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African Nations Cup 2015 - murf's FISO Predictions Comp

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Welcome to ACN15FPC!

Welcome to what is unbelievably the 6th running of what surely must be FISO's (and now the world's???) favourite African Nations Cup prediction competition that has been running since 2006.

This will be run pretty similarly to the 2006 comp and 2008 comp and 2010 comp and 2012 comp and 2013 comp.

Every couple of days(ish) there will be a new round with 4 games to pick for - so keep tuning in throughout.

In each round you just have to pick who you think will win each game. If they win you get 3 pts and 1 pt for a draw, 0 if they lose. You must also pick your JOKER which wins double points.

The key rule here is that for each round those of you getting the least points go out! i.e. anybody on 0 goes out. If nobody gets 0 those on 1 go out etc etc. If everyone ties then you all get through to the next round. Scores do NOT carry between rounds.

You have to be in from Round 1 as no provision for new entries to round 2 etc. All welcome but you'll have to be on FISO fairly regularly to have a chance.

Could be just 1 person eliminated in a round or it could be a lot. When it comes to the QFs that may change (see below).

I thought this idea up in about a minute for 2006 and it worked but I need to reserve the right to tweak it as the tournament progresses, lets see how it goes.

Other rules (for clarification):

1. Old school 'premiership predictions' rules on late entries - deadline is first kick off but if you miss the first k.o. you can pick for subsequent games in that set as long as you do so an hour before the next kick off and be classified as a 'LATE ENTRANT'.

2. Edits allowed til first k.o. then all strictly banned. Any MODS please make a note when you edit.

3. 'LAST PLACE' is the lowest score of those entering in time before the round starts. Rule in place so any 'late entrants' scoring low (due to less games and/or being rubbish) can't save the lowest of those who entered on time.

4. 'Late entrants' must beat 'last place' to survive.

5. If over half the total field are set to be eliminated then anybody who got 0 for their joker is saved (cos they would have scored higher with jokers ignored). If half the field are still set to be eliminated then anybody who scored 1 point in their joker game is saved. If over 3/4 of the field are still going to be eliminated then even those with 3 points jokers are saved. Anybody being saved by any part of this rule will start the next round with a 0.5 point penalty (i.e. they will be on -0.5).
(Note - this rule is the most likely to be 'tweaked' part way through as it often is to control numbers either way).

6. Write your predictions including joker in the right format!

7. No predicting for future rounds til I announce it is open for picks. If you are going to be away for the odd round or two I will take picks by PM but as this is all quick fire then I can't really let anyone do this this too often.

8. When it comes to the Knockout Rounds (QFs, SFs, Final) the points will potentially change (to cover extra time etc and also the elimination rules - dependent on numbers - stay tuned!

Everyone (FISO veterans and newbies alike) more than welcome
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Count me in.

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Wiki site with fixtures

Group stages have 4 games every 2 days and each 2 days / 4 games counts as a 'Round':
Rd 1- 17th-18th (Jan)
Rd 2- 19th-20th
Rd 3- 21st-22nd
Rd 4- 23rd-24th
Rd 5- 25th-26th
Rd 6- 27th-28th
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Rd 7 - QFs- 31st Jan-1st Feb
Rd 8 - SFs- 4-5 Feb
Rd 9 - Final & 3rd place play off- 7th-8th Feb

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ROUND 1
Saturday 17/1,
Equatorial Guinea v Congo 16:00
Burkina Faso v Gabon 19:00
Sunday 18/1,
Zambia v Congo DR 16:00
Tunisia v Cape Verde Islands 19:00
(Note - these are UK times (I think))
(Note2 - there are 2 Congos and I'm using the BBC way of calling one 'Congo' and one 'Congo DR'. Please do likewise. Two teams in Congo, there's only 2 teams in Congo......)

Deadline = first kick off. For late entries, deadline = 1 hour before next kick off.

Pick 1 team for each game. In order. Write JOKER after the one you want double points for.
Like this:

TEMPLATE
Congo JOKER
Gabon
Congo DR
Cape Verde Islands
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2013 FINAL RESULT

FINALISTS
1st Bluenosey 14.5
2nd moonlightdribbler 10 (tie-break spot on)
3rd Surprised 10 (-2 mins)
4th Rookster 10 (-11mins)
5th Ashers 10 (-22mins)
6th Viva 4.5
SEMI-FINALISTS
=7th 6.5 topspur
Mike_
murf :?
10th 0.5 eagle224
QFists
11th 14 Spencer4
=12th 11.5 jimmyching
yorkshiredragon
flyingkillercob
rossn13
16th 10 Richt
17th 7.5 Arabian Knight
Rd6
=18th 6 jpk
morganb
Rd5
20th 5 Knulpuk
Rd4
=21st 5 ctibbits
Moist v L
Rd3
=23rd 3 Ralfbergs
tommymooney
Rd2
=25th 6 blahblah
Dixon
thebillfella
28th AWOL Achiles74
Rd1
29th 4 kingcurtley

Can we beat 29 entrants this year??

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Post by Mick MacPaddywack »

I'm new to the game, so please excuse any errors in formatting:

Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

No time like the present ...

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I'll have a go thanks. 8-)

Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso JOKER
Zambia
Cape Verde Islands

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I'll be in and hopefully I can better my 3rd place of 2013!

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Congo
Burkina Faso
Congo DR JOKER
Cape Verde Islands

That's me knowcked out early, cheers Murf!

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My picks:

Equatorial Guinea JOKER
Burkina Faso
Zambia
Tunisia

Waste the joker early then hide behind the sofa.....

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Congo
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Congo
Burkina Faso
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
Congo DR
Tunisia JOKER

I desreved to win this last year but got inexplicably knocked out early on - these selctions will act as the springboard for success this time round.

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Looks like 9 entries and they all look valid (well there are 4 teams and a joker in each...) - and some amazing variability with all 8 countries picked and 4 different jokers.

Keep em coming :D Deadline - Saturday 4pm

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Equatorial Guinea
Gabon JOKER
Zambia
Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde will be a surprise package......I hope :P

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Equatorial Guinea
Angola
Gabon
Tunisia JOKER

Hopefully I'll do better than last year :)

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
DR Congo
Tunisia JOKER

Last, last time I see 8-)

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Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
Zambia
Tunisia JOKER

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Bump - keep the entries coming :D

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Ralfbergs wrote:Equatorial Guinea
Angola
Gabon
Tunisia JOKER

Hopefully I'll do better than last year :)
Not with a non-runner you won't (Angola!!!!)

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18 Entrants so far (just sorted by first game picks - only one person mad enough to risk an early joker)

Eq Guinea - JOKER
murf

Eq Guinea
Mick MacPaddywack
Lucky7s
Tacalabala
Surprised
Knulpuk
NaturalFootballFan
morganb
Ashers
Spencer4
Maldini
Rookster
Ralfbergs
kingcurtley
Moist von Lipwig

Congo
bspittles
eagle224
Mo Bot

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Ralfbergs wrote:Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Congo DR
Tunisia JOKER

Hopefully I'll do better than last year :)
just correcting my mistake

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Bump for the night birds, drunken homecomers, insomniacs and Australians

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