THE ANFIELD NOISE

TAN footy game - Last Man Standing

A friend told me about a game they play during the season in his office, and I thought it sounded like it could be a bit of low-energy fun for the forum.

Basically each player picks a team they think will win that weekend. Everyone who is correct goes on to compete the following week, those who are wrong get eliminated, and so on.

I think we’ll say that a draw also counts as a failed guess.

The nub is that you can only pick a team once, so if you picked Liverpool to beat Arsenal this week, you’d go through but couldn’t pick Liverpool again until the competition resets after someone has won it.

Right, so to kick things off I’ll post the week’s fixtures each time, as early as possible to give everyone a chance to get involved.

As a further stipulation, given the nature of the tournament, only those who get involved at the beginning will be eligible for that run.

So, next round we have:

Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v Brighton
Newcastle v Southampton
Fulham v West Ham
Man Utd v Everton
Spurs v West Brom
Wolves v Leicester
Liverpool v Man City
Sheff Utd v Chelsea
Leeds v Palace

I’ll keep track of who each player picks each week for that tourney in this OP:

ZB - Man City, Villa
Hope - Man City 1pt
SBYM - Man City 1pt
Rambler - Chelsea, Newcastle
Trader - Everton
Aussielad - Everton
Iftikhar - Chelsea, Villa
Klopptimist - Southampton
Sandsoftime - Brighton, Burnley
Bonus - Leicester
Bobnum2 - Man City, Leicester, Spurs, Man Utd
jgw-geneseo - Man City, Sheff Utd, Spurs, West Ham, Man Utd, Palace
Auzziez - Man City, Palace, West Ham
Neukolln - Man City, Arsenal
Prolix - Everton
Petergriffin - Man Utd
Kopstar - Man City, Palace, Leeds, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool
Kotsebotse - Man City 1pt
Redoverthewater - Man City 1pt
El-Cuchillero - Spurs
KY_TNRead - Chelsea, Liverpool
TheElusive19th - Man City, Leicester, Spurs, Chelsea, Man Utd, Everton
Cynicaloldgit - Everton :scream:
Broomy - Man City, Liverpool
SpecialK210 - Spurs

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Saints to beat West Brom

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Everton to beat Brighton.

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Leicester to beat West Ham

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What happens when everyone is eliminated before the end of the season. Everyone start again with the points earned from previous rounds?

Chelsea to beat Palace.

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Wolves to beat Fulham

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Yeah, when a winner has been declared (which depending on results may only be a few weeks!), we’ll just start another round from scratch.

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Newcastle to beat Burnley.

Wolves to beat Fulham

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Leeds to beat City.

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Loving the bold pick - I wanted to go for them but chickened out :grin:

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Yup, my reasoning also!

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Maybe you should have a rule that you can only pick the team playing Fulham once.

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We used to play a similar game where you couldn’t pick the team already picked, unless all other options are picked as well. :nerd_face:

That was the plan :joy:

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Brighton to beat Everton.

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Ooh, spicy :slight_smile:

I mean, it’s Everton. No way they win 4 league games in a row. That probably hasn’t happened for at least a decade.

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Chelse please :slight_smile:

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Spurs will win.

Put me down for some of that sweet sweet action.

xoxo

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