Posts Tagged ‘bbc’

Weekly Photoshop – Xavi

08/03/2011

Barcelona’s midfield maestro (well one of them anyway) is this week’s theme. A master of keeping possession, it turns out Xavi’s pass, pass, pass approach doesn’t always work (admittedly his chosen specialist subject was something of a surprise!).

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'And at the end of that round, you've scored no points and 63 passes...'

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More here (this week’s winner had the same idea).

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Weekly Photoshop – Scottish Referees

30/11/2010

Quick one this evening, as I’ve got a Carling Cup game to go to in a mo.

You may have heard about the referees in Scotland going on strike after their integrity was questioned. It all seemed like a massive storm in a teacup but basically stemmed from Celtic getting a penalty overturned in a  game against Dundee Utd. A good explanation from the Beeb is here.

Anyway, it was a quite a random topic but what can you do…

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'The evil pigs sat there in their castle, smug at having stolen the referees' integrity. It was time to strike back...

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More can be found here.

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Challenge Lawro Update – Weeks 27-28

28/02/2010

Lawro good, Football Guy ok, Sportboys bad.

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Week 27.

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challenge lawro week 28

Week 28.

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A monster couple of weeks for Sportboy P in which he got no incorrect results.

Sportboy T:

Correct Results: 46 (460 points)

Perfect Scores: 13 (390 points)

Wrong results: 67 (-670 points)

Total: 180 points

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Sportboy P:

Correct Results: 58 (580 points)

Perfect Scores: 10 (300 points)

Wrong results: 59 (-590 points)

Total: 290 points

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Challenge Lawro Update – Weeks 18-26

10/02/2010

The longer I didn’t update this the more hassle it became but I’ve finally got round to it. Needless to say we are doing terribly and for all our talk are unlikely to finish the season ahead of Lawro, or indeed the Football Guy. He may be a decent pundit after all; still chats a lot of crap though. As always, 30 for a perfect score, 10 for a correct result, -10 for a wrong result.

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Week 18.

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Week 19.

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Week 20.

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Week 21.

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Week 22.

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Week 23.

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Week 24.

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Week 25.

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Week 26.

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As you can see, pretty poor all round. Let’s look at the breakdown between the two Sportboys.

Sportboy T:

Correct Results: 43 (430 points)

Perfect Scores: 12 (360 points)

Wrong results: 62 (-620 points)

Total: 170 points

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Sportboy P:

Correct Results: 50 (500 points)

Perfect Scores: 9 (270 points)

Wrong results: 59 (-590 points)

Total: 180 points

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Sportboy P has upped his game and it’s essentially level as he’s predicted one extra match. Personal pride is about all we have left to play for so it will be interesting to see who comes top.

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Challenge Lawro Update – Gameweeks 15-18

19/12/2009

A quick update on our failing attempts to beat Mark Lawrenson at the predictions game.

Challenge Lawro Week 15 - Sportboy P brings the score down.

Week 16 - Sportboy P once again messes it up.

Our first perfect scores in ages that week. Sportboy P was unlucky in that the Sunderland, Spurs and Man Utd games had somewhat unexpected results.

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Lawro is too lazy to do midweek matches so week 17 was skipped. On to week 18.

Week 18 Predictions.

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An update on how we’re doing between us:

Sportboy T:

Correct Results: 29 (290 points)

Perfect Scores: 10 (300 points)

Wrong results: 39 (-390 points)

Total: 200 points

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Sportboy P:

Correct Results: 32 (320 points)

Perfect Scores: 4 (120 points)

Wrong results: 42 (-420 points)

Total: 20 points

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The scores say it all…

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Challenge Lawro Update – Weeks 10-15

05/12/2009

It’s been an absolute age since I updated Challenge Lawro. For those that can’t remember, we’re taking on ‘expert’ pundit Mark Lawrenson at the predictions game. Also playing is the Football Guy. 30 points for a perfect score, 10 for a correct result and -10 if you’re wrong. We made a good start but are now lagging behind. The shame…

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Challenge Lawro Week 10

Challenge Lawro Week 10 - Very bad.

Challenge Lawro Week 11

Challenge Lawro Week 11 - Not bad not good.

Challenge Lawro Week 12

Challenge Lawro Week 12 - Bad.

Challenge Lawro Week 12

Challenge Lawro Week 12 - Alright actually.

Challenge Lawro Week 14

Challenge Lawro Week 14 - Quite bad again.

Challenge Lawro Week 15

Challenge Lawro Week 15 - Here's hoping...

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For what it’s worth Sportboy P is slightly more responsible for our shitness as even though he gets less wrong and more right overall, I get more on the money.

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Sportboy T:

Correct Results: 24 (240 points)

Perfect Scores: 8 (240 points)

Wrong results: 36 (-360 points)

Total: 120 points

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Sportboy P:

Correct Results: 30 (300 points)

Perfect Scores: 4 (120 points)

Wrong results: 34 (-340 points)

Total: 80 points

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Weekly Photoshop – Roberto Martinez

01/12/2009

Wigan’s manager is the theme this week following their 9-1 drubbing at Tottenham. Not much you can do when short on time and internet access, hence the basic effort below. Something better next week, promise.

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Someone had to make the bumbling Spanish waiter joke. Sorry.

More here.

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Challenge Lawro – Weeks 7, 8 & 9

18/10/2009

It’s been a while since I updated Challenge Lawro. For those of you new to this, every week we try and see if we can do better than Mark Lawrenson at predicting the week’s Premier League games. We’re also taking on the Football Guy and at the end of the season we’ll see who’s best. It won’t be Lawro that’s for sure. Simple scoring system: +10 points for a correct result, -10 points for an incorrect result and +30 points for a perfect score.

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Week 6 scores

Week 6 scores.

A great week 6 with positive scores in eight of the ten games.

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Week 7

Week 7.

An average week 7 but the lead is still good.

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Week 8 (oh dear).

Week 8 (oh dear).

It all goes very wrong in week 8 with a 100 point swing to the Football Guy and a 120 point swing to Lawro. Just two correct results…

Week 9.

Week 9.

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This week’s scores pre the Monday night match. Here’s hoping Fulham can at least prevent a second consecutive negative score. We’ve had no perfect scores in three gameweeks! Only a quarter of the season gone though.

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In terms of who’s doing better out of The Sportboys it’s pretty even but my three perfect scores in week 6 have me slightly ahead. I think P might be bang on the money with his Fulham prediction so it may even up tomorrow night.

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Sportboy T

Correct Results: 15 (150 points)

Perfect Scores: 7 (210 points)

Wrong Results: 21 (-210 points)

Total Points: 150

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Sportboy P

Correct Results: 19 (190 points)

Perfect Scores: 4 (120 points)

Wrong Results: 19 (-190 points)

Total Points: 120

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Challenge Lawro – Weeks 5 & 6

19/09/2009

An update on our predictions battle with the Football Guy and the master of all things banal Mark Lawrenson.

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Week 4 scores (all my predictions):

Challenge Lawro Week 4 results

Challenge Lawro Week 4 results.

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Week 5 scores (all P’s predictons):

Challeng Lawro Week 5 scores.

Challenge Lawro Week 5 scores.

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This week’s predictions:

Week 6 Predictions

Week 6 Predictions

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Challenge Lawro – Week 4

29/08/2009

A so so week last time round but a couple of perfect results saved a negative score.

Week 3 scores.

Week 3 scores.

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Sportboy P was on a stag do so I had to do all the predictions. I’ve realised that I have six predictions identical to Lawro and three others with the same result so it could be a bad week ahead!

Week 4 predictions

Week 4 predictions

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