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Old 26th June 2010, 04:20 PM   #391 (permalink)
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Re: FIFA WC Tipping comp

Darn no-one you should have posted anyway. I'm sure they may have let it go, albeit Uruguay did score within that 10 minutes LOL!

So far Uruguay lead 1 - 0 C'mon one more goal you good thing and another sweet 4 points Yeh!..

Seph...confusing you was part of my Master Plan..MUWAHA!!!.... Now that I've got rid of number 4 and I'm running rings around Number 3 aka The Bear, it's time to take care of the only one currently ahead of me....a dose of cane toad repellent perchance?.....

EDIT: ARGH! Phoee! Korea equalise 1 -1 Damn! those penalty shootout lot are going to get the best of me yet. *Shakes fist* I'm off to sleep, we'll see if something can be salvaged by the morning....SIGH.
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Old 26th June 2010, 04:42 PM   #392 (permalink)
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lol - that's okay Gollum, and as you say Uruguay were already one up. If I posted my prediction of 1-1 (with Uruguay to win in extra time), it may have seemed a little suspect.

And Uruguay have just scored anyway (2-1). A good thing too, cause my prediction was on-target for a while there. Would've preferred Korea scoring though.
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Old 26th June 2010, 04:53 PM   #393 (permalink)
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Heh. The fightback is on, Gollum!

Well, sort of. Except that almost everyone else seems to have picked 2-1 Uruguay, too. :S


Come on, Ghana! Win it on penalties!!!
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Old 26th June 2010, 04:55 PM   #394 (permalink)
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At least I've collected one point from today, unlike nearly everyone else.

(And I'm not confident of collecting many more.)


But I did get to see a superb strike for the second Uruguay goal from Suarez.
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Old 26th June 2010, 05:09 PM   #395 (permalink)
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Missed the first game again.

26th June
USA 3 - 1 Ghana

27th June
Germany 3 - 1 England
Argentina 2 - 1 Mexico
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Old 26th June 2010, 05:21 PM   #396 (permalink)
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True dat, Ursa. Suarez' goal was phenomenal.


Tbh, I'm not feeling too confident about my prediction for this evening's game, now, either. It made sense at the time. Oh well. I'll just have to wait and hope, I guess.
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Old 26th June 2010, 06:28 PM   #397 (permalink)
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I suppose I should get these in now, as I might not have the chance tomorrow. On a side note to Wybren, I've not quite had the time to thoroughly understand the rules regarding extra time/penalties etc (and god forbid I should throw my thoughts into the mix - this is looking complicated enough!). So, until then, I'll just provide the relevant information

Anyway, I'm going to scupper my chances by going for some extravagant picks on the off-chance I can take all the points for myself:

Germany 2 - 2 England (England win 3-2 in extra time*)
Argentina 3 - 2 Mexico

*though I'm praying for a penalty shoot-out, just for the drama of it.
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Old 26th June 2010, 08:06 PM   #398 (permalink)
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Ghana 1-0 up after half an hour (well, after 5 minutes, actually, but...well, still 1-0 up after half an hour). And I'd made such a good start with the Uruguay game, too.
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Old 26th June 2010, 10:02 PM   #399 (permalink)
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Go-go gadget Ghana! No points, but I don't care (actually, can we have a point for the right number of goals? ).

I have to say, though, that the US games are usually quite exciting.
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Old 26th June 2010, 10:11 PM   #400 (permalink)
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So... how does this work?

Do I get one point, because I predicted a Ghana win?



I really wish I hadn't changed my prediction at the last minute, though. I'd have had a perfect day if I'd just left it as it was.
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Old 26th June 2010, 10:21 PM   #401 (permalink)
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So... how does this work?

Do I get one point, because I predicted a Ghana win?
They won and you predicted it, so I'd assume yes.


Sadly, I don't get any points for correctly predicting that the USA would score one goal.
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Old 26th June 2010, 10:26 PM   #402 (permalink)
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Well, that makes it a good day, equalling (for the third time) the most points I've ever bagged in a single day. Not bad, considering there were only two games.
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Old 26th June 2010, 11:42 PM   #403 (permalink)
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Ok, so before I go and tally up the points I think we need a clear understanding of the points for this round.
Tipping a winner (but not the scoreline)1 point (This goes also for incorrectly tipping the scoreline of a draw but picking the correct winner)
Tipping a draw with the correct draw score line but not the correct winner in overtime 3 points (ie you tip DRAW 1-1 team B and team A wins but the score is 1-1 before overtime)
Tipping the winner and the correct scoreline 4 points. This can be made up via 3 ways
1 - Tipping team A wins 3-1 and this is the score
2- Tipping Draw 1-1(team A) and the game draws at 1-1 and team A wins in over time
3 You tip Team A 2-1 the game draws at 1-1 and then Team A wins in overtime thus having the score as 2-1

Does that seem reasonable??
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Old 26th June 2010, 11:48 PM   #404 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about number two on that list, Wy (as a win in overtime, but before penalties, means that the final scoreline was not 1-1**.) I'd have given a prediction of 1-1 in these circumstances only 1 point***. If, however, the score remained at 1-1 after extra time and the tie was resolved with a penalty shootout, four points would be correct.


But that's just me. You came up with the original rules, so it's your call.



** - It was 2-1 in tonight's game, for instance.

*** - I can see that I may be talking myself out of three points here.
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Old 26th June 2010, 11:51 PM   #405 (permalink)
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I'd say it's reasonable only if it means I somehow got some points today. No? then I think we should look at other options...

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