Rules as per the previous (league) game PLUS NEW EXTRAS ADDED LAST TIME
Point for correctly predicting first team to score. You cannot use this as insurance. For example Reading to win 2-0 but United to score first,
Bonus point for standard format exactly as the example below:
Reading 1-0 Bolton HT Reading 1-2 Bolton FT
Reading to score first <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Bod 12 Bolton 85, 87
Bonus points awarded for games of 3 or more goals where the goal sequence is given correctly. So, in the above example United to open the scoring, RDG to equalise, then go ahead - Utd get back to 2-2, then we win it. You predict that spot on and get 1+1+1 extra points.
Anyone getting first Reading goal-scorer points, gets a 5 point bonus if they are wishing one minute either way
All older rules apply
I ask for this because it saves time transcribing
Points awarded for HT Correct Result (1), HT Correct Score (3) (except for 0-0 which scores 1)
Further explanation. (at HT) You get 0 points for wrong, 1 point for correct result, 3 points for a correct score other than 0-0 which only scores 1 point At HT or FT if you get the correct score you DON'T get 4 points for correct score (3) and result (1)
Points awarded for FT Correct Result (1), FT Correct Score (3) (including 0-0)
FT - You get 0 points for wrong, 1 point for correct result, 3 points for a correct score including 0-0
3 Points added for first Reading Goal-Scorer if the score or result is also correct
( PLEASE NOTE: If you predict a first-half RFC scorer then your first half score/result decides your FGS bonus) even if things change radically second half
Example: You predict Kelly 25 and 1-0 HT, 2-1 FT. Kelly scores first half and Reading are 1-0 up at HT = you earn 3+3 points. Second half we fall apart and lose 1-4, your HT score/scorer marks are still good.
The rules do not prevent you posting impossible predictions like RFC 1-0 HT, 0-3 FT
Last game we had an OG in Reading's favour (ie by a Cardiff player)
Such OG's DO COUNT as First RFC Scorer, as per most sane bookies
Remember -3 points is awarded for the worst prediction
In the event of me failing to post a separate prediction, I'll use this example
I'm worried about this game, I saw the game up there as was on business locally and having seen most of the teams in the championship they are by far the most physical and direct, one of their full backs has a Rory Delap style long throw who will basically chuck it in the box from anywhere in our half; our fragile defence will not cope. Also expect a lot of fouls and off the ball stuff as soon as we get in their half, Barrow will be kicked out of the game if he starts I guarantee it.
They remind me very much of John Beck's Cambridge side from 25 years or so ago...
I just hope Parkinson never manages us despite the continual clamour on here, and to all those who go please no "five Parkinsons" singing once the game starts.
Reading 3 - 2 Bolton (Martin 20, Aluko 22, Moore 61) Reading to score first H-T 2-0 I think we'll have this well under control, go 3-0 up and then collapse in the last 20. Bolton will score with 8 minutes left, get a second 5 minutes later and then miss a penalty in injury time. You heard it here first!!