Can you tell I didn’t look at the schedule? For the first time ever, TTPG goes back-to-back as I was caught flat-footed by leaving until last night to watch the final dreary half of the 3-3 home draw carved out of our collective souls by The Damned Courage.
And not just our souls – our brains weren’t working overtime on that sucker, either; none of our punters got the score or the result, so unlike the teams, the last game here was a low-scoring affair, taken by Pastabake largely on the strength of his delightful player-flavor ice cream story, much appreciated on a hot summer’s day…
(3-3 draw, Smith (UA), Weaver (UA), Ordonez (Pickett), Ordonez (Williams), Smith (Moultrie), Daniels (UA) – no cards)
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Tomorrow the Thorns meet the Washington Spirit on the road. The Spirit are…well, “dire” would be a step up for them this season, possibly the most precipitous fall in league history of a club that won the league. Both clubs are coming off draws played last Friday, Washington’s away to Louisville with the difference being that it was Washington the visitor clawing back a point rather than being stripped of the home win. We’ll see who’s more frustrated, and deeper, tomorrow.
(Last meeting, May 18, 2022 at Providence Park, 1-1 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: Merritt Mathias
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Madison Pogarch for mimicking mooning the referee after getting an undeserved yellow.
Make your fun prediction,and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: The two teams meet up in the parking lot before the game to burn an effigy of Paul Riley. Nadine Angerer produces not one but two lighters from her pockets.
· 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.