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    No twatball this year unfortunately. The bloke who does it is obviously recovering from a serious illness. Wish him the best of health.

    #2
    Ah, that's a shame. Get well soon Mr Twatball.

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      #3
      I was just wondering about this. Hope he has a quick recovery.

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        #4
        quick twatball update

        as mentioned above health issues are preventing albert from running the game in the normal manner with the website and all.

        However I am willing to step in for the short term like David Pleat and run the game much as I did in its original incarnation back in misty 2004, ie using a spreadsheet. It wont be open to the wider public but I'll take entries from a couple of other forums and from here if there is interest.

        Squads wont be finalised till Monday 4th so hopefully I can start taking entries by Tuesday or Wednesday, and deadline will be Wednesday 13th at some point - I'll just ask you to write your team out on here. Scoring system and selection rules will be much the same as previously so 1 GK, 10 outfielders and no more than 3 from any one nation. So you can start thinking about your picks if you like, but please don't post selections yet until I confirm the rules

        Should be able to put everything onto a google spreadsheet that will visible to all so you can see league tables, player scores, etc. What I won't be able to do is score it live but will generally try and get scores in before the next days games begin.

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          #5
          Great news, thanks a lot.

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            #6
            Immediate legend status for mafu.

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              #7
              Cheers mafu

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                #8
                Is this going to be a thing then, with the squads announced for tomorrow morning?

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                  #9
                  It will happen. I've a got a few bits to do but full details probably on Wednesday so you'll have a week to pick your team

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                    #10
                    Yay!

                    You sir, are a star, a gentleman, a scholar.

                    And an acrobat.

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                      #11
                      Ok

                      Please see the document below (probably best viewed on a computer rather than a phone) to see how it's going to work this year. You should be able to view all tabs but hopefully not edit them.

                      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

                      This has the official player list, details of the scoring system and once the tournament is up and running will display scores, most popular selections etc. I will try and get a more detailed scoreboard on there later so you can see who your rivals have picked.

                      You can now start submitting entries by posting them on here. I would really appreciate it if you could list your 11 players for reference, and then write out on one line all the corresponding IDs from column A on the player list with a space between each one. This will allow me to get the data in with minimal fuss

                      example:

                      Jordan Pickford
                      Dele Alli
                      Pepe
                      Luis Suarez
                      Ever Banega
                      Paul Pogba
                      Lionel Messi
                      Mario Mandzukic
                      Luka Modric
                      Tim Cahill
                      Mesut Ozil

                      ENG1 ENG20 POR3 URU9 ARG7 FRA6 ARG10 CRO17 CRO10 AUS4 GER10

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                        #12
                        Great stuff mafu, you're a mensch. And best wished again to albert- he's certainly done more to make recent tournaments fun than most of the bloomin players.

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                          #13
                          Yep.

                          Best wishes to Albert for a speedy recovery.

                          And thanks to Mafu for stepping into the breach.

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                            #14
                            No problem. We've been doing it so long (2004 originally) that it would be a shame to miss out. Might have to boycott Qatar though

                            There is now an overall prize, details on the sheet

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                              #15
                              Massive thanks mafu.
                              Hugo Lloris

                              Pepe
                              Mats Hummels
                              Dejan Lovren
                              Thiago Silva

                              Ever Banega
                              Moussa Dembele
                              Tom Rogic

                              Riccardo Quaresma
                              Jamie Vardy
                              Edinson Cavani

                              FRA1 POR3 GER5 CRO6 BRA2 ARG7 BEL19 AUS23 POR20 ENG11 URU21

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                                #16
                                Mark Milligan
                                Carlos Bacca
                                Hugo Ayala
                                Blas Perez
                                Anibal Godoy
                                Yoshima Yotun
                                Grzegorz Krychowiak
                                Yury Zhirkov
                                Kalidou Koulibaly
                                Vladimir Stojkovic (GK)
                                Sergio Ramos

                                AUS5 COL7 MEX2 PAN7 PAN20 PER19 POL10 RUS18 SEN3 SER1 SPA15
                                Last edited by Kevin S; 06-06-2018, 21:31. Reason: Too many goalkeepers; I guess I deserve some twatball points myself....

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                                  #17
                                  Hi Kevin - you have two goalkeepers there - Stojkovic and Ochoa. Can you change one for someone else?

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                                    #18
                                    Done, thank you!

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                                      #19
                                      My dirty hopefuls. Many thanks mafu. That must be the opposite of snafu, then.

                                      Mark Milligan
                                      Tim Cahill
                                      Pepe
                                      Sergio Ramos
                                      Sebastian Coates
                                      Dele Alli
                                      Jaime Penedo
                                      Granit Xhaka
                                      Aleksandar Mitrovic
                                      Cristian Zapata
                                      Naim Sliti





                                      AUS5 AUS4 POR3 SPA15 URU19 ENG20 PAN1 SWI10 SER9 COL2 TUN23

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                                        #20
                                        Team Tikhiy Donk are in

                                        K Navas
                                        Pepe dLF
                                        S Ramos
                                        R Torres
                                        F Schaer
                                        B Ivanovic
                                        D Alli
                                        T Kroos
                                        A Griezmann
                                        M Rojo
                                        M Fellaini

                                        COS1 POR3 SPA15 PAN5 SWI22 ENG20 GER8 FRA7 SER6 ARG16 BEL8

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                                          #21
                                          Intrigued by your Griezmann selection, Dunc: woulda thought Giroud had more overt twatball potential?

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                                            #22
                                            AG's B&W Minstrel tribute act struck me. But Feisty Fab's my fave

                                            Last edited by Duncan Gardner; 07-06-2018, 10:10.

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                                              #23
                                              Thanks. I'll try and update entries every day or two, and you'll be able to check I've got the right players on the detailed leaderboard tab.

                                              (Giroud btw is my big value pick for the golden boot)

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                                                #24
                                                Nieuwegein Kneebiters are back! As usual, we're spreading the team arond all groups, to ensure that I have a stake in the games every day. I had considered going for the Brazilian keeper instead of the Australian one, to cash in on a planned blowout in a later stage, but I expect Brazil to keep too many clean sheets in the group.

                                                Osama Hawsawi
                                                Sergio Ramos
                                                Pepe
                                                Matthew Ryan (GK)
                                                William Troost-Ekong
                                                Wilfred Ndidi
                                                Thiago Silva
                                                Rafael Marquez
                                                Axel Witsel
                                                Delle Alli
                                                Cheikhou Kouyate

                                                AUS1 BEL6 BRA2 ENG20 MEX4 NIG5 NIG4 POR3 SAU3 SEN8 SPA15

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                                                  #25
                                                  I haven't heard of most of the players, and I don't fully understand the rules. I'm the Bobby Robson of this game.

                                                  Granite Herrings

                                                  Luongo
                                                  Fellaini
                                                  Hamed
                                                  Finboggason
                                                  Ghoochannejhad
                                                  Oh
                                                  Bounou
                                                  Polo
                                                  Zobnin
                                                  Xhaka
                                                  Silva

                                                  AUS8 BEL8 EGY8 ICE11 IRA16 SKO4 MOR1 PER14 RUS11 SWI10 URU13

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