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  1. 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.
  2. Villa v Barnsley 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.
  3. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=813668296 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 Fantasy Football 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 Hornso 5 4 9 chappy 6 3 9 imavillan 5 4 9 Chewie 5 3 8 Demitri_C 5 3 8 Czechlad 4 3 7 Rodders 4 3 7 villakram 3 3 6 andykeenan 5 0 5 ismail-villa 5 0 5 rubberman 3 0 3 Daniel 2 0 2 No one hits double points in a low scoring gameweek with some odd results. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Czechlad 133 90 223 23 9.7 andykeenan 136 80 216 23 9.4 Demitri_C 130 85 215 23 9.3 imavillan 127 86 213 23 9.3 Chewie 138 65 203 23 8.8 rubberman 122 79 201 23 8.7 Daniel 128 57 185 23 8.0 ismail-villa 117 58 175 21 8.3 chappy 124 50 174 23 7.6 villakram 105 69 174 19 9.2 Rodders 103 54 157 19 8.3 Hornso 90 58 148 17 8.7 Tripstah 21 13 34 3 11.3 Villaphan04 21 9 30 4 7.5 TheAuthority 9 0 9 2 4.5 Vive_La_Villa 6 3 9 1 9.0 PaulC 4 0 4 1 4.0 No real changes in the overall table, but 2nd, 3rd, and 4th is very tight indeed! -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Villa 2 0 Barnsley Draw Brighton 0 2 Chelsea Chelsea Arsenal 2 1 Palace Arsenal Burnley 0 2 Man Utd Man Utd Everton 1 1 West Brom Draw Leicester 2 1 Watford Leicester Stoke 1 0 Huddersfield Stoke West Ham 2 2 Bournemouth Draw Man City 4 0 Newcastle Man City Southampton 1 3 Spurs Spurs Swansea 0 3 Liverpool Liverpool Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 Kick off and deadline is Saturday at 12:30pm. GW25 starts on Tuesday!
  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. Nottm Forest 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.
  6. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=1008295263 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 Fantasy Football Fixtures Page let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- -- GW 21 -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points Demitri_C 3 6 9 ismail-villa 6 3 9 chappy 4 4 8 andykeenan 3 3 6 rubberman 3 3 6 Daniel 4 0 4 Chewie 3 0 3 Czechlad 3 0 3 imavillan 2 0 2 -- GW 22 -- Name Result Points Score Points Total Points imavillan 6 9 15 rubberman 9 6 15 Chewie 10 3 13 Czechlad 7 6 13 Demitri_C 9 3 12 chappy 8 3 11 andykeenan 7 3 10 Daniel 6 3 9 A tail of two gameweeks with low scores to high. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Czechlad 129 87 216 21 10.3 andykeenan 131 80 211 21 10.0 Demitri_C 125 82 207 21 9.9 imavillan 122 82 204 22 9.3 rubberman 119 79 198 21 9.4 Chewie 133 62 195 21 9.3 Daniel 126 57 183 21 8.7 ismail-villa 112 58 170 20 8.5 villakram 102 66 168 18 9.3 chappy 118 47 165 21 7.9 Rodders 99 51 150 18 8.3 Hornso 85 54 139 16 8.7 Tripstah 21 13 34 3 11.3 Villaphan04 21 9 30 4 7.5 TheAuthority 9 0 9 2 4.5 Vive_La_Villa 6 3 9 1 9.0 PaulC 4 0 4 1 4.0 Czechlad still rains supreme going into 2018, can he hold out for the rest of the season? -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Nottm Forest 2 2 Villa Draw Chelsea 2 0 Leicester Chelsea Palace 1 0 Burnley Palace Huddersfield 1 1 West Ham Draw Newcastle 1 0 Swansea Newcastle Watford 1 1 Southampton Draw West Brom 1 0 Brighton West Brom Spurs 3 1 Everton Spurs Bournemouth 1 3 Arsenal Arsenal Liverpool 1 3 Man City Man City Man Utd 2 0 Stoke Man Utd Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 Kick off and deadline is Saturday at 15:00pm
  7. 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.
  8. Villa v Peterborough 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.
  9. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=1010919233 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 Fantasy Football Fixtures Page let me know if I miss something due to a game being moved or postponed etc. -- Previous Gameweek Results -- Will be calculated next GW -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Villa 1 0 Bristol Villa Brighton 1 1 Bournemouth Draw Burnley 0 3 Liverpool Liverpool Leicester 2 1 Huddersfield Leicester Stoke 1 1 Newcastle Draw Everton 1 2 Man Utd Man Utd Southampton 1 0 Palace Southampton Swansea 0 4 Spurs Spurs West Ham 1 0 West Brom West Ham Man City 4 0 Watford Man City Arsenal 2 2 Chelsea Draw Spurs 3 1 West Ham Spurs Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 Happy New Year to you all, have a great time
  10. 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. Villa v Bristol City 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. January Optimism Gauge

    This poll will be open for the first week of the month.
  13. 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.
  14. Middlesbrough 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.
  15. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=1757452538 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 Fantasy Football 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 imavillan 10 3 13 Demitri_C 9 3 12 Daniel 8 3 11 Chewie 6 3 9 ismail-villa 6 3 9 Rodders 6 3 9 villakram 5 4 9 rubberman 5 3 8 chappy 5 3 8 andykeenan 5 0 5 Czechlad 5 0 5 Czechlad at the bottom of the pile for the gameweek. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Czechlad 119 81 200 20 10.0 andykeenan 121 74 195 20 9.8 imavillan 114 73 187 20 9.4 Demitri_C 113 73 186 20 9.3 Chewie 120 59 179 20 9.0 rubberman 107 70 177 20 8.9 Daniel 116 54 170 20 8.5 villakram 102 66 168 18 9.3 ismail-villa 106 55 161 19 8.5 Rodders 99 51 150 18 8.3 chappy 106 40 146 20 7.3 Hornso 85 54 139 16 8.7 Tripstah 21 13 34 3 11.3 Villaphan04 21 9 30 4 7.5 TheAuthority 9 0 9 2 4.5 Vive_La_Villa 6 3 9 1 9.0 PaulC 4 0 4 1 4.0 But he makes it to 200 points and still top of the table. -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Middlesbrough 2 1 Villa Middlesbrough Bournemouth 1 1 Everton Draw Chelsea 3 0 Stoke Chelsea Huddersfield 1 1 Burnley Draw Liverpool 3 1 Leicester Liverpool Newcastle 1 0 Brighton Newcastle Watford 2 1 Swansea Watford Man Utd 2 1 Southampton Man Utd Palace 0 4 Man City Man City West Brom 1 3 Arsenal Arsenal - - - - - Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 GW19: Post up now - Games start on Friday 22nd December at 19:45pm. GW20: Post up on Sunday 24th December - Games start on Tuesday 26th December at 12:30pm. GW21: Post up Friday 29th December - Games start on Saturday 30th December at 12:30pm GW22: Post up Sunday 31st December (GW21 will still be running) - Games start on Monday Jan 1st at 12:30pm Merry Christmas to you all, have a great time
  16. 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.
  17. Brentford 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.
  18. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=1233291068 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 Fantasy Football 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 imavillan 5 6 11 andykeenan 4 6 10 Demitri_C 4 6 10 villakram 7 3 10 Czechlad 4 6 10 Chewie 6 3 9 Daniel 6 3 9 rubberman 3 6 9 Rodders 8 0 8 ismail-villa 3 3 6 Hornso 5 0 5 chappy 2 3 5 Fairly low scoring week across the board. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Czechlad 114 81 195 19 10.3 andykeenan 116 74 190 19 10.0 Demitri_C 104 70 174 19 9.2 imavillan 104 70 174 19 9.2 Chewie 114 56 170 19 8.9 rubberman 102 67 169 19 8.9 Daniel 108 51 159 19 8.4 villakram 97 62 159 17 9.4 ismail-villa 100 52 152 18 8.4 Rodders 93 48 141 17 8.3 Hornso 85 54 139 16 8.7 chappy 101 37 138 19 7.3 Tripstah 21 13 34 3 11.3 Villaphan04 21 9 30 4 7.5 TheAuthority 9 0 9 2 4.5 Vive_La_Villa 6 3 9 1 9.0 PaulC 4 0 4 1 4.0 No real changes as we head into a busy 7-10 days. -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Brentford 1 1 Villa Draw Spurs 2 0 Southampton Spurs Bournemouth 1 1 West Ham Draw Chelsea 2 0 Brighton Chelsea Huddersfield 1 0 Stoke Huddersfield Man Utd 2 0 Burnley Man Utd Watford 1 2 Leicester Leicester West Brom 0 1 Everton Everton Liverpool 3 1 Swansea Liverpool Newcastle 0 4 Man City Man City Palace 1 3 Arsenal Arsenal Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 GW19: Post up now - Games start on Friday 22nd December at 19:45pm. GW20: Post up on Sunday 24th December - Games start on Tuesday 26th December at 12:30pm. GW21: Post up Wednesday 27th December (GW20 will still be running) - Games start on Saturday 30th December at 12:30pm GW22: Post up Saturday 30th December (GW21 will still be running) - Games start on Monday Jan 1st at 12:30pm Merry Christmas to you all, have a great time
  19. We dropped another two home points yesterday having gone two goals ahead within the first ten minutes. Our opponents drew level after only 26 minutes of the game to burst our bubble. Their goals came from a lumbering striker who was not good enough for the team that are rock bottom of the league today. His two finishes were reminiscent of Shearer in his pomp and I am sure he never expected his name to be linked with a player of that quality albeit for a fleeting moment other than by someone who was having a chuckle at his expense. Sadly, all too often their former players return to the city and take perverse pleasure in shining against us, so it again proved yesterday when Donaldson’s brace cost us a much-needed win. Our visitors arrived at Villa Park for our last home game of 2017 having gone 5 games without a win and having lost all but one of them. After yesterday we have gone 4 games without a win ourselves and the 4 points dropped at home in our last two home games may yet prove all too costly when the points are totalled at the season end. What had started so encouragingly ended in seasonal disappointment. The Blades deserved their point and we never really looked like getting a winner against a team that pressured us and gave us no time on the ball after they had pulled us back to 2-2. Recoveries from injuries along with transfer window reinforcements just cannot come quickly enough for us. I would take this opportunity to explain that my recent failure to post my home player match ratings after over twenty years of doing so was due to ill health which has prevented me taking my seat at Villa Park of late. It is also likely to I regret continue to do so in the near future which will in turn reflect on my ability to post my ratings as regularly as I have done previously. My player ratings from a game that left us clinging to the play-off places by our fingertips are: Sam Johnstone – 6 – Stood no chance with their first which was lobbed over his head from the edge of the box and their second went through his legs at the near post before going in at the far post. Got down to his left to keep out a 45th minute Lundstram effort from the edge of the box and then got a hand to a 50th minute Duffy shot from the edge of the box. Ahmed Elmohamady – 5 – Did well enough but can he continue to keep out the Scottish Cafu? James Chester - 6 – The better by some distance of our central defenders yesterday. Mile Jedinak – 4 – Scored with a nice header but allowed Donaldson goal side of him for their first and then failed to clear a hopeful ball aimed towards the same player who gleefully ran onto the loose ball for their equalizer. Neil Taylor – 6 – Solid enough at the back. Glenn Whelan – 5 – No glaring error this time from this source. Robert Snodgrass – 5 - His well placed 9th minute free-kick was powerfully headed into the corner of the net by Jedinak to give us the early two goal cushion that soon burst. Conor Hourihane – 6 – Hit a shot just wide of the post from outside of the box on 41 minutes. Albert Adomah – 6 – MOTM – Sent Moore the wrong way when coolly converting a 4th minute penalty sending the ball into the corner of the net to the keeper’s left. Headed a sweet 29th minute Elmohamady cross wide of the far post but he can’t really be expected to put each and every chance away can he? Jack Grealish – 6 – Made only his second start of the season and received some harsh treatment particularly from the aptly named Basham. Wanted the ball and has it in him to do something with it I trust he will soon be increasingly dominant in our remaining games. Keinan Davis – 5 – Brought down for our early penalty when Stearman rashly took both player and ball. Taylor played a lovely 12th minute ball to Adomah whose cross eluded Keinan who was outmuscled by a defender as he stretched towards the ball. Headed a 60th minute Hourihane cross over the bar. Held the ball up but lacks a goal threat and it was asking a lot for him to play as a lone striker against this sort of no-nonsense central defence. Needs someone playing alongside him. Substitutes: Ritchie De Laet – 5 – Came on for Snodgrass on the 59th minute which did little to increase our hopes of finding a winner. Gabriel Agbonlahor – Replaced Davis on 73 minutes and was not on long enough to earn any rating but did pick up another injury near the end. Scott Hogan – Replaced Elmohamady on 73 minutes and was not therefore on long enough to gather a rating. Needs to start games alongside Davis starting on Boxing Day. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Promotion Year to all readers! John Lewis
  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. Villa v Sheff Utd 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. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=677692804 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 Fantasy Football 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 andykeenan 7 4 11 Czechlad 6 4 10 Rodders 3 7 10 Vive_La_Villa 6 3 9 ismail-villa 6 3 9 imavillan 4 4 8 Demitri_C 4 4 8 chappy 7 0 7 Chewie 6 0 6 Daniel 6 0 6 rubberman 6 0 6 villakram 6 0 6 A low scoring week overall with the two boys at the top of the overall table topping the weekly table. New boy Viva_La-Villa and his fancy smanshy poisson excel sheet score a respectable 9. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Czechlad 110 75 185 18 10.3 andykeenan 112 68 180 18 10.0 Demitri_C 100 64 164 18 9.1 imavillan 99 64 163 18 9.1 Chewie 108 53 161 18 8.9 rubberman 99 61 160 18 8.9 Daniel 102 48 150 18 8.3 villakram 90 59 149 16 9.3 ismail-villa 97 49 146 17 8.6 Hornso 80 54 134 15 8.9 chappy 99 34 133 18 7.4 Rodders 85 48 133 16 8.3 Tripstah 21 13 34 3 11.3 Villaphan04 21 9 30 4 7.5 TheAuthority 9 0 9 2 4.5 Vive_La_Villa 6 3 9 1 9.0 PaulC 4 0 4 1 4.0 No real changes in the overall table, still tight as fook outside the top two! -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Villa 1 1 Shef Utd Draw Arsenal 2 2 Liverpool Draw Everton 1 3 Chelsea Chelsea Brighton 1 0 Watford Brighton Man City 5 0 Bournemouth Man City Southampton 2 0 Huddersfield Southampton Stoke 1 1 West Brom Draw Swansea 0 2 Palace Palace West Ham 2 0 Newcastle West Ham Burnley 0 2 Spurs Spurs Leicester 1 3 Man Utd Man Utd Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 GW19: Post up now - Games start on Friday 22nd December at 19:45pm. GW20: Post up on Sunday 24th December - Games start on Tuesday 26th December at 12:30pm. GW21: Post up Wednesday 27th December (GW20 will still be running) - Games start on Saturday 30th December at 12:30pm GW22: Post up Saturday 30th December (GW21 will still be running) - Games start on Monday Jan 1st at 12:30pm
  23. 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: Derby v Villa

    Derby 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.
  25. Welcome to the Premier League 2017/18 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. -- Why Premier League, Villa are in the Championship? -- We did the Championship last year and it was a slog. There are just too many mid-week games per season to keep up with, so it's back to the Premier League. -- I see a Villa prediction, what gives? -- If Villa play in the Championship on the weekend of Premier League fixtures then I will include the Villa game as a bonus prediction. Getting the correct results for the Villa game will give you 2 points instead of 1, and the correct score will get you 4 points instead of 3. -- Making a Prediction -- Head on over to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q0EQFXauzVahxeUprjXRBbVa_G4VEWKVYWt9Dzw4pec/edit#gid=1672606358 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 Fantasy Football 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 rubberman 5 9 14 imavillan 7 6 13 ismail-villa 6 6 12 andykeenan 7 3 10 Daniel 7 3 10 Chewie 6 3 9 Demitri_C 6 3 9 Czechlad 6 3 9 villakram 5 3 8 Rodders 6 0 6 chappy 4 0 4 A pretty average week for the most part with rubberman topping the table for the week. Name Points from Correct Results Points from Correct Scores Total Points GWs Played Avg Points per GW Czechlad 104 71 175 17 10.3 andykeenan 105 64 169 17 9.9 Demitri_C 96 60 156 17 9.2 Chewie 102 53 155 17 9.1 imavillan 95 60 155 17 9.1 rubberman 93 61 154 17 9.1 Daniel 96 48 144 17 8.5 villakram 84 59 143 15 9.5 ismail-villa 91 46 137 16 8.6 Hornso 80 54 134 15 8.9 chappy 92 34 126 17 7.4 Rodders 82 41 123 15 8.2 Tripstah 21 13 34 3 11.3 Villaphan04 21 9 30 4 7.5 TheAuthority 9 0 9 2 4.5 PaulC 4 0 4 1 4.0 No real changes in the overall table but it is starting to get tighter as the weeks progress, pretty much the polar opposite of yer Mum -- My (Chewie's) Prediction for this Gameweek -- Name Home Team Away Team Guess Derby 1 1 Villa Draw Leicester 1 0 Palace Leicester Arsenal 3 1 Newcastle Arsenal Brighton 1 0 Burnley Brighton Chelsea 2 0 Southampton Chelsea Stoke 1 1 West Ham Draw Watford 2 0 Huddersfield Watford Man City 2 1 Spurs Man City West Brom 1 3 Man Utd Man Utd Bournemouth 0 3 Liverpool Liverpool Everton 2 0 Swansea Everton Chewie -- Bets -- Each week I will aim to pick two predictors and place a quid or so on an accumulator bet for their predictions. Should we win, they'll get 10% of the winnings to be paid via Paypal. Both of the bets lost last week -- 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 start on Saturday 16th December at 12:30pm. GW19 starts on Friday December 22nd.