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TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

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TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by De Kuip on Sun May 22, 2016 8:52 pm

Right, calling all TBAR-ers!

I'd like to propose a competition, open to all TBAR members, that are currently members at the point I post this (so sorry, no-one from after it gets posted - them's the rules).

All you have to do is to predict the first 5 Championship opponents that Villa will face next season, in order that we play them, from fixture 1 (opening game) to fixture 5. You will get 3 points for each team in the correct order, and 1 point for a correct team, but not in a correct order. By my basic maths that means a maximum score of 15 points is possible. In the event of a tie break, I will ask the tied entrants to choose a number between 1 and 1000 (via personal mail to me) and the closest to a pre-chosen number will win. I will choose and email the pre-chosen number to myself prior to competition start up to prove by dated email (in the event of a challenge from some suspicious sort) that I had pre-chosen the number prior to the start of the comp.

I will not take part in the comp.

Trotters has very kindly agreed to sort the spreadsheet to keep all the details on.

Important to note:

Every current TBAR member is welcome to have a go - current from the time I post this OP.

The comp will not start until 1st June,as the League 1 and Championship playoffs are still to be played.

I will add the list of teams to this thread on the 1st June, when listing your choices, do not add any commas/full stops etc, copy as seen, so Trotters can copy & paste easily into the competition spreadsheet.

Your 5 choices, and their order, once posted onto this thread are final and cannot be edited after, even if it is before the closing date.

The 5 fixtures are not cup games or any other non-championship games.

If one or more of the first 5 Championship games is midweek or whatever, it is still a relevant game, it doesn't matter what day it takes place.

The fixtures are released for the Championship on the 22nd June, so we'll close the competition at midnight, BST on 19th June 2016. (i.e any entries on or after 00.01 BST on June 20th 2016 are not accepted.

The prize:

Right, well I thought about what it could be (something modest I'm afraid, I'm not made of money, and anyway you'll have the Kudos of also being the fixture choosing champ of TBAR!)

The prize for the person with the most points, (or the winner of the tie break if applicable) - and in commemoration of our finest hour (may the good times return) is my personal, near mint copy of the actual programme from the European Cup final, 1982.



Even if the team photos and write-ups aren't your thing, it's worth having for the circa 1982 adverts for JVC VHS video recorders and Toyota Celica Coupe GT ha ha.

I will post it anywhere in the world, at my cost, as long as the winner is happy to pm me the address they want it sent to (I'll delete the info as soon as I've addressed the envelope).

So there you go folks, a bit of fun to detract from the information-mill we've all been through lately - remember, not until June 1st - I'll put the reminder up on that date with the full and final list of Championship teams and kick things off then.

Good luck!!        


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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by 4BetLite on Sun May 22, 2016 9:05 pm

Nice one DK.............

Goodluck all.
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Trotters on Mon May 23, 2016 8:49 am

That's a cracking prize and a brilliant idea!

Thank you, DK!
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by NARLA24 on Mon May 23, 2016 9:10 am

Fabulous
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Boldfinger on Mon May 23, 2016 10:10 am

Well done DK what a great idea, im almost going to feel guilty taking the prize off you. Laughing
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Post by The Utterer on Mon May 23, 2016 10:19 am

Sounds fun thanks DK
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Villa_Dan on Mon May 23, 2016 12:09 pm

Cracking prize that!
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Alf T on Sat May 28, 2016 4:46 am

Thank You DK

If I win.... on me decrepit  PC... I'd probably choose Arsenal Away...the processor is that slow.

If I win... I don't want the prize, but would hope it could be protected, secured and put in the AV Museum...where it belongs.

Thank You DK.

Late Edit:

It normaly goes that a Big club hosts an elevated team.

It's supposed to be a random computer set, then a police check...eventually a TV disturbance...but I'd say now, we are at Home to a promoted side, us and the Toon both at home, giving out to lesser clubs on their big day.
Totally impossible that we would play Wolves or Scum ...which proves that the "random generator" is a crock.

imo

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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Trotters on Tue May 31, 2016 6:36 am

It all starts tomorrow!

And, for once, I agree with Alf; the randomness of the draw is not so random. I can see us being given a banana skin and being pitted against plucky minnows in the opening game.
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Boldfinger on Tue May 31, 2016 6:38 am

@Trotters wrote:It all starts tomorrow!

And, for once, I agree with Alf; the randomness of the draw is not so random. I can see us being given a banana skin and being pitted against plucky minnows in the opening game.
So you think we will get Scum first game. lol!
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Villa_Dan on Tue May 31, 2016 11:03 am

Can we have a list of all the clubs? Lazy I know but I just can't be fucked searching it up
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Trotters on Tue May 31, 2016 11:17 am

Yeah, we'll get a list up shortly, Dan.
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by De Kuip on Tue May 31, 2016 2:47 pm

Right folks - I'm putting this early notice up prior to the fixture competition start at 06.00 tomorrow - please no entries before then. The competition closes at midnight on 19th June, so no entries on the 20th will be permitted.
Please note all times are BST.

Please read the first post to remind yourself of the rules.

Anyone who joined after I posted the OP is not eligible to partake - sorry.

Just list the first 5 Championship opponents as I have in the example below - this is home and away, so literally the first 5 games we play in the Championship, regardless of venue. I'm not taking part so my example will not be entered.

Don't add any commas/full stops etc as it makes it hard to copy & paste onto the spreadsheet. Please don't number your choices - this bit is important - WE WILL TAKE THE TOP TEAM IN YOUR LIST AS THE FIRST FIXTURE, THE LAST WILL BE THE 5TH FIXTURE, AND THOSE IN BETWEEN ARE IN FIXTURE ORDER. REPEAT, DO NOT NUMBER YOUR TEAM CHOICES

You have 1 hour from posting to edit, just in case you've made a mistake such as listing 6 teams by mistake etc. Once the hour has passed, your entry will be accepted as-is.

We reserve the right to refuse entries if they do not abide by the rules.

This is a free, informal comp and as such no liability can be inferred on either me or Trotters in the event of scandalous mismanagement of the competition - if we cock it up, you'll just have to suck it up princess.....

Teams to choose from:

Aston Villa
Barnsley
Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers
Brentford
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol City
Burton Albion
Cardiff City
Derby County
Fulham
Huddersfield Town
Ipswich Town  
Leeds United  
Newcastle United
Norwich City
Nottingham Forest
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Reading
Rotherham United
Sheffield Wednesday  
Wigan Athletic
Wolverhampton Wanderers

My example choice:

Reading
Newcastle
Derby
Cardiff
Burton Albion


Good luck - there's an authentic piece of Villa history waiting to be posted to the winner.

I assume the fixtures are still to be announced on the 22nd, so trotters and I will do our best to get the winner announced after that - in the event of a tie break it will take a bit longer as tied players will have to pm me their number guess between 1-1000, but hopefully there won't be a tie.

Remember, post your guesses after 06.00 tomorrow morning.
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by VillaBill on Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:13 am

Wigan
Derby
QPR
Ipswich
Leeds
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Post by Villa_Dan on Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:28 am

Burton Albion
Derby County
Ipswich Town  
Norwich City 
Sheffield Wednesday
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Post by 4BetLite on Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:38 am

Rotherham
Derby
Bristol City
Preston North End
Brentford
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by Trotters on Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:39 am

Nottingham Forest
Barnsley
Norwich City
Preston North End
Birmingham City

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Post by Jo64 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:41 am

Brighton & Hove Albion
Rotherham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Preston North End
Huddersfield Town
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Post by Jae1411 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:05 am

Sheffield Wednesday
Rotherham
Burton Albion
Nottingham forest
Brighton

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Post by simbrenn on Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:25 am

Nottingham forest
Leeds United
Cardiff city
Ipswich town
Burton Albion

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Post by thegaffer6 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:49 pm

Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town
Rotherham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Derby County
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Re: TBAR Guess the Fixture competition (Nice little prize)

Post by De Kuip on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:12 pm

Given that the prize is what it is, there's a nice write up in the Guardian about the journey to the final. and the winning of the European cup. Worth a 15 minute read I would say....Here
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Post by 1Elliot on Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:35 pm

Derby County
Bristol City
Birmingham City
Wigan Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday
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Post by FoxyAV on Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:37 pm

Newcastle United
Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town
Fulham
Derby County
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Post by VillaBill on Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:53 pm

Wigan Athletic
Derby County
Queens Park Rangers
Ipswich Town
Leeds United
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