Matchday 15: Gotham Returns
A very late goal by Morgan Weaver gave the Thorns a 1-0 win over Olympic Lyon, and the associated “Best-club-in-the-world (haha)” WICC trophy. Two of our prediction game players had a Thorns win and Weaver goal. Constant Weeder took honors with a wild prediction which somewhat resembled the actual game-winning goal sequence.
[1-0 win: Weaver from Westphal. First yellow = Malard, no red]
Wednesday sees Gotham FC visiting Providence Park after coming off a 3-2 loss at Tacoma. They undoubtedly missed Midge Purce’s energy, and Vivienne Viens’ scoring. With their coach, Freya Coombes, now leaving for ACFC, will they try to win one for the Gipper, or hang their heads?
[Last meeting: July 11, 2021 at Providence Park, 0-0 draw.]
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:
Salem (Free kick)
Next, name the first yellow card recipient: Allie Long
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) McCall Zerboni for dragging down Weaver as both Smith and Weaver were going in on goal alone. Sheriden saves the PK.
Make your fun prediction, and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: The TV announcers make so many Batman puns that DC Comics sues Paramount+ for copyright violation.
· 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
· A player with a red card: 1 point
· 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.