Arsenal Picks Thread 2018/19

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Hey hope you're all good Paul. No picks tonight? In case I've missed something, 'Pool-2-1, Chels 3-1, Ars 2-0 (xhaka, auba)

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Sorry lads, had a mare, totally forgot! I blame the international break :)
Ah well, first major error from me this season, not bad to get this far before it happened i reckon hahahaha.
Lets leave it for next wknd, i will get back on and post something tomorrow.

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Ok, next picking round. Hows about, til the end of the season, we pick scores and players for all games, rather than results only for Liverpool/Chelsea?

I was thinking it would be good to get more points available, but I didn't really like the double points round we did, as it feels a tad unfair - one good week can see someone's previous good picking come to nothing, which is kinda harsh. 

Any objections?

If so, here's our next round, just pick the FT score for each match, plus two players from Liverpool/Arsenal/Chelsea:

Round 33 (Note: missed Round 32, and will skip the Chelsea match scheduled for Thursday just to keep things neat and tidy)

Saturday morning:

Southampton v Liverpool

Monday morning:

Everton v Arsenal

Tuesday morning:

Chelsea v Westham

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Southampton 1 - Liverpool 1; Salah, Mane

Everton 0 - 2 Arsenal; Iwobi, Mikhitaryan 

Chelsea 2 - 2 Westham; Willian, Azpilicueta

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Soton 0 Liverpool 3

Mane, van Dijk

Everton 1 Arsenal 3

Aubameyang, Ozil

Chelsea 1 Westham 1 

Hazard, Giroud

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Soton 1 Liverpool 2

Salah, TAA

Everton 0 Arsenal 2

Laca, Leno 

Chelsea 2 Westham 0

Hazard, Kepa

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RonnieMac:

Southampton v Liverpool

Saints 0 Liverpool 3 – just cos we are due to smash someone

Robinson, Salah

Everton v Arsenal

Bitters 1 Arsenal 3 – could be more, you always batter Everton, but they have a little bit of form with them

Ramsey, Auba

Chelsea v Westham

Chelsea 2, Bubbles 0

Hazard, Lofus-Cheek

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Soton 0 Liverpool 2

Salah, Firmino

Everton 1 Arsenal 1

Lacazette, Aubameyang

Chelsea 2 Westham 0

Hazard, Giroud

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Southampton 1 v Liverpool 3 Firmino, Mane

Everton 1 v Arsenal 2 Aubamayang, Lacazette

Chelsea 2 v Westham 0 Hazard, Giroud

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

Mane, Henderson

Everton 1-2 Arsenal

Auba, Ramsay

Chelsea 2-0 Westham

Hazard, Kante

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Round 33 Points Available (so far):

Soton vs Liverpool:

Pick Liverpool win: 1 point

Pick FT score 3-1: 5 points

Pick Liverpool MOM: Firmino (8.6): 3 points

Player points available: Henderson 2 (goal, assist), Salah 1 (goal), Keita 1 (goal), Firmino 1 (assist), Alexander-Arnold 1 (assist)

Everton vs Arsenal

Pick Arsenal loss: 3 points

Pick FT score 0-1: 5 points

Pick Arsenal MOM: Sokratis (7.4): 3 points

Player points available: ...

Chelsea vs Westham

Pick Chelsea win: 1 point

Pick FT score 2-0: 5 points

Pick Chelsea MOM: Hazard (10?!?!?! WTF): 3 points

Player points available: Hazard 2 (2 goals), Emerson 2 (clean sheet), Luiz 2 (clean sheet), Rudiger 2 (clean sheet), Azpuilicueta 2 (clean sheet), Kepa 2 (clean sheet), Barkley 1 (assist), Loftus-Cheek 1 (assist)

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Updated Table after Round 33 (this week's score in brackets):

Brumbys      263 (21)

Downey26   258 (14)

Ajc28           242 (16)

Kwlap          235 (16)

Paulm          227 (6)

RonnieMac  227 (14)

Surge           209 (3)

Absolutely absurd that 5 people correctly picked Chelsea's 2-0 result! 

Brumbys with a huge week. 

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Ok, here we go, remaining picks for the EPL season.

I reckon lets make it simpler, and have some more points available.

So for the remainder of the season, we pick all Chelsea/Arsenal/Liverpool games the same way:

Score + 2 Chelsea/Arsenal/Liverpool players, same as Round 33 we just picked.

HOWEVER, I'm going to add 3x permanent extra points categories, and REMOVE the points for picking the correct FT score. New points available would be:

- Pick correct Margin (3 points)

- Pick correct goals scored by Chelsea/Arsenal/Liverpool (2 points)

- Pick correct goals scored by opposition (2 points)

And the remaining points stay the same, except the 5 pointer for picking the right score, which is gone, as it's been replaced by these new points. 

I thought that would be a good way to introduce a few more points, essentially breaking the score pick into chunks, to make things more interesting through the remainder of the season. 

Any objections?

Ok so I've reviewed the remainder of the draw so that I can outline it all here in one post. Note: Wolves v Arsenal is a catch-up game and has been included in Round 35, so two Arsenal matches for picking in that round:

Round 34

Apr 15: Liverpool v Chelsea

Apr 16: Watford v Arsenal

Round 35

Apr 22: Cardiff v Liverpool

Apr 22: Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Apr 23: Chelsea v Burnley

Apr 25: Wolves v Arsenal

Round 36

Apr 27: Liverpool v Huddersfield

Apr 29: ManU v Chelsea

Apr 30: Leicester v Arsenal

Round 37

May 5: Arsenal v Brighton

May 5: Chelsea v Watford

May 6: Newcastle v Liverpool

Round 38

May 13: Liverpool v Wolves

May 13: Burnley v Arsenal

May 13: Leicester v Chelsea

Feel free to pick through the end of the season if you want to, otherwise come in week to week and do it, no problems any which way.

I will see how the next european knock-out rounds go for all our teams and potentially include some picks for the rounds after that, will let you know. 

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Round 34

Apr 15: Liverpool 2 v Chelsea 0 Salah, Mane & Hazard, Giroud

Apr 16: Watford 2 v Arsenal 1 Iwobi, Auba

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Also... I think I will go invisible with the leader board after round 35. So for the final 3 rounds, and the last tally of the preseason picks, you wont be able to see the leaderboard. Then in memory of foal30, i can reveal the final placings with a bit of a drumroll :)
We never agreed any monetary prizes in the end but it will still be a bit of fun.

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brumbys wrote:

Southampton 1 v Liverpool 3 Firmino, Mane

Everton 1 v Arsenal 2 Aubamayang, Lacazette

Chelsea 2 v Westham 0 Hazard, Giroud

I went to bed on Sunday night and said the wife I was getting up to watch Arsenal lose to Everton. Wish I'd backed that up and updated the picks!

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Sounds good Paul, although I do picking the exact score should be rewarded.

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ajc28 wrote:

Sounds good Paul, although I do picking the exact score should be rewarded.

Sorry for the confusing explanations...

To clarify, picking the exact score certainly will be rewarded, because if you do that, you will get all of the new points categories:

- Pick correct Margin (3 points)

- Pick correct number of goals for Chelsea/Liverpool/Arsenal (2 points)

- Pick correct number of goals for the opposition (2 points)

So that means if you pick the exact score, you now get 7 rather than 5. However it also means that if you don't pick the right score, but you do pick any of the above in isolation, you will get some points too. 

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Hey guys, just to clarify, please pick 2 players EACH from Liverpool/Chelsea for the next game on Apr 15:

Round 34

Apr 15: Liverpool v Chelsea

Apr 16: Watford v Arsenal

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brumbys wrote:

Round 34

Apr 15: Liverpool 2 v Chelsea 0 Salah, Mane

Apr 16: Watford 2 v Arsenal 1 Iwobi, Auba

Hey Brumbys, just add 2 Chelsea players to that top pick :)

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