Sorry! I’m late, I know, I know. Life just kind of jumped up and bit me in the backside this week, but here’s the prediction game for this weekend.
LAST weekend the Thorns got back in the W column with a 2-nil beating of a surprisingly poor Racing Louisville. It wasn’t real pretty but, hey, three points are…you know.
I’m starting to think that y’all have lost faith in Morgan Weaver’s ability to score. Everyone got the win – Pastabake got the scoreline, too! – several people got the clean sheet, but nobody picked Weaver except Roses (who got the scorer/assist combo, tho!).
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Roaring to the lead from deep field came Pastabake, with the result AND scoreline, sheet, and two points for his robotic tale of the Nadim Megazord.
This weekend we host Angel City, a club like Racing mired in mediocrity, 1-2-1 and -2GD. Their last match was a 2-2 home draw against (surprise!) Louisville, and it’s difficult to tell whether they’ll be any tougher than the bourbon-bibbers.
How all 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:
Kuikka (Free kick)
Next, name the first yellow card recipient: Jess Fishlock
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:“Pogarch gets the start against her former club. She gets through 70 minutes without fouling her former teammates until she can’t take it anymore. She pushes over Hina, gives Weaver a wedgie, gives Sinc a noogie, then flips off the Riveters and runs out of Providence Park, never to be seen again. The ref issues a red card, which she later contests, and loses.” (h/t to ABell4)
· 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.