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Title: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on March 20, 2017, 09:29:03 PM
Everybody's favourite knockout competition is back!

To quote the great former admin - ossie85, here's how it works:

A simple game...

The lowest scoring team is eliminated each week, until we have a winner!

You can get immunity from elimination if you had the highest score the week before (up until round 10) - in which case the 2nd lowest scoring team is eliminated.

So, who has what it takes to be World Idol?



Eliminated Teams
R1: London
R2: Cape Town
R3: Moscow
R4: Buenos Aires
R5: Toronto
R6: Tokyo
R7: Cairo
R8: Dublin
R9: PNL
R10: Berlin
R11: Christchurch
R12: New York
R13: Mexico City
R14: Rio
R15: New Delhi
R16: Pacific
R17: Beijing
Winner: Seoul
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on March 21, 2017, 10:24:48 AM
Heatbreakingly close last year, here's hoping to go all the way
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 03, 2017, 08:32:50 PM
Firstly, major apologies for the delay in this. I was quite busy last week and just had no chance to get anything done.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 03, 2017, 08:38:52 PM
Round 1

Unfortunately for London, they put in an effort they're almost certainly embarrassed by and it was something they'd hope to never repeat.

Round 2

If you told be that Cairo would be the last African team standing in World Idol in 2017, I'd have believed you. Yeah that's right, Cape Town have made a rather unexpected early exit from this battle royal.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on April 04, 2017, 07:01:17 AM
Cape Town with an early exit! New York would breath a sigh of relief
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 04, 2017, 09:57:33 AM
#notfirst

#notsecond
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on April 04, 2017, 11:06:47 AM
#notfirst

#notsecond

is this where NDT will finish?

you aiming to finish 3rd?

thats pretty optimistic.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: elephants on April 04, 2017, 11:51:49 AM
#notfirst

#notsecond

is this where NDT will finish?

you aiming to finish 3rd?

thats pretty optimistic.

We don't need to aim anywhere, the team we've assembled will win it all on its own.

If I were you, I'd be focusing on how pie dublin are, particularly when its been proven you cannot perform in finals.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on April 04, 2017, 12:12:18 PM
#notfirst

#notsecond

is this where NDT will finish?

you aiming to finish 3rd?

thats pretty optimistic.

We don't need to aim anywhere, the team we've assembled will win it all on its own.

If I were you, I'd be focusing on how pie dublin are, particularly when its been proven you cannot perform in finals.

will re post this

my finals record in the last 2 years.

is

174 Won Round 1
147 Won Prelim
147 Won Premiership
160 Won Round 1
136 Loss Prelim

Average 153

I have had 1 bad game in 2 years (or should i say 1 NDT caliber game).

142 Won Round 1
133 Won Semi
156 Won Prelim
136 Lost Grand final

Average 142

basically you had 1 lucky week in the prelim and were lucky to make it out of the Semi's.

essentially it comes down to this, my team is far superior but if i catch you on a lucky week and im having one of my poor weeks then you will beat me. My average is almost better then your best score.


Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: elephants on April 04, 2017, 12:14:54 PM
#notfirst

#notsecond

is this where NDT will finish?

you aiming to finish 3rd?

thats pretty optimistic.

We don't need to aim anywhere, the team we've assembled will win it all on its own.

If I were you, I'd be focusing on how pie dublin are, particularly when its been proven you cannot perform in finals.

will re post this

my finals record in the last 2 years.

is

174 Won Round 1
147 Won Prelim
147 Won Premiership
160 Won Round 1
136 Loss Prelim

Average 153

I have had 1 bad game in 2 years (or should i say 1 NDT caliber game).

142 Won Round 1
133 Won Semi
156 Won Prelim
136 Lost Grand final

Average 142

basically you had 1 lucky week in the prelim and were lucky to make it out of the Semi's.

essentially it comes down to this, my team is far superior but if i catch you on a lucky week and im having one of my poor weeks then you will beat me. My average is almost better then your best score.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h5Mojfebwn8/maxresdefault.jpg)

Nothing changes the fact you CHOKED in finals last year.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: meow meow on April 04, 2017, 12:21:31 PM
2015 Champions League Grand Final winner: Not Dublin
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 04, 2017, 12:39:26 PM
It's 2017 Holz


The comp has changed and your team has changed

NDT is the future and Dublin are pie


Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on April 04, 2017, 12:59:25 PM
It's 2017 Holz


The comp has changed and your team has changed

NDT is the future and Dublin are pie

fun fact the average age of both squads last round.

Dublin 25.53
NDT 25.53


Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 04, 2017, 01:01:14 PM
It's 2017 Holz


The comp has changed and your team has changed

NDT is the future and Dublin are pie

fun fact the average age of both squads last round.

Dublin 25.53
NDT 25.53
fun fact the score put up by both squads last round.

Dublin 1495
NDT 1606
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on April 04, 2017, 03:20:20 PM
Hehe
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on April 04, 2017, 03:58:29 PM
It's 2017 Holz


The comp has changed and your team has changed

NDT is the future and Dublin are pie

fun fact the average age of both squads last round.

Dublin 25.53
NDT 25.53
fun fact the score put up by both squads last round.

Dublin 1495
NDT 1606

what was the week before when we played?

I could have droped a few old guys and still won easy,
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: elephants on April 04, 2017, 04:02:43 PM
It's 2017 Holz


The comp has changed and your team has changed

NDT is the future and Dublin are pie

fun fact the average age of both squads last round.

Dublin 25.53
NDT 25.53
fun fact the score put up by both squads last round.

Dublin 1495
NDT 1606

what was the week before when we played?

I could have droped a few old guys and still won easy,

But you didnt #scaredofNDT
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 04, 2017, 04:06:33 PM
It's 2017 Holz


The comp has changed and your team has changed

NDT is the future and Dublin are pie

fun fact the average age of both squads last round.

Dublin 25.53
NDT 25.53
fun fact the score put up by both squads last round.

Dublin 1495
NDT 1606

what was the week before when we played?

I could have droped a few old guys and still won easy,
Robbie Gray   38
Bachar Houli   43
Sebastian Ross   36

That won't happen next time

Throw in Cloke's 65 which was AT LEAST 60pts off his norm

#Dublinarepie
#NDTaretheFuture
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Levi434 on April 04, 2017, 04:51:02 PM
Throw in Cloke's 65 which was AT LEAST 60pts off his norm

Can confirm. Cloke is the barometer.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 10, 2017, 08:27:11 PM
Did someone say a new feature to World Idol? Oh yes, it's happening!  :o We're now gonna give a shoutout to the team that might want to just do that little bit better to avoid being the star of our show next week.

Round 3

This week we say goodbye to our Russian friends as Moscow bow out of World Idol after a less than inspiring performance and we're not sure who'll be more disappointed about it - Jukes, Torp, Putin or the playing group!

In the firing line:

Buenos Aires haven't been setting the world on fire after sending Scott Pendlebury back to Toronto and they barely survived this week, so they might want to lift their game or face the boot.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Torpedo10 on April 10, 2017, 08:32:26 PM
I have a feeling Vladimir will be the one revving up the boys this week.  :-X
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 10, 2017, 08:32:39 PM
#notthird
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: meow meow on April 10, 2017, 08:42:32 PM
Griffen - 10
Waite - 4
McVeigh - ?
Wells - soon
Roughead - 6-8

Can't see us holding on until these guys are back.

Can't see myself picking the correct captain any week this year.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 10, 2017, 08:53:14 PM
Griffen - 10
Waite - 4
McVeigh - ?
Wells - soon
Roughead - 6-8

Can't see us holding on until these guys are back.

Can't see myself picking the correct captain any week this year.
Brayden Fiorini  perma-captain surely?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 19, 2017, 08:19:24 PM
Round 4

We called it and it happened, Buenos Aires have finally fallen victim to their consistently poor scoring. Honestly, we should probably commend them on surviving this long but instead we'll smile and wave.

In the firing line:

Last week we mentioned ol' Scott Pendlebury who returned back to Toronto - rumour has it they're contemplating giving him a bit of a rest so he can carry them for the rest of the season. Big if true, but that option could spell the end of their 2017 Idol days.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 19, 2017, 08:21:12 PM
#notfourth
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 27, 2017, 03:15:39 PM
Round 5

The firing line strikes again! Toronto just couldn't keep up with superstar Scott Pendlebury strangely nowhere near his best which resulted in a performance that Idol just won't tolerate.

In the firing line:

PNL seem to be just doing enough week after week to survive and even get some victories. That kind of luck has to run out eventually and we think that it could happen in Round 6.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 27, 2017, 03:18:30 PM
#notfifth
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Hellopplz on April 27, 2017, 06:41:45 PM
Hey, we have survived so long which is an achievement in itself :P. Time to keep on trekking along for another few rounds hopefully as thought last week would be the week we go.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on April 30, 2017, 09:12:36 PM
Round 6

Did somebody say sayonara? Oh, it was the cruel mistress we know as World Idol to the folk from Tokyo. They were one of many teams to have a poor week, and unfortunately they were the worst of those still standing.

In the firing line:

We went astray this week with PNL proving us wrong, but the focus shifts to Beijing where the pressure is truly on after they've amazingly slumped to 1-5 despite showing some real grit.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on April 30, 2017, 09:27:54 PM
#notsixth
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Hellopplz on May 01, 2017, 06:09:09 PM
We went astray this week with PNL proving us wrong
Damn straight we did :P.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on May 09, 2017, 09:36:04 PM
Round 7

Things happened, but we won't speak of them.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on May 09, 2017, 09:49:07 PM
2nd last on the ladder but still kicking in World Idol. #compo
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on May 10, 2017, 12:08:18 PM
Round 7

Things happened, but we won't speak of them.

Thanks Cairo you saved me
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on May 14, 2017, 07:17:07 PM
Round 7

Things happened, but we won't speak of them.

Thanks Cairo you saved me

... but for how long?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on May 15, 2017, 03:57:34 PM
Round 8

For a while now, people have wondered the fate of our Irish friends in this much loved competition. It's been no secret that a certain team has struggled to stay afloat in one of the most fierce contests the world has seen and any wondered if these were the famous last words of a coach on a sinking ship:

Thanks Cairo you saved me

Another simply had to ask the question:

... but for how long?

Heh.

And then, just because, another coach simply decided to put a certain fact out there and you know what, he predicted this moment well over two weeks ago. It's become the choice words of many a rival coach and Worlds fan, but today, we finally have proof:

Dublin are pie

Need I say more?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Ricochet on May 15, 2017, 04:01:39 PM
hahahahahaha


#EIGHTH!!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on May 15, 2017, 04:05:19 PM
Massive upset!

Only takes a bad week from New Delhi and it'd be anyone's game
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on May 16, 2017, 07:48:44 AM
Was always going to happen.

You cant go young, sack your bench and thrn get 3 big injuries.

Oconnor weits plowman went about 280 points under what i would expect from those three.

I tip pacific for this comp
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on June 05, 2017, 12:33:22 PM
Round 9

Well, they fought valiantly to last as long as they did, and they're probably fairly proud of making it this far, but it's the end of the line for PNL.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on June 05, 2017, 12:35:45 PM
Round 10

It is with great pleasure sadness that we announce the exit of Berlin from World Idol for yet another, maybe next time friends.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Hellopplz on June 07, 2017, 08:35:08 PM
Round 9

Well, they fought valiantly to last as long as they did, and they're probably fairly proud of making it this far, but it's the end of the line for PNL.
We did well to last so long! Shame we didn't last longer than our rivals Berlin :(.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on June 07, 2017, 08:43:55 PM
So we have our 'top 8' for 2017.

New Delhi, Christchurch, Beijing, Rio, Pacific, New York, Mexico and Seoul.

Predict the boot order?

Who wins from here?

Surprise winner or early exit on the way?

Give us your thoughts!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: RaisyDaisy on June 08, 2017, 12:15:07 PM
Beijing to create history by winning the idol and not making finals  :-X
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: GoLions on June 08, 2017, 12:21:28 PM
Dublin surel- oh wait

Pacific i reckon
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on June 08, 2017, 12:29:03 PM
Beijing to create history by winning the idol and not making finals  :-X

Well we have been nothing if not consistent! :P At least we would be salvaging something from our season :-X
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on June 08, 2017, 12:51:01 PM
I for one feel like this is BS game and that Cairo needs to be eliminated ASAP

Rio for mine, their bad weeks ain't that bad
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: meow meow on June 08, 2017, 02:05:34 PM
Season 1: Champions League winner
Season 2: WXV reserves premier
Season 3: World Idol winner
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on June 26, 2017, 02:42:41 PM
Round 11

Unfortunately for Christchurch, it just wasn't meant to be. Maybe they pray a little harder next year to go a bit further.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on June 26, 2017, 02:45:08 PM
Round 12

This is pretty much just adding insult to injury here, as New York sensationally bow out after a week to forget.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on June 26, 2017, 04:55:06 PM
Let's go Beijing!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on June 26, 2017, 05:17:46 PM
Let's go Beijing!

Get behind the Jing!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: GoLions on June 26, 2017, 05:38:19 PM
Let's go Beijing!

Get behind the Jing!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsdh315CMAAsUvK.jpg)

Bei Jing-a-ling
Bei Jing-a-ling
Please get behind
Bei Jing-a-ling
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on July 03, 2017, 02:14:00 PM
Round 13

I guess you could say the World Idol sun has finally set on Mexico City's time in the competition as they struggled to hang with the other remaining teams.

Last time we had an update about the top 8, and we've lost 3 teams since then and we now know our top 5.

New Delhi, Christchurch, Beijing, Rio, Pacific, New York, Mexico and Seoul.

Have your predictions changed?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on July 03, 2017, 02:54:12 PM
Jumping off Rio, jumping on Beijing!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on July 03, 2017, 07:39:08 PM
Bunch of heavy hitters left in the mix 8)
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: GoLions on July 04, 2017, 12:34:07 AM
Jumping off Rio, jumping on Beijing!
Jumping on their Jing-a-ling?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: DazBurg on July 04, 2017, 07:07:03 AM
yup agree Beijing have had the worse luck win/loss wise this season deserve to take this one out
go the jing!! :D
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on July 10, 2017, 12:01:19 PM
Round 14

This week we're putting an end to the fun times over at Rio who were well off the pace set by the others vying for the World Idol crown.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on July 10, 2017, 12:02:59 PM
This week we'll find out who doesn't get a medal and misses out on a place!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on July 17, 2017, 02:49:33 PM
Round 15

They may be on track to be minor premiers, but New Delhi's World Idol 2017 run is over as they fail to place.

That just leaves Beijing, Pacific and Seoul.

The people have been behind Beijing until now. Has that changed? Are more jumping on the bandwagon? Let us know!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on July 17, 2017, 02:57:04 PM
Round 15

They may be on track to be minor premiers, but New Delhi's World Idol 2017 run is over as they fail to place.

That just leaves Beijing, Pacific and Seoul.

The people have been behind Beijing until now. Has that changed? Are more jumping on the bandwagon? Let us know!

I think everyone should be happy regardless who wins. Good to see the last pretender eliminated.

for me though its still go Jing go.

Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: RaisyDaisy on July 17, 2017, 03:40:23 PM
Seoul have been on a massive high for too long now

Time for that to end this week vs us :P

Go Jing!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on July 17, 2017, 06:01:57 PM
None of these teams look like throwing a sub 140. Anyone's game from here.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on July 24, 2017, 11:51:56 AM
Round 16

It was just last week a certain observer said:

None of these teams look like throwing a sub 140.

Well, my friend, looks can be deceiving. We expected a fierce contest with the final 3 all hungry for World Idol glory but what we got was Pacific simply not putting up a fight as they take Idol bronze in 2017.



So, this is it - Beijing vs Seoul. Two go in, but only one comes out as kings of the world. Whose side are you on?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on July 24, 2017, 01:34:16 PM
So, this is it - Beijing vs Seoul. Two go in, but only one comes out as kings of the world. Whose side are you on?

Tough for me, coz I've been a Seoul fan for a couple years now. But Beijing might have the better story behind them, so will back them in here to get something out of a disappointing season!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: meow meow on July 24, 2017, 01:52:20 PM
Seoul for the World Idol, WXV premiership double. Marchbank a solid chance for the rising star while Paddy has the Stynes wrapped up. Weta for reserves premiers though.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on July 24, 2017, 02:05:52 PM
Go Jing Go

Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on July 24, 2017, 06:38:04 PM
Zorko suspended for the weekend won't do our chances any favour :(
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: JBs-Hawks on July 24, 2017, 06:49:09 PM
Greene missing for us :(
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: DazBurg on July 24, 2017, 08:20:52 PM
Go Jing Go
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on July 25, 2017, 08:12:09 PM
Battle of the Asian superpowers ;)
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Nige on July 31, 2017, 05:19:39 PM
Round 17

This isn't fun to say, but it's really just been one of those years for Beijing where nothing has gone right. Unfortunately they just weren't close enough which means...

Congratulation to the Seoul Magpies, the winners of World Idol for 2017!

The question is, can they do the Idol/Premiership double?
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Purple 77 on July 31, 2017, 07:13:45 PM
It was a helluva ride Beijing, but Seoul just looked incapable of scoring low enough to be eliminated in the second half of the year!

An incredible effort, congrats to Seoul!
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Toga on July 31, 2017, 08:22:41 PM
It was a good run and just another thing to show how stiff we've been this season :'(

But congrats to Seoul! Going to be hard to beat in finals.
Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Holz on August 01, 2017, 09:17:57 AM
Congratulation's Dangerfield for winning the World Idol.

bad luck for this week though.

Title: Re: World Idol 2017
Post by: Hellopplz on August 01, 2017, 03:53:37 PM
It was a helluva ride Beijing, but Seoul just looked incapable of scoring low enough to be eliminated in the second half of the year!

An incredible effort, congrats to Seoul!
Congrats JB and Seoul.

Certainly have built up a scarily young side, might be the next dynasty with this being the first of many awards potentially :o.