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Football Competition next season?

WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
Hi all, 
          Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined in with this season's football competition, I hope everyone enjoyed it and had fun. We had some really great predictors of scores and lots of great football discussions. As many of us will now be on count down for the return of the Premier League,  I was wondering if I could please ask if there would be interest in running the same competition next season. It would be the same set up and would appreciate any thoughts on it you may have. Thank you. 

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  • katho31katho31 Member Posts: 699 Pioneering
  • StayceStayce Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    edited July 27
     Hi @WestHam06 - This won’t come as a  surprise from me 🏆 -  Yes that would be awesome 👍 😆
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @katho31
                            Thank you so much for your response. Looking forward to next season already :) Thank you. 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @Stayce
                        Thank you so much for your response. I'm so pleased you are up for doing the same next season, you have your title to defend :) Looking forward to it. Thank you. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    Thank you for doing it @WestHam06! Great to have this on the community!
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 66 Courageous
    Hi @WestHam06 I'll have to get involved with this next season as my team, Leeds, are back in the Premier League finally :) 

    Ross 
    Online Community Coordinator 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  How are you? Thank you, that sounds great the more the merrier as they say. It seemed to work really well so hopefully we can make it work next season, I am confident we can. Leeds did well this season and 16 years is a long time to be away from the Premiership, especially for a club like Leeds and after last season. If you would like me to explain how it works then I will be more then happy too and answer any questions you may have . Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 66 Courageous
    WestHam06 said:
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                  How are you? Thank you, that sounds great the more the merrier as they say. It seemed to work really well so hopefully we can make it work next season, I am confident we can. Leeds did well this season and 16 years is a long time to be away from the Premiership, especially for a club like Leeds and after last season. If you would like me to explain how it works then I will be more then happy too and answer any questions you may have . Thank you. 
    I'm marvelous thanks, how are you? 

    Yes I would love to hear how it works if you wouldn't mind explaining? 

    Yeah Leeds had a great season, the last time we were in the Premier League I was just six so I have very few memories of it. So excited to see how we do, we'll certainly be fun to watch for any neutrals

    Online Community Coordinator.
    Ross 
    Online Community Coordinator 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 1,140 Pioneering
    Yes def. I came to it late this year but would welcome the chance to get involved from the off next season.
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
                                 I'm pleased to hear that you are well, I am good thank you for asking. Wow, yes when we are 6 it is hard to remember games so I hope you are able to enjoy this season. I think you will do well as you play some great football and I agree neutrals will enjoy your games. 
    No problem, the competition works like this. The game week fixtures are put up in the Coffee Lounge a few days before they are played to ensure that everyone who would like to guess has time to do so. Then everyone makes their predictions, but they have to be made before the game kicks off. For every correct score you will receive one point. After all the fixtures in the game week have been played, each person's guess are checked and points added. Then the table is put up in the Coffee Lounge and is added too each game week. We are considering an additional element to it but I will put a post up about this when we have decided and let you know.  At the end of the season, the person with the most points (correct scores guessed) is given a badge to go on their profile on the online community. Please any more questions or if I haven't explained clearly do not hesitate to let me know. Also, you are under no obligation to guess every week, just when you want too. Thank you. 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @woodbine
                            It will be great to have you join us, but please remember to just make guesses if and when you feel you would like too. I look forward to seeing your guesses come the start of the season :) Thank you.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 66 Courageous
    edited August 5
    @WestHam06
    Yes I hardly remember anything from our Premier League days so it will feel like a brand new experience for me.

    Thank you for the explanation, I look forward to getting involved and incorrectly guessing all the scores :D 

    Online Community Coordinator
    Ross 
    Online Community Coordinator 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Well I really hope that you enjoy the experience of being the supporter of a Premier League club :)  Brilliant, I look forward to seeing you in the competition and I'll keep you updated with it all :) Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 66 Courageous
    @WestHam06

    Looking forward to it, roll on next season!
    Ross 
    Online Community Coordinator 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi all, 
             I hope everyone is well and are looking forward to the start of the season. We are continuing to make plans for the football competition next season and we wanted to ask people's thoughts on a new element to the competition. Obviously, we recognise that football is not just about the Premier League and we have many friends here on the community who support teams in the Championship, League 1, League 2 and the Conference and we want to ensure that they feel included and part of the competition. Now, unfortunately there are far too many games to include all of these leagues every week and so what we are looking at is to include one bonus game each game week and it will work like this. 
    Week 1- Championship game
    Week 2- League 1 game
    Week 3- League 2 game
    Week 4- Conference game 
    It will then be repeated like this throughout the rest of the season. We will select each game at random and put it in with the rest of the Premier League games. We are aware that there are more game week's in these leagues but it will just be done when Premier League games are played. We are considering whether the bonus game will be worth one or two points. Before we explore this further, we would like to know what people's thoughts are on adding this new element to the competition. Thank you.  

  • ScottyboyScottyboy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    That's great WestHam06. Count me in also  :)
  • StayceStayce Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @WestHam06

    Sounds good to me. 👍😎
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 185 Pioneering
    Sounds fab, count me in too :)
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @Cher_Scope
                                  Thank you, that is great news and look forward to seeing you in the competition. Please do let me know if you would like me to go through anything about the competition but mainly it's fun :) Thank you. 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi all, 
             Hope everyone is well. I just wanted to let everyone know that all the fixtures for next season should be announced by Friday 21st August, with the campaign starting on Saturday 12th September. I very much look forward to seeing the first set of fixtures and also to our competition getting underway :) Thank you. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,407 Scope community team
    Can't wait @WestHam06 for this. Count me in! I'm eager to make up for last season's stumble at the final hurdle.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 506 Pioneering
    Hi @Adrian_Scope, :) If I remember correctly you got off to a flying start so it will just be a case of maintaining this, although at least it will be over a longer period this time:) Please may I ask your thoughts on the bonus game, I am starting to think of making that a two pointer as people seem to be up for it? Thank you 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,407 Scope community team
    Yep, I'm all for that. Sounds like it could really spice up the competition!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
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