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2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:55 pm

It’s time for us to predict what will happen in the world of sport during 2012.

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

WARNING: As before, DO NOT initially reply to this thread to give your answers as they may take a while and you could get timed out when you hit ‘submit’… and lose everything!

Draft your answers in Word (or something similar) and then copy them into your reply.


January

1. Will Andy Murray reach a grand slam final in 2012? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (3 pts)

February

2. Who will win Superbowl XLVI? (4 pts, or 2 pts if they are losing finalist)

March

3. 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)

4. Name England’s two highest wicket takers in the two tests (combined) in Sri Lanka? (3 pts each)

April

5. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (3 pts for each)

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

May

7. What league position will Leeds finish the season in? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)

8. What league position will Crystal Palace finish the season in? (points as above)

9. What league position will Liverpool finish the season in? (3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 place either side)

10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? (3 pts each)

June

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

Rio Ferdinand
Micah Richards
Adam Johnson
Gareth Barry
Jack Rodwell
Andy Carroll
Bobby Zamora
Daniel Sturridge

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? (3 pts) Submitted by the Major.

13. How far will England get at Euro 2012? Group, QF, SF, Final (3 pts)

July

14. What will be the time (in seconds) separating the first 2 riders in the Tour de France? Closest 4 score 4,3,2,1, pts. Submitted by L&P

Image

The London Olympics:

15. What will be the total number of medals, regardless of colour, won by India, Canada and New Zealand at the main Olympics. Closest 4 score 5, 3, 2, 1 points (submitted by L&P)

16. What will the nationality split be in the starting XI of the GB football team in their opening match? (English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish). For each country you score 3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 either side (submitted by Mr Benn).

17. What will be the winning time in the men’s 100m athletics final (current world record 9.58 secs) Closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point.

18. GB Olympic success? Using 3 pts for a gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, how many points will the GB team score? (closest 4 people score 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)

19. Will the following win a gold medal, regardless of whether they are entered for more than one event? (yes/no, 2 pts for each correct answer)

Tom Daly
Phillips Idowu
Jessica Ennis
Chris Hoy
Kelly Sotherton
Ben Ainslie

August

Holiday time 8)

September

On Sept 8th…

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

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

ICC rankings here - http://www.iccreliancerankings.com/

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

22. Who will top the men’s golf rankings? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd)

Golf rankings here: http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com ... efault.sps

October

On Oct 21st...

23. Who will be England football manager? (3)

24. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these five teams? (after any games played that day)

Bolton, Leeds, Blackburn, West Ham, Crystal Palace (1 point for each team in correct order)

November

The F1 season ends

25. Taking Vettel out of the equation, which driver will finish highest in the 2012 Formula 1 title race? (3 pts)

26. Hamilton / Button Supremacy? Who will be above who and by how many points? (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt – if you say Hamilton by 2 pts but Button finishes ahead by 2 pts you would be closer than someone who predicts Button by 20 pts… it’s who is closest)

27. England’s FIFA ranking - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will England be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (they were 5th at time of this post). 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side.

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranki ... nking.html

December

28. The 2012 ‘Guess the Outcome’ question…

After any games on Dec 9th, and regardless of what league they are in:

Leeds league position x Liverpool league position x Crystal Palace league position (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt).

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

30. Name the bottom three teams in the Premier League on Dec 31st? (2 pts for each correct team) Submitted by the Major.

Good luck… :D
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby cossie(LUFC) » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:29 pm

January

1. Will Andy Murray reach a grand slam final in 2012? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (3 pts)
YES

February

2. Who will win Superbowl XLVI? (4 pts, or 2 pts if they are losing finalist)
Green Bay Packers

March

3. 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)

Not- this one again...same as last year England, France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy

4. Name England’s two highest wicket takers in the two tests (combined) in Sri Lanka? (3 pts each)
Swann, Anderson

April

5. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (3 pts for each)
David Sliva and Aaron Ramsey

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

May

7. What league position will Leeds finish the season in? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)
4th

8. What league position will Crystal Palace finish the season in? (points as above)
11th

9. What league position will Liverpool finish the season in? (3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 place either side)
6th

10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? (3 pts each)
Arsenal, Chelsea (yawn)

June

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

Rio Ferdinand Yes
Micah Richards No
Adam Johnson Yes
Gareth Barry Yes
Jack Rodwell No
Andy Carroll No
Bobby Zamora Yes
Daniel Sturridge Yes

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? (3 pts) Submitted by the Major.
Trott

13. How far will England get at Euro 2012? Group, QF, SF, Final (3 pts)
QF

July

14. What will be the time (in seconds) separating the first 2 riders in the Tour de France? Closest 4 score 4,3,2,1, pts. Submitted by L&P
55



The London Olympics:

15. What will be the total number of medals, regardless of colour, won by India, Canada and New Zealand at the main Olympics. Closest 4 score 5, 3, 2, 1 points (submitted by L&P)
23

16. What will the nationality split be in the starting XI of the GB football team in their opening match? (English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish). For each country you score 3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 either side (submitted by Mr Benn).
English 8, Welsh 2, Scottish 1, Irish 0

17. What will be the winning time in the men’s 100m athletics final (current world record 9.58 secs) Closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point.

9.63

18. GB Olympic success? Using 3 pts for a gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, how many points will the GB team score? (closest 4 people score 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)
110

19. Will the following win a gold medal, regardless of whether they are entered for more than one event? (yes/no, 2 pts for each correct answer)

Tom Daly Yes
Phillips Idowu No
Jessica Ennis No
Chris Hoy yes
Kelly Sotherton no
Ben Ainslie yes

August

Holiday time

September

On Sept 8th…

20. Who will be the world’s top three test batsmen as per the ICC rankings?
Sangakkara, Cook, Amla

21. Who will be the top three test bowlers as per the ICC rankings?
Swann, Styrn, Morkel

ICC rankings here - http://www.iccreliancerankings.com/

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

22. Who will top the men’s golf rankings? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd)
Rory McIlroy

Golf rankings here: http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com ... efault.sps

October

On Oct 21st...

23. Who will be England football manager? (3)
Rednapp senior

24. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these five teams? (after any games played that day)

West Ham, Bolton, Leeds, Blackburn, Crystal Palace (1 point for each team in correct order)
West Ham, Bolton, Leeds, Blackburn, Palace

November

The F1 season ends

25. Taking Vettel out of the equation, which driver will finish highest in the 2012 Formula 1 title race? (3 pts)
Hamilton

26. Hamilton / Button Supremacy? Who will be above who and by how many points? (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt – if you say Hamilton by 2 pts but Button finishes ahead by 2 pts you would be closer than someone who predicts Button by 20 pts… it’s who is closest)
Hamilton by 15

27. England’s FIFA ranking - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will England be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (they were 5th at time of this post). 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side.
7th

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranki ... nking.html

December

28. The 2012 ‘Guess the Outcome’ question…

After any games on Dec 9th, and regardless of what league they are in:
450

Leeds league position x Liverpool league position x Crystal Palace league position (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt).

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

30. Name the bottom three teams in the Premier League on Dec 31st? (2 pts for each correct team) Submitted by the Major.
Swansea, Sunderland, Wigan
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby simon0268 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:36 am

January

1. Will Andy Murray reach a grand slam final in 2012? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (3 pts)
It has to happen at somepoint so YES

February

2. Who will win Superbowl XLVI? (4 pts, or 2 pts if they are losing finalist)
New England Patriots

March

3. 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, Italy, Scotland

4. Name England’s two highest wicket takers in the two tests (combined) in Sri Lanka? (3 pts each)
Bresnan and Swan

April

5. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (3 pts for each)
David Silva, Aaron Ramsay

6. Who will win Golf’s Masters at the Augusta National, and who will be the best performing European? (4pts each)
Stick my neck out and say Luke Donald

May

7. What league position will Leeds finish the season in? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)
5th

8. What league position will Crystal Palace finish the season in? (points as above)
9th

9. What league position will Liverpool finish the season in? (3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 place either side)
7th

10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? (3 pts each)
Chelsea and Tottenham

June

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

Rio Ferdinand YES
Micah Richards YES
Adam Johnson YES
Gareth Barry YES
Jack Rodwell NO
Andy Carroll NO
Bobby Zamora NO
Daniel Sturridge YES

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? (3 pts) Submitted by the Major.
Bell

13. How far will England get at Euro 2012? Group, QF, SF, Final (3 pts)
Semi Final

July

14. What will be the time (in seconds) separating the first 2 riders in the Tour de France? Closest 4 score 4,3,2,1, pts. Submitted by L&P
75 seconds


The London Olympics:

15. What will be the total number of medals, regardless of colour, won by India, Canada and New Zealand at the main Olympics. Closest 4 score 5, 3, 2, 1 points (submitted by L&P)
21

16. What will the nationality split be in the starting XI of the GB football team in their opening match? (English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish). For each country you score 3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 either side (submitted by Mr Benn).
England 5, Scotland 3, Wales 2, Irish 1

17. What will be the winning time in the men’s 100m athletics final (current world record 9.58 secs) Closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point.
9.60seconds

18. GB Olympic success? Using 3 pts for a gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, how many points will the GB team score? (closest 4 people score 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)
121

19. Will the following win a gold medal, regardless of whether they are entered for more than one event? (yes/no, 2 pts for each correct answer)

Tom Daly YES
Phillips Idowu YES
Jessica Ennis YES
Chris Hoy YES
Kelly Sotherton NO
Ben Ainslie YES

August

Holiday time

September

On Sept 8th…

20. Who will be the world’s top three test batsmen as per the ICC rankings?
Sangakkara, Kallis, Bell

21. Who will be the top three test bowlers as per the ICC rankings?
Steyn, Swann, Morkel


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

22. Who will top the men’s golf rankings? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd)

Donald, McIlroy, Kaymer,

October

On Oct 21st...

23. Who will be England football manager? (3)
Harry Redknapp

24. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these five teams? (after any games played that day)

Bolton, Leeds, Blackburn, West Ham, Crystal Palace (1 point for each team in correct order)
Bolton, Leeds, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Blackburn

November

The F1 season ends

25. Taking Vettel out of the equation, which driver will finish highest in the 2012 Formula 1 title race? (3 pts)
Button

26. Hamilton / Button Supremacy? Who will be above who and by how many points? (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt – if you say Hamilton by 2 pts but Button finishes ahead by 2 pts you would be closer than someone who predicts Button by 20 pts… it’s who is closest)
Button 15 points

27. England’s FIFA ranking - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will England be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (they were 5th at time of this post). 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side.

3rd


December

28. The 2012 ‘Guess the Outcome’ question…

After any games on Dec 9th, and regardless of what league they are in:

Leeds league position x Liverpool league position x Crystal Palace league position (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt).
490

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

30. Name the bottom three teams in the Premier League on Dec 31st? (2 pts for each correct team) Submitted by the Major.
Bolton, West Brom, Southampton
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:07 am

Ok here goes…

1. No

2. Green Bay Packers

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

4. Monty Panesar, Anderson

5. (a) Aguero, and (b) Bale

6. Luke Donald, Luke Donald

7. 4th

8. 10th

9. 5th

10. Spurs, Arsenal

11.

Rio Ferdinand - yes
Micah Richards - no
Adam Johnson - no
Gareth Barry - yes
Jack Rodwell - no
Andy Carroll - no
Bobby Zamora - no
Daniel Sturridge - yes

12. Strauss

13. QF

14. 134 seconds

15. 28

16.
English 5
Scottish 2
Welsh 3
NI 1

17. 9.64 secs

18. 105

19.

Tom Daly - yes
Phillips Idowu - no
Jessica Ennis - yes
Chris Hoy - no
Kelly Sotherton - yes
Ben Ainslie - yes

On Sept 8th…

20. Cook, Kallis, Sangakkara

21. Steyn, Anderson, Swann

22. Luke Donald

23. Jose Mourinho

24. West Ham, Leeds, Bolton, Palace, Blackburn

25. Mark Webber

26. Hamilton by 15 points

27. 7th

28. 130

29. Tom Daley

30. Hull, Wolves, West Brom

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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby Mr Benn » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:06 pm

January

1. Will Andy Murray reach a grand slam final in 2012? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (3 pts)
Yes

February

2. Who will win Superbowl XLVI? (4 pts, or 2 pts if they are losing finalist)
Green Bay Packers

March

3. 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, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Italy

4. Name England’s two highest wicket takers in the two tests (combined) in Sri Lanka? (3 pts each)
Swann & Andersen

April

5. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (3 pts for each)
David Silva & Mario Balotelli

6. Who will win Golf’s Masters at the Augusta National, and who will be the best performing European? (4pts each)
Tiger Woods & Rory McIroy

May

7. What league position will Leeds finish the season in? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)
5th

8. What league position will Crystal Palace finish the season in? (points as above)
11th

9. What league position will Liverpool finish the season in? (3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 place either side)
6th

10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? (3 pts each)
Spurs & Chelsea

June

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

Rio Ferdinand YES
Micah Richards NO
Adam Johnson YES
Gareth Barry YES
Jack Rodwell NO
Andy Carroll NO
Bobby Zamora Hahahaha NO
Daniel Sturridge YES

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? (3 pts) Submitted by the Major.
Kevin Pietersen

13. How far will England get at Euro 2012? Group, QF, SF, Final (3 pts)
Semi-Final

July

14. What will be the time (in seconds) separating the first 2 riders in the Tour de France? Closest 4 score 4,3,2,1, pts. Submitted by L&P
91 secs



The London Olympics:

15. What will be the total number of medals, regardless of colour, won by India, Canada and New Zealand at the main Olympics. Closest 4 score 5, 3, 2, 1 points (submitted by L&P)
34

16. What will the nationality split be in the starting XI of the GB football team in their opening match? (English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish). For each country you score 3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 either side (submitted by Mr Benn).
6 English, 3 Welsh, 1 Scot, 1 Irish

17. What will be the winning time in the men’s 100m athletics final (current world record 9.58 secs) Closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point.
9.61

18. GB Olympic success? Using 3 pts for a gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, how many points will the GB team score? (closest 4 people score 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively)
110

19. Will the following win a gold medal, regardless of whether they are entered for more than one event? (yes/no, 2 pts for each correct answer)

Tom Daly NO
Phillips Idowu YES
Jessica Ennis YES
Chris Hoy NO
Kelly Sotherton NO
Ben Ainslie YES

August

Holiday time

September

On Sept 8th…

20. Who will be the world’s top three test batsmen as per the ICC rankings?
Sangakkara, Kallis, Cook

21. Who will be the top three test bowlers as per the ICC rankings?
Steyn, Anderson, Swann

ICC rankings here - http://www.iccreliancerankings.com/

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

22. Who will top the men’s golf rankings? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd)
Luke Donald

Golf rankings here: http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com ... efault.sps

October

On Oct 21st...

23. Who will be England football manager? (3)
Harry Redknapp

24. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these five teams? (after any games played that day)

Bolton, Leeds, Blackburn, West Ham, Crystal Palace (1 point for each team in correct order)
Bolton, Blackburn, West Ham, Leeds, Palace

November

The F1 season ends

25. Taking Vettel out of the equation, which driver will finish highest in the 2012 Formula 1 title race? (3 pts)
Alonso

26. Hamilton / Button Supremacy? Who will be above who and by how many points? (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt – if you say Hamilton by 2 pts but Button finishes ahead by 2 pts you would be closer than someone who predicts Button by 20 pts… it’s who is closest)
Button by 19 points

27. England’s FIFA ranking - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will England be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (they were 5th at time of this post). 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side.
4th

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranki ... nking.html

December

28. The 2012 ‘Guess the Outcome’ question…

After any games on Dec 9th, and regardless of what league they are in:

Leeds league position x Liverpool league position x Crystal Palace league position (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt).
410

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

30. Name the bottom three teams in the Premier League on Dec 31st? (2 pts for each correct team) Submitted by the Major.
Norwich, Southampton, Swansea
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby Leeds And Proud » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:34 am

January

1. Will Andy Murray reach a grand slam final in 2012? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) No way

February

2. Who will win Superbowl XLVI? Green Bay Packers

March

3. In what order will the Rugby Six Nations table finish (top to bottom)? England, Wales, France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy

4. Name England’s two highest wicket takers in the two tests (combined) in Sri Lanka? Anderson and Swann

April

5. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards?
Percy van Persie and Daniel Sturridge

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

May

7. What league position will Leeds finish the season in? 8th

8. What league position will Crystal Palace finish the season in? 10th

9. What league position will Liverpool finish the season in? 6th

10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? Chelsea and Tottingham

June

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

Rio Ferdinand Y
Micah Richards Y
Adam Johnson N
Gareth Barry Y
Jack Rodwell N
Andy Carroll N
Bobby Zamora N
Daniel Sturridge Y

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? Jonathan Trott

13. How far will England get at Euro 2012? Group, QF, SF, Final QF

July

14. What will be the time (in seconds) separating the first 2 riders in the Tour de France? 43


The London Olympics:

15. What will be the total number of medals, regardless of colour, won by India, Canada and New Zealand at the main Olympics. 9

16. What will the nationality split be in the starting XI of the GB football team in their opening match? (English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish). 5, 3, 2, 1

17. What will be the winning time in the men’s 100m athletics final (current world record 9.58 secs) 9.63 (wind and rain assisted)

18. GB Olympic success? Using 3 pts for a gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, how many points will the GB team score? (closest 4 people score 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively) 80

19. Will the following win a gold medal, regardless of whether they are entered for more than one event? (yes/no, 2 pts for each correct answer)

Tom Daley no
Phillips Idowu no
Jessica Ennis yes
Chris Hoy yes
Kelly Sotherton no
Ben Ainslie yes

August

Holiday time

September

On Sept 8th…

20. Who will be the world’s top three test batsmen as per the ICC rankings? Sangakarra, Cook, Bell

21. Who will be the top three test bowlers as per the ICC rankings? Steyn, Anderson, Swann

22. Who will top the men’s golf rankings? Lee Westwood


October

On Oct 21st...

23. Who will be England football manager? Harry Redknapp I’m afraid

24. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these five teams? (after any games played that day)

Bolton, West Ham, Leeds, Blackburn, Crystal Palace

November

The F1 season ends

25. Taking Vettel out of the equation, which driver will finish highest in the 2012 Formula 1 title race? Lewis Hamilton

26. Hamilton / Button Supremacy? Who will be above who and by how many points? Hamilton by 22

27. England’s FIFA ranking - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will England be in FIFA’s official team rankings? 7th

December

28. The 2012 ‘Guess the Outcome’ question…

After any games on Dec 9th, and regardless of what league they are in:

Leeds league position x Liverpool league position x Crystal Palace league position 630

29. Who will win the BBC Sports personality of the year? Ben Ainslie (or Bradley Wiggins)

30. Name the bottom three teams in the Premier League on Dec 31st? West Ham, Cardiff, Wigan
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby Major Tom » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:04 pm

January

1. Will Andy Murray reach a grand slam final in 2012? (Oz, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) (3 pts) No

February

2. Who will win Superbowl XLVI? (4 pts, or 2 pts if they are losing finalist) Green Bay Packers

March

3. 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
Wales
England
Ireland
Scotland
Italy



4. Name England’s two highest wicket takers in the two tests (combined) in Sri Lanka? (3 pts each)

Swann
Broad


April

5. Which two footballers will win the (a) PFA player, and (b) young player of the year awards? (3 pts for each)

a Van Persie
b Phil Jones


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

Luke Donald
Luke Donald


May

7. What league position will Leeds finish the season in? (closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively) 7th

8. What league position will Crystal Palace finish the season in? (points as above) 12th

9. What league position will Liverpool finish the season in? (3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 place either side) 5th
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10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? (3 pts each) Spurs & Arsenal

June

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

Rio Ferdinand - Yes
Micah Richards - No
Adam Johnson - Yes
Gareth Barry - Yes
Jack Rodwell - No
Andy Carroll - No
Bobby Zamora - No
Daniel Sturridge - Yes

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? (3 pts) Submitted by the Major.

Alastair Cook

13. How far will England get at Euro 2012? Group, QF, SF, Final (3 pts) QF

July

14. What will be the time (in seconds) separating the first 2 riders in the Tour de France? Closest 4 score 4,3,2,1, pts. Submitted by L&P 121

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The London Olympics:

15. What will be the total number of medals, regardless of colour, won by India, Canada and New Zealand at the main Olympics. Closest 4 score 5, 3, 2, 1 points (submitted by L&P) 32

16. What will the nationality split be in the starting XI of the GB football team in their opening match? (English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish). For each country you score 3 pts if spot on, 1 pt if 1 either side (submitted by Mr Benn).

England - 5
Wales - 4
Scotland - 1
Ireland - 1


17. What will be the winning time in the men’s 100m athletics final (current world record 9.58 secs) Closest 4 people score 4, 3, 2 and 1 point. 9.59

18. GB Olympic success? Using 3 pts for a gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, how many points will the GB team score? (closest 4 people score 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively) 104

19. Will the following win a gold medal, regardless of whether they are entered for more than one event? (yes/no, 2 pts for each correct answer)

Tom Daly - No
Phillips Idowu - No
Jessica Ennis - Yes
Chris Hoy - Yes
Kelly Sotherton - No
Ben Ainslie - Yes

August

Holiday time 8)

September

On Sept 8th…

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

A. Cook
K. Sangakkara
H. Amla


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

Swann
Steyn
Morkel


22. Who will top the men’s golf rankings? (4, or 2 pts if 2nd)

Luke Donald

October

On Oct 21st...

23. Who will be England football manager? (3)

Stuart Pearce

24. Assuming all four English football divisions are connected, what will be the supremacy order of these five teams? (after any games played that day)

West Ham
Blackburn
Leeds
Bolton
Crystal Palace


November

The F1 season ends

25. Taking Vettel out of the equation, which driver will finish highest in the 2012 Formula 1 title race? (3 pts) Alonso

26. Hamilton / Button Supremacy? Who will be above who and by how many points? (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt – if you say Hamilton by 2 pts but Button finishes ahead by 2 pts you would be closer than someone who predicts Button by 20 pts… it’s who is closest)

Hamilton by 12 points


27. England’s FIFA ranking - as of the day of the final F1 Grand Prix, what position will England be in FIFA’s official team rankings? (they were 5th at time of this post). 4 pts if spot on, or 2 pts if 1 either side. 4th


December

28. The 2012 ‘Guess the Outcome’ question…

After any games on Dec 9th, and regardless of what league they are in:

Leeds league position x Liverpool league position x Crystal Palace league position (closest 4 score 4,3,2,1 pt). 320

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

30. Name the bottom three teams in the Premier League on Dec 31st? (2 pts for each correct team) Submitted by the Major.

Wigan
Wolves
QPR
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:51 pm

Si scores 2 points for the New England Patriots making the Superbowl, and so takes an early lead.
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:04 am

Well, we're not that good at predicting odd shaped ball stuff, however one of us did predict Italy would avoid the wooden spoon at Scotland's expense!!

Well done Si.

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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:24 pm

We all scored pts in the cricket, but only Cossie, Mr Benn, and L&P got both Swann and Anderson to be the top wicket takers in Sri Lanka.
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:58 am

Blimey, one of us had Bubba Watson to win the Masters :shock:

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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:16 pm

Forget Kyle Walker, check out L&P!

Added the Leeds & Palace finishes too... the headline is:

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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sat May 19, 2012 9:07 am

Well I've finally joined in, but I'm still last.

We were all a little too optimistic about Liverpool's likely finishing position, except for swcoach.

all of us had a combination of Arsenal & Spurs to come 3rd & 4th in the table.

and we all did okay with England's Euro squad, although Ferdinand's absense and Carroll's selection were the main ones that caught us out.
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby cossie(LUFC) » Sun May 20, 2012 10:53 pm

Point of order Mr Chairman...Question 10 states which two teams will finish 3rd and 4th AND THEREFORE QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. I think you should either allow points for Chelsea as they qualified for CL or not allow points for Spurs as they did not actually qualify for the CL

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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby Leeds And Proud » Mon May 21, 2012 8:09 am

A bonus point for those who foresaw this problem and went for Chelsea and Spurs? (That's you then? - Ed)
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Mon May 21, 2012 9:28 am

mr cambo wrote:10. Excluding Man City & Man Yoo (who we can assume will come top 4), name two other team who will also come top 4 and qualify for the Champions League? (3 pts each)


The emphasis was on "name two other team who will also come top 4" - the CL comment was explaining why I picked the 3rd & 4th places, rather than specifically asking us to predict who would qualify for the CL [is that because some of them can be a bit slow? Ed].

There could also be an argument that England's "final 23-man squad" hasn't been picked yet as there are standby's that could be called in due to injuries to persons known or unknown in the initial squad.

The inclusion of the word "final" was there because I wrongly assumed there might be a 30 man squad initially picked, before there was a cull. I've therefore based our points on the initial 23-man squad named.

I invite you to contact Benn & Associates if you think there is a lack of integrity here, however I can assure you there hasn't been [You sure? You gained from Spurs over Chelsea, Ed]
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Re: 2012 Sporting Predictions

Postby mr cambo » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:17 am

12. Who will be the top England run scorer over the 3 match test series against the West Indies? (3 pts) Submitted by the Major.


The top scorer was Strauss with 281, followed by Bell (222), and Pietersen (203)

Only one of us had Strauss. He must therefore be our cricketing guru?

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