Alrighty, who's keen to go again?
Although no fixtures have been released yet, they have announced that the first fixtures are expected to be played on Sept 12, so I thought I better kick the thread off.
Ronniemac and I have been in discussion and I have a new and simpler format to propose!;
For each game we pick, you pick the winner, and a margin of either 1 goal, or 2+ goals. Or you can pick a draw with no margin.
If you pick the correct winner, 5 points. If you pick the correct winner AND the correct margin, 8 points.
The thing ronniemac and I were debating is the points awarded for a draw. I suggested 8, ronniemac suggested 5. He thought if it was 8, then people will sit on the fence all the time and pick the draw. I thought if it was 5, then no one would want to pick a draw. Keen to get feedback on that?
In addition, you would pick ONE player for each game for your predicted man of the match, and if you get it, 10 points.
So it would be a simpler process. For example,your picks would look something like this;
Arsenal v Spurs: Arsenal 2+, Aubameyang
Liverpool v Everton: Liverpool 1, van Dijk
ManU v ManC: Draw, Pogba
Chelsea v West ham: Chelsea 2+, Giroud
So if people could first post and register their interest, and advise the team that they support, that is the starting point.
Then give some feedback on this proposed system, including how many points you think the draw should be, and also any other ideas/criticism you have.
- Please don't decide not to play in fear of dropping out later. I'd rather you gave it a crack and then dropped out than just not play at all. I will never be critical of that, I just want to encourage participation
- I will do the preseason predictions as well like normal, that's always a bit of fun
- I reckon we will probably do the "everyone pay the winner $10 each" thing again, as a wee bit of an incentive, unless there is a consensus that we don't want to, I'm easy either way
- I may run the team comp alongside again, but it will depend on the entries i.e. we really need 2 or more players for each team supported to make that work, so will see how it plays out