£80 for the forum - comp or betting pool?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by PaddingtonsYellowArmy, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. PaddingtonsYellowArmy

    PaddingtonsYellowArmy First Team Captain

    Two nice bet wins for Lux and Myself in Novemeber we are putting in £20 each and Admin (new) has doubled that to make a pot of £80.

    This is a very simple poll to ascertain what the forum would prefer:

    1) - A betting pool where a poll is put up for each wfc match and a bet place on the option with most yay's - the whole betting pool will not be risked and the bets put up will be ones of reasonably hgh odds.

    2) - A forum competition to run to 31.12.12 -with a 1st prize of £50 and second prize of £30.

    Vote away and the most popular will be actioned.

    Many thnx to Lux and admin new for their generosity.
  2. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    So with the betting one (option 1), will the winnings be distributed eventually (if we win)?

    How will they be distributed? I would like to suggest option 1, but with the winnings used to sponsor a player's kit* in the name of the forum.

    * Not Mark Yeates so as to avoid arguments.
  3. PaddingtonsYellowArmy

    PaddingtonsYellowArmy First Team Captain

    ah yes - that was discussed as a possible fund for a forum meet up but that indeed is a great suggestion of yours - the funds if winning will be used for the forum but not paid out to any members individually.

    Mark Yeates is likely to be the only option unsold - only kidding MY you my hero as you upset the boo boys.
  4. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    The betting pool idea seems like quite a good one. See how much we can turn that £80 into.

    Very generous of you guys too. Fantastic idea!
  5. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Betting pool sounds long term so much better. Forum meet with the funds sounds like a great idea.
  6. Jelboy

    Jelboy Reservist

    Thanks to you too Paddy
  7. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Well yes, a forum meet would be great but, wherever it were held (and I'm guessing it would be Watford), a lot of prolific members won't be able to attend because they live far away.

    With sponsored kit, we could all enjoy it equally.
  8. PaddingtonsYellowArmy

    PaddingtonsYellowArmy First Team Captain

    added to that clive -probs get a couple of tickets for the sponsors night - could run a comp for that - or auction them and use the funds for the next betting pool..

    keep the ideas flowing
  9. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    Sponsoring a player is a great idea for next season, it's something that's been done before too. As mentioned, it will include tickets for the end of season do.
  10. Lux

    Lux Reservist

    I like the betting pool option, we're a forum/community and it just seems like a nicer idea. The player sponsor idea sounds great too. Would be good to hear some more suggestions for if we have even more leftover.
  11. 352

    352 Moderator

    I feel bad now after reading the responses, but I chose the comp because I am almost 100% broke! Yippee!
  12. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    What's the point of sponsoring a player's shirt? I've never understood that. Isn't it just getting the name in the programme?
  13. Saliva

    Saliva Academy Graduate

    You get to attend the End of Season Awards, receive a signed shirt, attend the Players Sponsors Evening in March (an informal event), sit at the table with your player and a buffet meal is served. Other clubs (like Ipswich) even goes as far as to let kit sponsors visit the training ground and join in!
  14. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Betting pool sounds like fun. Much respect to those who have donated hard-earned winnings for this, great effort.
  15. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    How would that work with a forum, though? Surely that's something only 2/3 people can be involved in?

    Very generous of Paddy/Lux/Prentice by the way!
  16. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I was wondering how Ellington got a contract there
  17. Saliva

    Saliva Academy Graduate

    True. 1 person for End of Season Awards (awkward or what?) but 2 people get to go for the Sponsors Evening, so if you're a bit weird then take someone half respectable who can off-set your bizarre dinner table behaviour.
  18. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    how much money would it be to get a wfcforums.com advertising hoarding at the vic? the winnings could go towards that.
  19. LLST

    LLST Squad Player

    Who's going to manage the betting pool? Someone who knows what they're doing with a track record please.
  20. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    A fortune! Way beyond our reach.

    I'm considering advertisement all the time, but that's my worry! :)
  21. Alban Hornet

    Alban Hornet Squad Player

    How about approaching the Watford Facebook page, or the guys at FTRE to give you a shout out?
  22. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    A betting pool is a good idea Paddy. Thanks for yours and LUX'S generosity!

    Why don't we put half of any monies raised towards a forum do or something, maybe a meet before a home game, and half towards the forum?
  23. PaddingtonsYellowArmy

    PaddingtonsYellowArmy First Team Captain

    Ok the poll is closed and thanks for voting - 46 of you are interested in this which shows a great support of it.

    So back then when I went on pre season tour to Denmark - we had a fine outing in a place called Grenna, where wfc played Randers FC - KB was in charge that day as AB was scoutimg in Uk i think at a Preston game. Anyway - it was a feckin great day out -Jobr the infamous abuser and unfortunately banned forumite was there ( lol i fink he was and also Faith) but maybe that was the other pre season tour -feck da old age it's all rolled into one fun filled extravaganza ( hmmm is that a city in Norway?).... It was the day when Sietes donned a wfc shirt and the team lost 3-0 and afterwards the Grenna folk layed on bbq and beer and paid for taxi's and gave us beer for the journey back to Ourhouse where we were staying. junior's last outing in a wfc shirt as well as he wasn't let out of the country.

    So having perused last nights footie i noticed Randers fc ( one of my Danish teams, i have their shirt innit) were playing a cup match v a funny named scum canuting team beginning with M -the odds suggested no one knew wtf was gonna be the score or outcome so i did a little bet of HT/FT reversals of both team 34/1 nd 50/1.

    So sitting in the 'Old Vic' no not the shytehole threesided arena u all hate to love but the grand theatre in good old London - Kiss me Kate was just about to start and i was looking at betfiar and live scores and noticed my little bet was on for a win -i layed Randers at 2-1 to ensure whatever outcome was a win.

    The ending of this is -from thiose winnings I shall add another £20 to make £100 -
    the poll result shows - 76% in favour of option 1 - the betting pool so if ok with my generous donating counterparts lets make the betting pool £76 and have a £24 forum competition.....

    yay or nay Lux, admin new?

    I will also at this time suggest the comp - for your agreement.

    It could be based on the Football league outcome of wfc and bbb misconduct charge....

    the logistics and make up of the comp we can discuss if in principal Lux and admin new concur.

    let the fun begin....
  24. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    Agree with all Padds, very generous of you also.
  25. Lux

    Lux Reservist

    Splitting it 76-24 sounds fine. Both are more than enough and it's two competitions.. twice the fun.

    IDK how you intend to turn the misconduct charges into a competition, but everyone's interested in it so if we can come up with a good way to do it then sure.
  26. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Just to give you an idea. To advertise at my old cricket club was £250 a year. I would imagine you can add another nought at the very least if not two noughts
  27. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you very much Pads, Prentice and Lux for donating funding.
  28. snowylad

    snowylad On loan from Udinese

    Thank you guys and well done!
  29. roowfc

    roowfc First Year Pro

    Have you asked the club about a banner somewhere-there is tons of empty space around the ground

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