Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

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Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

Postby daib0 » 16 Jul 2015, 12:30

Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16


The game is already well established, several seasons running now. And we’d like to invite you!
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

Postby daib0 » 16 Jul 2015, 12:30

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!!

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Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

Postby daib0 » 16 Jul 2015, 17:49

some 27 forums participating so far, 11 forums now with a minimum 5 necessary, and ages to kick-off yet!

Board Entry Counts at the moment, bold type have minimum already
11 - Foxes Talk – Leicester City
9 - Wolves Forum – Wolverhampton Wanderers
7 - Talk of the Tarn – Barnsley
7 - Cardiff City Fans Forum – Cardiff
7 – Royals Rendezvous – Reading
7 – Back Henry Street – Blackpool
5 - Extreme Football Forum – all teams
5 - Toon Forum – Newcastle United
5 - LUFC Talk – Leeds United
5 - Claret and Banter – Bradford City
5 – North Stand Chat – Brighton

4 - Baggies Zone – West Bromwich Albion
4 – Viking Chat – Doncaster
4 – Not 606 Norwich Board – Norwich City
3 - Tudor Talk – Hemel Hempstead
4 - Not 606 QPR Board – Queens Park Rangers
3 – DCFC Fans – Derby County
3 - Rovers Talk – Blackburn Rovers
2 - Not 606 Hull Board – Hull City
2 - The Posh Forum – Peterborough United
2 - MUFC Fans – Manchester City
1 – CourtOffside – AFC Bournemouth
1 - The Longside – Burnley
1 - The Holmesdale – Crystal Palace
1 - Tottenham Hotspur Unofficial Supporters Site – Spurs
1 - Toffee Talk – Everton
1 - Joys and Sorrows – Birmingham City
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Re: Inter-Forum PREMIER Positions Game 2015-16

Postby daib0 » 17 Jul 2015, 19:33

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 receive as of 8.30 pm today British Time. Everything safely noted down ….

some 29 forums participating so far, 16 forums now with a minimum 5 necessary, and ages to kick-off yet!

Board Entry Counts per forum at the moment, bold type have minimum already
14 – WFC Forums – Watford
12 - Foxes Talk – Leicester City
11 – Back Henry Street – Blackpool
10 - Baggies Zone – West Bromwich Albion
9 - Wolves Forum – Wolverhampton Wanderers
8 - Toon Forum – Newcastle United
7 - Talk of the Tarn – Barnsley
7 - Cardiff City Fans Forum – Cardiff
7 – Royals Rendezvous – Reading
7 - Claret and Banter – Bradford City
6 – DCFC Fans – Derby County
6 - LUFC Talk – Leeds United
5 - Extreme Football Forum – all teams
5 – North Stand Chat – Brighton
5 - Rovers Talk – Blackburn Rovers
5 – Not 606 Norwich Board – Norwich City


4 - The Holmesdale – Crystal Palace
4 – Viking Chat – Doncaster
4 - Tudor Talk – Hemel Hempstead
4 - Not 606 QPR Board – Queens Park Rangers
3 - The Posh Forum – Peterborough United
3 - Joys and Sorrows – Birmingham City
3 - Toffee Talk – Everton
2 - Not 606 Hull Board – Hull City
2 - MCFC Fans – Manchester City
2 – CourtOffside – AFC Bournemouth
1 - The Longside – Burnley
1 - Tottenham Hotspur Unofficial Supporters Site – Spurs
1 - This Northern Soul – Wigan Athletic
1 - Cardiff City On-Line – Cardiff


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EDIT:

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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