Matchday 01 Results Only

Thanks for bearing with me. Here are the week 1 results. Looks like a decent start for our defending Champion JE. This is unlike the start for the defending Premier League Champions who managed to drop their first game against the potato chickens.

Compelted Week 1

These games were based on the following picks:

Results

You may need to zoom in to see the results. The format in the results is the predicted score, the result:

  • [E} – an exact
  • [H] – a home win
  • [A] – an away win
  • [D] – a draw
  • [X] – incorrect

Followed by the number of points awarded and then the number of alternate points. An example for [E:4:4]

Matchday 02 – Yes, things could be better!

So Matchday 01 is complete and yet the picks and the scores are yet to be posted. This is starting like last year with no updates and no clear sign that I’m doing anything. To be fair JE was winning and I didn’t want to report that !

But there is a bright side:

  • The picks are more automated (a little)
  • The formatting and scoring tables are more automated and prettier (a little)
  • The points tallying is going to be

There is a down side:

  • The long term solution seems way off but I’m going to do it and I’m working on it
  • What has happened to the WordPress editor and why can’t I find where to bullet items, or do anything?

The mid-side:

  • I’m not quite ready but I will be this weekend and the scoring will be up. This is what happens when you decided to do this at the 11th hour!

Furthermore, I will likely create a single page with ALL the weekly tallies based on the designated game day blocks of 38 regardless of when the games are played. So you can always see the overall breakdown!

In other words – forgive me a little this week and I’ll get things in order pronto.

Meanwhile, make your picks :

https://inoffthejumper.com/2021_08_21/

Season 2021-2022

After much thought and consideration and with just 3 days before the season begins I have decided that I’m going to try and do this again – but more effectively. Post to come.

We are LIVE!!

Please put your picks in and remember to complain about the generated email !

https://inoffthejumper.com/2021_08_13/

I’m also going to try and maintain a team at:

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/

Which typically lasts about 3 weeks but I want to set a target of finishing in the top 50% I don’t expect to ever win a weekly top 10 again (I still can’t believe I finished in the top 10 out of millions of people even it was luck)

Final Standing

It took a lot of tabulating and reviewing to get to the final standings. The last week were particularly interesting as there was an underhanded attempt to cheat the honour system. JE was found to have tried to undermine the scoring by putting in a fake entry in an attempt to minimize his chance of losing.

Weekly Points

The final week was not a good week for ME who was looking to hold off AM for the extra bonus final 9 game competition! Could the winner be switched on the last week?

Congratulations to BB and LJ for taking the final week!

Total Points

Here are the final points and it looks like the seasons “human” winner is JE! This would be, I believe, his second title; however, he has been assessed a ten (10) point penalty for outrageous cheating and this drops him down to second place behind me!

So this year’s champion is JCE

Thanks for participating everyone! It was very tight again, particularly at the bottom of the table with the bottom three separated by less than one exact! Sorry, AA, you are holding up all the other players…. better luck next year!

As for the AM and ME competition: there was only one winner for a long long long time and it was not AM.

I’m going to set up the 2021 schedule now (I know it’s late in the day) but hopefully everyone will get to participate again and we’ll do a better job of keeping on top of things.

A protest was launched and it turns out that the cheating was all in good humour and done with a sense of fun so the ten points (10) have been reinstated and the winner this year is as shown in the table.

This year’s champion is JE!

Congratulations. You ended the season with a very strong finish taking the champions position late and then ended the season moving away.

Sub Competition

Because AM was so far behind ME we run a sub competition and reset the scores for the last 9 games. It didn’t help, AM lost again!

I will not do a detailed summary this season end. I’m going to focus on building a better solution moving forward.

Finally… once more… lets hear it for this year’s champion JE

Matchday 37 – Going into the Final Week

Here were the picks for the middle of the week:

I wasn’t sure it could happen but this was one topsy-turvy week and somehow AM finds himself top of the weekly charts? Can he move up from the basement?

With but 10 more matches to go the points table has been rejigged as I went through and looked for corrections. Some matches were picked multiple times (when they were postponed and replayed) so I made sure it only tabulated the latest entries and this is what we have going into the last week.

Will the SuperComputer win again?!? Next year, I’m going to just copy the Super Computer’s score!

Can JE hold off JCE? Six points seems insurmountable…

Can AA jump back over AM or has he escaped the bottom spot? Four points seems eminently doable.

The last week should be highly unpredictable with the only the final European spots up for grabs so Good Luck everyone!

I could check but I do think this is the lowest points tally we’ve had going into the final week ever. I think 10 points a week is a pretty average benchmark that just really shows how bizarre this crowd-less season has been

The Final 8 Weeks

Finally – there is a separate competition that was set up for the final 8 weeks when it became clear that AM was never going to catch ME. Well…..

Is 7 points too much?

It is clear that JE has deserved his spot at the top of the table – the most consistent picker but has also started picking the odd exact.

Matchday 36 Picks and Results

Going to be minimal reporting on this week of picks as I spend some time catching up. Here are the picks:

There are lots of make up games in there and it seems that these make-up games have allowed a big move at the top of the table.

The following weeks are not in the books. Looks like back at the end of the first half of the year AM sat prettily on top with ME way at the bottom. That was surely a sign of good things to come. Except it wasn’t.

Another good week for AB but what an odd week where BB and BE were in the top half!

A big week for JE with another few points nudging him to yet another title.

Running out of time for a come-back…. a disappointing week for JE and JCE but the lead is intact. AM really failing to take advantage of the opening and poor old LJ dropping down the table.

And here are the points scored in total for the impacted weeks.

Matchday 35 Picks and Results

Going to be minimal reporting on this week of picks as I spend some time catching up. Here are the picks:

These are the summary of the points impacted by the games. Well it’s a great week for AM! finally, but he still falls behind ME because of a random alphabetization! Next year I’ll make it sortable …..

And here are the points scored in total for the impacted weeks. A terrible week for me losing 8 points to JE but it seems that in the meantime some of the earlier “make up games” were played in Week 36 and that has dropped me even further.

With three weeks to go it’s officially JEs to lose.

More shockingly there is a small window of opportunity for AM to sneak off the bottom of the table.

Matchday 34 Picks and Results

Going to be minimal reporting on this week of picks as I spend some time catching up. Here are the picks:

These are the summary of the points impacted by the games. Another victory for me but again a low scoring week.

And here are the points scored in total for the impacted weeks. The gap has extended all the way up to six points which is quite a lot when things are close. The gap at the bottom is a whopping 14 points! which is a hefty chunk of the total. Looks like AM is on his own in the cellar.

Matchday 33 Picks and Results

Going to be minimal reporting on this week of picks as I spend some time catching up. Here are the picks:

These are the summary of the points impacted by the games. An excellent week for me as I bag another victory! Unfortunately, it’s a low scoring victory week with just 10 points!

And here are the points scored in total for the impacted weeks. It’s tight at the top with just two points in it!

Matchday 32 Picks and Results

Going to be minimal reporting on this week of picks as I spend some time catching up. Here are the picks:

These are the summary of the points impacted by the games Not a bad scoring week – Congratulations to BB for winning and on a week where he scored the same as as ML, too!

And here are the points scored in total for the impacted weeks. Still very tight at the top with LJ having dropped off a little bit. Seems AM is the Sheffield United of IOTJ..