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#541584 - Wed Jul 14 2010 11:41 PM Results & Standings .. A-League
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Ater all the hype of the World Cup, we are back to a local Australian competition, the A-League.

This competition has been run a few times before, but there are a couple of small changes this year.
Firstly, there are 11 teams playing, so there will be a bye each round.
Secondly, there will be quite a few rounds that do not finish till the Wednesday of the following week. Most rounds will kick off on Friday evenings, but there will be the occasional Thursday start. These will be highlighted in the individual weekly draws.

Rules (Amended 26/7/2010)

  • Threads will close prior to the start of the first game.
  • A bonus point will be awarded for a perfect score.
  • A bonus point will also be awarded for anyone that tips a result solo.
  • Ties will be broken in the following order
    1)- HoF/Spoon differential
    2)- Most Hall of Fame awards
  • Picks of all home games will be penalised a point.
  • Default will be equal to the lowest score each round.
  • Late starters will be given a score equivalent to the last-placed active tipster.

    Sign-up is conditional on two things.

  • Be prepared to stick it out for 27 weeks.
  • Vuvazelas are banned!

    First round starts Thursday, August 5, and fixtures will be posted very soon.


  • Edited by ozzz2002 (Mon Aug 09 2010 03:54 PM)

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    #541585 - Wed Jul 14 2010 11:49 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Any Kiwi teams since their national team was unbeaten at the World Cup?
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    #541586 - Thu Jul 15 2010 12:00 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Yep. Wellington Phoenix, and they have the bye in the first round.
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    #541587 - Thu Jul 15 2010 12:05 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    I'll be there, but guess you shld have another rule to stop lousy, lazy guys like me from tipping "all homes" or "all away" (I did that the *whole* of last season and won this comp without even knowing what it is )
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    #541588 - Thu Jul 15 2010 12:08 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Oh....but I was planning on using my indigeniously built vuvuzela, just so I can atleast bug some of the more "serious" tipsters out here and sneak in a place or two above the basement

    Not fair, banning vuvuzelas from the FT comps
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    #541589 - Thu Jul 15 2010 12:22 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Slight change to a rule. Vuvuzelas are allowed; the only condition is that they are not played with your mouth...

    I will have to ponder on the 'all-home pre-tipping', and will update the thread soon.
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    #541590 - Thu Jul 15 2010 12:41 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Add me in again.
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    #541591 - Fri Jul 16 2010 02:46 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    In play here

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    #541592 - Sun Jul 18 2010 08:47 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Please add FussBudget

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    #541593 - Sun Jul 25 2010 09:38 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    add one more to the list

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    #541594 - Sun Jul 25 2010 07:14 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Rules updated.
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    #541595 - Mon Aug 09 2010 02:33 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Australian A-League
    A-League : Round 1
    August 5, 2010


    Tips & Results
    H-x-AResultFixtureBonus
    4-4-1
    4-3-2
    9-0-0
    7-2-0
    7-2-0
    0-1
    0-0
    3-3
    3-3
    0-0
    1
    3
    0
    2
    2
    Melbourne v Central Coast
    Adelaide v Newcastle
    Perth v Nth Queensland
    Sydney v Melbourne
    Gold Coast v Brisbane
    LeoDaVinci
    .
    .
    .
    .
    8


    Tipping Comp Standings
    Weekly Leaders
    Code:

    TW-LW hi-lo LW TW b Total
    hf ws bp
    1 0 1-1 FussBudget - 2 0 2 1
    1 0 1-1 ozzz2002 - 2 0 2 1
    1 0 1-1 LeoDaVinci - 1 1 2 1
    3 0 3-3 paper_aero - 1 0 1
    3 0 3-3 gtho4 - 1 0 1
    3 0 3-3 Howie72 - 1 0 1
    7 0 7-7 srini701 - 0 0 0 1
    7 0 7-7 Sypher - 0 0 0 1
    7 0 7-7 doomed - 0 0 0 1
    8 1

    home - 0 0
    draw - 4 4
    away - 1 1
    perfect 5 5



    . Code:
     1 +1 FussBudget, ozzz2002, LeoDaVinci
    2
    3
    4
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    7
    8
    9
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    12
    13
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    15
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    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27








    Code:
    week    Hall of Fame                         Wooden Spoon


    1. 0-2-0 2/5 FussBudget, ozzz2002 0 Sypher, doomed, srini701
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
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    8.
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  • What a shocking start to a season! Between nine players, we could only manage a grand total of eight points.

  • FussBudget and ozzz2002 both managed to jag a rather paltry 2/8, and three players, doomed, Sypher and srini701 failed to score.

  • LeoDaVinci scored a bonus for picking the result of the only match that did not end up in a draw.

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    #541596 - Mon Aug 09 2010 02:37 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Terrific start!

    I forgot my damn vuvuzela at home ...that's why I failed to score ....watch out for the next round!


    Edited by srini701 (Mon Aug 09 2010 02:39 AM)
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    #541597 - Mon Aug 09 2010 06:47 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Zero....I demand a recount !!
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    #541598 - Mon Aug 09 2010 06:52 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    I just recounted all your wins, and still got zero. There are only a very limited number of ways to count to that particular number.
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    #541599 - Mon Aug 09 2010 06:57 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Never !! It's a FIX !!
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    #541600 - Mon Aug 09 2010 08:33 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Aussie football sucks.....thought Hawthorn were playing in this

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    #541601 - Mon Aug 09 2010 04:07 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Quote:

    Zero....I demand a recount !!




    You sound like Florida ten years ago.

    There's going to be a lot of that number I am sure. Eight tips out of 45...not too uncommon in A-League.
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    #545047 - Mon Aug 16 2010 05:00 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Posts: 20114
    Loc: Sydney
    NSW Australia


    Australian Soccer
    A-League : Round 2
    August 13, 2010
    H-x-AResultFixtureBonus Pts
    4-2-3
    5-4-0
    0-1-8
    7-2-0
    7-2-0
    3-3
    1-1
    2-1
    0-2
    1-1
    2
    4
    0
    0
    2
    Wellington v Gold Coast
    Newcastle v Melb Heart
    Nth Qld v Sydney
    Melb Victory v Perth
    Central Coast v Adelaide




    8


    Tipping Comp Standings
    Weekly Leader


    TW-LW hi-lo LW TW b Total
    hf ws bp
    1 1 1-1 FussBudget 2 2 0 4 2
    2 4 2-4 paper_aero 1 2 0 3
    3 1 1-3 ozzz2002 2 0 0 2 1
    3 1 1-3 LeoDaVinci 2 0 0 2 1
    3 4 3-4 gtho4 1 1 0 2
    3 4 3-4 Howie72 1 1 0 2
    7 7 7-7 Sypher 0 1 0 1 1
    7 7 7-7 doomed 0 1 0 1 1
    9 7 7-9 srini701 0 0 0 0 2
    8 1

    home 0 1 1
    draw 4 3 7
    away 1 1 2
    perfect 5 5 10


    .

    1 +1 FussBudget, ozzz2002, LeoDaVinci
    2 +1 FussBudget
    3
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    5
    6
    7
    8
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    12
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  • Well, I guess that no-one can say that we are not consistent. Another 8 successful picks from a possible 45.

  • FussBudget picked up his second straight 2/5, enough for a HoF. paper_aero also scored the same and is now in second place.

  • LeoDaVinci, ozzz2002 and srini701 failed to trouble the scorer.

  • There have been ten games so far- seven have ended in draws. What a strange sport! smile


  • Edited by gtho4 (Mon Aug 16 2010 07:21 AM)

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    #545061 - Mon Aug 16 2010 06:04 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    C'mon! you are kidding! I didn't get *1* damn match right in 10 so far? what the heck are they playing on the field? frown frown
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    #545074 - Mon Aug 16 2010 06:35 AM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Ouch! I couldn't tell you what they are playing!
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    #546591 - Sun Aug 22 2010 10:19 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Posts: 20114
    Loc: Sydney
    NSW Australia


    Australian Soccer
    A-League : Round 3
    August 20, 2010
    H-x-AResultFixtureBonus Pts
    3-5-0
    6-2-0
    1-7-1
    4-4-1
    7-1-0
    3-2
    1-0
    1-0
    2-0
    2-2
    3
    6
    1
    4
    1
    Adelaide v Melbourne Heart
    Perth v Newcastle
    Brisbane v Sydney
    Wellington v Central Coast
    Melbourne Victory v Nth Queensland


    FussBudget

    ozzz2002
    8


    Tipping Comp Standings
    Weekly Leader


    TW-LW hi-lo LW TW b Total
    hf ws bp
    1 1 1-1 FussBudget 4 2 1 7 2 1
    2 2 2-4 paper_aero 3 2 0 5
    3 3 1-3 ozzz2002 2 1 1 4 1 1 1
    3 3 1-3 LeoDaVinci 2 2 0 4 1 1
    3 3 3-4 gtho4 2 2 0 4
    3 3 3-4 Howie72 2 2 0 4
    3 7 3-7 Sypher 1 3 0 4 1 1
    8 7 7-8 doomed 1 d 0 2 1
    9 9 7-9 srini701 0 1 0 1 3
    15 3

    home 1 4 5
    draw 7 1 8
    away 2 0 2
    perfect 10 5 15


    .

    1 +1 FussBudget, ozzz2002, LeoDaVinci
    2 +1 FussBudget
    3 +2 FussBudget
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
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    15
    16
    17
    18
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    25
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  • 15 picks out of 40 is a terrific result! (That is sarcasm, for those that did not recognise it.) smile

  • Sypher was the Top Tipster this week, with 3/5 and srini701 scored his first point ths comp, but still managed to keep his perfect record intact- three spoons in three weeks.

  • Bonus points this week go to FussBudget and ozzz2002 for solo picks.



  • Edited by ozzz2002 (Sun Aug 22 2010 11:36 PM)
    Edit Reason: Cannot count to ONE without making a mistake...
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    #546595 - Sun Aug 22 2010 10:52 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    You are really a nice guy, Ozz....I *KNOW* you want me to score points, and are even trying to help me by increasing my tally on your own, but I got only 1 this round (Yayyyyyyyy). You awarded 2 to me in the TW column smile

    Or are you confused by my terrific showing? When everyone's scoring 2s and 3s each round, I am still looking for my first points after 15 matches smile
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    #546604 - Sun Aug 22 2010 11:38 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    LOL! My mistake. All fixeded now, and hopefully you will score well next week. Aim high, mate, and try for TWO points! smile
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    #548100 - Sun Aug 29 2010 08:18 PM Re: Signup for A-League Soccer
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    Australian Soccer
    A-League : Round 4
    August 27, 2010
    H-x-AResultFixtureBonus Pts
    3-2-3
    3-5-0
    6-2-0
    3-2-3
    1-3-4
    1-0
    2-3
    1-1
    0-1
    2-2
    3
    0
    2
    3
    3
    Brisbane v Wellington
    Nth Queensland v Adelaide
    Sydney v Central Coast
    Gold Coast v Melbourne Victory
    Melbourne Heart v Perth




    8


    Tipping Comp Standings
    Weekly Leader


    TW-LW hi-lo LW TW b Total
    hf ws bp
    1 1 1-1 FussBudget 7 1 0 8 2 1 1
    2 3 1-3 ozzz2002 4 2 0 6 2 1 1
    2 3 2-4 Howie72 4 2 0 6 1
    2 2 2-4 paper_aero 5 1 0 6 1
    5 3 3-7 Sypher 4 1 0 5 1 2
    5 3 3-5 gtho4 4 1 0 5 1
    5 3 1-5 LeoDaVinci 4 1 0 5 2 1
    8 8 7-8 doomed 2 d 0 3 1
    8 9 7-9 srini701 1 2 0 3 1 3
    11 3

    home 5 1 6
    draw 8 2 10
    away 2 2 4
    perfect 15 5 20


    .

    1 +1 FussBudget, ozzz2002, LeoDaVinci
    2 +1 FussBudget
    3 +2 FussBudget
    4 +2 FussBudget
    5
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    13
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  • There is dancing on the streets of Hyderabad today, as their favourite son got his first HoF! WTG, srini701. However, he has to share the glory as the dancing also happened in Timaru and Sydney. Howie72 and ozzz2002 picked equally brilliantly to score 2/5.

  • Everyone else scored 1/5, ergo spoons were distributed with liberality.

  • There were no bonus points this week, as we only tipped 11 correct from 40.

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