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Predict our result - 2014/2015 season

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The season kicks off next weekend, so let's get the prediction game going! Hopefully, I've learned a little from doing this last season and through the World Cup, and I've listened to your feedback on a couple of potential new rules. Here's what I suggest this time around.

 

Each week, you need to predict just two things: the final score and the first Everton goalscorer. Please use the same format each week:

 

Home-team x-x Away team

Goal-scorer

 

For example, you might predict

 

Leicester 1-1 Everton

Lukaku

 

Here's how points will be awarded:

 

a) 1 point for the correct outcome (win, lose, or draw)

B) 1 point for the correct goal difference

c) 1 point for the correct number of goals scored by Everton

d) 1 point for the correct number of goals scored by the opposition

e) 1 point for your prediction being better than the average prediction

f) 2 points for predicting the first Everton goal-scorer

g) 1 point if your predicted goal-scorer scores other than the first goal

h) 3 bonus points if you get everything right

 

Here are some clarifications on these rules:

 

- You receive 2 points if your goalscorer gets the first goal and 1 point if he gets one of the other goals. You do not get 3 points if he scores both.

- If Everton fail to score, no one gets any points for predicted goalscorer and no bonus points are awarded.

- You can choose "own goal" as your goalscorer, in which case it doesn't matter who from the opposing team scores that own goal.

- For the technically minded, the definition of "better than the average prediction" is quite simple: (ABS[yourEvertonscore - actualEvertonscore] + ABS[youropponentscore - actualopponentscore]) < (ABS[averageEvertonscore - actualEvertonscore] + ABS[averageopponentscore - actualopponentscore])

 

Here are some examples. Let's say it's Everton playing at home to QPR. The final result is 2-0, with Lukaku scoring first and Naismith scoring second.

 

If you predicted 1-0 (Lukaku), you score a+d+f = 4 points (and maybe a point for being better than average)

If you predicted 2-1 (Naismith), you score a+c+g = 3 points (and maybe a point for being better than average)

If you predicted 3-1 (Barkley), you score a+b = 2 points (and maybe a point for being better than average)

If you predicted 2-0 (Naismith), you score a+b+c+d+e+g = 6 points

If you predicted 2-0 (Lukaku), you score a+b+c+d+e+f+h = 10 points

 

Note: all predictions must be posted here before kickoff: no exceptions.

 

Hopefully this is a clear description of how the prediction game will work, but please feel free to ask any questions. Now let's get started with predictions for the opening game against Leicester. :)

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Well if you dont do it for yourself then you shouldn't do it for others. It doesn't matter to mine like cos I picked Lukaku but future on if you wont change your own I wont ask for mine to be changed.

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For the away games I can do that but when we're at home and I'm there it's hard to leave it until the side is announced :(.

Don't get me started on the wi fi again, I'll be fucked if I don't do mine before I leave for the game so probably best if Steve is allowed to change his as well or nobody does. Seems harsh to me that he should be punished because he runs it. He should have a fair crack of the whip like everyone else.

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Don't get me started on the wi fi again, I'll be fucked if I don't do mine before I leave for the game so probably best if Steve is allowed to change his as well or nobody does. Seems harsh to me that he should be punished because he runs it. He should have a fair crack of the whip like everyone else.

 

Hey, I'm allowed to! It's not harsh. It's my choice. When you run a competition, you should hold yourself to a different standard, that's all. But not everyone agrees with that sentiment, so many next time I'll make a change too. :)

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Hey, I'm allowed to! It's not harsh. It's my choice. When you run a competition, you should hold yourself to a different standard, that's all. But not everyone agrees with that sentiment, so many next time I'll make a change too. :)

Fair enough Steve, it's your competition and you run it as you see fit mate.

 

For the record (and what it's worth) I think it's perfectly acceptable for you to have the same rules as everyone else.

 

Who wouldn't.

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