WC Prediction League 2018

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by EMG » Tue May 29, 2018 5:51 pm

I doubt I will. I don't follow football much outside of the WC.

Anyway, updated all of my predictions already. I'll be catching as many games as I can live.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 pm

Should be alright for you.

Games here are at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm

So that's: +7 for you

8pm, 11pm and 2am

Not bad at all



Let's face it, Lincoln is coming last.

I know for a fact he won't complete the knock out stage

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by bundes » Tue May 29, 2018 5:56 pm

The times suck for me.
All early morning. The final at 8am.
Guess I'll save lots of money not watching in the pub.

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by EMG » Tue May 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
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Should be alright for you.

Games here are at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm

So that's: +7 for you

8pm, 11pm and 2am

Not bad at all
Unfortunately I work US hours, nights here, so that eliminates most week-day games, unless I hit a sports bar for my 'lunch break' and take 2 hours.

Might be able to stream some online at work though, if I can find links.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue May 29, 2018 8:54 pm

For £1.25 you can look at everyone's predictions.

You too can then laugh at who Taco has put into the final.

And the shame of a certain English poster betting for Belgium against England.

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by EMG » Tue May 29, 2018 9:05 pm

Funny, I checked and realized I made a mistake. Have updated.


Also, do the flags by the usernames mean the team each picked to win? Or just wishful thinking? Either way I'm laughing at all the England flags.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue May 29, 2018 9:10 pm

The flags just mean that's the country you are supporting at the World Cup.

One England fan has selected the Iceland flag, just to be "funny"
(Iceland knocked England out of the Euros)

Believe me, we are under no illusions.

England might not have hit rock bottom yet!

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Post by andybox » Tue May 29, 2018 9:31 pm

I'm in, hurry up and register me Stephen.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue May 29, 2018 9:51 pm

Andybox approved.

I will look forward to seeing Andy put England out at the group stage.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue May 29, 2018 9:53 pm

That takes us to 10!

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Post by andybox » Tue May 29, 2018 10:11 pm

Tips are done for the group stage.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 12:40 am

You also need to complete the knockout stage before the first game.

You might need to look at your Australia group again.

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by andybox » Wed May 30, 2018 12:41 am

Does the knockout stage pre-populate based upon your group stage tips?

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 1:01 am

In the Knockout section you have to click the first 'autofil' box at the bottom

That populates the round 16 ties from the group section.

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Post by Agent009 » Wed May 30, 2018 5:19 am

And emg flubs the 1st nifty of the branch.....
For shame
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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 5:20 am

Speaking of sorting one's life out, you haven't even registered yet, Agent

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Post by Lincoln » Wed May 30, 2018 6:59 am

Agent009 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:19 am
And emg flubs the 1st nifty of the branch.....
For shame
I noticed that Agent...EMG needs to receive a warning for that....disgraceful !

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by EMG » Wed May 30, 2018 7:19 am

This is a football thread, not cricket. Wankers.

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Post by mad hatter » Wed May 30, 2018 7:21 am

Germans vs Brazilian finals by my reckoning
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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by Lincoln » Wed May 30, 2018 7:54 am

EMG wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:19 am
This is a football thread, not cricket. Wankers.
You've let yourself with this EMG.....but you are Amerrycan and so therefore allowances should be made...but only once.

A nifty is not repeat NOT a cricket "Thing"...a nifty should have a cricket reference when claiming the Nifty but can be on any thread.

Now, consider yourself warned,don't lets have a repeat of this behaviour as it does you no favours.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 7:57 am

And Lincoln still hasn't completed his knock out prediction.
Even though he's already done the hard part, and this bit only takes two minutes.
A repeat of him missing the cut off in 2014 to follow.
Followed by lots of whingeing.

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Post by Lincoln » Wed May 30, 2018 7:59 am

Ok ok i'll do it today....maybe.

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Post by mad hatter » Wed May 30, 2018 8:05 am

Argies to beat England in finals?
Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat.

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 8:15 am

Lincoln wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:59 am
Ok ok i'll do it today....maybe.
Good lad

We can then have a chat about your prediction for Belgium vs England

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by EMG » Wed May 30, 2018 8:16 am

mad hatter wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:05 am
Argies to beat England in finals?
England in the final? Lol

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by mad hatter » Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 am

EMG wrote:
mad hatter wrote:
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Argies to beat England in finals?
England in the final? Lol
its a troll. granted the england final context gives it away...
Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 8:24 am

Argentina won't get past the Quarters. Messi doesn't turn up for his country.

England will be lucky to make the Quarters.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 4:39 pm

Andybox, Kilombo, Lincoln and Eric

All on notice for not reading the instructions and completing the knock out stages, which needs to be done by the deadline.

'Special badge' goes to EMG and Sheepshagger for completing the task.

I assume the others will complete both sections in due course.

If not, expect a 'snotty' message in your inbox.

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Post by Lincoln » Wed May 30, 2018 5:53 pm

Specialfcuking badge for EMG?....what the actual fcuk?...why?...he disgraced the nifty.

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by EMG » Wed May 30, 2018 6:01 pm

Keep up your whinging and I'm going to do it to the double as well.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 6:01 pm

You've put Belgium to beat England, Lincoln

You're a disgrace.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 6:24 pm

I would like to remind Lincoln if England's last four games:

1-1 vs Italy
1-0 vs Holland (win)
0-0 vs Brazil
0-0 vs Germany

We've got knocked out on penalties written all over us

In shallah

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Post by Lincoln » Wed May 30, 2018 6:50 pm

So no yellow card for EMG then?...its the minimum required here.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 6:53 pm

If he gets a yellow, you get a yellow plus a stern chat

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Post by EMG » Wed May 30, 2018 6:57 pm

*EMG gives Lincoln a Zinedine Zidane headbutt to the chest*

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Post by Lincoln » Wed May 30, 2018 7:32 pm

Just apologise now and we'll say no more about it...

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Post by Agent009 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:35 pm

Signed up!
That was a lot of gue55ing!
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 7:42 pm

Good man, Agent

No special badge for you for not spending an additional minute to do the knockout stage, which needs to be completed before the first game.

Bonus point for having more faith in England than Lincoln.

Loss of bonus point for thinking Mexico will beat Germany in their group. Ridiculous.

Chicarito is a hammer!

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Post by Agent009 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:54 pm

Ok, i found the autofill for round 1, that sure made it easier....
Though i dont really like how my picks got seeeded.
Might have to make some changes.


Mexico is going to Destroy! at the WC!!!
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 8:04 pm

Interesting final, mate

I think you might need to lay off the drugs though.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 9:28 pm

Lincoln has done it!

He might have displayed even further no confidence in England,
and his final is slightly less bat shit mental than Agents,

But he has completed it!!!


Keep smoking the gear, boys

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by andybox » Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 pm

So why doesn't my knock out stage tips populate every game? I'm missing 3.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed May 30, 2018 10:43 pm

Andy,

I had that problem with one.

It probably means that in your group stage some of your teams have exactly the same points and goal difference.

You may need to tweek a few results

Its not the highest tech site

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu May 31, 2018 2:18 am

Apart from Bundles slight optimism to her home country

Impressive

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by bundes » Thu May 31, 2018 2:41 am

My weakness in life is following my heart not my brain.

We probably won't even get out of the fucking group.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu May 31, 2018 2:55 am

Croatia have as much chance as anyone else

Talk about outperforming your population size

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

Post by Lost Soul » Thu May 31, 2018 3:03 am

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:55 am
Croatia have as much chance as anyone else
I crap golden eggs too.
IMPRISON BUSH!

INDICT HILLARY!

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu May 31, 2018 3:13 am

You aren't part of this competition.

Fuck off

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu May 31, 2018 3:15 am

Twat

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Re: WC Prediction League 2018

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D-Day is chivalry itself.
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