Arsenal Picks Thread 2018/19

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Ok, will start putting together the picks for the season's start, this is just a placeholder at this point. I will update this first post to state once it's completed (please ignore my copy/paste/drafting etc in the meantime!) 

EDIT 31/7: Have made initial post for full season picks, will await feedback before locking in...

Also, had a look through the old threads for some history... unfortunately it seems most of the picks threads have been lost, I think they disappeared along with the old arsenal sub-forum... but I was able to track down the winners of the last 4 seasons;

2017/18: Brumbys

2016/17: Paulm

2015/16: Foal30

2014/15: Ajc28

4 different winners in the last 4 seasons, love it!

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Ok, full season picks below, to be made by Aug 31. I pasted from last year, and then made amendments. I changed some of the points awarded for some that seemed to big or too small, and added a couple of things at the bottom. Also, your picks do not have to marry up, you can hedge your bets. For example, you might place Arsenal below Spurs in your top 6 placings for the season, but still name a round for St Totts day, that's absolutely fine, I will tally up each pick on its merits. 

When you make your picks, please number them as per the corresponding numbers, just to make it easier for me!

1) Top 6 (name in specific order): 3 points for each correct team in their correct spot, or 1 point for each team picked in the 6, but not in their correct spot

2) Relegation places (no particular order): 3 points for each

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL (from any team)

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL (from any team)

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets (from any team)

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc)

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season

10) Arsenal finishing round for League Cup

11) Arsenal finishing round for FA Cup

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the EPL

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation (write NA if you believe this won't happen, NA will also be worth 5 points)

17) Highest scoring Chelsea player for the season, in all comps

18) Chelsea EPL GD at end of season

19) Chelsea finishing round for Europa League

Match Picking Rules:

Arsenal X Opposition X

Player 1, Player 2

Liverpool: Win/Draw/Loss

Chelsea: Win/Draw/Loss

Example:

Arsenal 7 Spurs 0

Iwobi, Mustafi

Liverpool: Draw

Chelsea: Loss

So you get:

- 1 point for correctly picking an Arsenal win

- 2 points for correctly picking an Arsenal draw

- 3 points for correctly picking an Arsenal loss

- 5 bonus points for picking the exact score

- 1 point for each player goal/assist, and 2 points if a defender/keeper gets a clean sheet

- 3 bonus points if one of your players gets the highest player rating on Whoscored.com i.e. they are effectively Arsenal's man of the match

- 1 point for correctly picking Liverpool's result

- 1 point for correctly picking Chelsea's result

AND when Liverpool and Chelsea play against "big 6" teams, we will have full score/player picks for those matches too. I'll try and remind everyone when that is happening, but if I forget, please just do it! Leighbo and Downey might want to be nice and remind us when they have those games coming up too. I'll also do double point rounds when Arsenal/Chelsea/Liverpool play each other.

All stats will be taken from Whoscored.com, just because it's a consistent system that is easy for me to check. Go check it out if you want to see what it's about. The player rating scores are pretty good. They give a little star to the player with the highest rating in the game. So that will be the MOTM, but if the player is from the opposition, I'll take the highest arsenal player to rate instead. And if it's tied, I'll give the points for both. FYI players who score/assist tend to get disproportionately high ratings, especially defenders, as a tip. For example when Monreal went on that hot scoring run a while back he was racking up MOTM's consistently. 

brumbys
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Is there an easier way to manage this through Google Sheets to reduce admin for you?

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

paulm
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Yea I could do it that way actually, but I think I'd prefer to just do it through this thread... admin shouldn't be too bad. The full season picks is a once-off thing to calculate at the end and the match picks are easy enough to manage as they come.

Cheers for the brainstorm though! Always keen to hear any suggestions or tips

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Righto, here goes the first wild stab in the dark of the season - 
1) Man City

2) Liverpool

3) Arsenal

4) Spurs

5) Chelsea

6) Man Utd

2) Cardiff, Huddersfield, Saints

3) Firmino

4) Auba

5) Ederson

6) Auba

7) Salah

8) +40

9) +55

10) Quarter-finals

11) Semi-final

12) Final (and winners!!)

13) Quarters finals

14) 3rd and 3rd

15) 2nd and 2nd

16) Round 35

17) Highest scoring Chelsea player for the season, in all comps = Hazard

18) Chelsea EPL GD at end of season + 33

19) Chelsea finishing round for Europa League - Quarters 

Thanks for running this Paulm

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Good stuff Paul. Will do mine closer to the first game but just to clarify for 3 and 4 are we picking Arsenal player with most EPL assists/goals or for the EPL as a whole?

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I'm thinking i might like in on this

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ajc28 wrote:

Good stuff Paul. Will do mine closer to the first game but just to clarify for 3 and 4 are we picking Arsenal player with most EPL assists/goals or for the EPL as a whole?

EPL as a whole. Same with the clean sheets. 

I will update the text to make it a bit clearer. 

Kwlap, I see you picked Arsenal players for all of those, feel free to update if you thought it was just supposed to be Arsenal players... 

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paulm wrote:

ajc28 wrote:

Good stuff Paul. Will do mine closer to the first game but just to clarify for 3 and 4 are we picking Arsenal player with most EPL assists/goals or for the EPL as a whole?

EPL as a whole. Same with the clean sheets. 

I will update the text to make it a bit clearer. 

Kwlap, I see you picked Arsenal players for all of those, feel free to update if you thought it was just supposed to be Arsenal players... 

oh yes, I thought we were only talking arsenal players. I'll update that before the season starts

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Downey26 wrote:

I'm thinking i might like in on this

If you're definitely keen then I will add Chelsea equivalents for numbers 7 and 9 in, and also something as an equivalent to 12/13... 

Let me know?

Everyone: I'll add these as additional ones on the end i.e. 17, 18, 19, so that any picks posted already don't get shunted out of order. 

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FYI, I know this seems like a lot of work now, but it's really not. These full season picks get made now, but the work to calculate them doesn't come until the end of the season, when we're at the business end and it's really fun for me anyway (yes I am a nerd who enjoys this sort of thing, I am a Business Analyst by trade, go figure LOL).

I will post the pick requirements for each game in the next day or so. I am thinking I might do our normal score and player selections for the Arsenal game each week, and maybe a bonus 1 point to pick the result only of the Liverpool game (and Chelsea if downey26 confirms his involvement). 

Are all the normal Arsenal guys comfortable with what I'm doing here? I hope it's not too annoying doing some Liverpool/Chelsea stuff so that others can be involved? I like this being an Arsenal thing but there's not a lot of us, hopefully it's a small price to pay for getting a couple of extra people involved... inclusivity and diversity and all that ;)

ajc28
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All good with me and thanks for organising. Would there be any appetite to put say $5 or $10 in each and winner takes all?

LeighboNZ
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I'm always keen for $$$

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"...sure beats doin' stuff."

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1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LFC Wellington

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LeighboNZ wrote:

1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LOL

If you are old and wise you were probably young and stupid

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Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LOL

Why bother supporting if you're not going to hope for the best. I'm a Klopptimist not a Moaninho

LFC Wellington

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"...sure beats doin' stuff."

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LeighboNZ wrote:

Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LOL

Why bother supporting if you're not going to hope for the best. I'm a Klopptimist not a Moaninho

I am a hug supporter but not stupidly. :)

If you are old and wise you were probably young and stupid

LeighboNZ
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Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LOL

Why bother supporting if you're not going to hope for the best. I'm a Klopptimist not a Moaninho

I am a hug supporter but not stupidly. :)

Won't be stupid when I'm proven right

LFC Wellington

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"...sure beats doin' stuff."

Leggy
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LeighboNZ wrote:

Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LOL

Why bother supporting if you're not going to hope for the best. I'm a Klopptimist not a Moaninho

I am a hug supporter but not stupidly. :)

Won't be stupid when I'm proven right

Dreams are free.

If you are old and wise you were probably young and stupid

LeighboNZ
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Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

Leggy wrote:

LeighboNZ wrote:

1) LFC, MCFC, TOT, ARS, CHE, WOLV

2) Relegation places (no particular order): CAR, FUL, WAT

All of the following are 5 points:

3) Player with most Assists for the EPL - Keita

4) Player with most Goals for the EPL - Kane

5) Keeper with highest Number of EPL clean sheets - De Gea

6) Highest scoring Arsenal player for the season, in all comps - Aubameyang

7) Highest scoring Liverpool player for the season, in all comps - Mane

8) Arsenal EPL GD at end of season (write as +16 etc) +28

9) Liverpool EPL GD at end of season +52

10) Arsenal finishing round for - League Cup QF

11) Arsenal finishing round for - FA Cup SF

12) Arsenal finishing round for Europa League - FINAL

13) Liverpool finishing round for the Champions League - FINAL

14) R19 and R38 Arsenal position in the 7th & 4th

15) R19 and R38 Liverpool position in the EPL 1st & 1st (got to really don't I?)

16) Round number for St Tott's Day confirmation N/A

LOL

Why bother supporting if you're not going to hope for the best. I'm a Klopptimist not a Moaninho

I am a hug supporter but not stupidly. :)

Won't be stupid when I'm proven right

Dreams are free.

Like Champs League top assist provider James Milner

LFC Wellington

Onslow Cricket Club

"...sure beats doin' stuff."

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