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#547539 - Fri Aug 27 2010 11:18 AM Results & Standings .. UEFA
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Tipping Comp
UEFA Champions League
2010-11


The ten 3rd Qualifying Round matches were completed earlier this week, on Wednesday night. The 10 winners joined these 22 teams, who were exempt until (aka enter the competition at) the Group Phase:
  • three teams (champions, runners-up and 3rd place) from these 3 countries: England, Italy and Spain. 9 teams
  • champions and runners-up from each of these 3 countries: France, Germany and Russia. 6 teams
  • the champions of these 7 countries: Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Turkey and Ukraine. 7 teams
  • the defending title holders, Internazionale. The defending titleholders are always guaranteed a spot in the group phase (in any event, they qualified as last season's champions of Italy) e.g. if the defending champions had failed to qualify through their domestic competition, they would become the 23rd team exempt through to the group phase, and only 9 spots would be available through the qualifying rounds.
The first round of the Group Phase commences in the middle of next month, on Tuesday 14th September (the 1st round of this tipping comp), and the final will played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28th May 2011 (the 19th Round of the comp) .. there's a two month mid-winter break between the last round of the group phase on Wednesday 8th December, and the start of the KO Round on Tuesday 15th February 2011.

The draw for the group phase took place earlier today .. if you've got a few hours to kill, you can read the complete details of the qualifying & exemption procedures here : Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2010-11. Most of the 32 teams in this year's comp are familiar names, but there are a few qualifiers whose names will be alien to most of us (see next post).

They're the same as last year, and the year before .. the rules for this comp are simple:
    points
    default
    upsets
    perfect picks
    other bonus pts


    dead-heats
    one point for each correct pick.
    if you forget to pick, the away teams are all yours (ineligible for bonus pts).
    if you pick a game solo (or one of two), you score a bonus point.
    8/8 scores a bonus point. You also receive a knighthood from Her Majesty.
    no one picks a win, whoever picks a draw.
    no one picks a draw, whoever picks the upset win.
    if you pick all home teams (or all bar one), ineligible for bonus pts.
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoon countback determine podium finishes;
    if they're identical, bonus pts will be used.
Deadline: is always kick-off in the first game of the round. Please don't wait until the death, as there are 4 time zones in Europe, and there's a good chance you'll get it wrong! If you post your tips 4 hours before the scheduled kick-off time for games in the UK, you should be safe. If you lodge your picks late you score default for that round.
    .Previous winners & medallists:

    2003-04 : doomed gtho4 manvinder01\fringe
    2004-05 : gtho4 Sypher ElfTwinkle
    2005-06 : doomed Sypher ElfTwinkle
    2006-07 : ElfTwinkle srini701 Howie72
    2007-08 : doomed Sypher Howie72
    2008-09 : ozzz2002 Howie72 LeoDaVinci
    2009-10 : KrivoyRog Sypher LeoDaVinci
    .
No one has successfully defended their title .. and doomed is the only player who's won this more than once. He's been on the podium three times. Sypher has stepped up onto the podium 4 times, all silver. ElfTwinkle, gtho4 and ozzz2002 can win it a second time, ditto KrivoyRog (who'd become the first to retain their title) .. or will this season see a new name etched on the trophy? A special mention for LeoDaVinci .. if he wins bronze again, it'll be three back-to-back bronze medals, and he'll become the first player on the podium for three consective years. Secondly, the last time he collected a wooden spoon in this comp was way back in week 14 of the 2007-08 season .. his streak stands at 41 consecutive spoon-less rounds!

The first two tipping threads will be up shortly. Who's up for the 8th edition of the ECL tipping comp? Please sign-in and/or lodge your tips early (for the brave souls amongst us).


Edited by gtho4 (Sun Aug 14 2011 02:56 AM)

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#547543 - Fri Aug 27 2010 11:21 AM UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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The 32 teams in this year's comp:
    8 groups of 4 teams


    22 teams as per list at right
    plus these 10 teams from the
    3rd round of qualifiers

    FRA : AJ Auxerre
    NED : Ajax Amsterdam
    SUI : FC Basel
    POR : Sporting Braga
    DEN : FC Copenhagen
    ISR : Hapoel Tel-Aviv
    SRB : Partizan Belgrade
    ENG : Tottenham Hotpsur
    GER : Werder Bremen
    SVK : MSK Zilina

    ENG : Arsenal
    ESP : FC Barcelona
    GER : Bayern Munich
    POR : SL Benfica
    TUR : Bursaspor KDC
    ROU : CFR Cluj
    ENG : Chelsea
    ITA : Internazionale
    FRA : Olympique Lyonnais
    ENG : Manchester United
    FRA : Marseilles
    ITA : AC Milan
    GRE : Panathinaikos
    SCO : Rangers
    ESP : Real Madrid
    ITA : AS Roma
    RUS : Rubin Kazan
    GER : Schalke 04
    UKR : Shakhtar Donetsk
    RUS : Spartak Moscow
    NED : FC Twente
    ESP : Valencia CF
The early pre-post favourites are the usual
suspects: Barcelona, Real Madrid & Chelsea:
      5-2 Barcelona 
    5-1 Real Madrid
    5-1 Chelsea
    8-1 Manchester United
    12-1 Arsenal
    14-1 Internazionale
    14-1 Bayern Munich
    33-1 AC Milan
    33-1 AS Roma
    33-1 Tottenham Hotspur
    50-1 Olympique Lyonnais
    66-1 Werder Bremen
    66-1 Schalke 04
    66-1 Valencia CF
    66-1 SL Benfica
    100-1 Marseilles
    100-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
    125-1 Ajax Amsterdam
    125-1 Sporting Braga
    125-1 Panathinaikos
    125-1 Rubin Kazan
    200-1 Spartak Moscow
    250-1 Rangers
    300-1 FC Twente
    300-1 AJ Auxerre
    300-1 Bursaspor KDC
    500-1 FC Basel
    500-1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv
    500-1 FC Copenhagen
    500-1 Partizan Belgrade
    750-1 CFR Cluj
    750-1 MSK Zilina

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#547545 - Fri Aug 27 2010 11:22 AM UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Edited by gtho4 (Mon Feb 28 2011 09:02 AM)

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#547549 - Fri Aug 27 2010 11:46 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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have to be there, right smile
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#547557 - Fri Aug 27 2010 12:38 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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I'm in again
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#547561 - Fri Aug 27 2010 01:14 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Apparently this sport's pretty popular, I'll give it a go

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#547563 - Fri Aug 27 2010 01:18 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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I'll take a beating in this comp, at some point I have to get the hang of tipping this sport. Right?

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#547567 - Fri Aug 27 2010 01:28 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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I've got a streak to try and continue, don't I...
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#547694 - Sat Aug 28 2010 12:09 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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COYS - I'm in...so is my favorite team !! Sweeeeeeeet !!
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#547704 - Sat Aug 28 2010 12:38 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Count me in.
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#547957 - Sun Aug 29 2010 03:54 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Add me, please.........thanks
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#548647 - Thu Sep 02 2010 01:12 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Yes please, count me in.

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#548796 - Thu Sep 02 2010 02:55 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Add another one to the list.

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#549056 - Fri Sep 03 2010 10:06 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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bump

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#549694 - Tue Sep 07 2010 07:53 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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I'll give it a go.

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#550342 - Fri Sep 10 2010 05:44 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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I'm in.
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#550359 - Fri Sep 10 2010 07:37 PM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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count me in

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#550584 - Sun Sep 12 2010 10:26 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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i'll have a go

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#550775 - Mon Sep 13 2010 07:11 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Me too.

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#550778 - Mon Sep 13 2010 07:46 AM UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Acceptances are in, so far, from 17 runners:
    BxBarracuda 1 2
    Dizart 1
    George95 1 2
    gtho4 1 2
    Howie72 1 2
    illiniman14 1 2
    KrivoyRog 1 2
    LeoDaVinci 1 2
    N-Bomb 1 2
    ozzz2002 1 2
    paper_aero 1 2
    PaulE
    srini701 1 2
    Sypher 1
    szabs 1
    toocoll4u 1 2
    triviapaul
1 = lodged tips for Round 1
2 = lodged for Round 2

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#550782 - Mon Sep 13 2010 08:09 AM Re: UEFA Champions League .. sign-up sheet
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Make sure my tips are correct. smile
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#551227 - Wed Sep 15 2010 02:31 AM Results & Standings .. UEFA
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Round 1
Tue 14th Sep 2010
UEFA Champions League
Matchday 1
17 of 17 players lodged tips:

H-x-A
correct picks
0-1-16
11-5-10
8-7-20
14-3-00
17-0-00
1-3-13
17-0-00
2-13-2
2-2
2-2
1-0
2-0
0-0
0-4
5-1
1-0
1
5
8
14

0

13

17

2
FC Twente v Internazionale
W Bremen v Tott Hotspur
Lyonnais v Schalke 04
Benfica v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Manchester Utd v Rangers
Bursaspor KDC v Valencia
Barcelona v Panathinaikos
Copenhagen v Rubin Kazan
KrivoyRog
KrivoyRog BxBarracuda gtho4 triviapaul
ozzz2002
George95 N-Bomb toocool4u

George95 N-Bomb gtho4 srini701

ozzz2002 toocool4u
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Tipping Comp Standings

  position                   points
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ------- hf ws
1 1-1 KrivoyRog s 5 6 1 1
1 1-1 ozzz2002 s 5 6 1 1
3 3-3 toocool4u s 3 4 1
3 3-3 szabs 4 4
3 3-3 BxBarracuda 4 4
3 3-3 triviapaul 4 4
3 3-3 PaulE 4 4
3 3-3 paper_aero 4 4
3 3-3 Sypher 4 4
3 3-3 gtho4 4 4
11 11-11 Dizart 3 3
11 11-11 illiniman14 3 3
11 11-11 Howie72 3 3
11 11-11 LeoDaVinci 3 3
11 11-11 srini701 3 3
16 16-16 George95 2 2 1
16 16-16 N-Bomb 2 2 1
late starters 2
60 2 2 3
home 0 4 4
draw 0 3 3
away(default) 0 1 1
wooden spoon 0 2 2
best picks 0 5 5
perfect picks 0 8 8
bonus pts 0 3 3


b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking a result solo, or one of two.
w = pt for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, bonus for picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts

Weekly Leader

wk
1. +2 KrivoyRog ozzz2002
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
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19.



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Last year's comp had 13 runners, this year we have a field 17 with two no shows: ElfTwinkle and JaneMarple .. and 6 newbies:

BxBarracuda, Dizart, illiniman14, toocool4u, N-Bomb and George95

On behalf of your fellow contestants, welcome aboard! After a few seasons you'll get the hang of this comp and how your opponents pick .. some of us know soccer so well that picking winners and draws just comes naturally, others check the stats for 2 seasons, both domestic and European comps, and those of us who haven't got a clue have perfected our skills using the dartboard hanging up on the garage wall.

The defending titleholder, KrivoyRog, continues from where he left off at the end oflast year. He's top of the table after one round! Alongside him, in unfamiliar territory, is ozzz2002 .. after round one of last year's comp he was bringing up therear all on his lonesome; stone cold motherless.

All of us picked the win at home by Barcelona, no-one picked the draw at Old Trafford, the Inter Milan draw was picked solo by KrivoyRog (what's new), and thewin by FC Copenhagen was picked by ozzz2002 and toocool4u .. these three players all received a bonus point for solo picks.

Werder Bremen were 0-2 down after 18 minutes, but came back to salvage a draw. Spurs blew away their lead, and with it went Sypher's solo pick.

Almost all of us picked a draw for the Copenhagen game [ 13 of 17 ] and we were all looking aok when the scoreboard showed 0-0 with 3 minutes to go. Copenhagen scored from a set-piece to give ozzz2002 and toocool4u a bonus point each. The two who picked the upset away win by Rubin Kazan were KrivoyRog (who else) and George95.

Over the 19 rounds of last year's comp 63 bonus points were collected by the 13 players .. but 15 of those 63 went to KrivoyRog. That's almost of all the bonus points to one person! There was daylight between him and the rest of us mere mortals .. next best was the 6 bonus pts by srini701 (the remaining 11 players had2 to 5 bonus points each).

LeoDaVinci has again avoided the wooden spoon. He had no spoons last season, and no spoons the season before .. his last spoon was way back in the 4th last week of the 2007-08 comp! His streak now stands at 42 consecutive spoon-less weeks.

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#551321 - Wed Sep 15 2010 01:28 PM Re: Results & Standings .. UEFA
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Phew! That was a close one.
Stupid ref awarding Giggs the yellow card instead of a much-deserved penalty kick.
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#551342 - Wed Sep 15 2010 02:39 PM Re: Results & Standings .. UEFA
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So I've got a spoon! When do I get my knife and fork?


Edited by George95 (Wed Sep 15 2010 02:39 PM)

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#551668 - Thu Sep 16 2010 09:41 PM Results & Standings .. UEFA
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Round 2
Wed 15th Sep 2010
UEFA Champions League
Matchday 1
16 of 17 players lodged tips:

H-x-A
correct picks
14-2-00
5-5-60
11-4-10
0-0-16
13-2-10
14-2-00
14-2-00
10-5-10
2-0
2-1
0-1
1-4
2-0
2-0
6-0
1-0
14
5
1

16

13
14
14
10
Bayern Munich v AS Roma
CFR Cluj v FC Basel
Marseille v Spartak Moscow
MSK Zilina v Chelsea
R Madrid v Ajax Amsterdam
AC Milan v AJ Auxerre
Arsenal v Sporting Braga
S Donetsk v Partizan Belg
BxBarracuda KrivoyRog
triviapaul KrivoyRog gtho4 LeoDaVinci PaulE
triviapaul

triviapaul BxBarracuda toocool4u
triviapaul KrivoyRog
illiniman14 KrivoyRog
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Tipping Comp Standings

  position                   points
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 ozzz2002 6 5 11 1 1
1 3 1-3 PaulE 4 7 11 1
1 3 1-3 triviapaul s 4 6 11 1
4 1 1-4 KrivoyRog 6 4 10 1 1 1
4 11 4-11 LeoDaVinci 3 7 10 1
4 3 3-4 paper_aero 4 6 10
4 3 3-4 Sypher 4 6 10
4 3 3-4 gtho4 4 6 10
9 3 3-9 szabs 4 5 9
9 11 9-11 Howie72 3 6 9
11 11 11-11 illiniman14 3 5 8
11 11 11-11 srini701 3 5 8
11 3 3-11 toocool4u 4 4 8 1 1
11 16 11-16 N-Bomb 2 6 8 1
11 3 3-11 BxBarracuda 4 4 8 1
16 16 16-16 George95 2 5 7 1
17 11 11-17 Dizart 3 5
late starters 7
87 4 5 4
home 4 6 10
draw 3 0 3
away(default) 1 2 3
wooden spoon 2 4 6
best picks 5 7 12
perfect picks 8 8 16
bonus pts 3 1 4


b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking a result solo, or one of two.
w = pt for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, bonus for picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts

Weekly Leader

wk
1. +2 ozzz2002 KrivoyRog
2. +1 ozzz2002 PaulE triviapaul
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4.
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Between us we averaged 67.9% .. which is almost 5 /8. This is the second-best effort in the 8 season that this comp has been running .. coincidentally, our best-ever effort was 5 /8 at the same stage in last year's comp .. week two!

PaulE and the man with no spoons were this round's weekly winners with 7/8. They picked the lot except for the loss at home by Marseiile to Spartak Moscow (an own goal 8 monutes from full time). This upset was picked by triviapaul, who collects the only bonus point for this round.

After just two rounds, KrivoyRog has completed all 3 columns: a weekly win, a wooden spoon, and a bonus point .. 10 of the 17 runners have none!

We now have a three-way tie for 1st place .. and the next 5 players are a point inarrears. In other words, half the field is separated by just one point. The next round is in a fortnight, at the end of the month: UEFA ( 3 ) Tue 28th Sep.
LDV now @43 wks


Edited by gtho4 (Fri Sep 17 2010 07:43 AM)

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