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From: Michael Cunningham on 13 Jun 2010 14:13
With all the excitement of the world cup, it would be easy
to forget about the greatest and most important competition
of all -- the UKSF Opening Day Fixture Prediction Competition.
It's been running since 1999, has no scoring system, doesn't
really have a point, has never had a winner and definitely
never will. It really is the perfect competition.
Simply predict the opening day fixtures and that's that. It
couldn't be easier. No-one will check if you've won or not
because there's no scoring system, which makes it all the
better. Your 20 teams this year are:
The fixtures are announced on Thursday at 10am so you should
probably try to have your entries in before then. Or don't. You
can enter after that if you like. I don't mind. Best of luck to all
From: vicky on 13 Jun 2010 16:40
Birmingham - Blackburn
Blackpool - Arsenal
Bolton - Wolves
Chelsea - Newcastle United
Everton - Wigan
Stoke City - Liverpool
Manchester United - Fulham
Sunderland - Aston Villa
Tottenham - West Brom
West Ham - Manchester City
From: nigel on 13 Jun 2010 18:10
Arsenal v West Brom
Newcastle v Everton
Man City v Blackpool
Wolves v Bolton
Wigan v Fulham
Liverpool v Tottenham
Chelsea v Sunderland
Birmingham v West Ham
Blackburn v A Villa
Stoke v Man Utd
From: Joe Horowitz on 13 Jun 2010 20:03
"Michael Cunningham" <superman(a)xxblockxxuksf.org.uk> wrote in message
Yay! I like when Mikey says hello.
Hello, Mikey. How have you been?
> With all the excitement of the world cup, it would be easy to forget about
> the greatest and most important competition
> of all -- the UKSF Opening Day Fixture Prediction Competition.
> It's been running since 1999, has no scoring system, doesn't
> really have a point, has never had a winner and definitely never will. It
> really is the perfect competition.
AVSWTWP. Also, I really feel that this year is my year in this comp.
Traditionally I tend to under-perform in this one (who can forget my 2003
'Everton vs Spurs' fiasco, which to date is one of the wrongest predictions
ever in the history of Youksef. At least, it probably is. I never checked
and neither did anyone else, might even have been correct), but this season
I'm sure I've found a winning formula. What's more, I'm going to apply it.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Birmingham vs Blackburn
Blackpool vs Bolton
Chelsea vs Everton
Fulham vs Liverpool
Manchester City vs Manchester United
Newcastle United vs Stoke City
Sunderland vs Tottenham
West Brom vs West Ham
Wigan vs Wolves
These are almost definitely the opening day fixtures.... I hope!!
"I am the fat puddin', but a single puddingness" - Vicky Conlan
From: Sid on 13 Jun 2010 19:47
* Joe Horowitz [2010-06-13 19:03] [uk.sport.football]:
> AVSWTWP. Also, I really feel that this year is my year in this comp.
> Traditionally I tend to under-perform in this one (who can forget my 2003
> 'Everton vs Spurs' fiasco, which to date is one of the wrongest predictions
> ever in the history of Youksef. At least, it probably is. I never checked
> and neither did anyone else, might even have been correct), but this season
> I'm sure I've found a winning formula. What's more, I'm going to apply it.
At first I was upset that you had posted what I had independently
understood to be the winning formula as well. Then it dawned upon me
that we had both missed the important flux capacitor step.
The winning fixture lineup is:
Arsenal vs Wolves
Aston Villa vs Wigan
Birmingham vs West Ham
Blackburn vs West Brom
Blackpool vs Tottenham
Bolton vs Sunderland
Chelsea vs Stoke
Everton vs Newcastle
Fulham vs Manchester United
Liverpool vs Manchester City
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