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    Posted: 14 Jul 2017 at 09:39
Well it's nearly go time (sort of), so I find my mind wandering towards the coming season and the obvious highlight, which is the N3N (historically speaking) prediction league!

A quick reminder from last season - tulip won. Again. Back to back wins and three wins overall makes him the Big Daddy of our league - as soon as you see him on the card, you already know the outcome, it's just fun to watch it unfold


there he is right there. I'll let you decide which one is him....

(I'm a huge wrestling fan by the way, so you have to excuse my odd self indulgent moment - captive audience and all that!)

Anyway, looking ahead to next season, hopefully we'll recruit a few new players from lower divisions (too soon, piffpaff? Wink) to make our little corner of the interwebs the funnest league in town! Think we finished the season with about 20 regulars, which is pretty solid really. So spread the word, gather your friends and family, get as many predictors as we can, friends, and really make me work for the no money I earn!

Not forseeing any sweeping changes to the scoring for the coming year, but you never know what may cross my mind in the wee small hours over the coming weeks....feel free to shout out any suggestions below, although I almost guarantee I won't listen haha!

Quick reminder of how we do things for any of our more senior participants / newcomers / heavy drinkers - pretty sure we're all in at least one of those groups!

Same as last season - 5pts for a correct result, 10pts for correct league points
Draws - Score 10pts for correct result, 15pts for correct league points
Banker - Double points, & I will declare one game as "unbankable" each week (probably leaning towards easiest prediction on paper)
Winning Margin - predict whether each win will be by more than or less than or equal to 10pts. Get it right for 5 additional points per fixture. This will also be subject to banker double up.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tulip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2017 at 19:24
Thanks for that Sten I'm the good looking lad on the left. I'm so glad you are up for the hard work you will have to put in
to give all of us posters a great challenge I'm looking forward to winning 3 on the trot so bring it on.
Actually my money is on Loo Fighters now that he/she unfortunately doesn't have to back their team but we do wish them backASAP.So yes I hope we have a great time and the rules make you think big time .
My wife looks at me on a Friday night and Thinks 'Oh F---k do not disturb him now.

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Too kind tulip...but mediocrity awaits again.
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Not many takers yet & TBH is gonna be tough sorting the wheat from the chaff from that lot. This league gets more difficult every year. Don't know owt about Pock, KL strolled the league unbeaten last year so are dark horses. Harrogate will probably have their mix of boulders & whippets along with grasshoppers on that new pitch. Will Ross finally make paying pay? Who knows & it's gonna take some more deliberation, but I have a sneaky feeling that Wirral will be there or thereabouts & gain promotion...just a feeling tho.

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Experience can help -but it will be a tough league to get out of. I'll pose the same question that I did last year namely how many of the teams pay players?
 
The second question is obviously to what end given the problems many have encountered in N2 and above?
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Pocklington coming to the 'bach in a couple of weeks for some pre season fun. Will report back.
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Welshwonder will be back for another season of mediocrity, might even work in my favour as Cleckheaton got evicted from the league at the end of April, sadly no summary match reports for next season, not appropriate for Premier North!
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Kept an eye on last years but decided to join the forum to take part this year.... so count me in! Think its gonna be tough...
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Seems somewhat complicated for my simple mind - but if you'll have me I'll join you for what I hope will be just the one season!
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Originally posted by Hoppercrag Hoppercrag wrote:

Seems somewhat complicated for my simple mind - but if you'll have me I'll join you for what I hope will be just the one season!


It's quite simple really. If you predict Hoppers will beat Sandal in 1st game of the season (hopefully not ) you get 5 points.
If you predict they score at least 4 tries and Sandal don't and are not within 7 points ie 5-0 (hopefully not) you get 10 points. If this is your banker you get 20 points. But that isn't going to happen.
Having won it 3 times go down the pub have a goodly drink,come back, keep her indoors out of the way and make your predictions.
Piece of cake

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2017 at 20:51
Originally posted by tulip tulip wrote:

Originally posted by Hoppercrag Hoppercrag wrote:

Seems somewhat complicated for my simple mind - but if you'll have me I'll join you for what I hope will be just the one season!


It's quite simple really. If you predict Hoppers will beat Sandal in 1st game of the season (hopefully not ) you get 5 points.
If you predict they score at least 4 tries and Sandal don't and are not within 7 points ie 5-0 (hopefully not) you get 10 points. If this is your banker you get 20 points. But that isn't going to happen.
Having won it 3 times go down the pub have a goodly drink,come back, keep her indoors out of the way and make your predictions.
Piece of cake

Mate they're my rules and that confused the heck out of me LOL
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Does "her indoors" bake the cake Sten? You're on dangerous ground in the current climate!
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Apologies Sten -misread the author. Must be more careful.
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But I did note where Tulip comes from!
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Originally posted by Bigmal Bigmal wrote:


But I did note where Tulip comes from!

Yes it's going to be a little bit more difficult for me and Willy McLintosh this year as Sandal have as usual lost players to Ionians Huddersfield and Wharfedale. But I will always back Sandal.
You on the other hand Big Mal have got free reign this year. You can make your predictions without predudice But we do wish Stockport a speedy return to North Premier.
Anyway good luck to you and all the other predictors.
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Yep, we never predict against Sandal, its just he picks his other predictions slightly better than me !
 
I am going to try Tulips friday pub and cake method this year and see if it works for me !
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Originally posted by Penda Penda wrote:

Pocklington coming to the 'bach in a couple of weeks for some pre season fun. Will report back.

Good afternoon's work yesterday for both teams. Some joint work on set piece play eg opposed line outs and scrums and then some conditioned game sessions finishing with 20 minutes opposed game.

Although both sides were without some players it was very competitive and Pocklington have some very handy lads. Think they will cope with Level 5. Good set of lads also, stayed for BBQ and beers. Will be a good addition to North Premier in my view.

For 'bach a chance to assess some new players in a competitive scenario and from that point of view it was encouraging.

Kendal coming down in a couple of weeks for a more game oriented session.
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Is this league running? If so:

Billingham 1.    Harrogate.   4
Birkenhead.4.    Kirby L.     1
Hull.      1.    Rossendale. 5
Ilkley.    0.    Kendal.      4
Morley.    1.    Lymm.        4
Sandal.    0.    Hoppers.     4
Wirral.    5.    Pocklington. 0. Banker

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2017 at 19:36
It is - just got back from a short wild camping trip.....league to commence tonight / tomorrow morning

Hoppercrag you will need to add a banker and +/- scores - I'll repost the rules 
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