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Postby 999_Springs » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:44 am

Adverse weather conditions, yes... I live in London, where about 20cm of snow fell, by far the largest snowfall I have seen in my life. It closed all the schools, but... but... er... my teachers were using it as an excuse to set tons of extra homework... aaaaaaaargh...

And Chelsea have just drawn 0-0 with... Hull!?... just minutes before I post this. Something is going weird here.

(Question: Who will get the most points? (A) Luton Town, or (B) me in the patterns game, by the end of the season?)
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Postby tarek » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:13 am

I watched 2 games today:

Man C v Middlesbrough & Liverpool v Portsmouth ....

Very Very enjoyable games.

A happy football fan:D
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Postby udosuk » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:13 pm

999_Springs wrote:And Chelsea have just drawn 0-0 with... Hull!?... just minutes before I post this. Something is going weird here.

At the end of the season, it could be Chelsea and Arsenal fighting for a ... Champions League spot?! And it's not looking good for Chelsea now...

Of course, both of them could miss out, if Everton continues their current form (mark this post in case my jinxing power shows again and they lose their next 6 matches).
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Postby tarek » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:45 pm

It would be interesting to see how many points will Aston V snatch from their upcoming 5-6 matches ... tough.

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Postby 999_Springs » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:23 am

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Premiership Predictions 2009
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1. tarek        0.669
2. ttt          0.614
3. 999_Springs  0.599
4. coloin       0.552

Lousy Portsmouth and Blackburn...

Since three of these four people are patterns gamers, I create a new rule: anyone who trumps any of my puzzles in the patterns game thread will get 0.05 points knocked off their rs per puzzle. *evil laughter*
(Not really, obviously.)

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Postby udosuk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:07 pm

udosuk wrote: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.:(

:?:

After Sunday's matches only 2 of these scenarios are left:

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

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

No prize for guessing right which will stay possible longer... (I don't suppose both of those would last until May 16 when the 2 teams face off...)


Since it's too late for me to join the ladder prediction game, I might try to guess results for the next FA Cup & Champions League rounds and see how they compare to other people's predictions. Same rule: 1 pt for win/draw/lose and 0.5 pt for an exact scoreline.:idea:
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Postby 999_Springs » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:57 am

5th round predictions

Swansea City 1-1 Fulham
Sheffield United 1-0 Hull City
West Ham 2-1 Middlesbrough
Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Coventry City
Watford 0-2 Chelsea
Everton 1-2 Aston Villa
Derby County 0-1 Manchester United

This time I'm going for the boring, low-scoring, not-much-of-cup-upsets type stuff. Hopefully, with the way this year's FA Cup has been going (especially compared to last year), I should get 100%.
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Postby udosuk » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:04 am

Swansea City 0-1 Fulham
Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City
West Ham 0-0 Middlesbrough
Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Coventry City
Watford 1-1 Chelsea
Everton 2-2 Aston Villa
Derby County 1-3 Manchester United
Arsenal 1-1 Cardiff

With the cold weather it's sensible to predict low scores, and probably I won't do half as well as 999_Springs in my debut (after watching last night's surprising/disappointing no-result in the cricket).

2 things:

1. It's hard to imagine Hiddink won't win in his debut (especially after seeing he how coached Australia in the last World Cup) but you can't expect too much from these Chelsea boys these days.

2. I think van der Sar is due to concede a goal (if he plays).

Though I'm prepared to be ridiculously wrong here.:)
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Postby 999_Springs » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:39 am

Four draws out of four!? WHAT!!?

Right, so I'm slipping in the Premiership Predictions and the FA cup predictions and the patterns game and the guess-who-will-trump-my-puzzle-in-the-patterns-game game. I think that I need someone to find some more 11-plus tests and post them here for everyone.
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Postby tarek » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:48 am

Some of the R5R dates:
Hull v Sheff Utd - 26 Feb, 1945 GMT
Middlesbrough v West Ham - 24 Feb, 2000 GMT
Coventry v Blackburn - 24 Feb, 1945 GMT
Fulham v Swansea - 24 Feb, 2000 GMT

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Postby udosuk » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:26 pm

Well I predicted 5 draws out of 8, but got only 2 of them right (so far)... Should have swapped the Chelsea & Blackburn guesses, but glad to succeed in my "anti-jinxing" attempt to see Chelsea proving me wrong.:)

Also didn't realise Arsenal-Cardiff was gonna be a replay match. In that case I'll predict a 1-1 draw in 120 mins with Cardiff winning 4-3 in penalties.:)

Lastly, a desparate jinxing attempt: does anyone realise ManU is still on track for the Quadruple (or Quintuple if you count other minor trophies such as the Club World Cup)?
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Postby udosuk » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:31 am

udosuk wrote:Swansea City 0-1 Fulham 1-1
Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City 1-1
West Ham 0-0 Middlesbrough 1-1
Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Coventry City 2-2
Watford 1-1 Chelsea 1-3
Everton 2-2 Aston Villa 3-1
Derby County 1-3 Manchester United 1-4

At the end of the day just 3.5/7=50%, tied with 999_Springs (he didn't predict the Arsenal-Cardiff rematch, so we only count these 7 matches). But I was on the mark about ManU conceding a goal (even though van der Sar didn't play), and all my predictions were at most 2 goals off, so I'm pretty satisfied.:)
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Postby 999_Springs » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:36 am

udosuk wrote:(he didn't predict the Arsenal-Cardiff rematch, so we only count these 7 matches)


Har, har, har. Very unconvincing way to escape the result that would have invalidated all your "50%" comments and all your "tied with 999_Springs" comments and all your "predictions were at most 2 goals off" comments.
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Postby udosuk » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:53 pm

Oh well, if you noticed my posting time you should see that I didn't know the Arsenal-Cardiff result when I made that post. And you really didn't make any (official) prediction on that rematch.

Okay, to round things up I'll make the following prediction:

Arsenal 1-2 Burnley

See, I'm giving you a chance to break that "tie" for the whole of eight R5 1st-encounter matches.:)

As for the rematches, I won't predict the scorelines but only the winners (since there must be one for each):

Fulham, Hull, West Ham, Blackburn

Let's see how many I get right out of the 4.:?:
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Postby 999_Springs » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:46 pm

Burnley definitely can't beat Arsenal twice in the same season, in the same way as Derby can't beat Manchester United twice in the same season and that Hull can't beat Arsenal twice in the same season.

Arsenal 3-0 Burnley
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