2016-17 Pompey Predictions League


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Vital Pompey is happy to announce the 10th annual <b>Pompey Predictions League</b> competition will be running again this season, kicking off against Carlisle this season at Fratton Park.

Many of you will be familiar with the format having taken part in the competition in previous years?

In actually fact many of you would have been involved every year we've run it, and for that we say thanks as always.

The squad is now basically sorted, this is looking good and 'should' leave us confident of the season ahead but we'll keep this games format as it has been of late just going for the score needing to be predicted, not the scorers.

Simple but again effective...well hopefully anyway!

<b><font color='#0E4FB0'>HOW TO ENTER</font></b>

As before this is a very simple idea that will take minimal time and effort, but should be 'a bit of fun' for us throughout the 2016-17 season and also see just how much we go with our head or our heart!

To take part in this, as I say simple but effective yet best of all <b>free</b>, idea all you have to do is be a member of this site (<a style='color:#0E4FB0' href='http://www.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/register.asp?p=238DFB5C-36DE-4479-8FCF-5AF0AA73E3F4' target='blank'><b>sign up here</b></a>) and be willing to spent a few moments before each game that Pompey play to put forward your prediction on what you think the result will be.

<b><font color='#0E4FB0'>THE RULES</font></b>

You will have up until the time of kick-off to get in your predictions (anytime after will not count, less so with myself unlikely to be calculating the point this season) with points then accumulated throughout the season. I would suggest predictions in the forum match day threads will be fine and if I get any predictions personally to me I'll pass them on.

Each league two game Pompey play will have a new thread within the predictions league forum created and you simply give your prediction on these areas.

<b>1 - Pompey will win, lose or draw...
2 - What the score line will be...</b>

<b><font color='#0E4FB0'>HOW THE POINTS SCORING WORKS</font></b>

Points will be scored for correct predictions in each category and will be given as follows.

1 - Correctly predicted match outcome = 5pts.
2 - Correctly predicted scoreline (You must specify which team will win by the result you enter!) = 5pts.
3 - <b>Bonus points</b>. If you are spot on with the exact result you also get a bonus of 10pts.

<b>It is that simple really, but for example</b> for the opening game with Carlisle I may go for Pompey to win 5-0. If this happens I would get 5pts for the win prediction and 5pts for the 5-0 scoreline prediction, so 10pts overall.

There would also be the 10pt bonus for being spot on with the outcome = 20pts in total.

Only predictions within the prediction forum will count. You only have until kick-off to register a valid prediction. Although, as said, I suspect we'll accept them on the 'match day' threads for each game and at a push on the front-page preview articles...

Points are carried forward continuously and the member who has the most accumulated points at the end of the competition will be the winner.

Only league games are covered in the overall game (play-offs if needed too), although there 'might' be a friendly spin off for the League Cup, FA Cup and EFL Trophy games as well?

<b><font color='#0E4FB0'>THE PRIZES</font></b>

As with previous seasons 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will all win something, the higher the placing the better the prize therefore something for nothing (but your time) cannot be bad can it! This really is something for nothing as there is no catch as you do not have to payout anything.

<b>Predictor of the month</b>. The member that scores the most points each month will claim this prize. I will ask this winner to contact me each month.

<b><font color='#0E4FB0'>GET INVOLVED</font></b>

This is quick, easy, effective and best of all free! It is a bit of fun and should get some banter going, so I hope plenty of you get involved again.

What have you got to lose guys?

It is not as if you are not coming on the site anyway! Despite less actively getting involved (for whatever reason) now plenty still view so take a slight detour before each game we play, in the forum thread, and join in to stand the chance of winning something.

Well, that's enough from me, who is in?


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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.1

Over to <b>uspompeyfan</b> now with his first update to the 2016-17 season...

<i>A disappointing 1-1 draw in the opener was a disappointment after the initial pre-season hype.

Only a couple of players predicted the less than perfect scoreline as Wife of Wiggy and Langston picked up maximum scores, while 21 others picked up the proverbial duck-egg.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.2

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<i>A dour 0-0 draw at Crewe was either a point gained or two points lost, though based on the predictions, the vast majority go with the latter scenario. Those rose tinted glasses bought pre-season are already showing signs of wear & tear only two games into the season.

Wife of Wiggy and Langston still set the pace, increasing their lead at the top to 25 points as they both predicted a draw. Pompey Frippy also went for the stalemate and secured his first 5 points of the season, jumping into third place.

last year's winner, Steaming, is blowing cooler this year, along with 19 others who still have to get off the mark. Maybe Tuesday's game against Morecambe will see 3 points for Pompey and a slew of scoring for the Pompey predictors.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.3

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<i>Toothless in attack with a soft underbelly - tough words but that is the only prediction that looks like being correct after a dismal night in the North.

No one foresaw the mauling in Morecambe and therefore the tables remain unchanged from the Crewe game, with Wife of Wiggy & Langston spearheading the table and Frippy 5 points clear in third place..... with 5 points.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.4

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<i>The gloom has been lifted by a brace from Gary Roberts, though in reality, the signs of a repeat of missed chances and no goals was glaring for the first 70 minutes. As it was, the goals meant a plethora of points from the predicting faithful.

Maximum points went to Dorking Pompey, Morgan and last year's winner Steaming, while a host of predictors were confident in the home win and earned 5 points.

No change at the top as both Wife of Wiggy and Langston both went for their now customary draw prediction and remain on 25 points. The three maximum predictors are close behind on 20 points, while Frippy's 10 points leads a posse of 7 players on 5. Ten players have yet to break the duck.

Roll on Exeter and the last game of August and the first monthly compo winner.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.5

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<i>The West Coast jaunt looked like a repeat of other games until Gary Roberts had a case of déjà vu and stuck home an 85th minute penalty. So, Pompey rise up the table and a glut of points were earned in the prediction league:

Steaming got his second consecutive maximum, but is held from top spot by young Langston who also guessed correctly. Langston wins the first monthly prize of the season, but Steaming in hot on his trail. Blue Exile, Jim Smith's Wig and Wiggy's daughter also maxed out with Pompey's slim win and they join Wife of Wiggy and Dorking Blue in a cramped third spot.

Only 4 predictors remain on the doughnut after August, so let's roll on September and see the Blues capture a few more wins, and keep the compo scoreboard ticking over.</i>

Get in touch Langston - <a href='mailto:portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk'><font color='#0E4FB0'><b>portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk</font></b></a>.

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.6

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<i>33 Years after the Weather Girls sung “Its raining Men”, the Fratton faithful could have been forgiven for singing “Its raining Main” as he begged a first half brace, sandwiching Gary Robert's 4th goal of the season in a three goal first half. The second half was more sedate with the points in the bag, but it was a fruitful day all round as both Pompey and the Vital predicting faithful all benefited:

Storage matt and Fratton Blue both secured maximum points, while everyone else, except for Frippy and wife of Wiggy grabbed the 5 points for the Pompey win.

Langston continues to lead on 50 points with steaming close behind on 45. A possee of five players riding the front runners hard on 30 points.

Wycombe will come under scrutiny next weekend as Pompey look to break into the top three next Saturday.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.7

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<i> One could be forgiven for getting boring as we write of yet another Pompey victory. The team showed resilience having lost the early goal as last year, we may have gone on to lose or at best draw this encounter.

As it was, Connor Chaplin's sublime goal put the gloss on a great attacking display, and while, yes, questions could be raised about the defence, the result was deserved.

Strangely no one guessed the 4-2 scoreline, but almost everyone picked up the 5 points, confident of a Pompey win. Langston continues to lead with 55 points, with Steaming close on his heels with 50. A 15 point gap follows before the group on 35 points.

Onwards to Accrington Stanley this weekend.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.8

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<i>Accrington Stanley ended the winning run and while it was a disappointing return for the team to the South Coast, it was also a poor week for the predicting collective.

Blue Exile was the only person to gain any points as he foresaw the loss, and he joins a large chasing group on 30. Langston remains in the first on 55 points, with Steaming 5 points behind in second place.

Barnet provide the next opposition and hopefully regular business will be resumed for predictors and Pompey alike.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.9

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<i>Barnet received a South coast spanking despite taking the lead, as Pompey romped home with a nice 5-1 win.

Fratton Blue was closest after claiming his 5-0 prediction to be a 'bit optimistic', while Eastney Dave was left rueing the injury time 5th Pompey goal as he had gone for the 4-1 win instead.

Overall, everyone got 5 points except Wife of Wiggy who went for a 1-1 draw, leaving Langston on top with Steaming in second, followed by a posse of 4 players in joint third spot.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.10

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<i>Blackpool on a Tuesday night can be a dreary place to be. Blackpool last Tuesday night, was definitely not the highlight of Pompey's world as a poor performance got what it duly deserved, though another highlight was Connor Chaplin's goal which may have added another 0 to his value as a quality goalscorer come January.

Langston improved his lead at the top to a ten point gap, and was the only beneficiary of the defeat. Upon hearing the result, he uttered “well they don't win when they travel long distances” which wasn't bad for a 9-year old.

The September compo came to a halt with two players, Fratton Blue and Storage Matt on 30 points. Rug or Trina will pick the name out of the proverbial hat (or beer glass)

Steaming stays in second place and the posse on 40 points remain where they were. All eyes look towards the South Coast where Fortress Fratton awaits.</i>

Get in touch Storage Matt - <a href='mailto:portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk'><font color='#0E4FB0'><b>portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk</font></b></a>.

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.12

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<i>After drawing a blank at Fratton Park, Pompey roared back in to life in East London, probably making their most famous fan, the late Queen Mum, turn in her grave as the Londoners put in a poor home performance.

Five players took the maximum points tally; Daughter of Wiggy and Storage Matt joined Steaming in joint 2nd place on 60 points, while Blue Exile pulled to just 5 points behind them on 55. Son of Wiggy and Dasha, the other maximum scores, have moved into contention too. Langston remains on top, but the posse is hot on his heels.

An away day in the West Country could be an interesting game and we look forward to seeing who will guess right.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.13

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<i>Another late goal conceded means two points dropped, though overall, most of us claim we would have been happy with a point at the start. That said, frustration remains that we can't finish off our Dockside neighbours when it counts.

Only Ibizan Blue got the 2-2 scoreline spot on and he leapt up the table. Steaming joined Langston at the top of the table with a 5 point effort. 4 others guessed the draw.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.14

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<i>There is no change to the table after last Saturday's game. This leaves Langston and Steaming heading the table of disillusioned predictors following what even the most ardently optimistic fan must call a diabolical result.

Predicting at its best is not easy; this season, even the easiest of '5-pointers' for gagging a win has seen everyone slip up on a few occasions - while away defeats aren't overly palatable, they bare a higher level of excuses than what was witnessed last weekend.

This weekend sees an interesting encounter in Cambridge, so will we see the team rebound? Have the blue-tinted glasses been cracked, or do we remain definitely optimistic? All will be revealed at 3pm on Saturday.</i>

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.15

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<i>Pompey got back to winning ways with a gritty solitary goal that disposed of Cambridge. Daughter of Wiggy achieved a maximum tally to move top of the table, while USPF achieved his first correct prediction since March. Most other players grabbed a 5 point score.

Daughter of Wiggy holds a 10 point lead over Steaming in second place. Langston drops to his lowest position of the season.

The correct Cambridge prediction also secured a 40 point month and the top predictor in October for Daughter of Wiggy.</i>

Get in touch Daughter of Wiggy - <a href='mailto:portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk'><font color='#0E4FB0'><b>portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk</font></b></a>.

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.19

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<i>Well Pompey got the same as every predictor after a dour, pathetic performance where The November fight by four predictors for the monthly honours was closer than our two Pompey players.

Langston (25 points) saw off Frippy, Wife of Wiggy and Jim Smith's Wig (all with 20) in a four way tussle. Wife of Wiggy almost had it until Stevenage scored, but then, like the day itself, it all went downhill.

December has four games as take a break after the FA Cup home debacle.......so we can all Ho Ho Hope for some Pompey success as we head towards Christmas.</i>

Get in touch Langston - <a href='mailto:portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk'><font color='#0E4FB0'><b>portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk</font></b></a>.

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Pompey Predictions League - update table no.20

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<i>Grimsby proved to be stubborn resistance until Naismith curled in a 25 yard winner in the 86th minute. The sighs of relief came from all Pompey fans, but none more so than the two daughters, Morgan and Daughter of Wiggy, who bagged maximum points from the Naismith strike.

Daughter of Wiggy opens up a 20 point gap on the rest of the field, while Steaming joins Langston in 2nd place.</i>

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