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.

Week 10 – Results

Not sure how anyone who thought the potato chickens would be the Citeh finished top this week…. but they did.

Not a lot changed but the AM / ME rivalry is neck and neck.

Week 9 – Results

I should hopefully resume the normal sarcastic posts this week but for now I’ll just post the results.

This week I downgraded my score after I realized that I had incorrectly listed a 1-1 draw for Chelsea over Manchester United when I had, in fact, picked a 2-1 victory for the home team.  This pushed me down into second place and left ME as the sole weekly leader.

Weekly Leaders

Only one point separates ME and AM!   KMFE  An online betting company gains some points this week but not enough to rise from relegation danger.

Season Leaders

Quotes of the Week

ME: “Another tough week!!”
Rope-a-dope ?

ME:  “Bournemouth to win the sunshine derby.” “Chelski will continue their form and get Mourinho sacked..” “I would like to pick Watford but Wolves are on a roll.. really tough call, maybe a draw is the order of the day!”
Makes me wonder if you weren’t just a wee bit lucky this week.

KMFE: “The Raheem from the England/Spain game will be the one who shows up for us, right? :-)”
Who needs Raheem when you have Bilva, Sane, Mahrez, Fernandino, and Aguero?  That’s right, Madrid.

BB: “Have no idea. Been thinking about bots and law firms not football.”

Legal Briefs

LJ: “The Hornets are stuck in reverse so I have to go against them this week again. Sorry mate…..”

Keep Picking Against us LJ!

LS: crickets
No one expected 2-0 the other way!

AB’s Quiz Corner
AB: “Which player has scored in the most diverse number of competitive club football competitions – during the same football season?”

 

Week 8 – Results

Keeping it simple this week with just the results (because no one interesting won).

And no one interesting is winning.

Next three weeks worth of picks are ready for picking – you know where the link is.

Week 7 – Results

This week’s theme is never give up.

Here’s how the table look at the end of the day Saturday.

Looking Up

Time to Get Better Results

Here’s how the table shifted as the final two games came home and the bottom dwellers moved above mid-table.

Looking Up and Down

NEVER give up.

Here’s where the current aggregate rankings are.

Overall

Week 6 – Results

Well, I got some late entries from JE and LS to make this another week of complete picks.  The full selections:

Final Selections

It seems that the extra time to prepare gave JE too much time to second-guess and finish a fairly low 8th; however, Mr LS too full advantage of the time and finished top for the week. This was an incredible 10 place jump from last week!

I don’t know how he convinced the linesman to fall asleep for Arsenal’s second and exact-points scoring goal but it worked.  I feel cheated!

Weekly Winners

It was a better week for AM in his quest for a repeat over ME with a jump of 8 places.

Aggregate

The arbitrary table of points.  I might give more points for 7th and below to help some of you out.

Season so far

When you watch the EPLthis week I want you realize how lucky we are to see high quality football rather than what is played in other parts of the world.

I do appreciate everyone sending them in as it makes this interesting for me.

Note:  Looks like Watford’s 2nd string lost to Spuds 1st and a 1/2 team on penalties in the Milk Cup.

Week 5 – Results

This week was the week that the hornets failed to win.  It’s on occasions like these where I try to pick against the home team which is something I learned from LJ.

  • If Watford win I don’t care about my iotj pick being wrong.
  • If Watford lose then at least I get an iotj pick correct.  Hopefully, exact.

This weeks results:

Weekly Leaders

Looks like this was the week that the leader, AM, took a bit of a tumble dropping a whopping 7 places from last week.  KMFE is consistent (at least?).

Overall Tables

Arbitrary Points System – League Table

Don’t forget the picks this week!