Calloo, callay, oh frabjous day! A win! Huzzah! Let joy be unconfined!
Oh. Sorry. OK.
Well, it might have been a teensy bit random, and the victim was certainly dire – the Orlando Shame were as bad as can be – but, hey, it was three points and on the road, too, so that’s just fiiiiine.
Our punters struggled a bit, just like the Thorns. Pretty much everyone went with the Thorns taking the points, but only Thrakkorzog had the nerve to predict Ciao! Bella! and her previously-leaky backline with the clean sheet, and nobody predicted Yazmeen Ryan and Hina Sugita getting on the board rather than Sophia Smith, so we had another low-scoring round; Pastabake with the result and the improbable-except-yeah-okay-Florida-Man tale of meth-addled halftime gator wrestling took top honors.
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The TPG table is damn near as tight as the league; Thrakkorzog and Abell4 are tied for top, with Pasta and Constant Weeder locked together in the second spot; the end of the season might just be as tight here as it is on the pitch.
And speaking of soccer…the Thorns head to Kansas City this weekend (I hear there’s some crazy little women there…) to face off against yet another league leader; this time the surging Kansas City Current, who’ve been rocketing up the table since midseason:
That said, the Current dropped a horrific 4-nil clanger to, of all clubs, Chicago in midweek; Liz Ball had an awful day and with the inexplicable absence of Franch KC was utterly shelled. Interestingly, Current head coach Matt Potter yanked several of his starters right after the third goal.
Preparing for the Thorns Sunday..?
(Last meeting, April 30, 2022 at Providence Park, 3-nil win)
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.