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Couch Potato Donates World Cup Winnings to Trust

We have just announced our new Prediction League competition for 2010-11.

Hang on though you might be saying, who won the World Cup 2010 Prediction League then and for that matter the World Cup 2010 Sweepstake? We let Dale, the organiser of the competition spill the beans:

With the World Cup now complete, and all predictions received and calculated, the winner of the first Vital Burnley World Cup Prediction League was Couch Potato

Having led from very early on in the competition, Couch held onto his position at the summit despite a late charge from Welsh Claret who finished third. 8c8 split the pair of them to take second place. The other big mover was the player dropping from a spot within the prizes, to 5th at the semi final stage Nice one ..er me Dale!

Again, the majority of people predicting during this tournament struggled to average a point a game in other words, they couldn`t pick the right team to win. Is this because of the unpredictable nature of this World Cup? Or does it just go to prove that football really is a 'funny old game`? Trying to predict the outcome is not so simple!

Well done CP! CP has also generously donated his 50 winnings to Clarets Trust

8Clarets8 also wins 25 for coming second and Welsh Clarets picks up a tenner for finishing in third place.

Claret Dale

The final Prediction League table is provided below:


So what about the World Cup Sweepstake? 8Clarets8 who organised the competition reveals the winners:

It was a case of VinRogues' Holland nil and Richcshaws' Spain nil after 90 minutes in the World Cup Final with the Spaniards of course then winning 1-0 in extra-time to become World Champions 2010.

Not the best of finals was it? Plenty of stop start, yellow cards a plenty.

Richchaw though won't be too bothered about that and wins 1st place grabbing himself a Vital Burnley mug and a Wiseman book.

In second place therefore is Vin Rogue and he wins a Vital Burnley mug and a copy of 'Burnley-The greatest team of all'

Third place goes to Couch Potato for picking out Uruguay so he wins a Vital Burnley mug. (Editor`s Note: Yeah we know, Germany got third but 8C8 picked the Hun and felt sorry for CP!)

Sing sing Africa, I have enjoyed the World Cup and the sweepstake see you all at the Euros 2012



We leave the final word to Couch Potato, a winner of sorts in both competitions and we thank him once more for his kind donation to Clarets Trust:

Very generous of you 8c8 to forego a mug for your Germany beating my Uruguay into third. And personally I don't think there was any need to deny yourself the prize just because you organised the sweepstake. If Indeed the mug comes my way, it will be an even greater honour.

Anyway, if I have won the prediction league, which I think is the case, can the prize money please be given to the Clarets Trust, hopefully to help them buy more shares in the club, with the money going into a kitty to buy Forlan and Iniesta!

Seriously, if I have won money, please give it to the Trust.

I enjoyed the World Cup, Vital Burnley added to my enjoyment (even the humorous skullduggery over fixing points from the final!) and the purpose of Vital Burnley is to 'Hit the site and Help the club' by helping the Trust buy shares, with the purchase price ending up in the club's bank account

Couch Potato

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Date:Sunday July 18 2010

Time: 2:38PM

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Thanks to everyone for making these competitions fun especially to those that helped organise them! Sterling stuff Dale and 8c8!!
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18/07/2010 14:50:00

Good fun while it lasted, not sure what skullduggery Couch is referring to in the final - was it the Dutch style of play I wonder? Tried a last throw of the dice which depended on Holland winning, but by half time I was willing the Spanish to trounce the dirty b******s. Put my tenner into the Trust as well.
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18/07/2010 15:50:00

Nice one WC thanks mate,will do!
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18/07/2010 16:19:00

My reference to skullduggery related solely to me pointing out that I could secure the 50 by changing my vote at the last minute, knowing by then what 8c8 and WC were voting... as long as 8c8 didn't close the thread before I got my last prediction in!
Couch Potato
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18/07/2010 19:34:00

Well done to all of the top three but particularly so to CP who is the deserved Vital Burnley World Champion. Thanks to those organising and updating - great fun as usual. Quite pleased with my own finish though disappointed with the knowledge that I have gone a full season, plus a World Cup, and still not managed a single Correct Score. Fortunately I am somewhat better at predicting golf and each way ante-post punts on Paul Casey and Retief Goosen have yielded a tidy profit from The Open.
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18/07/2010 20:24:00

I will collect my money kerching!!! It will cover the cost of the mugs ;-) well done all involved...
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18/07/2010 21:15:00

I knew that Couch . :-)
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18/07/2010 23:16:00

I knew you knew that Welsh. What I didn't know was whether anyone new on 'ere knew it. :)
Couch Potato
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19/07/2010 14:04:00

I knew that Welsh knew and now know that Couch knew that too. What I didn't know was whether anyone new knew or, indeed, whether they don't know that there is not much to know now.
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19/07/2010 17:24:00

I am new to this and didnt know but do now, I was somewhat lost as to what was new that I knew? I knew, I knew a lot of the things Couch knew, but guessed it must be new stuff to know now so I am unsure if I know now what I knew then!.........Nurse
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19/07/2010 17:46:00

I know nothing!!
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19/07/2010 20:22:00

I love pre-season training.
Couch Potato
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19/07/2010 21:47:00

I knew that Couch knew that I knew about what he was referring to. I now know that it's time for a can of Stella.
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20/07/2010 00:01:00

Oh Dear - This could be a long season! :-)
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20/07/2010 08:21:00

How do you know ?
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20/07/2010 19:21:00

Exactly RT explain yourself Dale, we want to know how you know and who knows who Stella is I dont know Stella and don't think I know anyone who knows her I do know that RT asks a question I would like to know the answer too.......tbc it could be a long season!
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21/07/2010 08:20:00

An enjoyable one though VR!
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21/07/2010 12:51:00

It's hard to know now, when to stop. Remember that Peter and Gordon song ' to know, know, know you . . ' ? No? It doesn't matter, I just threw it in. Knowing what I know now, I always knew that Vin had a nurse who helps him now and then, and I now know that he doesn't know about Stella, who I've always known. Well you could say that Stella is my nurse in a manner of speaking, so now you know. Stella helps me to boldly go, where no man has boldly been before, boldly.
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21/07/2010 12:57:00

Top man Couch,
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24/07/2010 16:16:00


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