Author Topic: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (FINISHED - CONGRATULATIONS HAGGIS)  (Read 7690 times)

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First of all, thank you to everyone who took part in this prediction league. It was great fun to host.
Thanks also to Khris, whose contribution to the spreadsheet four years ago still forms the bones of the spreadsheet used this time.
I hope you all enjoyed it, even though Haggis dominated from quite early on, I hope that you enjoyed some of the tussles going on further down the table.
Shortly I will upload the final adjusted table.

Now to the result. Of course.
Well done to HAGGIS. You are the winner of the tournament.
There is a little prize. I hereby present you with the AGS Prediction League World Cup courtesy of your closest rival, ManicMatt. Thanks Matt.




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.



Make Your Predictions Here!

   

This year, we have a special predictions website. 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 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
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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
                        
                           
« Last Edit: 16 Jul 2018, 04:22 by Stupot »

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #1 on: 23 Mar 2018, 04:09 »
Go on then.

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #2 on: 23 Mar 2018, 08:25 »
I'm in!

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #3 on: 23 Mar 2018, 14:32 »
Sure, why not. :) Was fun the previous years. :-D
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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #4 on: 23 Mar 2018, 14:58 »
I'll throw in some guesses ;-D

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #5 on: 24 Mar 2018, 12:45 »
I am very much interested!

Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #6 on: 24 Mar 2018, 13:45 »

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

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #7 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.



;)

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #8 on: 01 Apr 2018, 14:49 »
Count me in boy'o  (laugh)

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #9 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!:)

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #10 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

Im in.

Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #11 on: 07 Apr 2018, 10:19 »


Im probably giving away who I want to win :D

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #12 on: 07 Apr 2018, 22:27 »
I'm in dude. 😁

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #13 on: 08 Apr 2018, 03:45 »
Sign me up!  And, er... nudge me before the deadline! :=

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #14 on: 11 Apr 2018, 12:53 »
Yay, I'm in

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #16 on: 23 Apr 2018, 06:46 »
Fancy.

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #17 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-)

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (show of hands)
« Reply #18 on: 15 May 2018, 18:34 »
Just a bump to say the prediction website will be going live preeeetty soon.

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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.



Make Your Predictions Here!

   

This year, we have a special predictions website. 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 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!

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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.

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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.

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Damn, now I look even more stupid than usual.  :-[

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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:

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it told me to keep a backup, so what better place to store this than here :)
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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
« Last Edit: 18 May 2018, 11:16 by selmiak »

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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’

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3 nice easy wins for Germany I see! :-D

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It just means I'm probably asleep or at work

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

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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
« Last Edit: 17 May 2018, 21:09 by Cassiebsg »
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Cheers Cassie.
Two entries already :-)

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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

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Gah I'm getting a 404 error...

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

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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

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@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.

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.

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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.

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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

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I've sent mine in too.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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 :-)
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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...?

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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.
« Last Edit: 23 May 2018, 00:41 by Stupot »

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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

Another one.

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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

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I now tried at different times on different days but I always get a server not found error ???

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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.

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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).

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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

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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)
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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.

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Weirdly, it did work now :)

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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

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Let's prepare the cleats ;-D

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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
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If Salah is indeed out for the next few weeks, I don't fancy Egypt's chances much.

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They still think he can recover.

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.
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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.


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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.

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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...

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Stop hetzing me.  I'm in! ;-D

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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

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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


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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

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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:

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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.
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This is what I'm seeing:

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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.

I'm 3rd/4th??

Dunno how I've managed that!

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Miguel R Fervenza wins Day 3 with 10 out of a possible 12 points. Well played, sir.

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(nod) and I finally got one right... even if only by pure luck. (laugh)
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I'm so sucky with my predictions...

So lucky. Two missed penalties make me (brief) leader. Iceland rocks!

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Finally a full pot for me.

And my apologies for a boring second half by Sweden against South Korea.

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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)

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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.

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Woo! Ahem, I mean never in doubt.

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*plays wildcard that turns all predictions around* :P

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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.

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Wtf, Haggis, this is getting silly... you predicted Japan 2:1 against Colombia?

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Yeah man. Give the rest of us a chance, Haggis.

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There's some suspicion of match-fixing here... (laugh)

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Not going so good for me to guess these games...
At least I got Belgium - Tunisia right (as in that Belgium won) but I was long from the correct score. (laugh)

EDIT: I give up trying to check that google docs. It's just so slow that I have no patience for it. Why doesn't it just load the info once, instead of reading it all the time? >:(
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Am I missing a point for getting the Germany result right?

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Am I missing a point for getting the Germany result right?
hmm yeah. Damn. It seems you are. And so are a few other people. I’ll need to wait until I can get on my laptop to work out where I’ve cocked up and make the changes without destroying the rest of the table.

Cheers for the heads up and apologies for the temporary glitch.

[update]I’ve worked out where the cock-up happened. Bad copypasting job. It’s a bit fiddly to mend it on my phone but I’ll sort it out tonight.
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The spreadsheet loads  up instantly on my phone, curious.

I can't believe I'm in 6th place, I expected to be right at the bottom haha.

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I thiiink I've fixed it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Let me know if you find any other inconsistencies.

@Cassiebsg. I'm not sure what you mean by the slow loading. It's fine on my computer.

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Harry..
 Harry, Harry,
Harry, Harry,
Harry, Harry Kane Lad.

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These are the standings at the halfway point of the tournament:


32/64 games played.

Haggis still dominating. But that could change easily. Remember that points are doubled in the knockout stages and tripled for the final.

This would be a good time to address:

What if the league finishes with a tie at the top?

There is a protocol which the table itself isn’t set up to calculate automatically, so if the league does end up with two players on the same points, we may have to follow these steps.

If they have the same points, who has the most correct results
If they have the same number of correct results, who has the most correct scores (these could be different because of the double/triple points in later stages)
If the have the same number of correct scores, then the winner is the player who got s correct result FIRST. If that still happens to be equal then it’s the first person to send a SWAT team to the other person’s house.

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I have to thank Bicilotti for manfully keeping me off the bottom of the table :-D

For now...

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I forgot I even entered this! It's a marathon not a sprint though - only halfway through!

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:-D :-D Let's just say I have a few leverage dossiers
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Day 12. Bad day for everybody. Nobody scored more than one point.

The good news is that the first round-of-16 fixtures are confirmed:
Uruguay v Portugal
Spain v Russia

Get your thinking caps on. You will be able to start sending your new predictions soon after all 8 fixtures have been decided.

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Must have been on the edge of your seat Cassie! So close to going out! :O

Wtf, Haggis, this is getting silly... you predicted Japan 2:1 against Colombia?
I just remembered that I adopted an approach of one team will always fail to score, so almost all my predictions are 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 etc (no draws). Japan Colombia was one of the exceptions... no idea why... but as lucky as Kane's third vs Panama.

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‪Oh, du lieber Day 13,‬
‪Day 13,‬
‪Day 13.‬
‪Oh, du lieber Day 13,‬
‪Cat and Creamy win.‬

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Day 14. Cat wins the day again with one point from each game. Her tactic of betting against Germany has paid off.

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Well, that's one tactic that won't work from now on. No more games for Germany. :~(:cry::~(:cry:

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« Reply #100 on: 28 Jun 2018, 07:31 »
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« Reply #101 on: 28 Jun 2018, 10:43 »
I'm leaving tomorrow to a place where I don't have internet so I won't be able to participate in the next rounds.

Good luck everybody and thank you for the organisation, oh du lieber Stupot ;-D
 

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« Reply #102 on: 28 Jun 2018, 10:54 »
Day 14. Cat wins the day again with one point from each game. Her tactic of betting against Germany has paid off.
Finally! I was almost at the bottom of the table already 8-0

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« Reply #103 on: 28 Jun 2018, 11:47 »
@Creamy - Are you gonna be gone for the rest of the tournament or just this coming round? If you PM me for the fixtures we already know I’ll put them in for you :-)


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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (open for predictions)
« Reply #104 on: 28 Jun 2018, 17:52 »
Creamy, you can always bet on the 1st - 2nd... kind of blind betting... (laugh)

Speaking of that, when can we start betting on the next round?
Maybe you could open voting for the certain ones, and open voting at the "end of the day" when we have the next 2 teams that'll play against each other?
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« Reply #105 on: 28 Jun 2018, 19:27 »
Theoretically the window for the next round is open when the previous round is concluded and we know all the fixtures.

In reality the might be some waiting time while I sort out the website and open up the link to the new prediction page.

Today that wait will be like 10 minutes because I’m up until 5am, watching the football. For other rounds, it might take a few hours. But there’s always a day or two break between rounds, so you have plenty of time. Just keep checking the link.

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« Reply #106 on: 28 Jun 2018, 19:31 »
Okay, just post when it's open. I have no idea when the rounds end... I just know Portugal will play the 30th next and that's not many days left... (roll)
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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (last 16 - open)
« Reply #107 on: 28 Jun 2018, 21:03 »
The prediction window for the Round of 16 is now open.

You have until the first game (France v Argentina) kicks off at 15:00 BST on July 30th.

https://ags-prediction-league.000webhostapp.com/

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« Reply #108 on: 28 Jun 2018, 21:08 »
Oh wait!

Is this like last time, where the final vote is at the end of the 90 min+extention, or 90+play, or with the penalty round?

EDIT: Never mind :-[, I've just re-read the rules... (laugh)

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France 1 - 2 Argentina
Uruguay 0 - 1 Portugal
Spain 1 - 1 Russia
Croatia 0 - 0 Denmark
Brazil 2 - 1 Mexico
Belgium 3 - 0 Japan
Sweden 0 - 0 Switzerland
Colombia 1 - 2 England
« Last Edit: 28 Jun 2018, 21:13 by Cassiebsg »
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« Reply #109 on: 28 Jun 2018, 21:42 »
Yeah, it’s the score at the regular full-time whistle that is counted.

If anyone is thinking of dropping out because they are too far behind, remember that from now on points are doubled. So anything can happen.

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« Reply #110 on: 29 Jun 2018, 00:19 »
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France 0 - 2 Argentina
Uruguay 1 - 2 Portugal
Spain 1 - 0 Russia
Croatia 0 - 0 Denmark
Brazil 2 - 1 Mexico
Belgium 0 - 0 Japan
Sweden 3 - 1 Switzerland
Colombia 0 - 2 England

Have I already thanked you for your work, Stupot? I don't think I have, so thank you very much. (nod)

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« Reply #111 on: 29 Jun 2018, 02:10 »
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France 2 - 1 Argentina
Uruguay 1 - 2 Portugal
Spain 3 - 0 Russia
Croatia 2 - 1 Denmark
Brazil 3 - 1 Mexico
Belgium 3 - 0 Japan
Sweden 2 - 2 Switzerland
Colombia 0 - 2 England

Who knows! Probably Haggis.

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« Reply #112 on: 29 Jun 2018, 03:46 »
I'm trying a new tactic this round, since whatever I was trying last time isn't working very well. :P

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France 1 - 1 Argentina
Uruguay 1 - 1 Portugal
Spain 1 - 1 Russia
Croatia 1 - 1 Denmark
Brazil 1 - 1 Mexico
Belgium 1 - 1 Japan
Sweden 1 - 1 Switzerland
Colombia 1 - 1 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (last 16 - open)
« Reply #113 on: 29 Jun 2018, 04:21 »
Interesting strategy. Mind you, only 1/5 games thus far have ended in a draw. And only 1/12 of them finished 1 - 1. But, who ever listened to cold hard stats?

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« Reply #114 on: 29 Jun 2018, 08:01 »
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France 1 - 2 Argentina
Uruguay 1 - 0 Portugal
Spain 2 - 1 Russia
Croatia 2 - 0 Denmark
Brazil 3 - 1 Mexico
Belgium 4 - 0 Japan
Sweden 1 - 1 Switzerland
Colombia 2 - 1 England

Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (last 16 - open)
« Reply #115 on: 29 Jun 2018, 08:02 »
i felt even more clueless this time around, but considering I think I'm ahead of a few football fans, the outcomes aren't exactly predictable anyway..

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (last 16 - open)
« Reply #116 on: 29 Jun 2018, 08:23 »
Okay let's see.  my high-scoring predictions last time came to nowt and most of the normal favourites aren't performing, so...

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France 1 - 0 Argentina
Uruguay 2 - 1 Portugal
Spain 1 - 2 Russia
Croatia 2 - 0 Denmark
Brazil 2 - 0 Mexico
Belgium 0 - 1 Japan
Sweden 2 - 1 Switzerland
Colombia 1 - 0 England

On a side-note I would REALLY love a new team to win (as in,  a country that has never won the World Cup before).  I'm fancying Croatia to possibly go all the way.

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« Reply #117 on: 29 Jun 2018, 11:18 »

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (last 16 - open)
« Reply #118 on: 29 Jun 2018, 12:05 »
I think I should get double points for having "Captain" in my name. :P
That would put me top... just.

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« Reply #119 on: 29 Jun 2018, 17:07 »
Exciting times!
I just submitted my predictions. I employed the tactic of predicting the exact same result for each and every match.
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Uruguay 2 - 1 Portugal
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Belgium 2 - 1 Japan
Sweden 2 - 1 Switzerland
Colombia 2 - 1 England

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« Reply #120 on: 30 Jun 2018, 01:22 »
It's knockout football now... whoooooole different ball game (technically, still the same ball game). Teams playing for the draw, trusting in the dreaded shootout... but will VAR continue to drastically change football as we know it?

TO THE WEBSITE!

« Last Edit: 30 Jun 2018, 01:54 by Haggis »

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« Reply #121 on: 30 Jun 2018, 08:39 »
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France 0 - 0 Argentina
Uruguay 0 - 1 Portugal
Spain 1 - 0 Russia
Croatia 2 - 0 Denmark
Brazil 1 - 1 Mexico
Belgium 0 - 1 Japan
Sweden 2 - 0 Switzerland
Colombia 0 - 2 England

Just wild guessing...

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« Reply #122 on: 30 Jun 2018, 09:40 »
maybe I should turned my guesses around just because I always predict the wrong way around...

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« Reply #123 on: 30 Jun 2018, 11:29 »
Thanks all. Just waiting on two more sets of guesses.
Did anyone experience anything strange when entering your predictions? I got a strange blank email with only the team names but all the fields empty (which is weird because the form has default values so it can’t just be from someone pressingbsubmitbmy accident).

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« Reply #124 on: 30 Jun 2018, 14:59 »
No - all worked fine for me this time round.

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« Reply #125 on: 30 Jun 2018, 17:28 »
And it's gone... and I missed waaaay to far from the goal again!
Too much faith in Argentina I guess... plus added the last (and only) game I saw by France in the previous round... (roll) I fell like they cheated me! :P
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« Reply #126 on: 30 Jun 2018, 20:25 »
Okay stay like this please (Uruguay 2 Portugal 1}

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« Reply #127 on: 30 Jun 2018, 20:59 »
nah, now I need to cheer for Uruguai :) Go Uruguai!
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« Reply #128 on: 01 Jul 2018, 22:20 »
This is crazy, Baron strategy is working pretty good today, at least... (laugh)
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« Reply #129 on: 01 Jul 2018, 23:27 »
I believe I'm second place.. okaaaay..

This could easily change of course, but still, what is going on! Football bores me to tears!

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« Reply #130 on: 02 Jul 2018, 20:58 »
That was an insane 2nd half! 8-0 Guess I didn't gave credit enough to the Japanese... and I was kind of hoping they made it (even though I bet against them). Probably having watched Cap.Tsubasa influenced me... (laugh)
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Unbelievable, Jeff! Congratulations to England.

And congrats to Selmiak for being the high scorer for the round of 16.

Quarter-final prediction window is now open. Don’t forget.


Here’s the current table with 8 games to go. Haggis is still ahead.
11 points separates 1st and 2nd place. Interestingly, 11 points also covers the bottom 13 places.


See you in the quarters.

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It is certainly interesting!

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Well, the tie strategy worked pretty well for me last round, so I'm keeping it up:

Uruguay 2 - 2 France
Brazil 2 - 2 Belgium
Sweden 1 - 1 England
Russia 2 - 2 Croatia

Originally I had all 2-2 ties, but Sweden is just so defensive I couldn't bring myself to do it.

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Hmm.... tricky.

Uruguay 1 - 1 France    Really tough to predict, France have got goals in them but their defence can clearly be got at, Uruguay rock solid defence with Suarez and Cavani up front... can see this being edgy though.
Brazil 2 - 0 Belgium    Great fight back by Belgium the other day but think Brazil will just have too much for them.
Sweden 1 - 2 England    Bit if a blind guess really.  Know nothing about Sweden other than that they don't have Ibrahimavic any longer.  England actually look a decent team atm.  Think Harry Kane will score all three (or at least claim them all).
Russia 1 - 0 Croatia    Although Croatia are the team I hope win it, I can see home advantage just about pushing this in Russia's favour.

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Someone has sent me some predictions but didn’t fill in the ‘name’ field.

I’ve had three other sets of guesses from Bicilotti, Baron and CaptainD. If you have already sent yours but you’re not one of those people, can you either try again or just let me know here.

Cheers :-)

Oops, I probably shouldn't do it when I have just woken up! I didn't notice the name field..

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how did I end up in second place??? 8-0 :-D 8-)

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Oops, I probably shouldn't do it when I have just woken up! I didn't notice the name field..
Don’t worry. I also forgot last round when I did my official entry. Even though I’m the one running it and have tested it dozens of times with different nicknames.

how did I end up in second place??? 8-0 :-D 8-)
Technically, due to the reasons mentioned in an earlier post, you are technically third and Matt is 2nd. That’s because in the event of a tie the number of correct scores determines the position. I couldn’t get the table to work this out automatically, though.

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I'm doing about as good as the german team...

Uruguay 1 - 2 France
Brazil 1 - 1 Belgium
Sweden 2 - 1 England
Russia 0 - 0 Croatia

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So so...

Again with new wild goose guesses :)

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Uruguay 2 - 1 France (Because now I'm force to want them to win!)
Brazil 2 - 1 Belgium (Because I'm bias to Brazil... (roll) )
Sweden 1 - 1 England (Because... I'm not sure? (laugh) )
Russia 1 - 2 Croatia (Cause I haven't seen any matches by Russia, but Croatian seems strong, so...)
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yeah, wild guesses here too :)

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Uruguay 2 - 0 France
Brazil 0 - 0 Belgium
Sweden 0 - 1 England
Russia 2 - 1 Croatia

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SCIENCE

Uruguay 1 - 2 France
Brazil 2 - 2 Belgium
Sweden 0 - 2 England
Russia 1 - 2 Croatia

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The headline 'Cavani will have to 'destroy science' to face France - Rami' was the reason for SCIENCE! and my France winning prediction, not that there's science behind my predictions :p
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Uruguay 2 - 2 France
Brazil 0 - 1 Belgium
Sweden 0 - 1 England
Russia 0 - 1 Croatia

Thanks for the reminder, Stu!

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Less than one hour for predictions. Still 4 people’s missing.

I just got another bunch of guesses from someone who didn’t fill in the ‘name’ field.

SinSin

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I just got another bunch of guesses from someone who didn’t fill in the ‘name’ field.

Whoops

I think I'm the only one to correctly guess the score? I REALLY should start betting football results lol.

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So far for the quarter finals I have a 100% record of wrongness.

SinSin

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Belgium... unfolding the Brazilian origami...

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I don't get a break this tournament... every team I cheer for loses... maybe I should start cheering for the ones I don't want to win instead... (roll)(laugh)
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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #151 on: 08 Jul 2018, 00:27 »
Well well well. It ain’t over yet, folks.

Sinsin, xBRANEx and ManicMatt all got 14/24 points in the quarter-finals.

This puts Matt but one mere point behind our perennial leader, Haggis. Could there be an upset yet?




Also, the semi final prediction window is now open. Don’t miss out. And don’t forget to include your name.

Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #152 on: 08 Jul 2018, 07:35 »
Yes but the site says TBC vs TBC, let me know when that's known!
« Last Edit: 08 Jul 2018, 07:48 by ManicMatt »

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #153 on: 08 Jul 2018, 07:40 »
France vs Belgium
Croatia vs England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #154 on: 08 Jul 2018, 08:03 »
Yes but the site says TBC vs TBC, let me know when that's known!
give me time. I’m in a different time zone and work on Sunday’s.

Also, there seems to be a problem with the PHP script for that page. I’m gonna didabkevthe link until I can sort it out when I get home.
« Last Edit: 08 Jul 2018, 09:59 by Stupot »

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #155 on: 08 Jul 2018, 11:39 »
Okay. The site is working again now. If you have already tried to enter your semi-final predictions you will need to try again because I won't have got the emails. Either that or just post them here.

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #156 on: 08 Jul 2018, 11:43 »
again, didn't vote for those I think might win, but those I wish would win... meaning it'll probably be the exact opposite of my "prediction". (roll)

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France 1 - 2 Belgium
Croatia 3 - 2 England
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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #157 on: 08 Jul 2018, 17:29 »
It's all (un)lucky guesses for me.

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France 3 - 1 Belgium
Croatia 1 - 1 England

Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #158 on: 08 Jul 2018, 18:00 »
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France 2 - 3 Belgium
Croatia 2 - 1 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #159 on: 08 Jul 2018, 21:36 »
hmmmm

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Croatia 1 - 0 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #160 on: 08 Jul 2018, 21:37 »
I really don't have a clue, this World Cup has been absolutely crazy.  I'm going for a draw in normal time in both games.

France 3 - 3 Belgium
Croatia 1 - 1 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #161 on: 09 Jul 2018, 03:19 »
Oof. England aren't doing well in your predictions :( It's coming home!*

*It may not come home.

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Croatia 1 - 2 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #162 on: 09 Jul 2018, 16:32 »
Oooh it's close at the finish
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Croatia 0 - 2 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #163 on: 10 Jul 2018, 08:37 »
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France 1 - 2 Belgium
Croatia 2 - 1 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #164 on: 10 Jul 2018, 17:11 »
Got online, hopefully in time!

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Croatia 2 - 2 England

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #165 on: 10 Jul 2018, 18:46 »
Same here

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France 2 - 1  Belgium
Craotia 2 - 1 England
 

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Re: AGS World Cup 2018 Prediction League (semi-finals - open)
« Reply #166 on: 10 Jul 2018, 21:15 »
Mbappé - what an a**hole.

Good match nonetheless and lucky victory for France with a little help from the referee.
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Sinitrena wins the semi-finals with 8 points. Well done to you.

The prediction windows for the 3rd place play off and for the final game are now open.

Remember points for the World Cup Final are tripled so there are still 15 points total to play for.
It's up to you if you want to share your guesses here, but I will be leaving the spreadsheet blank until all predictions are in.


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Oh, any reason why they're not on one page? Uhm... hope I remembered to add my nick second time around... :-[

Anyway
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Belgium 1 - 0 England
France 0 - 1 Croatia
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I've backed Croatia as dark horses since the tournament began so would like to think they can seal the deal.
I think Belgium have far too much individual skill for England, although as always, it depends which version of both sides shows up.  The 3rd place match always feels rather pointless to most viewers, I wonder if the players feel the same?

My (almost definitely wrong) predictions:

Belgium 2 - 0 England
France 1 - 2 Croatia

Stupot

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@Cassie. They’re on seperate pages because the deadlines are different. So some people might still want to submit their final prediction after I’ve disabled the link to the 3rd place page.

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Sinitrena wins the semi-finals with 8 points. Well done to you.

Really? That's unexpected.

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Belgium 1 - 2 England
France 2 - 2 Croatia

Continuing my downfall.

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Belgium 3 - 1 England
France 1 - 1 Croatia

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Surprising turn of events after the first half yesterday.

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France 3 - 0 Croatia
 

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Not everyone has put in their guesses for the final. If you have already, thanks for that. Otherwise, you have until 4pm UK time... but remember the site is closed 2-3 pm.

Remember there are 9 points to be had, so while the tournament may be pretty much over, you still have a chance to gain a few positions against your closest rivals.

Good luck tonight everyone. And thanks for being part of this game.

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First of all, thank you to everyone who took part in this prediction league. It was great fun to host.
Thanks also to Khris, whose contribution to the spreadsheet four years ago still forms the bones of the spreadsheet used this time.
I hope you all enjoyed it, even though Haggis dominated from quite early on, I hope that you enjoyed some of the tussles going on further down the table.
Shortly I will upload the final adjusted table.

Now to the result. Of course.
Well done to HAGGIS. You are the winner of the tournament.
There is a little prize. I hereby present you with the AGS Prediction League World Cup courtesy of your closest rival, ManicMatt. Thanks Matt.

« Last Edit: 16 Jul 2018, 07:15 by Stupot »

Congratulations Haggis! I won't be offended if you don't put the cup in your sig, heh. But thinking about it, I'm glad I didn't win, to be giving my own cup to myself!

The fact I got to second place shows how unpredictable the football was, I think?

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Here’s the final table adjusted to account for criteria I couldn’t implement automatically.


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Belgium's 2-0 win over England pushed me up to 7th - not too unhappy with that considering I spent most of the group stages in 16th place!

Thanks Stu for hosting this ;-D

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Woot!  4th place! ;-D  My most inspiring moves were blindly carpet-bombing the prediction forms with statistically probable scores and actually showing up to make predictions before deadlines. ;)  Congratulations to Haggis and thanks to Stupot and all the participants for a fun activity.

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Thanks Stupot for hosting this wreck! (laugh)
Was fun while it lasted. :-D
« Last Edit: 17 Jul 2018, 14:05 by Cassiebsg »
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Wow! If only some of my luck could have rubbed off on England in that semi final... ah well, back to being Scottish again.
Thanks Stupot for hosting, great fun as always, looking forward to 2020 already! Congrats to all who took part, you're all fair play winners.
And YES I'll be using this trophy in my sig! Cest Mbappeifique!

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Wow, I'm really terrible at that. I'm glad I didn't bet for money :P