Calling All Budding Football Fanciers and Top Tipsters!

2012 is already set to be an astonishing summer of sport and anticipation for the upcoming activities has spread to the GamesAid headquarters and they, along with Sports Interactive and SEGA are asking all budding tipsters and football fanciers to predict the results of the upcoming pitch activities.

The ever generous Sonic lovers over at SEGA are dishing out a stack of SEGA swag as prizes for the best tipsters.  Not only will entering illustrate your tipping prowess, but get this, the first 200 entrants will also be given a free PC download of Football Manager 2012, courtesy of Sports Interactive!  You can enter by donating a tenner to Gamesaid, a really good cause that supports multiple youth charities across the UK. 

Donate just £10 at the GamesAid Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/FootballTipping2012

and then email your predictions to david.walker@live.co.uk.  Entries close before England kick off against France on Monday 11 th June, for more details go to: www.gamesaid.org

Prediction questions are as follows:

Question 1.  Who will win Euro 2012?

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 2.  How will England fare?

Answer A.  Knocked out in the Group Stages

Answer B.  Knocked out in the Quarter Finals

Answer C.  Knocked out in the Semi Finals

Answer D.  Runners Up

Answer E.  Winners

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.  To honour your blind faith, a bonus of 1 point will be added to your score if you select option E, regardless of whether or not it is correct.

Question 3.  How will Ireland fare?

Answer A.  Knocked out in the Group Stages

Answer B.  Knocked out in the Quarter Finals

Answer C.  Knocked out in the Semi Finals

Answer D.  Runners Up

Answer E.  Winners

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.  If you can prove that you are Irish, or have a dim and distant Irish relative, or own a green parrot, or drink Guinness, a bonus of 1 point will be added to your score if you select option E, regardless of whether or not it is correct.  Proof of your Irishness claim will have to be provided with your entry.

Question 4.  In total, how many goals will be scored during Euro 2012?  (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)

HINT:  There will be 31 matches played at Euro 2012.  At the finals of Euro 2008, 77 goals were scored in 31 games.

Answer A.  Less than 50

Answer B.  51 - 60

Answer C.  61 - 70

Answer D.  71 - 80

Answer E.  81 – 90

Answer F.  More than 91

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 5.  How many goals in total will England score throughout the tournament (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)?

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 6.  How many goals in total will Ireland score throughout the tournament (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)?

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 7.  Which team will score the most goals in a single match (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)?

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 8.   Which player will win the Golden Boot award?  (The player that scores the most goals throughout the tournament)

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 9.  In total, how many red and yellow cards will be shown throughout the finals of Euro 2012?

HINT:  There will be 31 matches played at Euro 2012.  At the finals of Euro 2008, 125 cards were shown in 31 games.

Answer A.  Less than 100

Answer B.  101 - 110

Answer C.  111 - 120

Answer D.  121 - 130

Answer E.  131 - 140

Answer F.  141 - 150

Answer G. More than 150

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 10.  During the TV coverage of the Final, what colour shirt will the lead presenter on the BBC be wearing?

CLUE:  This is likely to be Gary Lineker.

RULE:  The predominant colour will be deemed to be correct.  If the shirt is a ridiculous multi coloured affair, then Answer E would be correct.  The judge’s decision on this answer will be final, no correspondence will be entered into.

Answer A.  White

Answer B.  Grey

Answer C.  Blue

Answer D.  Pink

Answer E.  None of the above

SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

TIE BREAKER.  In the event of a tie, the closest answer to the following question will be deemed the winner.

Q.  If you were to add up the shirt numbers of the 22 players that start in the Final, what number would you get?  


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