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Should I reduce the points of exact result from 10 to 5?

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Postby Geoff » Tue May 29, 2018 5:37 pm

Hi All,

Football world cup is just around the corner, thought I'd start up a sweepstake/fantasy prediction game to help make it a little more interesting.

Given I'm a bit of a data/excel wizz, I was thinking of taking the sweepstake to the next level to make it more fun.

To start can you please fill in this 'predictor' sheet, create a copy and send a link to that copy to me.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q2BZGBKpzEAZ04-VYEhevdJHgH31qoQJhqAJdS2BXMw/edit#gid=670312498

Ps, there is also a fantasy game running at the official fifa site, league code is BIGJXCQW

Please input the following;

- 3 Key Players - 1 Forward, 1 Midfielder, 1 Defender, you can use the country filter in purple to make it easier to find the player
- Golden Boot - Predict who will score most goals in world cup
- Winner - Pick Overall Winner
- Runner-up - Pick Runner-up
- Score Predictions, provide score predictions for all games.

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Postby Geoff » Tue May 29, 2018 5:41 pm

ps if anyone knows a good football stats API to run this please let me know.
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Postby Geoff » Wed May 30, 2018 10:39 am

any interest?
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Postby wong » Wed May 30, 2018 12:48 pm

I'd be interested
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Postby Seamus » Wed May 30, 2018 4:05 pm

can i be colombia pls
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Postby Geoff » Wed May 30, 2018 4:07 pm

assignment will be randomly assigned.
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Postby Geoff » Wed May 30, 2018 4:08 pm

I will be prepping up some data science stuff to make this more exciting
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Postby mites » Wed May 30, 2018 4:11 pm

I have no idea what this means but sure
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Postby the soccer return believer » Wed May 30, 2018 4:29 pm

the more complicated the better imo. look forward to winning it all!
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Postby Geoff » Wed May 30, 2018 4:53 pm

Tom Cruise wrote:the more complicated the better imo. look forward to winning it all!


too assist i have made flowchart

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Postby Night porter » Wed May 30, 2018 5:09 pm

Yes
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Postby sadville » Wed May 30, 2018 6:19 pm

sold on the chart

i won't have regular internet access for the next few months, and i won't be watching most of the world cup, most likely, but do those factors even matter? can i still be in?
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Postby brent » Wed May 30, 2018 6:25 pm

sounds like a good way to give me rooting interest. sign me up
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Postby Permafrost » Wed May 30, 2018 6:29 pm

put my name in the football guessing machine please Geoff
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Postby Geoff » Wed May 30, 2018 8:10 pm

ace, would you all like to also play a skilled based prediction game as well?
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Postby i am rich » Wed May 30, 2018 8:36 pm

yes lets
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Postby Geoff » Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 am

work in progress in the predictor input sheets, final product ready next few days

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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Thu May 31, 2018 11:45 am

does this involve putting up a negligible amount of money and being assigned a random team? I'm down
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Postby pink snake » Thu May 31, 2018 1:30 pm

please count me in i love gambling thanks.
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Postby Bernie » Thu May 31, 2018 1:32 pm

Sounds fun
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Postby joe » Thu May 31, 2018 3:52 pm

no preference but i want in
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Postby Geoff » Thu May 31, 2018 6:37 pm

thanks all for offering to participate.

The sweepstake will be split into 3 parts.

Each player will be assigned a country (countries depending on participants)
Each player will be asked to make a score prediction and to select their 3 key players who will gain points for goals/assists during the tournement
Each player will be randomly assigned a squad, who will score points during the season for goals / assists etc.

There will be a jackpot round for unusual events during the world cup, tbc.
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Postby Geoff » Thu May 31, 2018 6:39 pm

final squads are to be announced by June 4, so once they are final I will collate and then issue participants all randomly assigned components, and then forward a google spreadsheet for the skilled based sweepstake.
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Postby nice pass » Thu May 31, 2018 6:41 pm

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Postby gambra » Thu May 31, 2018 6:52 pm

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Postby i am rich » Thu May 31, 2018 6:57 pm

this seems complex!
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Postby Geoff » Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 pm

I'll post full rules soon, it's not too complex, mostly just for me to calculate everything
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Postby big zorb » Thu May 31, 2018 7:30 pm

i want to be in

geoff and others here's the general world cup thread i made:

http://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115767&start=180
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Postby Alonso » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:31 am

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Postby wong » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:19 am

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