Why our predictions panel rates a less than perfect 10

September 21, 2009

People can be divided into 10 types: those who understand binary and those who don’t.

I mention this only because a look down our scores for this week would reveal a great many ones and zeroes, and very few fives.

To recap: in this game, you get a point for predictingĀ the right result from the English football, but make that five if you bag the correct score.

The big winner for us this week was Simon Evans, our man in Miami, who is the new leader after grabbing 14 points, including correct scores on Villa and Bolton.

Other than that, there wasn’t much to shout about on our side of things. Here are the latest scores…

Reuters Soccer Blog: Simon Evans 46, Kevin Fylan 42, Paul Radford 41, Patrick Johnston 40, Justin Palmer 35, Miles Evans 35, Mitch Phillips 35, Mike Collett 28, Neil Maidment 26, Julien Pretot 25, Mark Meadows 16, Asia Sports Desk 15

Rest of the World: No time to go through all the entries, but it did look like a terrific week for Chipking. Looks like the Chipmeister got three on the nose. Must be way out in front by now. Decent start from a couple of newbies as well, by the looks of things. Remember, in this game you keep your own score. Just tell us where you stand … we’ll believe you.

Let us know how you did in the comments, and feel free to rush over to the glass windows at Reuters Soccer Blog Heights making “shush!” gestures, in the style of Mr. Olic.

Back on Friday for more… But if you’re in the mood for more things binary, check out the guitar solo here…

PHOTO: Bayern Munich’s Ivica Olic celebrates a goal during their Bundesliga win over Nuremberg in Munich, September 19, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder


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I did consider 4-3 for the derby šŸ˜‰ but then I thought United’s defence could never be that bad…Foster has no chance of making the World Cup on current form

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Nice :) Reuters rules

Posted by stoixima stoixhma | Report as abusive

Is 15 on debut a good score? :)

Posted by UTV | Report as abusive

Thanks for the shout out! Yes it was a pretty amazing week for myself 19 points in the end so by far my biggest score of the season and it puts me onto a prety respectable 54 points.And in total agreement about Foster i think he had a better reputation when he wasnt playing any games, it seems the more he plays the more mistakes he makes as if his first mistake for the first goal wasnt bad enough he never should have been beaten at his near post the way he did for bellamys second, shocking on all parts that goal especially rio!!

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive

15 is a mighty score on debut, UTV… a couple more weeks like and you’ll be overtaking most of us. Hang in there!

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

And Chipking! You are our leader!

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

So, stoixima, it turns out we don’t rule (see above) :(

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Leader well ive managed to burst my own bubble just checked maids scores and he is on a mighty 63! so he now rules the fixture predictions, he has got far too many perfects!!!! Ah well its a marathon not a sprint another week like last week and ill have caught him.

Posted by Chipking | Report as abusive

63!?! heaven help us. We’re really being put in our palce today.

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

In all fairness, 31 of the first 46 Premiership games ended with fairly mundane 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 scorelines. The league is now highly competitive, and these types of scores should be the staples of your predictions. Even the newly promoted teams are putting up a good show this year – you would usually expect them all to be grouped in the relegation zone by now.http://sportales.com/soccer/english- premiership-correct-score-predictions-we ek-six-260909/

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[…] To recap, briefly, you get one point for predicting the right result, and make that five points if you get the score spot on.Ā This week there are double points, and possible forfeits, for Stoke v Manchester United, and there are always bonus points available, but Iā€™m afraid they are entirely on my whim.Ā Hereā€™s how thingsĀ stand at theĀ moment: […]

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