2-Nov 2019 – Results

Quick post this week just to get everyone up to date. I hope to be writing more of a summary moving forward now that my t, y, tab and shift keys are working.

Guesses

This weeks results were fairly good across the board but a disaster for the competitive pairing of ME and AM who both fared poorly.

Bit of Disaster for Some

Overall, LJ Is stretching his lead with ME slipping up. I don’t want to say that 25 points is an insurmountable lead but I think it’s high time I started about thinking about trying to get to 3rd or 4th.

Remember – the more you know about football the lower your score

25-Oct thru 27-Oct 2019 – Results

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*At this point it should be clear that some of the keys on my laptop aren’t working.

picks and results

some picks are better than others some picks are better than other pickers picks
seriously? 4 points

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suicide
we have a winner….

the missing team was manchester city

congraulaions me on our fine performance!

i will wrie more once i ge a lapop ha is working beer.

Results for Lots of Weeks

There were games.
There was an international break.
There were more games.

And Watford still can’t win and I didn’t post much.

So results from the games before the international break before the last set of games.

Guesses….someone is going to get lucky!
ME and AA and BB at the top

Then there were games after the international break.

Guesses….someone is going to get lucky!
ME and AA and BB at the top

I can’t remember the last time the Top 3 were the Top 3 in consecutive weeks but congratulations to ME, AA, and BB for that remarkable feet of consistency!

Suicide Picks

Suicide picks were temporarily suspended this most recent week based on the fact that recently I couldn’t organize a piss up in a brewery. They are running this week.

And Then There were 3

28-Sep thru 01-Oct 2019 – Results

Some great games this week including those that were heavily advertised.

Stunning 1-1 Draw

It was also a strange week for predictions. Out of the blue a massive score came in. Not a score like the 8-0 drubbing of Watford by a real Premier League team but the score of 5 exacts and the drubbing that KMFE put on the rest of us.

Quarter of a Century

A quarter of a century… over one third of the total seven game tally!

One Third of Points in One Week

Well done KMFE.

Suicide Picks
Best week so far. No losers.

Did Nobody Lose

28-Sep thru 01-Oct 2019 – Picks

Quick post today because I ended up working when I could have been original.

Some Scores Already Entered.

Looks like SuperComputers are all functional this week and the 2-1 bug has been somewhat fixed. I back-calculated the results and have updated their overall positions. I am working on a more detailed algorithm based on available strength rankings but that will take some time to put together (if an when I can be bothered).

Historically, SC3 has finished consistently in the Top 3 but then historically, LJ has been finishing in the bottom 3 so times change.

Lets see how this goes.

Quotes

JE: Just love seeing the deej……..I will do next week. Must get my creative cap on!!
I haven’t done much creatively this year so it will make a change to see something on here that’s fun and exciting.

ME: I think Spuds will hit back this week and win comfortably.
You think every week that Spuds will win

No Bias here then

ME: I can’t pick between Man U and the Gunners… a soft draw. Abambalang scoring late to earn a point.
Abambalang? Are you sure you don’t mean one of the other players….

La Cassette
Granite Xhaka

ME: I’ve got you as a draw even after their crushing of last week.
You’re crazy. I picked a draw on Friday night but then on Saturday changed it to a crushing defeat because my head > heart.

AM: “Off to Old Trafford again this weekend and looking for a similar result to my previous visit when we hammered Leicester City 1-0 !”
Good luck.. and well done the Welsh!

AM: “Well played Baaaaaaarb for being the The “Suicide Picks” first winner. . . .I think.  :-/  .x.”

First sole winner! We had a tied set of winners last time out. I need to figure out how to make this work better. Maybe change it from wins to “not losing” and stop everyone picking Liverpool and Man City until the 5th week or something.

KMFE: “All my strength with DJ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 — for whom any result for a Scottish side is fine, even if Rangers beat Aberdeen ;-)…
Not going to lie. DJ is unhappy with a 5-0 result against his team. He did bark 8 times
to let me know it’s better than Watford’s effort last week.

BE: “I was going for 0-0 Man U v Arsenal , but I thought xhaka or another would probably give away a penalty.”
Pre or Post VAR?

Not Dirty At All

Suicide Picks
This system would work better if I had invested the time in a proper interface to enter scores. This week we could lose almost everyone with one bad result by Leicester.

Could We Have All Survivors?

Results posted after the last game tomorrow.

20-Sep thru 23-Sep 2019 – Results

Weekly Picks

This was the worst picking week I’ve had since starting this whole website. In case you’re wondering that’s 5 years worth of picking and including a title. Looking back at that length of time it’s quite amazing to read things from that era.

Fabregas is not as good as Mata so its hard to see how Mourinho will work him into the team.” and “Liverpool without Suarez…..Sterling will improve and Brendan Rogers has built some depth… they can’t keep Gerrard too long”

Both managers have been fired or moved twice. None of the players are where they were. This site has been running a long time and this is the worst I’ve scored. Somehow, I still didn’t finish last!

Ugh…

The observant will notice that I’ve managed to get one of the SuperComputers working and it has been designed to think like a human (guess) and it did quite well. Next week I expect another to be fixed with a superior algorithm that I will run on a back-dated basis. It should win this year.

Suicide Picks

We have a winner!

BE is last one standing

Final Words
Just a quick post this week…. it’s been a rough few weeks.

KMFE: “An extra pick for Dandy this week: Livingston 1 cookie – ALL THE COOKIES Aberdeen… 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Dandy didn’t get an exact but her team definitely got more cookies.
Miss You.

20-Sep thru 23-Sep 2019 – Picks

Everyone picked today and we’re good to go:

The Guesses

After one result things are still very tight at the top of the weekly table:

We’re doing well so far!

Weekly Comments

JE: “Cmon the Chelsea!! See you next week where perhaps I do the editor role whilst I’m there…..”
Deal. It’s written down and captured in stone (after I edited it a little).

ME: “Another round of guesses as there is still no form to go on! Liverpool will just pip Chelski; Liverpool’s hardest game so far. I have Arsenal cruising to victory. Spuds and Man U will have fairly tough games but should win! Unlucky Watford to catch Man Pretty who will still be angry over their Norwich defeat. Can’t see Sheffield Utd surviving in the premiership and Everton are fighting to be the team they hope to be; should be an Everton win. The south coast drama won’t be…Southampton to snooze past Bournemouth.”

I included the whole comment this week so people can see into the skilled analysis that happens on a week to week basis. I should deduct points for your final comment on Bournemouth!

Nate Silver runs a pretty decent analysis and rankings for teams and he has Sheffield going down with Villa and Brighton (which is my list). He also has Watford 2 places above relegation which I think is a little optimistic but in Dr House I trust.

KMFE: “An extra pick for Dandy this week: Livingston 1 cookie – ALL THE COOKIES Aberdeen… 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

This made me smile. I miss her.

General Comments
While it has been a bit of a struggle of late for Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer, his tactics have been recently leaked. It is clear from the image that things have certainly changed since the Mourinho park the bus style of play.

There is no Bus!

With all the talk of negativity in the game today -racist abuse, racist chants, and racist behaviour it’s nice to read a more uplifting story. Watford have a reputation for being a family club with large sections of the stadium being “dry”. It’s nice to read about their diversity initiatives which has grown significantly over the years.

With so much negativity going on in the world, the embracing of diversity is certainly something for the club to be proud of. It’s important to me that everyone is respected.

14-Sep thru 16-Sep 2019 – Picks and Results

This week Dandy loyal fan of Aberdeen passed away. This made putting the picks and results together a little less important but eventually the results needed to go up.

The Picks
It does appear that the Super Computers are currently not operational.

A Bunch of Guesses

The Comments

KMFE: “I know this is not the right result for Watford.  Happy birthday, JCE ;-)…”
But it is! A whole point!

LJ: “Wanted to give the Hornets a win but the best I can do is a draw.”
No skill then. It’s just all luck… you can give them a win by choosing them to have more goals that the opposition.

Results
Looks like another good week for LJ who managed to max out points via exact picks and defeat me who only got two incorrect results. Who came up with this scoring system? It’s so unfair.

So unfair, so so unfair.

It pains me to put up a table with LJ at the top of it but here is the table with LJ at the top of it. This week sees a decent result for KMFE who every week looks like the above picture of Pep when she sees the final result.

Just Two Wrong and not First.

It does look like the AA whiteboard needs a little fine tuning. Things will turn around.

Suicide Picks
Disaster! Man City letting everyone down.
Looks like a show down between bitter enemies!

And Then There Were 2

31-Aug thru 01-Sep-2019 Results

Suicide Picks
Pretty appalling results for me this week. Chelsea were 2-0 up with Tammy Abraham looking like the finisher that Chelsea hasn’t had since… Kerry Dixon.. or maybe Diego Costa.

One Loser this week

Some people didn’t play so moving forward we have six people left to pick.

Main Results
After a few years of getting out to a fast start and then slowly ceding (or keeping the lead) while having a healthy lead over LJ I’m starting to get the feeling this year will be different.

Someone Needs to Check I Did This Right

Results 23rd-25th of August Update

AA was nice enough to point out an error on the score-sheet. I usually pick these up when I do a full table review at various points in the season but now we get real-time corrections.

I had Burnley down for a 1-0 win at the Molineux but that’s because I switched the game off after 96 minutes. Little did I know that games now last 97 minutes.

Updated

BE moved further ahead with another exact and do we really need to be helping ME?