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  1. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    The results went into the opening post on Sunday night, and the table was figured out in short order after that. With an average of 5.9 points this time out, scoring was a little on the low side. Grecian got his D2D pick wrong and 5 of the other 9 participants duly claimed bonus points following Villa's win at The City Ground. He was saved from the embarrassment of being the worst performer by Glenryck, however, whose lead is therefore now down to just 12 points. Think how close ultimo could be to the summit if he'd picked on time every week! Briefcase moves further away from danger as this round's top scorer thanks to an outstanding performance, including an exact score from the seven-goal thriller at Anfield! Away from those two matches, victories for Palace and Barça plus draws at Vicarage Road and the Cornellà proved fruitful for one-pointers, but a comfortable success on the road for West Ham and a rare triumph for the Baggies – alongside another two draws in Australia – turned out to be more difficult to foresee. A new set of 10 will be in the original post very soon.
  2. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    Premier League Crystal Palace 1-1 Burnley Huddersfield Town 1-0 West Ham United Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City Watford 0-0 Southampton West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Championship Nottingham Forest 2-1 Aston Villa w/Grecian La Liga Espanyol 2-0 Athletic Bilbao Real Sociedad 1-3 Barcelona A-League Adelaide United 3-1 Sydney Central Coast Mariners 0-2 Melbourne City
  3. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    The results went into the opening post yesterday and the table was only figured out today. That might sound like slacking, but it was a busy weekend before we get back into a normal routine from next week onwards, until the international round a week before Easter. Given that all the matches survived the slightly milder weather, an average score of 12.2 points was reasonable this time out. Glenryck has now gone a full 15 points clear at the top, whilst equal best performer ultimo has even managed to overtake the former leader Rory in joint third place. Stinky Dad is cut further adrift as he missed picking almost half the games, but Grecian needs to watch out too as the only other participant who remained in single figures from a full set of 20 guesses. There were very few accurately foreseen exact scores across the board, but then again, there was quite the fair share of outlandish scorelines – 7 goals in both the women's Cup ties (helped by extra time in one case) and at Yzeure, 6 each at the City Ground and in Dunkirk, plus Man City and Nantes scoring 4 apiece with PSG and Sochaux achieving 6 on their own... the latter against a higher-division side! Shocks at the Ricoh Arena, Rodney Parade and the Stade Louis-Dior caught most people out, but wins for Huddersfield, West Brom, Southampton, Troyes and Lyon all proved fruitful for one-pointers. Minor upsets in the form of draws at Norwich, Shrewsbury and Wolves turned out to be less helpful.
  4. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    FA Challenge Cup Third Round proper Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Huddersfield Town Coventry City 1-1 Stoke City Exeter City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion Fulham 2-1 Southampton Manchester City 3-0 Burnley Newport County 0-1 Leeds United Norwich City 0-2 Chelsea Nottingham Forest 1-3 Arsenal Shrewsbury Town 0-0 West Ham United Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Swansea City FA Cup Third Round Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Portsmouth Ipswich Town 0-2 Charlton Athletic French Cup Round Nine Dunkirk 1-2 Metz Granville 0-4 Girondins de Bordeaux Nancy 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais Rennes 1-3 Paris Saint Germain Senlis 0-3 Nantes Sochaux 1-0 Amiens Still 1-4 Troyes Yzeure 0-1 Monaco
  5. General Adnan's Football 17/18

    You'd need to either leave FIFA or get their permission for that last suggestion, sadly. Logistically it seems it's the cup competitions that make the difference. In the French League Cup, teams in Europe don't enter until the last 16, whilst Italy and Spain don't bother with a secondary knockout tournament for teams in the top 2 divisions at all. Of course in all 3 countries their main cup doesn't have any replays either. It's worth noting that neither Italy nor Spain seem to have bothered with a proper winter break this season, but they haven't made their clubs play 5 times in 15 days either.
  6. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    Well, you were right that there'd only be one goal in the game! I selected that fixture while Monk was still in charge. Villa have had an excellent few days, to be fair. Sorry to hear that, pal. I hope the syrup is at least tasty. Get well soon, eh? The results went into the opening post tonight, and the table has only been figured out and uploaded within the past hour. Once again I welcome being alerted to any corrections, but the scores were so low it's unlikely there are many! The average haul was a pitiful 5.7 points. For a double round, that's a shocker. MVP RULZ moved away from danger with a respectable 11, whilst Glenryck still leads by a dozen points over TildeGuy. Both of those at least made it into double figures, but former longtime leader RoryFice moved further back. Stinky is now 13 points adrift at the other end. Somehow I managed only a single point this time out. I was denied 3 more by a last-minute equaliser from Barrow at the Racecourse Ground in a six-goal thriller. Elsewhere, goals were at a premium. Five stalemates did not prove fruitful across the board, with the other outcomes notably less useful as we went down the divisions. Perhaps the multi-tier domestic format isn't the right approach for Christmas, New Year and Easter after all? The most productive lower-league scoreline was the one at the New Lawn, widely but slightly misleadingly reported as involving a father and son both being sent off. Oh well. Lots more minnows to feature next week before we go back to normal in the following round...
  7. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    @Grecian & @ultimo the great I know it's easy to lose track of the days of the week at this time of the year, but... it's Saturday night, fellas. At least have a go at the New Year's Day matches, won't you?
  8. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    Sheesh, it's an epidemic! Week 21A – 30th December Premier League Bournemouth 1-2 Everton Watford 2-0 Swansea City Championship Ipswich Town 1-1 Derby County Middlesbrough 0-0 Aston Villa League One Southend United 0-1 Shrewsbury Town League Two Chesterfield 1-3 Colchester United Grimsby Town 2-2 Accrington Stanley National League Boreham Wood 0-2 Torquay United Dover Athletic 2-1 Halifax Town Scottish Premiership Aberdeen 1-0 Hearts Week 21B – New Year's Day Premier League Burnley 1-1 Liverpool Stoke City 2-2 Newcastle United Championship Leeds United 1-0 Nottingham Forest Reading 2-0 Birmingham City League One Charlton Athletic 3-1 Gillingham Rotherham United 1-2 Blackburn Rovers League Two Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers Mansfield Town 0-0 Carlisle United National League Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Leyton Orient Wrexham 3-2 Barrow
  9. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    The results went into the opening post earlier this evening. The updated table should be correct even though it requires twice as much concentration as a normal round, so do let me know if you spot any possible errors. The average score this time out was 13.2 points, which is of course the equivalent of a less impressive 6.6 in an ordinary week. The big news is that we finally have a new person at the summit, as Rory has been rediscovering his usual wooden spoon-chasing form over the past month and it's finally caught up with him. The beneficiary is top scorer Glenryck Pilchards, but even TildeGuy has now moved level on points with the former leader. At the other end, Stinky Dad is cut further adrift as he's ended up 14 points behind MVP RULZ. Draws at Swansea, Newport, West Brom and Gateshead proved fruitful alongside home wins at Leeds, Scunthorpe, Sheffield United and Watford plus away victories for Wigan, Swindon, Peterborough, Norwich, Notts County and Celtic. The first of those had a bit of a crazy scoreline, though. Sheffield Wednesday-Middlesbrough resulted in a double sacking, but the other outcomes were all even more difficult to foresee. A new set of 20 will be up in the original post shortly.
  10. How was your 2017?

    Rather like the world as a whole, still largely shit but marginally an improvement on the absolute nadir that was 2016 (which was in turn a consequence of a build-up of neglect, poor choices and a lack of self-awareness from previous years). In February I had to get the police involved to finally help shake off my abusive former partner, so that wasn't a great start but it's gradually done my mental health the world of good compared to where it was pretty much the whole time we were going out. In late spring I visited my Dad in Maine so I was actually in the same time zone as WrestleMania for once. Long way up the east coast, though – and it was still snowing there at the time. In May I spent a week in Spain thanks to my rich and generous but dying uncle. That was it as far as foreign travel went. Said uncle was also responsible for a nice weekend with the extended family in Sandbanks right at the beginning of the year. I probably walked past 'Arry's back garden at one point. In June I attended the Women's Champions League final in Cardiff because tickets were cheaper and easier to come by than for the men's equivalent. It was an atrocious match and I didn't even bother to stick around for the penalty shootout. Back here I've made some new friends and got to know the ones I met last year even better. In the autumn I've been on courses in assertiveness and employability but it remains to be seen if they were actually much help. Oh, and somewhere along the way I twice managed to be involved in a free tours of the Thatcher's cider brewery, which is only just down the road from me. Result!
  11. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    Week 20A fixtures – 23rd December Premier League Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace West Ham United 2-1 Newcastle United Championship Leeds United 1-0 Hull City Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Middlesbrough League One Oxford United 0-1 Wigan Athletic Scunthorpe United 3-1 Southend United League Two Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Swindon Town Newport County 2-0 Lincoln City National League Bromley 1-2 Macclesfield Town Sutton United 0-2 Tranmere Rovers Week 20B fixtures – Boxing Day Premier League Watford 0-1 Leicester City West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Everton Championship Birmingham City 2-1 Norwich City Sheffield United 3-1 Sunderland League One Bradford City 1-1 Peterborough United Portsmouth 1-0 Wimbledon League Two Morecambe 2-0 Notts County Port Vale 0-0 Coventry City National League Gateshead 1-2 Hartlepool United Scottish Premiership Dundee 1-3 Celtic
  12. Football Predictions League 2017-18

    The results went into the opening post on Sunday night, and the table was worked out soon after that. Grecian got his D2D bet right and only ultimo was sensible enough to agree with him, so that's 16 of a possible 18 bonus points for the former and would-be top scorer (without the bonuses) status for the latter. Vegeta was the sole other participant to get an exact scoreline correct, but despite that the average haul was up to 8.9 points. The gap at the foot of the standings is back up to 10 points, but at the top Rory is the lowest scorer this time out, so his lead is down to just 2 points heading into a busy period with two double weeks and a bumper round coming up next. There will be over 170 ordinary points up for grabs in the following 3 rounds, instead of the usual 90 across 3 normal weeks. Away from St James' Park, the only slightly surprising outcomes were a stalemate in Florence and a comfortable home win at the Bentegodi. Elsewhere the results were easy to come by, with only the other Italian one, in Turin, producing any correctly foreseen exact scorelines. There's no need to go through the rest of the scores individually this week, really! They were all generally good for yielding one-pointers, but no more than that. The fixtures for the Christmas double-header will go into the original post shortly.
  13. Welcome to another season of the UKFF Football Predictions League! This post will be edited throughout the season with the latest fixtures and a link to the updated table is here. Here are the latest rounds' cards: Week 23 results Premier League Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley Huddersfield Town 1-4 West Ham United Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City Watford 2-2 Southampton West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Championship Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa w/Grecian La Liga Espanyol 1-1 Athletic Bilbao Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona A-League Adelaide United 0-0 Sydney Central Coast Mariners 2-2 Melbourne City === I'm not sure this tagging idea worked out too well, with poor Grecian getting 5 or 6 notifications before he picked last week, and a couple more even after he placed his bet! That's probably why I didn't use that feature of the new board software sooner, but unless there are any complaints we're going to press on with making the most of it. In this round the Scottish top flight teams return after a couple of weeks away, we have a regularly scheduled visit to Italy, and a rarer but welcome trip to the Netherlands for a clash between last season's top duo in the Dutch league. Week 24 fixtures Premier League Burnley v Manchester United Everton v West Bromwich Albion Leicester City v Watford Stoke City v Huddersfield Town West Ham United v Bournemouth w/@Vegeta Scottish Cup Round 4 Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian (Sunday 2:05pm) Queen of the South v Partick Thistle Serie A Internazionale v Roma (Sunday 7:45pm) Sampdoria v Fiorentina (Sunday 2pm) Eredivisie Ajax v Feyenoord (Sunday 1:30pm) All games kick off on Saturday and at 3pm unless stated.
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