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Predict our result: 2015/16 season

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Off we go! The rules will remain the same as last year, with a couple of clarifications.

 

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

Everton 2-0 Watford

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 is the fine print 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
  • If you predict correctly 0-0 (no goalscorer), you receive the 3-point bonus
  • You can choose "own goal" as your goalscorer, in which case it doesn't matter who from the opposing team scores that own goal.
  • If you predict no goals for Everton but do predict a goalscorer, you receive no points if he scores.
  • 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])
  • To be listed in the points-per-prediction totals, you must have predicted the score in at least one-third of the games.
  • Predictions are for Premier League games only, not for cup competitions.

Here are some examples. Let's say it's Everton playing at home to Watford. 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 prior to kickoff: no exceptions. If you want to change your prediction, please do so in a new post; don't edit the first one. The change must be made prior to kickoff. (Last year, I was lenient on this, but not this time around.) If the game time is 3:00pm, you must post your prediction no later than 2:59pm that day. If you change your prediction after kickoff, your prediction that week will be null and void.

 

Hopefully this is a clear description of how the prediction game works, but please feel free to ask any questions.

 

Just to add a little spice:

  • Each calendar month, I shall donate 5 pounds toward the running of this forum on behalf of the monthly winner.
  • At the end of the season, I shall purchase a 20-pound gift card at the Everton store for both the season winner and best points-per-prediction winner.

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So let me get this right? Youre spending time making this happen (great job) and now you also want to pay for it? Fuck that. Ill donate some too. I also think that the worst monthly predictor should pay the 5 quid lol

I'd be up for that. Whoever finishes bottom esch month donates £5 to the board. Give it a little interest and help raise funds too..

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I'd be up for that. Whoever finishes bottom esch month donates £5 to the board. Give it a little interest and help raise funds too..

 

That'd have to be voluntary though, can't make people donate.

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That'd have to be voluntary though, can't make people donate.

No you can't to be fair. Maybe don't play if you don't want to donate? It'sonly a £5er and what's the chances of finishing last more than twice in10 months if at all.

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