Author Topic: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup  (Read 4396 times)

Ken Fox

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It's almost time for the first "competitive" match in the season - the FA Cup match against AFC Mansfield, so it definitely must be time to start up the Pilgrims' Patter Prediction League for 2020/21.

It looks like fans won't probably be allowed in for a few more weeks so I've introduced a change from previous seasons to replace the attendance predictions until fans are let back into games. So instead of predicting an attendance you have to predict the minute of the first goal.

For those who haven't played before, it has been all about predicting the results AND attendances of Boston United's competitive first team games throughout the season, but for the start of this season instead of predicting an attendance you have to predict the minute of the first goal. As the season goes on you accumulate points and the winner is the person with the most points at the end of the season. There's no entry fee and usually there are no prizes apart from the honour of being the winner although this season oxo has pledged a mystery prize for the winner so it should be fun.

All predictions must be made before kick off - although I'm open to bribes of a pint of Batemans XXXB or Dark Lord to accept predictions that are a few minutes late.  8)

The new scoring system is:

   You get 3 points for the correct score or 1 point for the correct result.

   You get 10 points for being spot on with the first goal time prediction or 3 points if within 2 mins or 1 point if within 5 mins. If you want to predict no goals will be scored just put in a time of zero (0) and you will get 8 points if the match does end 0-0. A time of 45 covers all goals in first half injury time and a time of 90 covers all goals in injury time at the end of normal time. You can be inconsistent with your result and goal time prediction so you could say predict a 2-0 Boston win and a goal time of 0, or a 0-0 draw and a goal time of 7 minutes.

Soon after each game I usually manage to process the scores and update the points table and post it on Patter.

You can edit your prediction right up until kickoff time.

In Cup games with extra time or penalties it's the score at the end of normal time that counts.

If a game is postponed or abandoned then all predictions for that match are null and void.

So here's my prediction. I'm going with the same score and first goal time as from the 2017 FA Cup game against them.

Boston United 2-0 AFC Mansfield (13)
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 05:01:22 PM by Ken Fox »

Pilgrim21

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 04:50:00 PM »
Boston United 3-1 AFC Mansfield (5)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 04:53:33 PM »
boston 4 mansfield 1 ( 9)

Pilgrim86

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 04:58:40 PM »
BUFC 3 AFCM 1 (24)
I create YouTube videos (BUFC/FM/CM 01-02), and stream Football Manager on Twitch as BostonUnitedFM.

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 05:23:10 PM »
Boston United 3 - 1 AFC Mansfield

First goal 32 minutes

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 06:01:03 PM »
Boston 2 - 1 AFC Mansfield (11)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 06:15:32 PM »
Boston 2 -2 AFC Mansfield.  (22)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 07:06:45 PM »
3-1 (10) Burrows :)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 07:10:27 PM »
Boston United 3-1 AFC Mansfield (27)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 08:09:27 PM »
BUFC 3 - 0 AFC Mansfield  (16)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 08:18:45 PM »
pilgrims 4 afc mansfield 1 (16)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2020, 08:30:17 PM »

   Boston United 2 AFC Mansfield 0 please (22mins)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2020, 08:46:19 PM »
Boston 3-0 AFC Mansfield (18)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2020, 09:10:40 PM »
Boston 4 Mansfield 2 (12)

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Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs AFC Mansfield in the FA Cup
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2020, 09:18:40 PM »
BUFC 3 AFC Mansfield 1 (13)