Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

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Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by daib0 » 24 Jul 2016, 13:44

The big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17



The game is already well established, lots of seasons running now. The Sunderland ‘Black Cat Chat’ forum (and admin Hakuna Matata to be precise) does the real hard mathematical work all during the season, whilst I’m from the Reading’s Royals Rendezvous forum and do more the ‘public relations’ type stuff as most of you already know. We are both going to be your points of reference for all this coming season.

Old hands know this well. But for newcomers, what is this game? It’s dead easy! You simply guess ONCE (now!) what you think will be the final league positions for the Premier League 2016-17 (that means placing all teams, in order from 1st to 20th), leave them on this thread, and then sit back and enjoy! Nothing more!!

Please note that this season we are reverting back to making it an INDIVIDUAL PLAYER event, there was a clamour for that, as well as also later a forum average if you have the minimum entries needed. For that we’ve had to reduce the number of participating forums to about a dozen, because if we kept with the nearly forty fan forums last season it would become a full-time job! This game will initially take you just a couple of minutes, and then enjoy without having to make updates at all, all season. Right, below are the current 20 Premier teams in alphabetical order – BEST IDEA is simply copy these onto your PC and re-arrange them in your finishing order come the end of the 2015-16 season. The Sunderland computer handles them in an alphabetical order initially so please help us with accurate spelling as laid out below …

Arsenal
Bournemouth
Burnley
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Everton
Hull
Leicester
Liverpool
Man City
Man Utd
Middlesbrough
Southampton
Stoke
Sunderland
Swansea
Tottenham
Watford
West Brom
West Ham


We need to keep this order alphabetical or it’s a huge edit job, so specifically no ‘Gunners’, ‘Villa’, ‘Spurs’, ‘Hammers’, ‘Palace’, etc. or we might not accept it if it’s too much unraveling work. Bournemouth comes for us under ‘B’, so try to avoid ‘AFC’ Bournemouth! Best is always simply COPY and RE-ARRANGE these on your PC!



Next …
According to your choices you will score points, and better still, very few, points. And how do you “sparingly” score those points?


Scoring is as follows:

For each team you score one point for each place away from its predicted position. Example - if you predict Sunderland to finish 9th and they finish 9th, you score 0 points (now that’s really excellent predicting). If they finish 13th you score 4 points or if they finish 7th you score 2 points. Therefore, the nearer you get to the exact position and have less points mounting up the better.

I will endeavour to make updates at the beginning of every month during the season out of interest, and occasionally fortnightly, but all leaderboards during the season are given for interest. The big winners are the forums at the end of the season who have LEAST points in total including every premier league team after the final game has been played.

The table positions won’t change position so much in the later stages of the season so … how can we maintain interest to the end you might be thinking?! Well, we have MONTHLY rewards for those in the top positions! That means points rewards for the highest positions at the end of every month (calculating from the REAL table on the 30th/31st - except when part-way through a weekend programme in which case we will wait to a maximum of Monday night for completed weekend programme to calculate progress reports). This worked pretty good last season.

Here's the idea of the bonuses:
1st spot - take off 3 bonus points from score, so your score dips even lower
2nd - take off 2 bonus points
3rd - take off 1 bonus point
The good thing is that the Bonus Points are for the most successful and includes tied points so there may well be more than 3 players involved. Their scores for the deduction will be based on their (true) teams' score, not taking any previous deductions into account - although you do of course keep these all season so lowering your OVERALL total.


I will give you an entire listing of every participant in order all through the season, plus a separate ranking of just those on your forum.


EXTRA FUN! - A SEPARATE BUT RELATED GAME - FORUM AVERAGE ENTRY COMPETITION … where forums have an entry of a minimum of five people we will make a ‘board average’, thus you’ll be able to see how your forum copes against many of the others across the land**. It is set against a single initial average entry taken from your forum guesses, and this average will be the forum entry so MAY VARY from your general looking individual entries. Five different member entries as a minimum is the requirement (no maximum!), this so as to avoid ‘fluke’ results which might distort the good guess-work averaged out by forums with larger numbers. These updates will be made in the middle or just after middle, or every month.

IMPORTANT
ENTRIES IN BY [EDIT]FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST 2016 – late entries cannot be accepted, no undue advantages offered once we have an idea of the real table, even to old trusted friends. It might also put our forum average well off. Once the first matches have kicked off … that’s it!

Have fun … it will be worth that little bit of effort - promised

daib0

** participating forums - these have proved to us to be the best (entries / serious and witty comments / light-hearted competition between yourselves etc.) over the past few seasons:
READING Royals Rendezvous
SUNDERLAND Black Cat Chat
BLACKPOOL Back Henry Street
PETERBOROUGH Posh Forum
LEEDS LUFC Talk
BLACKBURN Rovers Talk
WATFORD WFC Forums
NEWCASTLE Toon Forum
EVERTON ToffeeTalk
MAN CITY MCFC Forum
MAN UTD United Lounge
SPURS Tottenham Hotspur Unofficial Supporters Site
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by daib0 » 24 Jul 2016, 13:45

Entries like this, MINE invented just as an example, so put your own order of teams of course! As previously, if you fancy another go with your partner's name or whatever, no problem my end (but do please leave a second name of some sorts)... always better to comfortably pass 5 !!

daib0 (I won’t later appear on your forum list - but on Reading’s “RR” - this is your game on your forum!)

1 Manchester city
2 Tottenham Hotspur
3 Leicester City
4 Liverpool
5 Arsenal
6 Manchester United
7 Chelsea
8 West Ham United
9 Crystal Palace
10 Everton
11 Watford
12 West Bromich Albion
13 Southampton
14 Middlesbrough
15 Sunderland
16 Bournemouth
17 Burnley
18 Stoke city
19 Swansea City
20 Hull City




daib0

And an important reminder once again - we need just a minimum of FIVE entries each forum to constitute a forum average entry!!
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by bristleposh » 24 Jul 2016, 14:55

1 West Ham United
2 Manchester United
3 Manchester City
4 Arsenal
5 Chelsea
6 Liverpool
7 Tottenham Hotspur
8 Leicester City
9 Sunderland
10 Crystal Palace
11 Watford
12 Everton
13 Southampton
14 Bournemouth
15 Stoke City
16 Burnley
17 Swabsea City
18 Middlesbrough
19 West Bromwich Albion
20 Hull City
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by Poshay » 24 Jul 2016, 17:32

bristleposh wrote:1 West Ham United
2 Manchester United
3 Manchester City
4 Arsenal
5 Chelsea
6 Liverpool
7 Tottenham Hotspur
8 Leicester City
9 Sunderland
10 Crystal Palace
11 Watford
12 Everton
13 Southampton
14 Bournemouth
15 Stoke City
16 Burnley
17 Swabsea City
18 Stoke City
19 West Bromwich Albion
20 Hull City
Have you written Middsbro off already?
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by bristleposh » 24 Jul 2016, 18:53

Poshay wrote:
bristleposh wrote:1 West Ham United
2 Manchester United
3 Manchester City
4 Arsenal
5 Chelsea
6 Liverpool
7 Tottenham Hotspur
8 Leicester City
9 Sunderland
10 Crystal Palace
11 Watford
12 Everton
13 Southampton
14 Bournemouth
15 Stoke City
16 Burnley
17 Swabsea City
18 Stoke City
19 West Bromwich Albion
20 Hull City
Have you written Middsbro off already?
I've renamed them Stoke City, just as well somebody has their eye on the ball, thank you Graham
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by daib0 » 24 Jul 2016, 22:16

Many thanks for you all clearing that up. The Sunderland man can justifiably get desperate when I pass on incomplete entries!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by bristleposh » 24 Jul 2016, 22:52

daib0 wrote:Many thanks for you all clearing that up. The Sunderland man can justifiably get desperate when I pass on incomplete entries!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Trust you noticed I have amended it.
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Post by daib0 » 24 Jul 2016, 23:20

bristleposh wrote:
daib0 wrote:Many thanks for you all clearing that up. The Sunderland man can justifiably get desperate when I pass on incomplete entries!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Trust you noticed I have amended it.
yep ... :)
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by Poshay » 25 Jul 2016, 20:13

Here's my effort :-

1 Man City
2 Arsenal
3 Tottenham
4 Chelsea
5 Man Utd
6 Liverpool
7 West Ham
8 Leicester
9 Southampton
10 Stoke
11 Everton
12 Watford
13 Sunderland
14 Bournemouth
15 Swansea
16 Burnley
17 West Brom
18 Crystal Palace
19 Middlesbrough
20 Hull
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by daib0 » 29 Jul 2016, 12:14

I got pulled up on dates.... bah, I'm a dope, got confused with the other game I'm trying to do.
Should read: "entries in day before kick-off which is actually Saturday 13th August - so entries in by the night of Friday 12th August"

Will probably take all entries up to the KO of the very first match on the Saturday - Hull v Leicester at 12.30 - but I'd MUCH prefer them in the day before so as not to give the Sunderland Admin man too much stress last second!!

Now nearly 60 entries received in all!
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by daib0 » 30 Jul 2016, 11:50

ENTRIES - as at Saturday 30th July


OVERALL - 64

WATFORD WFC Forums 11
BLACKBURN Rovers Talk 9
BLACKPOOL Back Henry Street 9
LEEDS LUFC Talk 8
EVERTON ToffeeTalk 6
MAN CITY MCFC Forum 4
NEWCASTLE Toon Forum 4
READING Royals Rendezvous 4
SUNDERLAND Black Cat Chat 4
Independents 3
PETERBOROUGH Posh Forum 2
MAN UTD United Lounge - entries promised nearer the time!
SPURS Tottenham Hotspur Unofficial Supporters Site - entries promised nearer the time!
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by daib0 » 03 Aug 2016, 21:31

A favour to be asked, coming up …I thought that, as there is no entrance monies involved in our inter-forum games (!!)I might ask you to lend a mini helping hand my end. Don't worry, for no money to change hands ...






J.S. BACH - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3


“One Man Cello Orchestra”



Hi!

I’ve just put this up ….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrrcY-XiDLg

It’s for 10 cellos, I played all in turn, and it’s quite complicated.

If you were able to give possibly give this an “I Like” click and a re-mention on any social network then I’d be enormously grateful.

Actually, there’s a future video of this, recorded but not mounted yet …

David

#OneManCelloOrch
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by bristleposh » 03 Aug 2016, 22:41

I can't watch it tonight, but look forward to listening tomorrow. I am not really a classics man but I did like the version of The Brandenburg done by The Nice (Keith Emerson) back in th late 60s
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by Suffolkposh » 04 Aug 2016, 15:03

1 Tottenham Hotspur
2 Manchester City
3 Arsenal
4 Chelsea
5 Liverpool
6 West Ham
7 Leicester
8 Stoke City
9 Southampton
10 Manchester Utd
11 Everton
12 Watford
13 Swansea
14 Bournemouth
15 Middlesborough
16 Burnley
17 West Brom
18 Crystal Palace
19 Hull City
20 Sunderland
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Post by MCMXC » 04 Aug 2016, 18:16

1 Arsenal
2 Tottenham
3 Man City
4 Man United
5 Chelsea
6 Liverpool
7 Leicester
8 West Ham
9 Southampton
10 Everton
11 Stoke City
12 Watford
13 Swansea
14 Bournemouth
15 West Brom
16 Middlesbrough
17 Crystal Palace
18 Sunderland
19 Burnley
20 Hull City

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