⚽️🏆🌎✌️FIFA World Cup (Football Index Ferret Association) World Cup
All it takes is "Sky Sports News Sources say Julian Draxler is headed to Old Trafford" and this is turned on its head!
This has been class! Although I fell at the first hurdle,been following it all the way! Credit to the finalists! Even bigger credit to @Advinculas-Index for all the work and effort keeping it going! @Misto aswell for his massive input! 👍👍
@Lukeroro add in a Maddison new contract and a Richarlison metatarsal and I'm there! 😂
Updated - 16 hours to go....
I think rashford might have got me bronze!!!
First of all i would like to thank you all for taking part in the 2019 FIFA World Cup, it been fun to organise and host.
All thats left for me to say is congratulations to @Keegans-Bluff on winning the tournement in what was up until 2 days ago a hotly contested finale.
@Hotspur wins the runners up prize with @Ringers benefiting from a Rashford surge this morning to take 3rd place.
Brilliant competition thank you @Advinculas-Index for the excellent organisation and regular updates.
I see myself as a long-term investor so never expected to get past the first round given we had to predict increases over such a short timeframe. Delighted that I stayed in until the end, even if I did just miss out on a prize.
Unlucky @Hotspur you've done great throughout, and it was very close until I managed to put a bit of daylight between us last few days. Well done on some very impressive results. Well done to @Ringers on third, and commiserations to @Coleyscrooge for just missing out. As an England fan, know how this feels.
Thanks to all for taking part - think it's been a really enjoyable part of being in the Forum, and I know it's certainly helped me hone my instincts on the Index over the course of the four months too.
Big ups to you @Advinculas-Index for putting it all together, and running it so well. Fantastic effort, really appreciated - I'd have you over Blatter or Infantilo any day of the week.
And also thanks to the very generous @Misto - another pillar of the forum - for donating the prizes. After some thought, I'm going to have to go for Sir Geoff's shirt. Cheers!
Well played @Keegans-Bluff, a deserved winner and some great picks through the tournament. Big respect to @Advinculas-Index for the time and effort put into hosting, thank you for putting in the time and effort.
A great example of how good this forum can be at times and if you decide to run it again then count me in!
Congratulations to the winners.
I'll do a longer post tomorrow. I want to look at what the returns would have been if you followed @Keegans-Bluff and @Hotspur tips from the first round. I'll look at say 10 share of each player and £100 of each player. Ill work out the best way tomorrow.
Thanks to @Advinculas-Index been really fun watching this thread and great for banter.
I'll be getting packing for the prizes tomorrow and plan to post by Wednesday. I'll PM the winners to sort everything out from my end.
cool @Misto, thanks again. i'd thought of going through some of the picks too (maybe with a rolling total at end of each round) - would be interested to see what you can come up with.
Well done @Keegans-Bluff!
As for the winner, can I make a suggestion that you create a new thread of 'King Keegans tip of the week'.
@Keegans-Bluff has shown in every round that he understands the index better than anyone else on the forum. For me, he is the undisputed King of the Index. 👍🤴
He has already made me a shiteload of cash throughout this competition and I'd really appreciate if that trend were to continue ... 🤣
Congratulations @Keegans-Bluff ! Well deserved. Happy to replicate Spurs with a storming run to the final only to fall short in the end - I'm Spurs for a reason...
Thanks @Advinculas-Index for all the World Cup updates over the past few months. I hope to get another shot at the trophy sometime! 😁👍
very kind words @johnboywalker, but you really are too generous. At least even I worked out by the Quarter-Finals I should probably make sure I'd bought all the players I'd picked.
If I get around to it, I may try and put something together about some of the thought processes behind why I picked who I did at various points. Probably a good reminder for me, and may be of some use. Enjoyed playing it throughout though, and that's the main thing (always easier to do when you're winning of course!)
@Misto thanks so much. So generous of you and nice not to exit empty handed! I'll go for the 1966 tickets. Cheers
@Advinculas-Index thank you so much for all the effort and time you have put into this, it’s been great fun for us. You are a top bloke.
The cream rises......
Now if u could just pick the football and the tickets, I’ll be glad to take home sir Geoff’s shirt 😉
If it’s ok with @misto?? I’ll auction the football.
Highest bid by noon tomorrow gets it? @Misto if it’s ok send the money here
Massive from all. Top 4 @Keegans-Bluff @Hotspur @Ringers @Coleyscrooge particularly KB who was the strongest performer in each stage. He didn't peak to early, his level was just way too high for the rest of us!
@Advinculas-Index big respect. Not only to do it but to keep daily updates after you yourself were knocked out. Most people would have folded.
@Misto for the prizes. Noone was motivated much by them but they are an amazing touch.
Shout out to the geezer who took the final spot of the group stage and plummeted HARD.
@Advinculas-Index if you can print the final results from each stage it'd be a great recap pal.
Thanks to all and well done to you guys. Massive community here and it's fully enjoyable.
👍 I'll open the bidding at £20 ✋