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 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

Week 19 Picks and Results

Been a busy week this week preparing the “half-time” statistics so just the basic prediction and results this week. And what a crazy week it was! Looked like KMFE and JE were going to be a nice tidy 1-2 until a last day exact moved ME up to the fore… but not many chances for exacts this week!

Weekly Guesses

Please ignore the W/L/D indicators… they are based on my predictions rather than actual results due to user error

Weekly Results
Overall

Prognosticator of the Week

There’s something impressive about picking the upset of the week as an exact and still landing somewhere in the middle of the pack. That said, no one can deny it wasn’t an unbelievably good guess! Well done LJ.

Week 18 – Results

Don’t forget Boxing Day fixtures

I’m sure this is accurate historical basis

This week the results were quite surprising… not the 2-3 loss at Etihad, not the 2-6 loss to the Spuds… or even that United look better without Mourinho-ho-ho.

The surprise result is that LJ won?!

WTF?

I’ll be posting the half-season summary next time out.. this will include all the head-to-heads, your predicted table against the actual table and anything else you ask for (within reason).

Week 17 Results

Just the results this week.  This week BE jumped 10 places to be 1st.  I’m not a betting man but I’m guessing that LJ won’t be replicating that feat next week.

From Last to First?  

Overall leaders:

There are a glut of games coming up on the 21st, 26th and 29th so get your picks in.

Week 16 – Results

Prior Trivia

Over thanksgiving I asked a few questions and I had a couple of people try and answer but I thought I should set the record straight (according to me).

Who was first American to score in the Premier League?  (1)
For team did he score? (1)



Which American scored the most Premier League goals? (1)
For which two teams did he score? (2)

What two teams have had an American play for them this year in the Premier league? (2)



Name four players who have been between the sticks for EPL teams (4)


What feat do Tim Howard and Brad Friedel share with only three other goalkeepers? (1)


What American played for Watford in 2007 after scoring in the Championship Final playoffs the prior year? (1)


How many Americans have managed a game in the Premier League ?  (1)

This weeks results:

Only One Wrong!

Total Points

Prognosticator of the Week

This week it’s BB because he picked Chelsea in the “upset” – which was the lone game I got wrong.  

Don’t forget to make your picks for this weekend.

Week 15 – Results

This week I updated WordPress to a new version and the editor looks completely different.  I’m not sure I like it.  Sounds like a complain that Trafford United fans have this year.   

Weekly Comments
AM: “”Good morning to you. All up & running here in sunny Spain – why wouldn’tit be! Ha.”
Yes, I was having some server issues during a critical time of the week when this site is hammered by the 3 people that bother reading things here and the 9 or so that make entries.  Turns out it had nothing to with my site and was just some random issue.  

AM: “Good work. As a result I have tried to be kind to you & yours inmy prediction by predicting only a 0 – 2 defeat at the hands of Citeh. “
The Hornets have hit a bit of a stumbling block but at I can handle a close loss to the two leaders.  It’s the next three that matter… I’m hoping for 7 points out of the three making us 67% safe.

BE: “I was so bad last week, I thought maybe it would have been better not to pick and take the default scores”
Good decision! Full 7 place jump with probably your highest score of the year!

ME:  “Just looking at my rivalry with AM and I didn’t see AM or JE with two correct results for last week. However, you got my exacts right!!”
There was an error – AM had noticed that the results were a little wrong before you and it was because I had posted Chelsea with a 2-2 draw rather than a 2-0 win.  I then meant to update MY score to a 2-1 because I (rather stupidly changed it from 2-0 to 2-1 before the game) and didn’t do the correct column.  
The correction reduces my score by 3 and doesn’t change AM’s score but just makes it more obvious that it was correct.  Sorry I couldn’t help you there – luckily this week he helped you himself with his picks!!!

Improved Predictions
Dropped me a few places…. BE really did do badly!

Interesting to note that both AM and ME spotted the errors this week!  Rivalry much?

Weekly Predictions and Results

Guesses
Good Week For BB and me. The me me and not the ME ME
Aggregate Positions

Prognosticator of the Week
I might be biased but this week I would give it to myself because I only got two incorrect.  The strategy this week was to randomly throw out some numbers between 1-3 for the team that looked favorite.   Can’t believe Charlie Austin scored in Fergie time against the Potato chickens keeping me from a QUADzacta.

But BB beat me out on alphabetical grounds.

Don’t forget to pick again this for this weekend.

Week 14 – Picks and Results

This past week I was too busy to provide an amusing or information or just post so here’s a simple round up of the picks and the results.

Crappy Guesses

He Caught Me Cheating!!

Who’s the Overall Leader?

Prognosticator of the Week
No one stands out this week.

Week 12 – Results

It’s been over a week since the games were played and I’m sure that you’ve been on tenterhooks wondering who won this week.  Maybe not ME and BE who seem to keep a close tab on who’s doing well as the games progress each week.

Well here are the results and it’s another victory for LS.

Weekly Leaders

Not much change at the top but the battle between ME and AM appears to be heating up.*

Season

There were a number of international games last week for something or another and it’s Thanksgiving this week in the USA so not much really to report.  All in all you should be Thankful that I remembered to even post the results.

Because it’s thanksgiving and a US Holiday here are some trivia questions.  Put answers in the comments.

  • Who was first American to score in the Premier League?  (1)
  • For team did he score? (1)
  • Which American scored the most Premier League goals? (1)
  • For which two teams did he score? (2)
  • What two teams have had an American play for them this year in the Premier league? (2)
  • Name four players who have been between the sticks for EPL teams (4)
  • What feat do Tim Howard and Brad Friedel share with only three other goalkeepers? (1)
  • What American played for Watford in 2007 after scoring in the Championship Final playoffs the prior year? (1)
  • How many Americans have managed a game in the Premier League ?  (1)

Don’t forget to pick

*Last week’s aggregate scored didn’t incorporate the 4-5 later games from a couple of weeks

Week 11 – Results

During the picks last week I posted an image of Wayne Rooney as Shrek declaring that he would never again play for England.  I’d like to apologize to Mr. Rooney because it turns out that he will be playing for England in his very own international testimonial!

Given the result of his Premier League testimonial – a 0-0 draw in Mourinho’s first game – England should be the perfect team to recreate that score.

If England can’t fail to score, no team can.

This weeks results have a tie between ME and AM this week.  This represents the second week in a row that ME has topped the table.

At the bottom was LJ who is once again proving that the more you know about football the harder it is to make correct predictions.  On reflection, maybe ME is proving that too.

Prognosticator of the week goes to AA who managed to pick a 2-3 result out of the hat for Wolves at home against the potato chickens.

Congrats AM/ME and AA!

Picks for the next 2 scheduled weeks are up.