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Postby udosuk » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:29 pm

Forgot to say, each exact guess yields an extra 0.5 point.

So with 4 exact results your final score is 16/32=50%.:D

(While guessing all exact results means 48/32=150%.:idea: )



I guess the season is now a duel between ManU & Liverpool.:( (Unless I jinx them both with that prediction, which probably will happen, and then those Arsenal fans might get their hopes up.)
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Postby tarek » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:55 am

udosuk wrote:(Unless I jinx them both with that prediction, which probably will happen, and then those Arsenal fans might get their hopes up.)
Still very hopefull ....
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Postby 999_Springs » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:07 am

Amazing finishes to Man U's and Chelsea's games.

Also amazing how I decided to turn off my radio 4 minutes from full time, thereby missing everything.

Also amazing how just 7 points separate 8th and 20th places after 22 games.

And that Tottenham are back into their usual place in the table.
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Postby udosuk » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:44 am

I probably should have predicted both Hull and Tottenham will relegate and Arsenal will win the title. It would have been more probable than my initial prediction.:(

Anyway, away from the dreaded English football, let's (just for half a week) talk about the American version. Who do you think will win this weekend, Steelers or Cardinals? (If my old mate Hud is still active in this forum I'm sure he'd be very happy seeing his home town's perennial underdog getting to the big stage.:) )

I suppose a Cardinal upset here will be of a similar scale of Wigan winning this season, or the 76ers winning the NBA Final, or for that matter, Andy Murray winning a Grand Slam this year.:!:
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Postby 999_Springs » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:34 am

udosuk wrote:Anyway, away from the dreaded English football, let's (just for half a week) talk about the American version.

NEVER!!!!!!

Certainly not with the 4th round of the FA Cup coming soon. With my predictions below I hope to reach 50% on the win/draw/lose and some more with your bonus half-points, now that Forest Green "I-can't-stop-conceding-penalties" Rovers and Gilling"Neither-can-I"ham aren't there to ruin my predictions.

Derby County 1-3 Nottingham Forest
Hartlepool United 1-2 West Ham United
Hull City 0-2 Millwall
Sunderland AFC 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield United 1-0 Charlton Athletic
Portsmouth 3-0 Swansea City
Chelsea 6-1 Ipswich Town
Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Burnley
Torquay United 0-0 Coventry City
Kettering Town 0-1 Fulham
Watford 2-2 Crystal Palace
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Middlesbrough
Manchester United 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Cardiff City 1-3 Arsenal
Liverpool 2-2 Everton
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Postby melsuk » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:12 am

At least you'll get the Wolves result right. I could care less about the so called big boys, I'm only watching Mick and the lads.:D
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Postby 999_Springs » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:18 am

999_Springs wrote:Derby County 1-3 Nottingham Forest 1-1
Hartlepool United 1-2 West Ham United 0-2
Hull City 0-2 Millwall 2-0
Sunderland AFC 1-2 Blackburn Rovers 0-0
Sheffield United 1-0 Charlton Athletic 2-0
Portsmouth 3-0 Swansea City 0-2
Chelsea 6-1 Ipswich Town 3-1
Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Aston Villa 0-0
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Burnley 2-2
Torquay United 0-0 Coventry City 0-1
Kettering Town 0-1 Fulham 2-4
Watford 2-2 Crystal Palace 4-3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Middlesbrough 1-2
Manchester United 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur ?-?
Cardiff City 1-3 Arsenal ?-?
Liverpool 2-2 Everton ?-?

FOUR OUT OF THIRTEEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Postby udosuk » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:33 am

[Final Update]

999_Springs wrote:Derby County 1-3 Nottingham Forest 1-1
Hartlepool United 1-2 West Ham United 0-2
Hull City 0-2 Millwall 2-0
Sunderland AFC 1-2 Blackburn Rovers 0-0
Sheffield United 1-0 Charlton Athletic 2-0
Portsmouth 3-0 Swansea City 0-2
Chelsea 6-1 Ipswich Town 3-1
Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Aston Villa 0-0
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Burnley 2-2
Torquay United 0-0 Coventry City 0-1
Kettering Town 0-1 Fulham 2-4
Watford 2-2 Crystal Palace 4-3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Middlesbrough 1-2
Manchester United 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1
Cardiff City 1-3 Arsenal 0-0
Liverpool 2-2 Everton 1-1

Final score: 6/16=37.5%. (I couldn't stop giggling as I was going through the checking.:) Hull-Millwall was particularly satisfying.)

Nice call for the Merseyside Derby, but once again Arsenal let you down. But 37.5% isn't a bad result considering 33.33% is the expected score. Better luck next round.:)
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Postby udosuk » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:21 am

Which do you guys think is the most likely to happen among these 3:

1. ManU winning all of their remaining league matches this season.

2. Liverpool or Arsenal drawing all of their remaining league matches this season.

3. Hull losing all of their remaining league matches this season.:(

:?:
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Postby tarek » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:00 am

udosuk wrote:Which do you guys think is the most likely to happen among these 3:
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Postby 999_Springs » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:59 am

I think option 3.

This would have been a really good question for my impossible quiz... (Less than 100 views in 6 days!?)
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Postby udosuk » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:14 am

Interesting choices.

I thought the most likely could be 1. Although from Hull's last 6 matches I won't be surprised at all if 3 happens.:(

(Added after Saturday Jan 31: after Hull's weekend draw against WBA, only propositions 1 & 2 remain possible now.)
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Postby udosuk » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:48 pm

Nice matches last night - 2 won in the 118th minute, and a comeback from 0-2 down. Heartbreak for the Looprevils.:)

Can anyone tell me when will the Arsenal-Cardiff match be played? According to this link they'll play on the 16th, and then immediately play Burnley on the same day.:!:
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Postby tarek » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:01 am

Arsenal's upcoming fixtures. Times are GMT
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Sunday, 08 February 2009
Barclays Premier League
Tottenham v Arsenal, 13:30

Monday, 16 February 2009
The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON
Arsenal v Cardiff, R4R, 19:45

Saturday, 21 February 2009
Barclays Premier League
Arsenal v Sunderland, 15:00

Tuesday, 24 February 2009
UEFA Champions League
Arsenal v Roma, R1, L1, 19:45

The weekend before the FA cup R4R has these R5 fixtures
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Saturday, 14 February 2009
Blackburn v Coventry, R5, 15:00
Sheff Utd v Hull, R5, 15:00
Swansea v Fulham, R5, 12:45
Watford v Chelsea, R5, 17:30
West Ham v Middlesbrough, R5, 15:00

Sunday, 15 February 2009
Derby v Man Utd, R5, 16:30
Everton v Aston Villa, R5, 14:30

This occured due to the fact that Arsenal v Cardiff match was postponed due to adverse weather conditions (which we are still experiencing until this moment:( )

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Postby udosuk » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:54 am

tarek wrote:This occured due to the fact that Arsenal v Cardiff match was postponed due to adverse weather conditions (which we are still experiencing until this moment:( )

Thanks for the info!:)

So 7 of the "final 8" could be decided even before the last "final 16" participant is determined - weird.:!:

While you guys are experiencing adverse weather conditions, the Down Under people like us are enduring scorching 40+ heat. Well at least we can go to beaches filled with bikini wearing babes, so nothing much to complain here.:)
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