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Euro 2012 Competition - Entry Rules

These are the rules for the Euro 2012 Competition

The relatively simple task is to predict the finishing placings of each of the groups and then the knockout stages. This must all be done before the first match kicks off.

Points will be awarded as follows:

Group Stages

1 point for each correct group placing.

Quarter Finals

By filling in the Groups, you will effectively create your second round draw.

For each correct team playing in the right QF match, 2 points will be awarded.

If a team you have chosen reaches the QF's, but not in the game you have designated, 1 point will be awarded.

Semi Finals

For each correct team playing in the right SF match, 4 points will be awarded.

If a team you have chosen reaches the SF's, but not in the game you have designated, 2 points will be awarded.

The Final

For each correct team playing in the right Final position, 8 points will be awarded.

If a team you have chosen reaches the Final, but not in the position you have designated, 4 points will be awarded.

The Winner

16 points will be awarded for correctly predicting the eventual winner.

1st place (most points) - Tier 2 subscription for a year - staff are excluded

2nd place - Tier 1 subscription for a year- staff are excluded

3rd place - A pat on the back - staff are not excluded ;)

If there is a tie in points then both members will receive the prize.

Copy below and set the group stages in your preferred order, QF, SF and Final are self explanatory)

Competition Template

Group A

Czech Rep (6)

Greece (4)

Russia (4)

Poland (1)

Group B

Germany (9)

Portugal (6)

Denmark (3)

Holland (0)

Group C

Spain (7)

Italy (5)

Croatia (4)

Ireland (0)

Group D

England (7)

France (4)

Ukraine (3)

Sweden (3)

Quarter Finals

QF1. Czerch Rep v Portugal (0-1)

QF2. Germany v Greece (4-2)

QF3. Spain v France (2-0)

QF4. England v Italy (0-0 aet) (2-4 penalties)

Semi Finals

SF1. Portugal v Spain (0-0 aet) (2-4 penalties)

SF2. Germany v Italy (1-2)

The Final

Spain v Italy (4-0)

The Winner

Spain

Incomplete templates will be automatically disqualified, you must set the group stage order before filling in the Quarter, Semi and Final.

Winners:

1st - Daedroth 7, 8, 8, 8, 16 = 47 (Tier 2)

2nd - jelli 6, 5, 8, 8, 16 = 43 (Tier 1)

3rd - what 5, 7, 6, 8 = 26 nowt!

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Added subscription prizes, my prediction:

Group A

Russia

Greece

Poland

Czech Rep

Group B

Holland

Germany

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Croatia

Ireland

Group D

France

England

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Russia v Germany

QF2. Spain v England

QF3. Holland v Greece

QF4. France v Italy

Semi Finals

SF1. Germany v Spain

SF2. Holland v France

The Final

Germany v Holland

The Winner

Holland

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Group A

Poland

Russia

Czech Rep

Greece

Group B

Netherlands

Germany

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Croatia

Ireland

Group D

Sweden

Ukraine

France

England

Quarter Finals

QF1. Poland v Germany

QF2. Spain v Ukraine

QF3. Netherlands v Russia

QF4. Sweden v Italy

Semi Finals

SF1. Germany v Spain

SF2. Netherlands v Italy

The Final

Germany v Netherlands

The Winner

Germany

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Group A

Russia

Czech Rep

Greece

Poland

Group B

Germany

Holland

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Croatia

Ireland

Group D

England

France

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Russia v Holland

QF2. Spain v France

QF3. Germany v Czech Rep

QF4. England v Italy

Semi Finals

SF1. Holland v Spain

SF2. Germany v England

The Final

Spain v Germany

The Winner

Spain

Edit;

Mephistopheles, I take it you don't like England!

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Group A

Russia

Greece

Czech Rep

Poland

Group B

Portugal

Germany

Holland

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Croatia

Italy

Ireland

Group D

England

France

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Russia v Germany

QF2. Spain v France

QF3. Portugal v Greece

QF4. England v Croatia

Semi Finals

SF1. Spain v Germany

SF2. Portugal v Croatia

The Final

Spain v Portugal

The Winner

Portugal

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Group A

Russia

Poland

Greece

Czech Rep

Group B

Holland

Germany

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Ireland

Italy

Croatia

Group D

Sweden

England

France

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Russia v Germany

QF2. Spain v England

QF3. Holland v Poland

QF4. Sweden v Ireland

Semi Finals

SF1. Germany v Spain

SF2. Holland v Ireland

The Final

Germany v Holland

The Winner

Holland

I'd love to see England do well, but they will get knocked out at the 1st knockout phase. Ireland to be a sleeper hit, lol!

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Mephistopheles, I take it you don't like England!

I'm just being realistic. We all know how well England is doing at major tournaments.

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I'm just being realistic. We all know how well England is doing at major tournaments.

But finishing bottom of the group isn't going to happen. (I certain hope not anyway!) You really think Ukraine is a better side than England?!

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Ukraine has the home team extra motivation. Take that into account.

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Group A

Czech Rep

Russia

Poland

Greece

Group B

Germany

Netherlands

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Ireland

Croatia

Group D

Sweden

England

Ukraine

France

Quarter Finals

QF1. Czech Rep v Netherlands

QF2. Spain v England

QF3. Germany v Russia

QF4. Sweden v Italy

Semi Finals

SF1. Netherlands v Spain

SF2. Germany v Sweden

The Final

Spain v Germany

The Winner

Germany

Based purely on gut feeling. :p

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@jelli - your QF's are messed up based on your group standings. Better change them, don't want to miss out on a prize!

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@jelli - your QF's are messed up based on your group standings. Better change them, don't want to miss out on a prize!

I've sent him a PM.

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Group A

Russia

Czech Rep

Poland

Greece

Group B

Germany

Netherlands

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Italy

Spain

Ireland

Croatia

Group D

England

France

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Russia v Netherlands

QF2. Italy v France

QF3. Germany v Czech Rep

QF4. England v Spain

Semi Finals

SF1. Russia v France

SF2. Germany v England

The Final

France v Germany

The Winner

France

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Mephistopheles, I take it you don't like England!

Sadly, he's right. We don't have what it takes to beat Germany, or win the tournament.

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Thanks for informing me that I am a bit special! Obviously unable to do two things at a time!

Following are my corrected predictions:

Group A

Greece

Russia

Poland

Czech Rep

Group B

Germany

Netherlands

Denmark

Portugal

Group C

Spain

Croatia

Italy

Ireland

Group D

France

England

Ukraine

Sweden

Quarter Finals

QF1. Greece vs. Netherlands

QF2. Spain vs. England

QF3. Germany vs. Russia

QF4. France vs. Croatia

Semi Finals

SF1. Netherlands vs. Spain

SF2. Germany vs. Croatia

The Final

Spain vs. Germany

The Winner

Spain

Thanks for the spotting the error and the mail Neobond. My old post can either be deleted or have most of the characters removed by a mod if possible. Which ever is easier.

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Sadly, he's right. We don't have what it takes to beat Germany, or win the tournament.

I'm not saying we do, but we'll at least get out of the group stages.

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Sadly, he's right. We don't have what it takes to beat Germany, or win the tournament.

I don't think that's quite true. The quality is there, but there's also a sense of entitlement that some to most of the players feel they have to just come into a major international competition and should do well because they do well at club level. In reality, most England players don't give a rats ass about representing thir country, haven't for a while. Which is a damn shame as there are some players that deserve(d) to be elevated to the status of "greatest" by winning the Euros or the World Cup.
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Aint got a clue, so I'm going with the boss.

Group A

Russia

Greece

Poland

Czech Rep

Group B

Holland

Germany

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Croatia

Ireland

Group D

France

England

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Russia v Germany

QF2. Spain v England

QF3. Holland v Greece

QF4. France v Italy

Semi Finals

SF1. Germany v Spain

SF2. Holland v France

The Final

Germany v Holland

The Winner

Holland

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Group A

Russia

Greece

Czech Rep

Poland

Group B

Germany

Holland

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Croatia

Italy

Ireland

Group D

France

England (I wish!)

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

Russia v Holland

Spain v England

Germany v Greece

France v Croatia

Semi Finals

Holland v Spain

Germany v France

The Final

Holland v Germany

The Winner

Holland

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Group A

Poland

Russia

Greece

Czech Rep

Group B

Germany

Holland

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Croatia

Ireland

Group D

France

England

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Poland - Netherlands

QF2. Spain - England

QF3. Germany - Russia

QF4. France - Croatia

Semi Finals

SF1. Poland - England

SF2. Germany - France

The Final

Germany - Poland

The winner

Germany

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Group A

Greece

Russia

Czech Rep

Poland

Group B

Holland

Germany

Portugal

Denmark

Group C

Spain

Italy

Croatia

Ireland

Group D

France

England

Sweden

Ukraine

Quarter Finals

QF1. Greece v Germany

QF2. Spain v England

QF3. Holland v Russia

QF4. France v Italy

Semi Finals

SF1. Germany v Spain

SF2. Holland v Italy

The Final

Germany v Holland

The Winner

Holland

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And the results.. well done to Spain as well. 4-0 hammering!

jelli will be happy he resubmitted, he wins a Tier 1 subscription, but Daedroth clearly got away from the pack with the predictions, well done, Tier 2 for you!

what, well done mate ;)

1st - Daedroth 7, 8, 8, 8, 16 = 47

2nd - jelli 6, 5, 8, 8, 16 = 43

3rd - what 5, 7, 6, 8 = 26

The rest:

pajter 7, 8, 8 = 23

+Peewee210 5, 7, 8, = 20

Jimmy0 5, 5, 8 = 18

Mephistopheles 4, 4, 10 = 18

DARKFiB3R 5, 7, 6 = 18

Neobond 4, 7, 6 = 17

lt8480 3, 7, 4 = 14

nodonkhere 5, 4, 4 = 13

yeoo_andy_ni 1, 3, 6 = 10

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Oh sweet, thanks very much chaps! I should of put some money on my predictions, oh well I shall be very happy to get back into the super exclusive subscriber forum :p

On a side note, I really enjoyed the tournament, showcased Ukraine and Poland really well. Top marks for them, also our English fans did very well, I heard hardly any negative things against them.

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