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  1. So that's where the question setters for Only Connect got the idea for the 'Missing Vowels' round from.
  2. Premier League Everton 2-2 Chelsea Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City Southampton 1-0 Hull City Stoke City 2-0 West Ham United Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Arsenal Watford 2-1 Liverpool West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Leicester City German Bundesliga Werder Bremen 0-1 Hertha Berlin Wolfsburg 2-2 Bayern Munich
  3. Cool, that's that cleared up then. You were this round's top scorer and the only participant into double figures. Might as well get that out of the way too. FPL Cup results Vegeta 6-8 Briefcase PRINCE2356 4-3 RoryFice Glenryck Pilchards 2-4 Fog Dude Zebra Kid Mark 9-5 Grecian There were no draws in the FPL Cup ties this week. Luckily we only had one in all of last season's competition. The results of the actual football matches went into the original post on Sunday night, and a link the the updated table will follow soon. It was low-scoring this time out with an average of just 5.5 points. A returning ZKM was the second best performer but is still adrift at the bottom of the standings even though Glenryck only scored two points. Stinky Dad is still well out in front, so he can afford a few more weeks like this one, but only 7 points separate the next 7 players in the race to be runner-up. Why were scores so poor? First of all, nobody got the exact score from Florence as the home side won by the odd goal in nine. An away victory in El Clásico also caught most people out. Triumphs for PSV and Celtic proved more fruitful, though. Nobody foresaw that the margin of victory for Bournemouth would be so comfortable, whilst Big Sam's Eagles threw another spanner in the works by coming away from a top 4 team's ground with all the points for the second time in 3 weeks. Important successes for Hull, Swansea and Man United turned out to be generally useful as well, alongside a bore draw at The Olympic Stadium. The next set of 10 fixtures will appear in the opening post shortly. The draw for the next round of the FPL Cup was made last night, so let's finish with that in the meantime: FPL Cup quarter-final draw Zebra Kid Mark-MVP RULZ StinkyDad-TildeGuy~! PRINCE2356-ultimo the great Briefcase-Fog Dude
  4. Premier League Bournemouth 2-1 Middlesbrough Burnley 1-1 Manchester United Hull City 3-1 Watford Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace Swansea City 0-0 Stoke City West Ham United 2-2 Everton Scottish Cup semi-final Celtic 1-2 Rangers (@ Hampden) La Liga Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona Serie A Fiorentina 0-1 Inter Eredivisie PSV Eindhoven 3-2 Ajax
  5. Come off it. You've been playing this for years and know how Easter works by now! Anyway, the results went into the opening post on Monday. The table has just been uploaded and a link to it will follow soon. Stinky is running away with it still, but there could be a race to avoid the wooden spoon if Zebra Kid Mark isn't carrying on. There was a lot of movement in between as well, with a high average score (even considering it's a double round) of 13.1 points. Briefcase got his second – and much-delayed – D2D bet wrong as Newcastle picked a bad time for a blip. Only four of those other ten participants correctly disagreed with him to claim their bonus points. A reverse for Chelsea and a failure to win at home for Tranmere also caught most people out. Apart from that, most outcomes were generally good for at least one-pointers. Now that the D2Ds are finally out of the way, we can get on with the second-ever edition of the FPL Cup. The draw for the qualifying round was made last night: Vegeta-Briefcase PRINCE2356-RoryFice Glenryck Pilchards-Fog Dude Zebra Kid Mark-Grecian You lot don't have to make predictions for those ties. Just make your picks as normal. Holder ultimo, champion MVP RULZ, leader Stinky Dad and (randomly) TildeGuy all receive byes to the quarter-finals. Grecian might have bagged himself an effective bye as well if ZKM is really giving up. The actual fixtures for the next week will be in the original post in short order.
  6. As bad as things might be here, SpursRiot needs to do some research into Mexican politics if he's really thinking of staying over there.
  7. Good on you, Gus. That's two very good bits of news there. I plan to catch at least one day of cricket with my granddad at Taunton again this summer. Don't like the format for Division 2 this year. Funny you mention the South West, because I just hope we can bring home one title as a county before the Championship inevitably turns into a region-based competition. Warwickshire being rebranded 'Birmingham Bears' for limited overs competition was just the start of a slippery slope...
  8. Week 35A Premier League Southampton 0-2 Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Bournemouth Championship Rotherham United 0-0 Birmingham City Wolves 1-2 Brighton League One Chesterfield 0-1 Southend United Port Vale 2-2 Sheffield United League Two Colchester United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers Portsmouth 1-1 Plymouth Argyle National League Lincoln City 2-0 Torquay United Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Aldershot Town Week 35B Premier League Manchester United 2-3 Chelsea Middlesbrough 0-0 Arsenal West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Liverpool Championship Fulham 1-1 Aston Villa Ipswich Town 2-1 Newcastle United w/Briefcase Preston North End 0-1 Norwich City League One Fleetwood Town 2-2 Millwall Walsall 1-3 Swindon Town League Two Carlisle United 2-0 Stevenage Leyton Orient 1-0 Hartlepool United
  9. Sorry about the lack of a write-up last week chaps. Normal service should be resumed for the rest of the season now, barring any more unforeseen downtime. Anyway, the results went into the opening post this morning and a link to the table plus next week's set of 20 matches will follow shortly. In his much-delayed second D2D turn of the season, ultimo got his bet right and picked up a dozen bonus points as 6 of the other 10 participants wrongly disagreed with him. That of course made him top scorer for the round, but without those bonuses it would've been Stinky Dad. To compound matters, this week's worst performer was his nearest challenger PRINCE2356, who henceforth faces a real fight to hold onto second spot. ZKM didn't play, so he's now 4 points further adrift of Grecian, whilst TildeGuy was the only other player into double figures in a week with a low average score of just 6.75 points. Away from South America, the score in Málaga was a dud, but would've been Glenryck's D2D had it not been for all the disruption! Real Madrid's failure to win the cross-city derby at home (to which my sister in the Spanish capital seems totally oblivious) caused a lot of dropped points too – in contrast to the scoreline at Dean Court which proved the most fruitful of all. Wins for Everton, Liverpool, Man United and West Ham were also mainly useful alongside an eminently foreseeable stalemate at The Riverside, but a rare West Brom home reverse caught a few people out.
  10. What?!? Everyone's formatting is all over the place thanks to the new forum layout, but you're the only person who's somehow managed to make picks for the wrong fixtures! Premier League Bournemouth 0-2 Chelsea Everton 1-1 Leicester City Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley Stoke City 2-2 Liverpool Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Southampton West Ham United 0-1 Swansea City La Liga Málaga 1-3 Barcelona Real Madrid 2-1 Atlético Madrid Argentine League Vélez Sarsfield 5-0 Boca Juniorsw/ultimo the great
  11. The opening post has now been updated with a new link to the table and the card for the coming weekend. I'll probably make my own picks once I'm back in the UK on Friday night.
  12. Considering that this is the first time in more than a week that I haven't got an error or maintenance message when trying to access the forum and I clearly didn't manage to make any picks myself, I'm tempted to call it another void round. Last time I checked only TildeGuy had posted, so I'm surprised to find that more than half the remaining participants have done so in the meantime. Therefore, I've decided to be lenient and say that all points will be valid for this round, but nobody who missed it will have it counted against them. I'll go and edit the original post now, but the table will not be up to date for another day or two.
  13. Sorry, but this pick is void. The table has been updated and next week's card is up in the original post already, because I'm off for the next ten days and Harvey Dent doesn't play anymore so I don't have anyone to hand over to. Not sure at what point the update for the following set of 10 will be posted, but I hope it'll still give everyone a reasonable amount of time to make their picks. Anyway... there was an average haul of 7.5 points this time out, which is more than a little on the low side for an international round. Best performer TildeGuy moves into the top half of the standings with a baker's dozen, while Stinky still leads. Briefcase and PRINCE2356 both got into double figures, with the latter cutting the advantage at the summit to 'just' 44. ZKM was the worst participant of those who weren't tardy and is back to being 26 points adrift. To the matches, then: home wins for Bosnia and England were simply a case of guessing how many goals the hosts would score. On other continents, victories for the Kiwis and Trinidadians were also generally good for at least one-pointers. Back in Europe, another reverse for the Dutch caught a lot of participants out, alongside stalemates in Dublin and Cluj. Home Nation optimism meant that a late goal for Scotland mostly proved fruitful, whereas a triumph for the Poles in Podgorica turned out to be a mixed bag at best. Right, that should be the last you hear from me for a while as I have a flight tomorrow that will cause me to be on US Eastern Time* for a week and half. Happy continued picking in the meantime. *in Maine... which is still probably as close as I'll ever get to a Mania venue unless they hold one in London in my lifetime.
  14. It's Curry Rivel, and we've got Chew Magna, Compton Dando, Nempnett Thrubwell and loads more like it in the same county... but mildly amusing place names could be worthy of another thread in itself. To neatly bring things back on topic, I'll offer up 'onomastics' as "the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names". I like 'skulduggery' when people realise it doesn't have anything to do with skulls and spell it right. I also recently encountered 'superergatory', which apparently is a way of saying "beyond the call of duty" in a single word.
  15. World Cup 2018 – European qualification Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-0 Gibraltar Bulgaria 0-2 Netherlands England 3-0 Lithuania Ireland 1-1 Wales Montenegro 2-2 Poland Northern Ireland 1-0 Norway Romania 0-1 Denmark Scotland 2-1 Slovenia CONCACAF last qualifying group Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 Panama Oceania qualifying Third Round, Group A Fiji 1-3 New Zealand