Also find it rather peculiar that Jerry doesn't visit the forum anymore yet still plays the prediction game....
Once he has entered them previously isn't he automatically entered the following year? That's the way with the Fantasy Football anyway where previous leagues are renewed automatically once a team is registered for a new season. Not sure if the KickTipp has the exact same format though, but once I logged into it this year it confirmed that I was already a member.
You can lead a man to reason, but you cannot make him think.
In August I sent a mail from Kicktipp to all particpants from last year saying the new season was nearly underway and inviting them to play again, the log-ins remain valid We also mentioned that we would delete inactive players to avoid spamming them with emails / reminders etc. and also to have a clean table overview - this is now done
So we have Jerry, inky, Bonovox and OLABAS in again and a few new ones came on board, notably Ahmer from our old forum
We also advertised the game on two facebook pages to gather more participants so we've gained a few in the prediction game of which some have also signed up here ......... so hopefully we will have a few new posters in the forum well
The more the merrier and it all adds to the suspense
I had an interesting response as well and feeling very flattered by the confidence shown in me ............ especially as I totally flopped in Games week 1
Hi Rachel I need a favour from you.....can you be inboxing me the premier league sure bets that you have reviewed and you're sure they will win.....I want to be betting and make money.....please
Manchester Born and Bred - Proud to be a Mancunian Red
I think having a bunch of people involved in the game who none of us have ever come across (online at least) kills the suspense if anything.
One of the best parts of these games (the fantasy football one as well) is being able to have the banter with the people you're up against. If it comes down to the final week and I'm in with a chance of beating reddevil35912 who none of us know then I'm not too interested. If It's between myself and Dave for example, then I want to try and beat that prick.
Ultimately it's not really an issue as it's only a game and a bit of fun but I do find the amount of randomers involved in the game a little pointless and am bemused why someone who doesn't use the forum anymore would bother continuing to play the game. Then again, it's always good to put Jerry in his place.