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Guess the Starting XI - Match #7 - Montreal Impact

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

As is routine for every match, we have our regular Guess the Starting XI and Final Score contest. Let’s see how good you are at getting into the manager’s head and predicting how the game will turn out. In addition, we will have monthly, fun, bonus prediction categories, such as yellow cards, substitutions, goal scorers, etc.

How Scoring is Determined

  • Predictions will be ‘valid’ if posted HERE half-an-hour prior to the lineup being officially announced, which means 1.5 hours before kickoff.
  • You receive 1 point for every player you correctly guess to be in the Starting XI. Receive 1 bonus point for correctly predicting 10 starters. Receive 3 bonus points for correctly predicting 11 starters.
  • You get 5 points for correctly guessing Win/Lose/Draw.
  • You receive 1 point for correctly guessing each team’s final score. Receive 1 bonus point for correctly guessing both teams final score (for a total of 3).
  • That means, if you correctly predict the Starting XI, Final Score, and Winner, you can earn 22 points!
  • After each match, I will tally the scores and update the standings, which will be posted with the following match’s prediction article. I will typically post three sets of standings. First, the results from the previous match. Second, the monthly standings. Third, the first/second half standings (with your worst two match predictions removed).

Previous Match

Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score First Goal
Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score First Goal
1 AmandaC 17 9 0 5 0 3
1 rtomsheck 17 8 0 5 1 3
3 AshMan77 13 8 0 5 0 0
3 CDPrior 13 8 0 5 0 0
5 elcapitano2 11 6 0 5 0 0
6 tecate 10 9 0 0 1 0
7 Atlantis B 9 8 0 0 1 0
7 Isabelt 9 8 0 0 1 0
7 Mykvechkin 9 8 0 0 1 0
10 Airos 8 8 0 0 0 0
10 chuckbiscuits 8 8 0 0 0 0
10 GreyHouseEffect 8 8 0 0 0 0
10 IslandLife 8 8 0 0 0 0
10 Westsider13 8 8 0 0 0 0
15 TR M 5 0 0 5 0 0

Monthly Standings

Rank User Overall Toronto Toronto Montreal Toronto
Rank User Overall Toronto Toronto Montreal Toronto
1 GreyHouseEffect 59 17 17 17 8
2 Isabelt 57 17 14 17 9
3 Westsider13 55 15 13 19 8
4 AmandaC 51 14 12 8 17
5 Atlantis B 50 15 9 17 9
6 AshMan77 49 15 13 8 13
7 Mykvechkin 48 18 13 8 9
8 CDPrior 38 9 8 8 13
9 rtomsheck 35 7 11 0 17
10 tecate 34 0 16 8 10
10 elcapitano2 34 7 8 8 11
12 chuckbiscuits 33 16 0 9 8
13 edmondk 31 14 17 0 0
14 Airos 22 0 0 14 8
15 IslandLife 19 11 0 0 8
16 Sixyarder 8 0 8 0 0

Overall Standings

Ranking User Total Score SKC LA Galaxy TFC TFC Montreal TFC
Ranking User Total Score SKC LA Galaxy TFC TFC Montreal TFC
1 Westsider13 63 19 11 15 13 16 8
2 GreyHouseEffect 56 14 9 14 14 14 8
2 Isabelt 56 14 10 14 14 14 9
4 AshMan77 55 14 9 15 13 8 13
5 AmandaC 54 14 12 14 12 8 14
6 Atlantis B 53 14 10 15 9 14 9
6 rtomsheck 53 14 14 7 11 0 14
8 Mykvechkin 52 14 10 15 13 8 9
9 tecate 51 14 11 0 16 8 10
10 edmondk 50 14 8 14 14 0 0
11 chuckbiscuits 48 14 9 16 0 9 8
12 IslandLife 47 14 14 11 0 0 8
13 Airos 44 11 11 0 0 14 8
14 CDPrior 43 0 13 9 8 8 13
15 elcapitano2 34 0 0 7 8 8 11
16 Fudmur 31 22 9 0 0 0 0
17 Jitsuo 28 14 14 0 0 0 0
17 TillmanD 28 14 14 0 0 0 0
17 Victor Abbott 28 20 8 0 0 0 0
20 J Stebeck 24 14 10 0 0 0 0
20 The Squirrel 24 14 10 0 0 0 0
20 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 24 14 10 0 0 0 0
23 freewheeling 23 14 9 0 0 0 0
23 Jph003 23 14 9 0 0 0 0
23 Mriswith 23 15 8 0 0 0 0
23 Stick of Butter 23 14 9 0 0 0 0
27 WhitcapsfanfromOntario 22 14 8 0 0 0 0
28 TR M 19 14 0 0 0 0 5
29 Norwegian Would 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
30 Sixyarder 8 0 0 0 8 0 0

Overall (with 3 ‘Regular” MiB Matches)

Overall User Overall Match #1 Match #2 Match #3 Match #4 Match #5 Match #6 MiB MiB MiB
Overall User Overall Match #1 Match #2 Match #3 Match #4 Match #5 Match #6 MiB MiB MiB
Rank Name Score Score Score Score Score Score Score #1 #2 #3
1 Isabelt 109 14 10 14 14 14 9 16 20 17
2 tecate 104 14 11 0 16 8 10 16 20 17
3 edmondk 100 14 8 14 14 0 0 16 17 17
3 GreyHouseEffect 100 14 9 14 14 14 8 14 15 15
5 AshMan77 95 14 9 15 13 8 13 14 8 17
5 chuckbiscuits 95 14 9 16 0 9 8 11 14 22
7 AmandaC 94 14 12 14 12 8 14 11 11 17
8 Airos 92 11 11 0 0 14 8 14 15 19
9 Atlantis B 91 14 10 15 9 14 9 12 17 9
10 rtomsheck 82 14 14 7 11 0 14 11 9 9
10 Westsider13 82 19 11 15 13 16 8 0 0 0
12 Mykvechkin 78 14 10 15 13 8 9 9 0 0
13 IslandLife 76 14 14 11 0 0 8 9 9 11
14 CDPrior 74 0 13 9 8 8 13 9 11 11
15 Fudmur 63 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 15 17
16 elcapitano2 34 0 0 7 8 8 11 0 0 0
17 Jitsuo 28 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 TillmanD 28 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Victor Abbott 28 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 J Stebeck 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 The Squirrel 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 freewheeling 23 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Jph003 23 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Mriswith 23 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Stick of Butter 23 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 WhitcapsfanfromOntario 22 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 TR M 19 14 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
29 Norwegian Would 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Sixyarder 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0

Match Review (Toronto FC) and Preview (Montreal Impact)

Well, that didn’t turn out how we expected. I guess that is good right? Personally, I had predicted a Caps victory but then chickened out and went with a draw. Also contemplated changing my score interval to 15-30. Sigh.....kept the wrong thing and changed the wrong thing. Oh well!

We have a lot to get through with the scoring, so probably won’t do much of a preview (none of you read it anyway!). First, heard some good arguments for and against including MiB scores into the overall standings. Maybe not the ‘best’ argument, but certainly the funniest from tecate.

No better reason. I’m a terrific, insightful poster on here. Give me some sugar!

….please

While arguments were made that were compelling for including the scores, I decided against it, namely because we had different people competing in that contest than we do in the regular one. For example, two regulars in our overall contest Mykvechkin and Westsider13 didn’t participate much or at all in the MiB contest. Therefore, we are going to just go with non-MiB games....but for those curious, I did calculate the overall standings with the first three MiB games included (since they were considered ‘regular season’) with everyone’s worst two scores removed. You can see those above.

On to the scores. Congrats to AmandaC and rtomsheck who led the predictions with 17. Again, the lineup was a wild mess with ‘9’ being the highest score. A special congrats to TR M who didn’t put in a lineup prediction (or score) but did pickup the winner prediction with the Whitecaps and gets five points.

Over to the Canadian Tournament Standings, GreyHouseEffect Maintains their lead but it shrunk by one as Isabelt outscored them 9 to 8 this match. Westsider13 remains in third, while AmandaC’s big 17 points vaults them up to 4th (ahead of me!).

Umm...yeah, that is it.

Bonus category is still score interval: 0-15 15-30, etc.

I’m tired...sorry.....not much from me in this one.

Get your predictions in. Will Godoy make it 2/2? What is up with Nerwinski? Do we suffer through Rose again (sadly, he is consistent)? Does Baldisimo get another start (had better)? Does Reyna get back into the lineup or is he beyond the doghouse? Speaking of doghouse, what about Montero? Some interesting questions. Really, throw a dart at a board because your predictions are going to be just as accurate!