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Reading the PTFC Leaves: the Thorns Prediction Game Week 4 Edition

The Thorns beat Chicago and so lots of folks got some points. The big winner was One.Goal.Beyond who also guessed the clean sheet and got the bonus for predicting that Franch would remember her gloves and be extra-focused. Lost Fervor predicted the win and Nadim PK, while the middle-of-the-pack award remains with Janet Potter.

Name

Last Match

To Date

One.Goal.Beyond

8

13

Lost Fervor

6

12

Walrus_Kasra

0

11

RipCityFan77

4

11

David K Anderson

3

10

Qoolio

5

9

Janet Potter

0

5

irisblue32

0

5

BlazerTucker

0

4

Timber Dave

3

3

FDChief218

0

0

kcred78

0

0

Constant Weeder

0

0

James Bondo

0

0

This week’s opponent is the Seattle Reign visiting at 7:00pm Saturday. Two weeks ago the Reign put five on the Dash, but last week Boston shut them out 3-0. What's your guess - which Reign team do you expect to see Saturday?

It appears that the Thorns will still be without Heath, Reynolds, Dagny and Shim. Parsons said Klingenberg will be back, so it’s a guess if Meghan Cox will start or even make an appearance.

The Scoring Format:

· Correct score: 5 points

· Correct result (draw/win/loss): 3 points

· Each clean sheet: 2 points

· Each goal-scorer: 1 point

· Each FK/PK/assist/lack of assist: 1 point

· Goal/assist bonus: 1 point

· Player with the first yellow card of the match: 1 point

· Each player with a red card: 1 point (Cannot earn points for predicting 0 red cards)

· Most recommended/most outrageously accurate prediction: 2 points

Some ground rules and explanations/clarifications (the fine print):

Comments must be posted before kickoff, but you can edit or amend an earlier prediction right up to the starting whistle.

Keep your scoreline predictions realistic. No crazy scores just to pad out your odds of getting goals and assists.

The goal/assist bonus is an additional point if you predict the correct scorer and assistant on the same goal, for example, you say Nadim scores from an Henry assist and that is exactly what happens.

Be clear whether you think a goal will be unassisted, assisted, or from a PK/FK. Unassisted = no assist, run of play; Assisted = player who got the assist; PK/FK = not in run of play. For the purposes of this thread, Penalty Kick and Free Kick are the same thing. No entry means unassisted.

Format:

In the comment title post your predicted result, for example 3-1 Thorns.

In the body of your comment, start with the goals and assists, like so:

Raso (Henry)

Sinclair (Free kick)

Horan (Unassisted)

Rapinoe (PK)

Next, name the first yellow card recipient: First yellow to Nairn

Then reds, if any. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Red card to Kopmeyer for a nasty foul on Raso outside the box.

And lastly, make your fun prediction:

Asked about the red card, Kopmeyer said, "I had to foul her. I don’t care if she spells it different – it’s my name and she isn’t welcome to use it."

Have fun, tell your friends, let me know if you have any questions or if I screw up your score. Also, please REC this fanpost to help it stay at the top – the green REC button is just above the comments area.

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