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2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:35 am

It’s time for us to predict what will happen in the wonderful world of sport during 2010?

Your answers need to be in by the end of December.

WARNING: As before, NO NOT reply to this thread to give your answers as they may take a while and you could get timed out and lose everything when you hit submit! It is recommended you draft your answers in Word (or something similar) and then copy them into your reply.

January

1. How many Premiership teams will be knocked out of the FA Cup 3rd round? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)

2. Will Andy Murray win a grand slam in 2010? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (4 pts)

3. What will be the total score of the first 3 darts thrown in the PDC World Championship final at Alexander Palace? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively).

February

4. Who will win Superbowl XLIV? (3)

Winter Olympics…

5. Who will top the medals table? (4)

6. Will ‘Team GB’ win any medals? (3)

March

The England cricket team are in Bangladesh, and play three 1-day internationals.

7. Who will be England’s top run scorer in those matches? (3)

8. Which English player will take the most wickets? (3)

9. In what order will the Rugby Six Nations table finish (top to bottom)? (1 point for each correct position, 1 bonus point (7 in total) if you get all six right)

April

10. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (4 pts for each)

11. Who will win Golf’s Masters at the Augusta National, and who will be the best performing European? (4pts each)

May

12. How many points will Leeds finish the League 1 season with? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)

13. Where will Liverpool come in the league? (4)

14. Who will come 17th in the Premier League, and just avoid relegation? (5)

June

The World Cup begins…

15. Do the following players make the final 23-man England squad? (Yes/No)
If you are correct, you score 1 point for each player.

Ben Foster
David Beckham
Joleon Lescott
Micah Richards
Emile Heskey
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Gabriel Agbonlahor
Ashley Young
Owen Hargreaves
Michael Owen

16. Who will be the best placed European golfer at the U.S. Open? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd best European)

17. How many laps will be completed by the first five cars in the Le Mans 24 Hour race? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)

July

The World Cup reaches its climax…

18. How far will England get? [-o< (Group, R2, QF, SF, final) (5)

19. Name the four semi finalists (1 pt for each)

20. Who will win the World Cup? (4 pts, or 2 if they are losing finalist)

21. How far will Andy Murray get at Wimbledon? (R1, R2, R3, R4, QF, SF, final) (5)

22. Name the four Semi Finalists in The PDC World Matchplay tournament at Blackpool in July?

To help see the current order of merit: (right click this link and select 'open in new tab' or 'new window') http://www.pdc.tv/page/PDCOrderofMerit/0,,10180,00.html

The current top four are Phil Taylor, Raymond Van Barneveld, James Wade & John Part. Successfully select any of them correctly for 1 point each, or someone from outside the current top four for 2 points each.

August

23. How many league points will Leeds, Crystal Palace, and Liverpool have (combined) as at the end of August? (4 closest score 4, 3, 2 & 1 point respectively)

September

On Sept 30th…

24. Who will be the world’s top three test batsmen as per the ICC rankings?

25. Who will be the top three test bowlers as per the ICC rankings?

ICC rankings here (right click this link and select 'open in new tab' or 'new window') - http://www.iccreliancerankings.com/

2 points for each player, regardless of their position in the top 3.

October

26. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these three teams on Oct 31st 2010? (after any games played that day)

Leeds, Wolves, Watford, and Crystal Palace (2 points for each team in correct order)

November

27. Which driver will win the 2010 Formula 1 title? (4)

28. Which McLaren driver will come top in their mini battle in the final F1 table, Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button? (5)

FIFA rankings - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will the following teams be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (their rankings at the time of this post in brackets)

29. England (9)
30. Holland (3)
31. France (7)
32. Argentina (8)

You score 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side.

How will England begin their defence of the Ashes?

33. How many runs will England and Australia score in their first innings of the first test in Brisbane? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 pt respectively for each team score)

December

34. Who will win the BBC Sports personality of the year? (6pts or 3pts if named in the shortlist)

35. Who will win the 2010 forum betting syndicate competition? (4)

and on Dec 31st…

Assuming all four English football divisions are connected in one table of 92 teams, what positions will the following teams be in?

36. Leeds
37. Portsmouth

The closest four people for each team score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively.

Good luck… :D
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:37 am

Here goes... let's hope I do better this time!

1. Four

2. No

3. 100

4. Green Bay Packers

5. USA

6. No

7. Strauss

8. Broad

9. Ireland, France, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy

10. (a) Drogba, and (b) Agbonlahor

11. Mikelson wins, Westwood best European

12. Ninety three

13. Fourth

14. West Ham

15.
Ben Foster - no
David Beckham - yes
Joleon Lescott - yes
Micah Richards - yes
Emile Heskey - yes
Shaun Wright-Phillips - yes
Gabriel Agbonlahor - no
Ashley Young - yes
Owen Hargreaves - no
Michael Owen - no

16. Harrington

17. 1887

18. Semis

19. England, Spain, Brazil, Italy

20. Spain

21. Final

22. Phil Taylor, Raymond Van Barneveld, James Wade, John Part.

23. Fifteen

24. Gambhir, Jaywardena, Clarke

25. Steyn, Johnson, Ntini

26. Wolves, Watford, Palace, Leeds

27. Lewis Hamilton

28. Lewis Hamilton

29. England 7th

30. Holland 6th

31. France 8th

32. Argentina 5th

33. England 270, Australia 375

34. Wayne Rooney

35. Mrs Cambo

36. Leeds 35th

37. Portsmouth 30th
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:39 am

Question 13 suddently seems a little harder to predict than when I set it :evil:
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby cossie(LUFC) » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:02 pm

No...just as easy to predict just more painful from your point of view!! :twisted:
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby Leeds And Proud » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:12 am

1. 5

2. No

3. 85

4. New Orleans Saints

5. Germany

6. Yes

7. Cook

8. Broad

9. Ireland, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Italy

10. (a) John Terry (b) Cesc Fabregas

11. Phil ‘Lefty’ Mickelson and Lee Westwood

12. 92

13. 6th

14. Bolton Wanderers

15.Ben Foster Yes
David Beckham Yes
Joleon Lescott No
Micah Richards No
Emile Heskey Yes
Shaun Wright-Phillips Yes
Gabriel Agbonlahor Yes
Ashley Young No
Owen Hargreaves No
Michael Owen No

16. Ian Poulter

17. 1,875

18. Semi final

19. England, Spain, Ivory Coast, Argentina

20. Argentina

21. Quarter final

22. Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, James ‘The Machine’ Wade, Raymond ‘Fat Bastard’ van Barneveld, Terry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins

23. 17

24. Gambhir, Jayawardena, Sehwag

25. Steyn, Johnson, Ntini

26. Wolves, Crystal Palace, Leeds, Watford,

27. Alonso

28. Hamilton

29. England (7)

30. Holland (5)

31. France (8)

32. Argentina (4)

33. Aussies 486 England 293 Total 779

34. Wayne Rooney

35. Cossie

36. 30

37. 33
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby cossie(LUFC) » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:08 pm

1. 4

2. no

3. 100

February

4. Indianapolis Colts

5. Germany

6. yes

March

7. Strasuss

8. Swann

9. France, Ireland, England, Wales Italy, Scotland

April

10. (a) Drogba (b) Lennon

11. Kenny Perry, Rory Mcllroy

May

12. 98

13. 5th

14. Wigan

June

15.
Ben Foster no
David Beckham yes
Joleon Lescott no
Micah Richards no
Emile Heskey yes
Shaun Wright-Phillips yes
Gabriel Agbonlahor yes
Ashley Young yes
Owen Hargreaves no
Michael Owen no

16. Lee Westwood

17. 1890

July

18. SF

19. England, Brazil, Germany, Spain

20. Brazil

21. SF

22. Phil Taylor, Raymond Van Barneveld, James Wade Ronnie Baxter

August

23. 25

September

On Sept 30th…

24. Gambhir, Yousef and Clarke

25. Steyn, Asif Johnson

October

26. Wolves, Leeds, Palace, Watford

November

27. Hamilton

28. Hamilton

29. England (9) 7
30. Holland (3) 5
31. France (7) 9
32. Argentina (8) 10

33. Australia 395 England 275

December

34. Andy Murray (But I so want it to be John Terry!)

35. Major Tom

36. Leeds 28

37. Portsmouth 27
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby simon0268 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:47 pm

January

1. 4

2. yes

3.140

February

4. New England Patriots

Winter Olympics…

5. Canada

6. Yes

March

7. Peitersen

8. Stuart Broad

9. France, Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy

April

10. Fabregas, Lennon

11. Mickelson, Garcia

May

12. 97

13. 6th

14. Wolves

June

The World Cup begins…

15.

Ben Foster - No
David Beckham - Yes
Joleon Lescott - Yes
Micah Richards - No
Emile Heskey - No
Shaun Wright-Phillips - Yes
Gabriel Agbonlahor - Yes
Ashley Young - Yes
Owen Hargreaves - No
Michael Owen - Yes

16. Garcia

17. 1,894

July

The World Cup reaches its climax…

18. Semi Final

19. England, Brazil, Italy, Spain

20. Spain

21. Final

22. James Wade, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Mervyn King


August

23. 18

September

On Sept 30th…

24. Gambhir, Sangakkara, Yousuf

25. Steyn, Muralidaran, Ntini.

October

26. Wolves, Crystal Palace, Leeds, Watford

November

27. Michael Schumacher

28. Lewis Hamilton



29. England 6
30. Holland 5
31. France 8
32. Argentina 4


33. England - 356, Australia - 342

December

34. Andy Murray

35. Cossie

and on Dec 31st…


36. Leeds - 33rd
37. Portsmouth - 29th
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby cossie(LUFC) » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:26 pm

Can I just say at this stage that I would have gone for Milner as young player of the year but isn't he too old?? Mr Chairman can you rule on this please as if he qualifies I would like to change my selection but not sure that he will qualify. Thanks
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby Leeds And Proud » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:43 pm

Cossie is right, Milner will be 24 next month so a year too old. Can I have another guess please? How old is Ralph Coates?
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:13 pm

Leeds And Proud wrote:Can I have another guess please?


Yes

Edit your original entry though please
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby Major Tom » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:07 pm

January

1. How many Premiership teams will be knocked out of the FA Cup 3rd round? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively) Five

2. Will Andy Murray win a grand slam in 2010? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (4 pts) No

3. What will be the total score of the first 3 darts thrown in the PDC World Championship final at Alexander Palace? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively). 100

February

4. Who will win Superbowl XLIV? (3) Indianapolis Colts

Winter Olympics…

5. Who will top the medals table? (4) Germany

6. Will ‘Team GB’ win any medals? (3) Yes

March

The England cricket team are in Bangladesh, and play three 1-day internationals.

7. Who will be England’s top run scorer in those matches? (3)Eoin Morgan

8. Which English player will take the most wickets? (3)Stuart Broad

9. In what order will the Rugby Six Nations table finish (top to bottom)? (1 point for each correct position, 1 bonus point (7 in total) if you get all six right)

France
Ireland
England
Wales
Scotland
Italy


April

10. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (4 pts for each) a Fabregas b Lennon

11. Who will win Golf’s Masters at the Augusta National, and who will be the best performing European? (4pts each) Shingo Katayama/Ian Poulter

May

12. How many points will Leeds finish the League 1 season with? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively) 102

13. Where will Liverpool come in the league? (4) 4th

14. Who will come 17th in the Premier League, and just avoid relegation? (5) Bolton

June

The World Cup begins…

15. Do the following players make the final 23-man England squad? (Yes/No)
If you are correct, you score 1 point for each player.

Ben Foster - No
David Beckham - Yes
Joleon Lescott - No
Micah Richards- No
Emile Heskey - Yes
Shaun Wright-Phillips - Yes
Gabriel Agbonlahor - No
Ashley Young- No
Owen Hargreaves- No
Michael Owen- No

16. Who will be the best placed European golfer at the U.S. Open? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd best European)Paul Casey

17. How many laps will be completed by the first five cars in the Le Mans 24 Hour race? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively) 1881

July

The World Cup reaches its climax…

18. How far will England get? [-o< (Group, R2, QF, SF, final) (5) SF

19. Name the four semi finalists (1 pt for each) England, France, Argentina, Brazil

20. Who will win the World Cup? (4 pts, or 2 if they are losing finalist) France

21. How far will Andy Murray get at Wimbledon? (R1, R2, R3, R4, QF, SF, final) (5) SF

22. Name the four Semi Finalists in The PDC World Matchplay tournament at Blackpool in July? Taylor, Wade, Lewis, Whitlock

To help see the current order of merit: (right click this link and select 'open in new tab' or 'new window') http://www.pdc.tv/page/PDCOrderofMerit/0,,10180,00.html

The current top four are Phil Taylor, Raymond Van Barneveld, James Wade & John Part. Successfully select any of them correctly for 1 point each, or someone from outside the current top four for 2 points each.

August

23. How many league points will Leeds, Crystal Palace, and Liverpool have (combined) as at the end of August? (4 closest score 4, 3, 2 & 1 point respectively) 16

September

On Sept 30th…

24. Who will be the world’s top three test batsmen as per the ICC rankings? Jayawardena/Sangakkara/Clarke

25. Who will be the top three test bowlers as per the ICC rankings? Steyn/Muralidaran/ Broad

ICC rankings here (right click this link and select 'open in new tab' or 'new window') - http://www.iccreliancerankings.com/

2 points for each player, regardless of their position in the top 3.

October

26. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these three teams on Oct 31st 2010? (after any games played that day)

Leeds, Wolves, Watford, and Crystal Palace (2 points for each team in correct order) Wolves, Palace, Leeds, Watford

November

27. Which driver will win the 2010 Formula 1 title? (4) Sebastian Vettel

28. Which McLaren driver will come top in their mini battle in the final F1 table, Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button? (5) Lewis Hamilton

FIFA rankings - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will the following teams be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (their rankings at the time of this post in brackets)

29. England (9) - 6
30. Holland (3) - 5
31. France (7) - 3
32. Argentina (8) - 7

You score 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side.

How will England begin their defence of the Ashes?

33. How many runs will England and Australia score in their first innings of the first test in Brisbane? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 pt respectively for each team score)

England 327 Australia 533

December

34. Who will win the BBC Sports personality of the year? (6pts or 3pts if named in the shortlist) David Haye

35. Who will win the 2010 forum betting syndicate competition? (4) Mrs Cambo

and on Dec 31st…

Assuming all four English football divisions are connected in one table of 92 teams, what positions will the following teams be in?

36. Leeds - 11th in Championship
37. Portsmouth- 14th in Championship

The closest four people for each team score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively.
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mrs cambo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 pm

1. Three

2. No

3. 120

4. Dallas Cowboys

5. USA

6. No

7. Strauss

8. Broad

9. Ireland, Wales, France, England, Scotland, Italy

10. (a) Rooney, and (b) Walcott

11. Mikelson wins, Westwood best European

12. Ninety one

13. nowhere

14. Spurs

15.
Ben Foster - no
David Beckham - no
Joleon Lescott - no
Micah Richards - no
Emile Heskey - no
Shaun Wright-Phillips - no
Gabriel Agbonlahor - no
Ashley Young - no
Owen Hargreaves - no
Michael Owen - no

16. Harrington

17. 1885

18. nowhere

19. Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Italy

20. Spain

21. nowhere

22. Phil Taylor, Raymond Van Barneveld, James Wade, John Part.

23. Three

24. Gambhir, Jaywardena, Clarke

25. Steyn, Johnson, Ntini

26. Wolves, Leeds, Palace, Watford

27. Lewis Hamilton

28. Lewis Hamilton

29. England nowhere

30. Holland 5th

31. France 6th

32. Argentina 4th

33. England 295, Australia 350

34. Geoff Capes

35. Mr Benn (I think he has been fooling us so far)

36. Leeds 22nd

37. Portsmouth 25th
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby Mr Benn » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:24 pm

1. Four
2. Yes
3. 100
4. New England Patriots
5. Germany
6. Yes
7. Kevin Pietersen
8. Stuart Broad
9. France, Ireland, Wales, England, Italy, Scotland
10. a) Ryan Giggs b) Joe Hart
11. a) Vijay Singh b) Lee Westwood
12. 99
13. 6th
14. Portsmouth
15. Ben Foster NO
Beckham YES
Lescott GOD NO
Richards NO
Heskey YES
Two names YES
Agbonnonnsene YES
Young NO
Hargreaves NO
Owen OF COURSE NOT
16. Lee Westwood
17. 1,888
18. Final
19. England, Germany, Brazil, Spain
20. England
21. Final
22. Taylor, Wade, van Baneweld, Part
23. 15
24. Jayawardene, Sangakkara, Gambhir
25. Steyn, Swann, Muralitharan
26. Woves, Leeds, Palace, Watford
27. Lewis Hamilton
28. Lewis Hamilton
29. England 4
30. Holland 6
31. France 8
32. Argentina 7
33. England 402 Australia 386
34. John Terry
35. Mrs Cambo
36. Leeds - 27th
37. Portsmouth - 17th
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:30 am

mr cambo wrote:3. What will be the total score of the first 3 darts thrown in the PDC World Championship final at Alexander Palace? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively).


First 3 darts totalled 100

Four of us were spot on to take a nice early (joint) lead.
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby simon0268 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:33 am

I've changed my Guess for young player.

I see I've started the same as I finished !!
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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:42 am

Q.1 Five Premier Lge teams were knocked out of the FA Cup 3rd round:

Man Utd :D
Hull
Blackburn
West Ham
Liverpool :(

The Major and L&P got it spot on for 4 points, while the rest of us, bar Mrs C, scored 2 points for guessing 4 teams.

Andy Murray at the Oz open, and the winter olympics up next... how will we do??

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Re: 2010 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:54 pm

mr cambo wrote:2. Will Andy Murray win a grand slam in 2010?


Not the Australian Open he won't :lol:
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