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Offline Louzie0

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GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:01:53 PM »
Welcome to Guess The Crowd for the 2019 / 20 season!



Hello again, everybody!

Fresh from the fantastic Play Off Final and an even more fantastic pre-season than weíve been used to for our beloved ASTON VILLA, the GTC teams are also collectively back up where we belong!

So, priorities beckon for all GTC team managers.  Naturally, youíll introduce the new players on your team to each other, arrange the WhatsApp group, Tweet the welcome Gifs and film all those jolly Ďad libí Instagrams on the training pitch, to prepare for all the goals youíll score during the season ahead!

The lads might also have to do a bit of running around in those little black crop tops, to get fit for a stunning 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 total attendance that AVFC releases to the press at the end of the match 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 some overlapping rounds.



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.


POINTS!!!

What could you get? 


11 Points for a Brucie Bonus - which is for a spot- on dead accurate 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.

And then...
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!  :) 

And!!!

This season we have DEANOís DOUBLE DIVIDEND, as well.  Whatever the Villa goal tally is, the teams getting that number of points in that round get DOUBLE! Ooooh!

(Look at my post for more detail about this Bonus in the GTC trailer thread, posted yesterday. Thanks to Godfrey Brian for the DD inspiration and to wittonwarrior for suggesting that there was room in the competition to win extra points, as well!)


Other info if you have or havenít played before, in the PL!

Villa Park: 42, 682 ( FA Directory, 2019/20).

GTC rounds are posted about 10 days before a regular home league match and about a week before for a Cup Extra round.  Overlapping rounds are usually shorter, to avoid overwhelming Heroes Discussion with multiple Guess threads!

Check the launch post for details of kick off and if it's a cup round, the capacity at the host ground when we're playing Away.

There will be fewer League matches to play in GTC than there were during the last 3 seasons. If a team has not posted a guess in 4 consecutive League GTC rounds, the team will be moved with their points so far, straight to Division 5.   Guessing again will revive the team 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 join in and Guess The Crowd!!!




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

Look for, 'GTC 1 Villa v Bournemouth Saturday 17th Augustí, later this evening.

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

UTV!
Louzie0

« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 12:24:43 AM by Louzie0 »

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 05:21:26 PM »
I will post the Divisions after GTC1 and update after the League Cup Extras Round at Crewe, which follows very closely after GTC2  👍

Enter by guessing when the match GTC thread is open, as usual!

GTC1 starts in Heroes Discussion later this evening.


UTV!

Louzie0
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 11:37:45 PM by Louzie0 »

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 06:36:01 PM »
Brilliant news Lou I love Guess The Crowd.

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 06:46:06 PM »
Welcome back, Darren, so do I!

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 11:48:30 PM »
Richard is the first team to Guess in this seasonís Guess The Crowd.
Welcome back after promotion in May!

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 07:27:17 AM »
This takes up so much of my time but absolutely love it !! Thanks for organising again Lou

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 08:24:50 AM »
I expect youíre going to try to break your record of 105 points from last season, Dazvillain!

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 09:00:18 AM »
Great to be back in GTC, thanks for doing this again, much appreciated and good luck. UTV

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 04:49:03 PM »
I am back in for this season

Bring it on :)

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 05:10:26 PM »
Good to see you back, West Derby Villan 👍 and somec👍

Initial Divisions will be posted soon after GTC round 2 ( Villa v Everton, Friday 23rd August) when thereíll be a bit of difference in the scores so far to sort out an order. Hopefully!

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 12:26:17 PM »
My usual wide of the mark guess has now been made!

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 12:41:09 PM »
Youíre in good company, simon ward 50!
Welcome back for this season.

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD info Everton and Crewe
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 01:12:00 PM »
In case anybody is wondering, there are a couple of overlapping Guess The Crowd rounds coming up very fast.

1.  I have launched GTC Round 2 ( Villa v Everton) today in Heroes Discussion.  If you havenít played GTC before, Round 2 will move up to the stickied section after Round 1 (Bournemouth) is over, this weekend.  Completed rounds are moved in here, with your points added on the end ASAP  :)

2. Iíll launch the League Cup Extras 1 (Crewe v Villa) next week. The date of this fixture is Tuesday 27th, so it will be up for just 4 days before the match.

Cup rounds are shorter and the BB is wild all through.  The ground capacity is quoted from the Club site / current FA directory, as I assume these are current, unlike the Wiki or sports pages.  Allocation and ticket sales are entirely up to individual teams to find out/ share/ assess and decide how relevant they are! ;)

Regular GTC Round 3 is not due until mid September so thereíll be a bit of a break until then.

Very polite request: if possible Iíd appreciate any general questions / comments on GTC in here, please. It keeps the Guess threads easier for me to navigate when iím adding up all your points!

And god knows, The old abacus will be smoking this season, what with working out the Deanoís Double Dividend as well as the regular fields, and the Brucie!  :)

Good luck, and UTV!
Louzie0

« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 11:40:14 PM by Louzie0 »

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 10:38:31 PM »
Thanks Lou, sorry if I missed it but are last season's standings "respected" regarding promotion and relegation etc.?

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Re: GUESS THE CROWD 2019/20; Divisions, points and bonuses!
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 11:46:54 AM »
Yes, eamonn, youíve been promoted with Dazvillain and frank, so all 3 of you start this season in Division 1.
Congratulations!