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Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:15 pm

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 2015-16 (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 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

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** 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

Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:15 pm

Entries like this, MINE invented just as an example, so put your own order of teams of course!

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




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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

Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:33 pm

The big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17


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!!

...

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 2016-17



IMPORTANT
ENTRIES IN BY FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST 2016 – late entries cannot
OPENING POST - Should read for THIS 2016-17 season of course, slight typo my end ...
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:24 pm

.... bah, I'm a dope, got confused with another smaller 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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Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Hull bottom for definite. I'll work out the rest tomorrow.
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:20 am

Man Utd
Chelsea
Man City
Arsenal
Liverpool
Tottenham
Watford
Leicester
Everton
West Ham
Stoke
Middlesbrough
Swansea
Southampton
Burnley
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:46 am

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

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:14 am

that's the way ! !
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:41 pm

Arsenal
United
City
Pool
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:14 pm

Arsenal
United
City
Pool
keep going!!
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:35 pm

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

I’ve just put this up today …. this is my deadly serious stuff, what I’m actually a professional at -

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

It was an ambitious planning given that I was playing all the parts of each cello. I believe the result is dignified, I think it was worth the lots of hours preparing this!

It’s for 10 cellos, and quite complicated. If you were able to give an ‘I like’ click on YouTube, and even better, possibly give this a mention on any social network then I’d be enormously grateful.

Actually, there’s a future video of this, recorded but not mounted, which should promise more!

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:13 pm

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:37 pm

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really happy, more than 400 visits in two days.


Back to the Premier Positions Game, and I'll ne hounding you all next week (!!), most forums already have their five !
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:27 pm

Man Utd
Man City
Leicester
Arsenal
Tottenham
Chelsea
Southampton
Liverpool
West Ham
Watford
Everton
Stoke
Sunderland
Swansea
West Brom
Bournemouth
Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough
Burnley
Hull
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:55 pm

Sorry to say, I'm going to be away till late Wednesday, so entries really are in your hands ;) :D

Remember that this game is regarded as the big one!!
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:40 am

I was going to try and get away with Manchester as 1st & 2nd but didn't think it would fly.

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Chelsea
Tottenham
Arsenal
Liverpool
Leicester
Everton
West Ham
Stoke
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Swansea
West Brom
Sunderland
Bournemouth
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:03 pm

Man City
Man Utd
Chelsea
Liverpool
Arsenal
Tottenham
Leicester
West Ham
Everton
Southampton
Stoke
West Brom
Crystal Palace
Swansea
Sunderland
Watford
Middlesbrough
Bournemouth
Burnley
Hull
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:06 pm

Well that's 5 entries, surely we can get some more in though guys?
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Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:21 pm

Just last two days for entries lads!!
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Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:49 pm

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Man City
Chelsea
Arsenal
Liverpool
West Ham
Tottenham
Leicester
Everton
Southampton
Sunderland
Crystal Palace
Stoke
West Brom
Swansea
Bournemouth
Burnley
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Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:11 pm

I hope I will be allowed a late entry David. I've had well publicised internet access problems for over a week (v long story!) Hopefully you will be lenient as I have effectively only had 45 mins of the first games "advantage" (if you can call it that!)

City
United
Chelsea
Arsenal
Tottenham
Liverpool
Leicester
West Ham
Everton
Southampton
Stoke
Watford
Sunderland
Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough
West Brom
Swansea
Bournemouth
Burnley
Hull
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Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:03 pm

No problems, everyone is in. And nice overall, for first time ever every forum has the minimum five for a forum entry too.
So relax and sit back a few days, while we gradually get all the lists prepared !!
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:38 pm

Five of the seven had United as the champ with the other two putting City as the champ. I was the only one that didn't have the two Manchester teams at the top--I had City 3rd with Chelsea 2nd.

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Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:51 pm

Five of the seven had United as the champ with the other two putting City as the champ. I was the only one that didn't have the two Manchester teams at the top--I had City 3rd with Chelsea 2nd.
No one said I had to be logical or even reasonable in my picks. :)
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Re: Big Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2016-17

Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:47 pm

Hull Swansea and WBA all winning threw a few early spanners in the works!
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