Jejima

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As much as I enjoy football, this one tastes bitter to me. No Italy, no summer and no football tradition in this country. Not fun. But in case you really need someone to complete the board I can play

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Please pick your representative team!

Go here to do so

Remember this is to pick the team that you represent. The team in brackets is the counterbalance team. This has been calculated by taking the average from five major betting sites for outright winner for the tournament. When, there is a tie with the odds, then I have ranked such teams in order of the current FIFA rankings. The overall favourite is paired with the 32nd ranked team, 2nd favourite with the 31st ranked team and so on. So, if your first choice team is one of the tournament favourites, the counterbalance team is likely to be an 'also-ran', and vice versa.

You are asked to pick your first choice team, then second and so on down to fifth choice team. Of course, do not pick the same team twice!  Also, as a bit of guidance (based on previous tournaments), it can be a bit of a waste of picks after your first choice if you select a team that is likely to go with the first round choices. - So think outside of the box with choices 3 to 5 perhaps?

Please make your picks by Friday 21st October, 6pm Japan time, please.

@Athenayama @Ganzohnesushi @Finngall @Joaoiyama @Jakusotsu @Yarimotsu @Asapedroryu @Oshirokita @chishafuwaku @Chijanofuji @Nekonishiki Banji  @Akishiki @Achiyama  @Pitinosato  @Andonishiki  @Andrasoyamawaka02 @Nantonoyama

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To be honest there will be an even bigger percentage of luck as we don't know the national team's rosters yet but let's play anyway!

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5 hours ago, Athenayama said:

To be honest there will be an even bigger percentage of luck as we don't know the national team's rosters yet but let's play anyway!

Do you really think that makes a difference? I assume I will hear the names of approx. 85% of the players for the very first time.

Ganzohnesushi

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18 minutes ago, Ganzohnesushi said:

Do you really think that makes a difference? I assume I will hear the names of approx. 85% of the players for the very first time.

Ganzohnesushi

Well I follow up football pretty closely. That said you're right that I know only 2 or 3 players from Iran and it will probably not make any difference for countries such as Saoudi Arabia. :-)

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Players that have made their representative picks are.....

Jejima
Nantonoyama
Finngall
chishafuwaku
Oshirokita
Yarimotsu [ @Yarimotsu.... your fourth and fifth picks are identical.... You can redo the selection, if you like. But, it will probably not matter, based on your overall picks, as I think you will get a team before it gets that far... ]
Akishiki
Jakusotsu
Jarayama
jomojo
Athenayama
Nekonishiki
Djodjoyoshi
Kaba
Ganzohnesushi
Baku
Fujiko
Achiyama
Krisachiyama
Chijanofuji
Kimyama
Oyama
andonishiki
Pitinosato
Tibozuka
Andrasoyama
Asapedroyu
Kuma Koma
Kotononami

Waiting for:   @Joaoiyama, Shamrock, Patrick, (@Athenayama), 

I guess Mr Froggy (the stuffed toy frog will end up playing - unless we get a late entry. please? @Sakura, I know that you have read this thread ;-)) will end up playing. If he does, then he will just get whichever team is left at the end to represent. In which case, we're just about half way there.

 

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8 hours ago, Jejima said:

Waiting for:   Shamrock, Patrick, Ptunus, Bulldog (@Athenayama, please give your friends a nudge!),

 

I'm on it since the first minute. Without entering into details (few complicated situations for some of them) I hope their picks will be sent by Thursday evening.

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Please everyone and especially @Jejima please note shikona change :

18.  Bulldog becomes Tibozuka.

I checked my mails only few minutes ago so you received his picks before I could inform you here. It is actually "Tibozuna", if you received "Tibozuka" it's just a typo. :-)

He just corrected me, he actually likes "Tibozuka" !  (Laughing...)

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Choose your representative team here (if you haven't already done so!)

Jejima
Nantonoyama
Finngall
chishafuwaku
Oshirokita
Yarimotsu
Akishiki
Jakusotsu
Jarayama
jomojo
Athenayama
Nekonishiki
Djodjoyoshi
Kaba
Ganzohnesushi
Baku
Fujiko
Achiyama
Krisachiyama
Chijanofuji
Kimyama
Oyama
andonishiki
Pitinosato
Tibozuka
Andrasoyama
Asapedroyu
Kuma Koma
Kotononami
Lordshamrockyama
Spytoneryu

Waiting for:   @Joaoiyama

 

Deadline is still open (as I am going to work). I hope to do the draw this evening (UK time), or tomorrow morning, so please can the last two make their selection quickly. Also, if anyone is reading this and would like to play too, just enter, and you're in. You can have Mr Froggy's spot. He won't mind (he is a stuffed toy).

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@Jejima my friend is signing up to take the place of Mr Froggy. You should have an entry from Mike

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4 hours ago, Jejima said:

Who is Kotononami ?

I am , humble long time sumo-gamer , please to meet you ! ;)

I made an entry but not sure I will be able to pick during the tournament.

You can retire my entry if other players want to apply.

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28 minutes ago, Kotononami said:

I am , humble long time sumo-gamer , please to meet you ! ;)

I made an entry but not sure I will be able to pick during the tournament.

You can retire my entry if other players want to apply.

I thought that it might be you, and not one of Athenayama's friends. Welcome!

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6 hours ago, Jejima said:

Choose your representative team here (if you haven't already done so!)

 

Shamrock, Patrick, 

 

Deadline is still open (as I am going to work). I hope to do the draw this evening (UK time), or tomorrow morning, so please can the last two make their selection quickly. Also, if anyone is reading this and would like to play too, just enter, and you're in. You can have Mr Froggy's spot. He won't mind (he is a stuffed toy).

I'm terribly sorry but I have no news from either despite my multiple reminders. I'm afraid they won't participate. I just hope they're ok.

EDIT : I just sent them a last reminder but I'm pessimistic. If anyone wishes to take their place, they're very welcome.

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I'll wait until tomorrow morning (UK time) to give Athenayama friends a chance to enter - and for @Joaoiyama to enter too. (Does anyone know his email address? I don't seem to have it... or his WhatsApp / Facebook or whatever?)

Yarimotsu's friend Mike is ready to play, if needed, and I guess Mr Froggy can also play, if really needed.....

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1 hour ago, Athenayama said:

@Jejima ok I send them another reminder right now.

Shamrock has entered, and I think Patrick (Spytoneryu?) too... please confirm.

Wait until tomorrow (UK time) to see if @Joaoiyama will join us...., If not, Mike is in!

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