The Last Man Standing Game

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  1. Sep 22, 2011
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    The Premise is simple: Pick a winner each week.​

    Rules.
    Basics:
    1) Each round you must select 1 Premier League team who you think will win that week for both games.
    2) You may not pick a team you have already picked in your current winning run. (Each game's run is separate)
    3) In hard, a draw or a loss for your pick resets your picks and your score to 0. In easy, only a loss for your pick resets your picks and your score to 0, whilst you may not use your pick again, the same as if you had won. Only a win gets you a point.

    Furthermore:
    4) After 8 winning games, the first team you picked becomes available, (your first pick is available on the 9th game, 2nd pick on the 10th game etc).
    4)Missing a week has the same effect as your team losing, it resets your score to 0 and resets your picks
    5) Weeks will usually end on Friday at 6pm unless I say otherwise. It makes it a lot easier for me than doing it at Saturday at noon or something.
    6) Not all weeks will start and end on a Friday, some may end on Wednesday , especially during Christmas. (or any other day)
    7) If a team plays twice during the week (when most other Premier League teams don't), then you with have the choice of two games to pick from. If you do not specify the first game will be presumed to have been chosen.
    8) In hard, to pick Arsenal that week simple write "Hard: Arsenal", or if Arsenal are playing against two teams that week, write "Hard: Arsenal vs [the team]". Likewise for easy: "Easy: QPR vs [the team]" or just "Easy: QPR"
    9) You can edit your choice up to the deadline, at which point the picks will be multi quoted.
    10) A "Bye-week" has been introduced in case you forget. This can be used deliberately in a "hard week" or in case you forget. You only get 1 per "game" and it does not shorten your time before you get your picks back.
    11) There may be more rules I haven't thought of.
    12) In above, Bold = ongoing - - - * = my mistake, free bye
    Example:
    It is very useful to keep at least on week ahead in case you forget! Use it!

    Legendary, Current Runs
    1. Dan Nistelrooy: 3 points - Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd
    2. Damien1990: 2 points - Tottenham, Man Utd
    3. Wittmann45: 1 point - Tottenham, Bye

    Painless, Current Runs
    1. thoward: 4 points - Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd
    2. Damien1990: 1 point - Blackburn


    Legendary, the Hall Of Fame
    1. thoward: First Place, 7 points: Weeks 1-7
    2. kafta: Second Place, 6 points: Weeks 1-7
    2. Makki: Second Place, 6 points: Weeks 1-7
    4. thoward: 5 points: Weeks 9-13
    4. Damien1990 5 points: Weeks 6-10


    Painless, the Hall Of Fame
    1. senorgregster: First Place, 7 points: Weeks 6-13
    2. thoward: Second Place, 6 points: Weeks 1-9
    2. Wittmann45: Second Place, 6 points: Weeks 8-13
    4. DanNistelrooy: 4 points: Weeks 5-8

    This Weeks Fixtures
    Saturday - 12:45: Norwich - Chelsea
    Saturday - 15:00: Everton - Blackburn
    Saturday - 15:00: Fulham - Newcastle
    Saturday - 15:00: QPR - Wigan
    Saturday - 15:00: Stoke - West Brom
    Saturday - 15:00: Sunderland - Swansea
    Saturday - 15:00: Wolves - Aston Villa
    Saturday - 17:30: Bolton - Liverpool
    Sunday - 13:30: Man City - Tottenham
    Sunday - 16:00: Arsenal - Man Utd

    (10 days later) Midweek Fixtures
    Tuesday - 19:45: Swansea - Chelsea
    Tuesday - 19:45: Tottenham - Wigan
    Tuesday - 19:45: Wolves - Liverpool
    Tuesday - 20:00: Everton - Man City
    Tuesday - 20:00: Man Utd - Stoke City
    Wednesday - 19:45: Aston Villa - QPR
    Wednesday - 20:00: Blackburn - Newcastle
    Wednesday - 20:00: Bolton - Arsenal
    Wednesday - 20:00: Fulham - West Brom
    Wednesday - 20:00: Sunderland - Norwich
    Fixtures
    Results


    YOU MAY JOIN AND REJOIN AT ANY POINT, New Players always welcome
  2. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    i dont really get what is the point of the game if you can reenter each week.
  3. Sep 22, 2011
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Your highest score will remain as a highest score. Aka, go on an 8 game run, and it will go on the "high scores" bit in the original post. Can you go on a legendary unbeatable 12 game winning run?

    If I was cool I'd have replied to that: Then why do you bother watching football. But I'm not cool.
  4. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    12 games? its never been done
  5. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    i mean even even if you manage to pick each game on 60% average winning chance. to win 12 you only have 0,3%. its just too improbable. It cant be done.
  6. Sep 22, 2011
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Really? I don't think setting the bar at 8 wins to start getting your choices back is that hard, on most days a few games will have winners that could be predicted with an 80% probability (a good team vs a bad team shall we say), then you have a few teams who will go on losing streaks every now and again, obviously you need a bit of luck.

    I could do it so that a draw keeps your score whilst a loss resets it to 0, but that is a lot more work on my account (well slightly more work).
  7. Sep 22, 2011
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    A previous lms competition i was in had around 50 participants and went on for 13 weeks. Its possible.
  8. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    thats a good idea. You could do it like in baseball. 2 times you can draw and keep the points but 3rd draw is a strike and counts like a loss and u rest. terrific idea , dude.
  9. Sep 22, 2011
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    You want us to pm our selections rcoobc?
  10. Sep 22, 2011
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Did you get any of your picks back, or where your choices unlimited or neither?
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    I'd prefer you to stick them in the thread like the Line-ups game does, unless those bumps are too annoying :lol:
  12. Sep 22, 2011
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    No, we'd to pick a different team every week, which is usually the case for this game.

    On the other hand, with the same rules we've also had competitions lasting only a couple of weeks.
  13. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    You need a pool of 350 players to make it statistically probable that a man can reach 13th week.
  14. Sep 22, 2011
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    With the amount of people that should be involved, you should get people surviving after 8-12 weeks easily. I've seen people go up to week 13 in NFL and that's harder to pick imo and that was with only about 20 people in.

    I think it's slightly different, but yeah, they way I've done it is, we started with like 30 people, pick a winner and go onto the next week, lose and your done, the next week pick a new team, if they win, continue, and so....can get cut down very quickly when say Chelsea draw with a West Brom at home or something.

    Speaking of Chelsea.....I'm going to go ridiculously safe for this week, and pick them.
  15. Sep 22, 2011
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    I think we'll keep the rules as they are Valentino, the reason being, even if it is frustrating, a low score of say 8 is something for people to aim at, whereas if someone gets a score of say 20 it might put people off.
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    Valentino Banned

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    getting through 7 weeks of consistent success and loosing all of it on 8th just because stupid liverpool drew vs west brom at home may put some people off
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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  18. Sep 22, 2011
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    Makki QUITTER

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  19. Sep 22, 2011
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    Zen Full Member

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    That's the point of the game. And usually when a top side draws/loses at home is the best, since it's when the most people will drop off....it's about avoiding banana skins.
  20. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    not in this version. you just reset and start from the begging
  21. Sep 22, 2011
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    Zen Full Member

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    Unless you get the highest score bro.
  22. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    whats the highest score?
  23. Sep 22, 2011
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    Zen Full Member

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    We'll find out in week 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 up to 20 if somebody manages to fluke getting 20 in a row, when I assume they can get to choose every team all over again, so could continue their streak.
  24. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    you can pick a team again for 9th game , it says in the rules
  25. Sep 22, 2011
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    Zen Full Member

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    Well alrite then, even better. Someone should easily be able to continue a streak until the end of the season.
  26. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    you crazy. to get a streak till the end is like 0,000003 % yeah easily. :wenger:
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    Yeah but using the same Maths would say Chelsea winning this weekend is like 50/50.....whereas it's more like 98% Chelsea win, 1.9% Draw, 0.1% Swansea win.

    And when you can repeat after 8 weeks, yeah getting a 20+ streak from someone is probably going to happen.
  28. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    no. i assumed that every pick has on average 70% chance to win in that math. and IMO chelsea is more like 85% rather than 98.
  29. Sep 22, 2011
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    I wouldn't mind trying to update two at once, Easy and Hard, easy where draws don't do anything, Hard where the draws make you lose so your vote would go like this:

    But that is probably too hard for the caf to keep in mind for that long ;). Doing both is obviously twice as much work, but I don't think it will be anywhere near as hard as sorting out the line ups would be. Would it be too much?
  30. Sep 22, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    you wouldnt now that ,rcoobc, unless you tried , would you?
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Indeed I meant from a game players point of view. I guess we could try it. Any objections?
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Updated the rules, the following format will be used.

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    Hard Chelsea

    Next week hard Man Utd

    easy Newcastle

    Next week Sunderland
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    Valentino Banned

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    go
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    Big-Red DomesticTadpole's lover

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    That's actually rather easy. Add up game scores, insert score to spread sheet. Copy past scores.
  37. Sep 23, 2011
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    Valentino Banned

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    scousers and bitters? are you serious?
  38. Sep 23, 2011
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    DanNistelrooy Full Member

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    Hard: Chelsea
    Next week: Man United

    Easy: Tottenham
    Next Week: Sunderland
  39. Sep 24, 2011
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    Hard: Chelsea
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    I'm not sure I understand the rules though (may be because I read them in a hurry)...

    Quick question: How many points would I get and what are the consequences on my score if:

    1- Chelsea win United win.
    2- Chelsea win United draw.
    3- Chelsea win United lose.
    4- Chelsea draw United win.
    5- Chelsea draw United draw.
    6- Chelsea draw United lose.
    7- Chelsea lose United win.
    8- Chelsea lose United draw.
    9- Chelsea lose United lose. (I'm pretty sure I'm f***ed up in this scenario)

    ???
  40. Sep 24, 2011
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    You can't choose United 2 times, unless you've played 8 times.

    So i'd check the schedule if i were you.

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