Matchday 2: Thorns host OL Reign
We have our first week’s winner; Constant Weeder, with 10 points for predicting a Thorns win, clean sheet, Sinclair PK and the most popular wild suggestion of a fashion plate throwdown.
Here is our table after one week:
Next is OL Reign. Their reinforcements have not arrived from Europe, but Allie Long is gone. There is still quality in their side, but less than there was a few weeks ago or will be a few weeks from now. So maybe the Thorns are catching them at a good time. What’s your guess for how it goes on Sunday at 3:00pm? (on CBS Sports Network – good luck with that!).
How this works:
Add a comment to this post. As your first line, put your predicted result, for example 3-1 Thorns.
In the body of your comment, start with the goals and assists, like so:
Horan (Free kick)
Next, name the first yellow card recipient: First yellow to Fishlock.
Then reds, if any. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Second yellow to Fishlock.
Make your fun prediction, and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: Fishlock actually gets a third yellow for not leaving the pitch promptly. The DiscCo has their little minds blown by this and decide to just eat tacos and drink beer on Tuesday.
· Correct score: 5 points
· Correct result (draw/win/loss): 3 points
· Each clean sheet: 2 points
· Each goal-scorer: 1 point
· Each FK/PK/assist/lack of assist: 1 point
· Goal/assist bonus: 1 point
· Player with the first yellow card of the match: 1 point
· Each player with a red card: 1 point (Cannot earn points for predicting 0 red cards)
· Most liked/most outrageously accurate prediction: 2 points
Some ground rules and explanations/clarifications (the fine print):
Comments must be posted before kickoff, but you can edit or amend an earlier prediction right up to the starting whistle.
Keep your scoreline predictions realistic. No crazy scores just to pad out your odds of getting goals and assists.
The goal/assist bonus is an additional point if you predict the correct scorer and assistant on the same goal, for example, you say Hubly scores from a Boureille assist and that is exactly what happens. P.S. if you say exactly that, and it happens, I will hunt you down and buy you a beer!
Be clear whether you think a goal will be unassisted, assisted, or from a PK/FK. Unassisted = no assist, run of play; Assisted = player who got the assist; PK/FK = not in run of play. For the purposes of this thread, Penalty Kick and Free Kick are the same thing. No entry means unassisted.
The game thread will usually be posted 48 hours before each match.
Have fun, tell your friends, let me know if you have any questions or if I screw up your score.