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    The OTF prediction competition

    I know many on this forum are not exactly enamoured with the official Premier League prediction competition, probably even less so since talkSPORT now administer it, so I thought I'd see if anyone was interested in doing one on here.
    I'm around most weekends so would be happy to set things up each week. There may be one or two times where I can't but maybe someone could cover then.
    I was thinking of keeping it as simple as possible. Perhaps 8, 10 or 12 games and score it 3 points for a correct score and 1 for a correct result. It doesn't have to be exclusively Premier league games, either. It could include lower league games, foreign league games, international weekends, cup games. Also there could be the odd midweek list, maybe incorporating European competition.
    If enough people are interested then I'll go ahead with it. it could start as early as this weekend if you want.

    #2
    The OTF prediction competition

    Cheers SotS.

    If it is like UA Serie A prediction competition count me in, to be honest keep it as simple as possible as we ended up with five of us doing it.

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      #3
      The OTF prediction competition

      Count me in (if it's free).

      Can I just put down 2-1 to the home team in every single match for the entire thing, right now?

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        #4
        The OTF prediction competition

        I'm in. Do I need to think of a witty team name as I doubt I'll beat dogbeak's 'Fred West Ham United' on the fantasy football thread.

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          #5
          The OTF prediction competition

          I'd love to take part

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            #6
            The OTF prediction competition

            Well why not.

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              #7
              The OTF prediction competition

              Good work Sean. FC Altona 11 Alster are in.

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                #8
                The OTF prediction competition

                I'd like to take part, although I'm not sure if the prestigious Ursus family Serie A prediction competition would clash...?

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                  #9
                  The OTF prediction competition

                  I'm sure there will be no conflict of interest with the Ursus league, I'm sure they can run side by side. Tomorrow I'll set up the first round of matches if you want now there are some competetive games starting.

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                    #10
                    The OTF prediction competition

                    Count me in, Sean. Good idea.

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                      #11
                      The OTF prediction competition

                      Me too, I'm always game for any prediction comp.

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                        #12
                        The OTF prediction competition

                        I suppose we'd better have some basic ground rules.

                        Each round will be 10 games played on the same day, so all Saturday games, and if we do a midweek one then they will all be on the same night. Though it will be based mainly on the Premier League, there may also be lower league games, cup games, international games, European competition etc.

                        I'll post the games after the previous round-up, or sooner if I think there is not enough time before the relevant matchday or for holiday period games where there might be two matchdays close together..

                        Any posts made after a game has kicked off, or edited after a game has kicked off, will be null and void for any game that has kicked off before that time. Watch out for early Saturday games kicking off at midday.

                        Predict the score of all games. Correct score is 3 points, correct result is 1 point. No minus points, no safe games, no bankers. Also I'll throw in a bonus such as first scorer for a game, first yellow, or something like.

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                          #13
                          The OTF prediction competition

                          Oh, and anyone can join in even when we've already started, you'll just start scoring from when you join.

                          If anybody thinks they are going to be away at any time, let me know on here or however, and I'll see if I can get the games up early.

                          We'll keep everything on this thread so we know where we are.

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                            #14
                            The OTF prediction competition

                            I'm in.

                            We'll also try to make it through a full season of the Ursus League this year, though you guys managed all right without us last spring.

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                              #15
                              The OTF prediction competition

                              I think I'll have a pop if that's ok.

                              Good idea.

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                                #16
                                The OTF prediction competition

                                Yep, I'm in. I remember the league on the old board as enjoyable, despite my distinctly unimpressive mid-table finish.

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                                  #17
                                  The OTF prediction competition

                                  ursus arctos wrote:
                                  I'm in.

                                  We'll also try to make it through a full season of the Ursus League this year, though you guys managed all right without us last spring.
                                  If I remember correctly it was DR who did all the work, we ended up with five regulars so it sort of died a death.

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                                    #18
                                    The OTF prediction competition

                                    Well, I'm in.

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                                      #19
                                      The OTF prediction competition

                                      I'm in too.

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                                        #20
                                        The OTF prediction competition

                                        So here's the first set of fixtures, with a common theme if anyone can spot it:

                                        Brighton v Doncaster
                                        Derby v Birmingham
                                        Peterborough v Crystal Palace
                                        Southampton v Leeds
                                        Oldham v Sheffield Utd
                                        Preston v Colchester
                                        Tranmere v Chesterfield
                                        Wycombe v Scunthorpe
                                        Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers
                                        Port Vale v Crawley Town

                                        Please post predictions by 12:45pm Saturday when the Wimbledon game kicks off.

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                                          #21
                                          The OTF prediction competition

                                          At least one team is new to that division this season?

                                          Brighton 1-1 Doncaster
                                          Derby 1-2 Birmingham
                                          Peterborough 1-3 Crystal Palace
                                          Southampton 3-1 Leeds
                                          Oldham 1-2 Sheffield Utd
                                          Preston 2-0 Colchester
                                          Tranmere 1-1 Chesterfield
                                          Wycombe 2-3 Scunthorpe
                                          Wimbledon 0-1 Bristol Rovers
                                          Port Vale 1-1 Crawley Town

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                                            The OTF prediction competition

                                            Brighton 0-0 Doncaster
                                            Derby 0-1 Birmingham
                                            Peterborough 1-1 Crystal Palace
                                            Southampton 2-2 Leeds
                                            Oldham 0-2 Sheffield Utd
                                            Preston 4-1 Colchester
                                            Tranmere 1-1 Chesterfield
                                            Wycombe 1-2 Scunthorpe
                                            Wimbledon 0-0 Bristol Rovers
                                            Port Vale 3-0 Crawley Town

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                                              #23
                                              The OTF prediction competition

                                              Brighton 2-0 Doncaster
                                              Derby 1-2 Birmingham
                                              Peterborough 1-0 Crystal Palace
                                              Southampton 1-1 Leeds
                                              Oldham 0-0 Sheffield Utd
                                              Preston 1-1 Colchester
                                              Tranmere 2-0 Chesterfield
                                              Wycombe 2-0 Scunthorpe
                                              Wimbledon 0-1 Bristol Rovers
                                              Port Vale 1-2 Crawley Town

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                                                The OTF prediction competition

                                                Brighton 2-0 Doncaster
                                                Derby 1-1 Birmingham
                                                Peterborough 1-0 Crystal Palace
                                                Southampton 2-2 Leeds
                                                Oldham 2-0 Sheffield Utd
                                                Preston 4-1 Colchester
                                                Tranmere 0-1 Chesterfield
                                                Wycombe 1-1 Scunthorpe
                                                Wimbledon 0-2 Bristol Rovers
                                                Port Vale 1-2 Crawley Town

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                                                  The OTF prediction competition

                                                  Brighton 2-1 Doncaster
                                                  Derby 1-0 Birmingham
                                                  Peterborough 2-1 Crystal Palace
                                                  Southampton 1-2 Leeds
                                                  Oldham 0-0 Sheffield Utd
                                                  Preston 1-0 Colchester
                                                  Tranmere 3-1 Chesterfield
                                                  Wycombe 1-2 Scunthorpe
                                                  Wimbledon 0-2 Bristol Rovers
                                                  Port Vale 1-1 Crawley Town

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