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Predictions League, Round 8: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United

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Rockets4LIFE leads Predictions League standings

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Welcome to our first Predictions League thread under the new layout, involving Manchester United and Newcastle United in a League Cup match. Rules, in case you're new or you've forgotten:

  • Before each Newcastle United match, predict the match winner (you may of course select "draw"), final score, and who the goal scorers will be. Also, make a choice on the prop bet (see below).
  • Deadline is five minutes before kickoff.

Points are assigned as follows:

  • Correct winner = 2 points
  • Correct score = 5 points (so correct score + correct winner = 7 total points)
  • 1/2 of correct score = 1 point
  • Predict total # of goals correctly = 1 point
  • Each goalscorer predicted correctly = 4 points
  • Each goalscorer predicted incorrectly = -1 point
  • Prop bet = +/- 1 point

A clarification on the last part: You don't lose points for failing to predict that Jonas Gutierrez would score in a given week. However, choosing Papiss Cisse will result in loss of a point if he fails to score. Your total score may not dip below 0 in any given week. The winner(s) of each round will get a point added to their total in the table.

This week's prop bet:

Yes/No Will this match go to extra time?

Finally, here's the current table:

Rockets4LIFE – 30
ForeignFlopper – 24
bigc4277 – 24
Pradajames – 22
Robert L. Bishop – 22
Other Side of the Pillow – 19
PhillyBuckeye12 – 18
51dimes – 15
Coldson – 13
MychalShannon1 – 11
wuds100 – 10
mjtig – 7
aa9 – 4
colligan – 4
rancho king – 3
johnjmurphy17 – 2
Infinity is an Axiom – 2
Steve Stoehr – 1
lowellthehammer – 0
bcschles – 0
LIsPeacock – 0
Toon101 – 0
Ryan Sealock – 0
Montlake Footy – 0
fake nolan ryan – 0