Football Predictions: 2010 World Cup

The world cup is over, and I have updated prediction table (see final version below). Well done to Tom who correctly predicted the final. Hard luck to Dave C. who would have won if Tom was 1) patriotic (and actually supported England) and 2) did not make his golden boot prediction a week into the tournament. However, given that these predictions are based on a FIFA tournament, its logical that no action is taken against those who do not play by the rules correctly. Congratulations Tom.

Scoring system:

Lowest points total wins. Points calculated from each category as such:

Winner: 10 x No of wins away from predicted team becoming champions.
Runner: Up 7 x No of wins/losses away from predicted team becoming runner up.
Semi Final: 3 x No of wins/losses away from predicted teams loosing in Semi Finals.
Quarter Final: 1 x No of wins/losses away from predicted teams loosing in Quarter Finals.
Own Team: 7 x No of wins/losses away from own teams predicated finish.
Golden Boot: 5 x No of goals your chosen player is away from the top scorers tally.
Fair Play: -5  If you correctly predict the fair play team.

Tie breaks decided by own team predictions, then alphabetical order.


Football Predictions: Season 2009-10

Congratulations to Dave H who correctly predicted the Premiership 1,2,3! See final standings below.

Anyone up for some World Cup predictions?

After failing to rig a scoring system that would allow me to win I settled on the following way to aggregate prediction accuracy across competitions:

*League position: Difference in prediction and final position.
*Cups: Wins away from team becoming champions, e.g. winners 0, runners up +1, losing semi-finalists +2, etc.
*Tie breaks decided by own team predictions. Lowest points total wins!