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Earl Purple's World Cup 2006 Prediction Game

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ok, this is the prediction game, similar to the one I ran 2 years ago for Euro 2004.

The rules are as follows:

1. You predict the score for each game. The fixtures that you should predict for are displayed,
and you should predict by responding to this topic.

2. The game is run on more than one internet site. All the predictions count for one game.

3. The result is the score after normal time. During the knockout phase, extra time and penalties don't count.

4. All the points are added up and divided by the number of correct predictors. If there are no correct predictions for a game, then the points go into a "pot" and there is a rollover to the next game. At the times where there are 2 games, one of the games will arbitrarily be designated as the "first" game with regards to any rollovers.

5. You don't have to predict for every game, but if you don't predict you have no chance of winning for that game. You don't lose any points for wrong predictions (change to Euro 2004 when you did).

6. You have up to kick-off time to predict. The kick-off times will be given in Central European Time, as the games are in Germany. 8pm in Germany is 7pm in London, 2pm in New York.


The next 8 games to predict are as follows:

9. (Group E) USA vs Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00
10. (Group E) Italy vs Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00
11. (Group F) Australia vs Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00
12. (Group F) Brazil vs Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00
13. (Group G) South Korea vs Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00
14. (Group G) France vs Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00
15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00
16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00

There will be in total 48 group games and 15 knockout games, 63 in total.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG Costa Rica are playing tomorrow?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    brazil in me
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    . (Group A) Germany3 vs Costa Rica0, Friday 9 June, 18:00
    2. (Group A) Poland2 vs Ecuador0, Friday 9 June, 21:00
    3. (Group B) England3 vs Paraguay1, Saturday 10 June, 15:00
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago0 vs Sweden2, Saturday 10 June, 18:00
    5. (Group C) Argentina1 vs Ivory Coast1, Saturday 10 June, 21:00
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro0 vs Netherlands1, Sunday 11 June, 15:00
    7. (Group D) Mexico4 vs Iran0, Sunday 11 June, 18:00
    8. (Group D) Angola0 vs Portugal5, Sunday 11 June, 21:00
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG Costa Rica are playing tomorrow?

    yes, it's the opening game of the cup
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The first 8 games to predict are as follows:

    1. (Group A) Germany 2 vs 0 Costa Rica, Friday 9 June, 18:00
    2. (Group A) Poland 3 vs 0 Ecuador, Friday 9 June, 21:00
    3. (Group B) England 3 vs 1 Paraguay, Saturday 10 June, 15:00
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs 2 Sweden, Saturday 10 June, 18:00
    5. (Group C) Argentina 3 vs 1 Ivory Coast, Saturday 10 June, 21:00
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro 1 vs 1 Netherlands, Sunday 11 June, 15:00
    7. (Group D) Mexico 3 vs 0 Iran, Sunday 11 June, 18:00
    8. (Group D) Angola 0 vs 4 Portugal, Sunday 11 June, 21:00

    There will be in total 48 group games and 15 knockout games, 63 in total.[/QUOTE]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The first 8 games to predict are as follows:

    1. (Group A) Germany vs Costa Rica, Friday 9 June, 18:00
    2. (Group A) Poland vs Ecuador, Friday 9 June, 21:00
    3. (Group B) England vs Paraguay, Saturday 10 June, 15:00
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago vs Sweden, Saturday 10 June, 18:00
    5. (Group C) Argentina vs Ivory Coast, Saturday 10 June, 21:00
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro vs Netherlands, Sunday 11 June, 15:00
    7. (Group D) Mexico vs Iran, Sunday 11 June, 18:00
    8. (Group D) Angola vs Portugal, Sunday 11 June, 21:00
    .

    1. 2-0
    2. 1-1
    3. 3-1
    4. 0-4
    5. 2-2
    6. 0-2
    7. 2-0
    8. 0-2
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    3. The result is the score after normal time. During the knockout phase, extra time and penalties don't count.
    Bizarre.
    1. (Group A) Germany vs Costa Rica, Friday 9 June, 18:00
    2. (Group A) Poland vs Ecuador, Friday 9 June, 21:00
    3. (Group B) England vs Paraguay, Saturday 10 June, 15:00
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago vs Sweden, Saturday 10 June, 18:00
    5. (Group C) Argentina vs Ivory Coast, Saturday 10 June, 21:00
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro vs Netherlands, Sunday 11 June, 15:00
    7. (Group D) Mexico vs Iran, Sunday 11 June, 18:00
    8. (Group D) Angola vs Portugal, Sunday 11 June, 21:00
    1. 3-0
    2. 3-1
    3. 2-1
    4. 0-3
    5. 2-2
    6. 0-2
    7. 3-0
    8. 1-2
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. 1-1
    2. 2-0
    3. 3-0
    4. 2-3
    5. 2-1
    6. 2-0
    7. 2-2
    8. 1-1

    I'm disappointed at the lack of faith in Costa Rica. Shame on you all!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. (Group A) Germany3 vs 1 Costa Rica, Friday 9 June, 18:00
    2. (Group A) Poland2 vs 1 Ecuador, Friday 9 June, 21:00
    3. (Group B) England 4 vs1 Paraguay, Saturday 10 June, 15:00
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago0 vs2 Sweden, Saturday 10 June, 18:00
    5. (Group C) Argentina2 vs 1 Ivory Coast, Saturday 10 June, 21:00
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro 1 vs 1 Netherlands, Sunday 11 June, 15:00
    7. (Group D) Mexico 2 vs 1 Iran, Sunday 11 June, 18:00
    8. (Group D) Angola0 vs 3 Portugal, Sunday 11 June, 21:00
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. (Group A) Germany 3 vs Costa Rica 0, Friday 9 June, 18:00
    2. (Group A) Poland 2 vs Ecuador 1, Friday 9 June, 21:00
    3. (Group B) England 2 vs Paraguay 0, Saturday 10 June, 15:00
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Sweden 3, Saturday 10 June, 18:00
    5. (Group C) Argentina 2 vs Ivory Coast 1, Saturday 10 June, 21:00
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro 2 vs Netherlands 2, Sunday 11 June, 15:00
    7. (Group D) Mexico 1 vs Iran 0, Sunday 11 June, 18:00
    8. (Group D) Angola 0 vs Portugal 2, Sunday 11 June, 21:00
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    2. (Group A) Poland vs Ecuador, Friday 9 June, 21:00 - 3-1
    3. (Group B) England vs Paraguay, Saturday 10 June, 15:00 4-0
    4. (Group B) Trinidad & Tobago vs Sweden, Saturday 10 June, 18:00 - 0-2
    5. (Group C) Argentina vs Ivory Coast, Saturday 10 June, 21:00 - 2-2
    6. (Group C) Serbia & Montenegro vs Netherlands, Sunday 11 June, 15:00 - 0-2
    7. (Group D) Mexico vs Iran, Sunday 11 June, 18:00 - 0-0
    8. (Group D) Angola vs Portugal, Sunday 11 June, 21:00 - 0-3
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Current situation:

    Rhythm Bandit 101
    Cassidy 6.8
    Andy 6.8
    Thor 6.8
    Robin 6.8
    ztzt 6.8
    Rekobeto 6.8
    lawsy009 6.8
    knee high stripy socks 6.8
    MegPilot 6.8
    filmbuff 6.8

    Germany 4-2 Costa Rica: 33 predictions, nobody correct
    Poland 0-2 Ecuador: 34 predictions, only Rhythm Bandit correct, he gets the rollover of 67
    England 1-0 Paraguay: 34 predictions, only Rhythm Bandit correct, he gets 34
    Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 Sweden: 34 predictions, nobody correct
    Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast: 34 predictions, 10 correct, they share 68 points (6.8 each).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    And you missed me out...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    And you missed me out...

    No, you haven't scored any points yet
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Next games to predict:

    9. (Group E) USA vs Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00
    10. (Group E) Italy vs Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00
    11. (Group F) Australia vs Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00
    12. (Group F) Brazil vs Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00
    13. (Group G) South Korea vs Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00
    14. (Group G) France vs Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00
    15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00
    16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    9. (Group E) USA vs Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00
    10. (Group E) Italy vs Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00
    11. (Group F) Australia vs Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00
    12. (Group F) Brazil vs Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00
    13. (Group G) South Korea vs Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00
    14. (Group G) France vs Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00
    15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00
    16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00
    9. 1-2
    10. 2-1
    11. 1-2
    12. 2-0
    13. 1-0
    14. 2-1
    15. 1-1
    16. 2-0
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    9. 2-2
    10. 3-2
    11. 1-0
    12. 3-0
    123. 1-2
    14. 3-0
    15. 2-1
    16. 2-1
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    9. (Group E) USA 0 vs 2 Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00
    10. (Group E) Italy 1 vs 0 Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00
    11. (Group F) Australia 1 vs 1 Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00
    12. (Group F) Brazil 3 vs 0 Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00
    13. (Group G) South Korea 2 vs 0 Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00
    14. (Group G) France 2 vs 1 Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00
    15. (Group H) Spain 2 vs 2 Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00
    16. (Group H) Tunisia 1 vs 0 Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    9. (Group E) USA vs Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00 0-2
    10. (Group E) Italy vs Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00 3-0
    11. (Group F) Australia vs Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00 1-1
    12. (Group F) Brazil vs Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00 2-1
    13. (Group G) South Korea vs Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00 0-0
    14. (Group G) France vs Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00 1-0
    15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00 2-2
    16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00 3-0
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    9. (Group E) USA vs Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00 2-1
    10. (Group E) Italy vs Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00 4-2
    11. (Group F) Australia vs Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00 1-0
    12. (Group F) Brazil vs Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00 3-2
    13. (Group G) South Korea vs Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00 0-0
    14. (Group G) France vs Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00 2-0
    15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00 10
    16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00 2-2
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Next games to predict:

    9. (Group E) USA vs Czech Republic, Monday 12 June, 15:00
    10. (Group E) Italy vs Ghana, Monday 12 June, 18:00
    11. (Group F) Australia vs Japan, Monday 12 June, 21:00
    12. (Group F) Brazil vs Croatia, Tuesday 13 June, 15:00
    13. (Group G) South Korea vs Togo, Tuesday 13 June, 18:00
    14. (Group G) France vs Switzerland, Tuesday 13 June, 21:00
    15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00
    16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00

    9. 2-2
    10. 3-2
    11. 1-3
    12. 2-1
    13. 4-0
    14. 3-1
    15. 1-1
    16. 3-3
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for all the predictions. I was going to update the scores again tonight but it's a bit late now so it will have to wait.

    By the way, if you are going to be away and I haven't put the fixtures up yet, you can predict ahead so you don't miss out.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Last 9 games:

    Serbia & Montenegro 0-1 Netherlands
    34 predictions, 5 correct (Thor, ztzt, lawsy009, elasticamatt, spartaalbion)
    each receive 6.8

    Mexico 3-1 Iran
    34 predictions, 1 correct (Thor), gets 34 points

    Angola 0-1 Portugal. 34 predictions none correct (rollover)
    Australia 3-1 Japan. 28 predictions, none correct (rollover)
    USA 0-3 Czech Republic, 30 predictions, none correct (rollover)
    Italy 2-0 Ghana, 30 predictions, 6 correct who share all 122 points,
    thus receiving 20.3333 each. These 6 are Wira, Benjamin, Andy, Rekobeto
    LaLa, ~under the iron sea~

    South Korea 2-1 Toga. 30 predictions, 4 correct, 7.5 each.
    These are Wira, Benjamin, Cassidy, Dolce

    France 0-0 Switzerland, 30 predictions 1 correct (misterhamster)
    gets 30 points

    Brazil 1-0 Croatia. 30 predictions, none correct (rollover)

    Current scoreboard:

    RhythmBandit 101
    Thor 47.6
    misterhamster 30
    Wira 27.83333333
    Benjamin 27.83333333
    Andy 27.13333333
    Rekobeto 27.13333333
    LaLa 20.33333333
    ~under the iron sea~ 20.33333333
    Cassidy 14.3
    ztzt 13.6
    lawsy009 13.6
    Dolce 7.5
    elasticamatt 6.8
    Robin 6.8
    spartaalbion 6.8
    Knee High Stripy Socks 6.8
    migpilot 6.8
    film buff 6.8

    (Only those who have scored, i.e. one correct prediction, are listed)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some more games. You may join now and bet on Spain vs Ukraine and Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia if you haven't already. (If you have then you don't need to repeat your guess). You may also join at any time even after some of these games have been played, and predict for the remaining games.

    15. (Group H) Spain vs Ukraine, Wednesday 14 June, 15:00
    16. (Group H) Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 14 June, 18:00
    17. (Group A) Germany vs Poland, Wednesday 14 June, 21:00
    18. (Group A) Ecuador vs Costa Rica, Thursday 15 June, 15:00
    19. (Group B) England vs Trinidad & Tobago, Thursday 15 June, 18:00
    20. (Group B) Sweden vs Paraguay, Thursday 15 June, 21:00
    21. (Group C) Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro, Friday 16 June, 15:00
    22. (Group C) Netherlands vs Ivory Coast, Friday 16 June, 18:00
    23. (Group D) Mexico vs Angola, Friday 16 June, 21:00
    24. (Group D) Portugal vs Iran, Saturday 17 June, 15:00
    25. (Group D) Czech Republic vs Ghana, Saturday 17 June, 18:00
    26. (Group D) Italy vs USA, Saturday 17 June, 21:00
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    17. (Group A) Germany vs Poland, Wednesday 14 June, 21:00 2-0
    18. (Group A) Ecuador vs Costa Rica, Thursday 15 June, 15:00 1-0
    19. (Group B) England vs Trinidad & Tobago, Thursday 15 June, 18:00 3-0
    20. (Group B) Sweden vs Paraguay, Thursday 15 June, 21:00 2-0
    21. (Group C) Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro, Friday 16 June, 15:00 1-1
    22. (Group C) Netherlands vs Ivory Coast, Friday 16 June, 18:00 2-0
    23. (Group D) Mexico vs Angola, Friday 16 June, 21:00 2-0
    24. (Group D) Portugal vs Iran, Saturday 17 June, 15:00 1-1
    25. (Group D) Czech Republic vs Ghana, Saturday 17 June, 18:00 3-0
    26. (Group D) Italy vs USA, Saturday 17 June, 21:00 2-1
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've decided this is bollocks.

    Would be better if you got a few points for correct score direction, then more for correct margin, then loads more for correct score.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Addict wrote:
    I've decided this is bollocks.

    Would be better if you got a few points for correct score direction, then more for correct margin, then loads more for correct score.

    I did ask him about this on Sunday evening - he just ignored me...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree would be better if you got:

    Correct result: 1 point
    Correct scoreline: 3 points
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i, expertly predicted the correctly for Tunisia v Saudi Arabia (2-2).

    my work is done. i retire. good luck to the rest of you
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