Vitals First Goal Scorer 2020/21

With the first Championship games under a week away, it is time for the 7th run out for this competition. So who will join our previous winners: “Bognor red” (twice), “paul49”, “deancourt” (twice) and defending champion “LesTheChap”.

The rules are as before and anyone can join in whenever they like.

Two fixtures will be posted each game round (always including the AFCB game) and you have to predict the first goalscorer or no scorer. If your prediction scores first you get 3 points, if he scores but not first you get 1 point and if he fails to score (or a goal is scored and you predicted no scorer) then you get 0 points.

Re our two Cook's - or any other cases where a team has two players with the same surname. Unless separately identified by name or initial, I will only award reduced points (ie 1.0 for a FGS or 0.5 for others) – even if only one is playing. Also, if players of the same name are on the pitch for both teams and the entry does not clearly identify which is selected then I will assume, where applicable, that it is the AFCB player whom has been selected or treat the entry as void should it be two other teams involved. Those are the rules that will be applied unless you put down identifying initials or first names.

A reminder that for Cup Games the FGS is taken up to the end of extra time if there is any. A "No Scorer" only counts at the end of ET and not at 90 Mins. Penalties in shoot outs do not count.

Predictions need to be in by kick off of the relevant game - including any revisions to original entries. If revising your entry, please do so by a separate post rather than editing your original one as those could be missed. Once we get to the last few games of the season in April/May, I will take PM entries if players want to enter that way.

I will also try and identify where the Kick Off of the non AFCB game is earlier than the AFCB game KO so that people do not miss the prediction deadline as I am aware this is sometimes an issue.

All the information will be posted on this one thread. If someone misses a week it doesn't rule them out of the running, you can enter as often, or rarely, as you like.

This will hopefully test your knowledge of all the teams as I expect each team, other than AFCB, to be selected about 6 times during the course of the season. There is no prize, but the winner will have bragging rights and hopefully we will generate some “entertainment” as we go.

Updates to be posted after every round when possible.

We will start with the following fixture.

AFC Bournemouth v Blackburn Rovers
Derby County v Reading

Predictions to be in by kick off of the relevant game including any revisions to original entries. Remember to use first names or initials where relevant.

Anyone can join in at any time and play as frequently, or rarely, as they like.

Good Luck All !
Advance warning re next games since they will be coming quickly - had to wait for the cup draw.

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Sheffield Utd

Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth
Stoke City v Bristol City