Prediction League ESPL - Post Season

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  1. Blue Sheep

    Blue Sheep Well-Known Member
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    At last, we head into the final stretch of another season - probably hoping that we'll at least make the Championship Playoffs next season!

    Previews

    Mustyfrog
    [PLD:2 W:0 L:2 High Score: 10pts]
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    TafftheFish [PLD:3 W:2 L:1 High Score: 5pts]

    Both @mustyfrog & @taffthefish have very different experiences of the Playoff's - Taff has won both of his previous two ties and won promotion whilst Musty has lost both of his ties at the first stage. Musty, a bit like Liverpool, is probably wondering what more he has to do to get out of Div II after a titanic haul of 25 CR's but at least he now has the chance to put his failed experiences of 2014 & 2015 to use! Following his cruel relegation on the final day of last season, Taff has just about managed to limp into the Playoffs. Despite the history, surely the 26 point differences between the pair should make Musty favorite?


    Sayer77 [PLD:9 W:6 L:2 High Score: 9pts]
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    Jay-Rede [PLD:0 W:0 L:0]

    Our 2nd tie is a battle between two former top tier members, both hoping for a return to the promised land. @Jay-Rede's previous promotion was earned as Div II Champion, so he had never before had the pleasure of a Playoff campaign. His only top tier experience ended in a straight relegation so Jay will be hoping for the chance to improve on that! That will mean getting past @Sayer77... who has suffered a poor season (by his Championship winning standards) following a narrow miss on the automatic places & the mauling from @Dai Jones in last season's Playoffs. Will Sayer make avoid the same shock defeat as last time and make the most of the opportunity to escape the 2nd tier for a second time?


    Ties
    Due to the awkward timings of the Premier League season ending, this years Div II Playoff semi-finals have been reduced to two legs (rather than the historical 4!)

    West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa (Tuesday 14th May @ 20:00)
    Leeds United vs Derby County (Wednesday 15th May @ 19:45)

    Scoring System

    Predict a scoreline and scorers for each match based on the following.

    Result - Depending on how accurate your prediction is to the result of the match as shown in the table below. To qualify for points your prediction has to match with the result (Win/Draw/Lose) of the game

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    The term 'Accuracy' refers to how many goals you are away from the result of the match. So if i predicted 2-1 and the result was 3-1 the Accuracy would be 1 and I would get 3 points. If I predicted 5-0 and the result was 2-0 the Accuracy would be 3 and I would get 1 points. A CS still returns you 4 points (an Accuracy of 0) and now it is possible to predict the right result and get no points <yikes>

    Goal Scorers
    - Name the scorers (From both sides) to match the prediction to a maximum of three (1 point for each to a maximum of 3 points)

    First Goal Scorer - Indicate the player you think will score first (1 point) Even if you predict no goals, select a player.

    Tiebreaker - In the case of a draw, the tiebreaker will be used to decide the winner. It will be the total number of goals for both sides over the two ties. Closest to the actual number goes through.

    Example
    Lets use last season's home fixture against Barnsley as an example (Hopefully you can remember how that went 2-1 City)

    Player 1 predicts 4-1 to Cardiff with Paterson (First Goalscorer), Zohore & McBurnie scoring
    Player 2 predicts 2-0 to Cardiff with Bamba (FS) and Hoilett scoring

    Player 1 would get 2 points for the result and an additional 3 points for predicting Patterson to score the first goal and the correct Barnsley scorer. Total = 5
    Player 2 would get 3 points for the result and none for the scorers. Total = 3

    Perhaps a bad example but hopefully that is relatively clear! Any questions please ask & feedback is welcome!

    Please PM your predictions! Any questions feel free to ask! The Capaldi Cup Final between @Barry Tiger & @ccfcremotesupport will follow! <ok>
     
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  2. mustyfrog

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    I seem to have missed this :(
     
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  3. Blue Sheep

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    Yep <wah>

    The results from our 2 leg semi finals -

    Mustyfrog 0 - 1 TafftheFish

    Despite @mustyfrog's lack of predictions, it requires goals from Dallas to provide @taffthefish with the single point needed to squeeze him over the line and into the final. The theme of last night's game was that all three of our predictor expected Leeds to win easily and not score (let alone net 4 times! <laugh>) so not many points were scored. Commiserations to Musty but if he actually predicted he probably would have won! Taff's unbeaten record of 3 from 3 continues! :emoticon-0165-muscl

    Sayer77 0 - 2 Jay Rede

    @Sayer77 does not like the Playoffs. Backed both of the losing sides and selected none of the scorers from the winning team, Sayer is once again dumped out at the first Playoff hurdle and the dream of a return to the Top Flight will have to wait for another season. @Jay-Rede predictions weren't much better but crucially he backed West Brom to win the 2nd tie and will progress to compete in his first ever final!

    That means that our Div II Playoff Final is

    TafftheFish (5) vs Jay Rede (6)

    Predicting

    Man City vs Watford (Sat 18th May @ 17:00)
    Aston Villa vs Derby County (Mon 27th May @15:00)

    <ok>
     
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  4. Blue Sheep

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    Also...

    18/19 Capaldi Cup Final

    @Barry Tiger vs @ccfcremotesupport

    Predicting -

    Man City vs Watford (Sat 18th May @ 17:00)
    Aston Villa vs Derby County (Mon 27th May @15:00)

    Preview up soon. Another short turnaround! <ok>
     
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  5. Sayer77

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    Good luck lads and a special thanks to Bluey for all his efforts this season
     
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    funny, on the Swans Board I have predicted Derby to win :p
     
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  7. Barry Tiger

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    Thanks Sheepy. :emoticon-0148-yes:

    Good luck Remote :emoticon-0150-hands
     
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    Following today's Playoff final victory for Villa, we have the final results of ESPL Season!

    Div II Playoff Final

    Jay-Rede 3 - 4 TafftheFish

    It is @taffthefish that completes a straight return to Div I by just about managing to squeeze past @Jay-Rede! As both backed a 2-0 Villa win for today's game it crucially came down to Jay's missed prediction from the first leg. Taff manged to pick up a point for Sterling's goal in the FA Cup rout of Watford and that was enough to decide the tie. Congrats Taff!

    Capaldi Cup Final

    Barry Tiger 3 - 4 Ccfcremotesupport

    Despite missing the first leg @ccfcremotesupport pulls off a stunning comeback to lift this season Capaldi Cup! @Barry Tiger had managed take a 3 point lead from the FA Cup final but picked up nothing from this afternoon's match, allowing Remote to sneak the cup away with the 4 point for predicting a 2-1 Villa win! A great comeback win for Remote but BT has now lost back to back CC finals <wah>

    Well done all! <ok>
     
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  9. ccfcremotesupport

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    How lucky can you get?
    Sorry BT.

    Thanks again for arranging Blue. Great effort n your part again and much appreciated.
     
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  10. taffthefish

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    Well, I didn't expect that! I thought I'd be well and truly hammered.

    Great work all season, Blue, many thanks for all your efforts.
     
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  11. Barry Tiger

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    Well done Remote and Taff.

    The Villa Derby match was a tricky one to predict.

    Thank you again Sheepy for keeping us all in order and see you all again next season
     
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  12. Jay-Rede

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    Well done guys. Bloody missed the first fixture <laugh>. Ah well. Next season is my year (sound like a bloody scouser <laugh><cheers>)
     
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  13. taffthefish

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    @Jay-Rede thanks Laaaaaa, I couldn’t have done it without you... Oh, wait, that’s exactly how I did it.
     
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  14. FrankfurterBlue

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    Well doen to all but especially you, Mr Sheep, for a well-organised and well-policed competition.
     
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  15. Jay-Rede

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    B*****d <laugh>. "I'M COMING FOR YOU, I'M COMING FOR YOU.. YOU TAFF B*****D, I'M COMING FOR YOU" <cheers>
     
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