Score Prediction League 2021/22?

Discussion in 'Diamond's Scores Comp' started by Diamond, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Just thinking out loud here, but do you think a score prediction league covering the 2021/22 season would be worth running,? If anyone has already put plans in place feel free to slap me down.

    I believe I have a formula that would make it a bit different from previous years, (such as guest leagues when the Premier League is not playing), and a plan that would make it fairly straightforward to run and update every week.

    Would appreciate your thoughts before I spend any more time playing with Excel.
     
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  2. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

  3. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I ran last season's competition, I added a feature that rewarded consecutive wins and that seemed to work quite well.

    I had been thinking about running a similar competition for the next season with a couple of changes but if you want to run it then by all means do so.
     
  4. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Could be the most enjoyable aspect of next season, so thanks...
     
  5. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    Count me in!
     
  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It all depends what my chances of winning are really. Please factor that into your plans.
     
  7. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

  8. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Aha, I'm glad you posted this. I took a look around and couldn't find anything since 2018 so thought the game had gone. That's the only reason I wanted to run one.
    Can you link to last seasons so I can take a look?

    I'm happy you're going to run it again and will make sure to take part, so apologies for the intrusion.
     
  9. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    It was in the "Last Man Standing" section, which is what it started as and then the league carried on from there in week 5 of last season (which was the week after the first international break), although you took part in the first incarnation you didn't join the second competition.

    https://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/prediction-league.57652/
     
  11. Last season's version was very clever with the booster points for long correct runs and the ability to protect winning runs but I much preferred the simpler version of the prior year so dropped out last season. I prefer to see where I sit with the quality of my guessing rather than using the right tactics or luck that the correct guesses come in a run or not. I'd take part if it went back to the simpler version but just my view so happy to sit it out again if the forum prefers the more sophisticated version.
     
  12. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Thanks for linking. Just had a good look around those threads, wish I'd played more now!

    I wonder if there's room for mine as well, which is a simple 5 game correct score competition? I think they're quite different. Again, really not wanting to step on any toes here so happy to back off if you think it would detract in any way from yours.
     
  13. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    There's no stepping on toes. I think there's no reason why we can't run simultaneous but different games.
     
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  14. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I'm in if that's ok please?
     
  15. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I’d be in for being crap in both games!
     
  16. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    Can't have enough prediction leagues! Mid table obscurity bekons! I enjoyed last seasons, it was good fun and maybe I have learnt a bit from that. o_O
     
  17. I'm in for both this and Otters!
     
  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The battle of the prediction leagues!
     
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  19. jackwfc

    jackwfc Academy Graduate

    I’m in for this season!
     
  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Are there two leagues this year, if so I'm up for both.
     
  21. GarbeliaHornet

    GarbeliaHornet Academy Graduate

  22. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Of course I’m in!
    Thanks for running it
     
  23. Watford Gav

    Watford Gav Academy Graduate

    I'm in and thanks for all your work running it..
     
  24. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Both sound great.

    I ran a prediction league a while ago, and used excel formulas. Wasn’t too hard, but perhaps could have been even easier if I used macros.
     
  25. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I've recently been in hospital so have not seen the format & rules of either of this seasons "Prediction Leagues" or have they not been posted anywhere yet?

    Please can someone tell me where to find them if they have been, thanks VoR.
     
  26. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Hope you're ok TVOR?
     
  27. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    I'm testing out some formulas now, starting to rapidly go off the idea!
     
  28. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Cheers mate!

    I had a major op 9 days ago and so far so good as I am feeling better than I expected to. I have been told it will take 10 to 12 weeks to hopefully fully recover, but as I am feeling better than I expected I'm hoping it might be sooner.
     
  29. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    My league will be similar to last season with some adjustments to draw insurance and grouping of available teams. The reward for consecutive wins will still be a thing.
     
  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Good stuff. Don't push yourself too hard though, as good quality rest and recovery now will pay dividends later!
     
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  31. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I would like to play
     
  32. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    :) Cheers mate!
     
  33. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    So the excel formulas are finally working-ish.

    Thinking of keeping the classic scoring system with a small tweak...

    Original scoring system:
    10 points for predicting the correct score and result
    5 points for correct result but wrong score
    2 points (total) if you don't get the correct result but predicted either team's number of goals.

    Updated scoring system:
    12 points for predicting the correct score and result if it's a draw
    10 points for predicting the correct score and result for home or away results
    5 points for the correct result, (H/A/D), but wrong score
    2 points for the correct number of goals for either team predicted if you score no points above
    0 points for everything else
     
  34. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Great idea Diamond. Shout out to @Otter for a great one last season. Def up for playing it again, cannot do any worse than I did last time.... :D
     
  35. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    I would be interested, but I know that I will miss weeks, simply down to forgetfulness, but that’s life in your fifties! What are we talking about again?
     

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