead....

    "Points" simply adds placing in league in each competition (first in one and tenth in the other means eleven "points")

  • Simples @DevC. I’d forgotten the formula!

  • Confess I felt nervous (for a split second) when I read “You will not @micra ……”. I thought it was going to be another command from on high like @Wendoverman’s yesterday.

  • Can't believe it is April already.

    Not sure @railwaysteve posted the update to his attendance prediction after last game but as few were close I doubt if the table moved much.

    So here is the latest in the combined table - with just two months and seven games to go.

    @micra has improved four places in the attendance table and that and consistency in the score league pushes him into a strong lead here. @our_frank nudges into second place and with @SmiroludyBlue having wrapped up the scoreleague title, a few decent attendances could yet see here do an unprecedented double by winning this too.

    @railwaysteve is making a late run up the table......

    Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
    1 2 Micra 10 4 4 0 14 4
    2 0 Our Frank 7 -3 10 3 17 0
    3 -2 Smirloudy Blue 17 -1 1 0 18 -1
    4 0 DevC 11 -1 11 0 22 -1
    5 1 DJWyc 4 -1 18 2 22 1
    6 2 Errol Sims 8 3 15 3 23 6
    7 9 Manboobs 16 14 8 -3 24 11
    8 -1 Forest Blue 22 -1 6 0 28 -1
    9 3 WWFC Blue 3 2 25 3 28 5
    10 7 Commoner 14 -2 16 10 30 8
    11 -6 Ryan Kirkby 9 -3 22 -7 31 -10
    12 -3 The Dieharder 28 -1 5 -2 33 -3
    13 2 Forever B lue 26 -1 7 3 33 2
    14 7 Mooneyman 13 0 21 9 34 9
    15 -5 York Exile 23 0 12 -4 35 -4
    16 -2 Eric Plant 5 -3 33 -1 38 -4
    17 -6 A40 15 -6 27 -4 42 -10
    18 2 Alexo 18 -1 26 -1 44 -2
    19 7 Peter Parrott face 21 7 24 10 45 17
    20 -2 HC Blue 30 -6 17 -3 47 -9
    21 1 Bookertease 12 3 36 0 48 3
    22 -9 Username 29 -7 20 -8 49 -15
    23 1 Wendoverman 39 0 14 3 53 3
    24 1 Mindlessdrughoover 36 -3 23 6 59 3
    25 -6 Twizz 32 -3 28 -19 60 -22
    26 -3 Big Red 34 1 32 -13 66 -12
    27 1 Railway steve 33 3 35 0 68 3
    28 -1 Johnboy 37 -3 34 -1 71 -4
  • With just four games left, I thought I would update the combined predictions contest table - not least because I have improved......

    @micra still leads with a good gap for what would I suspect be a popular win.
    @DevC , @Forest_Blue and @mooneyman are all making late runs and could yet steal the crown.

    Place Move Att Move Score Move Total Move
    1 0 Micra 10 0 2.5 1.5 12.5 1.5
    2 2 DevC 6 5 10 1 16 6
    3 5 Forest Blue 12 10 4 2 16 12
    4 3 Manboobs 11 5 6 2 17 7
    5 0 DJWyc 4 0 17.5 0.5 21.5 0.5
    6 0 Errol Sims 5 3 17.5 -2.5 22.5 0.5
    7 -4 Smirloudy Blue 22 -5 1 0 23 -5
    8 -6 Our Frank 13 -6 13 -3 26 -9
    9 0 WWFC Blue 2 1 23.5 1.5 25.5 2.5
    10 3 Forever B lue 25 1 5 2 30 3
    11 -1 Commoner 15 -1 16 0 31 -1
    12 -1 Ryan Kirkby 8 1 25 -3 33 -2
    13 2 York Exile 24 -1 9 3 33 2
    14 3 A40 14 1 20 7 34 8
    15 -3 The Dieharder 28 0 8 -3 36 -3
    16 -2 Mooneyman 20 -7 19 2 39 -5
    17 -1 Eric Plant 9 -4 32 1 41 -3
    18 0 Alexo 18 0 26.5 -0.5 44.5 -0.5
    19 6 Twizz 30 2 21.5 6.5 51.5 8.5
    20 1 Bookertease 17 -5 36 0 53 -5
    21 2 Wendoverman 39 0 14 0 53 0
    22 -3 Peter Parrott face 27 -6 29 -5 56 -11
    23 -3 HC Blue 35 -5 21.5 -4.5 56.5 -9.5
    24 -2 Username 31 -2 26.5 -6.5 57.5 -8.5
    25 -1 Mindlessdrughoover 36 0 28 -5 64 -5
    26 0 Big Red 33 1 35 -3 68 -2
    27 0 Railway steve 34 -1 34 1 68 0
    28 0 Johnboy 37 0 33 1 70 1
  • Bloody hell....my time in the top half of the table seems to be a distant memory now. I did not realise how badly I had fallen away!

  • On the beach already @Wendoverman?

  • I try really really hard not to look at this thread for reasons and now look what has happened.

    @railwaybeth had an idea for an 'over the summer competition' once the fixture list is out, so as people don't go crazy with boredom.

    The competition would be predict the games with the highest attendence during the season to come. The competition would be closed to new entries once the season started and it would produce results over the whole season and a winner(s) at the end of the season. @railwaybeth said she could run it or she could volunteer me to run it.

    Question (for @DevC) - will it count in any supreme forecasting competition.

    Question (for everyone) - what you think to 12 points for the getting the highest attendence in the first five home games, 12 points for the highest in 2nd five , 12 points for the next five games. 12 points for the last 3. Points shared if more than one person wins. Fractions of points rounded to nearest integer, half a point goes up.
    25 points for the highest overall correctly predicted at start of season - same rules about splitting points.

    I reckon it should work. Would have rules about postponed games retaining their place in their orignal five.

  • It would be great to get @railwaybeth on board, Steve.

    No reason not to include it and any other competitions people want to run in the cumulative.

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