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The SF MC FIFA WC FB 2010 SA Pool™

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by NOBD, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    To join the WORLD CUP 2010 FOOTBALL POOL:

    http://uk.wc.fantasysports.yahoo.com/world-cup

    I have set up a league with the name SF MC FIFA WC FB 2010 SA Pool

    You should click on "join a group"
    The group ID# is 8618
    When asked for a password, please type in: outback miners

    You need to have a yahoo login for this.
    When starting to play you are asked to create a set of predictions.
    Under Set of Predictions Name, chose your SF name, not your yahoo login. We need to recognise each other by name.



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    I am not sure if a thread like this is allowed here. If not, please move it to an appropriate place and accept my apologies.


    Speaking of football, general question:

    Does an SF MC FIFA WC FB 2010 SA Poolâ„¢ already exist? If so, where can I find it? If not, why not? (Nii, Trini?)



    Hook it up bro ... i'll play.

    I only know of a Dutch pool. I can look into it, if nobody's has a good English version.

    Ghana plays Holland on June 1st in Rotterdam. A nice tune up for us before we meet Germany. Taking bets for the game [​IMG]

    Ah, excellent starter to prepare us for the main dish...


    Me too.

    Great. You happen to know a good pool?
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Great. You happen to know a good pool?

    I'm in the Yahoo! one for the PL but they don't seem to have one up as yet for the World Cup.
     
  3. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I'm in the Yahoo! one for the PL but they don't seem to have one up as yet for the World Cup.

    Do you have a link?
     
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    TRINI Senior member

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  5. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    good stuff NOBD. lets make it happen folks.
     
  6. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    good stuff NOBD. lets make it happen folks.

    No comment on my comment?
     
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  8. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Here you go.

    ESPN Soccer has one http://games.espn.go.com/bpredictor/en/frontpage


    Thanks both.

    As said before, I know a Dutch one that I have used a few times. I just made the subleague Styleforum Pool as a test. Could someone please try and register to see if the Google-Translated site is clear enough to understand the registration and the pool itself? (You don't have to enter your real name (use your SF nick), address et cetera; just use an email address that works.) And when you're registered, could you try and find the subleague styleforum-pool and ask permission to join? Thanks.

    Here's the link:

    http://translate.google.com/translat...eforum-pool%2F

    (Click Register on the left.)

    If this is too complicated we'll just pick another one.
     
  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    49 days to go.
     
  10. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    49 days to go.

    You'll join us in the pool, won't you?


    Edit: just saw the answer in WAYWRN. Great, fritzl.
     
  11. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    I'll join! What is it? How does it work? [​IMG] Do you guess the winner/runner-up, or is it all groups? Goals scored?
     
  12. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I'll join! What is it? How does it work? [​IMG] Do you guess the winner/runner-up, or is it all groups? Goals scored?

    Good!

    Sloppy, automatic translation of the rules:


    General rules

    We try to show the results as soon as possible after the game
    to calculate or otherwise looking for 12 hours on the next
    business day.
    If two or more players have the same number of points, then
    looks at the number just right predicted results. If it is still
    equal, the winner is assigned by lot.

    Predictions

    You can enter or change predictions until 1 minute before
    the match.
    You must enter the final positions, top scorer and champion
    before the tournament begins.
    Also yellow / red cards and goals must be completed
    before the tournament begins.

    League points / group games

    The good prediction of the exact score: 200 points
    The good prediction of a draw: 100 points
    Predicting the correct winner: 75 points
    Predicting the number of goals of a team: 20 points
    Note: the 8th, quarter, semi and final will be given to the state
    after 90 min + extensions. Goals from renewals count towards
    the total number of goals in the tournament, penalty shoot-outs,
    however.

    Other items
    Correct number of goals tournament: 500 points
    For the exact prediction you get 500 points. For each
    goal that you are wrong, there is always 25% of the remaining
    points. Until a goal is counted each goal that falls within the
    90 minutes + possible extensions
    Exact number of yellow cards tournament: 500 points
    For the exact prediction you get 500 points. For each card that
    you are wrong, there is always 25% of the remaining points.
    If a second yellow card given to a player and thus a red counts
    together as 2x yellow (red and 1 time)
    Correct number of red cards tournament: 500 points
    For the exact prediction you get 500 points. For each card that
    you are wrong, there is always 50% of the remaining points.
    Right Champion: 300 points
    Correct top scorer: 500 points
    Correct team in the end ranking: 50 points

    Example 1
    Player A predicts that the outcome between Team A against
    Team B will be 2-0 and player B predicts a final score 2-1
    and the final is now 2-0.

    A player earns 200 points for correctly predicting the outcome
    completely.
    Player B earns 75 points for correctly predicting the winner and
    another 20 points for the correct number of goals of Team A.
    That amounts to a total of 95 points for Player B.


    Example 2
    Player A predicts that the outcome between Team A against
    Team B will be 2-1, Player B and Player C predicts a 1-1
    and 2-2. The eventual final score is 2-2 now.

    Player A earns 20 points for correctly predicting the number
    of goals for Team A.
    Player B earns 100 points for predicting the draw.
    Player C gets the full 200 points.



    Is this workable?

    This is the direct link to the site:

    www.flexvoetbal.nl

    If you like the rules, I can make a short English manual for the registering part. Or just ask me what's unclear. Or suggest a less complicated procedure... Let me know what you think.
     
  13. romafan

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    Holy Colin Powell! [​IMG]
     
  14. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Holy Colin Powell! [​IMG]

    Hehe. Need some imagination, I guess. But it all boils down to this:

    [​IMG]

    Just fill it out and wait for the points.
     
  15. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    And this:

    [​IMG]

    I think the only (small) hurdle is the registration. But again: if it's too complicated to use this pool or if people don't like this system, I'm open to suggestions.
     
  16. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Registration

    Go to www.flexvoetbal.nl, and click Registreren:

    [​IMG]


    Then you'll see this screen:

    [​IMG]


    Translation

    REGISTRATION

    Bla bla... if you want to play, you have to register first... bla bla.


    LOGIN DETAILS

    Player name: [please enter your Styleforum nickname]
    Password:
    Repeat password:
    Email address:
    Repeat email address:

    Become member of subleague: [scroll to styleforum-pool]


    PERSONAL DETAILS

    First name: [doesn't have to be your real name]
    Last name: [ditto]

    *= mandatory

    [ ] I want game updates per email
    [ ] I want a lot of ads of stuff I don't want
    [ ] I agree with the terms and conditions

    [Submit my registration]


    Then you get this screen:

    [​IMG]


    Which means... REGISTRATION SUCCESSFUL. After that, you'll get a confirmation email, which probably looks something like this:

    Beste NOBD, [Dear NOBD]

    Bedankt voor je registratie bij de WK 2010 pool. [Thank you for your registration...]

    Uw spelersnaam = NOBD [Your player name =]
    Uw wachtwoord = password [Your password =]

    U kunt inloggen op: URL [You can log in at...]

    Bedankt en veel succes [Thank you and good luck]

    WK Pool

    2010




    * * *



    Is anyone willing to try this out?
     
  17. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    I can definitely try it out and i think your translations are helpful ... but i feel most people would be more into it, if it was in English.

    I know i know ... screw English!
     
  18. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I can definitely try it out and i think your translations are helpful ... but i feel most people would be more into it, if it was in English.

    I know i know ... screw English!


    I understand, nii. No problem. I´m totally fine with an English pool.
     
  19. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    oh, i like the idea of the pool winner getting a pair of paprikas.

    NOBD, Trini do y'all here that? Meet me in the WC pool thread [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Present. That's very kind of dear fritzl. (Work on the suede!)

    I'll throw in a handmade boutonniere.
     
  20. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    I understand, nii. No problem. I´m totally fine with an English pool.

    I think it sounds fun but English is a must.
     

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