Shoeing of the Tames

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Ancient Colin
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Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Ancient Colin » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:03 am

So out of the Tinpot and welcoming back Ricketts and Whitehead and their brawling shrews. This is a cascade, elimination at each level for a wrong answer, survivor wins.

1. Will there be a penalty in the match? (a) No; (b) Yes;
2. Will there be a sending off in the match? (a) No; (b) Yes;
3. How many fouls in the match? (a) fewer than 15; (b) 15-24; (c) 25 or more;
4. How many cards in the match (second yellow then red is two cards)? (a) fewer than five; (b) five to nine; (c) ten or more.

Survivors' TB: Time of first goal (no repeats, if equidistant, earlier time prediction wins).

BBC for match statz.

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Old Abingdonian » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:40 pm

1. Will there be a penalty in the match? (a) No
2. Will there be a sending off in the match? (a) No
3. How many fouls in the match? (b) 15-24
4. How many cards in the match (second yellow then red is two cards) (b) five to nine

Survivors' TB: Time of first goal 36th minute

(Love the title)

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Hog » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:30 am

1. (a)
2. (a)
3. (b)
4. (b)

TB. 12

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Radley Rambler » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:50 pm

1. Will there be a penalty in the match? (a) No
2. Will there be a sending off in the match? (a) No
3. How many fouls in the match? (b) 15-24
4. How many cards in the match (second yellow then red is two cards)? (a) fewer than five

Survivors' TB: Time of first goal (no repeats, if equidistant, earlier time prediction wins - does that mean earlier posting of a time prediction or earlier time in the match predicted - pedantic or what!). 25

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Ancient Colin » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Earlier goal time.

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Ancient Colin » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:02 am

Quiet on here!

1. (a)
2. (b)
3. (b)
4. (b)

TB: 19

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Geoff » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:10 am

1. Will there be a penalty in the match? - No.
2. Will there be a sending off in the match? - No.
3. How many fouls in the match? - 15-24.
4. How many cards in the match? - fewer than five.

Survivors' TB: 38th minute.

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Hoglette » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:49 am

1. (b) Yes
2. (a) No
3. (b) 15-24
4. (b) five to nine

Survivors' TB: 45

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Ancient Colin » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:11 pm

Hmmmm. No, No, 24, 2.

Hoglette and I fell at the first;
Old Ab and Hog fell at the last
Geoff and Radley cleared the last and ... oh.

Well, you could argue that the time of the first goal has to be some time in the future so the later prediction wins? [Geoff]
Or that there wasn't a goal so it defaults to the earlier prediction wins? [Radley]

I have no idea, I'm afraid this one probably has to go to the Bootmeister's VAR panel. My suggestion would probably be to share the points with first person to post setting the next Boot. If you forced me to make a decision, I suppose I'd have to give it to Radley.

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Old Abingdonian » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:17 am

Hmmmm indeed.

The BBC website shows 32 fouls (19 by the Shrews), and five yellows (four to Shrews).
So if I read correctly:

Hoglette and AC fall at the first.

ALL remaining riders fall at the third.

However, this leaves the same predicament. (at this point, I can see the crowd restless as the VAR referral seems an endless and pointless process...)
The 'earlier predication' on the TB means, I think, that if, say, the goal was in the 10th minute, and there were entries of 8th and 12th, the 8th would win. This does not apply, because the goal was outside the envelope of all the predictions. Common sense suggests that no goal is closest to the latest prediction, and so Bootmeister's decision is that the boot is Geoff's.

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Re: Shoeing of the Tames

Post by Ancient Colin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:12 am

Sorry about that - either the BBC has updated the website statz or it hadn't refreshed when I looked (which is possible if I pressed <back> rather than clicked on Match Stats, I suppose) Minus one for me, perhaps?

I did ponder this: if there's no goal, that means the time of the goal is infinitely in the future. Since the distance from any finite prediction to infinity is, mathematically definitionally, infinity, then the predictions would still be equidistant ...

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