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    Well, here we are then, predicting a tournament that promises to be nearly as exciting as Phil Jones' upcoming testimonial for Man Utd. As you guys know, Prime Time does a great job every year organising the Premier League Predictions Contest, so it's high time he had a break for this summer's tournament. Quite what possessed him to let someone as corrupt as myself have a go at running the show is beyond me, but it is what it is. So, with that in mind, I thought I'd get the ball rolling and start the thread today. If you're interested in playing, then please make yourself heard below. With this year's Euro 2020 (2021?) Prediction Contest winner receiving 3 rolls of John Lewis wallpaper and a free subscription to next year's European Super League as a prize, there's no excuse not to play. Get yourself signed up!

  • #2
    Let's be having it.
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    • #3
      Aye, in.

      "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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      • #4
        Yeah why not

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        • #5
          Count me in

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          • #6
            It's a yes from me.

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            • #7
              In

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              • #8
                Cheers guys, let's kick this off with the rules and the usual pre-tournament bonus questions. I'll post up the fixtures in a few days:

                The Euro Prediction Contest Rules.

                1)
                There are three ways to score:
                - A correct result (1pt)
                - A correct scoreline (3pts)
                - Bonus questions (5pts)
                The winner is the person with the most points at the end of the tournament. In the event of a tie, then bonus points do not count and the winner is the player with the highest number of points from match predictions alone. This score is indicated in the 'w/o' column of the table. If players still cannot be split, then the person with the highest score for that week comes first.
                If after all of this, there is still a tie (god forbid if this happens), the first person to successfully train a northern red salamander to perform an entire rendition of "Islands In The Stream" will be the winner. Failing that, then the person with the closest answer to Bonus question 10 will win. Hopefully though, it will not get this far.

                2)
                All match times listed here will be in UK local time, which currently is British Summer Time. Key abbreviations are BST = British Summer Time, then GMT = Greenwich Mean Time. BST is one hour ahead of GMT. For guidance, the time in the US ranges between four (Eastern Daylight Time) and ten (Hawaiian) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. The time in Australia ranges between eight (Western Australia) and eleven (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. You can find more accurate information based on your exact location easily on the net.

                3)
                If an edit stamp suggests a post has been changed after one of the matches has kicked-off, then the whole post - even matches you haven't changed - will be ruled out. You can change your predictions up until two minutes prior to kick-off. If you want to change predictions for later matches in the weekend, do it in a new post.

                4)
                Any bonus questions that ask for a player or team must be answered with specifically - 'no one' or ‘none’ is not a valid answer. However, for number questions, you can answer '0'. Also, there may be occasions where a player’s surname is not enough (e.g. ‘Hazard’ would not be valid answer as I would not know whether that is for Eden Hazard or his brother Thorgan Hazard, or his other brother Kylian, or even his third brother Major).

                5)
                Any ambiguous answers are automatically thrown out.

                6)
                All predictions, even in the knock-out rounds in the cup, are for the end of regular time. You get nothing for the score at the end of 120 minutes, or predicting who'll win a shootout. However, this is the sort of thing that might comprise a bonus question.

                7)
                It is your duty to ensure you post in a valid fashion. If it is noted that you’ve posted and these are lost through some fault of the organiser, then, at their discretion, you can be compensated by an average score of all other players. However, this only applies to mistakes on our behalf and will not be used for ANY problems caused either by the player, or by technology.

                8)
                For the ease of organisers, each round must be played by the deadline. The rounds are as follows:
                First Group Game
                Second Group Game
                Third Group Game
                Last 16
                Quarter Finals
                Semi Finals
                Final.
                ‘Staggering’ predictions, as has been seen in the past, is no longer allowed. Latecomers, however, will still be allowed to play in the usual way and with the usual penalties.

                9)
                If you miss a deadline, you can still play any fixtures in the round that are yet to kick-off. However, you obviously can’t play any matches that are in progress, and you can’t play bonus rounds – even if they apply to matches later in the weekend.


                BONUS QUESTIONS:

                1) Who will win Euro 2020?
                2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)?
                3) Who will win Player Of The Tournament?
                4) Who will win the Young Player Of The Tournament award?
                5) How far will England get in the tournament?
                6) Who will finish top of Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)?
                7) Name the player that will score Belgium's first goal?
                8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage?
                9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16?
                10) How many goals in total will be scored at Euro 2020? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count.

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                • #9
                  1) Who will win Euro 2020? France
                  2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? MBappe
                  3) Who will win Player Of The Tournament? Kevin De Bruyne
                  4) Who will win the Young Player Of The Tournament award? Phil Foden
                  5) How far will England get in the tournament? Semi Finals
                  6) Who will finish top of Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)? France
                  7) Name the player that will score Belgium's first goal? Kevin De Bruyne
                  8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Hungary
                  9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Denmark
                  10) How many goals in total will be scored at Euro 2020? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 101

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                  • #10
                    1) Who will win Euro 2020? Germany
                    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Werner
                    3) Who will win Player Of The Tournament? Gnabry
                    4) Who will win the Young Player Of The Tournament award? Foden
                    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Final
                    6) Who will finish top of Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)? Germany
                    7) Name the player that will score Belgium's first goal? Lukaku
                    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Finland
                    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Turkey
                    10) How many goals in total will be scored at Euro 2020? 106

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                    • #11
                      1) Who will win Euro 2020? France
                      2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Romelu Lukaku
                      3) Who will win Player Of The Tournament? Bruno Fernandes
                      4) Who will win the Young Player Of The Tournament award? Phil Foden
                      5) How far will England get in the tournament? Semi Finals
                      6) Who will finish top of Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)? France
                      7) Name the player that will score Belgium's first goal? Romelu Lukaku
                      8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? North Macedonia
                      9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Sweden
                      10) How many goals in total will be scored at Euro 2020? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 105
                      Last edited by Freeman; 06-02-2021, 11:49 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Just a helping hand Freeman, I don't think Van Dijk is fit for the tournament...

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                        • #13

                          1) Who will win Euro 2020? Belgium
                          2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Lukaku
                          3) Who will win Player Of The Tournament? De Bruyne
                          4) Who will win the Young Player Of The Tournament award? Foden
                          5) How far will England get in the tournament? Semi Final
                          6) Who will finish top of Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)? Portugal
                          7) Name the player that will score Belgium's first goal? Hazard
                          8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Slovakia
                          9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Ukraine
                          10) How many goals in total will be scored at Euro 2020? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 130

                          And Gooner's right, Van Dijk ruled himself out a week or so ago

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                          • #14
                            1) Who will win Euro 2020? Spain
                            2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Lukaku
                            3) Who will win Player Of The Tournament? Havertz
                            4) Who will win the Young Player Of The Tournament award? Feran Torres
                            5) How far will England get in the tournament? Group Stage
                            6) Who will finish top of Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)? France
                            7) Name the player that will score Belgium's first goal? Lukaku
                            8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Hungary
                            9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Wales
                            10) How many goals in total will be scored at Euro 2020? 118

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                            • #15
                              Cheers Gooner and Cook, somehow missed that one. Have edited my post.

                              Here are all the fixtures for Round 1, best of luck to you all. It's a quick turnaround for Round 2, so I'll do my best to get the next batch of fixtures posted ASAP.

                              ROUND 1

                              Friday 11 June
                              Group A: Turkey vs Italy (20:00, Rome)

                              Saturday 12 June
                              Group A: Wales vs Switzerland (14:00, Baku)
                              Group B: Denmark vs Finland (17:00, Copenhagen)
                              Group B: Belgium vs Russia (20:00, St Petersburg)

                              Sunday 13 June
                              Group D: England vs Croatia (14:00, London)
                              Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia (17:00, Bucharest)
                              Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (20:00, Amsterdam)

                              Monday 14 June
                              Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic (14:00, Glasgow)
                              Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (17:00, St Petersburg)
                              Group E: Spain vs Sweden (20:00, Seville)


                              Tuesday 15 June
                              Group F: Hungary vs Portugal (17:00, Budapest)
                              Group F: France vs Germany (20:00, Munich)

                              BONUS 1: According to whoscored.com, who will be man of the match in France's game against Germany?

                              BONUS 2: How many goals will Cristiano Ronaldo have scored at the end of the group stage?

                              Deadline: Friday 11 June 19:58 (UK time)

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