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Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: 1 For you football (soccer) fans out there, submit your predictions for the final standings for the English Premier League 2009/10 Season. Predict the spot that each team will finish in. Scoring will be as follows: 5 points for each correct prediction 3 points for each prediction +/- 1 position away from a team's actual finishing position 1 point for each prediction +/- 2 positions away from a team's actual finishing position -5 points for each prediction +/- 5 or more positions away from a team's actual finishing position My predictions are as follows: 1 Chelsea 2 Liverpool 3 Manchester United 4 Arsenal 5 Manchester City 6 Everton 7 Tottenham Hotspur 8 Aston Villa 9 Fulham 10 Stoke City 11 West Ham United 12 Wigan Athletic 13 Sunderland 14 Blackburn Rovers 15 Bolton Wanderers 16 Burnley 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 Portsmouth 19 Hull City 20 Birmingham_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject: 2 1 Liverpool 2 Chelsea 3 Manchester United 4 Arsenal 5 Manchester City 6 Tottenham Hotspur 7 Aston Villa 8 Everton 9 West Ham United 10 Fulham 11 Stoke City 12 Wigan Athletic 13 Sunderland 14 Blackburn Rovers 15 Bolton Wanderers 16 Portsmouth 17 Hull City 18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 Birmingham 20 Burnley_________________My photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artrock2006/
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: 3 1 Man U (Berbatov gets left to the side, Rooney steps up and teaches the kids how to score. We never hear from Macheda again.) 2 Arsenal (Nasri, Arshavin, Walcott, van Persie, and Eduardo will all surpass 10 goals) 3 Chelsea (same old formula, yet to be correctly managed; the African Cup will decimate their chances midseason) 4 Man City (won't really gel, but we should see enough professionalism that pure teamwork won't factor in) 5 Liverpool (Gerrard/Torres will both start in only about 60% of the BPL games, and the goals will thus be lacking) 6 Tottenham Hotspur (so much potential, so few goals...) 7 Everton (best defense in the league, and strikers hitting their strides) 8 Fulham (last year was a fairytale, this year they'll find themselves buoyed by a crap bottom half) 9 Aston Villa (had their shot/shots and couldn't make it; expect yet another winless March) 10 West Ham United (good coaching can only get them so far; they will ache for Zola to get off the bench and put his foot on the ball in some painful second halves) 14.5 All of the following (can I do this? ) Stoke City Wigan Athletic Sunderland Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers Portsmouth Wolverhampton Wanderers Birmingham Burnley 20 Hull City (I'll root for them, but they don't stand a chance)
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: 4 If I'm allowed to enter basing my predictions off you lot's predictions, here's my guess: 1. Chelsea (Kinda cool, I was going to either place them first since I love the Fratellis, or Manchester United, since that's the only other team I've heard of) 2. Liverpool 3. Arsenal 4. Manchester United 5. Manchester City 6. Tottenham 7. Everton 8. Aston Villa 9. Fulham 10. West Ham United 11. Stoke City 12. Wigan Athletic 13. Sunderland 14. Blackburn 15. Bolton 16. Portsmouth 17. Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton? Seriously? That's an awesome name) 18. Burnley 19. Birmingham 20. Hull City (Umm, boo, apparently.)
Scurra
Daedalian Member

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: 5

 Courk wrote: 17. Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton? Seriously? That's an awesome name)
My parents will be delighted (they were both born there, although they only actually met at university in London.)

My top four are more in hope than expectation. But in general the four sections are probably going to be much the same as usual, just shuffled around a bit (top four, upper six, lower six, bottom four.) And going with form, I will guess that the newly-promoted will stay up, and one of last year's arrivals (prob. Hull) will be dropping back down again.

1. Liverpool
2. Arsenal
3. Manchester United
4. Chelsea
5. Everton
6. Manchester City
7. Tottenham Hotspurs
8. West Ham United
9. Aston Villa
10. Fulham
11 Blackburn Rovers
12 Wigan Athletic
13 Stoke City
14 Bolton Wanderers
15 Sunderland
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers
17 Birmingham City
18 Burnley
19 Hull City
20 Portsmouth (this is just a random pick for a lower six bad year)
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Courk
Daedalian Member

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: 6

Scurra wrote:
 Courk wrote: 17. Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton? Seriously? That's an awesome name)
My parents will be delighted (they were both born there, although they only actually met at university in London.)

It's your grandparents who made the awesome choice to have kids in that city/town/county/area.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: 7 Lepton, nice try, but I'll take them in the order you've listed them from 11-19. Here are the PL standings after Week 1. Tiebreakers are goal differential (Arsenal destroyed Everton 6-1, thus their relative positions - so much for Lepton's "best defense" comment), then goals scored, then alphabetical order at this point. Pos Team Points 1 Arsenal 3 2 Manchester City 3 3 Stoke City 3 4 West Ham 3 5 Wigan 3 6 Chelsea 3 7 Tottenham 3 8 Fulham 3 9 Manchester United 3 10 Sunderland 3 11 Hull City 0 12 Liverpool 0 13 Birmingham 0 14 Bolton 0 15 Portsmouth 0 16 Aston Villa 0 17 Blackburn 0 18 Burnley 0 19 Wolverhampton 0 20 Everton 0_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Aga*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: 8 1 Arsenal 2 Man utd 3 Chelsea 4 Liverpool 5 Aston Vliia 6 Fulham 7 Man City 8 Spurs 9 Hammers 10 Wigan 11 Everton 12 Pompey 13 Stoke 14 Blackburn 15 Hull 16 Bolton 17 Hull 18 Birmingham 19 Wolves 20 Burnley
Aga*
Guest

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: 9

 Quote: 7 Everton (best defense in the league, and strikers hitting their strides)

For the past 10 years, Everton have been a negative playing team lead by a manager who is as creative as a house of lords sitter. I believe this year will show them to be crap in away games and only just getting let of at home. They should have bought in some quality instead of the usual 'make do and carry on'

I honestly believe that Fulham could be the dark horses this year, with good management, content squad, no high expectations, they have the premiership as their lobster.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:13 am    Post subject: 10 Gotta say that it was hard to decide what was worse on Saturday, Everton's play or their new kit. That shirt is just terrible. If I was Lescott, I'd want out too, just to avoid wearing that thing. My fear for Fulham is that the small squad combined with the Europa League and both cup competitions might hurt their PL position. I'm hoping big things for Spurs this season, and beating Liverpool soundly was a slightly better start than the past two seasons._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:37 am    Post subject: 11 Everton's two golden boys -- Arteta and Jagielka -- are out to injury, but both should return some time this autumn. Don't write them off based on one leaky performance. I was especially impressed by Wigan this week, and they are the only team I'd want to change on my list.
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:38 am    Post subject: 12 I have to agree about the kits. Everton's is awful, and some other squads' are almost as bad. Won't someone take a hint from Blackburn?
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject: 13 Really?
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: 14 Note the fake V-neck.
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject: 15 I'd rather wear that than the away uniform. You like Blackburn's uniform? The left-side-blue, right-side-white thing?
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: 16 Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers? How lost can you get on a soccer field?
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: 17 Agreed that there are lots of bad kits this year actually. Chelsea has a built in sports bra: Tottenham has added totally unneeded yellow lines, and gotten rid of last years cool socks: ManU has an ugly black chevron: Bolton went with this for some unknown reason: And it's a good thing that Newcastle is no longer in the Prem, or we'd be seeing this beaty: _________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: 18 Also, Aga, it looks like you've listed Hull twice and neglected Sunderland._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Agamemnon
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: 19 Agh! Sorry, my bad. 1 Arsenal 2 Man utd 3 Chelsea 4 Liverpool 5 Aston Vliia 6 Fulham 7 Man City 8 Spurs 9 Hammers 10 Wigan 11 Everton 12 Pompey 13 Stoke 14 Blackburn 15 Sunderland 16 Bolton 17 Hull 18 Birmingham 19 Wolves 20 Burnley Leppy: I'm not entirely writing Everton off, just think that the time of lucky top ten finishes has ended for them this year.
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:43 am    Post subject: 20 Blackburn's jersey is brilliant because it is simple in design and combines good colours (black/red or blue/white). I'm getting upset that so many people are calling Fulham as the dark horse this year. They won't be the dark horse much longer.
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: 21 How often are these games played?
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: 22 Basically what happens is that all the fixtures are put into a hat, and then whenever Rupert Murdoch (or one of his close family) fancies watching a match, they pull one out at random and that one is played live on Sky television. Well, that's what it feels like sometimes. In general each team will play an average of one match a week (excluding knock-out trophy competitions.) Until the advent of satellite television, almost all matches were played at the same time (3pm on a Saturday afternoon.) Now, however, there are league matches on Friday and Monday nights, as well as Saturday afternoons (the midweek games are typically reserved for European and cup matches) and sometimes kick-offs are staggered so that two live matches can be shown the same day. Hopefully, you are now more confused than ever. (Meanwhile I think my prediction can be written off already. Ye Gods we were terrible tonight. Thank goodness I only watched the "highlights".)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: 23 Imagine the NFL, with a 38-week season and no playoffs. Instead of the playoffs, the best teams get to participate in extra tournaments that give them an additional game a week. So the top teams play twice a week pretty much straight until June, while the weaker sides get one game a week. And league games can be either on the weekend or during the week. This weekend: Arsenal and Manchester United. This game will probably set the tone of the season for both teams.
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: 24 ...and I don't think a single statement from my predictions will turn out to be correct.
Courk
Daedalian Member

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: 25

 Scurra wrote: Hopefully, you are now more confused than ever.

Nope. NFL plays games on Thursday evening (except Thanksgiving -- which has two games: Lions vs. ___, Cowboys vs. ___ [wiki says 3???]), Sunday afternoon to evening, and Monday evening. And then there still feels like a few days where I'm like "There's a football game on?"
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: 26 They added a third recently (last year or the year before?)... one is only on NFL Network. (And of course there is pretty much always a college football game on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and high school games on Friday and Saturday... Wednesday is really the only day of the week you can't be sure of finding a game on during football season, now.) The weirdness of the European schedules for me is not that there are games on different days, but that the schedule isn't set in stone. There's a league schedule you can look at right now, but league matches get rescheduled to fit in games from the various Cup competitions... which is why late in the season you tend to have at least one or two of the top four (if not all of them) a game or two behind the rest of the League.
mith
Pitbull of Truth

 Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: 27 In other news, I was in Denton this weekend and was flipping through channels while Michelle was in the other room checking the internet, and noticed that the ManU game was on. It was scoreless. Within 5 minutes, it was 2-0 (and Wigan had nearly scored in between the goals). Then we left it on muted while we started a game of Race for the Galaxy, and I kept looking up to see that they had scored again. Of course, I was happy with the result, but it's especially nice when the non-fans in the room are entertained (I feel like my dad has never seen a goal scored, because it's pretty much always 0-0 when he walks in the room and I'm watching football).
Aga*
Guest

 Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: 28 It always made me chuckle when in Yankeeland and talking about Blighty Footie, especially explaining that if a league games ends in a draw there is no added time to get a winner........its just a drawn game and both teams share the minor spoils. Explaining a draw in cricket was just mind boggling "What, so you play for three days and there is no winner? Huh! Jeez, whats the point of that!"
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: 29 Is there a place I can go to see how my teams are doing?
Aga*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: 30 If you just want the Premier league then looky here: http://www.premierleague.com/page/Home/0,,12306,00.html If you want other teams from the lower Blighty leagues then looky here: http://www.thefa.com/ [/url]
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: 31 Current standings after 4 matches (though only 3 for certain teams): Chelsea Tottenham Manchester United Manchester City Stoke City Arsenal Liverpool Aston Villa Sunderland Burnley West Ham Birmingham City Wolverhampton Hull City Fulham Everton Wigan Blackburn Bolton Portsmouth If I've written my formula correctly, that would result in the following points if the season ended today: Me - 25 Courk - 19 DP - 16 Scurra - 14 Lepton - 14 Aga - 4 Expect these to change between now and mid-May._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: 32

 Suspence wrote: Expect these to change between now and mid-May.
Stoke in 4th?
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: 33 Well I've pretty much abandoned my chances, since Liverpool have had their worst run for, well about as long as I can remember. I still think they will finish in the top four, but frankly the title is completely out of their grasp. On the other hand, I also appear to have given the kiss of death to Portsmouth. They've just been rubbish so far this year. _________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:36 am    Post subject: 34 Speaking of runs, though, Pompey is +8 in their last two games, against Wigan and Stoke. With the revolving-door installed at the locker room and the huge instability over finances, the start of the season was always going to be rough. I think, though, that they're starting to turn around. Sunderland and, to a lesser extent, Aston Villa have impressed me this year; West Ham's had too much going on behind the scenes to do well, but they seem poised for a good run this month. Predictably, Liverpool haven't tied yet this year and Hull have been poor. Lastly, with the squad nearly fit, Arsenal is really hitting their stride: the 4-3-3 is really what works best for them and their game.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: 35 Current Standings: Suspence - 36 Courk - 35 Scurra - 31 DP - 29 Lepton - 27 Aga - 24 Unfortunately, the number of games each team has played isn't even at this point - some have 20, while others only 18 - so the following rankings are adjusted based on rankings of points earned per game played: Suspence - 40 Courk - 35 DP - 33 Scurra - 30 Lepton - 27 Aga - 19 Here's the actual order of the teams, followed by their PPG ranking. 1 Chelsea (1) 2 Manchester United (3) 3 Arsenal (2) 4 Tottenham Hotspur (4) 5 Manchester City (5) 6 Aston Villa (6) 7 Liverpool (7) 8 Birmingham (8) 9 Fulham (9) 10 Sunderland (11) 11 Everton (12) 12 Stoke City (10) 13 Blackburn Rovers (16) 14 Burnley (14) 15 Wigan Athletic (15) 16 Wolverhampton Wanderers (18) 17 West Ham United (17) 18 Bolton Wanderers (13) 19 Hull City (19) 20 Portsmouth (20)_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: 36 Congrats to Courk, whose superior football knowledge (as demonstrated throughout this thread) has put the rest of us to shame. As a Spurs fan, getting into the top 4 was awesome, especially doing it by beating Chelsea, Arsenal and City. Great EPL season all around (unless you support Liverpool). Looking forward to next year._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: 37 I am more depressed about getting the bottom three exactly correct than getting the top four so horribly wrong! Still, there's always next year. Right?_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
The Doctor
Editor-in-Chief

 Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: 38 Are we doing this again this year?
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: 39 The 2011-12 Premier League season kicks off on 8/13, and I can't wait. Submit your predictions for the final standings for EPL 2011/12 season here, and we'll figure out who wins in May 2012. Here are the rules. Predict the spot that each team will finish in. Scoring will be as follows: 5 points for each correct prediction 3 points for each prediction +/- 1 position away from a team's actual finishing position 1 point for each prediction +/- 2 positions away from a team's actual finishing position -5 points for each prediction +/- 3 or more positions away from a team's actual finishing position (Slight change from last time, reducing the +/- penalty to 3 positions, down from 5) I'll submit my predictions a little closer to the 13th. The below are in alphabetical order (though it still pains me to put Arsenal top of the league), to demonstrate the format you should submit your predictions in. 1) Arsenal 2) Aston Villa 3) Blackburn Rovers 4) Bolton Wanderers 5) Chelsea 6) Everton 7) Fulham 8) Liverpool 9) Manchester City 10) Manchester United 11) Newcastle United 12) Norwich City 13) Queens Park Rangers 14) Stoke City 15) Sunderland 16) Swansea City 17) Tottenham Hotspur 18) West Bromwich Albion 19) Wigan Athletic 20) Wolverhampton Wanderers_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:11 am    Post subject: 40 I know nothing about this sport. Someone has to lose... 1) Chelsea 2) Aston Villa 3) Wigan Athletic 4) Newcastle United 5) Manchester United 6) Sunderland 7) Arsenal 8) Liverpool 9) Fulham 10) West Bromwich Albion 11) Everton 12) Tottenham Hotspur 13) Queens Park Rangers 14) Bolton Wanderers 15) Wolverhampton Wanderers 16) Blackburn Rovers 17) Swansea City 18) Stoke City 19) Manchester City 20) Norwich City
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