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Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:31:54 PM »
Welcome to Guess The Crowd for the 2018/19 season!



Hello, everybody!

Fresh from the World Cup and a near miss in May for the fantastic VILLA, GTC is coming home!   
So, get your teams out of the bar bath and on to the training pitch, to run around cut-out men, practice scorpion / bicycle kick goals and tiptoe through the cones in their bibs.

They have to get fit for an even more 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 according to how close you are to the total.

GTC is played for every home game and all Cup games.  This means there are loads of 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.  (Accidentally posting a second guess will not get you more points as only your first guess is counted.)

No editing of your post.
Editing means you get only 1 point that round. Aaaaaaargh!

You must post your guess before Kick Off.
Discretion is used in the event of multiple posts around then, e.g. from several teams all getting in at the last second.

POINTS!!!

What could you get? 

Stand by: GTC now goes up to 11!!!   Even more points !!!
So:
11 Points for a Brucie Bonus - which is a spot on guess, usually early on - check the BB interval in my launch post of the round to win this.   ;)

10 points. For a spot- on accurate guess posted after the BB interval.
9   points. For a guess up to 10 away from the official attendance total.
8.  For a guess up to 50 away
7.  For a guess up to 100 away
6.  For a guess up to 200 away
5.  For a guess up to 300 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!  :) 

This means there are more points now for everybody guessing up to 300 away from the total, which should help to get the Divisions going!



Other info if you havenít played before:

GTC rounds are posted about 10 days before a regular home league match and about a week before for a Cup Extra round.

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. 

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

You can join in on any round in the season.  Keep your team active and youíll get promoted, as soon as possible. 

Itís never too late to Guess The Crowd!!!


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.

Also: Last season, Dr Tony opened the Upper Trinity - or parts of it - very late in the run-up to certain matches to sell more tickets. No idea if our new owners will do that. If they do, well, themís the breaks, no second guesses allowed, sorry!

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

Look for, 'GTC 1 Villa v Wigan Saturday 11th Augustí, later this evening.

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

UTV!
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« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 09:28:16 PM by Louzie0 »

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 09:43:45 PM »
Thanks for setting up again Lou 👍

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 10:33:32 PM »
Looking forward to the season, Dazvillain!

UTV
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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 07:18:05 AM »
Thanks for doing this again Lou.  :)

Looking forward to improving from mid table into a European spot this season. 

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 09:10:00 AM »
Thank's for doing this again Lou can't wait for it to start again.

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 02:10:52 PM »
Great to see you again JD and Darren; I see youíve found the Wigan Guess thread already!  ;)

Good luck this season

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 07:38:24 PM »
The Wigan Guess thread is stickied in Heroes Discussion if anybody is still puzzled.

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 08:05:55 AM »
Thanks Lou, I can imagine how much time this takes to do each week.
Do I need to buy a trophy?!

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 08:16:42 AM »
Thanks Louise. Letís go and have some fun.

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 12:35:53 PM »
Thanks Lou, I can imagine how much time this takes to do each week.
Do I need to buy a trophy?!
A virtual one exists, like the virtual GTC League Champions medal hanging in its frame over the mantelpiece in your sitting room  ;)

Thanks Louise. Letís go and have some fun.

Absolutely, Aftab!  :)

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 12:51:23 PM »
OVERLAP ROUND ALERT 🚨

The first League Cup EXTRAs thread for Yeovil v Villa next Tuesday night is now in Heroes Discussion and open for guesses!
The Brucie Bonus is wild all through the round.  8)

It will be stickied after the Wigan one is moved in here, following Saturdayís match.

UTV!
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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 04:15:52 PM »
Divisions update


New Divisions will appear next week, following the Yeovil round.  I have been compiling the lists and promoting/relegating (sorry) to sort out where everybody starts.

Everybody who was in the top 3 as identified in all Divisions last Season has been promoted to their new Division.  Congratulations to Skerra, 260475 and Godfrey Brian, QuintonVilla, jimmygreen and littleoldme, Vilan461, The Edge and Perthvillan! ✔️👍🎉

At the moment, there are 83 teams in 4 Divisions  :)

(Some teams like to Guess at the last minute. Please check that you have / havenít guessed already, especially for tomorrowís match, as there are two rounds going at the moment.)

A word about the rest of D3 and D4.

There were only 3 active teams in D4 at the end of last season! Promotions were obvious.   ;)

If your team was active in D3 during the last 7 rounds last season, you are in D3.  So are the 3 teams who were relegated from D2 at the end of the season. 

If you are new to GTC or youíve just reactivated your old team by guessing for Wigan / Yeovil then youíre in D4.  Thereís plenty of scope for more teams and promotions, so donít be shy, get in there and Guess ;)

Any questions/ issues about GTC, please use this thread, rather than the Guess threads, as I will see it and be able to respond a lot earlier.  PMs are also Ok if you prefer. Thanks!

UTV!
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« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 04:40:15 PM by Louzie0 »

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 06:33:05 PM »
Cheers Lou. Keep up the good work

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 07:56:47 PM »
Each GTC thread will be stickied in HD on an individual basis until the match has been played then archived in MT&PR. Any subsequent threads posted will be in HD on a standard basis until the stickied one is moved to MT&PR. Once a thread has been moved to MT&PR it will be unstickied. Hope that all makes sense.

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Re: Guess The Crowd 2018/19; Divisions, Points and Bonuses!
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 08:02:55 PM »
Cheers Lou. Keep up the good work

Skerra, good to see you! Congrats again, and I hope youíre going for another promotion  ;)