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The rules are the same as last season...

Each week, you'll predict just two things: the final score and the scorer of first Everton’s first goal. Please use the same format each week:

Home-team x-x Away-team

For example, you might predict,

Tottenham 0-2 Everton

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 correctly predict the final score and the first goal-scorer

Here's 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.
  • You can choose "own goal" as your goalscorer, in which case it doesn't matter who from the opposing team scores that own goal.
  • You can choose 'none' as your goalscorer. If Everton score no goals, you'll receive two points.
  • You may predict Everton to score no goals but still enter a first goalscorer.
  • Similarly, you may predict Everton to score one or more goals but still enter 'none' as your goalscorer.
  • 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 other league or cup competitions.

Here are some examples. Let's say Everton are playing away to Spurs. The final result is 0-2, with Allan scoring first and Richarlison scoring second.

  • If you predicted 0-1 (Allan), you score a+d+f = 4 points (and maybe a point for being better than average)
  • If you predicted 1-2 (Richarlison), you score a+c+g = 3 points (and maybe a point for being better than average)
  • If you predicted 1-3 (Keane), you score a+b = 2 points (and maybe a point for being better than average)
  • If you predicted 0-2 (Richarlison), you score a+b+c+d+e+g = 6 points
  • If you predicted 0-2 (Allan), you score a+b+c+d+e+f+h = 10 points

If you fail to make a prediction one week, one point will be deducted from your total score. Note: if your score drops to -3, you'll be removed from the game. (Each season, some people start playing the game and then disappear; this rule is meant to stop this from happening - and to make my life easier when it does.)

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. If the game starts at 3:00pm, then you must post your prediction by no later than 2:59pm. If you change your prediction after kickoff, your prediction that week will be null and void and one point will be deducted.

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He's now Icelandic  

To be honest.... it usually is my fault.

I'm pretty sure we all do... for everything!

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28 minutes ago, Sibdane said:

I like the way you think. 

I saw how we played and how they played the opening game. If Richie gets his heads up and shooting boots on, they could be destroyed (although I expect they’ll be very defensive which could prove an issue)

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4 hours ago, Cornish Steve said:

I shall be putting my spreadsheet together this evening and hope to post first round scores before the day is out. Just in case, though, let me post my score for tomorrow's game.

Everton 5-0 WBA

Thanks Steve  love the optimism 

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