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  1. Well lads, we've come to the end of another pretty shitty Villa season, but at least we've had a bunch of fun with the predictions The final sheet can be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=1479325541 -- Previous Gameweek Results -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points Demitri_C 5 6 11 Daniel 4 6 10 imavillan 6 3 9 andykeenan 4 3 7 Czechlad 3 3 6 Chewie 5 0 5 Hornso 5 0 5 chappy 5 0 5 TheAuthority 3 0 3 Rodders 3 0 3 rubberman 2 0 2 We end the season on a bit of a whimper in terms of big game week scores with only Dem_C and Daniel hitting double figures. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Daniel 244 180 424 45 9.4 rubberman 211 189 400 44 9.1 Demitri_C 237 159 396 46 8.6 Chewie 259 135 394 46 8.6 TheAuthority 220 174 393 45 8.7 andykeenan 245 141 386 46 8.4 chappy 210 168 378 46 8.2 Villaphan04 218 121 341 42 8.1 imavillan 190 144 334 43 7.8 Rodders 192 138 330 42 7.9 Czechlad 184 129 313 36 8.7 Hornso 144 90 234 27 8.7 knoppy1987 102 78 180 21 8.6 villianusa 32 18 50 7 7.1 kurtsimonw 27 18 45 5 9.0 Newry_Villan 7 9 16 1 16.0 Nigel 8 6 14 1 14.0 meme 6 3 9 1 9.0 villalad21 5 3 8 1 8.0 ColonelBlimp 5 0 5 1 5.0 theboyangel 3 0 3 1 3.0 Richard 2 0 2 1 2.0 The winner for the 2016/2017 season in Daniel, and he wins it by quite a decent gap. Well done mate! Mr @limpid would you be so kind as to give @Daniel a custom flair as the highest honour? rubberman comes in second with some fairly consistent scoring in the tail end of the season after missing two entire game weeks. Dem_C takes third place with a great final game week, that 3rd place spot went right down to the wire. Chewie tops the table for most points from correct predictions, but lacked in getting the big points from the correct scores, with rubberman taking that honour with 189 points. -- Bets -- None of the final day bets won, and I am still massively pissed off that on one of the weeks i didn't bet i managed to call every result correct -- Next Season -- We'll go back to doing Premier League predictions for the coming season, it's just too much work trying to get posts up all the time with the fixture congestion in the Championship. What I think we'll do though is include the Villa game each week and we'll have that as a double scoring bonus round. So yeah, thanks everyone for playing, I hope you enjoyed it and i'll get the new thread up a week or two before the 2017 season kicks off. Cheers lads.
  2. Aston Villa with nothing to play for save their pride and their fans played their part in defending the integrity of the EFL by not surrendering meekly to a team that needed a win as had Huddersfield last weekend for example. We were reduced to ten men in the 63rd minute when the referee decided the penalty they converted was not quite enough punishment for Baker so it then appeared Brighton were set for the win that they needed to clinch the title. However, their wild goal celebrations proved to be somewhat premature because 10-man Villa kept at it and Grealish hit a late equalizer that handed the trophy to Newcastle. The sorrowful reaction of the Brighton players at the end showed how much the game had mattered to them. No doubt Newcastle fans will accept that we played a major role in bringing them the trophy they collected yesterday and will stop whingeing about our football club for a short time as a result? We finished the season with a plucky point but in the bottom half of the table, albeit top of that bottom half. We now face a vitally important summer during which Steve Bruce will need to make the changes necessary to gather the extra thirtysomething points we will need to secure automatic promotion next season. What yesterday’s game did prove is that in games against Brighton this season there has not been a great deal to choose between the two teams (although it is arguable that we produced our two best performances of the season against them). Brighton who have been promoted have had the consistency that we have lacked and have not had the runs of bad results and poor performances that have blighted our season and cost us any hope we once had of joining them in the top flight next season. Respect is also due to the Seagulls fans who applauded at the right moments, showed appropriate respect and resisted any temptation there may have been to remind us of our under-achievement during this season. Enjoy your return to the top flight and I hope we will join you next season. The highlight of yesterday for me was the half-time appearance of Villa heroes’ Peter McParland and Nigel Sims 60 years on from their 1957 FA Cup win against the Busby Babes. I really hope that we can lift that trophy again for them soon as this is the longest time our club has gone without winning it by some distance. On a personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to add my late friend Peter Wyper to the list of Villains that we have sadly lost during this season. Pete was a life-long Villa fan who was among those that cheered the 57 cup winners on their return to the city from Wembley. Pete passed away yesterday evening following a lengthy battle with illness. He will be much missed by his family and friends – HEITS. My player ratings from our last game of this disappointing season are: Sam Johnstone – 6 – Was sent the wrong way from the spot but had earlier did very well on the 58th minute to block a shot from Baldock with his legs after the forward had got the better of Baker. Sam also did well to keep out a 77th minute shot from Bruno. If that was to be his last game for us it was a decent one but will it prove to be given he has now found his confidence with us? James Bree – 6 – Was found on the edge of the box by Bacuna on 78 minutes and his shot was deflected just over the bar. James Chester - 7 – Solid enough at the back as usual and is becoming a threat up front. Nathan Baker – 5 – Given his marching orders a little too readily for me in the 63rd minute when he clipped the heel of Baldock as he was pulling the trigger having reacted slower to a header on than the forward had. Neil Taylor – 7 – A good solid overall performance that was his best for us to date for me. Albert Adomah – 4 – Did the best of what work he did when they had the ball. His impact up front was once again only minimal prior to his 61st minute substitution. He is capable of doing a lot more than he did yesterday and than he has done of late. Henri Lansbury – 6 – Hit a decent 13th minute shot from around 30 yards that Stockdale pushed wide for a corner low at his left-hand post. He really should have put us ahead 7 minutes later when Pocognoli chested a Taylor cross back across the face of the goal to him but he turned his header inches wide of the far post with the goal gaping before him. Nice to see both Henri and Hourihane getting forward more often than has recently been the case and they can become a very effective midfield pairing with a pre-season behind them. Conor Hourihane - 7 – MOTM - Bent a free-kick around the wall in the 2nd minute of first half stoppage time which Stockdale did well to turn around his post. Hit a 56th minute shot from outside of the box that Stockdale got down low at his left-hand post to keep out and 2 minutes later Davis played the ball back to him inside the box and his shot was again saved by the keeper low at the far post. Eventually took an 85th minute free-kick from the edge of the box following Bacuna’s shenanigans that forced a save from Stockdale. Leandro Bacuna – 5 – Showed the same lack of discipline that led to his recent suspension for getting in the face of a linesman again yesterday when twice forcibly demanding the ball at free-kicks from Hourihane. When did he last score from a free-kick and what leads him to think that he should be in line to take a free-kick ahead of Conor (who tends to force a save rather than prod the ball into the defensive wall)? His petulance was more striking for me than what impact he otherwise had on the game yesterday. Will his name still be found on the team sheet next season or will his long-awaited move to a Champions League team actually happen? Jordan Amavi – 6 – Did well enough playing once again in an advanced role. Scott Hogan – 5 – Pounced on a sloppy half-hit 34th minute back pass from Pocognoli hitting a shot from inside of the box that was deflected just wide by Stockdale’s outstretched leg. Worryingly limped off the field following a clumsy challenge by Sidwell that the referee chose not to show any card for. Substitutes: Keinan Davis – 7 – Replaced Hogan in the 2nd minute of first half stoppage time and showed some promise for the future during the second half. Lansbury played a ball into the box for him to run onto on 50 minutes but penalty appeals were ignored by both the referee and his assistant when Dunk slid in to take Davis rather than the ball. He was not quite able to force the ball home near the goal line after Amavi had headed the resulting corner towards Chester at the far post who in turn had headed the ball goalward. Grealish hit a 69th minute cross and having turned nicely he hit a shot that forced a save from Stockdale. Had an opportunity to win the game when the ball fell to him off a defender with a minute of stoppage time remaining. Keinan ran to the edge of the box but his shot was a weak one and was easily held by a relieved Stockdale. Jack Grealish – 7 - Replaced Adomah on 61 minutes. Hit our late equalizer on the 89th minute. Taylor played the ball to him near the edge of the box and his curled shot went past a couple of defenders as well as remarkably keeper Stockdale who was left on his knees having failed to get anything on the ball as it went past him. This was a clear step up on some recent displays from Jack. Tommy Elphick – 5 - Replaced Amavi on 65 minutes. Half hit a 68th minute back pass that Murray ran onto before playing the ball unselfishly back to Baldock who saved Tommy’s blushes by making a hash of the scoring opportunity which left the ball being played clear after it hit Chester’s leg rather than the back of the net. Up the Villa! John Lewis
  3. Villa v Brighton Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  4. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  5. Welcome to the Championship 2016/17 VT prediction league, you can join in at any time during the tournament but please make sure you follow the instructions carefully. However, if you are just thinking about just playing for a single week, or are going to lose interest after a couple of weeks, then do us all a time saving favour and don't bother playing. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=2100599174 Make sure you are selecting the right sheet for the Gameweek (inactive sheets will be fully locked) Find the first 'blank' entry with all scores set as '0-0' and 'ENTER YOUR NAME HERE' as the name Green Cells are for you to enter stuff into, all other cells are not! Fill in your predicted scores for each game When entering your name, make sure it is EXACTLY the same as your VT name and that it doesn't have any erroneous spaces and is CaSe SeNsEtIvE Incorrectly entered names, even if it is just a space at the start or a capital letter, will result in tracking errors throughout the tournament Once your prediction is complete, copy the cells within the dotted line and post them into this VT thread If you do not post the results correctly into this thread then your prediction will be ignored Thread banter is encouraged! Gameweek already started? No problem you can still play, just put the score for the games you have missed as N/A, e.g Fulham N/A - N/A Villa -- When will prediction threads be posted up? -- Generally I will try and post threads on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, but this may slip at times. Just keep an eye on the forum and it'll be there before the games start. Gameweek matches will follow those as laid out on the BBC Championship fixtures page, let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points Daniel 6 12 18 Demitri_C 5 9 14 Chewie 5 6 11 rubberman 5 6 11 Czechlad 7 3 10 TheAuthority 6 3 9 andykeenan 4 3 7 chappy 4 3 7 Rodders 3 3 6 imavillan 3 3 6 An incredible week from Daniel at the perfect time. Dem_C, Chewie, rubberman, and Czechlad all hit double points. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Daniel 240 174 414 44 9.4 rubberman 209 189 398 43 9.3 TheAuthority 217 174 390 44 8.9 Chewie 254 135 389 45 8.6 Demitri_C 232 153 385 45 8.6 andykeenan 241 138 379 45 8.4 chappy 205 168 373 45 8.3 Villaphan04 218 121 341 42 8.1 Rodders 189 138 327 41 8.0 imavillan 184 141 325 42 7.7 Czechlad 181 126 307 35 8.8 Hornso 139 90 229 26 8.8 knoppy1987 102 78 180 21 8.6 villianusa 32 18 50 7 7.1 kurtsimonw 27 18 45 5 9.0 Newry_Villan 7 9 16 1 16.0 Nigel 8 6 14 1 14.0 meme 6 3 9 1 9.0 villalad21 5 3 8 1 8.0 ColonelBlimp 5 0 5 1 5.0 theboyangel 3 0 3 1 3.0 Richard 2 0 2 1 2.0 With that monster week the glory of being Predictor Champion 2016/2017 and the fame and fortune that comes with it is only Daniel's to lose now. rubberman looks pretty safe in 2nd place with TheAuthority, Chewie, and Dem_C the most likely of lads to finish 3rd. Never count last years predictor champion, andykeenan out of it though! -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Villa 0 2 Brighton Brighton Brentford 1 1 Blackburn Draw Bristol 1 1 Birmingham Draw Burton 0 1 Reading Reading Huddersfield 2 0 Cardiff Huddersfield Newcastle 3 1 Barnsley Newcastle Norwich 3 0 QPR Norwich Forest 2 1 Ipswich Forest Rotherham 0 3 Derby Derby Wednesday 2 1 Fulham Wednesday Wigan 0 2 Leeds Leeds Wolves 2 0 Preston Wolves Chewie When pasting your prediction table you might want to hit enter a couple of times before you post your prediction in. The editor makes life difficult to create a new line after you paste the table in if you haven't 'entered' a couple of times first. -- Bets -- Get your predictions in early doors and i'll aim to bet on each one Friday or Saturday night, if any win you'll get 10% paid via Paypal only! -- Good Luck -- Good luck to everyone for the week, and please don't be a bitch and mess with other people's predictions in the Google Sheet, there's a good girl All games are Sunday 12noon. I'll post the final results and leader board up on Monday.
  6. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  7. Blackburn v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  8. Welcome to the Championship 2016/17 VT prediction league, you can join in at any time during the tournament but please make sure you follow the instructions carefully. However, if you are just thinking about just playing for a single week, or are going to lose interest after a couple of weeks, then do us all a time saving favour and don't bother playing. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=2100599174 Make sure you are selecting the right sheet for the Gameweek (inactive sheets will be fully locked) Find the first 'blank' entry with all scores set as '0-0' and 'ENTER YOUR NAME HERE' as the name Green Cells are for you to enter stuff into, all other cells are not! Fill in your predicted scores for each game When entering your name, make sure it is EXACTLY the same as your VT name and that it doesn't have any erroneous spaces and is CaSe SeNsEtIvE Incorrectly entered names, even if it is just a space at the start or a capital letter, will result in tracking errors throughout the tournament Once your prediction is complete, copy the cells within the dotted line and post them into this VT thread If you do not post the results correctly into this thread then your prediction will be ignored Thread banter is encouraged! Gameweek already started? No problem you can still play, just put the score for the games you have missed as N/A, e.g Fulham N/A - N/A Villa -- When will prediction threads be posted up? -- Generally I will try and post threads on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, but this may slip at times. Just keep an eye on the forum and it'll be there before the games start. Gameweek matches will follow those as laid out on the BBC Championship fixtures page, let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points Czechlad 6 3 9 chappy 6 3 9 Daniel 5 3 8 Hornso 5 3 8 imavillan 5 3 8 TheAuthority 4 3 7 Rodders 6 0 6 Chewie 5 0 5 andykeenan 4 0 4 rubberman 3 0 3 Demitri_C 2 0 2 Czechlad leads the weekly table but it's a bit of a downer considering no one managed to hit double digits. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Daniel 234 162 396 43 9.2 rubberman 204 183 387 42 9.2 TheAuthority 211 171 381 43 8.9 Chewie 249 129 378 44 8.6 andykeenan 237 135 372 44 8.5 Demitri_C 227 144 371 44 8.4 chappy 201 165 366 44 8.3 Villaphan04 218 121 341 42 8.1 Rodders 186 135 321 40 8.0 imavillan 181 138 319 41 7.8 Czechlad 174 123 297 34 8.7 Hornso 139 90 229 26 8.8 knoppy1987 102 78 180 21 8.6 villianusa 32 18 50 7 7.1 kurtsimonw 27 18 45 5 9.0 Newry_Villan 7 9 16 1 16.0 Nigel 8 6 14 1 14.0 meme 6 3 9 1 9.0 villalad21 5 3 8 1 8.0 ColonelBlimp 5 0 5 1 5.0 theboyangel 3 0 3 1 3.0 Richard 2 0 2 1 2.0 Nothing really changes in the overall table apart from andykeenan jumping up a place. -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Cardiff 0 2 Newcastle Newcastle Barnsley 2 1 Burton Barnsley Birmingham 1 1 Huddersfield Draw Blackburn 1 0 Villa Blackburn Derby 2 0 Wolves Derby Fulham 3 0 Brentford Fulham Ipswich 1 3 Wednesday Wednesday Leeds 2 1 Norwich Leeds Preston 3 0 Rotherham Preston QPR 1 1 Forest Draw Reading 2 0 Wigan Reading Brighton 3 1 Bristol Brighton Chewie When pasting your prediction table you might want to hit enter a couple of times before you post your prediction in. The editor makes life difficult to create a new line after you paste the table in if you haven't 'entered' a couple of times first. -- Bets -- In each Gameweek I will aim to select two predictions of my choosing, one for correct results and one for Both Teams to score (Yes/No). I shall then place a £1 accumulator on each of those bets, should they win I will give the predictor 20% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Likely to be no bets with gameweeks coming thick and fast. -- Good Luck -- Good luck to everyone for the week, and please don't be a bitch and mess with other people's predictions in the Google Sheet, there's a good girl Games for GW45 are Fri + Sat. Gameweek 46 is the final week and all those are Sunday games. So thread will be up around Thursday or so.
  9. This was a dire game. Our visitors from the dark side of the city showed exactly why they are in real danger of relegation and we showed why we were unable to sustain a promotion challenge this season. But sometimes winning is everything! Small Heath needed a win but they were not good enough to get one or a draw! We needed to put on a show for those 38,000 Villa fans that paid good money to witness this local derby but we lacked either the ability or the desire to put our opponents to the sword in the way that we had hoped we would. This was some way off being an end to end derby that will stick in our memories like some have in the past but the win will always be there on paper as will the impact it may ultimately have on the final league table. The game was drifting towards a goalless draw before the introduction of Small Heath’s nemesis Gabby with just 31 minutes remaining. His introduction enthused the Villa fans or was it the Villa fans that inspired him to produce a match-winning performance? How our win and the fact that Gabby scored it with his first goal in 14 months must have rubbed salt into the wounds for our neighbours. They now need points from their two remaining games of the season or failing that favours from the teams that Blackburn (who are currently 2 points behind them) have left to play if they are to avoid the drop. Given we are Blackburn’s next opponents I’m sure that we will do everything we can to help them in their latest relegation battle. Should they sadly fail in that battle and we therefore lose the opportunity to play them next season I’m sure we will not take any pleasure whatsoever from that. This win takes us back into the top half of the table, takes us over 60 points, extends our unbeaten league run against Bloose to 7-games and secures our rightful position as the cream of Brum. My player ratings from a game before which we paid our respects to Ugo and after which the players celebrated a derby win with some gusto as did we are: Sam Johnstone – 6 – Seldom had any cause for concern but will have been relieved when Adams hit the best opportunity of the first half well over. Kept a 64th minute on-target effort from inside the box from Davis out with an outstretched hand. Alan Hutton – 6 – Worked hard, wanted the win and once again demonstrated that he is comfortable at this level. James Chester - 7 – Has had busier days but he held the defence together when needed and made his usual timely interventions. Headed a 63rd minute Lansbury free-kick well over the bar and played a part in the goal as did Baker and Hogan. Nathan Baker – 7 – Commanding in the air today. His position is undoubtedly in the centre of the defence alongside Chester asking him to do anything else lessens his effectiveness markedly. Neil Taylor – 7 – We looked much more assured at the back on his return. Albert Adomah – 4 – This was another game that passed him by and we need to see so much more from him particularly in the final third of the field if he is to merit the starting place he was again given today. Henri Lansbury – 6 – Worked hard to secure the win but we really do need to work at getting the goals from him that he was able to produce for fun at Forest by next season by giving him the freedom to get forward more. Mile Jedinak - 7 – So solid in the middle today. Made several strong challenges and won many a ball in the air with consummate ease. Leandro Bacuna – 4 – Astonishing to see him start with Hourihane left on the bench. I struggle to see what he brought to the team today that Conor would not have been able to. Jack Grealish – 5 – As a local lad I had expected much more from him today but he was given little space by the opposition and seemed reticent to make the sort of forward runs he is capable of prior to his substitution. Scott Hogan – 5 – Suffered from a lack of service but did little to worry the defenders he came up against and showed that he needs a striker alongside him. Headed a 15th minute Bacuna cross wide that he stretched for but was unable to get high enough to direct. Substitutes: Gabriel Agbonlahor – 7 – MOTM - Replaced Grealish on 59 minutes. He really was up for this one and he made the difference with this brief reprise of the sort of performance he once produced for us. He ran after lost causes like the Duracell bunny, won balls in the air and scored our sweet winner and his 5th goal against Small Heath on 68 minutes. Baker won the ball from a Lansbury corner which was then headed on by Chester before Baker headed on a partial clearance and Hogan got a slight touch on it before it fell to Gabby who moving back onto it clipped the ball into the top corner of the net with aplomb. Gary Gardner – Replaced Adomah on 75 minutes. Not on quite long enough to earn a rating but showed a willingness to chase the ball down more than once. Conor Hourihane – Replaced Hogan on 83 minutes. He needs to start games and as is the case with Lansbury we need to get him to the level he was consistently performing at with his former club by the start of next season. Not on long enough to gather a rating. Up the Villa! John Lewis
  10. Ratings & Reactions: Villa v SHA

    Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  11. Match Thread: Villa v SHA

    Villa v SHA Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  12. Welcome to the Championship 2016/17 VT prediction league, you can join in at any time during the tournament but please make sure you follow the instructions carefully. However, if you are just thinking about just playing for a single week, or are going to lose interest after a couple of weeks, then do us all a time saving favour and don't bother playing. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=639915652 Make sure you are selecting the right sheet for the Gameweek (inactive sheets will be fully locked) Find the first 'blank' entry with all scores set as '0-0' and 'ENTER YOUR NAME HERE' as the name Green Cells are for you to enter stuff into, all other cells are not! Fill in your predicted scores for each game When entering your name, make sure it is EXACTLY the same as your VT name and that it doesn't have any erroneous spaces and is CaSe SeNsEtIvE Incorrectly entered names, even if it is just a space at the start or a capital letter, will result in tracking errors throughout the tournament Once your prediction is complete, copy the cells within the dotted line and post them into this VT thread If you do not post the results correctly into this thread then your prediction will be ignored Thread banter is encouraged! Gameweek already started? No problem you can still play, just put the score for the games you have missed as N/A, e.g Fulham N/A - N/A Villa -- When will prediction threads be posted up? -- Generally I will try and post threads on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, but this may slip at times. Just keep an eye on the forum and it'll be there before the games start. Gameweek matches will follow those as laid out on the BBC Championship fixtures page, let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- GW42 Name Result Points Score Points Total Points andykeenan 7 6 13 Hornso 4 3 7 Daniel 4 3 7 rubberman 3 3 6 Chewie 5 0 5 Demitri_C 4 0 4 Czechlad 3 0 3 chappy 3 0 3 imavillan 3 0 3 TheAuthority 1 0 1 Only andykeenan hits double figures for gameweek 42, with a pretty poor showing from the rest of us. GW43 Name Result Points Score Points Total Points TheAuthority 6 12 18 Chewie 6 9 15 Demitri_C 6 6 12 imavillan 5 6 11 andykeenan 7 3 10 chappy 4 6 10 Daniel 5 3 8 Villaphan04 4 3 7 Decent points from the handful of people that remembered Gameweek 43. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Daniel 229 159 388 42 9.2 rubberman 201 183 384 41 9.4 TheAuthority 207 168 374 42 8.9 Chewie 244 129 373 43 8.7 Demitri_C 225 144 369 43 8.6 andykeenan 233 135 368 43 8.6 chappy 195 162 357 43 8.3 Villaphan04 218 121 341 42 8.1 Rodders 180 135 315 39 8.1 imavillan 176 135 311 40 7.8 Czechlad 168 120 288 33 8.7 Hornso 134 87 221 25 8.8 knoppy1987 102 78 180 21 8.6 villianusa 32 18 50 7 7.1 kurtsimonw 27 18 45 5 9.0 Newry_Villan 7 9 16 1 16.0 Nigel 8 6 14 1 14.0 meme 6 3 9 1 9.0 villalad21 5 3 8 1 8.0 ColonelBlimp 5 0 5 1 5.0 theboyangel 3 0 3 1 3.0 Richard 2 0 2 1 2.0 We have a new leader going into the final stretch. Daniel tops the table with rubberman dropping down to second after missing last week. -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Norwich 2 1 Brighton Norwich Brentford 2 1 QPR Brentford Bristol 2 0 Barnsley Bristol Burton 1 2 Leeds Leeds Huddersfield 1 0 Fulham Huddersfield Forest 1 1 Reading Draw Rotherham 0 2 Ipswich Ipswich Wednesday 2 0 Derby Wednesday Wigan 2 1 Cardiff Wigan Wolves 1 0 Blackburn Wolves Villa 1 1 Birmingham Draw Newcastle 3 1 Preston Newcastle Chewie When pasting your prediction table you might want to hit enter a couple of times before you post your prediction in. The editor makes life difficult to create a new line after you paste the table in if you haven't 'entered' a couple of times first. -- Bets -- In each Gameweek I will aim to select two predictions of my choosing, one for correct results and one for Both Teams to score (Yes/No). I shall then place a £1 accumulator on each of those bets, should they win I will give the predictor 20% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Likely to be no bets with gameweeks coming thick and fast. -- Good Luck -- Good luck to everyone for the week, and please don't be a bitch and mess with other people's predictions in the Google Sheet, there's a good girl Games for GW44 are Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon.
  13. Pre Match Thread

    Zola just resigned LOL
  14. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  15. Match Thread: Fulham v Villa

    Fulham v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  16. Welcome to the Championship 2016/17 VT prediction league, you can join in at any time during the tournament but please make sure you follow the instructions carefully. However, if you are just thinking about just playing for a single week, or are going to lose interest after a couple of weeks, then do us all a time saving favour and don't bother playing. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=234753921 Make sure you are selecting the right sheet for the Gameweek (inactive sheets will be fully locked) Find the first 'blank' entry with all scores set as '0-0' and 'ENTER YOUR NAME HERE' as the name Green Cells are for you to enter stuff into, all other cells are not! Fill in your predicted scores for each game When entering your name, make sure it is EXACTLY the same as your VT name and that it doesn't have any erroneous spaces and is CaSe SeNsEtIvE Incorrectly entered names, even if it is just a space at the start or a capital letter, will result in tracking errors throughout the tournament Once your prediction is complete, copy the cells within the dotted line and post them into this VT thread If you do not post the results correctly into this thread then your prediction will be ignored Thread banter is encouraged! Gameweek already started? No problem you can still play, just put the score for the games you have missed as N/A, e.g Fulham N/A - N/A Villa -- When will prediction threads be posted up? -- Generally I will try and post threads on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, but this may slip at times. Just keep an eye on the forum and it'll be there before the games start. Gameweek matches will follow those as laid out on the BBC Championship fixtures page, let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- I will calculate in GW44 -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Fulham 3 1 Villa Fulham Barnsley 1 1 Brentford Draw Birmingham 1 0 Burton Birmingham Blackburn 2 1 Bristol Blackburn Brighton 3 0 Wigan Brighton Cardiff 2 1 Forest Cardiff Ipswich 0 2 Newcastle Newcastle Leeds 3 1 Wolves Leeds Preston 2 2 Norwich Draw QPR 1 2 Wednesday Wednesday Reading 4 1 Rotherham Reading Derby 2 1 Huddersfield Derby Chewie When pasting your prediction table you might want to hit enter a couple of times before you post your prediction in. The editor makes life difficult to create a new line after you paste the table in if you haven't 'entered' a couple of times first. -- Bets -- In each Gameweek I will aim to select two predictions of my choosing, one for correct results and one for Both Teams to score (Yes/No). I shall then place a £1 accumulator on each of those bets, should they win I will give the predictor 20% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Likely to be no bets with gameweeks coming thick and fast. -- Good Luck -- Good luck to everyone for the week, and please don't be a bitch and mess with other people's predictions in the Google Sheet, there's a good girl Games for GW43 are all on Monday. GW44 thread will be up by Thursday with games on Friday.
  17. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  18. Burton v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  19. Welcome to the Championship 2016/17 VT prediction league, you can join in at any time during the tournament but please make sure you follow the instructions carefully. However, if you are just thinking about just playing for a single week, or are going to lose interest after a couple of weeks, then do us all a time saving favour and don't bother playing. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=66630589 Make sure you are selecting the right sheet for the Gameweek (inactive sheets will be fully locked) Find the first 'blank' entry with all scores set as '0-0' and 'ENTER YOUR NAME HERE' as the name Green Cells are for you to enter stuff into, all other cells are not! Fill in your predicted scores for each game When entering your name, make sure it is EXACTLY the same as your VT name and that it doesn't have any erroneous spaces and is CaSe SeNsEtIvE Incorrectly entered names, even if it is just a space at the start or a capital letter, will result in tracking errors throughout the tournament Once your prediction is complete, copy the cells within the dotted line and post them into this VT thread If you do not post the results correctly into this thread then your prediction will be ignored Thread banter is encouraged! Gameweek already started? No problem you can still play, just put the score for the games you have missed as N/A, e.g Fulham N/A - N/A Villa -- When will prediction threads be posted up? -- Generally I will try and post threads on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, but this may slip at times. Just keep an eye on the forum and it'll be there before the games start. Gameweek matches will follow those as laid out on the BBC Championship fixtures page, let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points Chewie 7 9 16 Hornso 6 3 9 Daniel 5 3 8 Demitri_C 5 3 8 TheAuthority 5 3 8 rubberman 4 3 7 imavillan 3 3 6 andykeenan 5 0 5 Villaphan04 5 0 5 Czechlad 4 0 4 chappy 3 0 3 It's another storming week for our glorious host. Chewie with him being the only person on double points. Pitiful from the plebs below, not worth my time typing anything out about it Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW rubberman 198 180 378 40 9.5 Daniel 220 153 373 40 9.3 TheAuthority 200 156 355 40 8.9 Chewie 233 120 353 41 8.6 Demitri_C 215 138 353 41 8.6 andykeenan 219 126 345 41 8.4 chappy 188 156 344 41 8.4 Villaphan04 214 118 334 41 8.1 Rodders 180 135 315 39 8.1 imavillan 168 129 297 38 7.8 Czechlad 165 120 285 32 8.9 Hornso 130 84 214 24 8.9 knoppy1987 102 78 180 21 8.6 villianusa 32 18 50 7 7.1 kurtsimonw 27 18 45 5 9.0 Newry_Villan 7 9 16 1 16.0 Nigel 8 6 14 1 14.0 meme 6 3 9 1 9.0 villalad21 5 3 8 1 8.0 ColonelBlimp 5 0 5 1 5.0 theboyangel 3 0 3 1 3.0 Richard 2 0 2 1 2.0 But alas, despite jumping up 3 places from 7th to 4th it's all a little "Villa" with it more than likely being too little, too late. rubberman and Daniel sit safely at the top, chappy drops down to 7th. Nothing else much seems to have happened. -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Wigan 1 0 Barnsley Wigan Brentford 1 1 Derby Draw Bristol 2 0 QPR Bristol Huddersfield 2 1 Preston Huddersfield Norwich 3 2 Fulham Norwich Forest 2 1 Blackburn Forest Rotherham 0 2 Birmingham Birmingham Wednesday 3 1 Cardiff Wednesday Wolves 1 2 Brighton Brighton Burton 2 1 Ipswich Burton Newcastle 3 1 Leeds Newcastle Villa 2 1 Reading Villa Chewie When pasting your prediction table you might want to hit enter a couple of times before you post your prediction in. The editor makes life difficult to create a new line after you paste the table in if you haven't 'entered' a couple of times first. -- Bets -- In each Gameweek I will aim to select two predictions of my choosing, one for correct results and one for Both Teams to score (Yes/No). I shall then place a £1 accumulator on each of those bets, should they win I will give the predictor 20% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Likely to be no bets with gameweeks coming thick and fast. -- Good Luck -- Good luck to everyone for the week, and please don't be a bitch and mess with other people's predictions in the Google Sheet, there's a good girl Games for GW42 are Thurs, Fri, Sat. Then GW43 is on Monday. I have already done the sheet for GW43 so you can fill it in but DO NOT post it in this thread. GW43 thread will be up Sunday afternoon.
  20. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  21. Match Thread: Burton v Villa

    Burton v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  22. Aston Villa have the look of a thoroughbred racehorse that is moving up swiftly and unnoticed on the rails as the tiring horses in front labour and stumble towards the finishing post. Their jockeys are casting worried glances behind them at the fast finishing claret and blue clad horse that had been written off as a no hoper too soon continues to make an increasingly strong finish and move through the field. Do you want to bet against us? A fifth consecutive home win and clean sheet last night brought Villa another point closer to a sixth-place finish. The gap between us and the final play-off place continues to shrink and is now down to single figures with six games remaining. The improbable dream continues to become less unlikely with each win that we achieve. This is the first time since 1983 that we have won 5 consecutive home games without conceding a goal. Kodjia’s winner was his 7th goal in 7 games for us and it takes him to 18 goals for the season. We have taken 21 points from our last 8 games. Our target which looks more realistic each week is now another 6 wins. That would bring us to 75 points and hopefully to sixth position which would give us a crack at the play-offs. Hitting the post and opening the scoring in the first 5 minutes often suggests there will be further goals to come but that was not to be last night and instead our visitors enjoyed more than their fair share of the possession. They looked a decent side last night other than when they reached the final third of the field where they posed us little threat. There always remained a worry that they might create a clear goal scoring opportunity before the end of the game and at times we were defending with our backs to the wall but their clear chance never quite came. Instead we kept another clean sheet and in truth looked the more likely team to score on those occasions that we got forward. At the end of the day Villa go marching on and add QPR to the list of teams who have left Villa Park feeling aggrieved at not coming away with at least a point. We have the means to win games like this one. It is not always pretty to watch but we can see out games and claim the points as we did last night so it is effective and battling performances such as this might just see us make a late run for promotion. My player ratings from a game that left our current promotion odds ranging from 66/1 to 200/1 today are: Sam Johnstone – 6 – Punched away a couple of balls that he might have been better catching but still looked confident and played his part in securing another clean sheet. Got down at his post in the 83rd minute to deny Luongo. Alan Hutton – 6 – Got forward more often than he could do at the weekend and was solid enough at the back. Made a terrific 81st minute run but his cross was misplaced just behind Hogan at the far post. James Chester - 7 – Another solid performance alongside Baker. These two are indispensable and are the central pillars on which our clean sheets are built. Nathan Baker – 7 – Tidy no nonsense defending again last night. Had a 56th minute effort that ran to him from a Lansbury corner deflected wide for a corner. Neil Taylor – 6 – Solid enough at the back but his 22nd minute attempted back pass was too risky and Johnstone did well to reach the ball first and put it out for a corner. Albert Adomah – 6 – Unlucky to see his 3rd minute shot from near the edge of the box strike the base of the post after he had picked up the ball from a Lansbury header. Hit a 51st minute effort well wide of the post having been found by a nice ball from Lansbury. Henri Lansbury – 7 – Had an 84th minute from outside of the box deflected just over the bar and worked ceaselessly. Mile Jedinak - 7 – Another solid display. Leandro Bacuna – 6 – An unexpectedly early return to first team action. He produced positives along with some negatives last night. Hit a low shot on the 39th minute that Smithies gathered at his near post having claimed an assist for the winner. Jordan Amavi – 6 – Not quite as effective as he was on Saturday but he looked good when going forward and gave us another defender when we were under pressure at the back. Was off target with an ambitious effort from wide of the goal when a cross might have been more likely to produce a better result on 81 minutes. Made a nice run on 71 minutes but his cross failed to reach the waiting Kodjia in the middle of the box. Jonathan Kodjia – 7 – MOTM – Hit our winner on the 5th minute. Exchanged passes with Bacuna before running into the area, leaving the defenders in his wake and hitting the ball sweetly past Smithies and into the centre of the net. His goals are vital for us. Substitutes: Scott Hogan – Replaced Adomah on 77 minutes. Nice to see him back so soon after leaving the field with a knock at the weekend. Scott was not on quite long enough to earn a rating. Andre Green – Replaced Amavi on 85 minutes. Made a run into the box on 89 minutes but his effort was blocked and ran out for a corner. Tommy Elphick – Replaced Kodjia on the 91st minute to strengthen our defence in the last couple of minutes but he was not on long enough to gather any rating. Up the Villa! John Lewis
  23. Ratings & Reactions: Villa v QPR

    Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  24. Match Thread: Villa v QPR

    Villa v QPR Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  25. Welcome to the Championship 2016/17 VT prediction league, you can join in at any time during the tournament but please make sure you follow the instructions carefully. However, if you are just thinking about just playing for a single week, or are going to lose interest after a couple of weeks, then do us all a time saving favour and don't bother playing. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJHBdYRs_tzHsVDF1lpSoNIvr6E0nthT6nE47V_UQ44/edit#gid=1403918286 Make sure you are selecting the right sheet for the Gameweek (inactive sheets will be fully locked) Find the first 'blank' entry with all scores set as '0-0' and 'ENTER YOUR NAME HERE' as the name Green Cells are for you to enter stuff into, all other cells are not! Fill in your predicted scores for each game When entering your name, make sure it is EXACTLY the same as your VT name and that it doesn't have any erroneous spaces and is CaSe SeNsEtIvE Incorrectly entered names, even if it is just a space at the start or a capital letter, will result in tracking errors throughout the tournament Once your prediction is complete, copy the cells within the dotted line and post them into this VT thread If you do not post the results correctly into this thread then your prediction will be ignored Thread banter is encouraged! Gameweek already started? No problem you can still play, just put the score for the games you have missed as N/A, e.g Fulham N/A - N/A Villa -- When will prediction threads be posted up? -- Generally I will try and post threads on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, but this may slip at times. Just keep an eye on the forum and it'll be there before the games start. Gameweek matches will follow those as laid out on the BBC Championship fixtures page, let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points chappy 6 12 18 TheAuthority 9 9 18 rubberman 8 9 17 Daniel 9 6 15 Hornso 7 6 13 Villaphan04 6 6 12 Rodders 7 3 10 Demitri_C 6 3 9 andykeenan 6 3 9 imavillan 6 3 9 Czechlad 7 0 7 Chewie 6 0 6 That cheeky chappy tops the table with 18 points and an impressive 3 correct scores. TheAuthority joins him on 18 with rubberman, Daniel, Hornso, Villaphan04 and finally Rodders all on double digits. It's a bad bad week to have a bad bad week with all those decent scores, so a very poor showing from yours truly propping up the table. I will need to subtract 1 point from Villaphan04 next week because his N/A score for the first game ended up calculating as a draw giving him an extra point. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW rubberman 185 171 356 38 9.4 Daniel 208 147 355 38 9.3 TheAuthority 186 153 338 38 8.9 chappy 179 156 335 39 8.6 Demitri_C 203 132 335 39 8.6 andykeenan 204 123 327 39 8.4 Villaphan04 200 118 320 39 8.2 Chewie 214 105 319 39 8.2 Rodders 176 132 308 38 8.1 imavillan 158 123 281 36 7.8 Czechlad 155 117 272 30 9.1 Hornso 114 75 189 22 8.6 knoppy1987 102 78 180 21 8.6 villianusa 32 18 50 7 7.1 kurtsimonw 27 18 45 5 9.0 Newry_Villan 7 9 16 1 16.0 Nigel 8 6 14 1 14.0 meme 6 3 9 1 9.0 villalad21 5 3 8 1 8.0 ColonelBlimp 5 0 5 1 5.0 theboyangel 3 0 3 1 3.0 Richard 2 0 2 1 2.0 rubberman jumps back up to the top. TheAuthority moves into third, cheeky chappy moves into 4th which has seen Dem_C drop down 2 places. Villaphan04 moves in front of Chewie. -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Villa 2 1 QPR Villa Barnsley 1 1 Cardiff Draw Brentford 2 1 Leeds Brentford Brighton 3 1 Birmingham Brighton Derby 1 0 Fulham Derby Ipswich 2 1 Wigan Ipswich Preston 1 0 Bristol Preston Rotherham 0 2 Wednesday Wednesday Wolves 2 0 Forest Wolves Reading 1 0 Blackburn Reading Huddersfield 2 1 Norwich Huddersfield Newcastle 4 1 Burton Newcastle Chewie When pasting your prediction table you might want to hit enter a couple of times before you post your prediction in. The editor makes life difficult to create a new line after you paste the table in if you haven't 'entered' a couple of times first. -- Bets -- In each Gameweek I will aim to select two predictions of my choosing, one for correct results and one for Both Teams to score (Yes/No). I shall then place a £1 accumulator on each of those bets, should they win I will give the predictor 20% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Likely to be no bets with gameweeks coming thick and fast. -- Good Luck -- Good luck to everyone for the week, and please don't be a bitch and mess with other people's predictions in the Google Sheet, there's a good girl Games are tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Gameweek 41 starts on Friday so the thread will be up on Thursday.