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Title: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 23 Mar 2018, 03:46
The beautiful game!
No, I don’t mean Phantasmagoria.
I mean Soccer.

Football fever is nearly upon us and suddenly we're all armchair experts again.
That can only mean 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is nearly upon us.

Predict the scores, win points, become a champion.

(https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/soccerbg.jpg)

Make Your Predictions Here! (https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/)
   

This year, we have a special predictions website (https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/). You only need to enter your forum name and predictions. That's also where you'll find all the rules and updates (via a twitter timeline).

I will be maintaining THIS SPREADSHEET (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YvQpQtBcrYGDWTdx83jinmDpA7axLXrzOxg6GkUJU-s/edit?usp=sharing) and league table on a publicly viewable document. I won't always be able to update things straight away. But rest assured, if you submitted a valid prediction before the deadline, it will count, even if you can't see it reflected in the spreadsheets and updates straight away. It just means I'm probably asleep or at work.  I'm in the Japanese time-zone through this, so please bear with me.

I think that's all for now. Let me know if you have any Queries.

Good Luck and Happy Predicting!   

Rules
Rules

(1a) Offiicially, predictions for the first round of 48 group stages games will be accepted right up until the first game (Russia vs. Saudi Arabia) kicks off at 16:00BST on June 14th.   
(1b) To allow for late comers, the League will remain open to new participants until all teams have played one game (namely 18:00BST on June 19th). Of course, you may not submit a score for any games that have already been played.   

(2a) Scoring will work like this for each game:   
If you predict the correct RESULT you score ONE point (RESULT here means correctly predicting the winning team or correctly predicting a tie/draw).   
If you predict the correct SCORE you score THREE points (SCORE here means correctly predicting the actual scoreline).   
If you FAIL to make a correct prediction you score NIL points   
NOTE: This year, unlike previous years, there are no point deductions for failing to submit a prediction. You simply won't be able to score.   

(3a) During the knockout stages all points are DOUBLED (so TWO points for correct RESULT or SIX points for correct SCORE).   
(3b) For the FINAL, all points will be TRIPLED (THREE for RESULT or NINE for SCORE). I hope this will add some excitement.   
NOTE: This year there are no wildcards predictions.

(4a) Please submit your predictions using the online form provided (ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com) and provide your Forum Name. Your predictions will be emailed to a special email address.
(4b) Please submit all the predictions in one go for each stage of the competition. This will mean making all 48 group stage predictions in one sitting. But it will get dramitically easier in the knockout stages.
NOTE: Do not type any personal or private information into the text fields. Your AGS forum name and your predictions are the only things you will need to post. You will never be asked for any other information.

(5a) You may submit predictions for knockout stage games from the moment that all the games of the previous stage are completed (e.g. Once all the group stage games have been played you may submit predictions for the Last 16 round).   
(5b) I will prompt for relevant predictions when the time comes.

(6) Once you have submitted a prediction for a game, it cannot be changed (unless you can convince me there is an extremely good reason for doing so).

(7) Only results after normal time count (90 mins + time added on). Goals scored during extra time or penalties will not be included. So, if you predicted a 1-1 draw and the game goes on to extra tme and finishes 2-1, you will still win the points provided the score at the regular full-time whistle was 1-1.

(8) I will be maintaining the spreadsheet and league table on a publicly viewable document. I will also keep the league table in this first post as updated as possible, though I won't always be able to update things straight away. But rest assured, if you submitted a valid prediction before the deadline, it will count, even if you can't see it reflected in the spreadsheet yet. It just means I'm probably asleep or at work. I'm in the Japanese time-zone through this, so please bear with me.   

Good Luck and Happy Predicting!   

-Stu
                        
                           
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 23 Mar 2018, 04:09
Go on then.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Mar 2018, 08:25
I'm in!
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 23 Mar 2018, 14:32
Sure, why not. :) Was fun the previous years. :-D
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: selmiak on 23 Mar 2018, 14:58
I'll throw in some guesses ;-D
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Kumpel on 24 Mar 2018, 12:45
I am very much interested!
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: TheFrighther on 24 Mar 2018, 13:45

Not me. I'm the only italian who hate soccer.:P
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Sinitrena on 24 Mar 2018, 16:55
At this stage I’m just after a show of hands. So if you are interested, show me your hands.

(https://www.img-load.de/images/2018/03/24/Hand.png)

;)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Slasher on 01 Apr 2018, 14:49
Count me in boy'o  (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Vincent on 07 Apr 2018, 07:50
I am in Stupot! :-D

Not me. I'm the only italian who hate soccer.:P

Ciao un italiano che odia il calcio!:)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Haggis on 07 Apr 2018, 09:37
We're gonna play football SOCCER football SOCCCER football SOCCER all around the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXxqmAxDlYU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXxqmAxDlYU)

Im in.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: henrikes on 07 Apr 2018, 10:19
(https://i.imgur.com/3gLM0Ch.png)

Im probably giving away who I want to win :D
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: SinSin on 07 Apr 2018, 22:27
I'm in dude. 😁
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Baron on 08 Apr 2018, 03:45
Sign me up!  And, er... nudge me before the deadline! :=
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Khris on 11 Apr 2018, 12:53
Yay, I'm in
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Stupot on 23 Apr 2018, 03:35
Thanks for the shows of hands so far. I’ve been slowly setting things up behind the scenes. I’ve made a php form that people can use to submit their guesses and sends me an email with all the predictions. Look at me, coding master.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 23 Apr 2018, 06:46
Fancy.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Apr 2018, 11:34
Thanks for the shows of hands so far. I’ve been slowly setting things up behind the scenes. I’ve made a php form that people can use to submit their guesses and sends me an email with all the predictions. Look at me, coding master.

All hail Stu the Coding Master! 8-)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
Post by: Stupot on 15 May 2018, 18:34
Just a bump to say the prediction website will be going live preeeetty soon.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 17 May 2018, 03:19
The beautiful game!
No, I don’t mean Phantasmagoria.
I mean Soccer.

Football fever is nearly upon us and suddenly we're all armchair experts again.
That can only mean 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is nearly upon us.

Predict the scores, win points, become a champion.

(https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/soccerbg.jpg)

Make Your Predictions Here! (https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/)
   

This year, we have a special predictions website (https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/). You only need to enter your forum name and predictions. That's also where you'll find all the rules and updates (via a twitter timeline).

I will be maintaining THIS SPREADSHEET (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YvQpQtBcrYGDWTdx83jinmDpA7axLXrzOxg6GkUJU-s/edit?usp=sharing) and league table on a publicly viewable document. I won't always be able to update things straight away. But rest assured, if you submitted a valid prediction before the deadline, it will count, even if you can't see it reflected in the spreadsheets and updates straight away. It just means I'm probably asleep or at work.  I'm in the Japanese time-zone through this, so please bear with me.

I think that's all for now. Let me know if you have any Queries.

Good Luck and Happy Predicting!
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Cl... on 17 May 2018, 06:50
Quote
Due to being on a free host, the site is unavailable between the hours of 14:00 to 15:00 every day (sometimes a little longer).
Is that sentence different according to my system clock? If not, you might wanna add the timezone.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 17 May 2018, 07:09
Quote
Due to being on a free host, the site is unavailable between the hours of 14:00 to 15:00 every day (sometimes a little longer).
Is that sentence different according to my system clock? If not, you might wanna add the timezone.
Thanks for checking it out. It does say at the top of that box ‘All times are in BST’. But I might add it again to that sentence just to make it clearer.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Cl... on 17 May 2018, 07:19
Damn, now I look even more stupid than usual.  :-[
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 17 May 2018, 07:35
No no, it's not immediately obvious. My web design skills are about as basic as all my other skills, so any suggestions or feedback is welcome.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 17 May 2018, 08:21
Stu do we have to submit all our predictions for each stage (currently the group stage) in one go, or can you do some now, and return later to do the others?

(I'm guessing from the design it's all in one go but thought it was worth checking.)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 17 May 2018, 08:52
All in one go would be preferable. It used to be that you could do them in drips and drabs but most people did them in one block anyway. It’s easier for me because I have to transfer them manually to the spreadsheet in my free time.

It’ll be a mission but it’s just 5-10 minutes and you’ve got 4 weeks to think about it and make notes before submitting. After the group stage it will be dramatically easier.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 17 May 2018, 09:11
Thanks for the clarification.

It is of course obligatory to read all your predictions out loud in the manner of an BBC sports reporter. :grin:
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: selmiak on 17 May 2018, 12:40
it told me to keep a backup, so what better place to store this than here :)
Russia 4 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 1 - 1 Uruguay
Morocco 2 - 0 Iran
Portugal 1 - 0 Spain
France 3 - 1 Australia
Argentina 2 - 0 Iceland
Peru 1 - 2 Denmark
Croatia 2 - 2 Nigeria
Costa Rica 1 - 0 Serbia
Germany 3 - 0 Mexico
Brazil 3 - 0 Switzerland
Sweden 2 - 0 South Korea
Belgium 1 - 0 Panama
Tunisia 1 - 2 England
Colombia 1 - 1 Japan
Poland 2 - 0 Senegal

Russia 2 - 0 Egypt
Portugal 2 - 0 Morocco
Uruguay 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 3 Spain
Denmark 2 - 1 Australia
France 2 - 0 Peru
Argentina 4 - 1 Croatia
Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 0 - 1 Iceland
Serbia 0 - 2 Switzerland
Belgium 2 - 1 Tunisia
South Korea 0 - 2 Mexico
Germany 4 - 1 Sweden
England 2 - 0 Panama
Japan 0 - 0 Senegal
Poland 2 - 0 Colombia

Uruguay 0 - 2 Russia
Saudi Arabia 0 - 2 Egypt
Spain 2 - 0 Morocco
Iran 0 - 3 Portugal
Denmark 1 - 2 France
Australia 2 - 2 Peru
Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina
Iceland 0 - 1 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 5 Germany
Mexico 2 - 2 Sweden
Serbia 0 - 2 Brazil
Switzerland 0 - 1 Costa Rica
Japan 0 - 2 Poland
Senegal 1 - 0 Colombia
England 3 - 1 Belgium
Panama 0 - 1 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 17 May 2018, 14:44
Good plan Selmiak. Thanks for your submission. It was fun to receive the first email from someone other than ‘John Smith’ or ‘Guybrush’ or ‘Testy McTestface’
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 17 May 2018, 14:50
3 nice easy wins for Germany I see! :-D
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 17 May 2018, 20:59
Quote
It just means I'm probably asleep or at work

Or "asleep at work"... (laugh)

Group Stage First Round

Russia 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 0 - 2 Uruguay
Morocco 0 - 0 Iran
Portugal 1 - 0 Spain
France 3 - 0 Australia
Argentina 4 - 0 Iceland
Peru 0 - 1 Denmark
Croatia 2 - 1 Nigeria
Costa Rica 1 - 2 Serbia
Germany 2 - 1 Mexico
Brazil 3 - 1 Switzerland
Sweden 1 - 1 South Korea
Belgium 2 - 2 Panama
Tunisia 0 - 2 England
Colombia 2 - 1 Japan
Poland 2 - 0 Senegal

Russia 1 - 0 Egypt
Portugal 3 - 1 Morocco
Uruguay 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 3 Spain
Denmark 2 - 1 Australia
France 2 - 2 Peru
Argentina 3 - 1 Croatia
Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 0 - 0 Iceland
Serbia 1 - 1 Switzerland
Belgium 1 - 0 Tunisia
South Korea 0 - 2 Mexico
Germany 2 - 1 Sweden
England 1 - 0 Panama
Japan 1 - 0 Senegal
Poland 0 - 1 Colombia

Uruguay 1 - 0 Russia
Saudi Arabia 0 - 0 Egypt
Spain 2 - 0 Morocco
Iran 0 - 3 Portugal
Denmark 1 - 1 France
Australia 0 - 2 Peru
Nigeria 1 - 3 Argentina
Iceland 2 - 2 Croatia
South Korea 1 - 2 Germany
Mexico 1 - 0 Sweden
Serbia 1 - 3 Brazil
Switzerland 0 - 1 Costa Rica
Japan 1 - 1 Poland
Senegal 0 - 2 Colombia
England 2 - 0 Belgium
Panama 1 - 0 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 18 May 2018, 09:11
Cheers Cassie.
Two entries already :-)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: selmiak on 18 May 2018, 11:18
3 nice easy wins for Germany I see! :-D

You'd be better off copying these results. This is the first round and no real challenge for that team :-D I hope
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 19 May 2018, 14:06
Gah I'm getting a 404 error...

Will try later but in case it doesn't work these are my predictions:

June 14 16:00 Russia
2
 vs.
0
 Saudi Arabia
June 15 13:00 Egypt
1
 vs.
2
 Uruguay
June 15 16:00 Morocco
1
 vs.
1
 Iran
June 15 19:00 Portugal
1
 vs.
3
 Spain
June 16 11:00 France
5
 vs.
0
 Australia
June 16 14:00 Argentina
2
 vs.
0
 Iceland
June 16 17:00 Peru
0
 vs.
1
 Denmark
June 16 20:00 Croatia
2
 vs.
3
 Nigeria
June 17 13:00 Costa Rica
0
 vs.
0
 Serbia
June 17 16:00 Germany
2
 vs.
0
 Mexico
June 17 19:00 Brazil
3
 vs.
0
 Switzerland
June 18 13:00 Sweden
1
 vs.
1
 South Korea
June 18 16:00 Belgium
4
 vs.
0
 Panama
June 18 19:00 Tunisia
0
 vs.
2
 England
June 19 13:00 Colombia
2
 vs.
0
 Japan
June 19 16:00 Poland
2
 vs.
2
 Senegal


June 19 19:00 Russia
0
 vs.
1
 Egypt
June 20 13:00 Portugal
3
 vs.
0
 Morocco
June 20 16:00 Uruguay
3
 vs.
0
 Saudi Arabia
June 20 19:00 Iran
0
 vs.
4
 Spain
June 21 13:00 Denmark
2
 vs.
1
 Australia
June 21 16:00 France
2
 vs.
0
 Peru
June 21 19:00 Argentina
3
 vs.
1
 Croatia
June 22 13:00 Brazil
4
 vs.
0
 Costa Rica
June 22 16:00 Nigeria
2
 vs.
1
 Iceland
June 22 19:00 Serbia
1
 vs.
0
 Switzerland
June 23 13:00 Belgium
3
 vs.
0
 Tunisia
June 23 16:00 South Korea
0
 vs.
2
 Mexico
June 23 19:00 Germany
2
 vs.
1
 Sweden
June 24 13:00 England
2
 vs.
0
 Panama
June 24 16:00 Japan
0
 vs.
1
 Senegal
June 24 19:00 Poland
2
 vs.
1
 Colombia


June 25 15:00 Uruguay
1
 vs.
0
 Russia
June 25 15:00 Saudi Arabia
0
 vs.
2
 Egypt
June 25 19:00 Spain
2
 vs.
0
 Morocco
June 25 19:00 Iran
0
 vs.
3
 Portugal
June 26 15:00 Denmark
1
 vs.
2
 France
June 26 15:00 Australia
0
 vs.
0
 Peru
June 26 19:00 Nigeria
3
 vs.
3
 Argentina
June 26 19:00 Iceland
2
 vs.
2
 Croatia
June 27 15:00 South Korea
0
 vs.
4
 Germany
June 27 15:00 Mexico
2
 vs.
1
 Sweden
June 27 19:00 Serbia
1
 vs.
3
 Brazil
June 27 19:00 Switzerland
1
 vs.
0
 Costa Rica
June 28 15:00 Japan
0
 vs.
3
 Poland
June 28 15:00 Senegal
0
 vs.
2
 Colombia
June 28 19:00 England
1
 vs.
3
 Belgium
June 28 19:00 Panama
1
 vs.
1
 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 19 May 2018, 15:18
@CaptainD - Yeah sorry about that, Dave. Try again in a couple of hours or when you have a chance. If you don’t pay for the premium package, the host puts your site to sleep for one hour every day for “maintenance”. They’re a great free host for learning though.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: ManicMatt on 19 May 2018, 16:22
My predictions will probably be a laugh for you - I'm pretty clueless and don't really care, but for the community's sake, I put my numbers in.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 20 May 2018, 00:43
I’ve just submitted my own guesses.
I’ll post them here too, it would be good to have a time-stamped record so that no one will think I fiddled the spreadsheet if (when :=) I win the league.

Russia 3 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 1 - 2 Uruguay
Morocco 2 - 0 Iran
Portugal 3 - 2 Spain
France 3 - 0 Australia
Argentina 3 - 1 Iceland
Peru 0 - 0 Denmark
Croatia 1 - 1 Nigeria
Costa Rica 0 - 1 Serbia
Germany 2 - 1 Mexico
Brazil 2 - 0 Switzerland
Sweden 1 - 1 South Korea
Belgium 0 - 1 Panama
Tunisia 0 - 2 England
Colombia 1 - 1 Japan
Poland 0 - 0 Senegal

Russia 1 - 0 Egypt
Portugal 3 - 1 Morocco
Uruguay 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 2 Spain
Denmark 1 - 1 Australia
France 2 - 1 Peru
Argentina 3 - 2 Croatia
Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 1 - 1 Iceland
Serbia 1 - 1 Switzerland
Belgium 1 - 0 Tunisia
South Korea 1 - 1 Mexico
Germany 3 - 2 Sweden
England 3 - 1 Panama
Japan 1 - 1 Senegal
Poland 0 - 1 Colombia

Uruguay 2 - 0 Russia
Saudi Arabia 2 - 2 Egypt
Spain 2 - 1 Morocco
Iran 1 - 4 Portugal
Denmark 0 - 3 France
Australia 0 - 0 Peru
Nigeria 0 - 2 Argentina
Iceland 0 - 0 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 3 Germany
Mexico 1 - 1 Sweden
Serbia 0 - 3 Brazil
Switzerland 1 - 1 Costa Rica
Japan 0 - 0 Poland
Senegal 1 - 2 Colombia
England 3 - 2 Belgium
Panama 0 - 0 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Sinitrena on 20 May 2018, 21:36
I've sent mine in too.

Group Stage First Round

Russia 3 - 1 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 0 - 3 Uruguay
Morocco 1 - 1 Iran
Portugal 2 - 2 Spain
France 3 - 1 Australia
Argentina 3 - 1 Iceland
Peru 2 - 0 Denmark
Croatia 1 - 1 Nigeria
Costa Rica 0 - 2 Serbia
Germany 2 - 2 Mexico
Brazil 3 - 1 Switzerland
Sweden 3 - 1 South Korea
Belgium 2 - 0 Panama
Tunisia 0 - 2 England
Colombia 2 - 1 Japan
Poland 4 - 2 Senegal

Russia 3 - 0 Egypt
Portugal 4 - 2 Morocco
Uruguay 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 3 Spain
Denmark 1 - 1 Australia
France 2 - 0 Peru
Argentina 4 - 0 Croatia
Brazil 4 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 1 - 1 Iceland
Serbia 1 - 2 Switzerland
Belgium 2 - 1 Tunisia
South Korea 0 - 2 Mexico
Germany 2 - 1 Sweden
England 4 - 1 Panama
Japan 2 - 0 Senegal
Poland 1 - 1 Colombia

Uruguay 1 - 1 Russia
Saudi Arabia 0 - 0 Egypt
Spain 3 - 1 Morocco
Iran 0 - 4 Portugal
Denmark 1 - 2 France
Australia 0 - 0 Peru
Nigeria 0 - 4 Argentina
Iceland 1 - 0 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 3 Germany
Mexico 2 - 2 Sweden
Serbia 0 - 4 Brazil
Switzerland 0 - 0 Costa Rica
Japan 1 - 2 Poland
Senegal 0 - 2 Colombia
England 3 - 1 Belgium
Panama 0 - 0 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 21 May 2018, 10:04
I hit Enter by accident and submitted 26 no-score draws that I didn't intend to.  I think I'll leave it at that now and hope for the most boring World Cup ever!
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 21 May 2018, 11:05
LOL CaptainD (laugh) 
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Andail on 21 May 2018, 11:16
Submitted!
I have no idea what I'm doing. I also forgot to copy the results, so let's hope the site doesn't crash or something.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 21 May 2018, 12:18
I hit Enter by accident and submitted 26 no-score draws that I didn't intend to.  I think I'll leave it at that now and hope for the most boring World Cup ever!
Hehe. I noticed that and it made me laugh. I thought maybe you were planning to submit the rest later (not in the rules but I wouldn’t have minded) but I just took the ones you put in hide tags in your post above and entered them into the spreadsheet. :-)


We now have 10 players already (including me).
Another 10 would be perfect.

Submitted!
I have no idea what I'm doing. I also forgot to copy the results, so let's hope the site doesn't crash or something.
When you submit the predictions they are emailed to me and I’ve also entered them into the Google sheet, so they should be safe :-)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 21 May 2018, 12:23
I hit Enter by accident and submitted 26 no-score draws that I didn't intend to.  I think I'll leave it at that now and hope for the most boring World Cup ever!
Hehe. I noticed that and it made me laugh. I thought maybe you were planning to submit the rest later (not in the rules but I wouldn’t have minded) but I just took the ones you put in hide tags in your post above and entered them into the spreadsheet. :-)


Cheers Stu!  Kind of gives me a reason to actually care about the World Cup (all my football caring is going into this Saturday ;-D  #6 is on its way!  (And unlike 2005 and 2007, I will actually be able to see this one live.)


We now have 10 players already (including me).
Another 10 would be perfect.

Nice one!  I can't remember how many there were last time...?
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 21 May 2018, 13:40
11 people in Eruo ‘16 (well 12 because Creamy came on as a sub for Tzachs who came off injured at half time) and 14 in World Cup ‘14. But 20 would be great.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 22 May 2018, 04:01
Done!

Thank you, Custard. Your predictions have been sent.
Please keep a back-up of your predictions in case there are any problems.
Group Stage First Round

Russia 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 0 - 2 Uruguay
Morocco 1 - 1 Iran
Portugal 1 - 1 Spain
France 3 - 1 Australia
Argentina 1 - 0 Iceland
Peru 1 - 2 Denmark
Croatia 1 - 1 Nigeria
Costa Rica 1 - 1 Serbia
Germany 2 - 0 Mexico
Brazil 3 - 0 Switzerland
Sweden 1 - 0 South Korea
Belgium 3 - 0 Panama
Tunisia 1 - 2 England
Colombia 2 - 2 Japan
Poland 0 - 0 Senegal

Russia 1 - 0 Egypt
Portugal 2 - 0 Morocco
Uruguay 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 2 Spain
Denmark 1 - 1 Australia
France 1 - 0 Peru
Argentina 2 - 1 Croatia
Brazil 3 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 0 - 0 Iceland
Serbia 0 - 1 Switzerland
Belgium 2 - 0 Tunisia
South Korea 0 - 1 Mexico
Germany 3 - 1 Sweden
England 1 - 0 Panama
Japan 1 - 1 Senegal
Poland 0 - 0 Colombia

Uruguay 2 - 2 Russia
Saudi Arabia 0 - 1 Egypt
Spain 2 - 1 Morocco
Iran 0 - 1 Portugal
Denmark 1 - 2 France
Australia 1 - 0 Peru
Nigeria 0 - 1 Argentina
Iceland 0 - 1 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 1 Germany
Mexico 1 - 1 Sweden
Serbia 0 - 2 Brazil
Switzerland 1 - 0 Costa Rica
Japan 0 - 1 Poland
Senegal 0 - 0 Colombia
England 1 - 3 Belgium
Panama 0 - 2 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Miguel R. Fervenza on 22 May 2018, 08:57
Another one.

Russia 3 - 1 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 1 - 2 Uruguay
Morocco 1 - 0 Iran
Portugal 1 - 2 Spain
France 4 - 0 Australia
Argentina 1 - 1 Iceland
Peru 0 - 1 Denmark
Croatia 2 - 0 Nigeria
Costa Rica 1 - 1 Serbia
Germany 3 - 1 Mexico
Brazil 1 - 0 Switzerland
Sweden 3 - 1 South Korea
Belgium 4 - 1 Panama
Tunisia 0 - 2 England
Colombia 3 - 1 Japan
Poland 2 - 2 Senegal

Russia 2 - 2 Egypt
Portugal 2 - 1 Morocco
Uruguay 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 3 Spain
Denmark 2 - 1 Australia
France 3 - 1 Peru
Argentina 3 - 2 Croatia
Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 0 - 3 Iceland
Serbia 1 - 1 Switzerland
Belgium 2 - 0 Tunisia
South Korea 1 - 2 Mexico
Germany 3 - 0 Sweden
England 2 - 0 Panama
Japan 0 - 0 Senegal
Poland 1 - 2 Colombia

Uruguay 1 - 1 Russia
Saudi Arabia 1 - 3 Egypt
Spain 3 - 1 Morocco
Iran 1 - 2 Portugal
Denmark 1 - 2 France
Australia 1 - 3 Peru
Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina
Iceland 2 - 1 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 3 Germany
Mexico 1 - 1 Sweden
Serbia 1 - 3 Brazil
Switzerland 1 - 0 Costa Rica
Japan 0 - 1 Poland
Senegal 1 - 1 Colombia
England 1 - 1 Belgium
Panama 0 - 1 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: cat on 23 May 2018, 06:52
I now tried at different times on different days but I always get a server not found error ???
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 23 May 2018, 09:55
I now tried at different times on different days but I always get a server not found error ???
That’s odd. It’s been pretty reliable from where I’m sitting (apart from on the set times where it’s reliably unreliable). If you still can’t get it to work after a couple more tries, it’s okay to just copy and edit the numbers from someone’s post above. You can put them here or pm them to me.

The whole php form thing is just my silly little project anyway. It doesn’t really make things much quicker as I still have to manually input them into the spreadsheet. I’ve just started a new teacher training course. My AGS-related activities always go up when there is something else I should be concentrating on. Read an linguistics book or tweak some CSS? No brainer.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: cat on 23 May 2018, 19:13
If you still can’t get it to work after a couple more tries, it’s okay to just copy and edit the numbers from someone’s post above. You can put them here or pm them to me.
Yeah, it's pretty weird, it works neither on my phone nor my PC. I'll post my guesses here. However, I also don't have access to the rules, would be great if you could post them here (or PM me).
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 23 May 2018, 23:23
If you still can’t get it to work after a couple more tries, it’s okay to just copy and edit the numbers from someone’s post above. You can put them here or pm them to me.
Yeah, it's pretty weird, it works neither on my phone nor my PC. I'll post my guesses here. However, I also don't have access to the rules, would be great if you could post them here (or PM me).
I've updated the first post to contain the rules in spoiler tags :-D
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 May 2018, 16:30
Wait! What? There are rules!!!!! 8-0
I thought we just randomly shot the ball around the teams and where ever the ball landed then we cast a prediction... damn! Need to revise my tactics... (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 24 May 2018, 22:53
Did anybody try submitting predictions a few hours ago?

I received 2 emails: one was full of 0-0 draws and the name given was “echo ‘WTF’” so I think they were maybe testing to see if they could insert php into the email or something, the second one was literally just the team names. They would have had to have done something in order to erase all the 0s that are in the boxes by default.

I think someone was having a little play around.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: cat on 25 May 2018, 14:02
Weirdly, it did work now :)


Russia 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 1 - 1 Uruguay
Morocco 0 - 0 Iran
Portugal 0 - 1 Spain
France 3 - 0 Australia
Argentina 2 - 0 Iceland
Peru 0 - 2 Denmark
Croatia 0 - 0 Nigeria
Costa Rica 0 - 1 Serbia
Germany 0 - 1 Mexico
Brazil 2 - 1 Switzerland
Sweden 2 - 0 South Korea
Belgium 0 - 0 Panama
Tunisia 0 - 3 England
Colombia 1 - 1 Japan
Poland 1 - 0 Senegal

Russia 1 - 1 Egypt
Portugal 2 - 0 Morocco
Uruguay 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 2 Spain
Denmark 1 - 0 Australia
France 0 - 0 Peru
Argentina 1 - 2 Croatia
Brazil 1 - 0 Costa Rica
Nigeria 0 - 0 Iceland
Serbia 0 - 1 Switzerland
Belgium 1 - 0 Tunisia
South Korea 0 - 2 Mexico
Germany 0 - 1 Sweden
England 2 - 0 Panama
Japan 1 - 0 Senegal
Poland 1 - 1 Colombia

Uruguay 0 - 0 Russia
Saudi Arabia 0 - 1 Egypt
Spain 2 - 0 Morocco
Iran 0 - 3 Portugal
Denmark 0 - 0 France
Australia 1 - 0 Peru
Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina
Iceland 1 - 1 Croatia
South Korea 1 - 0 Germany
Mexico 0 - 2 Sweden
Serbia 1 - 3 Brazil
Switzerland 0 - 0 Costa Rica
Japan 1 - 0 Poland
Senegal 0 - 1 Colombia
England 2 - 1 Belgium
Panama 1 - 1 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Creamy on 27 May 2018, 15:13
Let's prepare the cleats ;-D

Russia 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 0 - 3 Uruguay
Morocco 0 - 1 Iran
Portugal 0 - 1 Spain
France 2 - 0 Australia
Argentina 1 - 0 Iceland
Peru 1 - 0 Denmark
Croatia 2 - 0 Nigeria
Costa Rica 1 - 0 Serbia
Germany 3 - 0 Mexico
Brazil 1 - 0 Switzerland
Sweden 3 - 1 South Korea
Belgium 3 - 0 Panama
Tunisia 1 - 1 England
Colombia 4 - 0 Japan
Poland 2 - 1 Senegal

Russia 1 - 1 Egypt
Portugal 2 - 0 Morocco
Uruguay 3 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 2 Spain
Denmark 2 - 1 Australia
France 2 - 1 Peru
Argentina 2 - 2 Croatia
Brazil 2 - 1 Costa Rica
Nigeria 0 - 2 Iceland
Serbia 1 - 3 Switzerland
Belgium 1 - 1 Tunisia
South Korea 0 - 2 Mexico
Germany 2 - 0 Sweden
England 2 - 0 Panama
Japan 1 - 2 Senegal
Poland 1 - 1 Colombia

Uruguay 2 - 0 Russia
Saudi Arabia 0 - 2 Egypt
Spain 3 - 0 Morocco
Iran 0 - 1 Portugal
Denmark 0 - 1 France
Australia 0 - 2 Peru
Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina
Iceland 1 - 1 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 5 Germany
Mexico 1 - 0 Sweden
Serbia 0 - 2 Brazil
Switzerland 1 - 0 Costa Rica
Japan 0 - 2 Poland
Senegal 0 - 2 Colombia
England 1 - 1 Belgium
Panama 0 - 2 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 27 May 2018, 17:00
If Salah is indeed out for the next few weeks, I don't fancy Egypt's chances much.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Creamy on 27 May 2018, 18:34
They still think he can recover (https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/965597/Mohamed-Salah-Liverpool-Egypt-World-Cup).

I haven't followed soccer much lately. A great unknown is Iceland.

EDIT: I didn't know Guerrero's ban had been extended. Let's hope Peru can manage without him.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 01 Jun 2018, 05:28
Two weeks to go!

Also, I have a favour to ask. Would somebody be kind enough to volunteer to make a special signature trophy for the winner?

Last time I put out a similar request but had no takers, so I made one myself and it was rubbish.

Reply here or PM me if you’re interested. Cheers.

Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 07 Jun 2018, 23:41
One week to go. Five more players would make it a nice round 20. If everyone who took part in the "show of hands" at the start of this thread signed up, we would have our 20.

Also , thanks to ManicMatt, we have a nice pixel-trophy for the winner.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Jun 2018, 09:02
Thanks ManicMatt for the trophy!
Thanks Stupot for hosting!

15 isn't a bad number but would be nice if we could get 5 more...
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Baron on 12 Jun 2018, 03:44
Stop hetzing me.  I'm in! ;-D

Russia 3 - 1 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 1 - 4 Uruguay
Morocco 0 - 0 Iran
Portugal 1 - 2 Spain
France 2 - 0 Australia
Argentina 2 - 0 Iceland
Peru 1 - 1 Denmark
Croatia 1 - 2 Nigeria
Costa Rica 3 - 2 Serbia
Germany 2 - 1 Mexico
Brazil 1 - 1 Switzerland
Sweden 1 - 0 South Korea
Belgium 3 - 1 Panama
Tunisia 0 - 1 England
Colombia 1 - 0 Japan
Poland 1 - 1 Senegal

Russia 2 - 1 Egypt
Portugal 5 - 0 Morocco
Uruguay 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Iran 0 - 3 Spain
Denmark 1 - 0 Australia
France 1 - 0 Peru
Argentina 1 - 1 Croatia
Brazil 2 - 1 Costa Rica
Nigeria 1 - 0 Iceland
Serbia 2 - 1 Switzerland
Belgium 3 - 1 Tunisia
South Korea 2 - 2 Mexico
Germany 1 - 1 Sweden
England 2 - 1 Panama
Japan 1 - 1 Senegal
Poland 1 - 1 Colombia

Uruguay 2 - 1 Russia
Saudi Arabia 1 - 2 Egypt
Spain 3 - 0 Morocco
Iran 0 - 2 Portugal
Denmark 1 - 3 France
Australia 1 - 1 Peru
Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina
Iceland 1 - 1 Croatia
South Korea 0 - 3 Germany
Mexico 1 - 1 Sweden
Serbia 1 - 2 Brazil
Switzerland 0 - 2 Costa Rica
Japan 1 - 3 Poland
Senegal 1 - 2 Colombia
England 1 - 1 Belgium
Panama 1 - 0 Tunisia
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 14 Jun 2018, 01:21
This is the last hetzing before the tournament starts. (laugh)

You’ve got until 4pm today (British Summer Time) to get your predictions in before Russia and Saudi Arabia kick off the tournament.

Remember that the website for submitting your guesses will be “sleeping” between 2-3pm (BST), so I recommend not leaving it too late.

/hetzing

Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 15 Jun 2018, 22:39
Haggis is on a roll!!  Creamy not far behind.

   Player   R   S   Pts
1   Haggis   4   1   6
2   Creamy   3   1   5
3   ManicMatt   2   1   4
4   xBRANEx   2   1   4
5   Sinitrena   3   0   3
6   Custard   3   0   3
7   Stupot   2   0   2
8   Cassiebsg   2   0   2
9   Andail   2   0   2
10   CaptainD   2   0   2
11   Miguel R Fervenza   2   0   2
12   SinSin   2   0   2
13   Baron   2   0   2
14   Selmiak   1   0   1
15   Bicilotti   1   0   1
16   Mr_Tringham   1   0   1
17   Cat   1   0   1
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Baron on 16 Jun 2018, 02:08
I'm not understanding the spreadsheet.  While I agree with CaptainD's scores, the points on the spreadsheet don't make any sense.  For Morocco vs. Iran Cassiebsg, cat, xBranex, and I all predicted 0-0.  Cassiebsg and cat got 0 right and 0 score, while xBranex got 1 right and 1 score, and I got 1 right but no score.  Er... what? :undecided:
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2018, 02:57
The 1 in the ‘score’ and ‘result’ column are just Boolean yes/no scores to tell it whether or not you got the correct result. A 1 in the R column is worth 2 points, which added to the 1 point from the S column gives you a total of 3 points for getting the correct result.

[edit] @Baron. Reading your post back again I realise that you must have started looking at the 2nd row when you came to Brane and yourself. Morocco v Iran is the 3rd row.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Baron on 16 Jun 2018, 15:35
This is what I'm seeing:


(http://www.vanwijst.com/games/Published/spreadsheet1.png)
(http://www.vanwijst.com/games/Published/spreadsheet2.png)

Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2018, 16:04
Ahh. I get it.

You were misinterpreting the admittedly misleading layout . It goes NAME R S not R S NAME. I’ve drawn borders to separate the information properly.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: ManicMatt on 16 Jun 2018, 19:56
I'm 3rd/4th??

Dunno how I've managed that!
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 17 Jun 2018, 00:42
Miguel R Fervenza wins Day 3 with 10 out of a possible 12 points. Well played, sir.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 17 Jun 2018, 10:23
(nod) and I finally got one right... even if only by pure luck. (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: selmiak on 17 Jun 2018, 12:29
I'm so sucky with my predictions...
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Miguel R. Fervenza on 17 Jun 2018, 13:22
So lucky. Two missed penalties make me (brief) leader. Iceland rocks!
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Creamy on 17 Jun 2018, 15:57
Quote
I'm so sucky with my predictions...
Mines went bad too.

Great game from Spain and Portugal.

EDIT : Bravo Cat. I never thought I'd see Germany lose to Mexico.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Andail on 17 Jun 2018, 19:36
I'm predictably bad at this. In my defense, several of the matches so far have had rather unexpected results. Ah well, we've just started.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 18 Jun 2018, 04:14
Day 4 goes to Cat, who was the only one to predict a Germany loss to Mexico. Well done 👍

@Andail Yeah, it’s pretty much just luck at the moment. On one hand it makes things more exciting but on the other hand it takes something away from actually trying to think about each result.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Andail on 18 Jun 2018, 15:03
Finally a full pot for me.

And my apologies for a boring second half by Sweden against South Korea.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 18 Jun 2018, 15:53
Well done Cat!

Aw man I really need Belgium and England to win today just to keep me off the bottom of the table... (though thankfully Player 18, Player 19 and Player 20 seem unlikely to pick up any points :-D)
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 18 Jun 2018, 21:08
Well done England! Well done ‘Arry Kane, my son (it’s okay to call footballers your son, apparently).

Privateer Puddin’ (Custard) wins Day 5 with a FULL HOUSE! 9 points out of 9. Well done that man.

Haggis sitting pretty at the top of the table. Myself and Bicilotti are just keeping warm at base camp.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 19 Jun 2018, 01:38
Woo! Ahem, I mean never in doubt.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: selmiak on 19 Jun 2018, 04:50
*plays wildcard that turns all predictions around* :P
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 19 Jun 2018, 05:14
If anyone’s interested, I’m closing the doors to new players today at 18:00 (BST) basically after all teams have played their first games.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Andail on 19 Jun 2018, 14:55
Wtf, Haggis, this is getting silly... you predicted Japan 2:1 against Colombia?
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: Stupot on 19 Jun 2018, 14:57
Yeah man. Give the rest of us a chance, Haggis.
Title: Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Jun 2018, 15:05
There's some suspicion of match-fixing here... (laugh)