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Offline Louzie0

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Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:32:51 PM »
Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!

Hello, everybody!
Well, it's come around again, so get your teams to put down their pints, extinguish their woodbines and get their trackies on, to jog casually around the pitch in the sunset. They have to get fit for a fabulous season of Guess The Crowd, which kicks off later on this evening.

If you're new to this:
The idea in every round is to guess what you think the official attendance figure will be, for that match. I post the figure that AVFC releases to the press at the end of every round, on the Guess thread and award points accordingly.

GTC is played for every home game and all Cup games.  This means there are overlapping rounds. Take care as you may guess only once in a round.


Usual rules apply again, this season.
These are:

One guess only in a round, per team.
No editing of your post.

Editing and / or guessing twice results in getting only 1 point that round. Aaaaargh!


What could you get?

10 points for a Brucie Bonus - spot on guess, usually early on - check the BB interval in the first post of the round to win this.   ;)

9 points. For a spot- on accurate guess posted after the BB interval.
8.  For a guess up to 10 away from the official attendance total.
7.  For a guess up to 50 away
6.  For a guess up to 100 away
5.  For a guess up to 200 away
4.  For a guess up to 400 away
3.  For a guess up to 500 away
2.  For a guess up to 1000 away
1.  For entering that round!  :)

The Brucie Bonus is usually offered for an early guess, but check the intro post as it is often all week for a cup match.  GTC rounds are posted about 10 days before a regular home league match.

Check the launch post for details of kick off, extra capacity at VP ( Upper Trinity is usually closed) and if it's a cup round, the capacity at the host ground when we're playing Away.

If a team has not posted a guess in 7 regular consecutive GTC rounds, the team will be relegated with their points so far, straight to Division 4.  Inactive teams in Division 4 will be encouraged to post again but may end up having an early bath.

Once there's a space in any Division, the top ranking team in the Division below is promoted immediately to fill it!

A note about capacity  ;)
VP capacity is still a bit of a mystery without the UT, but with it, it is 42,640 odd, from a figure published a couple of years ago. Since then, there have been various alterations to the ground so it probably isn't what it used to be!

Championship League games tend to be played without it. Opinion last season thought that current capacity could be anywhere between 32K - 35K +.
Good luck with that.

And so...
...it's time to launch the first Guess thread of this season!

Look for, 'GTC 1 Villa v Hull' and the date and time of the match.

The very best of luck to us all, and here's hoping for a season ending in promotion for our own, shared, wonderful team, Aston Villa!

UTV!
Louzie0

« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 02:38:15 PM by Louzie0 »

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 09:45:30 PM »
 :)

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 10:16:53 PM »
Nice to see you again, wittonwarrior.
Have a great season!

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 10:23:14 PM »
Thank you for starting this again.

Offline Louzie0

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 10:25:52 PM »
Looking forward to it, Aftab, it seems a long time since May.
Have a great season!

Offline JD

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 09:12:15 AM »
Thanks for doing this again Lou.
I'm hoping to improve on my mid table position from last year.  :)

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 10:12:58 AM »
Thanks again Lou for doing this I'm in please.

Offline Louzie0

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 11:33:09 AM »
Good to see you back, JD, darren.  I hope you both have a great season!

Offline Reuben

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 12:20:10 PM »
Wow - just seen I got promoted.  Huzzah!  Thanks for organising. :)

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 05:30:43 PM »
Well done Reuben, now have a great season in Division 1!

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 07:11:06 AM »
Good on you, Lou.

I've had a good pre-season and identified the weaknesses that needed to be improved upon to start my assault on the promotion places. I have to accept that I'm the big fish in my division and getting out of it will only happen when I knuckle down to some bloody hard work rather than just expecting it happen. That said, there's no way a predictor of my stature should be in the division that I am so the pressure's on to get out of it. And its a pressure I hope to be inspired by.

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 08:28:17 AM »
Thanks from me also Lou.
Consolidation for me this season, must avoid the annual relegation battle

Offline Tugby Villain

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 08:56:33 AM »
I'm in.  I finished third bottom last year in Div 2 - have I gone down?!

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 10:21:02 AM »
Bring it on! Thanks for organising.

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2017/18; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 04:19:12 PM »
Thanks for organising again Lou.

Let's get things rolling in the promotion season!!!! (Well we can all be optimistic before we kick off can't we?)