End of Round Two Games

Update 25th June 2018

No trippier up as England Kane Panama 6-1!!!! What a weekend of Football? Germany scrape back into the competition with a last-second goal from Kroos to snatch a win over Sweden and Nigeria’s win over Iceland put Argentina back in the fold. You just know it is going to end up a Germany v Argentina Final???

The football forecast is changing daily, and we have a new Leader, Grumpy Leverton leading Simon Armitage by two points.

World Cup Forecast Top Five
Pos     Player                     Points
1           Grumpy Leverton      42
2          Simon Armitage        40
3          Emma Yates              39
4          Dancing Hatters      38
5          Adam Wilkins          37

This week sees the final games of the group stage and the most points available for the forecast. As a reminder not only do you receive points for a win or Draw but there are bonus points as detailed below:

Group Winners        6 Points
Runners Up             3 Points
Bottom of group      – 3 Points

Then there is the number of goals scored in each group stage where you can pick up an extra 5 points.
World Cup Top Scorers (Golden Boot contenders)

Pos               Player                              Team                      Goals
1                  Harry Kane               England                            5
2                 Romelu Lukaku        Belgium                            4
2                 Cristiano Ronaldo     Portugal                          4

Our man Harry Kane is the new Golden Boot leader, and looks in great form to continue scoring goals for England!

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Update 15th June 2018

Here we are again! How time flies, it doesn’t seem two minutes ago since Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time in Rio.

It is great to see so many people sign up to this years World cup forecast. In total we have eighty one people signed up! The good news is that the prize fund is £200 and we have also raised the same amount for Alzheimer’s Research UK! Thank you all who have taken part.

This year there will be three prizes as follows:-

1st Place £150.00

2nd Place £30.00

3rd Place £20.00

For those of you who are new to the forecast I will explain how it works. From the form you filled in it states how the scoring works and without boring you too much I will go over the stage scoring first. In each game the teams receive 3 points for a win, 2 points for a score draw, 1 point for a no score draw. There are also deductions of 3 points for each player that gets a red card. I will explain the rest of the scoring as we go through the competition.

I will be sending updates and the current league table every couple of days so you can see how you are doing.

The Stats

This year the favourites for the competition have been chosen fairly equally with Germany slightly more popular. It is good to see that a lot of faith has been put behind England as they have had the most selections. The other most popular team was Costa Rica! The two least favourite teams were Iran and Croatia.

Yesterdays Game                                                                

After the opening ceremony we saw the hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia. What an opening game! Russia put five past Saudi Arabia to record the biggest win by the host nation in the opening game of a world cup since 1934.

Todays Games                                                               

Today we see 3 matches. First up in group A Egypt take on Uruguay where we have two stars on display    Mo Salah and Luis Suarez, this promises to be a high scoring game!


Then we see Morocco and Iran battle it out in the tough Group B The loser of this one will struggle to progress.                 


Finally the game of the Stages Portugal against Spain. Can Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal capitalise on the disarray of Spain and the recent sacking of their manager.

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League Table 15-06-2018