2017-2018 Premier Predictors
Wow! The season is really starting to take shape now. Our latest snapshot shows that the big Premier League clubs are starting to rise to the top of the table. So have recent results helped your scores?
Sadly since the end of August our early bird leader Malcolm Jones has fallen off his perch, and is now 3rd. But this may only be a temporary blip (who knows!). So we have a new leader! - with our latest results showing that our new top predictor, and highest points climber is:
Congratulations Stuart! - what a remarkable achievement, leaping from a distant 4th place in August to pole position today. But the highest climber in terms of league position is:
(Highest Positional Climber)
Congratulations David. David added 26 points to a sluggish points total in August. David is now 8th, having risen from his August position of 19th. As for the highest female predictor, our leader is:
(Leading Female Predictor)
Congratulations Ann. Look out for Ann during the coming months! - as she is also making steady progress, having risen one place to 4th.
To find out how good a predictor you have been so far this season, please click the link below:
Latest Results --> 31/10/2017
So what happens next?
On 31/12/2017 the 3rd set of Premier League points will be awarded. The 31st December will be will used as a snapshot, and points will be awarded as indicated below. For example, if Leicester City are in 10th place on 31/12/2017, and you predicted that, you will be awarded 10 points. Your points will then be totalled, and you will be able to see how your predictions compare to everyone else's. Other snapshots of the season will take place on 31/03/2017 + 31/05/2017. The person accumulating most points from these snapshots will be awarded the 'Accumulator Award'.
So we await the end of December to discover who is our new leading 'Premier Predictor' for the season so far.
Reminder... How to score points?
10 points --> If you predict the correct positioning of a team (i.e., Leicester City finish 10th and they do = 10 points)
5 points --> If your team is one place above/below your prediction (i.e., Leicester City finish 9th or 11th = 5 points)
1 point --> If your team is two places above/below your prediction (i.e., Leicester City finish 8th or 12th = 1 point)
-5 points --> If your team are 5 places above/below your prediction (i.e., Leicester finish 5th or 15th = -5 points)
-10 points --> If your team are 10 places above/below your prediction
Points will also be awarded as follows for predicting the following:
10 points = 2017/18 Community Shield Winner
20 points = 2017/18 Champions League winner
10 points = English team who progresses furthest in Champions League (10 points each if they reach same point)
20 points = FA Cup Winner
10 points = FA Cup Runner-up
5 points = FA Cup Semi-Finalists
20 points = League Cup Winner
10 points = League Cup Runner-up
5 points = League Cup Semi-Finalists
20 points = Championship winner (60 points if the Wolves!)
10 points = Runner-up + Play-off place winner
What did I have to do to take part?
1. Complete the ‘Premier Predictor Competition’ form
2. Return your completed sheet to Andy Watkins by 06/08/2017
3. There was no charge for taking part.
4. It's a bit of fun, but prizes will be awarded throughout the season.
How do I win?
There are two ways to win:
Being the best predictor at the end of the 2017/18 football season wins the ‘Premier Predictor Award’
At the end of August / October / December / March / May we will have prizes for being the winner to that point in time (i.e., December – prize for the best predictor so far in the season). Points from each month (August / October / December / March / May) will be added together for the ‘Accumulator Prize’.