Week 22 – Results

Here are the results…. better late than never…..

It was looking like a solid win for BB until a Citeh 3-0 win jumped me up to tie for 1st! A better showing for KMFE and ME losing some overall points to AM.

Thanks Citeh!

Right now I’m hanging in like Watford and haven’t started the second half descent yet.

Not Much Change Here……

It didn’t help but I did love AA’s contribution..

Oh well.. there’s always next time (said every gambler ever)

Week 22 – Picks

So waiting on more than usual because it’s been a while with the F.A. Cup and other New Years but here are the current picks.

Some Guesses

As for the missing entries, hopefully, they’ll roll in before the games kick off. But we’re still waiting…. here’s a timely reminder.

Time to get a Fancier Watch!

Weekly Comments

JE: “Don’t know why I have put 2-1 to united. Guess I’m just keeping the faith. Liverpool – don’t know why I have put them to lose. Why not.?? .?!.”
Because you’re a United fan!
Of course Manchester United have become everything their fans mocked other clubs for:

They spent money like Man City
They changed managers like Chelsea
They go on about their history and pat triumphs like Liverpool
They aim for Top 4 like Arsenal….

Couldn’t resist!

AM: “Well, this was done in a rush (oversight & NO personal reminder offered up!) “”
A group reminder is not enough? ME never offers up excuses for not having the greatest weeks like. He just admits to totally guessing.

ME: “I hope all of the top teams win otherwise my predictions will be going south again.”
I’m glad that you put IOTJ above the true support for the Potato Chickens.

” I have given another three games the default 2-1 … “
That’s a tactic that beats guessing! Maybe AM should try it rather than using excuses.

KMFE: “Trying the 1-0 contention — let’s see how it REALLY does in a given week…”
That’s a tactic that beats guessing! Let’ hope that everyone has lost their shooting boots!

YouTube

The Football Equivalent of the ME vs AM rivalry

Analysis

Brighton v Liverpool
Brighton shouldn’t lose against Liverpool at home or away.

Burnley v Fulham
Burnley should win against Fulham at home or away.

Cardiff v Huddersfield
Cardiff shouldn’t win against anyone at home or away. They will draw.

Chelsea v Newcastle
Chelsea shouldn’t lose to Newcastle at home or away.

Crystal Palace v Watford

Crystal Palace could win against anyone at home or away. But they won’t unless Zaha falls over in the box twice.

Everton v Bournemouth

Everton could win against anyone at home or away. They will.

Leicester v Southampton
Leicester could win against anyone at home or away. Except Newport and Southampton isn’t Newport.

Man City v Wolves
Man City shouldn’t lose to anyone at home or away.

Tottenham v Man United
Everyone seems to think that now that Alex is in charge again Trafford United won’t see another loss ever. They will.

West Ham v Arsenal
West Ham don’t have a real home just a giant cavern that they might win at every now and then. This is not now or then.


Man City v Wolves
Tottenham v Man United
West Ham v Arsenal

Week 21 – Results

Results for this week (already 2 weeks into the second half of the season?!)

This week I posted some default results for BB (who was late) because he doesn’t have a fancy watch like Pep.

If I Was I Watch Influencer, I could Make A Lot of Commission if You Clicked here and Bought A Similar Watch

Anyway, just in time he posted replacement actual picks and I was ready to get good old laugh if he picked worse but the last laugh was on me as he came first!

Congratulations to BB

The overall positions have not changed too much but they are presented here.

Overall Leaders

Total Aside 1: Drones
There were recent events at Gatwick which prevented a number of flights from taking off or landing impacting thousands of passengers. For some reason an excessive level of Britishness made taking out the drones only a “considered” option and not an immediately obvious and immediately exercised option. I didn’t know at the time that some of the drones may have actually been their own police drones but when they explained how hard it would be to remove the offending drones I just wondered if they could hire a few footy fans. They’d sort it.

Total Aside 2: Stupid FA Rules and Poor Enforcement

Among rules that I hate are the “new” offside rule whereby a player in an offside position not interfering with play should not be flagged offside. This was updated in 2015 to include “”Makes an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball”. Still agree with Cloughie who said, “If any one of my players isn’t interfering with play, they’re not getting paid’.

Anyway, it’s 25 years and I’m still better about the somewhat legalization of goal-hanging but it brings me to the stupidest rule implementation.

No retrospective punishment

There seems to be this belief that the FA will not retrospectively punish a player when that play has been seen by an official of the game. The recent incident between Shelvey and Pogba is an example where some punishment was deserved.

Now, the FA can review incidents that are considered “secondary to the challenge for the ball”. Why is there a condition on this? This tackle is apalling and Pogba missed the next game. I might not like Man United, I might not like Pogba but I hate that Shelvey can once again prove that despite his talents for the long pass is a thug on the field of play.

Pogba is an Ass but He Doesn’t Deserve This Assualt

Half-Season Stats for AA

This post is part of a series (see menu bar on the right). I’ve individualized the half-season results for everyone with the same charts and images to make it easier to see how you are doing.

Your Table
This is how the table looks based solely on your predictions and as if every game had been perfectly guessed.

Predicted Table

Pick Grid
This shows all the picks you’ve made this year in home and away format, the results of those picks (exact, difference, or miserable failure), and finally a table that shows how you have done overall by team. You can use this to adjust your projections moving forward (and assuming current form continues through the second half for all teams).

Half a Season of Guesses

Predicted Week Over Week
This is how you have the teams going week over week.

Weekly Moving and Shaking

Head to Head

This is how you are doing against all the other players. In the cases where the number of games is less than the total played it is because I’ve kindly only included weeks where both parties participated.

Hope this summary was useful, interesting… or something.

Half-Season Stats for AB

This post is part of a series (see menu bar on the right). I’ve individualized the half-season results for everyone with the same charts and images to make it easier to see how you are doing.

Your Table
This is how the table looks based solely on your predictions and as if every game had been perfectly guessed.

Predicted Table

Pick Grid
This shows all the picks you’ve made this year in home and away format, the results of those picks (exact, difference, or miserable failure), and finally a table that shows how you have done overall by team. You can use this to adjust your projections moving forward (and assuming current form continues through the second half for all teams).

Half a Season of Guesses

Predicted Week Over Week
This is how you have the teams going week over week.
I need to fix this graph as obviously something buggy is going on.

Weekly Moving and Shaking

Head to Head

This is how you are doing against all the other players. In the cases where the number of games is less than the total played it is because I’ve kindly only included weeks where both parties participated.

Hope this summary was useful, interesting… or something.

Half-Season Stats for AM

This post is part of a series (see menu bar on the right). I’ve individualized the half-season results for everyone with the same charts and images to make it easier to see how you are doing.

Your Table
This is how the table looks based solely on your predictions and as if every game had been perfectly guessed.

Predicted Table

Pick Grid
This shows all the picks you’ve made this year in home and away format, the results of those picks (exact, difference, or miserable failure), and finally a table that shows how you have done overall by team. You can use this to adjust your projections moving forward (and assuming current form continues through the second half for all teams).

Half a Season of Guesses

Predicted Week Over Week
This is how you have the teams going week over week.

Weekly Moving and Shaking

Head to Head

This is how you are doing against all the other players. In the cases where the number of games is less than the total played it is because I’ve kindly only included weeks where both parties participated.

Hope this summary was useful, interesting… or something.

Half-Season Stats for BB

This post is part of a series (see menu bar on the right). I’ve individualized the half-season results for everyone with the same charts and images to make it easier to see how you are doing.

Your Table
This is how the table looks based solely on your predictions and as if every game had been perfectly guessed.

Predicted Table

Pick Grid
This shows all the picks you’ve made this year in home and away format, the results of those picks (exact, difference, or miserable failure), and finally a table that shows how you have done overall by team. You can use this to adjust your projections moving forward (and assuming current form continues through the second half for all teams).

Half a Season of Guesses

Predicted Week Over Week
This is how you have the teams going week over week.

Weekly Moving and Shaking

Head to Head

This is how you are doing against all the other players. In the cases where the number of games is less than the total played it is because I’ve kindly only included weeks where both parties participated.

Hope this summary was useful, interesting… or something.

Half-Season Stats for BE

This post is part of a series (see menu bar on the right). I’ve individualized the half-season results for everyone with the same charts and images to make it easier to see how you are doing.

Your Table
This is how the table looks based solely on your predictions and as if every game had been perfectly guessed.

Predicted Table

Pick Grid
This shows all the picks you’ve made this year in home and away format, the results of those picks (exact, difference, or miserable failure), and finally a table that shows how you have done overall by team. You can use this to adjust your projections moving forward (and assuming current form continues through the second half for all teams).

Half a Season of Guesses

Predicted Week Over Week
This is how you have the teams going week over week.

Weekly Moving and Shaking

Head to Head

This is how you are doing against all the other players. In the cases where the number of games is less than the total played it is because I’ve kindly only included weeks where both parties participated.

Hope this summary was useful, interesting… or something.

Half-Season Stats for JE

This post is part of a series (see menu bar on the right). I’ve individualized the half-season results for everyone with the same charts and images to make it easier to see how you are doing.

Your Table
This is how the table looks based solely on your predictions and as if every game had been perfectly guessed.

Predicted Table

Pick Grid
This shows all the picks you’ve made this year in home and away format, the results of those picks (exact, difference, or miserable failure), and finally a table that shows how you have done overall by team. You can use this to adjust your projections moving forward (and assuming current form continues through the second half for all teams).

Half a Season of Guesses

Predicted Week Over Week
This is how you have the teams going week over week.

Weekly Moving and Shaking

Head to Head

This is how you are doing against all the other players. In the cases where the number of games is less than the total played it is because I’ve kindly only included weeks where both parties participated.

Hope this summary was useful, interesting… or something.