Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

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    Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Wed 15 Jul 2015, 9:48 pm

    Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16


    The game is already well established, several seasons running now. And it’s back!
    The Sunderland ‘Black Cat Chat’ forum (and Hakuna Matata to be precise) does the real hard mathematical donkey work all during the season, whilst I am the representative from the Reading’s Royals Rendezvous forum and do more the ‘public relations’ type stuff as many already know. We are going to be your points of reference for all this coming season.

    Some 750 of you have already participated in previous seasons. But for newcomers, what is this game? It’s dead easy! You simply guess ONCE (now!) what you think will be the final league positions for the Premier League 2015-16 (that means placing all teams, in order from 1st to 20th), leave them on this thread, and then sit back and enjoy! Nothing more!!

    BUT … THIS SEASON THE GAME WILL BE SPECIFICALLY A FORUM EVENT, NOT AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER EVENT, OK?! That means don’t give rash selections like some did before in the hope for personal glory; now it’s a team average event, so putting the relegated three as the two Manchesters plus Chelsea is hardly going to get a healthy prospect for your forum…
    But this is an ideal way to keep fans from many different clubs all together… so where forums have an entry of a minimum of five people we will make a ‘board average’, thus you’ll be able to see how your forum copes against many of the others across the land. It is set against an single initial average entry taken from your forum guesses, and this average will be the forum entry. Before we have the first update each forum entry will be made clear on every participating forum.  Five different member entries as a minimum is the requirement (no maximum!), this so as to avoid ‘fluke’ results which might distort the good guess-work averaged out by forums with large numbers.


    This game will initially take you a couple of minutes, and then enjoy without having to make updates at all, all season. Right, below are the current 20 Premier teams in alphabetical order – BEST IDEA is simply copy these onto your PC and re-arrange them in your finishing order come the end of the 2015-16 season. The Sunderland computer handles them in an alphabetical order initially so please help us with accurate spelling, as laid out below:


    Arsenal
    Aston Villa (please don’t write only ‘Villa’!!)
    Bournemouth
    Chelsea
    Crystal Palace (please don’t write only ‘Palace’!!)
    Everton
    Leicester City
    Liverpool
    Manchester City
    Manchester United
    Newcastle United
    Norwich City
    Southampton
    Stoke City
    Sunderland
    Swansea City
    Tottenham Hotspur (please don’t write only ‘Spurs’!!)
    Watford
    West Bromwich Albion
    West Ham United


    Try not to give any nicknames – putting the ‘Hammers’ or ‘Gunners’ or ‘Tigers’  or ‘Toffees’ or more disrespectful rival names might understandably be a good laugh – but it is simply a headache for us at our end so … Please!!




    According to your choices your forum will score points, and better still, very few, points. And how do you sparingly score those points?


    Scoring is as follows:

    For each team your forum scores one point for each place away from its predicted position. Example - if you predict Sunderland to finish 9th and they finish 9th, you score 0 points (that’s really excellent predicting). If they finish 13th you score 4 points or if they finish 7th you score 2 points. Therefore, the nearer you get to the exact position and have less points mounting up the better. I will endeavour to make updates at least at the beginning of every month during the season out of interest, and usually fortnightly, scoring points from the ‘real’ live premier table at each moment, but all leaderboards during the season are given for interest. So IMPORTANT! - The big winners are the forums at the end of the season who have LEAST points after the final game has been played.


    The table positions won’t change position so much in the later stages of the season so … how can we maintain interest to the end you might be thinking?! Well, we have MONTHLY rewards for those in the top positions! That’s points rewards for the highest positions at the end of every month (calculating from the REAL table on the 30th/31st - except when part-way through a weekend programme in which case we will wait to a maximum of Monday night for completed weekend programme to calculate progress reports).

    Here's the idea:

    1st spot - take off 3 bonus points from score, so score dips even lower /

    2nd - take off 2 bonus points /

    3rd - take off 1 bonus point

    Bonus Points are for the most successful - Positions 1 to 3 – and includes tied points so there may well be far more than 3 teams involved. Their position for the deduction will be based on their (true) teams' score, not taking any previous deductions into account which you do keep all season of course on lowering your overall total.



    * LAST SEASON

    How did the best forums do 2014-15? Here goes!


    FORUM Honorary Gold Medal – Shared
    • DCFC Fans Derby County
    • Toffee Talk Everton

    FORUM Honorary Silver Medal –
    • United Lounge Manchester United

    FORUM Honorary Bronze Medal – shared
    • Foxes Talk Leicester City
    • Black Cat Chat Sunderland

    FORUM Honorary Diploma of Honour I
    • Baggies Zone West Bromwich Albion

    FORUM Honorary Diploma of Honour II – shared
    • Not 606 Hull Board Hull City
    • Toon Forum Newcastle United





    IMPORTANT

    ENTRIES IN BY 7TH AUGUST 2015 – plenty of time, but  late entries are not accepted, for we would not be able to add them to an average forum entry once the first Saturday matches have kicked off …!

    Have fun …

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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Wed 15 Jul 2015, 9:49 pm


    Entries like this, MINE as an example, with your own order of teams of course!

    1 Chelsea
    2 Man Utd
    3 Man City
    4 Tottenham
    5 Everton
    6 Arsenal
    7 Liverpool
    8 West Ham
    9 Crystal Palace
    10 Swansea
    11 Newcastle
    12 Norwich City
    13 Leicester City
    14 West Brom
    15 Sunderland
    16 Southampton
    17 Watford
    18 Bournemouth
    19 Stoke
    20 Aston Villa



    An important reminder - we need a minimum of FIVE entries each forum to constitute a forum average entry!!
    Many forums ‘sticky’ or ‘pin’ this because we have proven we don’t quirk once the season has started, and this gets updated all-season long. If possible, and not trying to be cheeky, this would help us no end, but if against internal policy then no worries …

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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Thu 16 Jul 2015, 7:20 pm

    some 27 forums participating so far, 13 forums now with a minimum 5 necessary, and ages to kick-off yet!

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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Fri 17 Jul 2015, 9:19 pm

    Well guys, I am about to go on holidays, high up in the Spanish Pyrenees, won’t have too much access in a fortnight, but I’ll be back strongly plugging this in the last week before the season kicks off. In the meanwhile, keep entries coming in and tell your pals!

    Latest Stats

    Board Entry Counts at the moment – 147 entries received as of 8.30 pm today British Time. Everything safely noted down ….

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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Sat 25 Jul 2015, 10:46 pm

    DON'T FORGET LADS & LASSES !!!


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    Post  Campo on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 4:03 pm

    1 Chelsea
    2 Man City
    3 Arsenal
    4 Man Utd
    5 Liverpool
    6 Tottenham
    7 Southampton
    8 Crystal Palace
    9 Swansea
    10 Everton
    11 Stoke
    12 West Ham
    13 Norwich
    14 West Brom
    15 Sunderland
    16 Aston Villa
    17 Leicester City
    18 Bournemouth
    19 Watford
    20 Newcastle
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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 4:05 pm


    I'm getting a bit worried, the game wouldn't be the same without you boys!!


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    Latest Info

    Just one week left, and I’ll next be back on Wed and/or Thursday – you have till FRIDAY night, please don’t forget!!

    Board Entry Counts at the moment – nearly 250 entries received in all as of today. Everything safely noted down ….

    Some 48 forums in all contacted

    Board Entry Counts per forum at the moment, bold type – that’s 27 team forums already - have the  minimum to take part!
    WFC Forums - Watford
    The Holmesdale - Crystal Palace
    Wolves Forum - Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Foxes Talk - Leicester City
    Toon Forum - Newcastle United
    Back Henry Street - Blackpool
    Talk of the Tarn - Barnsley
    Baggies Zone - West Bromwich Albion  
    Royals Rendezvous - Reading
    Not 606 QPR Board - Queens Park Rangers
    North Stand Chat - Brighton    
    Claret and Banter - Bradford City
    Cardiff City Fans Forum - Cardiff  
    Toffee Talk - Everton
    Cardiff City On-Line - Cardiff
    DCFC Fans - Derby County
    CourtOffside - AFC Bournemouth
    MCFC Fans - Manchester City
    Extreme Football Forum - all teams
    LUFC Talk - Leeds United
    Not 606 Norwich Board - Norwich City    
    Rovers Talk - Blackburn Rovers
    Joys and Sorrows - Birmingham City
    The Longside - Burnley
    Viking Chat - Doncaster
    Tudor Talk - Hemel Hempstead
    The Posh Forum - Peterborough United


    Next ones  … entries back, not yet to five though  (I’ll even turn a blind eye to 4)
    Friends of Fulham – Fulham
    Not 606 Hull Board - Hull City
    Tottenham Hotspur Unofficial Supporters Site - Spurs
    Sports 262 Luton Board – Luton
    KopWorld – Liverpool
    Cockney Boys - West Ham
    This Northern Soul - Wigan Athletic
    Arsenal Fan Forum  - Arsenal
    Not 606  Southampton Board - Southampton
    JA 606 Chelsea Board – Chelsea


    And I’ve still got to get responses from a further dozen forums, in part because some have been contacted just this morning
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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Mon 03 Aug 2015, 10:32 pm

    This is going to be the biggest Inter-Forum game I've ever done!
    33 team forums already to 5 minimum to take part


    But I desperately need the usual suspects on here!
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    Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

    Post  daib0 on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 12:29 pm

    Last reminder!

    Entries close TOMORROW, Friday, at 11.59pm

    there are more forums this year taking part than ever, a massive 36 already have the 5 minimum, still hopeful you possibly getting there. Remember it's an average forum entry this season, not an individual player competition but I do not have the five - in fact, you have only ONE, though last two seasons there was no problem  Sad  If only THREE more could get in, I'd use my predo as a member to make the fifth one!!


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    Really sorry, I didn’t have the minimum five to make a realistic average, I can’t enter this forum in the game. Shame, because three dozen forums are there …

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